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Pizza deliveryman says same man robbed him twice

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta pizza delivery man was the victim of an armed robbery twice in three days by the same man, police said. On July 19, the 53-year-old victim attempted to deliver pizzas to an address on Bradleyville Road. While he waited for someone to answer the door, a black man dre...

07/22/09 - 3:17pm

Aiken city government is praised for open efforts

AIKEN – South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom and many other state and local officials were in Aiken this morning, recognizing the city’s recent efforts in government transparency and encouraging more cities to do the same. “This is one step in many,” said Mr. Ecks...

01/20/10 - 10:54pm

Aiken praised for its transparency

AIKEN – South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom and other state and local officials praised Aiken’s recent efforts in government transparency today and encouraged more cities to do the same. “This is one step in many,” said Mr. Eckstrom before a crowd along The ...

01/20/10 - 10:54pm

Salley man pleads guilty to sex crimes

AIKEN -- A Salley man pleaded guilty in an Aiken County courtroom today to sex crimes, and was sentenced to a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Dale Tony Cooper, who was 73 at the time of his arrest in 2007, pleaded guilty to three counts of a lewd act on a child under the age of 14, said Bren...

07/22/09 - 2:48pm

Truck chase ends in Thomson man's arrest

A 32-year-old Thomson man is facing multiple traffic charges after being taken into custody following a chase with local and state authorities on Wednesday. Christopher Earl Duckworth was taken into custody without incident at his home on Westview Drive after lawman chased him there, according to T...

07/22/09 - 12:43pm

Aiken schools rehire retiree for HR post

AIKEN -- The Aiken County School Board rehired a retiree Tuesday, but not one for the classroom. Human Resources Director Joyce Stanley was rehired at 75 percent of her current salary. She will also be on contract for only this year and her replacement will be sought in the 2010-2011 school year. ...

01/08/10 - 11:37am

Harrisburg activists plan next protest at property in Forest Hills

Harrisburg neighborhood activists who on the Fourth of July marched against absentee landlords and drug dealers are planning their next protest outside a property owner’s residence in Forest Hills. Lori Davis, Butch Palmer, Phil Williams and Kelly McKnight, pastor of Bible Deliverance Temple, ...

07/22/09 - 11:52am

Child had H1N1 flu, fort says

A 7 year-old boy is the latest case of novel influenza H1N1 to be confirmed at Fort Gordon, the post announced this morning. The boy was seen at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on July 15, was given anti-viral medication, and sent home to recover, according to a news release. The boy is a c...

01/07/10 - 12:49pm

New Kennametal plant owner unsure how many workers will remain

The new owner of the former Kennametal plant in Evans is unsure how many workers will be retained after Aug. 30. Kennametal filed a mass layoff notice with Georgia saying 153 people will be laid off after that date, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be unemployed. Dale Erkkila, a vi...

07/23/09 - 8:07am

Bibb County, Ga., banishes woman after prostitution charge

MACON, Ga. — A 64-year-old woman has been banned from Bibb County after pleading guilty to two counts of keeping a place of prostitution. In Cha Britto was arrested twice in massage parlor raids in June and July. Prosecutor Rebecca Grist said Tuesday in her 15 years in the Bibb County Solicit...

07/22/09 - 10:15am

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