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Saturday event to help homeless

Big Mama’s House of Love, Inc. is hosting a Christmas Feast for the Homeless from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at May Park Gym. Coats, hats gloves, scarves and thermal underwear will be distributed at the dinner. The group Creative Impressions will perform. Big Mama’s House of Love, Inc. desc...

12/04/09 - 5:31pm

Christmas parade to limit Sunday traffic in Evans

Portions of several Evans roads will be temporarily closed on Sunday afternoon. Sections of Washington Road, North Belair Road, Evans Town Center Boulevard and Ronald Reagan Drive will be closed to accommodate the Columbia County Merchants Association Christmas Parade. The staging area for the par...

12/04/09 - 4:21pm

Bond denied in death of child

A Martinez woman suspected of killing a toddler she was babysitting was denied bond this afternoon during a hearing in Evans. Superior Court Judge Michael Annis refused to grant bond to Lawanda Concettes Tripp, 39, of the 1500 block of Avery Landing. Police suspect Ms. Tripp killed 22-month-old Te...

12/04/09 - 4:12pm

North Augusta slaying suspect sought

AIKEN -- Aiken County authorities are still searching for a North Augusta man wanted in a Nov. 23 slaying....

12/04/09 - 2:43pm

US to open against England at World Cup

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The United States will play England in its opener at next year's World Cup.

12/04/09 - 3:52pm

Ga. schools chief says tough times are ahead

ATLANTA - Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox says the schools will have a "pretty rocky couple of years" before state education funding improves.

12/04/09 - 1:54pm

Colder days bringing longer lines for those seeking heat help

There’s an increase in the need each year when temperatures drop, officials say.

12/04/09 - 10:12pm

House qualifier only one, while four others seek Senate seat

E.G. "Earnie" Smith was the lone qualifier this week to fill the vacant state House District 122 seat. That seat was vacated by state Rep. Hardie Davis, a Democrat, who was one of four to qualify this week for the empty state Senate seat, which came open when Ed Tarver was appointed U.S. attorney. ...

12/04/09 - 4:12pm

Fatal crash this morning in Aiken County

A Warrenville man was killed this morning in a single-vehicle traffic accident. According to a news release from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, Marcus A. Bass, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. on Highway 421 near Gentry Hill Road. According to witnesses, ...

12/04/09 - 1:32pm

Atlanta mayoral race provisional ballots counted

ATLANTA — The Atlanta mayor's race appears headed for a recount after election officials tallied provisional ballots in the contest.

12/04/09 - 11:32am
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