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Suspicious death now being investigated as a homicide

An autopsy revealed that a Warrenville man found dead this morning was beaten to death. John Barrs, 68, died from a severe head injury due to blunt force from an unknown weapon, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release this afternoon. Mr. Barrs' caretaker found him dead at his h...

11/20/09 - 8:34pm

Evans community shows support for family of slain Fort Hood soldier

Family of Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow presented $5,775 check.

11/20/09 - 1:34pm

Dads in Action event slated for tomorrow

The group Dads in Action will hold a "Stop Smoking" workshop from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Julian Smith Barbecue Pit. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost to attend will be $25 for the first 25 smokers who sign up at the door and $35 for the rest, according to a release. For more informat...

11/20/09 - 10:41am

Columbia County pet adoption event starts today

Columbia County Animal Care & Control will be offering a special pet adoption event today and tomorrow. Today, the event lasts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tomorrow, it will go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the shelter, located at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling, according to a release. All dogs and puppie...

11/20/09 - 10:36am

Restoration work today on garden honoring late teacher

Members of the Linda Gail Hendrick Scholarship Committee will be doing restoration work this morning to a garden named for the late teacher at Murphey Middle School. The work, set to occur at 11:30 a.m., will involve volunteers placing shrubbery in the garden, which was created in honor of Ms. Hend...

11/20/09 - 10:29am

Wesley Snipes appeals 3 tax convictions in Georgia

ATLANTA – Actor Wesley Snipes is set to ask a federal appeals panel to overturn his three federal tax convictions. The actor was sentenced last year to three years in prison on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns. A judge allowed him to remain free on bai...

11/20/09 - 10:16am

Massive generator's trip across SC almost complete

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Authorities say a huge generator being hauled across South Carolina to a North Carolina utility plant will be spending the next several days making it through one county. The 880,000-pound Duke Energy generator has spent the past two months being moved from a southern South ...

11/20/09 - 10:12am

Suspicious package found at Atlanta synagogue

ATLANTA – Police dispatchers in Atlanta say a bomb squad was sent this morning to The Temple, an historic synagogue on Peachtree Street, to check out a suspicious package. The package was reported at about 6:30 a.m. at the synagogue, which was founded in 1867. Fire Capt. Rick Perdue said a ca...

11/20/09 - 10:10am

Ga. county looking for sheriff's badges

JONESBORO, Ga. — Clayton County sheriff's deputies are searching for more than 100 sheriff's badges issued to people who aren't allowed to carry them. Former Sheriff Victor Hill distributed the badges and ID cards to campaign workers, pastors and some of his friends. The Atlanta ...

11/20/09 - 7:55am

Missing North Augusta boy found safe

NORTH AUGUSTA - A 10-year-old North Augusta boy who went missing yesterday has been found this morning with his biological father. Tyson Avery Curry left his home on Summit Commons Court on his bicycle around 4:15 p.m. Thursday. About two hours later, North Augusta Department of Public Safety offic...

11/20/09 - 10:05am
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