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Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007

Officials believe man was shot

An Augusta man whose body was found Thursday near a North Augusta golf course was likely shot to death elsewhere and dumped in a wooded area where someone tried to set his body ablaze, the Aiken ...
By J. Scott Trubey

Friday, Dec. 28, 2007

Classes review road skills

NORTH AUGUSTA --- Congested roads and physical limitations can make the highway a dangerous place for seniors.
By J. Scott Trubey

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007

Leader opposed to giveaway is named 'Scrooge' by firm

The leader of a national organization that protested a church-sponsored shoe giveaway in schools in Aiken and Edgefield counties has been named the Scrooge of the Year by a public-interest law firm.
By J. Scott Trubey

Friday, Dec. 21, 2007

Panel OKs riverfront development

Plans to develop a mixed-use community at a site along the Savannah River near the Fifth Street bridge received the North Augusta Planning Commission's blessing Thursday night.
By J. Scott Trubey

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007

Developer proposes residences on river

The North Augusta Planning Commission will consider development plans tonight that could bring more than 250 apartment units to a site along the Savannah River near the Fifth Street bridge.
By J. Scott Trubey

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007

Club comes out swinging

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Almost eight months to the day after fire razed the North Augusta Golf and Country Club clubhouse, employees and family members of CEO Fred Layman stood behind him Monday as he ...
By J. Scott Trubey

Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

Ministry defies critics, gives shoes to pupils

NEW ELLENTON --- A group of North Augusta missionaries Thursday donated shoes to Greendale Elementary School pupils and as school officials had promised, no religious strings appeared to be attached.
By J. Scott Trubey

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007

Advocates for the disabled reorganize

A disbanded advocacy group for the handicapped reorganized Wednesday, renewing its call for greater accessibility for the disabled in Augusta.
By J. Scott Trubey

Schools say no religion is allowed in shoe giveaway

School officials in Aiken and Edgefield counties said Wednesday that no religious rituals are allowed as part of a church-sponsored shoe giveaway program criticized for being an unlawful blend of ...
By J. Scott Trubey

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007

Group fights shoe giveaway

NORTH AUGUSTA --- A national organization is protesting a church-sponsored shoe giveaway program in some schools in Aiken and Edgefield counties, saying it violates the legal separation of church ...
By J. Scott Trubey

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007

McCain lays out issues in front of lunch crowd

Republican presidential candidate John McCain stumped for votes in Aiken County on Monday, rallying the base five weeks before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary.
By J. Scott Trubey and Julia Sellers

Friday, Dec. 7, 2007

Pilot was focused on flying

A few seconds separated Harold Dillon from being another victim of a plane crash Wednesday night.
By J. Scott Trubey and Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007

Commissioners pick home for sculpture

The Butterfly finally has a permanent place to land in the Columbia County Memorial Gardens.
By J. Scott Trubey

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007

Makeup day adds space for storage

After turning away some residents at an electronics recycling event in September, Columbia County officials said they made sure Saturday's makeup event went off without a hitch.
By J. Scott Trubey

Shooting death is investigated

Columbia County authorities are investigating a Saturday morning shooting death in the Rivershyre subdivision of Evans.
By J. Scott Trubey

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007

Thousands celebrate comedian

The city of Harlem opened its arms to the world Saturday as thousands of people from across the nation and across the Atlantic gathered for the 19th annual Oliver Hardy Festival.
By J. Scott Trubey

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007

Cask requires drivers' respect

A 105,000-pound big rig loaded with radioactive waste would not be the vehicle to cut off on Interstate 20.
By J. Scott Trubey

New I-20 ramps will open

New entrance and exit ramps will soon open at Interstate 20 and Walton Way Extension, providing a detour for a ramp that will close days later at the interstate and Bobby Jones Expressway.
By J. Scott Trubey and Preston Sparks

Friday, Oct. 5, 2007

Fourth-year instructor follows mom's example

River Ridge Elementary School music teacher Danielle Callan chose to enter the same profession as her mother. On Thursday night, she followed in her mom's footsteps again, being named the 2007-08 ...
By J. Scott Trubey

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007

Park opens to community acclaim

Columbia County opened its new home for youth soccer Saturday, and officials say the long-awaited Blanchard Woods Park rivals public recreation facilities across the Southeast.
By J. Scott Trubey
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