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SC SAT still trails national average

Data released by the state Education Department today shows South Carolina trailing in all three testing areas. The average reading score for South Carolina was 484, which the national average was a 497. Average math scores were 496 and average writing scores were 471, with the national average in ...

01/13/10 - 3:21am

Woman wanted for using someone else's ATM card

North Augusta authorities are searching for a woman accused of financial transaction fraud. The suspect used someone else’s ATM card at the SRP Credit Union in the 400 block of West Martintown Road on Aug. 7, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety news release. Anyone with i...

08/25/09 - 11:51am

Goodwill gets $1.7 million grant

The U.S. Commerce Department announced this morning that Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. will receive a $1.7 million Economic Development Administration grant. Goodwill will use the money as part of its funding to convert a commercial shopping center into a career campus. The Developme...

08/25/09 - 11:34am

SAT scores down for students in Ga., SC

Students in Georgia and South Carolina fare poorly on SAT.

08/25/09 - 11:34am

Rewards rising in gator death

Rewards totaling $3,200 in cash and gift certificates were offered today for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed and dismembered an alligator taken from a pond in Evans.

08/25/09 - 3:28pm

Columbia Road traffic resumes after gas leak fixed

A portion Columbia Road near Patriots Park has been reopened to traffic after a morning gas main break shut it down. A 6-inch high pressure gas main was broken and was “vigorously” leaking natural gas, according to emergency dispatchers. Traffic was being diverted through Ivy Falls subdi...

08/25/09 - 2:44pm

Aiken deputies seek bandits

Aiken County police are looking for two men who held up a Graniteville gas station during the weekend.

05/29/10 - 12:44am

Possible candidates emerge as qualifying looms for local races

A newcomer to Augusta's political scene plans to run for the District 1 seat being vacated by Betty Beard on the Augusta Commission. According to a news release, Matt Aitken will announce his candidacy for the District 1 seat at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in downtown Augusta. Mr. Aitken is a 1978 gra...

01/21/10 - 12:02am

Obama renames Bernanke to Fed

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. — President announced Tuesday morning that he wants Ben Bernanke to get a second four-year term as head of the Federal Reserve, praising his "calm and wisdom" in the face of a near financial collapse. Standing alongside Mr. Bernanke for the statement on the island of Martha&#...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Flood insurance costs rising

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Flood insurance premiums and deductibles are increasing by about 8 percent for thousands of homeowners across South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the National Flood Insurance Program is raising monthly premiums and doubling deductibles beginning O...

08/25/09 - 9:49am

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