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Aiken County authorities looking for 3 suspects in Monetta shooting

AIKEN – Aiken County authorities are searching for three suspects connected to a shooting in Monetta on Tuesday night. Jerica Tyler of Batesburg, was shot twice on the right side of his body about 8 p.m. on Rankin Road, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release. The vi...

12/30/09 - 4:54pm

ASU women fall in Bryant's debut

The Augusta State women fell this afternoon in interim coach Clint Bryant's debut, 76-46, to No. 22 Carson-Newman. Bryant took over for Tes Sobomehin, who was reassigned two weeks ago. Bryant had less than a week of practice before today's game. "It wasn't an ideal situation, but I cou...

12/30/09 - 5:56pm

U.S. Judge Alaimo dies

Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony A. Alaimo died this morning in a Brunswick hospital. He was 89.

12/30/09 - 5:06pm

Live blog: No. 3 Augusta State men's basketball vs. Mount Olive

To access the live blog of today's game pitting No. 3 Augusta State and Mount Olive, go here:

12/30/09 - 4:06pm

Boy, 10, helps girl survive dog attack in North Augusta

A 5-year-old North Augusta girl is recovering after the family pit bull attacked her Monday afternoon, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities credited the quick thinking of a 10-year-old boy, who saw the attack and tried to get the animal off her. Sgt. Dave Myers said the ...

12/30/09 - 4:26pm

Man shot this morning on Jackson Road

An Augusta man was shot in the jaw this morning after refusing to give a man a ride. Terrell Tavaris Merriweather, 19, was driving home from work at 2:14 a.m. when he was flagged down by a man on Jackson Road, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew....

12/30/09 - 12:53pm

Hitchhiker shoots driver in jaw

An Augusta man was shot in the jaw this morning after refusing to give a man a ride.

12/30/09 - 12:13pm

Columbia County issues tax reminder

Columbia County landowners wishing to claim their property tax payments on their 2009 federal tax returns might need to pay their bills by Thursday. Though the deadline for making property tax payments for 2009 is Jan. 15, Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen said payments made after Dec. 31 ...

12/30/09 - 8:30am

Macon considers 'blight tax' on neglected properties

MACON — Bibb County officials may impose a "blight tax," which would drastically increase the property taxes on neglected properties. Bibb County Chief Administrative Officer Steve Layson said the tax would put pressure on property owners to make needed repairs....

12/30/09 - 8:28am

SC agency to drop online forum, can't monitor all its comments

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina agency says an online forum on outdoor issues it started 10 years ago has grown so popular the state agency can't afford to keep it. The State newspaper reported the Department of Natural Resources plans to end the forum Monday. The agency's technology staf...

12/30/09 - 8:26am
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