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Aiken captures most wanted suspect

Between January and this month, Marquis Cummings is linked to a series of crimes, police say.

11/25/09 - 5:07pm

Dad's tip lead to arrest of Aiken holdup suspect

AIKEN – Authorities have arrested an armed robbery suspect after his father recognized his surveillance photo Tuesday. Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Shaun Andrew Benson, 26, of the 2800 block of Sunshine Lane in Thomson, with armed robbery, Lt. David Turno said in a news release. ...

11/25/09 - 4:34pm

Global Energy files for bankruptcy protection

The owner of Augusta’s old Pfizer facility filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. Global Energy Holdings Group, formerly known as Xethanol Corp., filed in Delaware, reporting that it had assets at about $28 million and liabilities at about $3.7 million. Among those assets is the fo...

11/25/09 - 3:56pm

NRC, MOX contractor reach settlement

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the primary contractor building the U.S. Energy Department’s $4.86 billion mixed oxide fuel facility at Savannah River Site have negotiated a settlement to a violation in which a senior contract engineer allowed a junior engineer to sign his name to co...

11/25/09 - 12:46pm

Fund set up for deputy who lost his home

AIKEN -- Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has set up a fund to help a deputy who lost his home in a fire. Deputy Chris Eubanks and his wife will be helped through the fund, Deputy Chris Eubanks Beneficial Fund, through an account at Regions Banks, sheriff's Sgt. Dave Myers said. Anyone can do...

11/25/09 - 2:13pm

Christmas trees for soldiers

About 500 Christmas trees will be distributed to military families at Fort Gordon from the Christmas Spirit Foundation. The trees will be available to those with military ID cards in the parking lot by to the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater. Distribution will start between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday, ...

11/25/09 - 10:55am

Hobby Lobby opening in January in Augusta Exchange

Hobby Lobby announced that its new store in Augusta Exchange will open on Jan. 4. The arts and crafts store is filling the former 65,000 square foot Ashley Furniture store on Robert C Daniel Parkway. The store will employ between 30 to 50 people, a combination of full-time and part-time positions,...

11/25/09 - 10:46am

Harper Street lane closing tonight

The southbound lane of Harper Street from 15th Street to the north parking deck entrance for the Medical College of Georgia Hospital will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. today. The closure will last until 1 p.m. Thursday, according to a Richmond County Engineering Department press release. The area ...

11/25/09 - 10:08am

SC man arrested, accused of shooting at 4 officers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A Spartanburg man has been arrested and accused of shooting at four South Carolina sheriff's deputies, including two in a helicopter.

11/25/09 - 8:51am

Jan. 5 set for legislative special election

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has set a Jan. 5 special election for two vacant sets in the state Legislature.

11/25/09 - 8:16am
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