Weekend death a homicide, Aiken coroner says

AIKEN -- Bernard Jones, 53, who was discovered by family members Sunday, died as a result of a gunshot wound and beating, the Aiken County coroner.

His manner of death is to be ruled a homicide, Coroner Tim Carlton said this afternoon.

Mr. Jones was autopsied in Newberry this morning. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is the investigating agency.



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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