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House votes 'no' on expanding homestead exemption

ATLANTA - House Democrats have again helped defeat a measure that would have doubled a tax break for homeowners amid concerns that it would force local governments to cut services or hike property taxes amid the economic downturn.

03/25/09 - 2:29pm

North Augusta robbers sought

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Police are seeking two men in the robbery of a Bank of America branch in North Augusta this morning.

03/25/09 - 2:37pm

Brown trustee says appeal likely

AIKEN – Even if a settlement could be reached in the court case involving James Brown’s estate, a court-appointed trustee testified today, an appeal of the agreement could take two more years.

03/25/09 - 2:15pm

Aiken police say missing person OK

AIKEN -- The Department of Public Safety says a young woman reported missing since last week has called her family and is all right. According to a bulletin released late this morning, Niahela Watson, 19, let family members know she was OK. A bulletin had been posted earlier this morning after the...

03/25/09 - 11:54am

Judge limits damage claim of adult video store closed by city

The business that wants to be Augusta’s only adult video store has lost another round to the city. In an order signed Tuesday, U.S. District Court Senior Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. ruled that while the X Mart Adult Supercenter owners were entitled to grandfather status as it applies to the city...

03/25/09 - 11:48am

Vick leaves federal prison

RICHMOND, Va. – Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has left a federal lockup in Kansas, apparently bound for Virginia to appear at a bankruptcy hearing next week. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons Web site showed Wednesday that Vick was no longer at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan. It liste...

03/25/09 - 2:22pm

Heavy rains may bring flooding, local emergency officials say

Expected heavy rainfalls starting today might produce area floods this week, say officials. Two weather systems hitting the Southeast might result in heavy rains and possibly severe thunderstorms through Saturday, according to an e-mail from Columbia County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tuc...

06/01/10 - 8:40pm

Morning wreck kills soldier

An early morning car crash killed a Fort Gordon soldier today.

03/25/09 - 2:46pm

Investigator suspended after DUI arrest

A Richmond County sheriff’s investigator who was arrested last week for driving drunk was suspended today after appearing before the sheriff’s review board. Investigator Tim Tobias faces 10 days of suspension and 12 months of probation, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said. He was also ordered to...

03/24/09 - 5:55pm

North Augusta police arrest 2

NORTH AUGUSTA -- North Augusta police were led on a chase through downtown North Augusta Monday night after responding to a home vandalism on West Buena Vista Avenue. Police responded to a suspicious vehicle leaving the West Buena Vista Avenue residence and followed through the downtown area until ...

03/24/09 - 5:43pm