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Authorities searching for shoplifting suspects

Authorities are searching for suspects who they say stole $500 worth of merchandise from an Aiken store. The suspects entered the Hobby Lobby in the 2500 block of Whiskey Road around 7 p.m. Sept. 23, and shoplifted scrapbook stickers, Aiken Department of Public Safety Sgt. Aaron Dowdy said in a new...

10/01/09 - 2:26pm

Sanford visits Aiken County

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford told people today his mission was to use the current "political energy" around him to advance the story of South Carolina.

10/01/09 - 6:23pm

Sheriff says deputy suggested bribe that led to his arrest

The Richmond County deputy arrested Wednesday for taking a bribe from a traffic stop suspect initiated the transaction, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said at a press conference today. Deputy Victor Goad, Jr. stopped a car with four passengers on Battle Row in the Harrisburg neighborhood on Saturday at ab...

10/01/09 - 2:46pm

Juror dismissed after report of murder trial comments

A Superior Court Judge today dismissed a juror from a murder trial for discussing the case with other jurors and possibly proclaiming his belief that the defendants are innocent. Judge James G. Blanchard said the man was told, along with all jurors, prior to the start of the trial for Willie Bernar...

10/01/09 - 1:24pm

Revamped Carter Museum opens today in Atlanta

Former president celebrates his 85th birthday at event.

10/01/09 - 12:44pm

Georgia's high school graduation rate rises again

ATLANTA — Georgia's high school graduation rate is up this year, with nearly eight out of 10 students getting diplomas. New state data released today show that the state's graduation rate rose to 78.9 percent this year, up 3 percentage points from last year. That means nearly 4,500 mo...

10/01/09 - 11:29am

3 Richmond schools off Needs Improvement

Three additional Richmond County schools have been taken off the Needs Improvement list, according to Georgia’s final Adequate Yearly Progress report released today by the state. Preliminary AYP results were released in July, and the final AYP report includes summer retest scores and summer gr...

10/01/09 - 12:40pm

Man says he was shot, robbed

A 19-year-old man said he was pulled into a car by four men at the corner of Frohman and Miles streets Tuesday evening then shot in the leg. The victim said a man in the backseat of the car began shooting at him, striking him in the right thigh, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. He was ...

10/01/09 - 9:50am

Three men rob barber shop

Thieves robbed The Sharper Edge Barber Shop at 3322 Milledgeville Road Wednesday night. Three men, described as black males with their faces covered, entered the shop holding guns and demanded everyone get on the ground, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. They searched through the pocke...

10/01/09 - 9:47am

Fake 'cop' robs pedestrian

A robber pretending to be sent by the “police” stole money from a man walking in the 700 block of King Street early this morning. The victim told deputies that the robber, a white man with a thin mustache and blonde hair, approached him in a pickup truck and said he was going to check him...

10/01/09 - 9:44am
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