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Thurmond Dam work will alter traffic

Traffic on the portion of U.S. Highway 221 over Thurmond Dam will be reduced to one lane beginning next Monday to accommodate a yearlong construction project. The $3.9 million rehabilitation project involves replacing welds and other components of the dam's spillway gates. Similar work will be ...

01/18/10 - 12:42pm

Volunteers sought for May cycling event

Many new volunteers will be needed to help with the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s 2010 World Summit that will be held in Augusta May 5-8, according to local host groups who will hold an organizational meeting Tuesday at Enterprise Mill. The event is expected to bring 400 to 50...

01/18/10 - 12:35pm

No holiday for Richmond trash pickup, landfill today

Trash pickup in Richmond County will follow the usual schedule today and the county's landfill is also open. A listing of holiday closings in today's Augusta Chronicle did not accurately report those services....

01/18/10 - 1:31pm

SC gubernatorial candidates debate in Aiken today

AIKEN – South Carolina’s Republican gubernatorial candidates will participate in a debate this afternoon in downtown Aiken. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, Attorney General Henry McMaster, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett and state Rep. Nikki Haley will take part in the debate sponsored by the Aiken Repub...

01/18/10 - 2:32pm

Tickets needed for author Charlaine Harris event in Evans

Author Charlaine Harris will speak at the Columbia County Library at 7 p.m. Saturday, but if you’re a big fan, plan on getting there earlier. Because of the high demand to see the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, the library will issue 450 tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis, sta...

01/18/10 - 12:01pm

Restaurant owners buy historic Willcox Inn

The owners of Rhe Restaurant at The Willcox announced this morning that they’ve purchased the historic Aiken hotel, the Willcox Inn, from Garrett Hotel Group. Details of the deal were not disclosed. Vermont-based Garrett Hotel Group has owned the hotel at 100 Colleton Ave. S.W. since 2000. &...

01/18/10 - 7:42pm

Richmond schools off 2 days

Richmond County schools are not only closed today for the King holiday, but will be closed Tuesday as teachers take a furlough day. Originally, Tuesday had been set aside as a professional development day, and students would have been off for that reason as well. In October, the school board agreed...

03/24/10 - 3:07pm

SC man still alive but company thinks otherwise

In November, his wife received a letter from the couple's retirement company asking how the family wanted to handle the benefits after her husband's recent and hitherto unknown death.

01/18/10 - 12:28pm

Man charged with breaking Broad Street windows

Police arrested an Aiken man Sunday after witnesses said they saw him vandalizing Broad Street businesses by breaking a number of storefront windows. According to Richmond County jail records, Jeremy James Pittman, 23, of the 900 block of Kedron Church Road, Aiken, was charged with six misdemeanor ...

01/18/10 - 6:33am

Birdie on the final hole secures Sony Open victory in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Ryan Palmer's scrambling birdie on the 18th hole gave him 4-under-par 66 and a one-shot victory over playing partner Robert Allenby on Sunday in the Sony Open and earned him an invitation to the 2010 Masters Tournament. The rivals started the day tied for the lead and were still tied...

01/18/10 - 12:27am
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