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Canal refill may start next week

Contractors are expected to complete construction work along the banks of the Augusta Canal no later than Monday, after which the waterway will be refilled. “The process of getting the water back up will then take seven to 10 days,” said marketing director Rebecca Rogers of the Augusta Ca...

06/15/10 - 9:49pm

Aiken schools change schedule

Aiken County schools will have early dismissal once a month to provide teachers more common planning periods. Tuesday the school board approved a dismissal time of 12:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Some months, including August and January might not be included due to limited classr...

04/22/09 - 3:48pm

Bond for woman, but not husband in tow-truck fatality

A judge granted bond for a South Carolina woman today, but denied bond for her husband, both of whom are accused of fatally running down an Augusta man in the path of their tow truck. Michael Faron Brown, 27, was denied bond by Superior Court Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet. Mr. Brown’s wif...

04/22/09 - 3:39pm

Guilty plea in identity theft

An Augusta woman accused of playing a role in an extensive identity theft case pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court. Vickie Parks Sheppard, 50, conspired with Glenn Love II, 36, to con more than 50 victims into giving up their personal identity information. The pair, both of whom have now pl...

04/22/09 - 3:24pm

Local nursing assistant wins $1 million in Georgia lottery game

ATLANTA – A certified nursing assistant is catering to a $1 million lottery win. Jennifer Barton, 52, won a top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Extreme Green, according to a press statement. According to the Georgia Lottery, she purchased her ticket at Discount Stop...

04/22/09 - 3:41pm

Harlem fox had rabies

A fox that attacked two Harlem pets was confirmed today to be infected with rabies, according to Columbia County Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker. A resident shot the fox Monday after it attacked a dog and cat owned by another homeowner. The fox was then sent to a state Health Department lab ...

04/22/09 - 7:02pm

SC student's killer asks judge for death sentence

PICKENS, S.C. - A Tennessee man who confessed to raping and killing a South Carolina college student has asked a judge to be put to death.

04/22/09 - 3:02pm

Woman, son indicted in fatal beating

A Columbia County grand jury indicted today a Columbia County mother and son accused of killing a Grovetown woman. Rebecca Sears, 41, and Christopher Bowers, 20, were indicted murder, armed robbery and burglary by the grand jury. They are accused of fatally beating and stealing from 41-year-old La...

04/22/09 - 2:55pm

Two men rob Langley bank

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men who were involved in the robbery of a Langley bank this afternoon and could be connected to a couple other robberies. Capt. Troy Elwell said the men - one carrying an AK 47, the other brandishing a handgun - entered the Securit...

04/22/09 - 3:43pm

Hephzibah credit union robbed

Richmond County deputies are searching for a suspect this afternoon after a hooded man robbed the CSRA Federal Credit Union in Hephzibah. The suspect entered the bank, located on the 2500 block of Tobacco Road, at about 12:16 p.m. and demanded cash from the teller, according to sheriff’s Inve...

04/22/09 - 3:34pm
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