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Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Hephzibah man arrested on chop-shop charge

A Hephzibah man accused of running a chop shop was arrested Saturday, jail records show.
By Travis Highfield

Across South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal jury awarded almost $3 million Friday to the family of a Berkeley County inmate who died three years ago after a month at the jail.

Suspect arrested in September slaying

A man wanted in a Sept. 27 Augusta slaying was arrested late Friday and charged with murder, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

Slaying remains mystery

Three weeks have passed since a body was found in a burned vehicle in Elbert County, and it remains unidentified even as the Georgia Crime Lab is using DNA to establish an identity.
By Wayne Ford

Wagener man killed in Graniteville nightclub shooting

A 20-year-old Wagener man was killed and three others were hurt early Saturday in a shooting at a Graniteville nightclub.

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

21-year-old beaten, robbed

A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized Friday morning after being robbed and assaulted on Heard Avenue.
By Doug Stutsman

Officials: Property damage increases on Halloween

Insurance companies say they see an uptick in homeowners claims related to vandalism during Halloween week.
By Wesley Brown

Robbers get maximum terms

A Richmond County Superior Court jury found 26-year-old Willie Lee Cuyler Jr. and 29-year-old Andre Antonio Brown guilty of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary ...
By Sandy Hodson

Motorcycle accident injures 1

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle collision that hospitalized one person early Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Authorities investigating suspicious death

Coroner Mark Bowen said Marty Fann, 43, of Fenwick Street, was found by authorities lying face down on his floor Wednesday morning. He had been under the care of a in-home medical program.
By Travis Highfield

Man accused of setting wife on fire denied bond

Ronnie Lee Jones, who has a history of violence against women dating back two decades, will remain in jail pending possible indictment and trial in Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Suspect used stolen credit card, deputies say

According to a sheriff's office news release Friday, the suspect entered Central Expresso at 2061 Central Ave. on Oct. 7 about 3 p.m. and used the card.
By Travis Highfield

Deputies seek phone thief

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect who they say stole a cell phone from the counter of a local restaurant earlier this month.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Delays next week for Richmond drivers

The Georgia Department of Transportation released a statement Thursday warning drivers of road construction zones next week in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

City's marina operator still on site

The city’s marina operator hasn’t taken any steps to vacate the premises after the Augusta Port Authority filed a notice of intent to evict the company last month for failing to pay months of back ...
By Susan McCord

2 arrested in Augusta drug bust

David Lewis, 24, and Jeffrey Kearse, 26, both of Birdie Court, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, ...
By Travis Highfield

Jury awards $97 million in SC mayor slaying

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal jury in Charleston has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting death.

Ga. police chief arrested for sex solicitation

MOLENA, Ga. - Authorities have arrested the police chief of a small west Georgia city who is accused of soliciting young men for sex.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Gay marriage lawsuit filed in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A couple who applied for, but was not issued a marriage license sued South Carolina on Wednesday in the second federal lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
By Bruce Smith

Couple banned from Augusta National

The Augusta National Golf Club banned a South Dakota couple from club grounds Monday after the duo trespassed and was involved in an altercation at Gate 3.
By Doug Stutsman

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Oct. 15-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 15-20.

Columbia County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Columbia County. Updated Aug 8, 2014.

No internal steroid investigation, police say

Despite social media posts about deputy steroid abuse, Richmond County sheriff's officials said there will not be an investigation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 118 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes included 62 assaults, two of which were classified as aggravated assaults. 

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