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Augusta Man Fatally Shot & Dies at Hospital


An Augusta man was fatally shot on Thursday night on Barnes Lane and died later at the hospital, authorities said. No suspect has been announced in the death of 34-year-old Alexis Dashiells. The victim was shot on Barnes Lane at Jenkins Street in Augusta, with authorities receiving the call at ...

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When Cops Get a DUI –– Richmond County vs. Columbia County


What should happen to a deputy who gets arrested by his own department for DUI? It depends on where they are working. Richmond County authorities have kept their deputies on the force after taking disciplinary action while Columbia County officials have wasted no time in terminating a deputy’s employment. In ...

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Men Wanted for Questioning in Thefts from Richmond County BOE


These subjects are wanted for questioning in a series of thefts from the maintenance building owned by the Richmond County Board of Education. The thefts occurred between Friday and Monday. The trailer (shown here) was stolen from the property, using a stolen red pick-up that was recovered truck on Tuesday during ...

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Son of Georgia Rep. Lee Anderson is Arrested for DUI

Benjamin Lee Anderson

Benjamin Lee Anderson, the son of Georgia Rep. Lee Anderson, was arrested Thursday for DUI in Columbia County. The arrest comes as an unwelcome distraction for his father, who is about to face the voters in his upcoming race against Deomcrat Brenda Jordan for the state Senate District 24 seat. ...

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FBI Sting Catches Sex Trafficker in Columbia County Hotel

Shunterrio Jacarvin Thomas

An FBI sting targeting sex traffickers has taken down a man for bring three prostitutes to a Columbia County hotel last Thursday. Shunterrio Jacarvin Thomas, 32, is accused of pimping two 18-year-old women and a 22-year-old woman.  The official charge: trafficking a person for sexual servitude. Warrants say the suspect brought the ...

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Sheriff’s Candidate Claims Roundtree Broke the Law

McDuffie press conference

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree’s opponent in the Nov. 8 election leveled charges Saturday that the incumbent broke the law when he used uniformed deputies, who were on the clock, as part of a campaign ad. During an afternoon press conference on his father’s property in Evans, challenger Brian McDuffie ...

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Coroner: Warrenville Man Shot Woman & Then He Died from Overdose


The mystery behind two decomposed bodies in Warrenville on Thursday has been revealed as a murder-overdose. Authorities say 66-year-old William Howard Boyd (pictured) fatally shot 47-year-old Sheryl B. Stone to death, wrote a note taking responsibility and later died from an overdose at the home on 38 Jackson Street. From ...

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