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Sheriff's crime district to follow old CADI boundaries

Only property owners who paid for the Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative will be asked to approve and pay for Sheriff Richard Roundtree's Continually Patrolled District.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Downtown property owners to weigh in on tax levy

Property owners in the 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Broad, Greene and Reynolds streets get to weigh in on the prospect of paying higher taxes to fund six additional law enforcement personnel downtown.
By Susan McCord | Friday, July 19, 2013

Commission OKs downtown safety plan

Augusta Commission members approved Sheriff Richard Roundtree's plan to implement additional security downtown using security cameras and a new tax, if business owners agree.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sheriff: Close Riverwalk overnight

Sheriff Richard Roundtree's recommendation for improving downtown safety includes closing a section of Riverwalk overnight, installing 32 security cameras and implementing additional taxes to fund ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Downtown safety plan to be unveiled

Augusta's administrator and the Richmond County sheriff are expected to present a comprehensive plan to increase safety downtown at a Monday meeting of the city's Public Safety committee.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, July 7, 2013

CADI to be closed down for good

The Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative will hold a final meeting at 8:30 a.m. July 11 to close down the CADI program for good.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, July 6, 2013

Late-night walkers robbed downtown

Three people who were walking in downtown Augusta about 2 a.m. Thursday were robbed of their wallets and $250 worth of electronics by two armed men.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, July 4, 2013

Charges in downtown beatings will go to grand jury

Presiding Judge H. Scott Allen ruled that probable cause exists for the grand jury to consider the possible indictment of the three people charged in two downtown attacks, Kevin D. Richardson, 21; ...
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sheriff's Office beefs up presence for First Friday

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office beefed up its presence downtown for this week’s First Friday, Augusta’s first since the May 3 River­walk attacks.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, June 7, 2013

Police will raise First Friday presence

The Richmond County Sher­iff's Office plans to put more emphasis on safety downtown during the first First Friday since two people were brutally attacked on the riverwalk after last month's event.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Riverwalk fashion show benefits attack victim

A small crowd braved the heat to attend the fashion show in support of Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee, who were attacked as they sat on a bench on the Riverwalk Augusta the evening of May 3.
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, June 2, 2013

Riverwalk attack victim in fair condition

Wesley Spires, 27, of Edgefield, S.C., who was attacked May 3, along with his date, is listed in fair condition, according to a Georgia Regents Medical Center spokeswoman.
By Jenna Martin | Thursday, May 30, 2013

Richmond County reserve deputies sworn in

Nine of the new Rich­mond County Sheriff's Office reserve deputies took an oath in front of Probate Judge Harry James at the courthouse Thursday and say they're ready to roll.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, May 30, 2013

Riverwalk beating suspect says he's innocent

The second suspect in the brutal beating of a couple on Riverwalk Augusta proclaimed innocence Wednesday at his arraignment hearing.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Suspect in Riverwalk attack back in Augusta

Kevin Devonte Richardson, 21, has been extradited from Indiana and is being charged by Richmond County authorities in the Riverwalk Augusta attack of a South Carolina couple on May 3.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Southside leads club crime

During the past five years, while sheriff's deputies were summoned to 27 downtown clubs 227 times, officers responded to 312 other incidents - including three homicides - at 26 clubs in south Augusta.
By Susan McCord and Sandy Hodson | Saturday, May 18, 2013

Police await extraditon of riverwalk assault suspect

Kevin Devonte Richardson, wanted in the brutal beating of a couple at Riverwalk Augusta, is in the custody of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department in Elkhart, Ind., where he turned surrendered ...
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Riverwalk beating suspect in jail

Kevin Devonte Richardson, wanted in the brutal May 3 beating of a couple at Riverwalk Augusta, has turned himself in to authorities in Elkhart, Ind., investigators confirmed late Wednesday.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Authorities say videos paint inaccurate picture of violence

A series of Augusta videos, including several posted last week on social media Web sites such as YouTube, went viral but police say they inaccurately paint a picture of increased violence.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Suspects in downtown assaults extradited to Augusta

Two suspects in two downtown assaults in early May have been extradited to Richmond County.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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