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Aiken lawyer pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge

An Aiken lawyer pleaded guilty today in federal court to conspiracy _ helping a client hide more than $5 million in stolen funds. John W. Harte Jr. pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court of South Carolina. Two Columbia attorneys, John F. O’Connor and Michael D. Shavo, have also been accused of ...

09/18/09 - 9:37pm

Aiken school bus in accident

School transportation officials are still at the scene of a crash involving an Aiken County school bus. The school bus and the vehicle collided around 3:35 p.m. in the 400 block of Martintown Road, said a North Augusta Department of Public Safety dispatcher. He could not confirm who was at fault. ...

09/18/09 - 5:28pm

Fire closes Warrenton restaurant

Kendrick's Barbecue, located on the Macon Highway in the city limits of Warrenton, is now closed until repairs can be made.

09/18/09 - 4:37pm

Gates open at 5 p.m. for Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival

The grills are on,and the arts and crafters are setting up at the Augusta Common and in the field behind Riverwalk Augusta as Arts in the Heart of Augusta is set to open at 5 p.m. Today's festivities include the opening ceremony, Irish dancers and and music performances. The festival will be h...

09/18/09 - 5:36pm

Former Aiken County principal indicted for sexual misconduct

AIKEN – A former Aiken County school principal has been indicted on 19 sexual misconduct charges from incidents that occurred in the 1970s. Stephen C. Eubanks, 67, was indicted on Sept. 10 for charges including lewd act upon a child under the age of 16, exposing private parts and enticing chil...

01/12/10 - 11:16pm

Appling man's lotto win nets $52 grand for life

James Hendrick will get $1,000 a week from the Win for Life game.

09/18/09 - 4:04pm

E-Z-Go again a finalist for industry award

For the second consecutive year, E-Z-Go has been named a finalist for Industry Week magazine's Best Plants Award. The award recognizes outstanding North American manufacturing facilities. The Augusta facility was one of the 20 finalists announced today by the magazine. "This honor is a testame...

01/11/10 - 6:20pm

Approval to take over Avondale water system expected Monday

Officials announced today that an agreement to switch over the Avondale Mills water system to the Valley Public Service Authority will likely be approved at a Monday public meeting. “I feel sure they’ll probably sign that agreement Monday night,” said Calvin Smith, the general manage...

09/18/09 - 2:19pm

Shotgun-armed men rob Waffle House

Armed men carrying sawed-off shotguns robbed the Waffle House restaurant at 3160 Deans Bridge Road shortly after midnight this morning. An employee told deputies that she fled from the back of the restaurant when she saw the three robbers coming toward them, a Richmond County Sheriff's report s...

09/18/09 - 1:45pm

Man stabbed in neck after refusing woman's cigarrette request

A 38-year-old man was stabbed in the neck early this morning in the 1300 block of 13th Street after he refused to give a woman a cigarette. The victim said an unknown woman asked him for the cigarette and when he replied that he didn’t have one, she stabbed him in the middle of the back of his...

09/18/09 - 1:32pm
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