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: 239 crimes reported in Richmond County for the week of May 11-17

More than 239 crimes were committed in Richmond County May 11-17. Use our crime map to see where they happened.

Details emerge in separate January shootings that killed Arbrie Anthony and wounded two

One vehicle provides the link to five suspects and two separate January shooting incidents that injured two children and killed one.

Second in command in Richmond County Solicitor’s office is accused of domestic abuse

The second in command at the Richmond County Solicitor's office has been placed on leave pending after being accused of domestic violence.

Augusta man who stole homicide victim’s vehicle night of killing walks on probation

An Augusta man who stole a vehicle from an acquaintance the day someone bashed in the man’s head, killing him, and setting his house on fire, was released on probation after pleading guilty to theft earlier this month.

Program graduates take steps to re-enter society successfully

Seven people at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center graduated May 19 with certificates from the IN2WORK program and the National Restaurant Association.

Bond denied in 2017 fatal drive-by shooting in Augusta

An Augusta man who has been in jail for nearly five years awaiting trial on murder and other charges was denied bond on Wednesday, May 18.

Augusta man to face possible indictment in brother-in-law’s fatal shooting

A Richmond County judge found probable cause to refer a a murder charge against Carlos Figueroa to the grand jury.

Bond denied in Columbia County arson case

Chief Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. denied bond in the first-degree arson case of Michael T. Robinson, who is alleged to have set fire to his mother's house on Old Ferry Road.

Suit filed against city of Hephzibah and commission chairman over animal cruelty arrest

A Hephzibah man who contends his arrest for animal cruelty was without merit and spearheaded by the Hephzibah commission chairman has filed suit.

Prosecutor dropping elderly exploitation case

A charge of exploitation of an elderly adult will be dismissed against an Augusta woman because the victim has died, a prosecutor announced Monday, May 16.

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