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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

Parents caught smoking crack in hotel room sentenced

The parents caught smoking crack in a smoke-filled hotel room with their infant son nearby have pleaded guilty to child abuse charges. Amanda Johnson pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court on Monday and Michael S. Jenkins, 39, pleaded guilty today to the same charge, cruelty to childre...

09/15/09 - 1:01pm

Employee charged in thefts from Martinez building supply firm

An employee of a Martinez building supply business wanted in connection to a theft scam turned himself into to police this morning. Antonia Pereze Jackson, 35, of the 3600 block of Madrid Drive, was wanted by police after an owner of Maner Building Supply told police that Mr. Jackson, an employee, ...

09/15/09 - 12:49pm

Ex-teacher charged with cheating

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Police have charged a retired teacher accused of using hand signals to help her students as they took a South Carolina standardized achievement test last year, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Lou Ann Williamson, 52, of Summervil...

09/15/09 - 9:36am

Ex-con Eaves seeks Atlanta seat

ATLANTA — A name from the past is trying to get back into city politics. Two decades after being convicted on federal corruption charges, former Fulton County Commissioner Reginald Eaves hopes Atlanta voters will choose him as a city councilman. Mr. Eaves was convicted in 1988 of trading his ...

09/15/09 - 9:31am

Emory launches bioethics program

ATLANTA — Emory University has opened a graduate program in bioethics in which students can explore the social and ethical challenges facing medicine and public health. Students in the new master's program will take classes on a range of topics, including nursing, law, theology, business, ...

09/15/09 - 9:20am

Ga. man gets life for killing grandson

JEFFERSON, Ga. -- A Commerce man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to charges that he shot and killed his 6-year-old grandson June 7 as the family was preparing to go on a Sunday afternoon picnic. Robert L. "Bobby" Clark Jr., then 55, shot and killed his stepgra...

09/15/09 - 8:03am

Crash kills 2 in Augusta

Two men were killed early Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Gordon Highway near Wylds and North Leg roads.

09/15/09 - 12:44pm

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