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Security Federal posts lower quarterly income

Security Federal Corp. reported lower net income for the first quarter. The Aiken-based holding company for Security Federal Bank reported earnings of $129,000 for the three months that ended June 30, or 5 cents per share, compared to $802,000, or 32 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2008....

08/10/09 - 9:04am

Deputies charge 7 with dogfighting

SUMTER, S.C. — Sheriff's deputies have charged seven people in connection with a weekend dogfight. More than 20 people were at the Sumter County home when deputies arrived about 1 a.m. Sunday, but many ran into the woods. Authorities seized chains, weapons and medicine for animals at the p...

08/10/09 - 8:19am

Smooth opening so far at new Grovetown High

When the new school year started this morning, so did Columbia County’s newest high school.

01/08/10 - 4:56pm

Broun to hold second town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun will hold a second town hall meeting tonight in Columbia County to hear from citizens concerned about the new federal health care bill.

01/08/10 - 1:09pm

Analysis: Isakson Senate seat secure from Demo challenge

In March, I asked Democratic political consultant Beth Schapiro how her party might unseat U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson next year. "It's hard to conceive of that happening," Schapiro said. "I really don't see a scenario under which he can be beaten." Five months later, Schapiro, whose Atlanta-...

08/10/09 - 5:51am

Motel shooting suspect named

Authorities have identified a man wanted in connection with a shooting Sunday night at an Augusta motel.

08/10/09 - 2:31pm

First morning rush over for Columbia County school traffic

Drivers should watch for school children and buses today as school resumes in Columbia County.

08/10/09 - 12:25pm

Titans defeat Bills in HOF game

CANTON, Ohio – Kerry Collins was sharp and Vince Young tentative for the Tennessee Titans in overshadowing Terrell Owens’ debut for the Buffalo Bills. With a little trickery and a solid performance by the Collins-led starting offense, Tennessee opened the preseason with a 21-18 win in the...

08/09/09 - 11:17pm

Police seeking man who robbed Bath and Body Works

Police are seeking a man who robbed the Bath and Body Works at 224 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway Saturday night.

08/09/09 - 10:36pm

Rollins wins Reno-Tahoe event

John Rollins shot even-par 72 to win the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. Rollins' total of 271 was three shots better than Jeff Quinney and Martin Laird. Former Augusta State golfer Vaughn Taylor, a two-time winner of the event, shot 71 and finished tied for 26th....

08/09/09 - 11:41pm

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