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Tickets needed for author Charlaine Harris event in Evans

Author Charlaine Harris will speak at the Columbia County Library at 7 p.m. Saturday, but if you’re a big fan, plan on getting there earlier. Because of the high demand to see the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, the library will issue 450 tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis, sta...

01/18/10 - 11:01am

Restaurant owners buy historic Willcox Inn

The owners of Rhe Restaurant at The Willcox announced this morning that they’ve purchased the historic Aiken hotel, the Willcox Inn, from Garrett Hotel Group. Details of the deal were not disclosed. Vermont-based Garrett Hotel Group has owned the hotel at 100 Colleton Ave. S.W. since 2000. &...

01/18/10 - 6:42pm

Richmond schools off 2 days

Richmond County schools are not only closed today for the King holiday, but will be closed Tuesday as teachers take a furlough day. Originally, Tuesday had been set aside as a professional development day, and students would have been off for that reason as well. In October, the school board agreed...

03/24/10 - 2:07pm

SC man still alive but company thinks otherwise

In November, his wife received a letter from the couple's retirement company asking how the family wanted to handle the benefits after her husband's recent and hitherto unknown death.

01/18/10 - 11:28am

Man charged with breaking Broad Street windows

Police arrested an Aiken man Sunday after witnesses said they saw him vandalizing Broad Street businesses by breaking a number of storefront windows. According to Richmond County jail records, Jeremy James Pittman, 23, of the 900 block of Kedron Church Road, Aiken, was charged with six misdemeanor ...

01/18/10 - 5:33am

Birdie on the final hole secures Sony Open victory in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Ryan Palmer's scrambling birdie on the 18th hole gave him 4-under-par 66 and a one-shot victory over playing partner Robert Allenby on Sunday in the Sony Open and earned him an invitation to the 2010 Masters Tournament. The rivals started the day tied for the lead and were still tied...

01/17/10 - 11:27pm

Par on the final hole secures Sony Open victory in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Ryan Palme's scrambling par on the 18th hole gave him 4-under-par 66 and a one-shot victory over playing partner Robert Allenby on Sunday in the Sony Open. The rivals started the day tied for the lead and were still tied going to the 72nd hole. Palmer, however, saved his par after co...

01/17/10 - 10:18pm

Par on the final hole secures Sony Open victory

HONOLULU - Ryan Palme's scrambling par on the 18th hole gave him 4-under-par 66 and a one-shot victory over playing partner Robert Allenby on Sunday in the Sony Open. The rivals started the day tied for the lead and were still tied going to the 72nd hole. Palmer, however, saved his par after co...

01/17/10 - 10:17pm

Man tells police armed robber took wallet and ring from him

A 20-year-old North Augusta man told police he was robbed at gunpoint while walking home from a grocery store Saturday night. A North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report says the man was walking through the Plaza Place Apartments at about 7:50 p.m. when he heard a noise behind him. ...

01/17/10 - 9:33pm

Shots fired at Helphzibah home after fight involving occupant

Authorities are investigating an incident in which shots were fired into a Hephzibah home Saturday night. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, a resident of the house at 2706 Loren Parkway told officers that the shots were fired about 8 p.m. by three men in a brown or gold, four-do...

01/17/10 - 8:33pm

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