Judge pushes legalization of tolling of misdemeanors

Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby pressed Augusta legislators Monday to support a bill that would legalize "tolling" of misdemeanor sentences, something the Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled was illegal.
By Susan McCord

Report: Inmate punches deputy at detention center

An inmate at Charles B. Webster Detention Center struck a deputy in the face Wednesday.
By Doug Stutsman

Woman arrested for shoplifting with baby in cart

A Hephzibah woman was arrested Friday for allegedly shoplifting while her child was in the shopping cart.
By Doug Stutsman

Woman charged with deprivation of minor

An Augusta woman was arrested Friday on charges of deprivation to her 8-year-old daughter.
By Doug Stutsman

RCSO announces four employees of the year

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced its employees of the year Thursday at its annual Christmas party.
By Doug Stutsman

Teen leaves ID behind after allegedly taking dirt bike

An Augusta teenager remains at large after allegedly stealing a dirt bike Sunday from the back of a victim's truck.
By Doug Stutsman

Deputies search for Bud Light thief

Deputies are searching for a man accused of stealing beer Wednesday from a local business.
By Doug Stutsman

Grovetown chief to name advisory board

GROVETOWN — Three weeks into his new job as Grovetown’s Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting policies and programs in place to address growing pains the Columbia County town is experiencing.
By Wesley Brown

Woman charged for driving drunk with kids in car

A Hephzibah woman has been charged after driving under the influence with three children in the car.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

People sought in Bath fatal shooting

Police say David Paul Dempsey, 27, Savannah Parker, 29, and Christopher Jean Seymour, 27, "might have information" regarding the shooting that occurred at 158 Railroad Street.
By Doug Stutsman

For the record

INDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN NOV.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 8-15

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 8-15

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Daniel Field removes trees, lights structures in airspace

Daniel Field, managed by operations company Augusta Aviation, has spent more than $30,000 conducting land surveys, removing 30 trees and installing red blinking lights on top of the Newman Tennis ...
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