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LINCOLNTON MAN KILLED IN ROLL-OVER ACCIDENT

LINCOLNTON MAN KILLED IN ROLL-OVER ACCIDENT Columbia County authorities say a Lincolnton man was behind the wheel in Wednesday’s fatal roll-over of a logging truck.  The coroner says 58 year old William Joseph Young died from blunt force trauma in the wreck on Ray Owens Road. Deputies say the mishap occurred when Young’s vehicle left […]

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TWO HIRING EVENTS SCHEDULED HERE

TWO HIRING EVENTS SCHEDULED HERE AccuStaff in Augusta is hosting a hiring fair this Saturday.  They have 100 immediate openings for skilled mechanical assembly technicians.  You must have experience using hand or power tools.  Pay for the first and second shift positions will start at $10 an hour.  The hiring fair is this Saturday, March […]

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CITY OFFICIALS CONSIDER NEW STORES FOR SHOPPING CENTER

CITY OFFICIALS CONSIDER NEW STORES FOR SHOPPING CENTER It may be out with the old and in with the new if plans by the owner of a North Augusta shopping center move ahead.  Planning Commissioners will consider a proposal tonight to tear down the K-Mart store on east Martintown Road and replace it with four […]

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E-SPLOST WILL CONTINUE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

E-SPLOST WILL CONTINUE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County voters overwhelmingly said “yes” Tuesday to continuing a penny sales tax that will help fund education projects. The special election was held Tuesday with about 75% of the voters approving the special purpose local option sales tax for education, which will go toward building new schools and […]

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STORES COULD BE COMING TO NORTH AUGUSTA

STORES COULD BE COMING TO NORTH AUGUSTA Martintown Plaza Shopping center in North Augusta could be getting some new stores soon. PetSmart, Ross, Marshalls and Rack Room Shoes could open stores in the shopping center there, anchored by Publix. No official announcement has been made yet, but the North Augusta Planning Commission will be discussing […]

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AIKEN MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

  AIKEN  MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES An Aiken man is in jail, facing more than a dozen counts of sexual exploitation of minors.  23 year old Brizbon Chapman was arrested after sheriff’s investigators served a search warrant at his home and found a computer with files containing child porn. Chapman faces 15 felony […]

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SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT STEADY AT 6.6 PERCENT IN JANUARY

SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT STEADY AT 6.6 PERCENT IN JANUARY South Carolina’s unemployment rate held steady in January. The State Department of Employment and Workforce announced today the state’s jobless rate was 6.6 percent, the same as December. State officials said the number of people working in South Carolina hit a record high of more than […]

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UNISYS MOVING TO PORT ROYAL

UNISYS MOVING TO PORT ROYAL Global information technology company Unisys has reportedly finalized a deal to move its local operations to the Port Royal building on 7th Street. Unisys has been operating a temporary client service center on Stevens Creek Road since hiring began in November. The Augusta Chronicle is reporting company officials say the […]

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