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Augusta Drug Dealer Jailed in Liquor Store Killing


An Augusta man has been arrested in the Jan. 4th fatal shooting outside a liquor store, authorities said. Kevin Antwan Williams, a convicted drug dealer, was charged Sunday with murder in connection with the slaying of 34-year-old James J. “Mel” Sims III of Augusta (pictured). Sims was shot outside Kissingbower Package ...

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Hephzibah Murder Victim is Identified

Zachary Nutter

Authorities have identified the man fatally shot in Hephzibah on Friday. Zachary T. Nutter, 26 (pictured), was shot once in the head on the 5000 block of Fulcher Road and was rushed to GRU, where he was pronounced dead. Sheriff’s officials say the have “everyone of relevance in custody.” No arrests ...

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D.A. Ashley Wright Defends Probation in Martinez Case

Bentley Reeves

District Attorney Ashley Wright has released a defense of this week’s probationary sentence for a couple connected to the death of Martinez infant Bentley Reeves. Last summer, authorities said they believed a Martinez baby was intentionally suffocated by his mother’s boyfriend and filed murder charges in the death of the 6-month-old boy. Lexis Russell ...

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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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Sex Offender Arrested for Rape in Augusta Medical Prison

Isaac Reynolds

A convicted sex offender at Augusta State Medical Prison is facing more time after his arrest for raping another inmate in the gym bathroom, authorities said. (For more crime news, pick up this week’s Jail Report. It is sold in local stores.) Isaac Reynolds, who is serving time for child ...

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Second Man Arrested in Augusta Call Center Murder


A second suspect’s been arrested in last week’s shooting death of a supervisor of Teleperformance call center in Augusta, and he’s a local teen with a history of gun charges. Tarez Gordon, 18, of Augusta (above), was taken into custody Friday night at a residence on Shalimar Drive. He’s been ...

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New Details Released in Jackson Murders; Tip Line Created


Aiken County Sheriff Michel Hunt is asking for the community’s help in identifying a suspect in the horrific double murder of a beloved Jackson couple. The sheriff’s office formed a task force with SLED as they continue to aggressively investigate the shooting deaths of Navy veteran Louis Baker Cochran and his ...

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