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Beech Island man charged in connection to violent assault on Aiken woman
A Beech Island man was charged Sunday in connection to the assault of a 35-year-old Aiken woman at her Sandlapper Court apartment.Deontra Elbert Scruggs, 27, of the 400 block of Ron Road, is charged with first-degree domestic violence, according to jail records.Aiken Department of Public Safety offi
At least one person shot in south Augusta
Tuesday, October 23, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- At least one person has been shot on the 1600 Block of Cider Lane, in south Augusta.The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies are still on scene.Details are limited at this time. Check back with News 12 for the latest.
North Augusta looks to ease up on small businesses without giving up heritage at Envision
Monday, October 23rd, 2018 / News 12 at 11 o'clockNORTH AUGUSTA, SC. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's as close to a crystal ball as North Augusta can get. At a conference tonight, leaders talked about their vision for the city over the coming years and started making plans to accomplish it.Bill Jakson retired ba
Man wanted for questioning in forgery in Augusta
Zyikel Elijah Jessie, 18 years old, is wanted for questioning in a 4th degree forgery case. He is 6 ft. tall and around 145 lbs. If you have any information about this subject, contact Inv. Kris Lapham or any Financial Crimes Investigator at 706-821-1020 or 706-821-1080.
Sitel looking to fill more than 350 full-time positions
SITEL is looking to hire more than 350 full-time employees.They are hosting a hiring fair today at their location on Windsor Spring Road in South Augusta.It's from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.You can also apply online at and enter the keyword "Augusta".
Crime blotter for Oct. 24
Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:A Windsor man called police Tuesday morning claiming hisex-wife had thrown his personal items into the yardoutside his Pearl Bonnette Road home and caused damage to other items. Deputies took the woman to a nearby ho
North Augusta returns to top 10 in media poll
Region 5-AAA champion Strom Thurmond (8-2, 4-0) held on to the No. 5 spot after closing its regular season with a victory against Pelion. The Rebels now have two weeks to prepare for the postseason. Dillon is still the Unanimous No. 1 choice followed by Chapman, Chester and May River.
Fire destroys building in Warrenville on Tuesday afternoon
The fire, which was called out as a fully engulfed structure fire around 2:30 p.m., was largely contained by 3:30 p.m.
I-TEAM INVESTIGATES | Questions over county inspections following 12-year-old electrocution death
ByKelly Wiley, Alexa Lightle; Ciara Cummings; Brooke Zauner; Staff|Posted:Fri 7:43 PM, Oct 19, 2018|Updated: Mon 7:53 PM, Oct 22, 2018
North Augusta Middle School teacher under investigation after leaving child in vehicle
A North Augusta math teacher is under investigation for unlawful conduct toward a child.Raquel Drayton Stevens, 30, of North Augusta, is under investigation for leaving her 2-year-old child in her vehicle while she was at work at North Augusta Middle School, according to an incident report from the
Crime blotter for Oct. 23
Officers charged a man Sunday withdisorderly conductafter he showed up intoxicated to another man’s Richland Avenue home, entered without permission, went into a bedroom and fell asleep. The owner called police saying he did not know the man.
Warrenville man charged in connection to violent assault involving pregnant woman
A Warrenville man was charged Friday in connection with a violent assault involving a pregnant woman on Les Drive last month.Matthew Alexander Fields, 22, is charged with first-degree domestic violence, pointing and presenting firearms at a person, resisting arrest and larceny, according to jail rec
Hit and Run Suspect Arrested
Deputies have arrested Gary Vaughn Prescott for the incident that happened Friday afternoon. The child, who suffered non life threatening injuries, was hit near the intersection of Halifax and Blue Ridge Drive.
City of North Augusta holds day two of Envision planning session
North Augusta City Council continued their quest for a vision and the future of the city during Envision 2018B on Monday afternoon and evening.The city started on Oct. 5 with an all-day meeting working towards creating a vision for the future, where they came away with a list of 20-something “forwar
Richmond County deputies searching for missing woman with dementia
Deputies say 66-year-old Ann Garrett Taylor walked away from her home on Gibson Drive Friday night. Taylor was last seen wearing a blue hospital shirt, multicolored pants, and turquoise slippers.
UPDATE | Man arrested in connection to hit-and-run accident that injured 11-year-old
Monday, October 22, 2018COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County deputies say they have arrested a man in connection to a hit-and-run Friday afternoon on Blue Ridge Driver.Deputies say Gary Vaughn Prescott Jr has been arrested.More details to follow.Sunday, October 21, 2018(News 12 at 11)
Aiken couple’s business catapults from a local enterprise to a national success
When Brian and Megan Pruitt moved to Aiken, they were new faces in an unfamiliar community. They were busy with work and children. All the signs pointed to one thing: they weren’t getting out for a date night anytime soon."When we first moved here, I was ready to give birth to our second child," sai
Winning $150,000 Powerball ticket sold in Aiken
A winning lottery ticket sold at an Aiken grocery store has made someone $150,000 richer.The S.C. Education Lottery did not name the winner in a news release, but the winning Powerball ticket was purchased at the Publix Super Market on Eastgate Drive, according to the release. The numbers for the ti
Coroner IDs 25-year-old West Columbia woman as victim in fatal shooting near Farrow Road
The Richland County Coroner has identified the female victim who died following a shooting Saturday morning. Twenty-five-year-old Jerri Lynn Sigmon of West Columbia died from a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported from the scene to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where she died
Grovetown Mayor makes one sex offenders one less worry on Halloween
GROVETOWN (WFXG) - If you live in Grovetown and plan to take your kids trick or treating Mayor Gary Jones is making moves to lift concerns about sex offenders. Mayor Jones made a post on Facebook Monday morning saying:“In order to ensure the safety of our children, all sex offenders in the City of G