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Aiken Man Charged with Abuse in Toddler’s Death

An Aiken man has been charged with homicide by child abuse after his girlfriend's 2-year-old boy died at GRU Hospital. Ivory James Blackshire, 28, is accused of beating the child and leading to injuries that...

Hephzibah Mom Jailed for Leaving Toddler in Car Alone

A 2-year-old boy was left alone in a locked vehicle Saturday afternoon at the Travelodge motel in Augusta. A Hephzibah man staying at the Washington Road motel spotted the boy in the truck as he...

Elderly Augusta Man Charged with Raping Young Girl

An elderly Augusta man has been charged with child rape and molestation charges after a 13-year-old girl accused the man of sexually assaulting her since age 9 while he was married to the girl's...

RCSO Launches a New Website

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree announced the launch of a new website on Thursday. Here it is: http://www.richmondcountysheriffsoffice.com/ Sheriff Roundtree said it's a full-service website: “This is another step towards interacting with the public through social media and...

RCSO: Augusta Dad was Drunk in Deadly Wreck

An Augusta father has been charged with causing his son's death while driving drunk in a pickup truck around 2 p.m. today on Hephzibah McBean Road. John Barron Sr., 54, was driving a beat-up 1994...

Deputy Fired After ‘Excessive Force’ Complaint

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office just announced the termination of Deputy Brian McDuffie (right picture). The agency's internal affairs division launched an investigation into the deputy's actions after Augusta mother Kenya James complained her 15-year-old...

Hospital Patient Jailed for Threatening Roundtree

A patient at Doctors Hospital has been arrested for threatening to bomb several buildings and "blow up" Sheriff Richard Roundtree, according to a sheriff's report. Robert Marchman, 60, was being treated at Doctors Hospital on...

Augusta Teen, 17, Sought for Questioning in Shooting

Where is 17-year-old Jamel Olajuwon Boyd? The Augusta teenager is being sought as a "person of interest" in Saturday night's shooting of 39-year-old Julion Tyrone Hamilton. At 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Richmond County deputies answered a call...

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