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North Augusta barber robbed

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Police continue to look for two men who robbed a North Augusta barber at gunpoint Sunday. The shop’s owner told police that at 9 p.m., two men entered Hats Off Grooming Lounge on E. Buena Vista Avenue and told him, “This is a robbery,” according to an incident report...

11/16/09 - 1:05pm

Morning discovery of snake surprise for Westside High

It gave new meaning to show and tell in school. This morning, Westside High School math teacher Robert Davis got quite a surprise as he opened his classroom door and found a snake on the floor a few feet inside, prompting him to quickly motion for the school’s principal, who was walking by at ...

01/15/10 - 1:24am

Aiken Council to vote Tuesday on Valley water district expansion

AIKEN – The Aiken County Council will conduct a final vote on expanding Valley Public Service Authority’s boundaries Tuesday night. Expanding the boundaries would legalize the authority’s efforts to takeover the Avondale Mills’ water system for hundreds of customers in Granitevi...

01/20/10 - 10:53pm

Weekend lake level rises, but not as high as expected

Thurmond Lake rose past its full pool during the weekend and peaked at 332.5 feet above sea level, but fell short of projections issued last week by the Army Corps of Engineers. “It looks like we didn’t go past 332.5, and that was reached at 8 a.m. on Saturday, and then it began declining...

11/16/09 - 11:33am

Congressman speaks in Aiken this morning

AIKEN – U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett will speak to supporters this morning to promote his gubernatorial campaign. Mr. Barrett will rally support for his campaign and speak to members of the Aiken Republican Club at 11:45 a.m. at Newberry Hall, located at 117 Newberry St., according to a news rel...

11/16/09 - 10:45am

GM to start repaying feds

DETROIT – General Motors Co. says it lost $1.2 billion from the time it left bankruptcy protection through Sept. 30, far better than it has reported in previous quarters and a sign that the auto giant is starting to turn around its business. The company also says it will begin repaying $6.7 bi...

11/16/09 - 9:19am

UGA faces student fee jump

University of Georgia students could get hit with another hike in the fees they must pay as state officials get ready to absorb another round of state budget cuts. The University System Board of Regents, which oversees the state's 35 public colleges and universities, is scheduled to vote on the...

11/16/09 - 8:57am

Ga. Lottery bonuses increase

Here's something to consider the next time you drop another buck on a scratch-off ticket: The Georgia Lottery Corp. says its employees received $2.75 million in bonuses this year, up by more than 8 percent from 2008. CEO Margaret DeFrancisco received a $204,034 bonus, up from $150,000 in 2008. ...

11/16/09 - 8:48am

Secret Service warns of fake bills

'Tis the season to be cheated. The U.S. Secret Service says businesses and consumers across Georgia should pay extra attention to the money they handle to make sure it's real, a problem that often surfaces as the holiday season approaches. WSB-TV reports two Atlanta-area residents received...

11/16/09 - 8:33am

Citadel grad to fly shuttle

CHARLESTON, S.C. — One of the six astronauts aboard the space shuttle slated for an upcoming launch is a graduate of a South Carolina military school.

11/16/09 - 8:28am

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Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
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