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Warrenville man found dead

The body of a 54-year-old white male was discovered near Warrenville, S.C., this morning. According to a news release from Aiken Coroner Tim Carlton, a passerby near the intersection of Howlandville Road and Hwy 421 made the discovery about 7 a.m. The body has been identified as Phillip Penningto...

11/06/09 - 11:52am

Gordon Highway cleanup planned Saturday

A second south Augusta highway cleanup will be held Saturday morning along both Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge Road, and Greater Augusta Progress is seeking civic-minded volunteers. The group will meet at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Southgate Shopping Center. The Augusta Commission is providin...

01/21/10 - 12:39am

Senate confirms Tarver as U.S. Attorney

The final confirmation step is for President Obama to execute the appointment.

11/06/09 - 3:34pm

Martinez railroad repairs to close Pleasant Home, Riverwatch route

Railroad work will temporarily close vehicle access at Pleasant Home Road and Riverwatch Parkway beginning Sunday morning. According to a news release from Columbia County, the well-used Martinez route is expected to remain closed until Nov. 13 Traffic will need to follow the detour route using ...

11/06/09 - 11:19am

Judge dismisses case against Palmer

Augusta Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen summarily dismissed the shotgun-pointing case against commission candidate James R. "Butch" Palmer this morning after his accuser, Elliot Davis, failed to show up for a pre-warrant hearing.

11/06/09 - 3:54pm

Edgefield history goes on sale

Edgefield County Historical Society has published The Story of Edgefield, a 128-page, full color visitor's guide. The book includes a timeline of events in the county's history, histories of historical sites and biographical sketches of important people from Edgefield. The book goes on sal...

11/06/09 - 10:58am

Wreck injures Harlem man, 18

A young Harlem man was airlifted to an Augusta hospital after he flipped his SUV Thursday evening. Jeffrey Nathaniel Thomas, 18, of Fairview Drive, was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was listed in good condition this morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Police ...

11/06/09 - 10:39am

Evans student charged with bringing knife to school

A Martinez teen was arrested Thursday after bringing a knife to Evans High School. Police charged Kendrick Dixon, 18, of the 600 block of Spencer Street, with having a weapon on school property. Just after 8 a.m., a school media specialist confronted Mr. Dixon about possibly having electronics, wh...

01/08/10 - 2:22pm

Security measures always in place, Fort Gordon says

A day after the worst mass shooting at a military base in the United States, officials at Fort Gordon said they could not discuss whether the incident at Fort Hood, Texas, has led to any security changes on post. “If you should see something a little different, well then you see something a li...

11/06/09 - 11:16am

Trucking president is new member of SCDOT board

COLUMBIA — A trucking executive is the newest member of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Board. Ken Willingham takes over the at-large spot on the board from Tee Hooper of Greenville, who served for six years. Willingham is president of Thompson Trucking Company Inc. in Charles...

11/06/09 - 7:59am
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