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North Augusta business robbed this morning

Two men robbed Payday Your Way in North Augusta at gunpoint this morning. The men entered the location at 507 Georgia Avenue at 10:50 a.m., asked questions and appeared to be potential customers before one man drew a pistol and commanded the clerk to lie on the floor, according to a press release f...

09/08/09 - 1:25pm

Moderate voter turnout today in Aiken GOP primary

AIKEN -- Officials say there has been a moderate turnout today for the Republican primary election of three Aiken City Council seats. Stuart Bedenbaugh, executive director of Aiken County Registration and Elections, said shortly after noon that there have been no major problems with the election pr...

01/20/10 - 10:22pm

Burglar robs package shop

Someone burglarized an Augusta package shop early Sunday by removing a heater duct and crawling through a hole in the building’s wall. The burglar stole cash and two cases of beer from Smitty’s Package Shop at 1815 Martin Luther King Blvd., according to a Richmond County sheriff’s re...

09/08/09 - 11:19am

SC teen chokes on hot dog

GAFFNEY, S.C. — A teenager has died after choking on a hot dog during a church pool party. The Cherokee County coroner's office reported Tuesday that 16-year-old Jeremy Antonio Sailem's death was accidental. Authorities say Jeremy collapsed in the kitchen of a Gaffney home Sunday. Chu...

09/08/09 - 9:48am

SC air crash victims unidentified

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. — Officials say it could be Wednesday before the names are released of two people killed in a plane crash in South Carolina. Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth said Tuesday it didn't appear he would be able to schedule autopsies until Wednesday. The single-engine bipla...

09/08/09 - 8:38am

Area holiday DUI arrests doubled

Richmond County deputies more than doubled their arrests of drunken drivers this Labor Day holiday weekend compared with last year. Twenty-eight people were arrested on DUI charges Friday and Saturday, compared with 13 people last year, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Special Operations...

09/08/09 - 9:49am

Obama advises caution in what kids put on Facebook

WASHINGTON -– Education Secretary Arne Duncan says President Obama feels that it’s critically important to speak directly to America’s school students because academic performance must be improved. The nation has a 30 percent dropout rate.

09/08/09 - 1:17pm

SC boardwalk work begins

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Myrtle Beach is breaking ground on a milelong boardwalk in the heart of South Carolina's most popular tourist destination. Instead of gold shovels, city officials will use brightly colored plastic shovels and pails for Tuesday morning's ceremony. Officials want to...

09/08/09 - 7:26am

2009 was good for peaches

GREENVILLE, S.C. — South Carolina peach farmers say 2009 has been a successful year. South Carolina Peach Council Executive Director Amy London told The Greenville News the only problem for the state's $50 million industry was an April hailstorm between Aiken and Lancaster. Officials say ...

09/08/09 - 7:21am

Sanford to face radio audience

COLUMBIA -– South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will take questions from the public during an hour-long radio broadcast. Mr. Sanford will appear on WVOC-AM in Columbia at 5 p.m. Tuesday. He has been traveling the state to apologize for secret trip to Argentina in June to meet the woman he has ca...

09/08/09 - 7:12am

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School safety chief touts restructure

Last year, Alfonzo Williams announced that he would conduct a massive overhaul of the Richmond County School Safety department to cut down on inefficiencies and increase accountability. 
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