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Man sought in Aiken drug theft

Police are looking for an unidentified man in connection with the theft of a powerful sedative from Aiken Regional Medical Center on Monday.

03/10/09 - 4:40pm

SC gov wants to use stimulus on debt

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wants to use $700 million in federal stimulus money to pay off state debt, not increase spending on programs or services.

03/10/09 - 3:37pm

Beech Island robbers sought

Aiken County authorities are searching for three men who robbed a credit union this afternoon.

03/10/09 - 3:36pm

Georgia coach's son leaving Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said quarterback Jon Richt, the son of Georgia coach Mark, has left the team and intends to transfer.

03/10/09 - 2:29pm

Richmond County among sites in statewide child porn crackdown

Authorities have executed more than 40 search warrants culminating a three-month investigation into the distribution of child pornography over the Internet in Georgia, including the Augusta area. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, along with local and federal law enforcement agencies, had made 16...

03/10/09 - 4:55pm

Burglar trapped in liquor store

ATLANTA — A burglar broke into an Atlanta liquor store and then couldn't get out. Police and the owner of Azar's Package Store found the burglar early Tuesday trapped inside the store, hiding in a restroom. Authorities say the man moved a rooftop air conditioner and dropped through t...

03/10/09 - 4:21pm

Murder charges dropped for 2

Aiken County authorities have dropped murder charges for two North Augusta men in the fatal shooting of Julius Walker. Aiken County Sheriff’s Office dropped murder, first degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime charges for Joseph Kemp, 25, of the 100 block o...

03/10/09 - 10:01am

GBI probing allegations of sexual assault against McDuffie deputy

THOMSON, Ga. - McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall has asked for an outside investigation by a state law enforcement agency after one of his deputies was accused of sexual assault. As of late Monday, no charges had been filed in connection with the case and the deputy, whose name has not been ma...

03/09/09 - 6:16pm

2nd-grader brings gun to school

A second-grade pupil was suspended from Gracewood Elementary today after a teacher discovered a 9mm handgun in his backpack. The child showed the handgun to a friend who then told a teacher, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator Tess Alexander-Brunson. The gun was not loaded and ...

03/09/09 - 5:08pm

Martinez bank robbed

Columbia County authorities are investigating a robbery at the Fifth Third Bank at the corner of Wheeler and South Belair roads in Martinez.

03/09/09 - 4:53pm

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Property tax jump OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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