Augusta Commission plays 'Let's Make a Deal'

...OLD POLICEMEN NEVER DIE ... : They just retire with dignity. Retired Richmond County Sheriff's Office Maj. Gene Johnson and retired Capt. Chester Huffman were honored at Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting for their many years of service...

Washington state issues first recreational marijuana shop licenses to 24 stores

SEATTLE - Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses with a middle-of-the-night email alerting pot-shop proprietors they'll be able to open for business.

Longtime Richmond County Sheriff's Office employee calls it a career

It was like a bell went off one day and Maj. Gene Johnson just knew it was time to retire from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office after 49 years."My health is great," said Johnson...

Mayoral candidates continue to spar over SPLOST

...49 YEARS OF SERVICE: The Richmond County Sher iff's Office held a bang-up retirement reception honoring Maj. Gene Johnson at the Charles Webster De ten tion Cen ter last week.Sheriff Richard Round tree presented Johnson with a bronze eagle...

Seattle celebrates first major title since 1979

SEATTLE - After waiting decades for a major sports championship, thousands of Seattleites took to the streets as fireworks popped, horns blared and flags waved following the Seahawks' Super Bowl win.

Robert Leverett to take over Richmond jail

...appointed jail administrator for Richmond County Sheriff's Office, it was announced Friday.He will replace Maj. Gene Johnson, who is retiring next month.Leverett has more than 40 years of law enforcement/corrections experience serving in...

'Stoner Bowl' has pot puns at all-time high

The Super Bowl will feature the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos - the NFL teams from the two states that have legalized marijuana - and many pot supporters are having fun with it.

New inmate processing facility to open at Charles B. Webster Detention Center

Maj. Gene Johnson is looking forward to Tuesday, when he will finally have every inmate under one roof with the opening of the new inmate processing...

Former sheriff Charles Webster to be laid to rest in simple graveside service

...service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday.Pallbearers will be Strength, Fred die Sanders, Duncan Ford ham, Lee Ready, Gene Johnson, Jim my Drew, Kenny Miles and Ho mer Moxley Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be John Hardin, Judge Wil liam Fleming...

Judge grants bond for gravely ill murder suspect

...for coughing up blood, a complication related to a blood thinning medication he is taking, the motion said.Maj. Gene Johnson, Richmond County jail administrator, told the court that the jail was not equipped to handle someone with Gorrell's...