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Aiken school board to review construction plan tonight

The Aiken County School Board will review the five-year-construction plan at tonight’s meeting. The board will also have the first reading of the staff code of conduct. The meeting will be held at 1000 Brookhaven Drive at 7 p.m....

01/08/10 - 11:37am

Police find drugs after Aiken car wreck

AIKEN -- Aiken officers who responded Sunday afternoon to a car wreck in downtown Aiken found no one in the car but located what appeared to be illegal drugs. The crash was reported at about 6:30 p.m. at Marlboro Street near Colleton Avenue, according to an incident report. Authorities say the driv...

07/20/09 - 4:46pm

Man accused in Aiken robbery

A Georgia man who authorities say robbed an Aiken bank nearly two years ago has been arrested in Mount Pleasant, S.C., police say.

07/21/09 - 9:29am

Two more flu cases reported at Fort Gordon; total now up to 14

Two more cases of H1N1 flu were confirmed for Fort Gordon over the weekend, making 14 so far this summer. According to a press statement released today, a 21-year-old active duty soldier was examined and tested July 11, and was given antiviral medication. He is recovering at home. A 19-year-old...

07/20/09 - 3:22pm

Autopsy report: Drowning was accidental

Greenbrier high school student Chris Smith’s death was an accidental drowning, according to results of an autopsy performed Monday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Augusta. Smith, 17, drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming with three friends, said Columbia County deputy c...

01/08/10 - 4:05pm

Almost 200 arrested in weeklong Richmond County crime sweep

Deputies have arrested 196 people over the last week as they’ve conducted street-level drug raids across Richmond County. Beginning last Tuesday, Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Partain said police began making low-level arrests in “hotspot” drug areas such as Harrisburg, T...

07/20/09 - 2:49pm

Justice Department moving some offices to South Carolina

COLUMBIA — The U.S. Department of Justice says it's moving part of its U.S. attorney operations from Washington to South Carolina. Justice department officials said today they have agreed to a 20-year lease for a building that now houses the University of South Carolina's business scho...

07/20/09 - 1:22pm

Pizza delivery man robbed

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A 53-year-old Pizza Hut driver was robbed Sunday night while making a delivery at 119 Bradleyville Road in North Augusta. The victim said no one appeared at the door to take the pizza so he began to leave when an armed man came from behind and demanded cash, according to a North Au...

07/20/09 - 10:45am

Smoke prompts evacuation of Aiken building

AIKEN -- Authorities responded this morning to reports of smoke at USC Aiken’s Wellness Center, briefly having to evacuate the building. Aiken Department of Public Safety Capt. Wendell Hall said the first reports of smoke occurred around 7 a.m. He said it appears part of a sauna in the wellnes...

01/07/10 - 3:30pm

Arrest made in Aiken holdup

A man who had been sought in last week’s armed robbery of an Aiken bait and tackle shop was arrested over the weekend. Trayko Marshall, 18, of Aiken, was arrested Friday on a charge of armed robbery, burglary and kidnapping, according to jail records. A 15-year-old had already been charged We...

07/20/09 - 10:43am
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