Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ex-superintendent in Atlanta cheating scandal dies

ATLANTA - Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta Pub­lic Schools superintendent charged in what prosecutors called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died without being tried in the ...
By Kathleen Foody

Trial begins for man accused of trying to kill his brother-in-law

Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet began hearing evidence Monday in Richmond County Superior Court in the case of Hussein McKenny, 28.

Trial continues for man accused in stabbing

A bench trial will continue Tuesday for a man who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing of his brother-in-law.

Man fights with cops before arrest

Police said an armed Augusta man in possession of multiple drugs fled and fought with officers before being taken into custody on Sunday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Harlem athletic director resigns after burglary arrest

Harlem High School's athletic director resigned Monday after a weekend burglary arrest.
By Valerie Rowell

Burke stabbing suspect named

Investigators have identified a suspect in a fatal stabbing at a rural Burke County restaurant on Friday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Recovery expected for violence victim

A woman believed shot and stabbed by her husband early Sunday is expected to make a full recovery, Richmond County sheriff's investigators said Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Few ticketed for 'slowpoke' law

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Ramone Lamkin said law enforcement agencies aren't cracking down on it like they do other traffic offenses, such as following too closely and failure to maintain lane.
By Travis Highfield

2 shoplifting arrests made at mall Macy's

Two people tried to leave Macy's at Augusta Mall with more than $770 worth of apparel stuffed into pants and a purse Saturday, Richmond County sheriff's deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

After delay, woman's execution set

ATLANTA - After getting a temporary reprieve when her execution was postponed because of winter weather forecasts, the only woman on Georgia's death row is again set for execution Monday.

Teacher arrests stun Burke County High School

In less than 10 months, three Burke County High School teachers have been arrested on charges ranging from theft to aggravated child molestation to electronically furnishing obscene material to ...
By Doug Stutsman

Leon Ellison's 1994 death remains a mystery

It has been 21 years, but former Richmond County Investigator Kenneth Boose still remembers the slaying of Leon Ellison.
By Doug Stutsman

Police make arrest after Hephzibah homicide

A man was arrested after a homicide on Rheney Road in Hephzibah early Sunday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Man stabbed during fight with sister

A 26-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday after he was stabbed while slapping his sister, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

1 killed, 1 hurt at Waynesboro bar and grill

One man was killed and another injured in a shooting and stabbing at a Waynesboro bar and grill late Friday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Five arrested in Jefferson County following drug raid

Five people are being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center following a drug raid Thursday in Wadley.
By Doug Stutsman

Bond denied for robbery suspect

A man involved in a fatal kidnapping nearly 13 years ago was denied bond Friday on new charges filed in a recent robbery attempt that left the victim with gunshot and knife wounds.
By Sandy Hodson

Warrenville man crashes car into building, charged with DUI

A Warrenville man has been charged with DUI after crashing into the Margaret J. Weston Medical Center early Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Three arrested in Aiken County EBT fraud

Three people were arrested Thursday when Aiken County authorities concluded a six-month investigation into EBT fraud at a Warrenville store.

Baseball bat attack leads to revoked probation, prison time

James Bush, 52, has been indicted on the new charge of aggravated assault for attacking John Morrison with a baseball bat on Oct. 6
By Sandy Hodson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Feb. 23 to March 2

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 23 to March 2.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week, including one homicide, the March 1 killing of 75-year-old Bobby Mitchell Shue.

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
Top headlines

Planning board delays water park vote

An Augusta developer has one month to produce missing state and federal permits before the Co­lum­bia County Planning Com­mis­sion will approve a $20 million water park he's ...
Search Augusta jobs