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Free boat safety inspections offered

The Savannah River Sail and Power Squadron will offer free boating safety inspections this month in anticipation of National Safe Boating Week May 22-28. This year, for the first time, squadron inspectors will come to the boat's location on request to avoid asking owners to tow their vessels to a pr...

05/12/10 - 5:51pm

Perdue announces executive appointments

  ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced today several executive appointments including a Waynesboro man. Dr. Frank L. Carter, 50, was appointed to the state Board for Physician Workforce. According to a press release, Carter is a physician and partner with Medica...

05/12/10 - 5:44pm

Most Aiken lawmakers vote Sanford override

S.C. House votes to overturn the governor's veto of a cigarette-tax increase with the help of all by one of Aiken County's House lawmakers.

05/12/10 - 5:29pm

SC bill opens ethics queries to public

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would open up ethics investigations to public scrutiny as soon as decisions to pursue charges are made. The 38-0 Senate vote today sends the bill back to the House. It's one of several measures legislators have ...

05/12/10 - 5:21pm

SC issues order in alleged insurance fraud

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina today became the latest state to take regulatory action against individuals and companies the state Insurance Department alleges are involved in a nationwide insurance fraud. Insurance Commissioner Scott Richardson issued a cease-and-desist order naming 19...

05/12/10 - 5:16pm

5 Ga. school districts linked to cheating

ATLANTA - Eleven educators from five Georgia school districts will be investigated as part of a massive statewide probe into possible cheating on standardized tests last year. Kathleen Mathers with the Governor's Office of Student Achievement told the state Board of Education today that about h...

05/12/10 - 5:12pm

Expect Thunder on Saturday

The Thunder Over Augusta salute for Armed Forces Day on Saturday includes fireworks, musical performances, motorcycle stunt riders and a car show. See Thursday's Applause for your guide to the festival and other events this weekend.

 

05/12/10 - 4:18pm

Man injured, robbed in Wagener

A Wagener woman and an Aiken man were carjacked and robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning, according to Sheriff's Office incident reports. The woman, 20, and man, 30, were talking in her front yard on Old Indian Trailwhen a man approached and demanded money. He took the male victim's pan...

05/12/10 - 3:33pm

Aiken restaurant robber foiled

AIKEN -- A woman was robbed at gun point while trying to open Krystal's Restaurant on Whiskey Road Tuesday morning, according to Aiken Public Safety incident reports. The woman said she was preparing for business when a black male appeared at the rear door of the restaurant. The woman stepped out an...

05/12/10 - 3:19pm

Parking lot thefts at Aiken High

AIKEN -- Aiken High students found four vehicles broken into and one stolen from the school parking lot when they returned from a soccer game Tuesday night, according to Aiken Public Safety incident reports. The team was returning from Charleston about 11:30 p.m. where they found drivers' side windo...

05/12/10 - 4:53pm
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