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.
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.
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
Columbia County parent sues over alleged reference to LGBTQ in children’s book
Columbia County mother contends a kiss is not just a kiss.