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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Golden Isles Injustice: Glynn County investigated one person 2009 in murder of entire family

On Aug. 29, 2009, in another Brunswick trailer park, the bodies of seven people were found savagely beaten in a single-wide trailer at the New Hope Mobile Home Park.

Woman granted bond in 2019 Augusta homicide

Bond has been granted for a woman arrested in a 2019 slaying.

Teen accused in football game shooting granted bond

A teen will be on electronic monitoring pending possible indictment and trial.

Augusta man convicted of rape, kidnapping and burglary

An Augusta man has been convicted and sentenced in the brutal assault of a mother of three.

Prison term imposed for repeated public indecency

A man who has repeatedly exposed himself to women in public was sentenced to prison.

Golden Isles Injustice: Incredible witnesses testified in 2007 Brunswick Judicial District rape and murder case

Neighbors were accused in the rape and murder of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios.

Woman charged with stealing from and neglecting disabled man

Woman already facing child neglect allegations now charged with exploiting and neglecting disabled man in her care.

Trial begins for man accused of rape

Man on trial again for rape. Juries acquitted him in three other unrelated sexual assaults.

Bond granted in teacher’s sexual assault case

Scott Hooker granted bond in Columbia County case

Teen’s escape attempt fails

A teen fell from second story balcony after a court appearance Monday.

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