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.
Bond denied for man charged in 2020 barbershop slaying
An Augusta man was denied bond for his part in the slaying of two men at a Harrisburg barber shop in 2020.
State settles civil rights lawsuit over Augusta State Medical Prison conditions
Georgia has settled a civil rights lawsuit over conditions at Augusta State Medical Prison.
Redfield is formally charged in Arbrie Anthony murder case
Antoine Redfield was formally charged in the Jan. 21 shooting of Arbrie Anthony.
Shooting was a crime of opportunity, defendant tells court
It was just a crime of opportunity for four young people who thought a nice watch was reason for a robbery attempt that turned into a murder, one of the participants said Thursday, Jan. 20 during a Richmond County Superior Court hearing.
Bond denied for Burke County man accused of sexually assaulting two girls
A Burke County man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls was denied bond for a second time Wednesday, Jan. 19. James S. Young, 47, faces...
Richmond County DA drops earlier murder charge against man implicated in Arbrie Anthony shooting
Richmond County District Attorney Jared Williams has dropped murder charges against the man accused of involvement in the shooting death of 8-year-old Arbrie Anthony.
Former prison employee granted bond on smuggling, sexual assault charges
A former employee at the Augusta State Medical Prison was granted bond Jan. 18.
‘Serial rapist,’ who targeted military wives, to be paroled. Paine fights decision.
State parole board members think Willie Lee Johnson has probably spent enough time behind bars.
Father of homicide victim files civil suit
The father of a young man fatally shot at an Augusta club has filed suit against the club's owners.