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Aiken shooting suspect sought

AIKEN -- Aiken Public Safety investigators say they’re looking for a man in connection to a drive-by shooting that occurred Thursday in Aiken. The man has been identified as Ernest Croft, described as 6 feet tall and weighing 145 pounds with a last known address of Mississippi Avenue in Aiken...

08/31/09 - 12:26pm

Fort Discovery releases new operating hours

Fort Discovery will implement its new schedule and hours effective Tuesday. The museum will now be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only. The new operating hours are part of a restructuring by the National Science Center Inc., the public-private partnership between the nonprofit...

08/31/09 - 12:04pm

South Carolina has first H1N1 death

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced this morning the first documented death in the state associated with H1N1 influenza. "It saddens me greatly to report that a Midlands-area child died last week from complications associated with H1N1,” stated DHEC Comm...

08/31/09 - 11:15am

Morning bandit sought

A masked man held a Sprint Food Stores clerk at gunpoint during a robbery early this morning. The robber, who was dressed in a camouflage shirt and tan pants, stole money from the register along with cigars, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. The incident occurred shortly after 3...

08/31/09 - 9:54am

Candidates start qualifying today

The Augusta campaign season began officially today as qualifying opened at 8:30 a.m. at the Richmond County Board of Elections office in the first floor of the Municipal Building. First in line was Bill Lockett, who will run to fill the City Commission seat of Calvin Holland, who said Saturday he w...

08/31/09 - 3:52pm

Nicklaus to be honorary starter at Masters

Six-time Masters Tournament champion Jack Nicklaus will join Arnold Palmer as an honorary starter in 2010.

01/15/10 - 11:42am

Augustan dies on I-20

CAMAK, Ga. –- A fiery crash claimed the life of a 51-year-old Augusta man early this morning on Interstate 20 in Warren County, authorities say.

08/31/09 - 9:34am

Railway crossings to close

Several CSX railroad crossings will close next week while crews reconstruct the tracks. Crossings at Miller Street and Marks Street will be closed Sept. 7 until Sept. 9, according to a Richmond County Engineering Department news release. Crossings at the 15th Street ramp to Wrightsboro Road, Mille...

08/31/09 - 7:50am

Gunman gets cash, cigars

A man with a handgun held up Sprint Food Store at 3444 Mike Padgett Highway early this morning and got away. The gunman demanded money from the cash drawers, along with a case of Black and Mild cigars, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, which responded about 3:10 a.m. The robbe...

08/31/09 - 7:46am

Glynn County offers $25,000 reward in murders of eight

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The grim death toll in Saturday’s massacre at a Glynn County mobile home park reached eight, leaving one lone survivor and a community unsure whether a mass murderer is in its midst. A $25,000 reward was offered, and police released a frantic 911 call Monday morning.

08/31/09 - 8:50am

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