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Weather: no damage reported following series of storms in Aiken

A line of storms came through Aiken County on Friday afternoon, but they moved over the area rather quickly, leaving behind no reported damage. As the storm hit the area around 1 p.m. Friday, there were sporadic power outages in Aiken County and Edgefield County for residents with both local power c


Weather: Aiken County under Tornado Watch

A line of storms approaching from the west will impact Aiken County around 12:30 p.m. today. At 10:44 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for all of the CSRA until 6 p.m. The watch includes Aiken and Edgefield counties.


Weather: Storms appear to be ending

Based on the radar view, it appears the worst is over for Aiken and western Aiken County. At 10:44 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for all of the CSRA until 6 p.m.


Annual meeting held by Friends of Hopelands, Rye Patch

Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch are among Aiken’s biggest attractions, welcoming more than 50,000 visitors this past year. During the annual meeting of the Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch in March, Mayor Rick Osbon and City Manager Stuart Bedenbaugh thanked the Friends for the productive partners


Aiken County woman charged in arson, insurance fraud case

An Aiken woman was charged early Thursday morning in connection with a suspicious house fire on Ralph Greene Street in Warrenville in January. Sylvia Marie Mitchell, 56, of Old Camp Long Road, is charged with second-degree arson and presenting false claim for insurance payment, $10,000 or more, acco


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Resident reacts to North Augusta Planning Commission's overlay standard vote

North Augusta, SC - The aftermath from North Augusta's Planning Commission meeting left many residents happy. The commission voted against the city's request to have flexibility with the development code.


Natural Causes — Not Classroom Fight — Led to Death of South Carolina 5th Grader: Prosecutor

On Friday, South Carolina authorities announced that fifth-grader RaNiya Wright died from natural causes caused by a congenital condition, and not the classroom fight she’d had shortly before.


20-year-old indicted in fatal South Carolina boating accident

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) - A 20-year-old man has been charged in the death of Mallory Beach, a 19-year-old killed in a boat crash in the Lowcountry in February. Paul Murdaugh has been indicted on three felony charges by a Beaufort County Grand Jury: boating under the influence causing death and


New chairman tackling challenge of keeping Training Track alive and thriving

Since Chad Ingram became the chairman of the Aiken Training Track earlier this month, he’s met with one or more of his fellow board members nearly every day to discuss the future of the facility.


CDC report reveals STD rates on the rise in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - The rising number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases are on the rise in South Carolina according to a new study. "We've seen an increase in people coming in to be tested," said Jose Giocamea, AID Upstate Director of Community Relations.


Severe weather outbreak a possibility Friday in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — We could see severe weather across the Midlands Friday, as a powerful storm system moving through the Southeastern U.S. makes its way to South Carolina. On Thursday, the system brought damaging winds to parts of Louisiana and Mississippi and the lower Mississippi River valley. There


One person dead after vehicle hydroplanes on Deans Bridge Road

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - One person is dead after a fatal accident on Deans Bridge Road. The Richmond County Coroner tells us 64-year-old Norman Hutchinson was driving his Mercedes sedan north on Deans Bridge Road at Spring Grove Drive when his car hydroplaned.


Strong storms cause thousands of power outages in South Carolina

Thousands of South Carolina Electric & Gas customers are without power as a strong series of storms moves across the states Friday afternoon. SCE&G reported more than 7,000 outages in Charleston County, more than 3,000 in Dorchester and Colleton counties, more than 2,000 in Orangeburg County and aro


Tornado watch canceled for Augusta-area counties

The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado watch originally set to expire at 6 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, a tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the area.


Possible tornadoes damage homes, down trees across South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A severe weather outbreak potentially spawned multiple tornadoes in South Carolina Friday, leading to damaged homes and down trees in many areas. The severe weather was touched off by a powerful storm system moving through the Southeastern U.S. comes through the state.


Jordan Spieth blames Heritage putting woes on the Masters: "I got Augusta'd"

Every aspect of Jordan Spieth's game is out of sync. He's outside the top 200 in strokes gained/off-the-tee, 111th in approach, and 82nd in sg/around-the-green. But the putter gets most of the blame, as for the second straight season Spieth's Scotty Cameron has been the bane of his existence.


Crime blotter for April 19

According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:. An Aiken woman reported Thursday her boyfriend showed up at her place of employment on Hitchcock Parkway after he initiated an argument with her over social media. She said her boyfriend wouldn’t leave and she had to call police.


Police scanner audio details high speed chase in Columbia County

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A second suspect in this high-speed chase is still on the run. It started in Columbia County and ended in North Augusta yesterday. The other suspect David Malave is behind bars. Police found him hiding in a closet with a knife in a house he broke into on Serpentin


County Planning Commission recommends approval of proposed ordinances for tiny homes, RV parks and campgrounds

The Aiken Planning Commission voted Thursday night to recommend that Aiken County Council approve two proposed ordinances dealing with tiny houses, recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds.