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One man dead after overnight car crash in McDuffie County

Officials later identified the victim as 22-year-old Austin Luke Ashley of Warrenton, Georgia. An incident report shows "Ashley lost control of the truck, crossed into the ditch striking a fence and was ejected from the vehicle resulting in his death."

WRDW-TV - 2018-08-18 11:17:00

Thomson’s Johnson to have new song on national radio

“It's a coincidence and also a meant to be kind of thing,” said Johnson. “I grew up right down the road from Thomson's radio station, WTHO. Thomson is one of three stations in Georgia that chart for the MusicRow charting that I'm doing a national push on. So what I'm saying is Thomson is a huge rad

MCDUFFIEPROGRESS.COM - 2018-08-18 22:00:00

Overnight shooting leaves one man dead

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen says officials responded to the 2100 block of McNutt Road Saturday night at 10:19 p.m. in response to a shooting. The victim, identified as 61-year-old Victor Perkins, was found inside his home and appeared to have at least one gunshot wound.

WRDW-TV - 2018-08-19 09:54:00

Child hit by vehicle in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WJBF) - - Lt. Tim Thornton with North Augusta Public Safety confirms that a one-year-old girl was hit by a car tonight. It happened on Conifer Court and Bradleyville Road just before 9 o'clock. She was taken to AUMC. Investigators with Aiken County Sheriff's Office and North Aug

WJBF.COM - 2018-08-19 02:49:30

Jefferson County deputy injured in crash while checking on other deputy

Colonel Clark Hiebert said Sgt. James Kitchens was involved in a single-car crash, after he was being sent to go check on another deputy who was not responding to the calls. Witnesses said Kitchens' vehicle was forced off the road, and the vehicle flipped multiple times.

WRDW-TV - 2018-08-18 21:21:00

Neighborhood watch launched to unify community

The coming together for the watch program was part of an effort to strengthen relationships with the law enforcement and firefighters who serve them. The Housing Authority launched the neighborhood watch as part of its National Night Out celebration. The celebration brought 450 people for fun, foo

MCDUFFIEPROGRESS.COM - 2018-08-18 10:00:00

Augusta University Police looking for man accused of sexual assault

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga.(WJBF)- - Augusta University Police are looking a man accused of exposing himself to a female, Saturday night.

WJBF.COM - 2018-08-19 15:00:48

Rescued dog's journey from the Chernobyl testing site to a home in Grovetown

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018(News 12 at 6 O'Clock)GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- An unlikely partnership between the Ukrainian government and international dog advocates leads to the rescue of hundreds of puppies near the Chernobyl nuclear testing site. 13 of those dogs have found homes across the United

WRDW-TV - 2018-08-18 18:49:00

Sparta man pleads guilty to aggravated assault, sentenced to 7 years in prison

SPARTA, Ga. — Shortly before testimony was to begin Tuesday in the jury trial of a 61-year-old Sparta mechanic in connection with a shooting of an Ohio woman back in 2016, the defendant decided to plead guilty and later was sentenced to seven years in prison.

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-08-18 12:00:00

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MCDUFFIEPROGRESS.COM - 2018-08-18 00:57:39

Local finishes 2nd at Drive, Chip & Putt

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Not many kids can say they have played at Augusta National. But this year for the first time ever, we had a local kid compete in the Drive, Chip and Putt contest at the Masters.

WRDW-TV - 2018-08-18 19:02:00

Suspect on run after shooting at Baymont Hotel in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at an area hotel, Thursday night.


Man wanted in connection to Baymont Inn and Suites shooting

RICHMOND Co., GA (WJBF) - 32-year-old Mark Lynn Daniels is wanted Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon in connection to the Baymont Inn and Suites Hotel shooting.


Georgia woman facing ‘longest sentence’ for leaking to media

Reality Winner, 26, walks out of the Federal Courthouse in Augusta, Ga., Tuesday afternoon June 26, 2018 after pleading guilty to leaking a classified document allegedly taken while she was working as a NSA contractor at Fort Gordon, Ga. She has been held in custody for nearly 13 months on a charge


Seizure causes accident on Mesena Road

Georgia State Patrol Trooper David Osborne responded to the accident and said, “The driver of the black pickup truck was traveling westbound on Mesena Road, crossed over the center line and struck the Honda Accord that was traveling east.”


Two former DJJ Correctional Officers arrested, charged for contraband

DECATUR, Ga. (WJBF) - Two former DJJ officers are facing felony charges after smuggling contraband into the YDC.Chiquita Owsley and Ashley Mathis are accused of bringing cell phones into the Augusta Youth Development Campus and taking them past guard lines while on dudty.They both turned themselves


"There's blood everywhere;" 911 call describes aftermath of armed robbery at Family Dollar

The report says when deputies got to the scene they found a woman on the ground behind the counter with gunshot wounds. A man wearing all black with a bandana over his face held the female employee at gunpoint, demanded money, and then shot her multiple times when she could not open the register.


Officials seek help to locate missing Grovetown man

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Public Safety officials are asking for help locating a missing Grovetown man.Darrell Watson left his residence in Grovetown on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. and has not been seen since.He was driving a 2006 blue Pontiac Grand Prix with front-end damage.Wa


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Crime blotter for Aug. 16

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:Deputies charged a Grovetown woman Wednesday morning withproviding false information to policeafter she gave deputies multiple wrong names when asked to identify herself during a traffic stop on Abear Street in Grani