A Richmond County woman was stopped over the weekend because the tint on her car windows was too dark, but Nicole Slappy’s problems got even worse. Deputies say they found a bag of marijuana in the car and two children who were not in car seats. Slappy was charged with possession of marijuana with […]
The July 22 General Primary and Non-Partisan runoff is a little more than a week away and advance voting will continue this week. In fact, extended hours get underway today as well as additional voting locations. Richmond County voters can cast a ballot early at the Board of Elections Office on Greene Street; the […]
Some city workers in Aiken who worked overtime in the aftermath of February’s ice storm might be getting some additional compensation. Aiken City Council members will decide today whether certain non-exempt employees who worked between February 12 and 14 should get overtime pay.
The 28th annual Augusta Southern Nationals will be held this weekend. The “world’s richest drag boat races” begin this Friday on the Savannah River and run through Sunday. You can bring chairs, blankets and umbrellas to the event, but no coolers. For ticket information, go to augustasouthernnationals.org. Proceeds will benefit the Georgia Special Olympics.
Regions Bank on Chesterfield Street in Aiken was evacuated earlier this morning after a suspicious package was left inside. Aiken Public Safety officials say the FBI, GBI and an explosives K-9 unit were called to the scene around 9:30 a.m. The package wasn’t addressed to the bank, and officials there say they weren’t expecting […]
A father and son are wanted in Aiken after fleeing from authorities on Monday. The Aiken Department of Public Safety says they’re looking for 44 year old Ernest Simpkins and his 21 year old son, Jalen Simpkins, of Graniteville. The elder Simpkins is wanted for harassment, reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights […]
Veterans Affairs acting secretary Sloan Gibson is scheduled to meet with leaders and employees at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on Thursday. He’s expected to talk about results of a recent audit that shows more than two dozen patients had to wait at least 90 days for an appointment there, while more […]
Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for bribery, and money laundering. Nagin was convicted February 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for projects, both before and after Hurricane Katrina. The bribes came in […]