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Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

TV meteorologist faces charges

An Augusta man remains in jail Saturday after being arrested Friday on charges related to sexual exploitation of children.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teenager shot, killed Friday afternoon

An Augusta teenager was pronounced dead after being shot Friday afternoon in Richmond County.

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Man sentenced in vehicular homicide case

John W. Boland, 67, was charged in the May 14, 2014, wreck that killed 28-year-old Eryc "Jordan" Riddle.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied for Evans slaying suspect

In a Columbia County Superior Court bond hearing for Lenell White, the prosecutor told the judge that White stabbed Lavon Crawford, 60, on Sept. 21 on Washington Road because the Evans man gave ...
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Aiken County law enforcement hold media luncheon

Law enforcement and media members joined for two hours Thursday to address ways to improve communication.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Six chickens killed at Augusta home, suspects sought

An investigation is ongoing after six chickens were found dead Monday at an Augusta residence.
By Doug Stutsman

Theft suspects sought in Aiken

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is requesting assistance in locating theft suspects.
By Doug Stutsman

Competency of man facing murder charges may affect trial

Ryan Jones, 29, has been held in jail without bond since his arrest in the deaths of Roosevelt and Edna Jones and his brother Russell Jones.
By Sandy Hodson

Former AU vice provost arrested on theft charges

A former vice provost at Augusta University was arrested today on a grand jury arrest warrant that accuses him of theft.
By Sandy Hodson

Aiken sheriff's deputy fired after arrest

An Aiken County sheriff's deputy has been fired following an arrest Tuesday evening while off duty.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Teenage mom, infant daughter missing

Aiken County sheriff's investigators are seeking a teenage mother and her infant daughter who have been reported missing from the Murphy Village area.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Civil rights lawsuit against Columbia County, sheriff moved to federal court

According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Florrie Johnson contends she was wrongfully arrested and jailed for three days in September 2014.
By Sandy Hodson

Woman sentenced to prison for role in defrauding elderly Evans couple

Vania Allen was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Augusta last week.
By Sandy Hodson

No crime in hot-car death, lawyer says

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia man charged with killing his toddler son wept in court Tuesday as his attorney told a jury the child's death two years ago inside a hot SUV is certainly the father's ...
By Russ Bynum

Burke County Sheriff's Office seeking third suspect in shooting

Police identified the suspect as Randall Lee Dixon, 21.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Arrest in Greenbrier bomb threat

A Greenbrier High School student is facing charges of terroristic acts and threats, accused of making a bomb threat last week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Augusta inmates get access to drug, alcohol programs

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has partnered with local volunteers to offer Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous programs at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Columbia County inmate charged in jail flood

A Columbia County inmate is facing an additional charge after flooding his cell on Sunday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

2 Grovetown High students charged after vodka spotted

According to an incident report, one of the students brought a cup containing whipped cream-flavored vodka on the school bus and began offering other students sips.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Columbia County woman pleads to vehicular injury charge

Sommer L. Collins, 21, pleaded in Columbia County Superior Court to serious injury by vehicle.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 3-10

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