Dams fail as death toll, waters rise

COLUMBIA - Authorities in South Caro­lina struggled Monday to get water to communities swamped by it, and with dams overflowing, bridges collapsing, hundreds of roads inundated and floodwaters rolling down to the coast, the state was anything but done with this disaster.

Council approves amendment to aid water park

The city council heard from more residents Monday concerned about a water park within its limits but passed an ordinance permitting its development unanimously.
By Mike Rosier

Commissioners differ on need of mayor staff car

The Augusta Commission will weigh in on buying a new sport utility vehicle for mayor's office staff at a 2 p.m. meeting.
By Susan McCord

Emanuel County settles suit over teacher-led prayer

The Freedom From Religion Foun­dation settled a lawsuit Mon­day with the Emanuel County School District after stopping teacher-led prayer, officials say.
By Doug Stutsman

Soldier invites J.J. Watt to Army Ball

The video has been viewed more than 670,000 times on Facebook. It's been shared 21,054 times. Still, Army Pvt. Camille Coffey has yet to hear back from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken deputies seek bottled water donations

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is seeking bottled water donations for first responders in the Columbia area.

Man's care brings sickly zebras back to health

Jeb Boggus had considered getting a zebra to add to his collection of animals at his McBean property, but he never imagined he would get two.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rebuilding flooded roads could cost billions

The head of the South Carolina National Guard says the cost to rebuild the state's devastated roads after this weekend's floods could reach hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars.

Augusta school uses hatchery to teach pupils

The hatchery project, funded primarily by private donors and built by volunteers, aims to expose students to the natural world in a way that many children don't get to experience.
By Sean Gruber

SRS internship program opens doors for veterans

Savannah River Remediation has hired veterans through its Veteran Cooperative Program, a new educational opportunity that provides qualifying veterans competitive part-time pay and marketable job experience.
By Wesley Brown
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Rants & Raves

I'm not sure which is worse, Mayor Hardie Davis taking someone else's ideas/thoughts or not having of his own.

Aiken County schools closed Tuesday

The closing also extends to all after school activities, athletics, the adult education program and Freedman Parenting Center. The substitute teacher workshop at Byrd Learning Center is also cancelled.
By Doug Stutsman
Bill Kirby

As my father said, you should never mow wet grass

How’s your lawn look? Mine’s nice and green, but perhaps a bit high. All that rain that I could have used back in July has been coming down from a gray, cloudy sky.

Moore: History is forgetful of anesthesia's true maker

Crawford Long developed anesthesia, but since he didn't publish, he lost out to a Boston dentist.
By Glynn Moore

Introducing kids to music

Children and grown-ups clap and sing during Music and Me, a class for toddlers to learn about music at the August Public Library held every Monday.
By Michael Holahan

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Listing of events associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Carter to mediate King heirs' dispute

ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping in to help resolve a legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

SC roads hit hard by powerful storm

COLUMBIA — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo.
By Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins
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