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Columbia County issues tax reminder

Columbia County landowners wishing to claim their property tax payments on their 2009 federal tax returns might need to pay their bills by today. Though the deadline for making property tax payments for 2009 is Jan. 15, Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen said payments made after Dec. 31 mig...

12/31/09 - 7:10am

Bats get the boot from buildings in Georgia's Madison County

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. -- The Strickland House job in Madison County took three weeks. But the bats and the droppings they left behind in Madison County's first government building and the old courthouse a few miles down the road are gone now, officials say. "It was filthy, sweaty and stinky work,"...

12/31/09 - 7:09am

Photos added to new SC disabled parking placards

COLUMBIA — South Carolina officials are changing disabled parking placards displayed in cars to ensure that the privilege of parking closer isn't being abused. Starting next week, the Department of Motor Vehicles will include a picture of the person receiving the placard on the card. Peop...

12/31/09 - 7:08am

Augusta mural project leads to family event

The Art Factory and Augusta Utilities Department will hold the Art on the Wall, Wall Walk commemorating the completion of Phase I of the large art mural on the clearwell walls bordering Highland Avenue. The Wall Walk will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Wrightsboro...

12/31/09 - 7:07am

Copper coils stolen from apartment building air conditioning units

Nearly $7,500 in damage was done to air conditioning units at a North Augusta apartment building on Wednesday. Five air conditioning units at the Pine Crest Apartments at 400 Swiss St. were stripped of their copper coils, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report. A w...

12/31/09 - 12:32am

Salley teen death ruled suicide

AIKEN – The death of a Salley 16-year-old has been ruled a suicide. An autopsy was conducted on the body of Brian Conner this morning, which resulted in Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton ruling the death a suicide. The teen died from a severe head injury from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Bri...

12/30/09 - 6:09pm

Aiken County authorities looking for 3 suspects in Monetta shooting

AIKEN – Aiken County authorities are searching for three suspects connected to a shooting in Monetta on Tuesday night. Jerica Tyler of Batesburg, was shot twice on the right side of his body about 8 p.m. on Rankin Road, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release. The vi...

12/30/09 - 5:54pm

ASU women fall in Bryant's debut

The Augusta State women fell this afternoon in interim coach Clint Bryant's debut, 76-46, to No. 22 Carson-Newman. Bryant took over for Tes Sobomehin, who was reassigned two weeks ago. Bryant had less than a week of practice before today's game. "It wasn't an ideal situation, but I cou...

12/30/09 - 6:56pm

U.S. Judge Alaimo dies

Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony A. Alaimo died this morning in a Brunswick hospital. He was 89.

12/30/09 - 6:06pm

Live blog: No. 3 Augusta State men's basketball vs. Mount Olive

To access the live blog of today's game pitting No. 3 Augusta State and Mount Olive, go here:

12/30/09 - 5:06pm
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