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1 month ago

Wanted: Theft by Shoplifting

On June 16, 2015 at approximately 1239 hours, a black male subject was seen selecting a bottle of liquor, hiding it behind the counter and attempting to pay for just a pack of gum while hiding the liquor to keep for paying for it.  The subject was confronted and left the scene.  This incident occurred […]

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1 month ago

Georgia’s Jobless Rate Rises Slightly to 6.3 Percent

    State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.3 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor announced today the May jobless figure, a seasonally-adjusted rate that’s up from a revised 6.2 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 7.3 percent in May, 2015. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in […]

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1 month ago

Church Shooting Suspect in Custody

  Attorney General Loretta Lynch has confirmed that 21 year old Dylann Storm Roof was taken into custody this morning in Shelby, North Carolina. Roof is accused of opening fire in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last night, killing 9 people. Authorities are calling it a hate crime and have opened an investigation. So […]

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1 month ago

Suspect in Deadly Charleston Church Shootings Identified

An intense manhunt is underway for 21 year old Dylann Storm Roof of Columbia. He’s the suspect in last night’s deadly shootings at the Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston. Police say Roof joined a prayer meeting, then opened fire inside the historic black church, killing nine people, in what authorities call a hate crime. […]

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1 month 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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1 month 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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