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Counterfeit $100 passed at store

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Police are looking for a man they believe passed off a counterfeit $100 bill at a North Augusta convenience store May 27. The manager of the Circle K at 1035 Edgefield Road told police that a clerk from the store had taken a bill that had the watermark from a $5 bill and a hologram...

05/29/09 - 12:40pm

Morris Publishing granted waiver

Morris Publishing Group has been granted another waiver of a $9.7 million debt interest payment that was due Thursday. Morris now has until June 12 to make the interest payment on $278 million in debt that was originally scheduled to be paid Feb. 1. Holders of more than 80 percent of the outstandi...

05/29/09 - 6:03pm

Man robbed at car wash

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint at an area car wash Thursday. The man told police that at about 10:40 p.m., he was vacuuming his car at the National Pride Car Wash at the corner of Martintown and Atomic roads when he was approached by two black men wearing black clothing...

05/29/09 - 1:56pm

New Ellenton ends water boiling advisory

An advisory issued Tuesday night asking residents in parts of New Ellenton and Aiken to boil their water has now been repealed. Harold Craig, of the New Ellenton Commission of Public Works, stated in an e-mail today that the advisory was no longer in effect....

05/29/09 - 6:03pm

Youth speaking program offered

The University of Georgia extension service will host a 28-hour Teen Toastmasters Leadership Program next month at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Classes will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to June 4 and June 8 to June 10, according to a press release. The cost is $45 and includes workbook, certifi...

05/29/09 - 6:07pm

Aiken authorities want to question man about thefts

Investigators with the Aiken Department of Public Safety are trying to identify a man who is wanted for questioning in several thefts at Wal-Marts in Aiken. The man is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and with a stocky build. He has sandy brown hair and wears glasses....

05/29/09 - 11:28am

Nadal advances to French Open fourth round

PARIS – Four-time defending champion Rafael Nadal moved into the fourth round of the French Open by defeating Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 today. The top-seeded Nadal stretched his record at Roland Garros to 31-0. The Spaniard is trying to become the first person to win five straight French O...

05/29/09 - 11:05am

Cyclist Armstrong falls at Giro

MOUNT VESUVIUS, Italy – Lance Armstrong fell midway through the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia on today but appeared to escape serious injury. The seven-time Tour de France winner apparently touched the wheel of the rider in front of him as the main pack went around a hairpin curve. He ...

05/29/09 - 10:40am

Williams defeated at French Open

PARIS – Venus Williams was eliminated from the French Open today, losing in the third round of the clay-court major for the third consecutive year. The third-seeded Williams, who reached the 2002 final at Roland Garros, lost to No. 29 Agnes Szavay of Hungary 6-0, 6-4. The seven-time Grand Sla...

05/29/09 - 10:38am

New Arby's under construction in North Augusta

A new Arby’s restaurant is under construction on Knox Avenue in North Augusta. The store will open in mid-September near Kroger, said Miguel Diaz, director of operations for Trefz & Trefz, which operates six local Arby’s stores. This will be their seventh Arby’s restaurant in th...

05/29/09 - 10:32am
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