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Edwin Stanley

Walmart Customer Jailed for Finding & Keeping Phone

If you approached the cash register at Walmart and discovered that the previous customer had left their expensive cell phone without anyone noticing, what would you do? Edwin Stanley did the wrong thing, authorities said. When ...
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Ruth Bankes

Aiken Woman Gets DUI While Driving to AA Meeting

Aiken resident Ruth Bankes had good intentions. She just couldn’t help herself, apparently. The 61-year-old woman wrecked her car last week on Silver Bluff Road as she was driving to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, a pol...
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George Pacheco

Augusta Man Wanted for Beating His Child, 6

Richmond County authorities are looking for 23-year-old George Pacheco for allegedly violently beating his 6-year-old daughter after a bad report from school. The child’s mother called the sheriff’s office Monday an...
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Laurie Wainright Vanover

Treasurer of Evans HOA Jailed for Stealing $267,000

Columbia County authorities today arrested the former treasurer of an Evans neighborhood association for stealing more than $267,000. Laurie Wainwright Vanover, 45, of Andover Court, Evans, surrendered this morning on charges o...
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CCSO: Augusta Mom Stabbed Daughter to Death

Augusta mom Marina Middlebrooks is being charged today with murder in the stabbing death of her 2-year-old daughter Sky Allen. The toddler died as a result of sharp force injury to the neck, and the child was found dead Thursda...
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Riverwalk Augusta victims

Attack on Riverwalk Augusta Leaves Man in Coma

Richmond County authorities continue to look for the suspects in the brutal beating of a couple at the Riverwalk in Augusta. Wesley Spires, 27, of Edgefield, and Ashley Solesbee 25, of Belvedere, told authorities they were sitt...
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Jabali howard arrested

Murder Suspect Was Released from Jail 2 Months Ago

Murder suspect Jabali Jerome Howard surrendered last night to face charges in Tuesday morning’s fatal shooting of 23-year-old Courtney Bell at the Red Carpet Inn in Augusta. Howard, 29, is charged with murder, weapon poss...
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Body Found in Aiken Co.; Autopsy Shows Man Was Shot

Aiken County authorities say the person whose body was found on Hamelin Road on Tuesday died from a gunshot wound, making it a homicide case. The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Kevin M. Holder of Swansea, SC, accordi...
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