Service station bandit sought

Police are seeking a man who robbed an Olive Road service station this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man flees traffic stop with child in car

A man is facing multiple charges stemming from an incident Saturday where he fled from a traffic stop while a small child was in the vehicle.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man who stole quarters wanted for questioning

According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the man was captured on surveillance video Sept. 19 prying open the coin vault at 25 Cent Car Wash, 3743 Peach Orchard Road, about 7 a.m. and removing $300 in quarters.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cyber command officer waives preliminary hearing in child pornography case

Lt. Col. Jonathan Morris Hurwitz was arrested Sept. 16 on a charge of receipt, transport or distributing child pornography.

Columbia County man charged with exposing himself

Jeffrey Steven Stallings was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center Sunday morning on a charge of public indecency - third or subsequent conviction.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Greenbrier Elementary student admits gun threat

According to a Columbia County sheriff's incident report, a parent contacted police after hearing the child had exposed his genitals to other students and threatened to bring a gun to school.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Hospital settles lawsuit with woman raped at facility by nurse's aide

The civil case against Select Specialty Hospital was settled for undisclosed terms on Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

McCormick prison inmate killed in fight

MCCORMICK, S.C. - An inmate has been killed at one of the state's high security prisons.

Burnettown policeman injured during arrest

A Burnettown police officer underwent emergency surgery after being injured by a suspect last week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Shoplifting suspect sought

Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man suspected in a shoplifting incident.

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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Burke child charged with shooting at mom

According to Burke County Sheriff's Sgt. Dedric Smith, the juvenile - who was not named - became upset with his mom after she questioned where he went after getting off the school bus.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man pleads guilty in steroid case

Brandon Paquette, 34, pleaded in Richmond County Superior Court to possession of a controlled substance, steroids, with intent to distribute.
By Sandy Hodson

Two people arrested in Goodwill clothes theft

On Monday, deputies were called to the store at 4074 Washington Road about 6:30 a.m. after a witness observed a couple taking items from the donation drop off area and putting them into a vehicle. ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Inmates get opportunity to earn GED in jail

Studies show that inmates who participated in high school or GED programs had 30 percent lower rates of becoming a repeat offender than those who had not.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested for stealing lingerie, alcohol

A North Augusta man was arrested Tuesday after attempting to steal lingerie and alcohol from Wal-Mart.
By Doug Stutsman

Car break-ins reported at Augusta hotel

Deputies responded to Doubletree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, about 6 a.m. after an employee discovered several vehicles with busted windows.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police report shooting incident

One person has been charged in a shooting this morning in the Twigg Street area in an incident that initial reports stated was a man in a clown mask wearing women's clothes.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Homicides up in local counties

The fatal shooting Monday of Anthony James Lawson, 40, of Augusta, was Richmond county's 21st homicide, surpassing the 20 totaled in 2015.
By Doug Stutsman

UGA graduate researcher killed, two other cyclists injured by DUI suspect

A University of Georgia graduate researcher was killed and two other bicyclists were injured Monday evening in east Athens by a suspected impaired driver.
By Joe Johnson

Marshall Square defendant agrees to pay penalty

The Columbia County lawsuits contend the Goodman Company is liable because they believe the fire was caused by a defective packaged terminal air conditioner/heater installed in the third-floor ...
By Sandy Hodson

Clown sightings reported in McDuffie County

Maj. Ronnie Williamson of the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office said the department has received two calls reporting clown sightings.
By Donna Stillinger

Public help sought in weekend slaying

The public is asked for help in the weekend slaying of Eugene Brown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

5 plead guilty in kidnapping case

The five defendants, ranging in age from 15 to 20, faced the possibility of life in prison if convicted as charged with kidnapping with bodily injury.
By Sandy Hodson

Two females sought in cigarette theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office asked for public assistance Monday in identifying two suspects who are sought on fraud charges.
By Doug Stutsman

Supreme Court rules in favor of guardian, personal care home owners in will contest

In an opinion released Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled a mentally ill, disabled veteran knew what he was doing when he left more than half a million dollars to his custodian and the owners ...
By Sandy Hodson

Convenience store clerks charged in commercial gambling sting operation

According to Georgia law, giving gambling machine players a cash payout is illegal.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta area attorney no longer entitled to practice law in Georgia or South Carolina

In an opinion released Monday, the state's highest court acknowledged Timothy Moses admission that he violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.
By Sandy Hodson

Police looking for couple in birth control theft

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the couple picked up morning after contraception at the Grovetown Walmart Aug. 31 and then went to the hardware section where they picked up a ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Arrest in Evans slaying

An Evans man is facing a murder charge after police discovered a man with stab wounds on the side of Washington Road late Sunday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Home intruder shot and killed

An Augusta man was fatally shot early Monday by the resident of an Wrightsboro Road home while attempting to break into the residence, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

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