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Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

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

Guilty plea enter in auto-parts theft ring

Dennis Ray McDaniel, 50, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court for his part in a theft ring that pillaged the stock of Southern Pik-A-Part.
By Sandy Hodson

Arson in Jenkins County church

The Georgia Department of Insurance says a weekend fire that destroyed a church of historical significance in Jenkins County was set intentionally.
By Doug Stutsman

Savannah weekend sees 9 shootings

SAVANNAH, GA. -- Savannah suffered a surge of gun violence over the weekend with nine shootings reported from Friday to Sunday night, two of which were fatal.
By Katie Martin

Jail opens new viewing room

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced Monday the opening of a public viewing room for video conferences at Charles B. Webster Detention Center.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Court affirms one murder conviction, reverses second

The Georgia Supreme Court has affirmed Cedrick A. Walker's murder conviction for killing a 16-year-old girl overturned his murder conviction for killing the girl's newborn son.
By Sandy Hodson

Trial begins in Augusta shooting case

The trial began Monday for an Augusta man accused of aggravated assault in a shooting that left another man paralyzed.

Historic church burns in Millen

Officials say a weekend fire destroyed a church of historical significance in Jenkins County.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Aiken County woman disappeared in 1989

Rebecca Shores was 21 and pregnant when she went missing in 1989. Her bones were discovered near her home over the next nearly two years. The in-between remains a mystery.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged with killing mother, burning home

A 56-year-old man is charged with murder after investigators say he killed his mother and set fire to their Augusta home Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Men convicted in ricin plot to serve prison time

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A judge on Friday said the fact that two north Georgia men likely could never have carried out a plot to target the federal government does not make their words and actions any ...
By Kate Brumback

2 arrested in starvation of infant

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. - A man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested after the man's infant daughter starved to death and three other children and a disabled adult were found to be ...
By Kate Brumback

Former senator indicted on misconduct, forgery charges

COLUMBIA - Former Sen. Robert Ford has been indicted on eight charges that include misconduct in office, forgery and ethics violations, state prosecutors said Friday.
By Meg Kinnard

Holiday crime perceived as greater threat

Richmond County officials say the holiday season puts more people at risk of becoming victims of property crimes, but the numbers tell a different story.
By Travis Highfield

Bond set for man facing drug trafficking charges

Cecil Ray Hodge, 54, was targeted by Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics investigators on Nov. 6. Officers reported finding 13 pounds of marijuana, nearly 6 ounces of methamphetamine, and 163 ...

Georgia eyes probation reform

ATLANTA -- At the direction of Gov. Nathan Deal, a panel of criminal justice experts has been studying Georgia's misdemeanor probation system and is expected to make a slate of recommendations.
By Carrie Teegardin

Bond denied for men facing rape charges

Ricky L. Darby, 41, and William J. Krepps, 20, have been held without bond since their arrests earlier this month.
By Sandy Hodson

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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Lincoln County deputies injured breaking up fight

Two Lincoln County deputies were treated at an Augusta Hospital after being injured breaking up a fight at a party at an American Legion building in Lincolnton.
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