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Food taken, glass broken in Crawford Avenue Baptist theft

Someone broke windows and stole food from Crawford Avenue Baptist Church late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, police say. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, a burglar entered the church at 507 Crawford Avenue by breaking the window of a side door. Several windows inside...

08/13/09 - 12:55pm

Early morning crash kills Thomson man in Columbia

A 25-year-old Thomson man has died from injuries received in a pickup truck crash near Columbia, S.C. early today. Justin Shelton, of White Oak Road, was taken by ambulance to Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia where he died a short time later, South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Josef Rob...

08/13/09 - 12:09pm

Birdies still possible at lengthy Hazeltine

This wasn't a memorable round, rather an efficient one.

08/13/09 - 9:23pm

Bond denied for Forrest suspect

Charman Sinkfield appeared before a magistrate at the Fulton County jail this morning on murder and weapon-related charges.

08/13/09 - 2:32pm

Juveniles arrested in early morning carjacking

Two juveniles stole a man’s car using a BB gun early today after he had given them a ride to Glenn Hills Middle School because of the rain. The victim told deputies that he was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Wal Mart at 3209 Deans Bridge Road when the two suspects knocked on his win...

08/13/09 - 11:02am

Suspect sought in robbery at party store on Bobby Jones

A man robbed the Party-N-Dollar Superstore on Bobby Jones Expressway Wednesday night. The manager said the robber entered the store and ordered her to open both cash registers and put the money into a plastic bag, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. He then fled the store on foot. The ma...

08/13/09 - 10:51am

Some parts of region got more rain last night than all of July

Portions of Columbia County were soaked with more rainfall last night than the entire month of July after a storm system stalled over the region and caused isolated flooding. By 7 a.m. today, a total of 3.6 inches of precipitation had been recorded, with the heaviest rains falling after midnight, s...

08/13/09 - 10:51am

Golf, rugby pass Olympic hurdle

BERLIN – International Olympic leaders selected golf and rugby Thursday for proposed inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, rejecting bids from baseball, softball and three other sports. The International Olympic Committee executive board narrowed the field to two from a list of seven, which also...

08/13/09 - 10:21am

Two now sought in fatal Aiken shooting

Aiken authorities say Akia Jordan is considered armed and dangerous.

08/13/09 - 5:42pm

Flooding reported in Columbia County

Several areas of Columbia County experienced flooding after 3.6 inches rain fell from 7 a.m. Wednesday morning to today.

08/13/09 - 10:51am

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Augusta-Liberia ties date back to 1836

Richmond County’s ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom. More recently, Augustans have ...
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