Augusta home ransacked, burglarized

...jewelry was missing. Also taken was a guitar and $50 in cash, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1000.? From staff reports

South Carolina corrections officer jailed after fight

...approached him. He said Harrison put him in a choke-hold and hit him in the face several times, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.Harrison's wife said she was taking a bath when she heard arguing outside. She went...

Roads expected to be busy this holiday weekend

...deaths and 1,218 injuries, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office news release."The last thing any deputy...family member has been killed in a crash," Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Lewis Blanchard said.In Georgia, Operation...

Items stolen from burned Marshall Square apartment

...a fellow resident severely damaged their third-floor apartment and it was a total loss, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. She was told nothing was salvageable from their apartment and the CEO provided the couple...

Aiken County school bus windows hit by rock, pellet gun

...students after early dismissal, someone struck the buses with a rock and a shot from a pellet gun, according to Aiken County sheriff's Capt. Eric Ab dul lah. No students were injured, and the incident is being investigated by the sheriff's...

Rants & Raves

...Affordable Care Act. IT HAS BEEN STATED in The Augusta Chronicle before by readers. It is time to have the Richmond County Sheriff's Office take over our school security. We as taxpayers will save; our students and staffers will be better protected...

Ga. trucker survives 7 gunshot wounds

...dead last Thursday.Also on Thursday, Arnold was released from the hospital and into the custody of the Oglethorpe County Sheriff's Office. He was initially charged with feticide, kidnapping with bodily injury and multiple counts of aggravated...

Columbia cop fired after off-duty fight, shooting

...the department since 2008.Officials say both men involved in the fight were struck by fire from the gun.Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Hudson is charged with aggravated assault and battery and pointing a gun.

Old wells searched for Ga. student missing since 2007

...informant give us information that possibly the body of Justin Gaines was dumped in a well in this location," Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman said Tuesday afternoon.Deputies located four wells in the High Shoals area of Walton County off Georgia...

Suspect leaves ID after attempted theft at Augusta store

...a store employee said a woman tried to conceal food in her purse and leave the business, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report. The identification in the purse was that of Latasia Dadae Rogers, 19.As the woman was...