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Child Molester Killed at Augusta State Medical Prison

Shannon Grier

A child molester was stabbed to death Sunday morning by a fellow inmate at the Augusta State Medical Prison. Shannon Levi Grier (pictured) was pronounced dead at the prison at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said in a press release. Grier appears to have died from multiple ...

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Toe Sucker Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

Joep Leophart

An Aiken County judge ordered toe-sucking sex offender Joey Leaphart to spend a year in prison for failing to properly register. Aiken County Summary Judge Tracey Carroll ordered a sentence of 366 days for Leaphart. He is sitting in the county jail right now, awaiting transport to prison. This week’s ...

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5 Sick & Unfed Dogs Found in Beech Island

Cottie Ledford Arrest

A Beech Island woman has been charged with ill treatment of animals after authorities found a dead dog outside her home and five malnourished dogs inside with no food. Cottie Ledford, a 25-year-old woman with a growing criminal record in Aiken County, was arrested Wednesday by animal control officials. “A ...

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Aiken Man Surrenders for Shooting at Nicholas Village

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Aiken County authorities say 24-year-old Dominique Roscelo Johnson surrendered Wednesday in connection with Tuesday’s shooting at Nicholas Village in Aiken that left a victim with a gunshot to the hip. Around 3:40 pm Tuesday, deputies found the victim laying in the roadway in front of 525 Pine Street suffering from ...

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Augusta Mom Leaves Baby in Car for Cosmetology Exam

Alicia Manigault

A 2-week-old baby has been released from the hospital and his young mother arrested after she left the baby in her SUV while taking a cosmetology exam at an Augusta college on Thursday morning, authorities said. Alicia Manigault, 20, was charged cruelty to children in the second degree. The suspect ...

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Paine College to Require School IDs on Campus

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Beginning July 1, all Paine faculty staff and students will be required to wear their school identification on the college grounds at all times. And visitors are not exempt from the new policy. Anyone on the campus grounds, including those attending community seminars, workshops and activities at the Health, Education, ...

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Exclusive: Timothy Shelnut Jailed Over Alimony Payments

Aegis LERMS

Jail Report Exclusive: Timothy Shelnut, former member of the Georgia Board of Regents and the richest individual to ever call Augusta home, was locked up today for contempt of court. Shelnut, 66, is being accused of hiding assets to avoid paying $199,000 in alimony to his ex-wife, Sam Shelnut, according ...

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Police Use Taser on Hahn Village Shooting Suspect

Marion Pope

Aiken Public Safety investigators arrested Marion Lonnelle Pope on Thursday in connection with the April 22nd shooting spree at Hahn Village in Aiken. Pope, 30, of Aiken, was charged with three counts of assault and battery 1st degree. He is accused of shooting at multiple individuals during a disturbance, but ...

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