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Hephzibah Man Rapes Girl, 4 Months After Prison Release

A violent offender who was released early from prison in April on a robbery conviction has been arrested again, this time accused of raping a 14-year-old Augusta girl. Chauncey Bryant, 25, of Creekview Drive, Hephzibah, allegedly...

Man Jailed for Leaving Sick Dog at North Augusta Vet

A man wanted for abandoning his dog at a North Augusta vet’s office in April was arrested last Wednesday night during a traffic stop. Emmett Maurice Robinson, 37, of the 2900 block of Algernon Circle,...

RCSO Earns National Accreditation

On Saturday, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) at its Fall Conference in Miami, Florida. During the Commission hearing, Sheriff Roundtree answered...

No Charges in Road Rage Shooting; N.A. Man Fired in Self Defense

A North Augusta man who shot six times at a pick-up truck in Augusta Thursday night and critically injured the driver will not be charged, authorities said. Austin Dean Burch, 27, of North Augusta, was "justified in his...

N. Augusta Teen, 15, Sneaks Out to Have Sex with Older Teen

A police officer caught an underage girl having car sex with an older teen last weekend outside North Augusta High School, according to a police report. The girl, 15, confessed that she just met the 19-year-old...

The Reason We Ran This Mugshot in Our Paper

To begin with, he's 17. Not everyone understands that a 17-year-old boy is considered an adult in the eyes of the law, and he is taken to the jail with all the other adults, not...

Fired! Magistrate Court Clerk Steals Fees in Augusta

A deputy court clerk in Richmond County was charged Tuesday with stealing over $1,000 in fines paid to the Magistrate Court Clerk's Office. Estela Figueroa, 46, of Andorra Drive, Hephzibah, was arrested on a felony...

Aiken Woman Doesn’t Like Hearing Spanish at Mexican Restaurant

 A drunk woman became enraged Friday night when she heard waiters and waitresses speaking Spanish at Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant on Richland Avenue in Aiken. Wendy Autwell, 42, of the 200 block of Outing...

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