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SC to offer old appliance trade-in

COLUMBIA -- South Carolinians who want to replace old household appliances with new energy-efficient ones will receive discounts of $50-$500 in March under a state rebate program created by federal stimulus dollars. John Clark, director of the S.C. Budget and Control Board's State Energy Office...

10/22/09 - 11:51am

Mother of dog attack victim indicted

The mother of a 2-year-old boy who was found mauled by dogs on a neighbor's property last July has been indicted by a Richmond County grand jury. Jessica Lynn Chavous, 24, of the 3600 block of Belair Road, was indicted Tuesday on one count of second-degree cruelty to children. She was charged f...

10/22/09 - 11:39am

North Augusta man sentenced on drug charges

AIKEN – A North Augusta man has been sentenced in federal court to more than 12 years in prison. David Hinkler, 27, was sentenced Wednesday to 151 months for charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, p...

10/22/09 - 11:24am

Emanuel deputy struck by truck

An Emanuel County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured Wednesday night when a truck driver ran over the deputy’s leg. Deputy Daniel Moxley is undergoing surgery at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for a compound fracture to his leg, according to an Emanuel County Sheriff’s press relea...

10/22/09 - 11:21am

Aiken authorities seek stolen truck

AIKEN – Authorities are searching for suspects who stole a truck and equipment from a towing business this morning. Deputies were dispatched to Eddie’s Towing in the 2000 block of Richland Avenue around 3:30 a.m. in reference to a stolen vehicle, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myer...

10/22/09 - 10:53am

Aiken United Way holds family event Saturday

AIKEN – United Way will hold a day of fun for families Saturday. The 5th Annual Family Fun Day Carnival will take place at the North Augusta Riverview Park Activities Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to a United Way of Aiken County news release. Participants can enjoy food, inflatable ...

10/22/09 - 10:49am

Trolley needs funding, champions to be feasible

The bottom line of a feasibility study for a light rail streetcar in downtown Augusta: It would aid economic development, but may be difficult to fund. A representative of national engineering firm URS Corp. presented a feasibility report this morning to the Downtown Development Authority of August...

01/27/10 - 10:44pm

Elderly woman fends off burglars

NORTH AUGUSTA – An armed elderly woman warded off two men who police believe tried to break into her home early this morning. The victim, who lives in the 1100 block of Audubon Road, called 911 and hung up, but then called back to say two men attempted to break into the back door of her home a...

10/22/09 - 9:55am

Delaware man 4th victim in SC plane crash, coroner says

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A coroner says a Delaware man is the fourth victim in the crash of a small plane in South Carolina. Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nesbit says 67-year-old Dallas Carter, of Laurel, Del., was killed in the pre-dawn crash Wednesday. Carter and three other men were going to F...

10/22/09 - 9:01am

Driver Services brakes for first furlough day

ATLANTA — The Department of Driver Services will be closed today for the first of four scheduled furlough days. The agency will reopen on Friday. Furlough days are also scheduled for Nov. 19, Dec. 18 and Jan. 28. The department's Web site will be available for some transactions, such as m...

10/22/09 - 8:58am

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