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Lakeside High first day features 4-legged helper, T-shirt tradition

It’s Bijou’s first day of school at Lakeside High School. He’s even got his nameplate outside the classroom, decorated with paws. Bijou is the guide dog for Cassandra Gentry, a 10th-12th grades science teacher with Retinitis Pigmentosa, an eye disease that progressively limits vision...

08/10/09 - 1:03pm

Burglar steals school supplies, clothes

A day after school began in Richmond County, a burglar stole more than $250 in school supplies from a woman’s home on Bahama Drive.

08/10/09 - 11:25am

Engine troubles cited in small-plane crash

A pilot that crashed his airplane into a North Augusta roadway Sunday reported engine problems shortly before the accident. In an e-mail today, Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said her agency is investigating the crash. The airplane, a Varieze experimental cra...

08/10/09 - 1:58pm

Missing classmates felt as Greenbrier High returns

As Greenbrier High School students streamed into the Evans school for the first day of classes this morning, two seniors were missing.

01/08/10 - 4:04pm

Witch doctor, hit man hired

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Apparently the witch doctor was just taking too long. A 71-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of trying to hire a hit man to hurt her husband. A police report states that Sieglinda Falk Bass, of Greenville, thought a witch doctor was taking too long to put a spell...

08/10/09 - 9:28am

Harlem High opens to fewer students this year

When the doors opened at Harlem High School this morning, the hallways were much less crowded than they were a year ago. The school’s population nearly was cut in half after a 2007 rezoning in preparation for today’s opening of Grovetown High School. About 600 students were rezoned to th...

01/08/10 - 5:21pm

Harlem High opens to fewer students this year

When the doors opened at Harlem High School this morning, the hallways were much less crowded than they were a year ago. The school’s population nearly was cut in half following a 2007 rezoning in preparation for today’s opening of Grovetown High School. About 600 students were rezoned t...

01/08/10 - 5:21pm

New teachers getting taught

New Aiken County teachers are undergoing their first training session today at Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School. Almost 70 teachers are being introduced to the district’s policies and procedures. Community members, including David Jameson, of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, are on ...

08/10/09 - 10:45am

Security Federal posts lower quarterly income

Security Federal Corp. reported lower net income for the first quarter. The Aiken-based holding company for Security Federal Bank reported earnings of $129,000 for the three months that ended June 30, or 5 cents per share, compared to $802,000, or 32 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2008....

08/10/09 - 9:04am

Deputies charge 7 with dogfighting

SUMTER, S.C. — Sheriff's deputies have charged seven people in connection with a weekend dogfight. More than 20 people were at the Sumter County home when deputies arrived about 1 a.m. Sunday, but many ran into the woods. Authorities seized chains, weapons and medicine for animals at the p...

08/10/09 - 8:19am
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