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Arrested: Augusta Woman Operated Unlicensed Personal Care Home


An Augusta woman has been arrested for operating an unlicensed care home, authorities said Wednesday. Brenda Lee Nations, 57, of the 2500 block of Mt. Auburn Street, Augusta, had been warned repeatedly that she needed to become compliant with state law. So she was arrested for the misdemeanor charge, which becomes ...

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Coroner: Aiken Man Found Dead in Truck was Shot Repeatedly

Denzel Bates Photo

An Aiken man found dead in the back of a pickup truck had been shot repeatedly, authorities said. Denzel “Zel” D. Bates, 21 (pictured),was found deceased in the back of a Dodge pickup truck on Ruston Road just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. “Mr. Bates died from multiple gunshot wounds ...

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In Aiken: Body Found in Back of Pickup Truck


Aiken County authorities found the body of a man in the back of a pickup truck overnight Wednesday, according to a press release. At 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were asked to go to the 100 block of Rushton Road in Aiken for a suspicious vehicle. “Deputies located a Dodge pickup truck ...

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Photos Released in Tuesday Robbery of Augusta Store


Richmond County authorities are looking for help identifying an armed robbery suspect who held up a convenience store on Tuesday morning. The suspect shown here is wanted for the armed robbery of the Pak-N-Go at 1649 Olive Rd. at 6:44 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect was last seen running towards the ...

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Augusta Woman Playing Pokémon Go is Threatened with Gun


A black Augusta woman playing Pokémon Go around her neighborhood pool says she was threatened with a gun by a white neighbor who told her “your kind is not welcome here,” authorities said. That neighbor – 37-year-old Imad Ennafii – was arrested Friday for pointing and presenting a firearm at another person. But he claims ...

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Richmond County Jail to Offer GED Program to Inmates

GED program in Richmond County jail

Recognizing the need to reduce the number of repeat offenders in the judicial system, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Augusta Technical College are proud to announce the start of a General Education Development (GED) program at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center. For more crime news, pick up this ...

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