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Graniteville bank holdup suspects turn themselves in

AIKEN -- Two remaining suspects in the robbery of a Graniteville bank last week have turned themselves in to authorities today.

05/28/10 - 11:52pm

Chinese firm finalizes purchase of Evans Kennametal facility

An official with Kennametal Inc. confirmed that the sale of four facilities and its high speed drill product to a China-based drill maker was finalized today. Top-Eastern Drill Co., which is based in Dailan, China, east of Beijing, entered into an agreement with Kennametal in May to buy the assets ...

06/30/09 - 2:15pm

Vikings sign Thomson grad Jasper Brinkley

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have signed fifth-round draft pick Jasper Brinkley.

06/30/09 - 2:34pm

Former NFL star Vick changes job to work with kids

NORFOLK, Va. - Suspended NFL Star Michael Vick is leaving a job with a Virginia construction company to work with youngsters at Boys & Girls Clubs.

06/30/09 - 1:59pm

Burke deputies seek inmate who fled work detail this morning

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from a work detail at department headquarters this morning. According to an investigator, trustee Jerry Lee Jones, 44, was working as a custodian cleaning up at the sheriff’s office off Georgia Highway 24. He left ...

06/30/09 - 3:42pm

Some SC Democrats say Sanford should help state, step down

COLUMBIA -- Two high-profile South Carolina Democrats say Gov. Mark Sanford’s unfolding scandal embarrasses the state and hurts its economic prospects. “I don’t understand how any company would move to South Carolina with this cloud of controversy,” said Rep. Bakari Sellers, who...

06/30/09 - 1:32pm

July ushers in new Ga. laws

ATLANTA - The beginning of July ushers in a slew of new laws in Georgia, including a measure that seeks to celebrate the Confederacy while also honoring a civil rights leader, new rules praised by abortion opponents and a pair of laws long sought by prosecutors.

06/30/09 - 1:31pm

Aiken Dodge dealer gains Chrysler and Jeep

Less than a month since Dick Smith Chrysler Jeep closed in Aiken, the franchise to sell those brands was granted to Triangle Dodge on Jefferson Davis Highway, its owner said today. The dealership has changed its name to Triangle Dodge Chrysler Jeep, said owner Lynn Brisson. Ms. Brisson said notifi...

06/30/09 - 1:24pm

More call for Sanford to quit

COLUMBIA — One of Gov. Mark Sanford's major Republican Senate allies and the chamber's majority leader today joined calls for the governor to step down after Sanford revealed more details about his extramarital affair and admitted to dalliances with other women.

06/30/09 - 9:57pm

SC attorney general asks SLED to investigate Sanford trips

South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster issued a statement this afternoon saying he has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to review the trips involving Gov. Mark Sanford and his admitted liasions with a woman from Argentina. "In light of the governor's disclosure of additional tra...

06/30/09 - 1:29pm
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