CRIME & SAFETY
Deputies allegedly assaulted by woman at Augusta elementary school
An Augusta woman was arrested on Nov. 28 after allegedly assaulting Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies at A. Dorothy Hains Elementary School. Tyara Ramsey, 32, of Augusta, is charged with five counts of felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to arrest warrants. At about 6 p.m. Nov. 28,...
Couple charged in August crash that critically injured child in Richmond County
A Snellville woman and Augusta man were recently charged after a serious crash on Milledgeville Road in August that permanently disabled a young boy. James Bernard Thomas, of Augusta, is charged with felony serious injury by vehicle, felony possession of codeine with intent to distribute, and felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to arrest warrants.
Pedestrian killed by car on Nov. 13 identified by Augusta coroner
A pedestrian who died on Nov. 13 after being hit by a car in south Augusta has been identified as an Augusta man. Christopher Antonio Wright, 44, of Augusta, was hit by a car at Mike Padgett Highway and Phinizy Road while walking in the southbound lane, according to previous reporting.
Christmas Tree fire safety tips from Doctors Hospital, Augusta Fire Dept.
Doctors Hospital and the Augusta Fire Department provided a first-hand look Thursday at what could happen to a Christmas Tree if it’s not cared for correctly.
Injuries reported in crash on Bobby Jones Expressway
Injuries have been reported in a crash that happened late Tuesday night in Augusta, according to Richmond County dispatch.
Man allegedly cuts out change machine at Lucy’s Laundry in Martinez
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man suspected of stealing from a local laundromat.
UPDATE: Suspect identified after North Augusta home standoff
Aiken County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect as Daniel Harmon. Deputies say Harmon has been missing since December 2nd. He was taken to a hospital. Right now, the sheriff's office is still looking for Jamilla Smith. They say she went missing with Harmon. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says because of her history, investigators believe she could be in danger.
Crews battle fire on Jones Street in downtown Augusta
Augusta firefighters battled a large fire Monday night in downtown Augusta. Crews responded to a fire on the 900 block of Jones Street just before 7 p.m., according to a news release from the Augusta Fire Department. When they arrived, there was fire and heavy smoke on the building's second...
Three Wanted for Burglary and Other Crimes in Richmond County
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three people who are wanted for several recent crimes at a business in the 2400 block of Mike Padgett Highway. Investigators say the three are wanted for burglary in the 1st Degree, Entering and Auto, and Criminal Damage to Property in the 2nd Degree in connection with the crimes committed November 26.
Man arrested, search for ex-girlfriend continues in Aiken County
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — A man reported missing by family members over the weekend was arrested after a standoff with law enforcement on Tuesday, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office (ACSO). Daniel Harmon, 34, was found at a home on Carpentersville Road in North Augusta under the...
Augusta approves Sheriff’s Office budget increase despite $5,000 dollar bonuses
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is getting a budget increase next year despite ending 2023 with a large enough surplus that employees are getting $5,000 bonuses next week.
Fire Damages Multiple Businesses on Jones Street, No Injuries Reported
Witness the aftermath of a fire that engulfed multiple businesses on Jones Street, Downtown Augusta. The blaze caused significant damage to a florist and a transportation company. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. Stay tuned to learn more about the cause of the fire.
UNLV instructor details moments when shots rang out on campus
UNLV instructor details moments when shots rang out on campus.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Turning Big Budget Surplus into Big Bonuses for Employees
It will be a happier holiday for Sheriff’s Office employees, but some are not happy about it. “It’s not fair it’s not fair to the taxpayers and we have to be a steward of the taxpayers’ dollars. And this is not being a good steward of it,” said Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle.
Aiken Co. man arrested after alleged road rage incident involving gunfire
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – An Aiken County man has been arrested after an alleged road rage incident involving gunfire. According to Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on Sunday, November 19th shortly after 2 A.M. near the intersection of Augusta Road and Thomas Road in Beech Island, South Carolina. Authorities say Jonathan Coppinger, […]
Discover the 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia
Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia, is a combined city and county that is home to about 202,000 people. It is the state’s second-biggest city and famous for being the site of the Master’s Golf Tournament. However, just like in any city, there are parts of Augusta-Richmond County that have higher...
Jingle Jam 10K – The Last Lap To End Domestic Violence
Just a couple of weeks ago, I decided to sign up for the Jingle Jam 10K. It had been a while since I’d done an actual race, and I’d missed running with other people. I usually do the Palmetto Peach right after Thanksgiving, but wasn’t sure I’d be in town for that one. And then the Jingle Jam 10K came across my Facebook feed.
Put Down the Guns Now Young People gives out gun locks to residents after shooting
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — A gunlock giveaway took place in Augusta in honor of Zykee Ryans. The four-year-old died after an accidental shooting on Murphy Road last month. The organizer wants everyone, especially parents, to help protect the youth in the CSRA. Photojournalist Regynal McKie takes us there.
Have you seen this missing Richmond County man?
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking your help in locating a missing 40-year-old man. Prinston Antwawn Brown was last seen on Nov. 22 on Windsor Spring Road at Peach Orchard Road, headed to an “unknown job”, according to the report from the sheriff’s office.
GBI finishes probe on sheriff’s investigator who killed himself
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The GBI says it’s finished its investigation on the Richmond County deputy who fatally shot himself while under investigation over criminal allegations. Investigator Brian Manecke was found dead in his car by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office back in September. The Georgia Bureau of...