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Six plead guilty in S.C. scheme

COLUMBIA — Six co-defendants of a South Carolina official charged with embezzling millions in taxpayer money pleaded guilty today for their part in the scheme, a prosecutor said.

04/15/09 - 7:39pm

Fort Discovery extends exhibit

Fort Discovery has extended its National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure exhibit through June 28.

04/15/09 - 11:55am

SRS to expand landfill

Savannah River Site plans to expand a small landfill where ash from a biomass generating station is buried. According to an application filed by SRS with the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control, the proposed “vertical expansion” would allow an additional 176,096 cubic ya...

04/15/09 - 11:33am

Storm damage found at Columbia County schools

A Grovetown elementary school was damaged during a Friday storm, school officials reported Tuesday. The bus canopy at Cedar Ridge Elementary School suffered about $40,000 in damage, Columbia County schools Superintendent Charles Nagle wrote Wednesday in an e-mail. Mr. Nagle reported the damage to ...

01/08/10 - 5:27pm

New chamber director starts job in Columbia County today

New Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Tingen started work today. Mr. Tingen, of Evans, was hired April 2 to replace former director Karen Chrjapin, who resigned last month due to a budget conflict with the chamber’s Executive Committee. The 54-year-old started his new...

04/15/09 - 11:21am

2 sought in Aiken holdup

Aiken County authorities are looking for two men who robbed an Aiken gas station last night. The incident occurred at the Shell Gas station at 1924 Edgefield Highway as two men entered the store with handguns, one firing two rounds, said Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell....

04/15/09 - 11:18am

Storm roadblocks to end Friday

AIKEN -- A target date of Friday has now been set for easing road blocks and patrols of the Beech Island and Petticoat Junction areas hit hard by a Friday night storm.

01/13/10 - 3:30am

Guilty pleas expected in DSS fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Six co-defendants of a South Carolina official charged with embezzling millions in taxpayer money are expected to plead guilty Wednesday for their part in the scheme, a prosecutor said.

04/15/09 - 11:39am

Augusta 'ground zero' for storm; state damage at $100 million

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine said today that Augusta was "ground zero" for damage from Friday night's tornado, which he now estimates did $100 million in damage statewide. He did not say how much of that damage occurred in Augusta, but he said it was considerable. The commissio...

04/15/09 - 11:44am

Attorney general Thurbert Baker will speak in Augusta

Thurbert Baker, Georgia attorney general and an announced candidate for governor in 2010, will speak to the Richmond County Democratic Party Walt Williams breakfast for elected officials this weekend. The public is welcome and tickets are $25. The event takes place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gor...

04/15/09 - 10:11am

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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage rate unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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