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Man wielding knife killed by Putnam deputy

EATONTON, Ga. - Putnam County sheriff's officials say a man has died after a confrontation with a deputy.Sheriff Howard Sills says 57-year-old Harry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-28/putnam-deputy-kills-threatening-man
Local nutrition managers take first in contest

...Ashley Whitener took first place in the 10th district ? which includes Richmond, Columbia, Baldwin, Hancock and Putnam counties ? for their unique recipes to make dishes that taste good to children and still meet strict dietary guidelines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-04-18/theyre-cooking-s
Man executed for killing Georgia deputy after robbery

...about Holsey's childhood, which was characterized by horrifying abuse by his mother, according to the petition.Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills, who was chief deputy sheriff in Baldwin County at the time of Robinson's killing and was the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-09/man-executed-killing-g
Warren County comes up short

EATONTON, Ga. - Putnam County stopped Warren County, spoiling...7-20, Dantavious Allen 5-18. Putnam County: Ellison 18-143, Hill 9-134...County: Berry 2-7-2 22. Putnam County: Tyrone Davis 2-3-0 45, Simon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-22/warren-count
Georgia lake slayings remain mystery

...Dermond had been married 62 years. Both in their late 80s, they fell prey to unspeakable violence -- savagery as the Putnam County sheriff has called it -- and whoever inflicted it seems to have left nary a trace."It just eats at you that somebody...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-07/georgia-lake-slayings-
Augusta might be close to naming city administrator

...Macon-Bibb mayor brought on the former Macon administrator to head the consolidated government.Layson, a former Putnam County commissioner and private developer, said he has a flair for infrastructure and development projects, has experience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-22/augusta-might-be-close-n
Augusta Commission searches for consensus on candidates for city administrator

...of Taos, N.M., who has held many local government titles over a 30-year career; and Steve Layson, a former Putnam County, Ga., commissioner and private developer who is now assistant county manager for infrastructure in the newly consolidated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-19/augusta-commission-searc
Decapitation case: Weapons differ, sheriff says

...Different weapons were apparently used to kill an elderly Putnam County man and his wife last month, authorities said Wednesday.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told Channel 2 Action News that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-05/decapitation-case-weap
Ga. couple's killing leaves authorities baffled

...all happened in a seemingly secure community that has a manned guardhouse has left neighbors rattled, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills."It is the prime topic of conversation around," said Ron Bridgeman, senior editor of The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-13/ga-couples-killing-leaves-au
3 top picks to replace City Administrator Fred Russell named

...variety of positions, including vertical projects manager for Reynolds Plantation, a federal projects coordinator for a Putnam County boot camp and a small business owner in Eatonton.Layson has a bachelor's degree from Georgia College & State University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-09/3-top-picks-replace-city