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FBI warns of Craigslist Nigerian scam

AIKEN – Homeowners and prospective renters in South Carolina are being advised by the FBI to be cautious of a new Nigerian scheme that uses the online site Craigslist. According to a warning issued Wednesday by the FBI’s Columbia field office, an unknown person is taking homes listed for ...

07/22/09 - 6:10pm

Aiken sheriff's office releases latest 'Most Wanted' list

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office released today a list of 12 "Dead Beat Dads" who are wanted by the department. These are people who owe $50,000 or more through Aiken County Family Court. Anyone with information can call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 922-9709 or Cr...

07/22/09 - 4:03pm

UGA to get biofuels grant

The University of Georgia will receive almost a third of $6.3 million in biofuel research grants announced Wednesday by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The awards, of which $1,905,000 for two separate projects at UGA, will hel...

07/22/09 - 3:36pm

Rape suspect sought

Investigators are searching for a man in connection to a rape that occurred in 2007. Robert Lee Marion, 53, is wanted on rape charges in connection to an incident that occurred in the 1500 block of Holly Street on Sep. 16, 2007, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office press release. T...

07/22/09 - 3:12pm

SEC commissioner speaks out about minor violations

HOOVER, Ala. – Although he opened his comments at Wednesday’s Southeastern Conference Media Days by noting this time period may one day be known as the league’s “Golden Age,” commissioner Mike Slive took a stand against a seemingly developing trend....

07/22/09 - 3:06pm

Columbia County fire causes damage

A mobile home inside the Columbia County Fish and Game Club at Thurmond Lake sustained extensive fire damage Tuesday evening after a fire from a neighbor’s outdoor burning spread to the residence. “It was extensively damaged and will be a total loss,” said Martinez-Columbia Fire Resc...

07/22/09 - 2:37pm

Pizza deliveryman says same man robbed him twice

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta pizza delivery man was the victim of an armed robbery twice in three days by the same man, police said. On July 19, the 53-year-old victim attempted to deliver pizzas to an address on Bradleyville Road. While he waited for someone to answer the door, a black man dre...

07/22/09 - 2:17pm

Aiken city government is praised for open efforts

AIKEN – South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom and many other state and local officials were in Aiken this morning, recognizing the city’s recent efforts in government transparency and encouraging more cities to do the same. “This is one step in many,” said Mr. Ecks...

01/20/10 - 9:54pm

Aiken praised for its transparency

AIKEN – South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom and other state and local officials praised Aiken’s recent efforts in government transparency today and encouraged more cities to do the same. “This is one step in many,” said Mr. Eckstrom before a crowd along The ...

01/20/10 - 9:54pm

Salley man pleads guilty to sex crimes

AIKEN -- A Salley man pleaded guilty in an Aiken County courtroom today to sex crimes, and was sentenced to a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Dale Tony Cooper, who was 73 at the time of his arrest in 2007, pleaded guilty to three counts of a lewd act on a child under the age of 14, said Bren...

07/22/09 - 1:48pm
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