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Taliaferro County deputy arrested in gambling raid

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:37pm


A Taliaferro County sheriff’s deputy was one of 14 arrested during a commercial gambling raid Thursday in Warren County by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

According to a GBI press release, warrants were issued at five locations in Warrenton, Camak and Norwood in Warren County for violation of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws.

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Police seeking 3 in iPhones theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:34pm

Police are seeking three people who stole nearly $4,000 in iPhones from the Apple store on Thursday.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, two men and a woman entered the store at Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road, just before 11 a.m. and took five iPhone 6S models. A store manager told police they removed the security sensors from the back of the phones and bypassed them so the alarm would not go off.



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UGA football player kicked off team after third drug arrest

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:31pm


ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia has booted defensive lineman Chauncey Rivers off the football team after a third drug-related arrest.

Rivers was already suspended for three games to start the season before his third arrest for marijuana possession on Wednesday in DeKalb County. A third violation of Georgia’s drug policy triggers a dismissal.

Rivers is facing four charges in the case, according to county online judicial records.

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26-year-old killed in Deans Bridge Road crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:01pm

A 26-year-old man is dead after a traffic accident in Richmond County on Thursday afternoon.

Brandon Whitaker, of the 3100 block of Blackmon Court, was taken to Augusta University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m., according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

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Hephzibah man wins Harley on scratch-off ticket

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:31pm

A Hephzibah man is cruising on a new Harley after scratching off a win on an instant lottery ticket.

“My wife and I are excited,” D’Angelo Bussey told lottery officials after picking up his prize Wednesday afternoon at Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta. “We can finally take a road trip.

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