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Police group, ‘Live PD’ stars feed Aiken seniors an early Thanksgiving meal

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:54pm

AIKEN — Thanksgiving came a week early for about 250 Aiken County seniors, who were served a holiday meal by local police officers and two of the stars of the television show Live PD. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Ex-Wrens police chief, Stapleton officer turn themselves in

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:13pm

Former Wrens Police Chief Garry McCord and Stapleton police officer Thomas Farthing turned themselves in today and have been charged with filing false statements and facts. Read more

The News and Farmer Photos Parish Howard

Two juveniles arrested for bomb threat that caused school evacuation

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:41pm

Two juveniles have been arrested in connection to a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of Blackville-Hilda High and Middle schools on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Read more The People-Sentinel Photos Laura J. McKenzie Jonathan Vickery

Pendleton King Park trustee calls on city to make offer

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:59am

The Pendleton King Park trustee who wants to sell the park property to a housing developer has a message for Augusta leaders.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

After nuclear debacle, power company asks to cut S. Carolina rates

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:19am

CAYCE, S.C. — With customers angry that they’re still paying for a defunct multibillion-dollar nuclear reactor project, a co-owner of the South Carolina plant says it now wants to cut power rates and offer other givebacks.

Read more Associated Press Photos Meg Kinnard

Georgia DOT to suspend lane closures for Thanksgiving holiday

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:11am

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced today it will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and primary roads to ease Thanksgiving holiday travel.

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Update: Man suspected of shoplifting at Evans Walmart identified

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:15am

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man suspected of theft at a local Walmart.

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Motorcyclist killed after collision in Aiken

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:38am

A motorcyclist is dead following a traffic accident in Aiken County on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Rants and raves

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:08pm

We Trump opponents will not scream to the sky. We will scream and protest against Trump supporters all over for the lies and other crimes they have committed. Read more


Raise amount increased for sheriff’s office in new budget proposal

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:07pm

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree is allocated approximately $1.8 million for staff pay increases in a new 2018 budget proposal presented Wednesday at an Augusta Commission budget workshop. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Starbucks breaks ground on Augusta plant expansion

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:02pm
News Business

The world’s largest coffee retailer broke ground Wednesday in Augusta on a 140,000-square-foot plant expansion expected to bring more than 100 new jobs to the area. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Christine confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Georgia’s southern district

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:39pm

Evans resident Bobby Christine has been confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Read more

Photos Staff Reports

Pendleton King Park trustee wants to sell park to developer

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:59pm

A trustee of Augusta’s Pendleton King Park is attempting to sell the popular park to a housing developer after he says city officials ignored his efforts to renegotiate a lease or sell the property to the city. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Brutal home invasion results in life without parole for August man

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:16pm

An Augusta man who terrorized two women for hours in April 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Great American Smokeout on Thursday

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:00pm

The evidence is clear to Dr. Carsten Schroeder that smokers and former smokers in Augusta at higher risk of lung cancer should take advantage of his free screening program. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Aiken County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify burglary suspect

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:13pm

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help identifying a man in connection to a burglary at a local auto store. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Lawyer: Freedom sweet for man wrongfully convicted in 1974; he spent 50 years in prison

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:31pm

BATON ROUGE, La. — Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was “weak at best.”

Read more Photos Associated Press

Wrens police chief submits resignation, arrest warrants issued

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:13pm

Wrens Police Chief Garry McCord resigned Tuesday after allegations were raised that he falsified a Stapleton officer’s pistol certification. Read more

The News and Farmer Photos Parish Howard

South Carolina officials announce first flu death of season

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:05pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina health officials have confirmed the state’s first flu-related death this flu season. Read more

Associated Press

Controlled burn scheduled today at Fort Gordon

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:24am

The Fort Gordon Wildland Fire Team will conduct a controlled burn today beginning at 11 a.m.

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