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Rewards rising in gator death

Rewards totaling $3,200 in cash and gift certificates were offered today for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed and dismembered an alligator taken from a pond in Evans.

08/25/09 - 3:28pm

Columbia Road traffic resumes after gas leak fixed

A portion Columbia Road near Patriots Park has been reopened to traffic after a morning gas main break shut it down. A 6-inch high pressure gas main was broken and was “vigorously” leaking natural gas, according to emergency dispatchers. Traffic was being diverted through Ivy Falls subdi...

08/25/09 - 2:44pm

Aiken deputies seek bandits

Aiken County police are looking for two men who held up a Graniteville gas station during the weekend.

05/29/10 - 12:44am

Possible candidates emerge as qualifying looms for local races

A newcomer to Augusta's political scene plans to run for the District 1 seat being vacated by Betty Beard on the Augusta Commission. According to a news release, Matt Aitken will announce his candidacy for the District 1 seat at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in downtown Augusta. Mr. Aitken is a 1978 gra...

01/21/10 - 12:02am

Obama renames Bernanke to Fed

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. — President announced Tuesday morning that he wants Ben Bernanke to get a second four-year term as head of the Federal Reserve, praising his "calm and wisdom" in the face of a near financial collapse. Standing alongside Mr. Bernanke for the statement on the island of Martha&#...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Flood insurance costs rising

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Flood insurance premiums and deductibles are increasing by about 8 percent for thousands of homeowners across South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the National Flood Insurance Program is raising monthly premiums and doubling deductibles beginning O...

08/25/09 - 9:49am

Man, girl found in sex act

An Aiken man is in jail Tuesday morning after an officer found him having sex with a 13-year-old girl early Monday morning. Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Rondriekies Philip Bush, 20, of the 3700 block of Summer Hill Avenue, with sexual misconduct with a minor in the second degree, accor...

08/25/09 - 6:07pm

Robbers shoot man

Police are searching for robbers who shot a man and vandalized a gas station early Tuesday morning. The shooting occurred about 2:20 a.m. when Marquez West was pumping gas at the Circle K in the 1700 block of Walton Way, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew. Mr. West was approached...

08/25/09 - 8:41am

Car dealers get more time

WASHINGTON — Car dealers will have a bit more time to get reimbursed for their Cash for Clunkers deals after the government extended the deadline for filing applications for the $3 billion government incentives into Tuesday. All sales under the program ended Monday evening. But after already p...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Afghan bomb kills 4 U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb blast killed four U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, said a military spokeswoman, Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker. No other information was released pending the notification of family members. The deaths bring to 41 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afg...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

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Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders.