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Friday, March 27, 2015

Wreck slows Washington Road traffic

A wreck has blocked most lanes of Washington Road, according to Richmond County dispatch.

Police find working drug lab in man's car

An Augusta man is facing charges after police found an active drug lab inside his vehicle.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Purse snatched by two men

Police are seeking two men who snatched a woman's purse outside a Tobacco Road restaurant on Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, March 26, 2015

17-year-old hospitalized after being pistol whipped

An Augusta teenager was hospitalized after being struck in the face with a pistol.
By Doug Stutsman

Teen gets 45 years for robbery

The teen ringleader in a bungled robbery last year was sentenced Thurs­day to 45 years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Teen to repay damages for BMX track damage

A teen accused of damaging Columbia County's BMX track was ordered to repay the damages.
By Valerie Rowell

Tip leads to arrest in Monday fire

An anonymous tip led Aiken County police to a man who they believe set fire to an Augusta Road home on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Mother charged for filthy conditions in home

An Augusta mother has been charged after police discovered she and her children living in unsanitary conditions after their water was cut off two months ago.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Woman tells police of scam call

An Augusta woman contacted police after a Jamaican man claiming to be a UPS employee continued to call and harass her about "a package."
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Suspect arrested in Aiken house arson

An anonymous tip led Aiken County deputies to a man suspected of setting fire to an Augusta Road home on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

UGA student holdup may be linked to others

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police said they are investigating a holdup as possibly related to five other armed robberies or attempted robberies in the area in recent days.
By Joe Johnson

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Two women pepper sprayed after attacking school safety officer

Two women were pepper sprayed Tuesday after officials say they attacked a school safety officer at Glenn Hills Middle School.
By Doug Stutsman

First of many trials against private probation firm begins

One of the original legal actions against Sentinel Offender Services is set for trial May 11. Hills McGee is seeking damages against the private, for-profit probation company for false arrest and ...
By Sandy Hodson

Repairman pleads guilty

The former owner of an electronics repair business charged with stealing from customers last year was sentenced to repay their money at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Life sentence in Augusta slaying

An Augustan convicted of murder late Tuesday afternoon has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
By Sandy Hodson

Athens bandits busy, hold up professor

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police continue to investigate three possibly related hold-ups reported last week near UGA.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

No weapon found after Paine lockdown Monday

Paine College was placed on lockdown Monday after two students had an altercation on the basketball court, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

5 lawnmowers stolen from business

An Augusta lawn and garden store reported Monday that five lawnmowers, valued at $7,200, were stolen from its warehouse over the weekend, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Nurse files whistle-blower suit

Kim Cheely filed the Richmond County State Court whistle-blower lawsuit March 9, alleging she was fired in retaliation for her insistence that the oncology unit and bone marrow transplant unit ...
By Sandy Hodson

Attorney fires up attack on private probation

After reading the scathing report about the police and municipal courts in Ferguson, Mo., the Augusta attorney leading the legal battle against private probation reached out to U.S. Attorney ...
By Sandy Hodson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings March 16-23

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center March 16-23.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 77 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault. The most assaults, 17, occurred on March 21. Other violent crime included five robberies and one kidnapping.

Suspects sought in Zales Jewelry theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in reference to a theft by shoplifting that occurred at Zales Jewelry Store in the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman
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