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Aiken man charged with moped theft

AIKEN – Aiken County sHeriff’s deputies arrested a man Sunday who they say stole a moped. Michael Deangelo Spencer, 39, of the 1200 Hatchaway Bridge Road in Aiken, was arrested at the Days Inn in the 2600 block of Columbia Highway around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news r...

10/19/09 - 2:38pm

Discuss The Color Purple at our book club meeting tonight

Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple will be discussed from 6:30 to 8 tonight during the first meeting of a book club sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle and the East Central Georgia Library System. The club will meet at the Fried­man Branch Library, 1447 Jack­son Road, Augusta, for an ...

10/19/09 - 2:35pm

Mark McClain's lawyer asks Supreme Court to halt execution

ATLANTA -- Condemned murderer Mark McClain is hoping his lawyers prevail with at least one of the pending legal motions filed with the Georgia and U.S. supreme courts in an effort to prevent his execution that is scheduled for 7 Tuesday evening. He was convicted of murdering Kevin Brown during a 2 ...

10/19/09 - 10:51pm

Augusta Half Marathon road closures

The Augusta Half Marathon will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in downtown Augusta. The following roads will be closed: Broad St. – the west bound lane from 9th St. to 5th St. will be closed from 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 8th St. - between Broad St. and Reynolds will be closed from 6:30 to 7:15 a....

10/20/09 - 1:06pm

USC Aiken offers business networking opportunity

AIKEN – USC Aiken will offer an opportunity for speed networking on Thursday. The networking event, known as Business After Hours, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Convocation Center, according to a news release. Businesses from throughout the area will network with individuals in seven-minute ses...

01/07/10 - 3:27pm

Driver flees after car strikes house in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- An Augusta man crashed his car into a North Augusta home Sunday night and then fled the scene, police say. The resident of the house in the 1200 block of West Avenue reported hearing a loud crash in the front of his residence about 10:45 p.m., according to a police report. Officer...

10/19/09 - 12:05pm

No mask-wearing at fair, Aiken cops warn

AIKEN – Those planning to attend the fair in Aiken this weekend are asked to show their faces. Patrons ages 16 and older of the Western Carolina State Fair, which starts Thursday, are not allowed to wear masks of any kind, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release....

10/19/09 - 1:59pm

Meeting will consider future of SC Episcopal diocese

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina Episcopalians this week consider a resolution to withdraw from the national Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina made up of churches in the eastern and lower part of the state meets in Mount Pleasant on Saturday. One resolution would auth...

10/19/09 - 10:33am

Aiken schools get computer, training grant funds

Aiken County schools received $175,000 for new computers and technology training through the Enhancing Education through Technology grant, according to the state Education Department. The state announced Friday that 44 school districts, almost half of South Carolina’s school districts, would r...

10/19/09 - 10:22am

'Saggy pants' issue on Tuesday's Richmond school board agenda

The Richmond County school board will meet Tuesday to consider a policy aimed at those wearing “saggy pants” to school functions as well as to approve the next two school years’ calendars....

01/08/10 - 1:20pm

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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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