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Martinez man involved in fake ministry sentenced to 66 months

A Martinez man who stole the identities of those who thought they were applying for jobs in a ministry was sentenced Thursday to 66 months in prison. Sabra Johnson, 35, stole personal information to set up phony bank accounts and credit card accounts, stealing $84,862 that can be accounted for. As...

08/27/09 - 7:37pm

Another person arrested in Aiken shooting incident

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested another person in an August 12 incident in which a 16-year-old was fatally shot at an Aiken mobile home park. Sammie Leon Smith, 33, of the 200 block of Wadley Drive, Aiken, is charged with assault with intent to kill and unlawful possession of a h...

08/27/09 - 6:13pm

Augusta man charged with public indecency

Police have arrested a registered sex offender accused of inappropriately touching himself as he followed a 16 year old on her way to school.

01/14/10 - 12:30am

SC roadways to get noisier for drivers who stray off highway

COLUMBIA -- Rumble strips are planned for 600 miles of interstates in South Carolina and 1,000 miles of primary routes as part of the state’s new campaign to reduce the number of deaths that occur when a vehicle runs off the road. Aiken County has suffered 27 highway deaths since the beginning...

08/27/09 - 2:45pm

Prep football predictions coming at 3 p.m. today

Sports Editor John Boyette and staff writer Chris Gay will reveal their predictions for this week's slate of area high school football contests in Georgia and South Carolina. Come back to augustachronicle.com at 3 p.m....

08/27/09 - 12:22pm

Sanford calls travel probe 'selective outrage'; death threat reported

GREENVILLE, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says a lawmaker shouldn't single him out by investigating his travels when other governors used pricey travel options for years.

08/27/09 - 3:10pm

Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues grants to Aiken Tech

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this morning that it has awarded nearly $20 million to 70 institutions to boost nuclear education and expand the workforce in nuclear and nuclear-related disciplines. A grant to be used for scholarship funding was given to Aiken Technical College. The sch...

08/27/09 - 10:27am

Wanted Edgefield man surrenders to authorities

EDGEFIELD - An Edgefield man authorities wanted on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor turned himself in within hours of information being released via local media outlets on Wednesday.

08/27/09 - 9:55am

200 turn out for ceremony on improved Augusta water plant

There were linen-covered tables heaped with food and fine pastry – but the primary menu item was a more precious commodity: water. “It is the key to economic growth in any community,” said Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who joined almost 200 guests today during dedication ceremonies for the ...

01/20/10 - 11:59pm

Thurmond Lake fish kill subsiding

One of Thurmond Lake’s most severe – and most peculiar – fish kills appears to be subsiding. ”It certainly has slowed down considerably, but we are still picking up a few fish almost every day,” said Jamie Sykes, fisheries biologist for the Army Corps of Engineers....

08/27/09 - 9:27am
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