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3 weeks ago

Aiken Newspaper Files FOI Request in Deputy Shooting Case

  The Aiken Standard has filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division and other investigating agencies in order to gather more details about the case of an off-duty Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputy charged in the death of his wife. Matthew Blakely was arrested Sunday and charged with involuntary […]

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3 weeks ago

No Relief From the Heat This Week

No Relief From the Heat This Week Brace yourselves for another scorcher today. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for many Georgia and South Carolina counties. Heat index readings could range from 105 to 107 in most areas this afternoon. Yesterday’s high of 100 degrees in Augusta matched a record set in […]

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3 weeks ago

Nationwide Recall of Ainsworth Pet Food Issued

  Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black alerts pet owners that certain Ainsworth pet food products sold in Georgia are being recalled due to the potential health risk to cats. Five varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food are being recalled, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin; Sardine & Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna […]

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3 weeks ago

Georgia Expected to Launch Medical Marijuana Registry

  Georgia officials are expected to announce the launch of a new registry as part of the state’s recent passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients with some medical conditions. The announcement today comes as the members of the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis meet.  The commission is scheduled to hear a presentation […]

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3 weeks ago

Local Heat Shelters Offer Places to Cool Off

    Forecasters are offering Georgians tips to stay safe as high temperatures in the region could lead to heat-related illnesses. The National Weather Service says heat index values are expected to be as high as 108 degrees in the Augusta area today. Avoid spending excessive time outdoors if possible, and drink plenty of water, […]

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3 weeks ago

Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses to CVS Health

Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses to CVS Health Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health Corp. for about $1.9 billion. The transaction gets CVS Health into some new markets and allows it to reach more patients. The deal includes more than 1, 600 pharmacies in Target stores that will be branded […]

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3 weeks ago

Man Suspected of Killing One, Wounding Another Surrenders to Police

  A man accused of killing a man and wounding a woman in a drive-by shooting has turned himself in. 27 year old Latrell Deontre Shubert was booked at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Sunday afternoon.  Shubert is accused of killing 20 year old Edwin Dean Williams Jr. and wounding 22 year old Marie Greene […]

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3 weeks ago

Woman Stabbed to Death, Husband Critically Wounded

  A Columbia County man who had a butcher knife embedded in his chest when deputies arrived at his Grovetown home late last night is in critical condition following surgery today. Forty six year old Phillip West told a 9-1-1 dispatcher that everything was fine when an emergency call was made from his house on […]

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