Highway Patrol makes hit and run arrest

The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested a 53-year-old Beech Island woman this afternoon in connection with last week’s hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist.

Christine Bryant is in jail on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident with death.

Lance Cpl. Trevor Clinton said investigators received a tip that led to a search warrant of the property where a 1996 green Saturn sedan had been burned in an attempt to conceal the vehicle’s involvement in the accident that killed 43-year-old Noel Barrett of Beech Island.

According to officials, the victim was struck from behind by a vehicle on Urquhart Drive about seven miles south of North Augusta just after midnight on July 15.

Ms. Bryant is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.



Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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