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Area school closings announced

Schools in Aiken and Edge­field counties will be closed Monday because of the heavy rain in South Carolina. Schools in Bamberg District 1 will also be closed Monday.

Grade your officials

Recent events have called into question the leadership of some of the area’s top officials and governmental bodies. So we want to know what you think of our leaders.

Mayor's car request can't get in gear

The request wasn’t even given lip service before being unanimously rejected at last week’s finance committee meeting, which has probably never happened before.

Rainfall totals

Get the latest rainfall totals for Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Aiken and Edgefield counties. Possible flooding is expected throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

First-person shooter

It was a simulated domestic violence call. The suspected abuser was armed. And the victim died because the police officer – played by me – blew it.

Faces of Survival: Susanne McLaughlin

Susanne McLaughlin had lost her sister to breast cancer a year before her hand brushed across something strange in her left breast. A mammogram and a biopsy confirmed it was cancer.
By Lisa Kaylor

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Listing of events associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Moore: History is forgetful of anesthesia's true maker

Crawford Long developed anesthesia, but since he didn't publish, he lost out to a Boston dentist.
By Glynn Moore

Teenager's 2003 shooting death still unsolved

Larry L. Drayton, 15, was shot near his apartment on Bahama Drive. Police said investigators were unable to find a weapon or a reason why he was killed.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County Sheriff's Office holds forum

Moderated by Sheriff Richard Roundtree, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office held an open forum Thursday evening on Golden Camp Road.

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County

Alabama rolls by Georgia in blowout 

ATHENS, Ga. — As the boos grew louder with every incompletion, interception or inconsistent play, No. 8 Georgia fell behind even more to No. 13 Alabama and eventually lost, 38-10, Saturday at ...

Editorial: Put a squeeze on 'juicing'

We're confident in the department moving forward. But it wouldn't hurt for the department to add to that confidence.
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