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Newberry Opera House marks 20th anniversary

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:34pm
News Things to Do

The historic late 1800s Newberry (S.C.) Opera House is observing its 20th anniversary since being massively renovated and reopened with a full day of free festivities on Tuesday. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Central Avenue coffee shop acquires downtown property for expansion

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:25pm
News Business

The owners of the Buona Caffe coffee shop on Central Avenue have purchased the building at 520 Reynolds St. to house their growing inventory and roasting operation. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal wants to slash state tax windfall

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:15pm

ATLANTA — When Congress overhauled the federal tax code two months ago, Georgia officials didn’t initially realize how much extra money taxpayers would be giving the state. Read more

Associated Press Photos R.J. RICO BEN NADLER

Authorities searching for missing 4-year-old South Carolina girl

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:55am

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. — Authorities are using helicopters and divers to search for a 4-year-old girl missing after her mother was found badly beaten in her South Carolina home. Read more

Photos Associated Press

Lowe’s and Home Depot plan to hire seasonal workers

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:37am
Business News

NEW YORK — Lowe’s and Home Depot plan on hiring thousands of workers to fill seasonal jobs as the spring and summer rush approaches.

Read more Photos Associated Press

FBI: Suspect in North Carolina murder case believed to be in area

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:26am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation needs the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a North Carolina murder investigation, according to an FBI news release.

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Construction project to force road closure in Aiken County

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:12am

Road and tunnel construction will force a shutdown and temporary detour for a section of a road in Aiken County next week, according to authorities.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Rants and raves

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:50pm

None of the candidates for commissioner in Columbia County are truly worthy of my vote based on their reported business behavior. Guess I’ll have to pick the lesser of all the evils. Read more


Senate backs expanding alcohol sales on Sunday

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:37pm

​ATLANTA — Georgians would be able to purchase alcohol at restaurants and wineries on Sunday mornings under a proposal approved Tuesday by state senators. Read more

Associated Press

Aiken County school board to meet in new locations

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:35pm

The Aiken County Board of Education will be getting a change of scenery with its next meeting on Feb. 27. Read more

Staff Writer Amanda King

South Carolina principal recalls horror that former student was school shooter

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:35pm

​ANDERSON, S.C. — When a teen began firing at students on a South Carolina elementary school’s playground, the principal said her horror became even worse when she recognized him as a former student. Read more

Associated Press Photos

Regency parking lot being removed

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:12pm

With months of unpaid stormwater fees and no development deal in sight, the owners of Regency Mall have begun digging up the mall’s parking lot. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Butler High School basketball player arrested for simple battery on disabled volunteer

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:40pm

The Butler High School basketball player accused of beating a disabled volunteer in the locker room at Jefferson County High School on Jan. 30 has been arrested and charged with one count of simple battery.

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Burke County Sheriff’s Office aims to maintain changes for state accreditation

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:37pm

A few additions were noticeable at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office during a tour of its facility and detention center Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Man to face grand jury in toy store case

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:44pm

A man accused of pretending to be a U.S. Marshal will face the grand jury for possible indictment. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Washington Square shopping center sold for $20 million

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:04pm
News Business

One of Washington Road’s largest commercial properties was acquired last month for $20 million – the latest in a string of multimillion-dollar investments on the busy thoroughfare in recent months. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Another murder case dismissed because of South Carolina’s failure to bring defendants to trial

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:56pm

It happened again Tuesday. Murder charges against two men in Edgefield County were dismissed because of the extensive delay between the killing and prosecution. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

McCreery will perform at Rock Fore! Dough concert

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:01am

The 14th annual Rock Fore! Dough concert will feature multi-platinum selling artist Scotty McCreery and his full band at Evans Towne Center Park on Tuesday, April 3. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports




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