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Kroc Center reaches fundraising goal

Groundbreaking on the Harrisburg-based center could occur sometime early next year.

01/11/10 - 5:04pm

Aiken County schools' superintendent to stay through 2013

The Aiken County school board unanimously approved a two-year contract extension Tuesday for Superintendent Beth Everitt, which will run through June 30, 2013. Dr. Everitt said she felt it was a vote of confidence in the work she's completed in her first two years with the district....

01/08/10 - 11:37am

Beat the Pros winner announced

Sandra Young of Louisville, Ga., is the winner of the Beat the Pros contest for Week 10. Sandra correctly picked nine out of 10 high school football games, which beat the best effort by our pros (8-2). Sandra will receive a Beat the Pros T-shirt. To play this week's game, visit 11/04/09 - 3:41pm

Work begins on Richmond County stimulus project

Crews have begun work on the first road project in Richmond County to be funded by federal stimulus dollars.

11/04/09 - 3:33pm

Aiken County schools receive $500,000 for energy upgrades

The Aiken County School District was awarded $584,513 in federal stimulus funds by the state Budget and Control Board’s state Energy Office Wednesday to make energy efficient improvements throughout the district. Upgrades include new gymnasium lighting at all Aiken County high and middle schoo...

11/04/09 - 2:41pm

Election went smoothly, turnout better than expected, official says

Voting in Richmond County went smoothly during Tuesday’s municipal elections, Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said this morning. Equipment functioned properly, and the vote-counting process also went off without a hitch, she said. “I think everything went fine. We didn&...

01/21/10 - 12:34am

Applications being accepted for Christmas parade

Applications are being accepted for entries in the Columbia County Merchants Association’s 45th annual Martinez-Evans Christmas Parade. The parade will be begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 6, said parade chairman Billy Franke, and this year will follow a slightly modified route than in recent years....

11/04/09 - 1:04pm

Power outage fixed

An equipment malfunction caused an outage for about 1,000 Georgia Power customers this morning. A spokeswoman for the company said the problem occurred about 8:30 a.m. and was fixed before the morning was out. The incident caused traffic light outages around Central Avenue, Heard Avenue and Baker ...

11/04/09 - 12:16pm

Aiken school bus incident under investigation

AIKEN – An Aiken County school bus driver is on administrative leave after being accused of hitting a 6-year-old student. Melinda Harp, the mother of the Chukker Creek Elementary student, told police that the child returned home from school Friday with contusions on his neck and top of his arm...

11/04/09 - 2:16pm

Missing Ga. 1-year-old found safe

Officials in Clayton County have issued a statewide Amber Alert for one-year-old Sencerity Michon Williams of Jonesboro.

11/04/09 - 1:18pm

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