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EDISTO RIVER ON MOST ENDANGERED LIST

EDISTO RIVER ON MOST ENDANGERED LIST The Edisto river has again made the list of the nation’s top 10 most endangered rivers. The conservation group, American Rivers, released the list today and said concerns about withdrawing too much water from the Edisto River for agricultural uses landed it on the endangered list. The river runs […]

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WOMAN DIES IN AIKEN COUNTY SHOOTING

WOMAN DIES IN AIKEN COUNTY SHOOTING There was a deadly shooting in Aiken County overnight. Coroner Tim Carlton says 31 year old Amanda Smith was shot about 12:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Crossroads Park Drive. Investigators say Smith’s friend, 34 year old Steven Thurmond, is being questioned in connection with the shooting. An […]

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ROCK FORE DOUGH CONCERT TONIGHT

  ROCK FORE DOUGH CONCERT TONIGHT Grammy award-winning artist Darius Rucker returns to Augusta tonight to headline the 11th annual Drive Fore Show, Rock for Dough concert at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans Towne Center Park. Tonight’s concert will also feature performances from Sam Hunt, A Thousand Horses and Philip Lee Jr. Tickets are […]

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DOs AND DON’Ts FOR MASTERS PATRONS

DOs AND DON’Ts FOR MASTERS PATRONS If you’re headed to the Augusta National this week, there are several things to keep in mind. Cameras are allowed on the course today, Tuesday, and Wednesday for the practice rounds, but not once the tournament begins on Thursday.  You can’t use the camera on your phone, since cell […]

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TODDLER DROWNS IN AIKEN COUNTY POOL

TODDLER DROWNS IN AIKEN COUNTY POOL An Aiken toddler drowned in a pool at a relative’s home on Woodland Drive over the weekend. Coroner Tim Carlton said 3 year old Michael Melton Jr. was playing outside with other family members Saturday evening when he crawled under a fence surrounding the pool. An initial investigation found […]

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BOOTS, BRIDLES AND BRITCHES WILL CLOSE SOON

BOOTS, BRIDLES AND BRITCHES WILL CLOSE SOON Boots, Bridles and Britches has announced it will close its stores in Aiken and Grovetown. The business started in Augusta 13 years ago, but store officials say it never recovered from the economic downturn in recent years. A store-closing sale starts this Thursday. Doors will close for good […]

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CONTINGENCY CONTRACT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARTER SCHOOL

CONTINGENCY CONTRACT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARTER SCHOOL The Columbia County School for the Arts charter school has signed a contingency contract to buy 15 acres of land on the corner of Blanchard Woods Drive and Willie Daniel Drive near Blanchard Woods Park in Evans. The purchase is contingent on the approval of either the Columbia […]

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SECURITY CHANGES AT FORT GORDON

SECURITY CHANGES AT FORT GORDON It will take more to get through the gates at Fort Gordon now.  The Army continues to phase in new rules requiring visitors to military installations to undergo federal background checks before being granted access, or be accompanied by an escort while on post. Department of Defense contractors underwent the […]

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