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Martinez Kroger shoplifters sought

Columbia County authorities are looking for two men suspected of stealing beer from a Martinez grocery store. Security cameras show both men wearing blue shirts. One has a white cap, the other a yellow cap. His T-shirt has a Nike "swoosh" emblem, Capt. Steve Morris said. The men attempted to steal...

06/17/09 - 7:20pm

No surge in water usage after Georgia lifts drought notice

Water usage hasn’t significantly increased in Columbia and Richmond counties since the state’s drought officially ended last week and some restrictions were lifted, say local officials. “We’ve seen water go up a little bit, but mostly because it’s been so darn hot and rain ...

06/17/09 - 6:40pm

Aiken jail offers victim service

The Aiken County Detention Center is among 23 jails in South Carolina that recently started offering a victim notification service. The service, funded by a grant through the South Carolina Department of Corrections, offers crime victims the chance to get information about those arrested via a phon...

06/17/09 - 6:24pm

N. Augusta planners will discuss zoning, historic properties

NORTH AUGUSTA - The North Augusta planning commission will hold a public hearing Thursday to address zoning permits for public and private clubs and the use of city facilities for entertainment. Current establishments would be grandfathered in based on requirements, said Skip Grkovic, economic and ...

06/17/09 - 6:19pm

DNA test used to identify remains found in 2007

Authorities have identified skeletal remains found near Laney-Walker Boulevard in March 2007 as a local woman. Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said today that the results of a DNA test by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation show the woman is 38-year-old Karen Pryor. Her remains are at the Univ...

06/17/09 - 6:05pm

3 Ga. soldiers injured in Army vehicle fire

FORT STEWART, Ga. - Three Fort Stewart soldiers are being treated for injuries from an explosion inside an armored vehicle on the southeast Georgia Army post.

06/17/09 - 3:10pm

Former SC official apologizes for racial remark

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A former South Carolina election official has apologized for his Internet posting that compared a gorilla to an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama.

06/17/09 - 3:04pm

Apology made over racial remark

COLUMBIA — A former South Carolina election official has apologized for his Internet posting that compared a gorilla to an ancestor of Michelle Obama. Former state Election Commission Chairman Rusty DePass read a statement during an NAACP news conference today in Columbia, saying his comments ...

06/17/09 - 2:30pm

Club Car adopting furloughs to cut costs

Club Car announced this afternoon that it is implementing a plan that will require salaried and some hourly employees to take two weeks of unpaid furlough before the end of the year. “We have continued to see the effects of the global economic downturn, and as a result we have considered sever...

06/17/09 - 7:18pm

ACC championship game set for prime time

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference’s football championship game is moving back to prime-time television. The ACC said Wednesday this year’s game will kickoff at 8 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. ESPN will broadcast the game. It’s the first p...

06/17/09 - 1:43pm

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