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Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Ga. VA nurse gets federal prison term

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A VA nurse from Glennwood, Ga., will serve five years in federal prison and must repay $450,000 in federal funds she received by filing bogus worker's compensation claims.
By Terry Dickson

Suspect identifed in shootings

A suspect in a fatal shooting on Carrie Street on Sunday has been identified as Robert Ivory Anderson Jr.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken officers make drug arrest

An Aiken man is facing drug charges after the completion of a three-month investigation into a large operation of illegal narcotic sales.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cops called when neighbor shoots at dog

A Hephzibah woman called police Sunday after a neighbor reportedly shot at her dog.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seeking bracelet thief

Police are seeking a man who took a bracelet from a case at a Washington Road business.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Toddler dies after Aiken golf car incident

A 3-year-old Graniteville girl hit by a golf car driven by an Aiken Regional Medical Centers security guard on Monday has died, Coroner Tim Carlton said Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson, Doug Stutsman and Travis Highfield

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

School worker charged with not reporting abuse

A Columbia County School System employee has been accused of not reporting child abuse.
By Valerie Rowell

Firefighters battle structure fire on Boykin Road

Firefighters are working to douse a structure fire on Boykin Street, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

Suspect in custody after fatal Carrie Street shootings

A suspect is in custody after he wounded three and killed one during a Carrie Street shooting Sunday night, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Victim's testimony of attack opens trial

The man accused of committing three violent attacks, including the rape of a Paine College student, is on trial this week.
By Sandy Hodson

Charges dropped in armed robbery

Criminal charges against three men accused of robbing and shooting a man were dropped after the reported victim said he could not identify his assailants.
By Sandy Hodson

Police catch man accused of burning wife

A man accused of setting his wife on fire is in police custody.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Shooting on Carrie Street; 1 dead

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after one man was shot dead on Carrie Street late Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

New online investigation system proving successful

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office began using LeadsOnline in May 2013 and in the first six months returned $30,000 in property to the rightful owners.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

Augusta Commissioners are expected today to set the county's millage rate and discuss a replacement for Joe Jackson, who resigned his District 6 seat last week.
By Travis Highfield

Brother shot in argument over woman, police say

Police say a man has been hospitalized after his brother shot him during an argument over a woman early Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Military-grade equipment concerns some

Thanks to the 1033 Program, which has been run by the Defense Logistics Agency since 1995, some of the same equipment used in the Ferguson, Mo., protests is owned by law enforcement agencies in ...
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Two men sought in armed robbery

A victim told deputies that Deondre Brown and Donquese Moore, both of Augusta, beat him up and robbed him on the 2900 block of Newman Drive, according to an incident report.
By Doug Stutsman

Columbia County coroner to borrow trailer instead of buy one

After expressing interest in purchasing a "mobile morgue" earlier in the week, Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins said he'll save some money by borrowing one owned by the Richmond County ...
By Travis Highfield

Man sought in counterfeiting operation

Aiken County authorities are seeking a man who they say ran a money counterfeiting operation out of his Ridgecrest Road home.
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 18-25

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 18-25. 

Columbia County registered sex offenders

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

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 196 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the last week, including an Aug. 24 homicide.

4 jailed for throwing rocks off overpass

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville.

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