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5 days ago

MAN MISSING AFTER JET SKI ACCIDENT AT THURMOND LAKE

MAN MISSING AFTER JET SKI ACCIDENT AT THURMOND LAKE The search resumed this morning for a man who hasn’t been seen since he fell off a jet ski Monday afternoon at Thurmond Lake. Witnesses told authorities they saw the man resurface one time after he fell near the West Dam area, and then never saw […]

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AIKEN COUNTY CORONER TO USE NEW SERVICE AFTER REQUEST DENIED

AIKEN COUNTY CORONER TO USE NEW SERVICE AFTER REQUEST DENIED Aiken County’s coroner says he’ll move on after a judge denied his request to force the county to use the body removal service of his choice. Rucker Removal Service transported bodies for the past year or more without pay because Coroner Tim Carlton wanted to […]

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5 days ago

SCHOOL YEAR ENDING THIS WEEK FOR MANY

SCHOOL YEAR ENDING THIS WEEK FOR MANY School is wrapping up for the year this week for most area school systems. Wednesday is the last day for students in Lincoln County.  Thursday is the last day for high school students in Richmond County.  Friday marks the end of the year for K-8 students in Richmond […]

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7 days ago

NORTH AUGUSTA MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

NORTH AUGUSTA MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES A North Augusta man has been arrested on 12 counts involving the sexual exploitation of minors. 39 year old Benjamin Bruker was arrested Friday after his home was searched and Aiken County authorities seized computers and other electronic equipment. Investigators say Bruker was allegedly involved in sending […]

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7 days ago

TWENTY TWO ARRESTED IN “OPERATION MAYDAY” CHILD PREDATOR STING

TWENTY TWO ARRESTED IN “OPERATION MAYDAY” CHILD PREDATOR STING A total of 22 people from the Augusta area, were arrested over a four-day period starting May 14, as a result of an undercover operation involving the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, and […]

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7 days ago

GRAHAM ALL BUT ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT

GRAHAM ALL BUT ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT Senator Lindsey Graham all but confirmed today he will run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. In an interview on “CBS this Morning,” Graham said he’d make the official announcement June 1 in his hometown of Central, South Carolina.  He also used the phrase, “I’m running,” explaining […]

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1 week ago

KROGER STORES RAISING MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

KROGER STORES RAISING MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Starting Sunday, area Kroger stores will start their annual fundraising campaign for Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network. Customers will be able to purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon when they checkout, with proceeds benefiting the local hospital. This year’s fundraising goal […]

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1 week ago

CAVANAUGH WON’T RUN AGAIN FOR MAYOR

  CAVANAUGH WON’T RUN AGAIN FOR MAYOR After spending 30 years as a public servant, Aiken Mayor Fred Cavanaugh says it’s time to step down. Cavanaugh told The Aiken Standard Thursday he will not seek another term as mayor in the November election. He’s been mayor since 1991, and was a member of the city […]

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