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Teen held on reckless driving charges

A Martinez teen was being held without bond this morning in connection to a May 23 wreck that severely injured a Lincolnton teen.

06/10/09 - 9:53am

Howard Reeves remembered for helping others as cop, coach

It wasn’t just Howard Reeves’ walking a police beat that kept Augusta a safer place. His involvement in the lives of hundreds of teenagers through his efforts as a baseball, football and basketball coach made a huge impact. “He saved many a teenager from going to jail,” said Fre...

06/10/09 - 9:14am

SC hurricane drill this week

South Carolina officials are advising motorists traveling near the state’s coast Thursday to look out for additional law enforcement patrolling the area to prepare for hurricanes. The South Carolina Department of Safety will conduct a hurricane evacuation exercise that will test lane reversal ...

06/10/09 - 8:35am

SC escapee recaptured

Escaped inmate James McCracken was taken into custody this morning about 1:40 a.m. in Horry County, S.C. According to a state press release, Mr. McCracken, a minimum-security inmate who walked away from his work site Tuesday at Perdue Farms in Dillon, S.C., will be charged with felony escape, a cri...

06/10/09 - 7:31am

SC forecasters warn beachgoers of rip currents

CHARLESTON, S.C. — If you're heading for South Carolina's beaches, keep in mind the possibility of rip currents. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with the National Park Service, has designated this week as Rip Current Awareness Week. Rip currents claim more t...

06/10/09 - 7:27am

Streetcar study moves to Little Rock on Tuesday

Members of a committee studying the feasibility of a streetcar system in downtown Augusta will travel to Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday to see its trolley system and speak with its city and transit leaders. “Our agenda is loaded with meetings that will assist us in finishing the final analysis,...

01/12/10 - 2:20pm

SC mobile-home buyers pay less

COLUMBIA -- Starting in July anyone who purchases an Energy Star mobile home will also receive a $750 income-tax credit and pay no sales tax in South Carolina. The specially rated homes are about 30 percent more energy efficient in heating, cooling, and water heating than a standard code home, acco...

06/10/09 - 5:59am

Cooling centers open in Columbia County

Temperatures in the 90s are expected this week, and Columbia County will have cooling centers open. All have air-conditioned sitting areas, and most have television and ice water available and are handicapped accessible. The centers, their locations and hours of operation: -- Bessie Thomas Commu...

06/10/09 - 5:51am

Part of High Meadows Drive to close for 2 months, county says

Columbia County reports a temporary road closure for all traffic on the northwestern end of High Meadows Drive from the intersection of High Meadows Place to the intersection of Chamblin Rd. The road closure will prevent any traffic from using the northern intersection of High Meadows Dr at Chambli...

06/10/09 - 5:43am

Cookin' With Kids benefit winners announced

Although the annual Cookin' for Kids benefit for Child Enrichment Inc. and the Child Advocacy Center was largely rained out, it still generated significant revenue for its beneficiaries. “I was presented a check from the Exchange Club of Richmond County today from the proceeds that the 200...

06/10/09 - 5:35am
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