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Smoking air conditioner shifts Aiken detention center inmates

A smoking air-conditioning unit displaced 60 Aiken County inmates this morning. Aiken Department of Public Safety Fire Department responded to the fire at the Aiken County Detention Center around 10 a.m., said Aiken County Sheriff’s Lt. Troy Elwell. While firefighters extinguished the fire, t...

01/23/09 - 12:21pm

Razing Gilbert Manor will cost less than expected, official says

A tough economy is providing a silver lining for Medical College of Georgia and possibly the city of Augusta. The contract for razing the former Gilbert Manor public housing area next to MCG attracted 27 bids, far more than expected, and came in much cheaper than anticipated, said Bill Bowes, senio...

01/23/09 - 3:25pm

Wounded, Aiken deputy shoots, kills holdup suspect this morning

AIKEN - An Aiken County sheriff’s deputy-in-training acted appropriately this morning when he returned fire, killing a convenience store robbery suspect, Sheriff Michael Hunt said. At a morning press conference, the sheriff said Deputy Larry Cleveland, 56, followed procedure. Deputy Cleveland...

01/23/09 - 8:31pm

Leaking rail car leaves trail of white powder through downtown

Emergency officials were called out this morning after witnesses saw a Norfolk Southern rail car leaking a white powdery substance as its train traveled down the Sixth Street tracks through downtown Augusta.

01/23/09 - 11:19am

Suspect killed; Aiken deputy shot

One man is dead and an Aiken County sheriff’s deputy is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds after an early morning shooting at an Aiken convenience store. Deputies responded to the Four Seasons Food and Fuel at the corner of Whiskey Road and Citadel Drive this morning for a welfare check...

01/23/09 - 11:08am

Teen gets Masters invitation

Japanese teen Ryo Ishikawa has received a special invitation to play in this year's Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne announced Thursday. Ishikawa, 17, will be the second youngest golfer to play in the Masters. Tommy Jacobs holds the record at 17 years, 1 month...

01/15/10 - 12:48pm

State announces partnership with SC sheriffs

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The State Law Enforcement Division plans to give hundreds of South Carolina sheriff deputies more authority to fight gangs, track criminals and combat drug violators as state agencies struggle with severe budget cuts.

01/22/09 - 4:18pm

Ga. unemployment rate hits 8.1 percent in December

ATLANTA - The state's unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent in December, the highest since March 1983, the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday.

01/22/09 - 4:17pm

Festival to celebrate gift to Juilliard

The inaugural Juilliard in Aiken music festival will take place March 9-14 in Aiken.

01/22/09 - 3:59pm

Pupil evaluated after aide struck on Columbia County school bus

A 10-year-old Columbia County special needs pupil was transported to the Medical College of Georgia for an evaluation this morning after witnesses said she assaulted a school bus aide. The girl’s mother had been having difficulty with the Evans Elementary School special needs pupil before the ...

01/22/09 - 1:37pm

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Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
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