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Sgt. Greg Meagher’s Cause of Death: Environmental Suffocation


The Coroner’s Office has received the results from Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Meagher’s autopsy. “The cause of death will be listed as: Environmental Suffocation.  The cause of death was due to a very low oxygen concentration atmosphere inside the building,” Coroner Mark Bowen said Monday morning in a press ...

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Wanted: Evans Thief Who Likes the Broncos & Patriots!

Fan Zone

Columbia County authorities need your help identifying this thief. The suspect allegedly went into The Fan Zone on Feb. 1 and shoplifted several items, including a Broncos jersey, a Patriots jersey and a beanie hat. The employees suspect he took more from their store,which is located at 4460 Washington Road, ...

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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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Inmate Died of Natural Causes at Aiken County Jail, Coroner Says

Jimmy Keenan Inmate

An inmate found unresponsive in a shower Thursday at the Aiken County Jail died of natural causes, according to the coroner. Jimmy L. Keenan, 58, of Aiken, was pronounced dead after being rushed to Aiken Regional Medical Center around 7 p.m. Thursday night. “Autopsy determined that Mr. Keenan died as ...

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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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