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Wanted: Augusta Man Identified in 2011 Rape & Kidnapping


An Augusta man has been identified as the suspect in a 2011 rape and kidnapping case that occurred behind Bon Air Apartments. Delonte Kitchings, 26, is wanted for a kidnapping and rape that occurred on New Year’s Day 2011 behind the apartments on 2101 Walton Way in Augusta. According to authorities, a 25-year-old woman ...

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Cigarette Lover Tied to 4 Smash & Grab Burglaries

Smash and grab

This man likes to smoke. But he doesn’t like to pay for his bad habit. Columbia County authorities say he is tied to four smash & grab burglaries in Columbia and Richmond counties. In each case, he brings his own bag and steals Newport cigarettes. He is tied to the ...

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Hephzibah Girl, 12, Goes Missing from Home


A 12-year-old Hephzibah girl went missing from her home Wednesday night, authorities said, Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding Brianna Alexis Smalls. She is pictured here and described as 5’4″ tall and 130 pounds with shoulder-length black hair. She went missing around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday from her ...

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North Augusta Man, 37, Sought for Sex with Runaway Evans Girl, 15

Jason Johnson

A North Augusta man is being sought for a lengthy sexual relationship with a 15-year-old runaway girl from Evans. Jason Johnson, 37, is wanted in Columbia County on charges of aggravated child molestation, child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Johnson ...

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In Augusta – Walmart Cashier Stuffs Hundreds in Her Pockets


Walmart officials caught a cashier stuffing hundreds in cash in her pockets from the register Saturday, according to Richmond County authorities. Cashier Brianna Dicks was found with $520 in cash stuffed in her left-front pocket and right-back pocket from her register at the Deans Bridge Road location, a sheriff’s report ...

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