Phone scams claiming missed jury duty defraud individuals

Two Richmond County residents were victims of a phone...phone calls from a man impersonating a Richmond County sheriff's deputy, according to...duty, according to the reports.The Richmond County Jury Services office issued a warning...

Man with history of domestic violence headed to prison for stalking

...court orders to stay away from an Augusta woman was convicted of aggravated stalking for continuing to harass her.A Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted Peter V. Brown, 36, on Wednesday. Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. sentenced Brown...

RCSO warns of recent armed robberies targeting delivery drivers

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is warning businesses of a recent trend of armed robberies targeting delivery drivers.An unknown suspect...

Sid Mullis: Dethatch lawns before dry season

...grass clippings, and that allows you to recycle your costly fertilizer all summer. REACH SID MULLIS, THE DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE FOR RICHMOND COUNTY, AT (706) 821-2349 OR SMULLIS@UGA.EDU.

Suspect sought in theft of Augusta National photos, James Brown autographs

...thousands of dollars' worth of memorabilia were stolen from her rental property.Around 11 a.m. on Thursday, Richmond County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 1800 block of Fenwick Street, where the victim claims "hundreds, maybe thousands...

Augusta woman pleads guilty in arson case

...was nearly finished at Augusta Technical College in obtaining a degree, Snead said. She had no criminal record.Richmond County Superior Court Judge Michael N. Annis accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced Jones to eight years in prison...

Prison nurse guilty of giving inmate tobacco

...inmate tobacco pleaded guilty Thursday and began a 30-day jail sentence.Tara D. Belangia, 40, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two reduced counts of giving prohibited items to an inmate without the warden's permission. Belangia...

Rifle fires during Craigslist exchange in Goodwill parking lot

...two people exchanged a Craigslist purchase Thursday in the parking lot of Goodwill Job Connection, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.The buyer and seller, who were not identified, met at 3179 Washington Road to exchange an AR-15...

Richmond County Sheriff's Office helps clean Augusta by picking up illegal road signs

As Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Blake Richardson...Sheriff's officials for each of Richmond County's eight zones were responsible for...business illegally placing signs within Richmond County," Blanchard said. "Busi nesses...

Glitch causes delay in federal energy assistance to some elderly Augustans

...agencies across the state to distribute federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds to those who qualify.In Richmond County, the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority opens the application process to the elderly in November and to the general...