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Aiken man charged in shooting

Police today arrested a man wanted in a shooting at an Aiken convenience store in May.

09/15/09 - 5:17pm

Apple opening retail store in Augusta Mall on Saturday

Apple will open its store at the Augusta Mall on Saturday, according to its retail Web site. The store in the promenade section of the mall will open at 10 a.m. According to an email from the company, the first 1,000 visitors will receive a free Apple T-shirt. A building permit for the store was ...

09/15/09 - 5:03pm

Eric Johnson to quit, campaign full time

ATLANTA -- Sen. Eric Johnson ended his 17 years in the Legislature today to devote all of his time to his campaign for governor. He announced at a press conference at the Capitol that he personally delivered his letter of immediate resignation. "After thoughtful and prayerful consideration, I have...

09/15/09 - 4:16pm

Richmond school board to discuss flu policy tonight

The Richmond County School Board will meet tonight at 6 p.m., with members receiving updated information on the H1N1 virus and a potential countywide policy for students who aren’t on grade level. Among other things, the board also will receive a report from a citizen oversight committee for t...

09/15/09 - 3:03pm

Police seek suspect in Aiken holdup

An armed robbery occurred this morning at the Kangaroo Express at the intersection of Richland Avenue West at University Parkway in Aiken.

09/15/09 - 2:36pm

Columbia County Commission should address Kroc support

Columbia County commissioners likely will approve today a $25,000 grant to help build a Richmond County facility for The Salvation Army. The grant, which tentatively was passed last week during a committee meeting, would aid in the construction of the Kroc Center in the Harrisburg neighborhood of A...

01/20/10 - 11:04pm

Event today will feature Augusta symphony music director

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries will play host to An Evening with Z event today, featuring the Augusta Symphony’s music director, Shizuo Z Kuwahara. The event will be held at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, 4205 Washington Rd., from 5-7 p.m. The event is free. During the event, Mr. Kuwahara will d...

09/15/09 - 1:42pm

Chukker Creek Elementary gets Blue Ribbon honor

AIKEN --- Chukker Creek Elementary was recognized as one of five National Blue Ribbon Schools in South Carolina today by the U.S. Department of Education. Aiken County school officials surprised Principal Amy Gregory with the news this morning. The National Blue Schools Program recognizes private ...

09/15/09 - 1:11pm

Turnout light so far, officials say, in Aiken County Council race

AIKEN -- Turnout in Aiken County for a District 5 county council race has been slim today, said Stuart Bedenbaugh, executive director for Aiken County Registation and Elections. “It’s very, very light all over the district,” he said. Mr. Bedenbaugh said there have been no problems a...

01/20/10 - 11:25pm

Morning protest singles out Harrisburg landlord

Eighteen people, including a baby, turned out today along Wheeler Road for the fourth landlord protest by the “concerned citizens of Harrisburg” and the second one involving Eve Street rental property owner John B. Weigle Jr. The activist group protested outside Mr. Weigle’s Forrest ...

09/15/09 - 12:55pm

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