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Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

CHANGE COMING TO AREA GROCERY STORES

  Change is coming to several area grocery stores after Bi-Lo gets federal approval of its plan to buy two supermarket chains.  The deal will result in the closing of Aiken and Orangeburg stores involved in the acquisition. A Reids supermarket in Orangeburg will close by the end of May, while the Bi-Lo on York […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

SCHOOL BOARD FORGIVES ALL BUT ONE MISSED DAY

  Columbia County school board members voted three to two Tuesday night to forgive two additional school days that were missed earlier this month due to the ice storm. Winter weather caused students to miss a total of five days of school between the end of January and mid-February. The board had already voted to […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

FEW ARMY WOMEN WANT COMBAT JOBS

  Preliminary results from a survey of the Army’s nearly 170,000 women show that only a small fraction of them would like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs.  Those who do want to make the move say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle. That […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

DEFENSE SECRETARY WANTS TO SEE TROOP LEVELS REDUCED

  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States can afford to cut the size of its military, as long as it retains a technological edge. Hagel is proposing shrinking the Army to its smallest size since before the U.S. became involved in World War II. He wants to see troop levels reduced from the […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

OUT-OF-STATE COMPANIES HIRED FOR CLEANUP WORK

  Augusta Commissioners have approved hiring two Florida companies to help with the storm cleanup in Richmond County. One of the companies will focus on picking up the storm debris while the other will document how much is collected in hopes the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse the city for the cleanup. Officials say […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

SCAMMERS BE WARNED

  Tree service companies are working diligently to cut and remove downed trees from this month’s ice storm, but many of the companies offering their services are not local. Officials say tree companies from across the country arrived last week, hoping to cash in on the cleanup efforts. Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt held a […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

WOMAN SENTENCED FOR STEALING HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION FUNDS

  A Columbia County woman admitted in court Thursday stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her homeowners association.  46 year old Laurie Vanover was sentenced to ten years in prison for taking nearly $268,000 from the Stratford homeowners group. When she gets out, the judge ordered Vanover to serve 28 years probation and re-pay  […]

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7 months ago

RICHMOND COUNTY CORONER RESIGNS

  Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten has resigned.  He faces more than a dozen indictments.  Eight for stealing from the dead, and five for violating his oath of office. Tuten’s last day on the job will be Friday, February 28.  Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen will serve the remainder of Tuten’s term.  Tuten is free […]

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