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Colleagues recall a federal judge who made them better jurists

Judge who died Wednesday influenced region with his rulings.

12/31/09 - 10:07am

Show to benefit Aiken animal shelter

AIKEN – Three Runs Plantation will hold a dressage and schooling show to benefit the Aiken County Animal Shelter next week. Those interested in competing have until Saturday to enter the Dressage and Combined Test School Show, which will be held at 9 a.m. Jan 9 at the plantation, located on Wh...

12/31/09 - 9:45am

SC agency keeps online outdoor forum another month

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina agency says it will keep an online forum for outdoor issues going for another month. The State newspaper reported today that the Department of Natural Resources agreed to keep the forum going while arraignments are made to transfer it to a nonprofit group. The agen...

12/31/09 - 8:54am

Construction worker killed at SC Air Force base

SUMTER, S.C. — A construction worker at an Air Force Base in South Carolina has died after he was struck by a beam. Multiple media outlets reported that 38-year-old Brian Lowery of Copperfield, Tenn., died in a construction accident at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter on Wednesday. Lowery was he...

12/31/09 - 8:50am

Columbia County issues tax reminder

Columbia County landowners wishing to claim their property tax payments on their 2009 federal tax returns might need to pay their bills by today. Though the deadline for making property tax payments for 2009 is Jan. 15, Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen said payments made after Dec. 31 mig...

12/31/09 - 6:10am

Bats get the boot from buildings in Georgia's Madison County

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. -- The Strickland House job in Madison County took three weeks. But the bats and the droppings they left behind in Madison County's first government building and the old courthouse a few miles down the road are gone now, officials say. "It was filthy, sweaty and stinky work,"...

12/31/09 - 6:09am

Photos added to new SC disabled parking placards

COLUMBIA — South Carolina officials are changing disabled parking placards displayed in cars to ensure that the privilege of parking closer isn't being abused. Starting next week, the Department of Motor Vehicles will include a picture of the person receiving the placard on the card. Peop...

12/31/09 - 6:08am

Augusta mural project leads to family event

The Art Factory and Augusta Utilities Department will hold the Art on the Wall, Wall Walk commemorating the completion of Phase I of the large art mural on the clearwell walls bordering Highland Avenue. The Wall Walk will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Wrightsboro...

12/31/09 - 6:07am

Copper coils stolen from apartment building air conditioning units

Nearly $7,500 in damage was done to air conditioning units at a North Augusta apartment building on Wednesday. Five air conditioning units at the Pine Crest Apartments at 400 Swiss St. were stripped of their copper coils, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report. A w...

12/30/09 - 11:32pm

Salley teen death ruled suicide

AIKEN – The death of a Salley 16-year-old has been ruled a suicide. An autopsy was conducted on the body of Brian Conner this morning, which resulted in Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton ruling the death a suicide. The teen died from a severe head injury from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Bri...

12/30/09 - 5:09pm
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