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Crime blotter for Aug. 17
Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:An Aiken man reported Wednesdaysomeone stole the license platefrom his car while it was parked on Ridgecrest Road.Deputies charged a homeless man Wednesday withsecond-degree burglary and possession of a controlled su
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
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.
Police asking for help locating women wanted for fraud
The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help locating an Aiken woman wanted on charges of fraud.Denea Latoya Burts, 29, has outstanding warrants for financial transaction fraud, according to a release provided by Aiken Public Safety.
Police bookings for Aug. 16
These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for Aug. 14, 2018. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have been arre
Graniteville man charged in connection to assault on two women
A Graniteville man was charged Tuesday in connection with an assault involving two women at a gas station on Bettis Academy Road in Graniteville.Bernard Johnson Jr., 49, of the 300 block of Gentry Street, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and trespassing after notice, according to jail
SC lawyers ask Aiken to help support Williamsburg County Schools
Lawyers with the South Carolina Bar are running a hygiene drive for students in the Williamsburg County School District, and they are getting Aiken involved by creating a drop-off site at the Aiken County Public Defender's Office.Williamsburg is one of the poorest counties in South Carolina, with a
Aiken leaders hold community meeting to discuss Crosland Park properties
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018News 12 at 11AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WRDW/WAGT) -- Gary Yount says he's seen his community change over time."I've lived in Crosland Park for....twenty two years," he said.There have been ups and downs but he knows one thing has always been true."We know we're not a perfect neighborho
Two YDC correctional officers fired, arrested
Thursday, August 16, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice has fired two Augusta Youth Development Campus correctional officers.Chiquita Owsley and Ashley Mathis have been arrested after officials say they knowingly concealed cellphones and carried them into the
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
SCDOT: No public meeting on Silver Bluff Road in Aiken planned for September
Buy NowWidening and making other improvements to this stretch on Silver Bluff Road is taking longer than expected. It was supposed to have been completed by Aug. 31, 2017. The revised completion date is July 31, 2019.Staff Photo by Cindy Kubovic
"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.
Former Ga Congressional candidate charged with murder, back in Aiken County jail
Former candidate charged shooting death of campaign treasurer, backed gun control during raceFormer Ga. Congressional Candidate arrested in Powderhouse Road murderAIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - A former Georgia Congressional candidate charged with murdering her campaign treasurer is back in an Aiken County ja
Seven candidates to run for Aiken County School Board
Seven candidates will vie for four seats on the Aiken County Board of Education in the Nov. 6 general election.A fifth seat, District 5 representing the North Augusta area, will be filled by write-in.Incumbent Levi Green, the board's chairman, will face Jason Crane for the District 2 seat, which rep
Overnight shooting at Aiken restaurant
Monday, August 13, 2018AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- At least one person was hit when shots were fired at an Aiken restaurant and lounge early Monday morning.It happened around 2:21 a.m. at the Seventh Lounge, located on the 1600 block of Richland Avenue E.One person was injured, but News 12 has not be
Multi agency task force assist in multiple arrests
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A task force consisting of the GBI, GSP, ATF, US Marshals and the FBI joined with Richmond County Deputies to assist in serving parole and probations violation warrants.
One injured in shooting at Aiken club early Monday
A man was injured after a shooting early Monday at a club in Aiken.At 2:22 a.m., Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call about a disturbance at Seventh Lounge on Richland Ave. E., according to Capt. Eric Abdullah.
Richmond County Sheriff's Office to set off old explosives Thursday
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says their Bomb Squad will be getting rid of old explosives Thursday morning, into the afternoon.
UPDATE: Aiken school construction and the district seeking teachers
Aiken High School's phase 2 addition is well underway, with roof-decks going up now,"We are running about 35% complete there," Kevin Chipman, Aiken School's Facilities Construction Director, said.
Aiken County school district is first in state to participate in national music program
Aiken County Public Schools is the only district in South Carolina to be chosen to participate in a national music education program.The district will participate in the Music Education District Support Services, or MEDSS, program, started by the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, for the next three yea