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Martinez Man Embezzles $200,000 from Lumber Co.

A Martinez man has been charged with embezzling over $200,000 while working as a salesman at Howard Lumber Co. in Evans. Charles Holtzclaw Jr., 26, turned himself in Friday afternoon to face charges under the...

Barber Jailed for Shooting at Teen After ‘Robbery Attempt’

An Augusta barber was charged Saturday with reckless conduct for allegedly chasing a teenager and shooting at him. But the barber claims he was justified because the teen was trying to rob him, according to...

2 Golf Visitors Arrested at Masters for Disorderly Conduct

The street preacher from Tennessee wasn't the only person arrested at Augusta National Golf Club this week. At least two more visitors spent time in jail this week after causing problems at Gate 6 on...

Street Preacher Arrested Outside Augusta National

A street preacher from Tennessee was arrested Wednesday outside Augusta National Golf Club, accused of trespassing on club property after being told to leave. Larry Craft, a controversial street preacher who travels the country with...

North Augusta Man Sets Fire to ‘Possessed’ House

A North Augusta man set fire to his own house Wednesday because the house was "possessed," authorities say. Donald Ginn, 29, was charged with arson in the third degree following the morning fire at 1005...

Greyhound Passenger Found with 25 Pounds of Marijuana

A passenger on a Greyhound bus was caught in Augusta Tuesday night with 25 pounds of marijuana. Charles Edward Smith Jr., 28, of Hemingway, S.C., was carrying the dope in his luggage and tried to...

Columbia County Seeks Suspect for Child Molestation

Columbia County authorities are looking for 50-year-old Peter Johnson for child molestation and aggravated child molestation. Johnson, also known as "Bo-Peep," is accused of repeatedly touching the private area of his girlfriend's 8-year-old granddaughter when...

Grandma Leaves 5-Year-Old Girl in Car Alone to Shop

A Hephzibah woman was arrested Saturday for leaving her 5-year-old granddaughter alone in a car outside the Tobacco Road Bi-Lo, a sheriff's report says. Laura Banks, 48, was charged with deprivation of a minor in...

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