Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Jail Report has acquired AugustaCrime.com in a move expected to expand the popularity of the online mugshot website and take the crime-fighting newspaper into the future.
Rickabaugh Publishing, LLC, has purchased the website from AugustaOne, LLC, an Augusta-based company specializing in websites.
Greg Rickabaugh, president of Rickabaugh Publishing LLC and publisher of The Jail Report, said the purchase of AugustaCrime.com comes at a perfect time for The Jail Report, which is wrapping up its third year in publication.
“We are always looking for better and quicker ways to bring crime news to the readers of the Augusta-Aiken area. We are also keenly aware of the need to stay on top of the technology boom and offer readers the tools they need to stay informed of crime in their neighborhoods,” Rickabaugh said.
AugustaCrime.com offers hourly updates on suspects who are arrested in Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties. It also feeds those new mugshots to related Facebook and Twitter feeds.
The Jail Report plans to improve the content currently available on AugustaCrime.com with regular updates of stories, breaking news, wanted people and other features.
At the same time, readers can continue to expect to enjoy the unique content only available in the print edition of The Jail Report, which publishes each Wednesday.
The Jail Report will also continue to operate its popular Facebook page, which has 52,000 fans, making it the most popular Facebook page for news in the CSRA.
In similar regards, AugustaCrime.com has become hugely popular online. It has registered 500,000 page views in the last month with 172,000 unique visitors over the life of the website.