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Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Man wanted on drug charges leads deputies on chase

According to Sgt. Monica Belser, a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jacob Craven, 22, of Beech Island, about 1 p.m. on Interstate 20 at Washington Road.

Judge allows teacher to turn self in after bus incident

Chief Probate Judge Harry B. James III "reluctantly" signed an order for a warrant against a former Barton Chapel Elementary teacher following a Tuesday hearing into possible battery against a ...

Elementary teacher accused of slapping pupil reassigned to different school

A former Sue Reynolds Elementary teacher has been reassigned to another elementary school after being accused of slapping a third-grade pupil on Aug. 18.

Bears continue climb in prep football poll

Burke County moved up two spots in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll released Tuesday.

Traffic alert for Columbia Road

Columbia Road commuters are advised roadwork might slow their travel this week.

Aiken Tech sets career workshops

Aiken Tech hopes to help current and prospective students explore career paths during a series of Career Exploration Workshops.

Service station bandit sought

Police are seeking a man who robbed an Olive Road service station this morning.

Jolie files for divorce from Pitt

Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to one of the world's most star-studded, tabloid-generating romances.

Pipeline restart set Wednesday

ATLANTA - A main gas line is expected to restart Wednesday with a temporary bypass after a leak and spill in Alabama led to surging fuel prices and some gas shortages across the South, a company ...

CIA chief to speak in Augusta

CIA Director John Brennan will be one of the keynote speakers at an Augusta summit next month.

Mayor's signature item moves to full commission

The commission meets with top Fort Gordon brass ahead of its Tuesday regular meeting.

Firms vie to design new Augusta arena

Although funding isn't certain, Augusta's coliseum authority moved forward Monday with hiring a firm to design a facility to replace James Brown Arena.

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

One hospitalized after I-20 wreck

One person was hospitalized Monday afternoon following a single-car wreck on Interstate 20.

Paine to remain accredited, alleges bias

Paine College will remain accredited and on probation after reaching an agreement with its accrediting body after the college filed a lawsuit Monday morning.

Grovetown woman claims fake sex ad posted on Craigslist

After viewing the ad, she learned someone had posted on it her Facebook photo and cell phone number.

Two Columbia County juveniles claim "clown" harrassment on social media

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was contacted on two occasions in the past week by juveniles who claimed they were harassed by clowns on social media.

Paine files federal lawsuit to keep accreditation

Paine College has filed a federal lawsuit over accreditation decision.

Man jailed in Evans High thefts

A man who two years ago ran for a Richmond County school board seat is facing theft charges after Columbia County deputies say he took several athletic jerseys from Evans High School.

Gas shortages popping up

Lines formed at some gas stations Monday morning as Augustans found themselves on a hunt for fuel.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Details few in 1995 homicide

Aiken County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Eula Helen Street in Gloverville on April 2, 1995 where they found Paul Edward Griffin, 58, dead in his home.
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