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Barber Kwame Demond Bryant charged with firing at customer

An Augusta barber has been charged after shooting at a potential customer who he believed to be a threat on Saturday. Police were called to Takeover ... Full story

Toombs County officials catch suspect Steve Lawrence Allen in fatal Augusta shooting

An Augusta woman is dead, her adult children ser­iously wounded and a sus­pect in custody after a shoot­ing Tuesday morning in Meadowbrook subdivision. The suspect is ... Full story

Martinez man Charles Holtzclaw charged in $200,000 embezzlement

A Martinez man has been charged with violation of Georgia’s racketeering laws for what authorities say was a scheme in which he stole more than ... Full story

Georgia dealers top 5 in nation in lost, stolen firearms

Nearly 900 firearms were lost or stolen from Georgia gun dealers last year, which ranks the state among the Top 5, according to federal data ...

School board addresses cursive writing concerns

(jf) By Sean Gruber Staff Writer Citing a “strong relationship between learning and writing cursive,” the Richmond County Board of Education approved adjusting school curriculums to add 30 ...

Pedestrian struck, killed on Mike Padgett Highway

By Doug Stutsman Staff Writer A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday evening on Mike Padgett Highway. Around 8:15 p.m., Richmond County deputies responded to ...

Richmond County teachers may have five less furlough days next year in proposed budget

(jf) With a softer blow expected to hit Georgia’s education funding next fiscal year, the Richmond County Board of Education is planning to eliminate five furlough ...

Health department officials say errors made in school meeting

Officials with the Richmond County Health Department acknowledged Thursday that public health employees improperly denied requests for information and attempted to bar photographs during a ...

Deputy injured by combative suspect

A Richmond County deputy was injured Thursday morning while placing an Augusta man in custody. Claude Davis, 35, allegedly became physically aggressive towards the officer, injuring ...

Investigator glad he changed careers

WAYNESBORO - The first time Daniel Rodriguez considered a career in law enforcement in the late 1980s he turned it down because of the low ...

Not guilty plea entered in 2013 homicide case

A man accused of committing the last homicide in Augusta in 2013 pleaded not guilty Thursday. Marcus A. Coleman, 20, was arraigned in Richmond County Superior ...

Braves change stadium cop gun policy

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections. Under the team’s ...

Sheriff announces downtown unit

Business owners are hopeful a plan unveiled Thursday by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree will change the perception of a dangerous downtown. Although he said he ...

Sheriff announces downtown unit

  Business owners are hopeful a plan unveiled Thursday by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree will change the perception of a dangerous downtown. Although he said he ...

Zelnak to retire from Martin Marietta board

  Aiken native Stephen Zelnak Jr. announced Thursday that he will be retiring as chairman of the board of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. in May. Zelnak, 69, ...

Athens cops seek 'cross-eyed' peeping Tom

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities are searching for a man who spied on a woman while she was in a restroom stall at Athens Technical College. The ...

SC school buses might film those who pass

COLUMBIA — The last words 12-year-old Adam Kempf shouted over his shoulder to his mother and sister were: “I love you more! See you after ...

Train accident fatal in Aiken County

One person has died after being struck by Norfolk Southern train this morning in Aiken County. Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Adbullah said Norfolk Southern contacted ...

Columbia County completes storm debris cleanup

Nearly two months after debris removal began, Emer­gency and Operations director Pam Tucker confirmed Wednesday evening that cleanup is finished in Colum­bia County. “It’s been a ...

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