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Evans High Student Arrested for Assaulting Teacher

An Evans High School student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a teacher, authorities said.Brandon Manuel, 18, was in homeroom Wednesday morning when teacher Elizabeth Smith came into the class to make sure students...

Augusta Man Fires Weapon While Cleaning It

An elderly Augusta man's decision to clean his handgun while drinking ended in his arrest Tuesday after he accidentally shot a hole in his wall and into the next apartment, authorities said.Fred Cates, 68,...

Veteran Officer Fired & Jailed for Misusing Computer

A veteran officer with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has been fired and arrested after allegedly soliciting business for a personal injury attorney while on duty.Staff Sgt. David Kitchens, 48, was charged this afternoon...

Aiken Man Escapes from Police During Traffic Arrest

Aiken Public Safety is asking for the public's help in locating 33-year-old Marrio Sherard Parker on escape, weapon, and drug charges.Police say Parker was stopped for speeding on Whiskey Road and the officer smelled...

Caught on Video: Child Cruelty at Augusta Day Care

An Augusta day care worker has been charged with child cruelty after being caught on video striking a 3-year-old boy with a plastic object as well as yelling and violently grabbing him, a sheriff's...

Ex-Cop Arrested for Stalking Ex-Wife for 3rd Time

Former sheriff's Investigator Tim Tobias was arrested last night in Columbia County for stalking his ex-wife -- again.The former Richmond County investigator is on probation for stalking the victim on two previous occasions. His...

CCSO: Man, 55, Seeks Sex Online from Girl, 14

Columbia County authorities arrested a 55-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly seeking sex from a 14-year-old girl during an Internet chat.Erik Klaproth is accused of contacting someone he thought was a girl on Feb. 17...

Augusta Store Busted for Video Gambling Payouts

The store owner and a clerk at an Augusta convenience store were busted Tuesday for giving cash payouts on video gambling machines.Hemant Phutane, 36, store owner of C-Mart Gas Station (left), and clerk Mukundlal...

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