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Sanford to speak in public

GREER, S.C. — Gov. Mark Sanford is making his first public appearance since saying his Argentine mistress was his "soul mate." His office says Mr. Sanford will be in Greer, near Spartanburg, today to talk about the federal law that requires states to issue drivers' licenses that meet new s...

07/21/09 - 6:25am

Aiken County Council to discuss, vote on blue law repeal

AIKEN -- Aiken County Council is scheduled to vote tonight on whether to repeal the so-called "Blue Law" forbidding certain Sunday-morning sales in the county. A public hearing will precede the vote. The council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the council chambers on Richland Avenue. The Sunday s...

01/20/10 - 9:54pm

Georgia didn't follow nation in voter turnout trend in November

A national report on Monday indicated the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen years. Census figures showed about 63.6 percent of all U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, or 131.1 million people, voted last November. Although that represe...

07/21/09 - 6:00am

Broken sewer line sends waste through UGA campus

ATHENS, Ga. -- A broken 18-inch sewer line sent raw sewage coursing through the University of Georgia campus Monday. A crew from the Athens-Clarke Public Utilities Department worked into the evening to contain the wastewater flowing into Tanyard Creek, which flows beside the Tate Student Center and...

01/15/10 - 5:06pm

Aiken school board to review construction plan tonight

The Aiken County School Board will review the five-year-construction plan at tonight’s meeting. The board will also have the first reading of the staff code of conduct. The meeting will be held at 1000 Brookhaven Drive at 7 p.m....

01/08/10 - 10:37am

Police find drugs after Aiken car wreck

AIKEN -- Aiken officers who responded Sunday afternoon to a car wreck in downtown Aiken found no one in the car but located what appeared to be illegal drugs. The crash was reported at about 6:30 p.m. at Marlboro Street near Colleton Avenue, according to an incident report. Authorities say the driv...

07/20/09 - 3:46pm

Man accused in Aiken robbery

A Georgia man who authorities say robbed an Aiken bank nearly two years ago has been arrested in Mount Pleasant, S.C., police say.

07/21/09 - 8:29am

Two more flu cases reported at Fort Gordon; total now up to 14

Two more cases of H1N1 flu were confirmed for Fort Gordon over the weekend, making 14 so far this summer. According to a press statement released today, a 21-year-old active duty soldier was examined and tested July 11, and was given antiviral medication. He is recovering at home. A 19-year-old...

07/20/09 - 2:22pm

Autopsy report: Drowning was accidental

Greenbrier high school student Chris Smith’s death was an accidental drowning, according to results of an autopsy performed Monday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Augusta. Smith, 17, drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming with three friends, said Columbia County deputy c...

01/08/10 - 3:05pm

Almost 200 arrested in weeklong Richmond County crime sweep

Deputies have arrested 196 people over the last week as they’ve conducted street-level drug raids across Richmond County. Beginning last Tuesday, Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Partain said police began making low-level arrests in “hotspot” drug areas such as Harrisburg, T...

07/20/09 - 1:49pm
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