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Aiken students named Merit semifinalists

Two Aiken County students were named as semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. Aric Berning, of Aiken High, and Caitlin Carter, of North Augusta High, advanced to the finalist level. About 15,000 semifinalists will advance to the finalist level. A total of 8,200 scholarships...

09/17/09 - 10:34am

Piano recital tonight at ASU theater

Augusta State University’s Department of Music will present a duo-piano recital at 7:30 p.m. today in the Maxwell Theatre. The performers, Drs. Martin David Jones and Clara Park, are Augusta State music professors and will perform music by composers Leonard Bernstein and Claude Bolling. New w...

01/19/10 - 10:45pm

Public asked to help identify Aiken County copper wire thief

Aiken County authorities are searching for suspects who have broken into an Aiken County business four times this month. On Sept. 1, man broke into the Aiken Electric CO-OP in the 400 block of Carolina Bay Trail in Monetta, S.C., and took high and low side switching gears, which is more than 150 fe...

09/17/09 - 1:01pm

Richmond schools planning to start flu shots Sept. 28

Richmond County schools will hold flu shot clinics beginning the week of Sept. 28. The clinics will be offered at every school in the district that has at least 20 people – to include students, family members and staff - with signed consent forms, said schools spokesman Louis Svehla on Wednesd...

09/17/09 - 8:04am

North Augusta man stabbed trying to break up fight

A North Augusta man was stabbed in the shoulder when he tried to break up a fight between his two female neighbors Wednesday morning.

09/17/09 - 8:04am

UGA professor had role in journalists' release from North Korea

University of Georgia professor Han Park set the stage for North Korea's release of two U.S. journalists last month. But only a visit from a former U.S. president could have swayed the country's dictator to free the two women, Park told a group of more than 200 people Wednesday.

09/17/09 - 8:05am

Police find baby in DeKalb Co. storm drain

ATLANTA - DeKalb County police found a baby abandoned in a storm drain early Thursday morning following heavy rain Wednesday night.

09/17/09 - 10:27am

Ambulance bills mount in south Georgia's Brantley County

NAHUNTA, Ga. -- Brantley County's ill, injured and infirm have run up quite a tab - something in excess of $800,000 - in unpaid ambulance bills. And, without trying to seem hard-hearted, the County Commission wants those bills paid, especially given the size of the county's debt. "This mon...

09/17/09 - 6:51am

'Memory walk' for Alzheimer's in Aiken Saturday

AIKEN -- A walk to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s will take place in Aiken on Saturday. The 2009 Memory Walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Odell Weeks Activities Center located at 1700 Whiskey Rd. The Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event that supports Alzheimer’s care,...

09/17/09 - 6:42am

Man arrested in connection to Aiken fatal shooting last week

Freddie Simpkins has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Donald McCalla on Sept. 8 on Abbeville Avenue.

09/17/09 - 6:37am
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