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Local DDS Employee Takes Bribe to Create Fake ID


An Augusta woman who worked for the Georgia Department of Driver Services was arrested Friday for creating a fake ID and passing on personal information in exchange for purses and clothes, authorities said. Gladys Williams, 52, of 2329 Cadden Road Augusta, was charged Friday with bribery, violation of oath by public ...

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Dead: Elderly Man Who Shot Nephew in University Hospital Room

Charles Gorrell

An 89-year-old Aiken County man accused of fatally shooting his nephew in 2012 in a University Hospital patient room has died. WGAC’s Austin Rhodes is reporting that Charles Gorrell died Friday morning in a Newberry nursing home. The Jail Report confirmed the death occurred at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home in Newberry, ...

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Target Shoplifter Wants to Get Fit … for Free!

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This shoplifter is wanted for stealing a FitBit from the Evans Target store in Columbia County, according to authorities. The suspect went into the Target on Jan. 19 and was caught on video stealing the device. “The suspect can be seen using both hands to manipulate a FitBit on a secured ...

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Augusta Man, 49, Knocks Up Girlfriend’s Daughter, 15


An Augusta man knocked up his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter and got caught when she showed up at GRU hospital last week with a pregnant belly, according to authorities. Keena Vinell Crawford, 49, was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of statutory rape. The ...

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Wanted: Suspect Broke Into Coin Machines at Evans Car Wash

Christopher Scott

This guy is wanted for trying to bust open a coin machine late Tuesday at an Evans car wash and then becoming more successful at a car wash on Riverwatch Parkway. Columbia County authorities have felony warrants for 36-year-old Christopher Wilson Scott, and they need your help in finding him. Aiken ...

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Aiken Mom Whips Son with Broken Mop & Pipe

Sylvia Simpkins, 50, of Aiken, Cruelty to children

An alcoholic Aiken mother was charged Thursday with child cruelty for beating her 8-year-old son with a broken mop and pipe, according to police. Sylvia Simpkins, 50, of Camellia Street NE, confessed that she had a drinking problem when confronted last month by police with allegations she had tortured her ...

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Teen Injures Officer at Augusta YDC

GULLEY, D'angelo

A teen who was in custody at Augusta YDC has been charged as an adult with felony obstruction after assaulting an officer there this week.  D’Angelo Gulley, 19, started a fistfight with a classmate in the juvenile facility’s school building and had become so violent that the teacher fled the ...

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