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Burnettown polls busy today

AIKEN – One Aiken County community is bucking the trend of low turnout today. Ten percent of Burnettown’s 1,500 voters have already cast their ballots for the mayoral and two town council seat races, said Stuart Bedenbaugh, executive director of Aiken County Registration and Elections. &...

01/20/10 - 10:53pm

Sportscaster Nantz to pay almost $1 million yearly in alimony

HARTFORD, Conn. – CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz must pay $916,000 yearly in alimony and child support to his ex-wife and give up their Connecticut home under terms of a newly issued divorce decree. The ruling, made Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court, dissolves the 26-year marriage of Nantz and A...

11/03/09 - 2:02pm

Columbia County commissioners will seek re-election in 2010

Two Columbia County commissioners announced their intent today to run for re-election. Commission Chairman Ron Cross and Commissioner Scott Dean shared the spotlight this morning during a campaign announcement at the Evans Government Center. Both men said they intend to seek another term. Realizin...

01/20/10 - 11:08pm

Augusta-Aiken Audubon holds Friday fundraiser

Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold its 10th annual Auction for Education from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the North Augusta Community Center. Proceeds benefit environmental programs in local schools. Auction items include golf packages, artwork, canoe trips, home and garden accessories, bird feeders, a...

11/03/09 - 1:32pm

Man held in motel trashing

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man Monday night after they said he smashed windows and ransacked his room at a motel. Michael Wayne Bader, 58, was charged with second degree criminal damage to property and obstruction of an officer, according to Richmond County jail reco...

11/03/09 - 7:31pm

Hereford Farm Road reopened

Hereford Farm Road was reopened tonight after a natural gas leak kept at least one lane closed between Farmington subdivision and Blanchard Road for most of the day. The line break was under the road, according to Columbia County officials....

11/03/09 - 11:12pm

Broad Street condo building headed for national FDIC sale

The highest bidder wasn’t high enough, so a historic downtown department store building filled with unfinished condominiums is headed to Uncle Sam’s balance sheet. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. attempted to sell the White’s Building, 936 Broad St., at a foreclosure auction this...

11/03/09 - 5:30pm

Augustans turning out today for flu shots

With four kids in tow bedecked in St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School gear, and another child on the way, Melissa Johnson sat in the crowded lobby of the Richmond County Health Department waiting to get the shot against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus. “We figured it was healthier to get it ...

11/03/09 - 3:04pm

Morning turnout appears light as Augustans head to polls today

Three Augusta Commission seats are contested today, as well as one Richmond County school board seat.

01/21/10 - 12:13am

NIH calls H1N1 vaccine safe

WASHINGTON –- A leading government health figure says tests on millions of people who have received the H1N1 flu vaccine show that it's safe and effective. Dr. Anthony Fauci, of the National Institutes of Health, said in a nationally broadcast interview Tuesday that people should not worry...

11/03/09 - 10:25am
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