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Blast leads to 5 years' probation

A Martinez man injured in a small blast at his home in January was sentenced to probation this afternoon for manufacturing an explosive device.

11/20/09 - 5:43pm

Ceremony remembers teacher

The memory of Linda Gail Hendrick was relived today with the rededication of a garden in her honor just two days shy of the 10-year anniversary of her attack by a student.

11/20/09 - 10:27pm

Aiken County's jobless rate lower than nation's

COLUMBIA - While South Carolina's jobless rate jumped to 12.1 percent in October from 11.7 percent the previous month, Aiken County's picture held steady. The county's labor force grew slightly from 74,968 to 75,161 in October, and the unemployment rate inched up from 9.9 percent to 10 ...

11/20/09 - 5:17pm

You can win a DVD prize package in our matching game

This is Denmark, and he's a Pomeranian. He has a human companion, but they're not pictured here. Denmark and some other furry (and scaly) Augusta residents are featured on Sunday in the Your Life section. Your task is to match the critter with its person. Who fills Denmark's food bowl...

01/20/10 - 9:47pm

Brown turkey giveaway set for Monday, but still needs donations

The James Brown Turkey Giveaway is 50 turkeys shy of its giving goal, and the community can still help. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather of Soul and president of the Brown Family Foundation, said she sought donations from the community and other donors to ensure that the giveaway, whi...

11/20/09 - 8:48pm

Let the good times roll: The weekend is here

You can start your weekend off tonight with some clever crafts at the Christmas Made in the South Show at the James Brown Arena, or with some bluegrass and Americana music with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Imperial Theatre. The Rangers perform at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 745 Broad St. Tickets a...

11/20/09 - 3:40pm

Aiken County authorities looking for two suspects in burglaries

AIKEN – Aiken authorities are searching for two suspects wanted in a string of burglaries. Aiken County Sheriff’s Office holds warrants for Kelvin Addison, 24, of the 100 block of Kellogg Drive, Aiken, for grand larceny and first and second degree burglary, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news ...

11/20/09 - 2:47pm

Man wanted in Aiken shooting arrested

AIKEN – Aiken officers arrested a suspect wanted in an August shooting Thursday. Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ernest Sherrod Croft, 19, in the Shiloh Heights area around 5 p.m., public safety Capt. Wendell Hall said in a news release. Mr...

11/20/09 - 1:13pm

Special election set to replace Tarver and Davis

A special election to replace former state Senator Ed Tarver and State Rep. Hardy Davis, who resigned this morning, has been scheduled for January 4, 2010, according to Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director, Lynn Bailey.

11/20/09 - 12:33pm

Suspicious death now being investigated as a homicide

An autopsy revealed that a Warrenville man found dead this morning was beaten to death. John Barrs, 68, died from a severe head injury due to blunt force from an unknown weapon, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release this afternoon. Mr. Barrs' caretaker found him dead at his h...

11/20/09 - 8:34pm
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