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1 month ago

Dillard’s Closing at Aiken Mall

Dillard’s Closing at Aiken Mall Macy’s announced Thursday it was closing 40 stores nationwide, including one in Atlanta.  Today there is word that Dillard’s in the Aiken Mall will be closing its doors in the near future. Store officials haven’t announced an official closing date yet, but they have confirmed that employees were notified on […]

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Augusta’s Longest-Serving Judge Set to Retire

Augusta’s Longest-Serving Judge Set to Retire There will be a new judge this year on the bench in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. Chief Superior Court Judge Carlyle Overstreet says he’ll retire after six terms.  The 70 year old Overstreet is the longest serving of the eight Superior Court judges in the Augusta circuit. Overstreet says […]

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Man Shot During Apparent Road Rage Incident

Man Shot During Apparent Road Rage Incident A shooting late last night on Gordon Highway may have been the result of road rage, according to Richmond County authorities. Sgt. Glen Rahn says a man was shot in the head and shoulder around 11:20 p.m. on Gordon Highway at Old Savannah Road. He is reported to […]

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School on Lockdown While Armed Man Barricaded

School on Lockdown While Armed Man Barricaded Wilkinson Gardens Elementary School in Richmond County is on lockdown for the time being. Lt. Alan Rollins says a man, believed to be armed, is threatening suicide in a house nearby on Barrow Drive. He has reportedly threatened to shoot anyone who comes near the house. Residents in […]

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SC Lawmakers Proposing Raising Minimum Dropout Age

SC Lawmakers Proposing Raising Minimum Dropout Age South Carolina lawmakers are making another attempt to cut the state’s high school dropout rate. A bill to be considered by the General Assembly this year would raise the minimum dropout age from 17 to 18. Lawmakers and supporters of the bill held a news conference in Charleston […]

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No Winner in Wednesday’s Powerball; Jackpot Climbs

No Winner in Wednesday’s Powerball; Jackpot Climbs A lottery official says there was no jackpot winner in Wednesday’s drawing for a Powerball prize worth an estimated $500 million. The jackpot was already ranked as the sixth-largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize was shared by players from North […]

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Dow Drops Nearly 300 Points After Opening Bell

Dow Drops Nearly 300 Points After Opening Bell Stocks are opening sharply lower as worries intensify about China’s economy and dropping oil prices. China’s main stock index plunged again today, triggering the second automatic halt in trading this week. The price of oil sank to its lowest level in 12 years as traders worried that […]

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Macy’s in Augusta to Remain Open, 40 Others Closing

  Macy’s in Augusta to Remain Open, 40 Others Closing Macy’s is cutting up to 4,800 jobs after disappointing holiday sales. The Cincinnati-based department store chain says sales fell 5.2% in November and December at existing stores. Warm weather and lower spending by international tourists hurt sales. The company announced Wednesday which stores would be […]

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