Sandy Hodson

Award-winning journalist Sandy Hodson The Augusta Press courts reporter. She is a native of Indiana, but she has been an Augusta resident since 1995 when she joined the staff of the Augusta Chronicle where she covered courts and public affairs. Hodson is a graduate of Ball State University, and she holds a certificate in investigative reporting from the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization. Before joining the Chronicle, Hodson spent six years at the Jackson, Tenn. Sun. Hodson received the prestigious Georgia Press Association Freedom of Information Award in 2015, and she has won press association awards for investigative reporting, non-deadline reporting, hard news reporting, public service and specialty reporting. In 2000, Hodson won the Georgia Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, and in 2001, she received Honorable Mention for the same award and is a fellow of the National Press Foundation and a graduate of the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting boot camp.
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Crime map: Richmond County crimes included four aggravated assaults for week of Dec. 21

During the week of Dec. 21-27 a total of 182 crimes tracked by The Augusta Press were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. 

Bond denied to one of the people accused of beating, caging victim

Dawson Weston facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

Horror of child abuse exposed

Abused children safe now and parents headed to prison.

Judge grants bond for woman jailed in dragging case

Woman allegedly struck pedestrian's body after he was hit by another vehicle.
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Family of Augusta man dispute finding of suicide

Augusta man died of gunshot wound after police pursuit in Jefferson County. The question is, was it suicide, or were police involved?

Crime map: 211 crimes reported in Richmond County the week of Dec. 14

The 211 crime reported in the week of Dec. 14 included assaults, thefts and vehicle break-ins.

Bond decision delayed for possible suspect in Augusta man’s slaying

Three now accused of kidnapping and assault in death of Augusta man.

Augusta teen sentenced to manslaughter in cousin’s death

Charge reduced in Millik King murder case for lack of intent.

Former ASMP inmate decides not to plead guilty in cellmate’s killing

Four former inmates at Augusta State Medical Prison facing murder charges in slayings inside prison walls

Georgia Supreme Court affirms Augusta murder conviction

92-year-old bed-ridden victim beat to death.

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