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Aiken couple’s business catapults from a local enterprise to a national success

When Brian and Megan Pruitt moved to Aiken, they were new faces in an unfamiliar community. They were busy with work and children. All the signs pointed to one thing: they weren’t getting out for a date night anytime soon."When we first moved here, I was ready to give birth to our second child," sai

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-10-22 02:00:00

Winning $150,000 Powerball ticket sold in Aiken

A winning lottery ticket sold at an Aiken grocery store has made someone $150,000 richer.The S.C. Education Lottery did not name the winner in a news release, but the winning Powerball ticket was purchased at the Publix Super Market on Eastgate Drive, according to the release. The numbers for the ti


Crime blotter for Oct. 23

Officers charged a man Sunday withdisorderly conductafter he showed up intoxicated to another man’s Richland Avenue home, entered without permission, went into a bedroom and fell asleep. The owner called police saying he did not know the man.

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-10-22 21:32:00

CPD: Missing 62-year-old man found dead in Orangeburg

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Columbia man who was reported missing last week was found dead in Orangeburg County over the weekend, according to Columbia Police.

WIS-TV - 2018-10-22 15:40:00

Domestic violence, crime scenes, narcotics discussed at Aiken Citizen's Academy

Citizen's Academy covered narcotics, domestic violence, and crime scene investigations on Thursday night.Aiken Department of Public Safety officers who work narcotics cases discussed undercover casework the department had done to identify drug dealers and some of the more extreme drug busts they hav


Aiken native Mykal Moore bringing message of debut album, 'Divergent,' back home Saturday

Aiken native Mykal R. Moore will perform songs from "Divergent," his debut, faith-based rap and hip hop album, in concert Saturday, Oct. 27, at Greater Faith Fellowship Ministries at 905 East Pine Log Road.Submitted photo

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-10-22 22:00:00

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

Deputies have arrested Gary Vaughn Prescott for the incident that happened Friday afternoon. The child, who suffered non life threatening injuries, was hit near the intersection of Halifax and Blue Ridge Drive.

WJBF.COM - 2018-10-22 15:12:44

UPSTART brings 4K kindergarten home to Aiken County preschoolers

A new program offered by Aiken County Public Schools is giving young children at-home access to learning to help prepare them for kindergarten.Administered by the nonprofit Waterford Institute, UPSTART uses home-based, online education technology combined with parent support and engagement to develo

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-10-21 20:40:00

Richmond County deputies searching for missing woman with dementia

Deputies say 66-year-old Ann Garrett Taylor walked away from her home on Gibson Drive Friday night. Taylor was last seen wearing a blue hospital shirt, multicolored pants, and turquoise slippers.

WRDW-TV - 2018-10-22 09:22:00

UPDATE | Man arrested in connection to hit-and-run accident that injured 11-year-old

Monday, October 22, 2018COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County deputies say they have arrested a man in connection to a hit-and-run Friday afternoon on Blue Ridge Driver.Deputies say Gary Vaughn Prescott Jr has been arrested.More details to follow.Sunday, October 21, 2018(News 12 at 11)

WRDW-TV - 2018-10-22 10:14:00

Coroner IDs 25-year-old West Columbia woman as victim in fatal shooting near Farrow Road

The Richland County Coroner has identified the female victim who died following a shooting Saturday morning. Twenty-five-year-old Jerri Lynn Sigmon of West Columbia died from a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported from the scene to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where she died

WACH.COM - 2018-10-21 11:16:14

Top Dog Comics Launches in Augusta, Georgia - Bleeding Cool News And Rumors

We are a full line comic book and collectibles store. From Hasbro, to Funko, to Sideshow we are direct with everyone. We also sale sports cards and autographed memorabilia.

BLEEDINGCOOL.COM - 2018-10-21 15:29:50

Western Carolina State Fair opens Friday in Aiken

Get ready for fried foods and fun rides – the Western Carolina State Fair opens Friday, Oct. 19, in Aiken.This year is the 50th anniversary of the fair, which will be open daily through Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive.The fair opens at 5 p.m. on weekda


Big projects discussed for local police using capital project sales tax money

Aiken County, the City of Aiken and North Augusta have big plans to invest capital projects sales tax money in public safety causes.Funds from the capital sales tax project have gone to Aiken County Sheriff’s Office to fund patrol cars, along with other necessary vehicles the agency needs.The propos

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-10-21 14:00:00

Man wanted for multiple armed robberies

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating a man suspected of multiple armed robberies. The man is described as black, 5' 7" to 5' 10" and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. The robberies took place at several convenience stores in the past f

WJBF.COM - 2018-10-21 02:50:51

Two suspicious deaths, one suspect

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Investigators believe two suspicious deaths on Thursday link back to one suspect. Antonio Armour was arrested on murder charges and felony theft by taking-- in one case involving a body found at Red Roof Inn, and another case where a body was found at a home in south Augus


Water line replacement in Aiken neighborhood to take four months

Acity of Aikencontractor will work to replace a water line in Bonnieview Estates for the next four months, according to information recently published by the city.The project begins Monday, Oct. 22. The water line replacement work is estimated to wrap up February 2019.


RCSO searching for armed robber

Saturday, October 20, 2018(News 12 at 11)AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Richmond County deputies are looking for the suspect in a string of convenient store robberies. He's considered armed and dangerous.Convenient store robberies over the last few days are believed to be work of one man. Deputies say h

WRDW-TV - 2018-10-21 00:07:00

Huge retail hub headed to North Aiken

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018News 12 First at FiveAIKEN S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Daniel Smith has been in Aiken for 35 years."When I came here there wasn't much of anything. That was 1983, and since then we've progressed a lot.”He says the city has grown beyond what he could've imagined but there's still one a


Body found in woods on Deans Bridge Road identified

Body Found in/near water graphicAUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The Richmond County Coroners office is investigating a body that was found in South Augusta on October 15th.Coroner Mark Bowen tells NewsChannel 6 the body was found in the woods near the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road.The body has been identified