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Cops find marijuana in flower bed

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta Public Safety officer found a marijuana plant outside the front door of an abandoned house on Tuesday. The officer, who was there to serve civil papers, said he also found three marijuana plants in the flower bed of a house on the 100 block of Crystal Lake Drive. The...

05/05/10 - 5:51am

Hearing set on plan to close Yucca

LAS VEGAS - Administrative judges from a Nuclear Regulatory Commission branch have scheduled hearings June 3 and 4 in Las Vegas on whether a plan to build a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada should be shut down. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is due to decide by June 30 whether the federa...

05/04/10 - 6:03pm

Aiken teen faces school drug charge

A 13-year-old Aiken Middle School student was charged with possession of drug paraphrenelia and could face expulsion. Assistant Principal Samantha Nobles told officers on Monday that students said the teenager had a marijuana pipe, according to an Aiken Public Safety incident report. The studen...

05/04/10 - 4:55pm

More than 600 job seekers attend Fort Gordon job fair

Chief Warrant Officer Sherill Small was using the job fair to measure how much longer she is going to stay in the Army. After more than 20 years of Army life, she was roaming the Army Reserve Center building on Fort Gordon this afternoon. For four hours, about 50 employers, educational institutions ...

07/16/10 - 8:49pm

Student suspended for burning hair

A Butler High School student has been suspended for the rest of this school year and the first semester of next year after authorities say he caught a female student's hair on fire while flicking a lighter. The incident occurred on March 15 as the student was using the lighter on and off a school bu...

05/04/10 - 1:09pm

Aiken High student named Presidential Scholar

  AIKEN -- An Aiken High School senior was named today as a Presidential Scholar, according to a release from federal Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Aric Berning was one of 141 students to receive the award nationwide and among three South Carolina students receiving the honor. Bernin...

05/04/10 - 12:13pm

Opinions sought tonight on Graniteville pool closing

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Council is looking for input tonight on whether they should proceed with closing the Graniteville swimming pool. The pool, which requires about $93,000 in upgrades in addition to yearly maintenance, was closed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control until...

05/04/10 - 11:53am

4 arrested following break-in

  Deputies arrested four people spotted breaking into a Deans Bridge Road clothing store this morning. Richmond County Sheriff's Deputy Brian McDuffie was patrolling the shopping center when he saw a car parked outside Street Dreamz at about 12:30 a.m., according to a sheriff's report. The depu...

05/04/10 - 11:47am

SC boating victim identified

COLUMBIA - Officials have released the name of a fourth person killed after a pair of boating crashes on a South Carolina lake. Multiple media outlets reported that Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 36-year-old Randall Carter of Irmo died early today at a Columbia hospital. Both accidents...

05/04/10 - 8:51am

SCE&G softens rate hike request

CHARLESTON, S.C.  - South Carolina Electric & Gas is proposing millions in credits to its customers to ease the impact of a 9.5 percent rate hike. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported today the company says the move would effectively reduce the rate increase to about 6....

05/04/10 - 8:47am
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