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Driver flees after car strikes house in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- An Augusta man crashed his car into a North Augusta home Sunday night and then fled the scene, police say. The resident of the house in the 1200 block of West Avenue reported hearing a loud crash in the front of his residence about 10:45 p.m., according to a police report. Officer...

10/19/09 - 11:05am

No mask-wearing at fair, Aiken cops warn

AIKEN – Those planning to attend the fair in Aiken this weekend are asked to show their faces. Patrons ages 16 and older of the Western Carolina State Fair, which starts Thursday, are not allowed to wear masks of any kind, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release....

10/19/09 - 12:59pm

Meeting will consider future of SC Episcopal diocese

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina Episcopalians this week consider a resolution to withdraw from the national Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina made up of churches in the eastern and lower part of the state meets in Mount Pleasant on Saturday. One resolution would auth...

10/19/09 - 9:33am

Aiken schools get computer, training grant funds

Aiken County schools received $175,000 for new computers and technology training through the Enhancing Education through Technology grant, according to the state Education Department. The state announced Friday that 44 school districts, almost half of South Carolina’s school districts, would r...

10/19/09 - 9:22am

'Saggy pants' issue on Tuesday's Richmond school board agenda

The Richmond County school board will meet Tuesday to consider a policy aimed at those wearing “saggy pants” to school functions as well as to approve the next two school years’ calendars....

01/08/10 - 12:20pm

Police seek 2 after signs of gunplay, drugs

Bullet casings and marijuana buds littered the parking lot of a south Augusta restaurant where Richmond County investigators said they believe one man was shot overnight in a drug deal gone wrong. Sheriff's Investigator Kendall Brown said this morning that investigators are looking for the owne...

10/19/09 - 8:51am

Teen charged with molesting girl

A 17-year-old Hephzibah man was arrested and charged Monday with molesting a 6-year-old girl.

10/19/09 - 8:32am

Lexington teen dies in crash

AYNOR, S.C. — Authorities say a Lexington college student and a Sunday school teacher have been killed in a two-vehicle crash. Gregory Shull, 18, of Lexington, and Deborah Peavy, 48, of Aynor, died at the scene Saturday. The crash is under investigation. Authorities say Mr. Shull's car c...

10/19/09 - 8:27am

Ga court rules against mistress

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against the mistress of a millionaire, saying she is not entitled to receive $7,900 a month for the rest of her life as provided under amendments to his will. The court ruled 7-0 this morning that Anne Melican should not receive the mon...

10/19/09 - 8:03am

Trolley study to be presented to DDA on Thursday morning

More than a year in the making, a Charlotte engineering firm will present its trolley feasibility study Thursday to the Downtown Development Authority of Augusta. The authority spent $37,000 in special-purpose sales tax money to have a consultant study the feasibility of light rail transit in downt...

01/12/10 - 2:21pm
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