SC rec director faces drug charge

COLUMBIA - Authorities say the director of recreation in Richland County has been charged with several drug trafficking offenses.

Man shot outside Columbia Mall

COLUMBIA - Authorities say a man has been shot in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Columbia.

Columbia County shooting suspect search continues

Columbia County sheriff's deputies said this morning they continue to search for suspects after a burglary report in which shots were fired Friday night on Old Petersburg Road.

Friday, May 27, 2016

3 suspects sought after Columbia County shooting

Columbia County police were searching for three suspects Friday night after a shooting at Old Petersburg and Baston roads.

Bobby Jones bridge work to affect traffic

A $1.1 million bridge preservation project will affect traffic tonight through Monday on the Richmond Hill Road Bridge over the Bobby Jones Expressway.

Update: Ga. Highway 221 now open

An overturned meat truck has blocked both lanes on Highway 221 at Linder McGurdy Road, closing the entire roadway between Georgia and South Carolina.

2 found dead in SC house fire

LEXINGTON, S.C. - Two people have been found dead in a house fire in Lexington County.

3-year-old dies in SC pool mishap

HANAHAN, S.C. - Authorities are investigating after a 3-year-old boy died a week after he was found floating in a pool at a Hanahan apartment complex.

Columbia prison inmate escapes

COLUMBIA - Officials are looking for an inmate who escaped from a Columbia prison.

State may close Atlanta streetcars

ATLANTA - State transportation authorities have threatened to shut down the Atlanta Streetcar next month unless the city resolves dozens of problems outlined in recent audits.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Forecast: Augusta jobs to grow 1.5 percent

The quarterly outlook by the Georgia State University Economic Forecasting Center calls for the area's growth to lag the state's 2.7 percent this year.

GHSA state title games for basketball will be played in Athens and Atlanta

After basketball goal issues during this year's Georgia High School Association state basketball finals, the 2017 championships will be played at the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech.

UGA athletic board approves budget

The Georgia Athletic Association board of directors took the first step of bringing a new football locker room and recruiting room to the west end zone side of Sanford Stadium when it approved $1 ...

Beech Island man wins $150,000 Powerball

The South Carolina Lottery did not release the name of the winner, but said the ticket was purchased at 3 Way Food Mart 13 on Jefferson Davis Highway.

Georgia AD apologizes for Ludacris fallout

Greg McGarity trumpeted the success of a Southeastern Conference record spring game attendance at G-Day on Thursday under first-year coach Kirby Smart, but he also took a moment when addressing ...

Motorcycle passenger dies when horse hit

A motorcycle passenger died Thursday when the motorcycle on which she was riding struck a horse on Interstate 20 in Aiken County.

Trump reaches the number of delegates for nomination

Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Votes in Columbia County pushed Newton win

Eighty-nine votes separated physician Mark Newton and attorney Wright McLeod in Augusta polling.

Voter transport, minority support propelled marshal upset

Marshal-elect Ramone Lamkin, said his team took advantage of three weeks of advance voting with a tactic to overcome confusion about the election’s move by the state legislature from November to May.

Death penalty trial for accused priest killer

The man accused of killing a Florida priest in Burke County has been indicted and District Attorney Ashley Wright filed notice this week that she intends to seek the death penalty.
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