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Liquor Store Shooting is Year’s 1st Murder in Augusta

James Sims III

An Augusta man was fatally shot outside a liquor store on Monday, marking the year’s first homicide. No arrests have been made in the slaying of 34-year-old James J. Sims III of Augusta (pictured). He was shot outside Kissingbower Package Shop about 5:21 p.m. Monday, according to Deputy Coroner Kenneth ...

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Told to Move, a Homeless Man Threatens Deputy with Media Attention

Homeless Man on the Street

A homeless man threatened a sheriff’s deputy with media attention after the officer ordered him to stop soliciting for work at Market View Parkway in Evans. A Columbia County deputy was called last Tuesday afternoon to a complaint about someone soliciting. The officer found Stanley Brown speaking with the drivers ...

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RCSO Lieutenant Running for Marshal

Ramone Lamkin

Lt. Ramone Lamkin, head of the RCSO traffic division, announced his campaign for Richmond County Marshal. Lt. Lamkin, who has almost 20 years in law enforcement, currently serves as the head of the Traffic Safety Division of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.  Prior to coming to work for the Sheriff’s ...

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No Charges in Road Rage Shooting; N.A. Man Fired in Self Defense

Geoffrey B. Reavis

A North Augusta man who shot six times at a pick-up truck in Augusta Thursday night and critically injured the driver will not be charged, authorities said. Austin Dean Burch, 27, of North Augusta, was “justified in his actions,” sheriff’s Sgt. Glen Rahn said. The gunfire struck 25-year-old Geoffrey B. Reavis in the head ...

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Road Rage? Driver Shot in Head & Shoulder in Augusta

Road rage

Road rage is suspected in a shooting that left one man in critical condition Thursday night in Augusta.   Just after 11 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to Gordon Highway and Old Savannah Road. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the incident could be the result of road rage between drivers,” sheriff’s Sgt. ...

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Man Videos Customers Outside Fitting Rooms at Evans Walmart

Alonzo Mackey

An Aiken County man was arrested after customers complained he was videotaping customers last week at the Evans Walmart, according to a sheriff’s report. (This is one of many stories in this week’s Jail Report. Pick up your copy from a local gas station today!) Customers said that the man ...

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Evans Mom Leaves Kids Alone to Drink on New Year’s Eve

Tina Simoneau

An Evans woman was arrested on New Year’s Eve for leaving her children at home alone to go drinking, authorities said. Tina Ann Simoneau, 33, was arrested at 4 a.m. Thursday when she returned home drunk behind the wheel of her green Ford Ranger, according to a sheriff’s report. She ...

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