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Judge sides with SC school over Confederate garb

COLUMBIA — A federal judge has sided with a South Carolina school district in a lawsuit by a student who says a ban on Confederate-themed clothing violated her right to free speech. Court documents show U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten ruled last week that a girl suing the Latta School Distric...

09/16/09 - 2:15pm

Don't forget Pat Conroy's book signing tonight

Author Pat Conroy will be in Augusta tonight for a book signing in support of his novel South of Broad. It is Mr. Conroy’s first novel in 14 years. It was released in August. He will be at Borders Books & Music, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, from 7 to 10 p.m. Mr. Conroy will sign up ...

09/16/09 - 1:18pm

Aiken Sheriff's Office releases list of most wanted in financial crime

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office released today a list of 10 individuals who have committed financial transaction crimes, many greater than $5,000. See attached list and descriptions for subject details. Anyone with information about these individuals is asked to contact the Aiken County She...

09/16/09 - 2:12pm

Feds probe attack on Ga. reservist as hate crime

ATLANTA - The beating of a black female Army reservist outside a Georgia restaurant is being investigated as a possible hate crime, federal authorities said Wednesday.

09/16/09 - 11:47am

'Memory walk' for Alzheimer's in Aiken Saturday

AIKEN -- A walk to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s will take place in Aiken on Saturday. The 2009 Memory Walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Odell Weeks Activities Center located at 1700 Whiskey Rd. The Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event that supports Alzheimer’s care,...

09/16/09 - 10:47am

Beat the Pros contest winner announced

Roni J. Bollag of Martinez is the winner of the Beat the Pros contest for Week 3. Roni was one of five people who correctly picked nine out of 10 high school football games, which matched the best effort by our pros (9-1). Roni won the drawing and will receive a Beat the Pros T-shirt. To play this ...

09/16/09 - 10:47am

Contest: Win Avett Brothers tickets

The Augusta Chronicle and Young Professionals of Augusta will be giving away 2 Avett Brothers concert tickets at tonight's Young Professionals of Augusta meeting.

01/20/10 - 9:01pm

Bandit robs gas station

An armed, masked man robbed the BP Gas station at 3299 Skinner Mill Road Tuesday night. The man entered the store at about 9:45 p.m. ordered the clerk to “put the money in the bag,” a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. The clerk removed part of the cash drawer and gave it to the...

09/16/09 - 9:47am

Tobacco Road business robbed

Armed men held two employees of Cuz’s Place bar on Tobacco Road at gunpoint early today while they robbed the business. The victims said they were exiting the building shortly before 2 a.m. when two men approached with handguns and ordered them to the ground, a Richmond County Sheriff’s r...

09/16/09 - 6:02pm

Two arrested in home invasion

Two men were arrested early this morning following a home invasion in which one of the suspects accidentally shot himself Tuesday night. Gustave Antione Taylor, 18, and Marqueis Demarcus Hall, 18, both of the 2100 block of Cook Road, each face armed robbery and burglary charges, according to Richmo...

09/16/09 - 9:31am

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