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Graniteville fire department to receive grant money

The Graniteville Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $72,373 in federal grant money for operations and safety equipment costs. The award, offered through the 2008 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, was announced today in a release by U.S...

08/14/09 - 12:45pm

Augusta trash rates to increase

Augusta's trash rate will be going up by $9.50 this year, a 3.2 percent increase to be reflected in residents' tax bills, officials confirmed today. Mark Johnson, the director of Richmond County Solid Waste, which oversees the garbage collection contract, said today that the decision to go ...

08/14/09 - 7:01pm

Woods in control again

Just like that, Tiger Woods has solid control of the PGA Championship.

08/14/09 - 7:11pm

Police search for man in morning shooting

Richmond County investigators are searching for a man wanted in a shooting in the 1500 block of Gordon Highway early today. The man is believed to have been driving a distinct pickup truck while the shooting occurred....

08/14/09 - 11:52am

Aiken County voter registration deadline

The deadline for walk-in voter registration for this year's Aiken County Council District 5 election is today. Stuart Bedenbaugh, executive director for Aiken County Registration and Elections, said people will be able to register at his 916 Vaucluse Road office until 5 p.m. today. For those w...

01/20/10 - 11:25pm

Atlanta Bread Company robbed Thursday

A masked man beat two Atlanta Bread Company employees with a baseball bat Thursday night in an attempt to steal money from the restaurant’s safe.

08/14/09 - 11:00am

Bank robbery suspect arrested

A Hepzibah man arrested earlier this week in a Friday bank robbery is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center on a bond of $20,000. Dannie Lee Gant, 46, was arrested Tuesday by Richmond County police and was extradicted to Aiken County on Thursday on a charge of entering a bank with the int...

08/14/09 - 1:16pm

Savannah man gets life in prison for 'execution-style killing'

Harry Roosevelt Newkirk on Thursday was sentenced to life plus five years in prison for the 2005 "execution-style killing" of a Garden City convenience store owner.

08/14/09 - 8:27am

Madison County teen jailed in school fight

A Madison County High School student was arrested this week after a fight at the school sent another student to the hospital with serious facial injuries, according to a Madison County sheriff's report.

08/14/09 - 8:10am

Evans County teen injured by lightning during football practice

BELLVILLE - A 14-year-old boy was struck by lightning and seriously injured during football practice at a private school in rural Evans County, authorities said Thursday.

06/01/10 - 8:36pm
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