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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Truck explodes in downtown Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Police say a utility truck exploded in downtown Savannah, but no one was hurt and there was no extensive property damage to surrounding buildings.

SC senator urges rebel flag support

COLUMBIA - One of the Legislature's most ardent supporters of the Confederate battle flag says he will introduce an amendment that would allow South Carolina voters to decide whether the flag ...

2nd harassment arrest for SC teacher

ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Horry County teacher has been arrested for the second time in connection with a harassment charge.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Taylor ready for District 122, Duncan unsure

At least one, perhaps both, of Columbia County's newest commissioners intend to resign their positions to run for the state House seat being vacated next week by State Rep. Ben Harbin.

Former ANIC chief up for housing, development job

The former head of the struggling Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. turned up Wednesday on Augusta's list of four finalists to head the Augusta Housing and Community Development department.

Border Bowl Combine set for July 18

All local high school football seniors are welcome to participate in the Border Bowl Combine on July 18.

DeKalb County CEO found guilty

DECATUR, Ga. - A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of attempted theft by extortion and perjury.

Sims stepping down at end of term

State Rep. Barbara Sims said she is satisfied to leave a legacy that includes advancing transportation, school choice and the needs of Georgia Regents University during a decade in the Georgia House.

SC black church fire not arson, official says

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. — Local and regional authorities say they haven't ruled out any potential causes in a fire that destroyed a black church in South Carolina, but a federal official ...

Ga. man kills ex-girlfriend who ran off with wife

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A Douglas County man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend after she took up with his estranged wife has been sentenced to life without parole.

Athens thieves steal liquor, wine

ATHENS, Ga. - Law officers in Athens are investigating the theft of an estimated $100,000 worth of bottled liquor and wine after a semi-trailer loaded with the alcohol went missing.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Aiken names new school superintendent

The Aiken County Board of Education selected Dorchester County educator Dr. Sean Alford as the next superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools during a called meeting Tuesday night.

Augusta woman hits Fantasy 5 jackpot

An Augusta housekeeper won the jackpot prize from a Fantasy 5 lottery ticket.

Education is a boost to Georgia economy

Georgia Power Chief Executive Paul Bowers stressed how important education and engagement from local business leaders are for the success of Georgia economic development when he spoke Tuesday.

Augusta man dies after Friday motorcycle accident

An Augusta man died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a Friday motorcycle accident.

Travel booms for holiday

Rising income and low gas prices are making the year's busiest holiday even busier this year.

Suit filed in stun gun death

The family of the man who died in 2013 after being handcuffed and tased by Richmond County Sheriff's deputies filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against Augusta-Richmond County, Sheriff ...

Walton Way flash signal delayed

A new traffic signal on Walton Way will not go into flash mode this week as originally planned because of power loss to the signal.

Body identified after deadly April crash

The Aiken County Coroner's Office has identified a man killed April 10 in a single-vehicle accident.

Storm watch for several counties

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. for several area counties.
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