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PLANE CRASH IN FRENCH ALPS

PLANE CRASH IN FRENCH ALPS France’s president says no survivors are likely after a passenger jet crashed today in the French Alps. The Germanwings Airbus passenger jet, carrying 144 passegners and six crew, went down as it traveled from Barcelona, Spain to Duesseldorf, Germany, and France’s Interior Ministry says the plane did send a distress […]

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VA SAYS IT WILL RELAX 40-MILE RULE FOR PRIVATE MEDICAL CARE

VA SAYS IT WILL RELAX 40-MILE RULE FOR PRIVATE MEDICAL CARE The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site. The change comes in response to pressure from Congress and […]

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AIKEN HAS NEW CITY MANAGER

AIKEN HAS NEW CITY MANAGER A former Massachusetts senator was named Aiken’s new city manager Monday night. City Council members chose John Klimm for the job after meeting behind closed doors. He replaces Richard Pearce, who resigned from the position last June. Klimm, who was recently town administrator in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, will begin his […]

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NEW HARLEM POLICE CHIEF CHOSEN

  NEW HARLEM POLICE CHIEF CHOSEN Harlem City Council members have chosen a city firefighter with more than 20 years experience in law enforcement to become the city’s next police chief. Council members voted Monday night to offer the job to Chuck Meadows and he says he’ll most likely take the job. Officials whittled the […]

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HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS IN AIKEN COUNTY

HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS IN AIKEN COUNTY A high speed chase that began in Columbia County this morning ended in Aiken county. Captain Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says it all began in Harlem when deputies tried to stop 24 year old Patrick Buxton on an outstanding warrant. Buxton fled, leading deputies […]

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HARLEM POLICE CHIEF TO BE NAMED SOON

HARLEM POLICE CHIEF TO BE NAMED SOON The city of Harlem could have a new police chief this week. A pool of 40 applicants has been whittled down to two finalists, and officials say city council members could name a new chief at today’s city council meeting. The finalists include Harlem police officer Rob Lewis, […]

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200 JOBS COMING TO THE AREA

200 JOBS COMING TO THE AREA A Korean-based company is bringing 200 jobs to Jenkins County, according to an announcement today by Governor Nathan Deal. Wells Lighting will establish its first North American headquarters in Millen, about 50 miles south of Augusta. $30 million will be invested in the project over the next two years. […]

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REWARD OFFERED IN ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING CASE

REWARD OFFERED IN ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING CASE Columbia County authorities say they’re still looking for leads in an attempted kidnapping case in Columbia County in January. Captain Steve Morris says two black males, armed with handguns and wearing ski masks, approached a homeowner in Tudor Branch off Columbia Road.  The suspects demanded he go inside the […]

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