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Glitch put wrong time on AT&T cell phones

AT&T officials say an electronic glitch caused several local cellular customers to have the wrong times displayed on their phones.

The network glitch affected customers in the Augusta-Athens area, but there is no way to determine how many customers experienced the problem, said Sue Sperry, a spokeswoman for the company.

There was an error in the electronic equipment that relays information to AT&T cellular phones, which resulted in delayed times and dates. Some customers reported that their phone times were off by more than an hour.

Edgefield jailer put on leave after arrest

An employee of the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a criminal domestic violence charge.

Steven Christopher Turner, a jailer, was arrested by the Johnston Police Department in connection with an incident Monday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Turner has been an employee since 2007, the release said.

Authorities looking for man who left hospital

Authorities are searching for a 43-year-old mentally disabled man who has been missing from a hospital since Monday morning.

Bobby Earl Henslee Jr. was last seen at Gracewood State Hospital about 2:45 a.m. Monday, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Hospital officials believe he left through an unsecured window about 3:15 a.m.

Henslee could pose a threat to himself or others, according to the report.

He was last seen wearing a gray shirt with blue stripes, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. Henslee is described as white, with brown hair and hazel eyes, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 185 pounds.

Motorcyclist killed in accident with car

A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday after a collision with a car in the 2300 block of Washington Road, and the car's driver is charged with vehicular homicide, Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Daniel Cohen, of the 500 block of Regent Place, was riding a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle westbound in the left through lane of the 2300 block of Washington Road. A 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Dachavous Murphy was westbound on the Broad Street ramp entering the 2300 block of Washington Road. As Murphy entered Washington Road, he began making a U-turn, crossing the left through lane of Washington Road, Bowen said, and Cohen struck the driver's side of the car.

Cohen was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:53 p.m., Bowen said.

Aiken to hold meetings seeking input on plan

The city of Aiken is looking for residents' input for its next strategic plan update.

The city will hold a series of five meetings, beginning today, to receive input on shaping Aiken for the next 10 years.

The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be held on the first floor of city hall. Mayor Fred Cavanaugh and City Manager Roger LeDuc will recap how the city has implemented previous strategic plans, which began in 1992.

Residents can also complete an online survey at cityofaikensc.gov.

Other meetings will be: April 13, 7 p.m., Smith Hazel gym; April 27, 6:30 p.m., H.O. Weeks center gym; May 6, 6:30 p.m., city hall, first floor; May 22, 10 a.m., city hall, second floor.

Community suggestions will be compiled and presented to the city council in September. The final plan will be unveiled in December and distributed during the Celebrate Aiken! 175th birthday party Dec. 18.

Aiken election filing ends today at noon

Election filing for county, state and federal positions in Aiken County will end today at noon.

All four Aiken County Council incumbents said they will run for re-election.

Candidates must file with their party officers. County seats include a $537.60 fee.

Those running for the South Carolina House also must file with their party official and pay a $208 fee.

Democratic candidates can file at the Chandler Law Firm, 225 Chesterfield St. N.W.

Republicans can file at the Aiken County party headquarters at 127 Greenville St. N.W.

For more information, visit the state Republican Party Web site at scgop.com or the Democratic Party site at scdp.org.


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