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Search for Aiken armed robbery suspects

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - Aiken County investigators are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery.They've released these surveillance pictures of the robbery.They want to identify and arrest the two men in these photos.The suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous.If you know who they are and w


Crime blotter for June 17

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:A Wagener woman reported Friday morning thatsomeone had stolen some items from her propertyon Winding Road. She told deputies someone had knocked on her door earlier in the day but she hadn't answered.A Warrenville m

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-16 21:08:00

Alarming number of HIV & AIDS cases sparks conversation in CSRA

"It is very scary, especially with our LGBTQ population. The statistics are that 1 in 2 men will be infected with HIV. Not possibly, but WILL be infected," said Organizer Yanza Collins.

WJBF.COM - 2018-06-16 22:52:21

Aiken County chairman: Progress being made quickly on Langley Pond Dam project

WARRENVILLE — People who stop by Langley Pond Park to see what is happening there will notice some big changes in the dam and the area surrounding it.Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker reported recently the effort to repair, retrofit and strengthen the barrier is proceeding rapidly even thoug

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-17 13:44:00

Local women represent Aiken Branch of AAUW at national conference

Melissa Johnson, left, and Victoria Shekastehband represented the Aiken Branch of the American Association University Women at theNational Conference for College Women Student Leaders in College Park, Maryland, May 30-June 2. Also pictured is Julia T. Brown, national board chair for the American Ass

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

Man describes moments before a tree falls on him on North Augusta's Greeneway

Saturday, June 16, 2018News 12 at 11NORTH AUGUSTA, SC. (WRDW/WAGT) – A night on North Augusta's Greeneway turned into what could have been a near death experience for one biker. Jonathan Grimm says he was riding his bike when, out of nowhere, a dead tree fell down, hitting him and splitting his bike

WRDW-TV - 2018-06-16 23:44:00

Aiken Downtown Development Association names new director

Buy NowHaley Knight, previous executive assistant for the ADDA, was recently named the association's new director.COURTESY PHOTO BY HALEY KNIGHT

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-17 20:00:00

Best places in Aiken to crack open a cold one with Pops for Father's Day

Ahead of Father's Day on Sunday, we thought we'd put together a list of places in Aiken to take your Dad out for a drink this weekend. Whether he's into microbrews or top shelf liquor, there is sure to be a place in Aiken that he'll enjoy.+4Buy NowStaff photo by Holly KempAiken Brewing Company


Police Bookings for June 16

These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for June 14, 2018. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have been arre


Aiken Man Uses His Pain For Purpose To Help Fathers

AIKEN, SC (WJBF) - On Father's Day, families across the country will celebrate the contributions of the dads in their lives.


Shortfall expected for Aiken's Capital Projects Sales Tax III

The City of Aiken is expecting a Capital Projects Sales Tax III shortfall of plus-or-minus $7 million.The City had initially planned to receive $44.6 million from the third round of the 1-cent renewable tax option, which is now ending early and is hamstrung by material changes.And that deficit means

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-16 15:45:00

Uncertain future over million dollar purchase by Hotel Aiken

Friday, June 15, 2018News 12 @ 6 O'clock / NBC 26 at 7AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- For as long as he can remember, Bob Patterson has been bringing his business to Warneke Cleaners."Since 1970 I’ve been bringing them here."But when he came in today it wasn't the usual conversation."First thing I asked


Crime blotter for June 16

According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:A Warrenville woman reported Thursday a man who goes by the name “Mandale” stole her motorcycle from her Carline Road residence. The victim claimed the suspect was acting like he wanted to purchase the motorcycle and asked to hear th


S.C. Republican Party chairman will address Aiken Republican Club in June

Members of the Aiken Republican Club will enjoy a visit from the leader of the state Republican Party this month.S.C. Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick will address the Aiken Republican Club on Tuesday, June 26, at the club's monthly luncheon meeting.McKissick will cover Republican prospects

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-16 21:58:00

Bond denied again for New Ellenton teen charged in 2017 murder

One of the two teens charged in a 2017 murder in New Ellenton was denied bond for a second time Thursday.Kayla Nicole Moore, 19, of New Ellenton, went before the judge for a second bond hearing Thursday, after she was already denied bond once in August 2017.Moore is charged with the murder of 74-yea


North Augusta man gets 10 years for violent domestic incident in May 2017

A North Augusta man pleaded guilty Thursday to a violent domestic incident in May 2017, where he used a gun to break into his estranged spouse's Church Street home in Beech Island.Craig Alan Wallin, 57, of the 600 block of Saint Julian Place, pleaded guilty to domestic violence of a high and aggrava


Crime blotter for June 15

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:A 62-year-old Aiken man reported Wednesday the woman he lives with on Colbert Bridge Road burned some of his work shirt and threatened to burn him, along with the house.A 35-year-old Aiken woman called police Wednesd


Two suspects on the loose after an armed robbery on Edgefield Highway

AIKEN Co., GA (WJBF) - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning armed robbery.It happened at the Circle K on Edgefield Highway.Authorities say two men held up the store around three am.They left the scene in a charcoal gray four-door vehicles.No injuries reported.


Womanless Beauty Pageant sure to entertain at this year's Fire Over Aiken

This year's Fire Over Aiken celebration has added some new and interesting features to entertain attendees.Atlantic Broadband will present a Womanless Beauty Pageant, which includes eight local men who will dress up as women for a good cause.The pageant will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at


Plane crashes and sinks in Clarks Hill Lake

“He had some scrapes on his head, but he said he was alright,” said McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall.