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Realtors: Tax credit extension to help local housing market

Tonia Welsh got a surprise today. When she closes on the purchase of her new home on Dec. 4, there’s a federal tax credit of up to $6,500 coming her way. The Clearwater resident is “up grading” into a newly constructed home in Graniteville, selling her old home two weeks from now. V...

11/06/09 - 9:51pm

Wheeler Road bank robbed

Deputies are searching for a bank robber this afternoon after a gunman took money from the Wachovia Bank on Wheeler Road....

11/06/09 - 3:31pm

SC Supreme Court throws out lower court ruling on Graniteville water rates

The state's high court rules that proper procedure wasn't followed in the water and sewer rate issue.

11/06/09 - 5:04pm

Solicitor: Merry's outburst might violate order

The city Solicitor's office plans to interview commissioners and the mayor about Woody Merry's outburst at a budget hearing Thursday, part of an effort to determine if the civic activist violated an agreement to behave himself at public meetings.

01/20/10 - 10:07pm

Warrenville man found dead

The body of a 54-year-old white male was discovered near Warrenville, S.C., this morning. According to a news release from Aiken Coroner Tim Carlton, a passerby near the intersection of Howlandville Road and Hwy 421 made the discovery about 7 a.m. The body has been identified as Phillip Penningto...

11/06/09 - 11:52am

Gordon Highway cleanup planned Saturday

A second south Augusta highway cleanup will be held Saturday morning along both Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge Road, and Greater Augusta Progress is seeking civic-minded volunteers. The group will meet at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Southgate Shopping Center. The Augusta Commission is providin...

01/21/10 - 12:39am

Senate confirms Tarver as U.S. Attorney

The final confirmation step is for President Obama to execute the appointment.

11/06/09 - 3:34pm

Martinez railroad repairs to close Pleasant Home, Riverwatch route

Railroad work will temporarily close vehicle access at Pleasant Home Road and Riverwatch Parkway beginning Sunday morning. According to a news release from Columbia County, the well-used Martinez route is expected to remain closed until Nov. 13 Traffic will need to follow the detour route using ...

11/06/09 - 11:19am

Judge dismisses case against Palmer

Augusta Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen summarily dismissed the shotgun-pointing case against commission candidate James R. "Butch" Palmer this morning after his accuser, Elliot Davis, failed to show up for a pre-warrant hearing.

11/06/09 - 3:54pm

Edgefield history goes on sale

Edgefield County Historical Society has published The Story of Edgefield, a 128-page, full color visitor's guide. The book includes a timeline of events in the county's history, histories of historical sites and biographical sketches of important people from Edgefield. The book goes on sal...

11/06/09 - 10:58am
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