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Augusta Woman Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Clarks Hill Drownings

The GBI and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shontover Kirkland, 32, of Augusta, earlier Thursday and charged her with one count of Reckless Conduct and two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter for the drowning deaths...

GBI Makes Arrest in Connection with Clarks Hill Drownings

GBI officials have made an arrest in connection with the Clarks Hill Lake drowning deaths of Augusta fathers Eynn Wilson and Edward “EJ” Kirk in April. Shontover Cynthia Kirkland turned herself in today at...

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Appling Teen for Killing His Abusive Father

A Columbia County teen will not be prosecuted for killing his father last year. Tucker Loyal Gales was 15 when he was initially charged in October 2020 with murder in the death of 66-year-old Wesley...

11 Aiken County Residents To Be Laid to Rest at Pauper Burial Service

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office will be holding their Pauper Burial Services next Thursday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Graniteville Cemetery on Gregg Highway in Graniteville. Eleven deceased Aiken County residents whose bodies...

Labor Day Shooter was a Convicted Felon at Age 14 in Augusta!

An Augusta man who was a convicted felon at age 14 was named the suspect in the Labor Day shootings of two men in a Ford Mustang. Zion Hassani Howard, 21, was captured early Monday,...

Second Suspect Charged in Rape of Girls at Underage Drinking Party in Jackson

Aiken County authorities have released the mugshot after charging the second teen connected to the rapes of two girls at a summer underage drinking party in Jackson. Shawn Neal Jr.,  17, of Riverside Plantation Road,...

EXCLUSIVE: Pre-School Mom Reacts to Support After Arrest for Assaulting Child’s Teacher

Pre-school mother Kasey Brooks reacts to the widespread support for her following her arrest for battery on her child's teacher at Wednesday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church’s preschool program in Grovetown. Hear our...

RCSO Jailer is Accused of Pointing Gun at Another Driver in Road Rage Case

A Richmond County jailer was arrested Thursday after allegedly pointing a gun at another motorist on Interstate 20 in Aiken County, authorities said. Deputy Jailer Michael Grate remained in the Aiken County Detention Center on...