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Suit names Aiken deputy

AIKEN -- An Aiken County man has filed a lawsuit alleging sheriff's deputy violated his constitutional rights by searching and arresting him after ordering that he pull up his pants. The defendants listed in the civil case are Jeffrey Nation, Sheriff Michael Hunt and the Aiken County Sheriff's Offic...

05/29/10 - 12:55am

Smokers pinched by price jump

A federal tax hike on tobacco doesn't kick in until next week, but smokers already are noticing higher prices. A 62-cent increase in the federal tax on a pack of cigarettes goes into effect April 1. Tobacco companies already have raised prices in anticipation of the new tax - which will apply t...

03/24/09 - 9:25am

Bi-Lo files for Chapter 11

One of the area's grocery store chains will stay open as it reorganizes its debt in bankruptcy court.

03/23/09 - 6:13pm

Deputy in Martinez wreck

A Grovetown woman collided with a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy this morning in Martinez, police said. Deputy Chris Burnett was traveling east on Washington Road about 10:30 a.m. when his cruiser was hit by Dawn Rogers, of the 100 block of Langston Drive, as she tried to turn left onto Colu...

03/23/09 - 4:29pm

Plant Vogtle plans open house

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to discuss and answer questions about the agency’s assessment of safety performance during 2008 at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Burke County. The informal discussions, which are open to th...

03/23/09 - 10:04am

Arrest made in bank robbery

A Dearing man was arrested Sunday in the robbery of the SRP Federal Credit Union on North Belair Road on Thursday. Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Henry Max Rushen was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. at the East Augusta Commons on East Boundary and charged with armed robbery. He ...

03/22/09 - 8:58pm

Nadal downs Murray to take Indian Wells title

INDIAN WELLS, California - Rafael Nadal powered his way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Andy Murray on a windy Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open, winning his second Indian Wells title in three years. The top-ranked Nadal's low, hard groundstrokes gave him an edge in the gusty conditions over Murray, wh...

03/22/09 - 7:32pm

Goosen claims one-shot victory at Transitions Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Retief Goosen shot 1-under-par 70 in the final round to win the Transitions Championship on Sunday. Goosen, a two-time U.S. Open champion, made a 5-foot putt for par on the 72nd hole to claim his first victory since 2005. He finished at 8-under 276, one shot better than Bre...

03/22/09 - 6:17pm

Three charged in bomb threats

Three Butler High School students have been arrested in connection with bomb threats made against the school.

01/14/10 - 12:31am

Kyle Busch captures second win of season at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch bounced back from a disappointing defeat with a victory in the Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. There was no heartbreak Sunday. Busch led 378 of the 502 laps en route to his second win of the season. Denny Hamlin finished second and was followed by ...

03/22/09 - 5:23pm

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Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

Georgia is one of six states that will soon begin active monitoring of all travelers from three Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa for the 21 days during which they could develop an infection ...
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