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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Two middle school students charged with gun possession

Aiken Public Safety investigators charged two middle school students Wednesday with possessing a gun on school grounds.
By Doug Stutsman

Deputy discharges weapon

A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy accidentally discharged his weapon on Wednesday, according to a statement from the department.
By Meg Mirshak

Man charged with attacking father with golf club

A Grovetown man was charged Tuesday after authorities say he attacked his father with a golf club.
By Valerie Rowell

Weather delays Georgia woman execution until Monday

The Georgia parole board says it will not spare the life of the only woman on the state's death row, but weather has pushed the execution to Monday.

K-9 named for fallen officer hard at work

Scooter - named after fallen Officer Scotty Richardson - has big shoes to fill at the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Training a blast for FBI agents

During the first day of class, about 30 FBI agents from across the country gathered at the Richmond County sheriff's training range to watch things explode.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man sentenced to life in prison in rape case

A Burke County Superior Court jury deliberated 40 minutes before finding Darrell Williams guilty of burglary and rape for the attack on a 16-year-old girl in 2011.

Fourth person arrested in Thomson murder

A fourth person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old in Thomson earlier this month, officials said Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield

South Carolina closing 2nd minimum-security prison

Citing fewer inmates returning to system, SC closing another minimum-security prison.
By Meg Kinnard

Police seek public's help in Aiken County homicide

Aiken County authorities are asking for help in the unsolved homicide of Kevin Michael Holder in 2013. Holder was found with a fatal gunshot wound on April 30, 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Clemency plea for woman slated for execution

Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles met Tuesday morning behind closed doors to hear pleas for and against granting clemency for the only woman on Georgia's death row.
By Walter C. Jones

Pet tarantulas stolen from Georgia house

Police probe theft of 5 pet tarantulas taken as they hibernated in crawlspace under house.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Suspect sought for armed robbery

A suspect is sought after an armed robbery at an area apartment complex. Gregory Sellers, 23, allegedly pointed a 38-calibor revolver at a juvenile and told the victim "give me what you got."
By Doug Stutsman

Marshal's central monitoring system nears completion

The system, which doesn't yet have an official name, is the first step in Marshal Steve Smith's plan to bring the remote monitoring of city assets under the same roof.
By Travis Highfield

Richmond County officials warn of fake currency

Counterfeit money is still a problem, police officers warn.
By Doug Stutsman

Burke County assistant football coach charged in theft

Eric Luke turned himself in Sunday on charges of theft by receiving stolen property in a case involving a stolen golf cart. He was placed on administrative leave.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta businessman accused of sex with teen

An Augusta businessman was recently arrested after being accused of having sex with and delivering sex toys to an Evans teen.
By Valerie Rowell

3 teens arrested for vandalism

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety has arrested three 17-year-olds whose spray painting spree caused more than $10,000 worth damage over the weekend.
By Travis Highfield

Son of Columbia County businesswoman slain in shooting

Steve Singleton, 45, was slain in the Sunday shooting near Clarkesville, Ga., at the home of his girlfriend, Kathy Smith, according to Pat Goodwin, Singleton's mother.
By Steve Crawford

Guilty pleas entered in child molestation cases

Nathan E. Otting, 15, pleaded guilty to two counts child molestation. On Feb. 19, Steven J. White, 46, pleaded guilty in to two counts of child molestation.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Feb. 16-23

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

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 72 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault. The most assaults, 15, occurred on Feb. 16. There were 12 assaults on Valentine's Day.

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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