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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Stay Social loses legal challenge on liquor license

Judge's ruling affirms Columbia County commissioners vote to revoke alcohol sales license

Augusta woman entitled to new trial

Augusta woman to be released from prison after six years

Election complaint fails in Columbia County

After complain file woman no-show for specially set hearing

Bond decision delayed for Augusta woman accused of murder

Possible domestic violence by victim lead to fatal shooting.

Bond denied in alleged gang shooting that claimed another innocent life

A suspect in another gang feud shooting that left an innocent person dead was denied bond Friday, Dec. 9 in Richmond County Superior Court.

Jury convicts Augusta man in 2019 fatal shooting

Jury rejects Augusta man's claim of self defense in killing.

Man pleads in child neglect of infant

Victim extremely malnourished when rescued.

Prison term set in near fatal domestic violence crimes

History of domestic violence contributing factor in lengthy prison term, judge said.

Trial begins for Augusta man accused in 2019 homicide

Jury to decide if fatal shooting resulted from rage over minor traffic accident or self defense

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