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Aiken County's first day of school

View more than 300 photos from the first day of school in Aiken County

08/17/09 - 3:23pm

Braves' McLouth headed to DL

Atlanta Braves center fielder Nate McLouth is headed to the disabled list with a sore left hamstring. The Braves purchased the contract of outfielder Reid Gorecki from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. McLouth left Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies after aggravating a hamstring inj...

08/17/09 - 3:51pm

Apartment rent boxes robbed

Richmond County investigators are looking into the theft of nearly $4,000 in money orders from the drop boxes at two apartment complexes last month. Investigator Mike Lanham said the money orders were stolen from Woodlake Club Apartments on Amli Way and Heritage Apartments off Jackson Road. Investi...

08/17/09 - 3:09pm

Columbia County's recent rains dump over 6.5 inches of water

Columbia County’s weekend rainfall totaled 2.97 inches, capping one of the wettest weeks of the year. Portions of the county were still drying out from a massive 3.6-inch rainfall the night of Aug. 12-13, and the weekend weather system’s contributions brought the total this month to more ...

01/19/10 - 12:50pm

First-year teacher gets first day moving at North Augusta High

NORTH AUGUSTA --- After walking her two boys into North Augusta Elementary, Jane Monroe headed to her own first day of school at North Augusta High School. The 15-year business veteran didn’t trade out her suit, though. A traditional black suit, combined with a snappy coral top and scarf set t...

01/12/10 - 11:17pm

Aiken County Council has final vote Tuesday on 'blue law' repeal

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Council will take a final vote Tuesday night to repeal the so-called “blue law” that forbids certain purchases in Aiken County on Sunday mornings. Already, council members have voted twice in favor of ending the state law’s practice in the county. The last m...

01/20/10 - 10:54pm

Few problems reported as ASU classes begin for fall

There were few problems this morning as Augusta State University students began their fall semester classes. “Everything is running smoothly,” said Danielle Harris, a media relations specialist with ASU. Ms. Harris said the new Jaguar Express bus system was up and running – ferrying...

01/19/10 - 10:45pm

US Supreme Court orders hearing for Troy Davis

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court says condemned inmate Troy Davis should get another chance to prove his innocence before the state of Georgia executes him. The high court today ordered a federal judge in Georgia to determine whether there is evidence that proves Davis did not kill a polic...

08/17/09 - 1:36pm

Weekend death a homicide, Aiken coroner says

AIKEN -- Bernard Jones, 53, who was discovered by family members Sunday, died as a result of a gunshot wound and beating, the Aiken County coroner. His manner of death is to be ruled a homicide, Coroner Tim Carlton said this afternoon. Mr. Jones was autopsied in Newberry this morning. The Aiken Co...

08/17/09 - 12:12pm

Aiken slaying suspect surrenders

AIKEN -- One of two men wanted in a fatal shooting in Aiken last week has turned himself in to authorities. Akia Raziel Jordan, 17, surrendered to authorities Saturday afternoon, Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell announced today. Mr. Jordan has been charged with murder, possession of a...

08/17/09 - 11:16am

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Authorities to target impaired drivers during holiday

Authorities in Georgia and South Carolina are teaming up this weekend to target impaired drivers and protect the 1.2 million motorists in the two states who plan to travel in what AAA projects ...
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