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Grovetown Father Kills Teen Who Snuck In House To See Daughter


A Grovetown man fatally shot a 17-year-old teenager who snuck into his home early Saturday to see the man’s 14-year-old daughter, authorities said. Derrick Fulton has not been charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Middleton (pictured), sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris said. The teenager had been invited in by the ...

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SLED Investigating Death of Aiken County Inmate


SLED has been asked to investigate a death of an inmate from the Aiken County Jail that occurred about 6 p.m. Thursday. The male inmate was not identified as authorities work to notify his family. A sheriff’s press release from Thursday night explains the death: “A detention officer was conducting ...

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Aiken Man Jailed for Vandalism at Graniteville Cemetery


An Aiken man has been connected to vandalism at Graniteville Cemetery that was reported before last Halloween. Ashtin Dale Ritchie, 23, was charged Thursday morning with trespassing and leaving the scene of an accident. According to a press release, damage was discovered to several graves on Oct. 30. Also, tire tracks ...

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Missing Evans Teen is Found Safe!

Caidance Butcher

UPDATE: Caidance Butcher was located around 2 am Thursday in the parking lot of Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway.  PREVIOUS STORY: A 15-year-old Evans girl is missing and may have runaway with an unknown man, authorities said. Columbia County authorities are asking local media to publicize the girl’s information because “investigators have ...

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Lakeside High Students Arrested for Oral Sex at School


Two Lakeside High School students were arrested Thursday after a 15-year-old girl gave oral sex to a 17-year-old boy on school property, authorities said. D’Andrew Webb, 17, was charged with solicitation of sodomy and was booked into the Columbia County Jail. The juvenile girl was charged with sodomy and taken to ...

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UPDATE: Missing Augusta Boy is Found Safe!


UPDATE: Missing Juvenile has been recovered and is safe. Details are early but he is fine and with his family. Earlier press release: Richmond County authorities have issued a missing-persons report on a 4-year-old Augusta boy. Gabriel Safford, 4, went missing at 4 p.m. Saturday from 1671 Goshen Road in ...

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