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Sprinkler ice causing slick problems in Columbia County

Numerous reports made of icy roads this morning has prompted Columbia County officials to ask property owners to exercise more caution with their sprinkler systems. “Every time we have freezing temperatures we have black ice from the runoff of sprinkler systems,” county Emergency and Oper...

01/05/10 - 4:16pm

Commission votes 7-3 to accept Chiquita Johnson resignation

Matt Aitken, Bill Lockett and Jimmy Smith dissented.

01/05/10 - 5:53pm

Bones found last week probably belonged to animal, police say

Authorities have determined that the bones found in a wooded area off Curry Street Friday night belonged to a “non-human four-legged animal,” according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles. A woman found the bones and called the police, who sent them to the Medical College ...

01/05/10 - 3:42pm

Mason elected to second term as mayor pro tem

Alvin Mason has been elected to a second term - a second year - as mayor pro tem.

01/05/10 - 4:55pm

Aitken sworn in as commissioner

With his hand on a Bible held by his wife, Melissa, who was holding their 3-year-old daughter, Cecilia, Augusta Commissioner Matt Aitken was sworn in today by State Court Judge David Watkins in a ceremony held in the commission chamber. Beforehand, five members of the Men in Transition choir from t...

01/05/10 - 4:52pm

Crash that killed Aiken child near Sumter under investigation

AIKEN – South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a Sunday crash that killed an Aiken child. Zyon A. Curtis, 10, died from massive head trauma after being ejected from a vehicle that crashed in Sumter County Sunday, said Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock....

01/05/10 - 1:53pm

Man shot walking son home from MCG Hospital

A man was shot Monday night while walking his son home from the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Brian Dove was struck in the forearm after four men tried to rob him and his son, Andrew Dove, in the 900 block of Holden Street, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. The men pulle...

01/05/10 - 1:04pm

Tax properties for sale drops to 47

The list of properties being put up for sale today by the Richmond County Tax Commissioner’s Office has been pared from 129 down to 47, which Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick chalks up to publicity surrounding his efforts to crack down on delinquent taxpayers this year. Mr. Kendrick said owner...

01/05/10 - 12:59pm

Tax properties for sale drops to 47

The list of properties being put up for sale today by the Richmond County Tax Commissioner’s Office has been pared from 129 down to 47, which Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick chalks up to publicity surrounding his efforts to crack down on delinquent taxpayers this year. Mr. Kendrick said owner...

01/05/10 - 12:59pm

Polls close, voting light in state Senate race today

Special election hopes to fill state 22nd District seat.

01/05/10 - 8:46pm
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