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Investigator fails to show in court prompting judge to dimiss case

The criminal case against an Augusta man accused of breaking into the home of an 85-year-old woman and robbing her at gunpoint was dismissed Thursday. Michael Chad Gribanow, 26, had been held in jail without bond for more than a month. A preliminary hearing was set Thursday in Richmond County Magis...

11/05/09 - 8:20pm

Russell recommends adding extra penny to sales tax to help city budget woes

Extra penny would raise sales tax to 8 cents per dollar.

01/21/10 - 12:39am

Palmer tosses support to Aitken for District 1 commission seat

Former Augusta Commission candidate Butch Palmer endorses Matt Aitken in District 1 runoff.

01/27/10 - 11:43pm

SC among states reporting 'widespread' swine flu

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina is back among the list of states reporting the swine flu is widespread. For the past few weeks, South Carolina has been among few states reporting the flu was regional, the second-highest level. That's been upgraded in this week's report, which covers Oc...

01/08/10 - 2:21pm

Aiken boxer to fight Martinez

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Aiken's Paul Williams finally has found an opponent for his next bout, choosing Sergio Martinez to replace injured Kelly Pavlik. Heavyweight Chris Arreola also will fight on the card at the Boardwalk Hall Ballroom in Atlantic City on Dec. 5. Williams spent the fall p...

11/05/09 - 5:19pm

12 killed in Fort Hood shootings; Fort Gordon monitoring situation

The violence was believed to be the worst mass shooting in history at a U.S. military base.

11/06/09 - 12:34am

Woman who once faked cancer gets 10 years for fraud, theft

A woman with a decade long history of lying and stealing received a 10-year prison sentence today for her most recent set of crimes. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. warned Terra Garner that probation wasn’t an option, considering the number of criminal counts she faced and her criminal history....

11/05/09 - 5:30pm

SC high court says gov's ethics probe is public

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Supreme Court says the ethics investigation into Gov. Mark Sanford's travel can't be kept secret.

11/05/09 - 5:41pm

Sanford touts importance of communicating in Aiken speech

South Carolina governor says summer travails reawakened him to power of "personal, one-on-one conversations."

11/05/09 - 8:30pm

Columbia County property tax bills to be sent out Friday

More than 57,000 property tax bills will be sent Friday to Columbia County property owners. All the bills will contain increases due to the elimination of a state tax relief grant and some area residents also should expect to pay even more. In all, the county Tax Commissioner’s Office expects...

11/05/09 - 3:17pm
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