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Male teacher wears a dress to celebrate students' CRCT success

Thaddeus Mohler, a fifth-grade Social Studies teacher at Craig Houghton Elementary School, told his students he would come to school wearing a dress if they met or exceeded standards on the Social Studies portion of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. They did, and on Monday he kept his promis...

05/19/09 - 6:27pm

Aiken seeks man after shooting

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said this morning it is looking for Bradley Danley, 19, of Dallas Circle in Aiken.

05/19/09 - 6:29pm

Boating safety class offered

A seven-hour “About Boating Safety” course will be offered on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Thurmond Dam Visitors Center on the South Carolina side of the dam. Topics include maritime rules, Georgia and South Carolina regulations, how to prevent emergencies, docking,...

05/19/09 - 4:19pm

Guilty verdict in assault trial

A Richmond County jury has returned a guilty verdict on charges of aggravated assault and serious injury by vehicle against Michael C. Clay. He will stand trial at a later date on charges of murder, rape , aggravated sodomy, aggravated assault, robbery and aggravated sexual battery....

05/19/09 - 5:49pm

General visits Fort Gordon today

The commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will visit Fort Gordon for the first time today to view training and get updates on Army communications plans and issues. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who assumed command of TRADOC in December, is expected to meet briefly with reporters l...

05/19/09 - 4:19pm

Aiken panel studies Graniteville sewer, road signs, other issues

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Council will tackle several issues today in meetings, including a proposal to use stimulus money to improve the Graniteville sewer system and a request to no longer replace “Watch for Children” signs. The council also is expected to discuss its upcoming fiscal ye...

01/20/10 - 10:55pm

Richmond schools could raise parking, locker fees

The Richmond County Board of Education could raise student fees for parking and lockers. The board was presented with the proposal this afternoon as a small part of new options under consideration to offset a $24.5 million shortfall. The board will continue budget talks next week. Another budget m...

01/08/10 - 1:23pm

Gay rights advocates to protest SC date violence bill

COLUMBIA — Gay rights advocates are protesting the exclusion of gay and lesbian relationships from a South Carolina bill meant to curb teen dating violence. Democratic Reps. Gilda Cobb-Hunter of Orangeburg and Ken Kennedy of Greeleyville are among those criticizing last week's vote in the ...

05/19/09 - 8:36am

13 more people convicted of insurance scam in SC

WALTERBORO, S.C. — Thirteen more people have pleaded guilty in a Colleton County insurance scam that authorities say may be the biggest staged accident scheme in South Carolina history. The suspects ranged in age from 19 to 48. Last week's pleas mean that 30 people have now been convicte...

05/19/09 - 4:19pm

Autopsy for girl who died in jail

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — An autopsy has been ordered on the body of a 17-year-old inmate at the Glynn County detention center who died early Saturday, officials said. Kara L. Thompson, 17, was found unresponsive in her cell and taken to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital, where ...

05/19/09 - 5:21pm

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