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: Two armed robberies during week of Dec. 7

A total of 223 crimes tracked by The Augusta Press were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office during the week of Dec. 7-13. Violent crimes...

Augusta woman convicted on questionable evidence heading home

Angela Mercer pleaded guilty to concealing death of profoundly disabled adult son

While much of country changing attitude toward pot, not Georgia

Half of US states have decriminalized marijuana while efforts in Georgia to lessen punishment continues to fail.

Pair pleads guilty in child abuse case

Plea offered to spare victim further trauma.

Bond denied for Augusta homicide suspect

Peter Berkery contends fatal shooting was in self defense

Jury convicted man of stabbing, murder charges still pending

Joshua Stokes will serve 20 years in prison for the aggravated assault.

Woman alleges excessive force led to serious injuries

Woman contends medical bills over $100,000 as result of encounter with Richmond County Sheriff officers.

District Attorney: Probation appropriate punishment for domestic violence at school

Children witness viscous attack on woman at elementary school.

No more Santa work for former teacher accused of sexual contact with students

Judge signs order prohibiting a former teacher who works as Santa Claus from having any contact with children.

Stay Social taps to run dry

Judge rules in favor of county commission on revocation of Stay Social's liquor license

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