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Morning fatality is Graniteville woman

A two-vehicle accident this morning in Bath killed a Graniteville woman. Jackie L. Cooper, 24, of Graniteville, was killed in the accident at Highway 421 near Anthony Drive, according to a news release from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. It appears she failed to yield the right of way and was str...

04/01/10 - 9:37am

Augusta blaze injures firefighter

Augusta firefighters were called out this morning to a house fire at Martin Luther King Drive and Swanee Quintet Boulevard.  The house was vacant, but Chief Howard Willis said a firefighter suffered second-degree burns on his hand when his glove slipped while he was moving a hose. The cause of ...

04/01/10 - 2:34pm

18 have settled in Imperial fire case

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Eighteen cases have been settled for victims of the Feb. 7, 2008,  fire and explosion at the Port Wentworth Imperial Sugar Co. refinery, an attorney confirmed Wednesday. Fourteen people were killed and dozens of others injured in the inferno. Forty-four civil cas...

04/01/10 - 4:58am

Augusta jobless rate declines

The metro Augusta unemployment rate declined in February, the Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning. The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in February, down from a revised 9.9 percent in January. The jobless rate in metro Augusta in February 2009 was 8.9 percent. G...

04/01/10 - 4:32pm

Augusta man sought in Jackson thefts

  AIKEN -- The Aiken Sheriff's Office holds larceny warrants for the arrest of an Augusta man, it said today in a news release. Deputies are seeking Darren Marquis Reeves, 22, of the 200 block of East Telfair Street, on charges of burglary and grand larceny. On March 19 Reev...

05/29/10 - 12:34am

Grovetown issues water restriction

Grovetown officials imposed a drought-level outdoor watering restriction on residents because of construction on the city's water system. The city is operating on two of the its three water storage tanks because the third was dismantled to make way for a new larger one as part of an ongoing wat...

03/31/10 - 6:01pm

Health care rift might help Baker candidacy

ATLANTA -- By defying Gov. Sonny Perdue, Georgia's Democratic attorney general has energized his own bid for governor.

03/31/10 - 6:09pm

Clearing land leads to fines

Three landowners who cleared underbrush from Army Corps of Engineers lands along Lake Russell must pay $24,300 in fines and restitution.

03/31/10 - 4:12pm

New Ellenton Mayor Vernon Dunbar was unseated Tuesday

New Ellenton Mayor Vernon Dunbar was unseated Tuesday in city elections. Republican Tommy Brock defeated the Democrat by 78 votes, with 350 total, according to the Aiken County Elections and Registration Office. About 48 percent of the city's voting base turned out for the election, which has always...

03/31/10 - 3:52pm

Funeral remembers ex-senator

TOCCOA, Ga. - A former Georgia senator who was killed by her husband before he took his own life was remembered as a tireless advocate and pioneer for families and children. The hundreds who gathered today to mourn Nancy and Bruce Schaefer at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa were told to remem...

03/31/10 - 3:25pm
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