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Shotgun-armed men rob Waffle House

Armed men carrying sawed-off shotguns robbed the Waffle House restaurant at 3160 Deans Bridge Road shortly after midnight this morning. An employee told deputies that she fled from the back of the restaurant when she saw the three robbers coming toward them, a Richmond County Sheriff's report s...

09/18/09 - 1:45pm

Man stabbed in neck after refusing woman's cigarrette request

A 38-year-old man was stabbed in the neck early this morning in the 1300 block of 13th Street after he refused to give a woman a cigarette. The victim said an unknown woman asked him for the cigarette and when he replied that he didn’t have one, she stabbed him in the middle of the back of his...

09/18/09 - 1:32pm

Company official denounces Beard bribery claims

An official with the company that gave money said there was no bribery.

01/21/10 - 12:42am

Improvements seen in VA endoscopic equipment use

WASHINGTON – Inspections show that Veterans Department medical facilities have made significant progress on fixing endoscopic procedure problems that potentially exposed thousands to HIV and other infections. The VA's inspector general said in a new report released Friday that it did surpr...

09/18/09 - 11:53am

Argument ends with 5 arrests

A dispute between a teenager and his 43-year-old uncle over an Ultimate Fighting Championship contest ended this morning with five Aiken County men in the Richmond County jail. According to Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Chris Langford, the five young men drove to an address in the 3400...

09/18/09 - 9:53am

USC, Clemson endowments lose $156 million in recession

COLUMBIA — The economic downturn has cost the endowments of the University of South Carolina and Clemson University a total of $156 million in the past two years. The State reported Friday that Clemson's endowment was worth about $331 million on June 30, a drop of 23 percent since 2007. C...

09/18/09 - 8:41am

SC lawmakers endorse plan for wireless access

COLUMBIA — Some lawmakers have endorsed a plan to lease South Carolina's Educational Television's excess capacity to create a wireless broadband network. The State reported that supporters say the plan will bring in revenue, while offering a new technology, for a fee. A subcommittee T...

09/18/09 - 8:38am

Flooding expected in parts of Ga. over weekend

ATLANTA — Most of Georgia remains under a flood watch as forecasters predict more rain on top of heavy rains that have soaked the state this week. The flood watch began Thursday afternoon and continues until Saturday morning as scattered storms drench much of the state with up to 1 foot of ra...

09/18/09 - 8:36am

USC Aiken celebrates Constitution with event today

AIKEN – The University of South Carolina Aiken will celebrate the United States Constitution today. The Constitution Day event will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 106 in the Penland Administration Building. Carol Botsch, professor of political science, will celebrate the annual event ...

09/18/09 - 6:31am

Date set for public input on Silver Bluff Road improvements

AIKEN -- State transportation officials will meet with Aiken County residents next week to get input on improvements to Silver Bluff Road. The South Carolina Department of Transportation, state engineering, right-of-way and environment personnel will be on hand to answer questions and distribute in...

09/18/09 - 6:29am
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