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Trial of former North Augusta officer charged in unarmed man's shooting death moved to January

A trial for a former North Augusta Public Safety officer indicted in May on a charge of felony discharging of a firearm in the shooting death of an unarmed Edgefield County man in 2014...
Rants & Raves

...everyone want to see Bill running around the White House in his shorts again? I don't think so. RAVE FOR NORTH Augusta Public Safety officer Clark when he assisted me on the side of Interstate 20 at Martintown Road, and also for the woman who stopped...
Augusta man prime suspect in 25-year-old unsolved North Augusta homicide

Vincent Maurice Hampton, 44, came to the attention of North Augusta police in April when there was a DNA hit between Hampton's DNA and an unknown DNA sample extracted from evidence gathered in the Oct. 30, 1990, slaying of an Augusta woman who was staying at a North Augusta hotel.
3 arrested in July armed robbery of North Augusta Taco Bell

North Augusta Public Safety officers have arrested three people who they say robbed a Taco Bell last month.Patrick Leroy Brown, 23, of Beech Island; Leesa Marie...
Dashcam footage offers glance into fatal North Augusta shooting at jailer's home

An Aiken County jailer arrested in June in the fatal shooting of his wife told police he pointed his newly-purchased M4 assault rifle away from her and checked to make sure the gun wasn't loaded before it went off and killed her in the bathroom of their North Augusta home.
Former Aiken jailer charged in wife's death absent at hearing

Matthew Jor­dan Blakley, a former Aiken County jailer arrested in June and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his wife, did not appear in an Aiken County courtroom Friday and might be excused again for a second scheduled appearance Oct. 2.
Suspects arrested in North Augusta burglary case

North Augusta Public Safety officers arrested two people Wednesday in connection to the May 9 burglary of the Belvedere North Augusta Rescue Squad building.
Officer's gun charge advances to grand jury

...judge determined Wednesday there is enough evidence to pursue the most recent criminal charge against a North Augusta Public Safety officer who shot and killed an unarmed man in his driveway last year after a 13-mile pursuit.Justin Craven...
Former North Augusta officer to face two criminal charges in fatal shooting

...prosecutor expects to make a second pitch to an Edgefield County grand jury for a felony indictment against a North Augusta public safety officer who fatally shot a 68-year-old man last year.Donnie Myers, the solicitor for the 11th Circuit, which...
Getting the picture

Congratulations to North Augusta, which recently became the latest area municipality to acquire body cameras for its police officers.