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Woman Poses as Deputy at Grovetown Hotel

Ashley Johnson

A local woman was charged Wednesday with impersonating a police officer at a Grovetown hotel after she flashed a badge at employees, authorities said. Ashley Nicole Johnson, 30, of Thomson, was apparently trying to figure out how her car disappeared from the parking lot at Travellodge Inn & Suites. She thought ...

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Grovetown Teen Beats Up Cops in Columbia County Jail

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A Grovetown teenager who is awaiting trial for molesting children has injured multiple officers this week inside the Columbia County Jail, including one deputy who was sent to University Hospital. Matthew Timmerman, 19, was charged this week with two counts of willful obstruction of an officer, adding to a long list ...

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Hephzibah Man’s Death Ruled a Suicide

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The suspicious death investigation on Berthoud Pass off Willis Foreman Road in Hephzibah has been ruled a suicide, the coroner says. The call was received at 10:25 p.m. on Monday after someone asked authorities to conduct a welfare check on an elderly man living alone on the 1200 block of Berthoud ...

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Aiken Waitress Adds Extra to Customer Tips, Police Say

Brandy Skinner, 39, of Aiken, Credit card fraud x5

If you dined at Aiken’s Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar in the last couple of weeks, you might want to check your credit card bill. An employee was arrested last Thursday for bumping up her tips on credit transactions, police say. Brandy Skinner, 39, of Saluda, was charged with five ...

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Aiken County Man Kisses Special-Needs Teen After Booze

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An Aiken mother and her boyfriend were accused Monday of providing alcohol to the mother’s 16-year-old daughter and a female friend. Even worse, the friend told police that the mother’s boyfriend touched and kissed her belly without her consent. She claims he was trying to have sex with her before she ...

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Aiken Man Walks Dog in The Nude; Neighbor Complains

JOhn Bailey

Here is the Aiken man accused of walking his dog in the nude on Barbara Lane. John Bailey, 46, was charged with indecent exposure on Saturday. One of his neighbors called Saturday night to complain that Bailey was strolling outside naked for a long time. He then went inside, got his ...

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‘Jesus Christ’ Steals Red Mustang from Fairway Ford

Eric Martin Jesus Christ Car Thief

A man claiming to be “Jesus Christ” stole a shiny-new Mustang from Fairway Ford in Evans this week. The man – identified NOT as the Son of God, but as Eric Gene Martin of Augusta – led officers on a sinful chase through Augusta that didn’t end peacefully, authorities said. It ...

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