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Aiken County schools receive $500,000 for energy upgrades

The Aiken County School District was awarded $584,513 in federal stimulus funds by the state Budget and Control Board’s state Energy Office Wednesday to make energy efficient improvements throughout the district. Upgrades include new gymnasium lighting at all Aiken County high and middle schoo...

11/04/09 - 2:41pm

Election went smoothly, turnout better than expected, official says

Voting in Richmond County went smoothly during Tuesday’s municipal elections, Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said this morning. Equipment functioned properly, and the vote-counting process also went off without a hitch, she said. “I think everything went fine. We didn&...

01/21/10 - 12:34am

Applications being accepted for Christmas parade

Applications are being accepted for entries in the Columbia County Merchants Association’s 45th annual Martinez-Evans Christmas Parade. The parade will be begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 6, said parade chairman Billy Franke, and this year will follow a slightly modified route than in recent years....

11/04/09 - 1:04pm

Power outage fixed

An equipment malfunction caused an outage for about 1,000 Georgia Power customers this morning. A spokeswoman for the company said the problem occurred about 8:30 a.m. and was fixed before the morning was out. The incident caused traffic light outages around Central Avenue, Heard Avenue and Baker ...

11/04/09 - 12:16pm

Aiken school bus incident under investigation

AIKEN – An Aiken County school bus driver is on administrative leave after being accused of hitting a 6-year-old student. Melinda Harp, the mother of the Chukker Creek Elementary student, told police that the child returned home from school Friday with contusions on his neck and top of his arm...

11/04/09 - 2:16pm

Missing Ga. 1-year-old found safe

Officials in Clayton County have issued a statewide Amber Alert for one-year-old Sencerity Michon Williams of Jonesboro.

11/04/09 - 1:18pm

Traffic lights out; commute hampered

Traffic lights at Central Avenue, Baker Street and Heard Avenue were out Wednesday morning, Richmond County dispatch said. The dispatcher said she was unsure what caused the outage, and police are directing traffic until the problem can be fixed....

11/04/09 - 10:26am

Martinez UGA student in wreck

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 22-year-old University of Georgia student from Columbia County was trapped in the wreckage of his sport utility vehicle for nearly 90 minutes Monday after he ran off U.S. Highway 78 and hit a tree in eastern Oglethorpe County. The crash closed the highway from about 4:45 until 7 p....

11/04/09 - 10:00am

Prestige Appliance opens second location in Aiken

Prestige Appliance is opening its second location in Aiken, an outlet store in the Aiken Exchange shopping center at 2575 Whiskey Road. The grand opening will begin Saturday. The Maytag Repairman character from television commercials will be at the store. The store will also make a donation of a t...

11/04/09 - 9:52am

SC man gets 3 years in prison for sex with horse

CONWAY, S.C. - A South Carolina man has been sentenced to three years in prison for having sex with a horse.

11/04/09 - 3:01pm
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