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Plane crashes into Indian Ocean with 153 onboard

A passenger jet from Yemen with 153 people onboard crashed in the Indian Ocean early today as it tried to land on the island nation of Comoros.

06/30/09 - 10:47am

Congressman Broun to celebrate Grovetown 4th

Congressman Paul Broun will attend Saturday's July Fourth barbecue in Grovetown, according to a statement from his office. It will be the third year the 10th District Republican has attended the event, which offers free food and entertainment. Activities begin at noon at Liberty Park Community...

06/30/09 - 7:11am

Aiken school board weighs budget tonight

AIKEN -- The Aiken County school board meets tonight to approve its 2009-10 budget, but it’s uncertain if additional classroom cuts will be on the table. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at 1000 Brookhaven Drive. Budget information can be found at 01/08/10 - 11:37am

Boy, two adults drown in pool

EASLEY, S.C. — An 8-year-old child and two adults have drowned in a swimming pool in what authorities said was a tragic accident. The bodies of the boy and his aunt and uncle were found in an Easley pool this afternoon, media outlets reported. Assistant Pickens County Sheriff Tim Morgan says ...

06/29/09 - 9:45pm

Fort Gordon to get $6.3 million child development center

A Washington, D.C., contractor will build a $6.3 million child development and day-care complex at Fort Gordon under a contract awarded last week by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees construction on military bases. The contract to Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC, includes constru...

06/29/09 - 4:59pm

Arrested in one holdup, 2 now charged with another

AIKEN -- A North Augusta man and a juvenile arrested by Aiken public safety officials in connection to a Saturday armed robbery now also face charges in a separate Friday incident. Aiken County authorities announced today that Dayfan Tyshawn Fuller, 24, of the 100 block of Edna Street, North August...

06/29/09 - 4:54pm

High court defers action on Davis

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The U.S. Supreme Court has recessed for the summer without taking action on Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis' latest appeal, likely delaying any action on the convicted cop killer's case until the fall.

06/29/09 - 4:47pm

Police ask help identifying suspect in Columbia County

Columbia County authorities are asking for help identifying a woman accused of using a stolen credit card. A Martinez man told police on June 13 that someone spent about $700 using his two stolen credit cards at several Columbia County businesses, including Rhinehart’s on Belair Road and the E...

06/29/09 - 6:50pm

'Darkness' gripped Sanford, spiritual adviser says

COLUMBIA — Each Sunday afternoon in May, Gov. Mark Sanford and his wife hosted five other couples at the executive mansion for a spiritual "boot camp." Topics discussed during the hour-and-a-half-long sessions included forgiveness and "not loving your wife as Christ loved the church." Group le...

06/29/09 - 4:23pm

Columbia County sees water use creep up with temperatures

After several weeks of somewhat consistent rains turned into a time of infrequent scattered showers and blistering-hot afternoons, water meters in Columbia County started to turn a little faster. Water consumption on June 23 was at 22.5 million gallons per day, said county Water Utility Director Bi...

06/29/09 - 4:05pm

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Group demands hearing on commissioner appointment

City leaders appeared to warm to a request Monday by the West Augusta Alliance to hold one or more public hearings before appointing an interim District 7 commissioner to serve until Donnie ...
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