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Missing Evans Teen is Found Safe!

Caidance Butcher

UPDATE: Caidance Butcher was located around 2 am Thursday in the parking lot of Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway.  PREVIOUS STORY: A 15-year-old Evans girl is missing and may have runaway with an unknown man, authorities said. Columbia County authorities are asking local media to publicize the girl’s information because “investigators have ...

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Lakeside High Students Arrested for Oral Sex at School


Two Lakeside High School students were arrested Thursday after a 15-year-old girl gave oral sex to a 17-year-old boy on school property, authorities said. D’Andrew Webb, 17, was charged with solicitation of sodomy and was booked into the Columbia County Jail. The juvenile girl was charged with sodomy and taken to ...

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UPDATE: Missing Augusta Boy is Found Safe!


UPDATE: Missing Juvenile has been recovered and is safe. Details are early but he is fine and with his family. Earlier press release: Richmond County authorities have issued a missing-persons report on a 4-year-old Augusta boy. Gabriel Safford, 4, went missing at 4 p.m. Saturday from 1671 Goshen Road in ...

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Augusta Man Becomes Latest Murder Victim

Antonio Slater

An Augusta man was fatally shot overnight on Demaret Street, authorities said. Antonio Slater, 27 (pictured), was rushed to Augusta University Medical Center after being shot just before 2 a.m. Monday on the 700 block of Demaret Street, off East Boundary Street. Slater was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:25 ...

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RCSO Sergeant Killed in Chemical Accident at Xytex Corp.


A sergeant with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office killed Sunday afternoon from a chemical gas leak while responding to an alarm activation at Xytex Corporation in Augusta, authorities said. Sgt. Greg Meagher (pictured) was dispatched to the alarm at 3:36 p.m. Sunday on Emmitt Street in downtown Agusta. He inhaled an unknown ...

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