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Ex-SC Gov. Edwards dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died.

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Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 15-22

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 15-22.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harrell Tiller  (pictured here.)
Top Stories of 2014

Ice storm cleanup bill lingers

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind.


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Carjacking reported in North Augusta

Police said a 21-year-old woman was kidnapped during a carjacking in North Augusta early this morning.

1991 shooting death of man outside club still unsolved

Standing outside a Sand Bar Ferry Road nightclub, 19-year-old Alvin Howard Jr. was shot twice by unknown assailants in the early hours of Oct. 27, 1991. Twenty-three years later, his death remains ...

Byrd named South Carolina player of the year

North Augusta linebacker Rashad Byrd's quickness and nose for the football turned him into a defensive stalwart this past season, earning him the South Carolina Football Player of the Year award.

Editorial: Better late than never

While news of the potential construction delay is disappointing, we're taking comfort in knowing approval of the water permit means work at the site will not be disrupted.
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