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Aiken chamber to hire equine expert

AIKEN – The Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce announced today its plan to hire an equine expert by Feb. 1. David Jameson, chamber president, said the position would be part time and candidate interviews have begun. “The equine industry is extremely important to the Aiken County economy,&...

01/08/10 - 7:46pm

Foreclosure wave to take toll on Ga. homeowners in years ahead

ATLANTA -- A new report shows Georgia homeowners are projected to lose $13 billion in property values in the next two years. The report released Wednesday by Georgia Watch, a consumer-advocacy organization that is lobbying for stricter controls on mortgage lending, calls the drop in property values...

01/08/10 - 8:54am

Molotov cocktail thrown at woman's house

Someone threw a Molotov cocktail at a woman’s house early Thursday morning. The woman, who lives in the 2300 block of Turkey Trail Drive in Hephzibah, told officers that at about 1 a.m. she was awakened by a loud bang at her front door. When she went to check on the noise she saw flames coming...

01/08/10 - 8:50am

New wing created as landlord for SC base

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A new air base wing is being formed in South Carolina to serve as landlord for facilities at the Charleston Air Force Base and the Charleston Naval Weapons Station. The new wing begins operations during a ceremony on Friday. It assumes control over buildings, grounds and oth...

01/08/10 - 8:45am

Ga. Web site offers tree recycling options

Georgians still cleaning up after the Christmas holiday are getting some help. Residents can visit www.KeepGeorgiaBeautiful.org for a zip code-based listing of drop-off centers across the state. "Bring One for t...

01/08/10 - 8:43am

Storm brings travel problems across Georgia

ATLANTA — Georgia officials are asking motorists to avoid driving on the state's icy roads, at least until daybreak. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Erica Fatima said the roads are becoming too dangerous as precipitation freezes. She says drivers are being warned to stay away fr...

01/08/10 - 8:23am

Morning school delays bring complaints from parents

Some Richmond County school parents complained that an automated phone call this morning would have helped.

01/08/10 - 2:08pm

Columbia County to delay start of school Friday

Columbia County schools Superintendent Charles Nagle has decided tonight to have a two-hour delay to classes in Columbia County tomorrow morning due to the threat of snow and ice. He said he will decide in the morning if a further delay or closing of classes for the entire day is necessary. He said...

01/07/10 - 11:34pm

Molotov cocktail thrown at woman's house

Someone threw a Molotov cocktail at a woman’s house early Thursday morning. The woman, who lives in the 2300 block of Turkey Trail Drive in Hephzibah, told officers that at about 1 a.m. she was awakened by a loud bang at her front door. When she went to check on the noise she saw flames comin...

01/07/10 - 10:53pm

Emergency blocks Columbia Road near new Food Lion

Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue is currently at a structure fire at the 100 block of Columbia Road, east of the new Food Lion. All of the emergency equipment has the road temporarily blocked, according to an e-mail from emergency officials. The fire is under control and there are no injuries, offici...

01/07/10 - 9:39pm
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