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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Suspect strikes victim with crowbar after stealing tools

Deputies are searching for a suspect accused of striking a victim with a crowbar and stealing tools early Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teenager caught stealing 'pot leaf' socks

An 18-year-old woman is in custody after police say she took two pairs of "pot leaf" socks Thursday from Spencer's Gifts at Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman

2 charged in infant starvation death on suicide watch

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia man and his 23-year-old daughter charged in the starvation death of an infant are under a suicide watch in jail, which has prevented them from preparing for court, ...
By Kathleen Foody

Man, 38, charged with arson

Authorities said William Russell Masters admitted to starting a house fire Monday and was later booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on a charge of arson in the second degree.
By Travis Highfield

Venue change sought in Aiken police slaying

Judge Clifton Newman told attorneys for Stephon Carter that a motion to move the venue or select jurors outside Aiken County was premature. Carter is accused of killing Public Safety Officer ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Fire crews extinguish kitchen blaze

Fire crews extinguished a kitchen blaze Thursday evening at an apartment complex on Lumpkin Road.
By Doug Stutsman

82-year-old man dies from traffic accident

An 82-year-old man died Thursday from injuries suffered in a Nov. 6 car accident. Arthur Holmes, of Augusta, was injured in a multi-vehicle wreck on Jimmy Dyess Parkway, according to a statement ...
By Doug Stutsman

Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

ATLANTA - Leaders in the Atlanta area were preparing Thursday for protests and possible unrest as a grand jury in Missouri weighs whether to criminally charge a white officer who fatally shot an ...
By Ray Henry

SC citizens warned of utility phone scam

There have been reported instances across the state of individuals falsely portraying themselves as employees of utility companies, according to a statement from Mark Powell of the S.C. Office of ...
By Doug Stutsman

US high court won't block SC gay marriages

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina but Attorney General Alan Wilson said the issue is still not settled.
By Bruce Smith

For the Record

Indictments handed down on Nov. 4. 

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Pair of bikes stolen outside mosque

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects accused of stealing a pair of bicycles from a truck parked outside an Islamic mosque.

Offenders hear of crimes' effect

At the Safe Communities Offender Notification meeting Thursday, offenders meet with law enforcement officials and community members to hear the effects of their crimes.

House fire kills Georgia woman, 88

OXFORD, Ga. - Authorities in Newton County are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of an Oxford woman.

SC pit bull owner charged after attacks

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. - Police have charged a Fountain Inn man whose three pit bulls injured two people and killed two other dogs.

Woman defrauds SC game tickets

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Sheriff's deputies say a Greenville woman sold tickets and parking passes for Clemson and University of South Carolina games but never delivered the goods.

Attacks on nurses, health-care workers spark alarm

ATLANTA -- Nurses, doctors, emergency medical technicians and other health-care workers get punched, bit and slammed into walls while doing their jobs, and a legislative panel is considering ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Firefighter of the Year awarded

During the 12th annual Public Safety Awareness Day, the Exchange Club of South Augusta presented a plaque and $50 check to Yolanda Holley, Joseph McAlpin, Ian Buckley and Michael Woodard.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect shot during burglary attempt

An Augusta teen was shot while he attempted to burglarize a home Tuesday, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Augustan found in Hertz customer's car

Police are searching for an Augusta man who was found sleeping Monday afternoon in the back seat of a customer's vehicle at Hertz Car Rental.
By Doug Stutsman

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Nov. 17-24

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Nov. 17-24

Columbia County registered sex offenders

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

For the Record

Indictments handed down on Nov. 4. 

Attacks on nurses, health-care workers spark alarm

ATLANTA -- Nurses, doctors, emergency medical technicians and other health-care workers get punched, bit and slammed into walls while doing their jobs, and a legislative panel is considering whether to increase penalties in order to protect them.
By Walter C. Jones

SC pit bull owner charged after attacks

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. - Police have charged a Fountain Inn man whose three pit bulls injured two people and killed two other dogs.

Woman defrauds SC game tickets

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Sheriff's deputies say a Greenville woman sold tickets and parking passes for Clemson and University of South Carolina games but never delivered the goods.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 146 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week, including one homicide.

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