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Former police captain sues City of Thomson

Murray was hired in 2008, left the police department and was rehired in September 2010. Murray, who was a captain in the Thomson Police Department and supervised 10 road patrol officers, was relieved of his duties May 1, 2017. He lost his appeal to keep his job on May 22, 2017.

MCDUFFIEPROGRESS.COM - 2018-06-22 21:30:00

Some Aiken residents turn out for Augusta Pride Parade

June is Pride Month, and rainbow-colored celebrations are being held in cities across the country. Some residents from Aiken attended the nearest parade, which was held in Augusta on Saturday.

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-23 20:01:00

Thousands of N. Augusta customers without power

Friday, June 22, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- We are learning that thousands of customers in the Aiken County area are without power.Reports indicate that a transformer blew out on Bunting Drive.According to the SCE&G website, the estimated time of restoration is 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) for porti

WRDW-TV - 2018-06-22 19:00:00

Crime blotter for June 23

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:An Aiken woman reported Thursdaysomeone had broken into a propertyon Shiloh Heights Road.A Lexington man called police Thursday claimingsomeone had broken into his aunt’s propertyon Walker Road in Perry. The man said

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-22 17:57:00

Augusta Pride Parade activities and parade map

The organization is looking to offer cultural unity and diversity education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities of the CSRA.

WJBF.COM - 2018-06-22 11:21:04

Five indicted for series of armed robberies

Kijordan Ceaser, Overton Williams, Demarquez Howard, Collieaf Hurley and Demerius Taquan Hunter were indicted by the 23-member jury of the McDuffie County Superior Court for the May 12, 2017 battery/assault and armed robbery and strong-armed robbery of four individuals in the Guill Street and Centr


Go-kart track proposed in Warrenton

According to a listing online, the property has over 1,000 square- feet and 21.42 acres. The possibility of the track was introduced to the public at a city council meeting on June 5.

MCDUFFIEPROGRESS.COM - 2018-06-23 12:00:00

Aiken man charged in two February incidents arrested again for threatening witnesses

An Aiken man charged in connection with a shooting incident on Hampton Avenue in February and a separate incident on Dallas Court, where he pointed a gun at a woman, was arrested again Thursday for threatening witnesses.Alphonso Walker, Jr., 23, was charged with two counts of intimidation of witness

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-22 15:01:00

Crime blotter for June 22

According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:Deputies charged a New Ellenton man withdisorderly conductThursday morning after he had caused a disturbance on Sumter Street in Aiken.The owner of a pest control company in North Augusta called police Wednesday claiming someone hadc


Shots fired on Audusson Court

RICHMOND Co., GA. (WJBF) - There has been an early morning shooting on the 2600 block of Auddusson Court in Augusta.The incident happened around midnight and Gold Cross was called to the scene.At this time we have no word on any injuries but will have more as the story develops.


Edgefield man gets life in prison for home invasion

A man from Edgefield will serve life in prison after a jury convicted him of first-degree burglary, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and two counts of kidnapping in connection with a Saluda home invasion at a trial Friday.A statement from the 11th Circuit Solicitor's Office said Abin Lee Lowman, 4

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-06-22 21:28:00

One arrest made in Aiken County Circle K armed robbery

Search for Aiken armed robbery suspectsTwo suspects on the loose after an armed robbery on Edgefield HighwayAIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) - One man is behind bars and two more are still on the run in connection with a recent armed robbery in Aiken.The incident happened June 14th at the Circle K on the 1

WJBF.COM - 2018-06-22 16:43:40

Structure fire reported at Gibson Drive

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - There has been a structure fire at 3017 Gibson Drive in Augusta Georgia.The call came in around 4:42 a.m. Friday morning.We have no word on the extent of the injuries or if individuals were involved.

WJBF.COM - 2018-06-22 09:12:03

2 indictments in crash that killed investigator dismissed

The Augusta Chronicle reported Wednesday that indictments against Brian Atkins Sr. and his wife, Jacquelyn Atkins, were dismissed because additional evidence came to light after the grand jury presentation.


Local teen shares story of family separation due to illegal immigration policies

“The judge was like, ‘you can leave voluntarily to Mexico or I'll deport you,’” Ovalle describes.


Georgia Cyber Center set to open July 10

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - - Augusta University, Augusta Technical College and even the private sector will all soon work inside the new Georgia Cyber Center. They will wear two caps. First learning what the bad guys do in the digital world and then fixing that issue.


Aiken Narcotics Detection K-9 teams seized over $1 million in illegal drugs, guns, cash in 2018

The seven Narcotics Detection K-9 teams have seized $1,227,519 in illegal drugs, guns and cash in 2018, so far.


Logging truck lost its load today causing backup

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the truck lost its load, causing traffic to back up.


Historic Springfield Baptist planning celebration for its 150th anniversary

The Springfield Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sunday, July 8, with a special worship service beginning at 2:30 p.m. at 312 Church Street in Washington. Bishop Steven Hall, senior pastor of the Rhemanation Church in Atlanta, will be the guest speaker.


Kirkland and Hillman on a mission to find historic churches in Georgia

As people all grow older, they look for hobbies and interests that they never had time for earlier in life. Two older gentlemen who came to Lincolnton last week certainly had found something a bit different from coin collecting or bird watching. They came looking for historic churches, specifically