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Mark McClain's lawyer asks Supreme Court to halt execution

ATLANTA -- Condemned murderer Mark McClain is hoping his lawyers prevail with at least one of the pending legal motions filed with the Georgia and U.S. supreme courts in an effort to prevent his execution that is scheduled for 7 Tuesday evening. He was convicted of murdering Kevin Brown during a 2 ...

10/19/09 - 10:51pm

Augusta Half Marathon road closures

The Augusta Half Marathon will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in downtown Augusta. The following roads will be closed: Broad St. – the west bound lane from 9th St. to 5th St. will be closed from 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 8th St. - between Broad St. and Reynolds will be closed from 6:30 to 7:15 a....

10/20/09 - 1:06pm

USC Aiken offers business networking opportunity

AIKEN – USC Aiken will offer an opportunity for speed networking on Thursday. The networking event, known as Business After Hours, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Convocation Center, according to a news release. Businesses from throughout the area will network with individuals in seven-minute ses...

01/07/10 - 3:27pm

Driver flees after car strikes house in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- An Augusta man crashed his car into a North Augusta home Sunday night and then fled the scene, police say. The resident of the house in the 1200 block of West Avenue reported hearing a loud crash in the front of his residence about 10:45 p.m., according to a police report. Officer...

10/19/09 - 12:05pm

No mask-wearing at fair, Aiken cops warn

AIKEN – Those planning to attend the fair in Aiken this weekend are asked to show their faces. Patrons ages 16 and older of the Western Carolina State Fair, which starts Thursday, are not allowed to wear masks of any kind, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release....

10/19/09 - 1:59pm

Meeting will consider future of SC Episcopal diocese

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina Episcopalians this week consider a resolution to withdraw from the national Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina made up of churches in the eastern and lower part of the state meets in Mount Pleasant on Saturday. One resolution would auth...

10/19/09 - 10:33am

Aiken schools get computer, training grant funds

Aiken County schools received $175,000 for new computers and technology training through the Enhancing Education through Technology grant, according to the state Education Department. The state announced Friday that 44 school districts, almost half of South Carolina’s school districts, would r...

10/19/09 - 10:22am

'Saggy pants' issue on Tuesday's Richmond school board agenda

The Richmond County school board will meet Tuesday to consider a policy aimed at those wearing “saggy pants” to school functions as well as to approve the next two school years’ calendars....

01/08/10 - 1:20pm

Police seek 2 after signs of gunplay, drugs

Bullet casings and marijuana buds littered the parking lot of a south Augusta restaurant where Richmond County investigators said they believe one man was shot overnight in a drug deal gone wrong. Sheriff's Investigator Kendall Brown said this morning that investigators are looking for the owne...

10/19/09 - 9:51am

Teen charged with molesting girl

A 17-year-old Hephzibah man was arrested and charged Monday with molesting a 6-year-old girl.

10/19/09 - 9:32am
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