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Brown turkey giveaway set for Monday, but still needs donations

The James Brown Turkey Giveaway is 50 turkeys shy of its giving goal, and the community can still help. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather of Soul and president of the Brown Family Foundation, said she sought donations from the community and other donors to ensure that the giveaway, whi...

11/20/09 - 8:48pm

Let the good times roll: The weekend is here

You can start your weekend off tonight with some clever crafts at the Christmas Made in the South Show at the James Brown Arena, or with some bluegrass and Americana music with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Imperial Theatre. The Rangers perform at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 745 Broad St. Tickets a...

11/20/09 - 3:40pm

Aiken County authorities looking for two suspects in burglaries

AIKEN – Aiken authorities are searching for two suspects wanted in a string of burglaries. Aiken County Sheriff’s Office holds warrants for Kelvin Addison, 24, of the 100 block of Kellogg Drive, Aiken, for grand larceny and first and second degree burglary, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news ...

11/20/09 - 2:47pm

Man wanted in Aiken shooting arrested

AIKEN – Aiken officers arrested a suspect wanted in an August shooting Thursday. Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ernest Sherrod Croft, 19, in the Shiloh Heights area around 5 p.m., public safety Capt. Wendell Hall said in a news release. Mr...

11/20/09 - 1:13pm

Special election set to replace Tarver and Davis

A special election to replace former state Senator Ed Tarver and State Rep. Hardy Davis, who resigned this morning, has been scheduled for January 4, 2010, according to Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director, Lynn Bailey.

11/20/09 - 12:33pm

Suspicious death now being investigated as a homicide

An autopsy revealed that a Warrenville man found dead this morning was beaten to death. John Barrs, 68, died from a severe head injury due to blunt force from an unknown weapon, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release this afternoon. Mr. Barrs' caretaker found him dead at his h...

11/20/09 - 8:34pm

Evans community shows support for family of slain Fort Hood soldier

Family of Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow presented $5,775 check.

11/20/09 - 1:34pm

Dads in Action event slated for tomorrow

The group Dads in Action will hold a "Stop Smoking" workshop from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Julian Smith Barbecue Pit. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost to attend will be $25 for the first 25 smokers who sign up at the door and $35 for the rest, according to a release. For more informat...

11/20/09 - 10:41am

Columbia County pet adoption event starts today

Columbia County Animal Care & Control will be offering a special pet adoption event today and tomorrow. Today, the event lasts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tomorrow, it will go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the shelter, located at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling, according to a release. All dogs and puppie...

11/20/09 - 10:36am

Restoration work today on garden honoring late teacher

Members of the Linda Gail Hendrick Scholarship Committee will be doing restoration work this morning to a garden named for the late teacher at Murphey Middle School. The work, set to occur at 11:30 a.m., will involve volunteers placing shrubbery in the garden, which was created in honor of Ms. Hend...

11/20/09 - 10:29am

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