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  53rd Running of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase adds live stream, children’s activity tent

Detour in place for University Pkwy. in Aiken

Boil water advisory in effect for Warrenville area

2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to visit Orangeburg Friday

Golden Harvest Food Bank to celebrate new greenhouse and meal donation

Sno-Cap Drive In sold to Ursy family

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3 incidents in Crosland Park related and under investigation

One person in Aiken County potentially exposed to rabies

  UPDATE: North Augusta High School student accused of making threat

City of Augusta to host public comment hearing on lock and dam proposal

New coroner appointed in Aiken County

North Augusta City Council working to rezone historical Seven Gables property

Seasonal recreation sites reopen at Strom Thurmond Lake

Recreation sites at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake open for the 2019 season on a cascading basis from Mar. 29 to Apr. 26.

Celebrate the first day of spring with some free treats

You can celebrate the first day of spring with freebies at Dairy Queen and Rita's Italian Ice.

Changes could be coming to Calhoun Park

The city council will name a group to make plans to add monuments to the park.

North Augusta woman charged with unlawful conduct toward a child

A North Augusta woman found herself facing five charges of unlawful conduct toward a child after management reviewed video footage of her actions.

Aiken man dies after crash on Beaverdam Rd.

UPDATE: Tuesday morning accident on I-20 East in Aiken County cleared

Columbia woman brings the arts to underserved children

77th Aiken Triple Crown: ‘Stirrup the Dust’

State lawmakers could reduce inspections for dams

UPDATE: Aiken man killed in plane crash in Cashiers, N.C.

SCDOT to close portion of University Parkway

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has issued an emergency closure of a portion of University Parkway on Friday Mar. 15.

3rd annual Servers for Kids Celebrity Dinner a success

The 3rd Annual Servers for Kids Celebrity Dinner packed the new Crowne Plaza hotel in North Augusta Thursday night.

Mega Millions winner to donate to charities and causes

As good as it may feel to win $1.5B in the Mega Millions jackpot, it feels even better to support and contribute to charities.

  Celebrate Pi Day with these March 14th deals

March 14th is National Pi Day.

Survey: Three in four Americans remain afraid of fully self-driving vehicles

AAA’s annual automated vehicle survey found that 71-percent of people are afraid to ride in fully self-driving vehicles.

SRNS Employees take time off to help others Friday

Hundreds of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) employees have volunteered to work Friday, Mar. 15 at United Way projects and a few private homes to improve the lives of potentially hundreds of citizens.

McDonald’s testing new mighty chicken menu items in the Augusta area

McDonald’s is testing a Mighty Chicken Sandwich, Mighty Chicken Deluxe Sandwich, and Mighty Chicken Tenders exclusively in Augusta Thursday, Mar. 14.

  Operation GUNSMOKE: 26 indicted on gun, drug charges

On Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officials from across the CSRA held a press conference at the new Aiken Department of Public Safety headquarters to discuss the results of a long-time investigation into illegal gang activity in our area.

North Augusta man arrested for distributing child porn

North Augusta resident, 46-year-old Richard Wayne Beach, has been arrested for distributing child pornography.

Augusta GreenJackets announce 2019 booming fireworks schedule

The Augusta GreenJackets released the dates of 10 Fireworks Extravaganzas at SRP Park in 2019.

  Freebies on National Pancake Day

Mar. 12 is National Pancake Day! Several restaurants are offering some freebies to celebrate.

SRP Park to Host USC Aiken v. Augusta University

Augusta University baseball makes its first trip to SRP Park to host USC Aiken on Thursday, Mar. 28. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

  USC Aiken Pacers baseball team prepares for Wednesday game after fire

"Now I may not know whose glove we're going to use, but rest 100 percent assured, we are going to play Erskine at 6 o'clock here Wednesday night," said Coach T.

Aiken man killed in crash on Talatha Church Rd.

An Aiken man was killed and another was left injured after a crash Monday morning in Aiken.

Police arrest woman accused of stealing $4K puppy from pet store

Summerville police arrested a woman Saturday who pet store employees say stole an expensive puppy from their store by concealing it in her jacket.

USC Aiken baseball team uninjured after team bus catches fire

The USC Aiken baseball team was traveling home Sunday night after a weekend series at the University of North Georgia when the charter bus they were riding in caught fire.

One dead, one injured after ATV accident

62-year-old Jimmy Grayson of Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene of an ATV accident that occurred on Gum Swamp Rd. just after 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

South Carolina severe weather and flood safety week 2019

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed that South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week for 2019 will be observed March 10-16.

Tickets now available for 2019 Pacers & Polo

Tickets are available for the 16th annual Pacers and Polo match scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 30, at 1:00 p.m., on the Powderhouse Polo Field in Aiken.

Turn clocks ahead one hour and check your smoke detector batteries this weekend

Daylight saving time starts this weekend. In addition to turning your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night, it’s also a good time to test the batteries in your smoke alarms.

CCU student charged with sexually assaulting woman

A Coastal Carolina University student was arrested Wednesday after allegedly sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman last month.

It’s National Cereal Day! Here’s what South Carolina’s favorite type is...

What's your favorite type of cereal? And do you eat it with milk?

  UPDATE: Work on I-20 bridge paused for rest of week, will wrap up Monday

Crews are working to repair a damaged concrete railing on the westbound Savannah River Bridge.

‘It’s done, it’s gone, you got to keep going’: Holocaust survivor, 90, reflects on losing antique store in Bamberg fire

Crews have finally put out a massive structure fire that started late Tuesday night in downtown Bamberg.

N.A.A.C.P. holding event in S.C. for first time in almost 20 years

The civil rights organization originally put the state on economic sanctions because of the confederate flag in 2000.A boycott was started after lawmakers moved the confederate flag to the front lawn.

Fire destroys several buildings in downtown Bamberg

The call came in to the Bamberg Fire Department at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday, and fire crews from six volunteer fire departments battled the blaze on Main Street for hours into Wednesday morning.

7 injured, home destroyed after EF-2 tornado rips through Edgefield County

The Edgefield County Emergency Management Agency Director said several homes had major damage while others sustained minor damage. Seven people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and there was one medical emergency.

Update: Pershing Drive drive-by

One suspect in the case was denied bond after turning himself in.

NWS preliminary report: EF2 tornado ripped through CSRA

NWS has been traveling parts of Georgia and South Carolina to determine the exact weather that occurred on Sunday night.

UPDATE: At least 1 tornado confirmed in Columbia County

At least 1 tornado touched down in Columbia County Sunday as severe storms rolled through the CSRA.

Jailer fired after mistaken release of inmate

A jail officer at the Hill Finklea detention center has been fired after officials say he mistakenly released an inmate.

March is American Red Cross month

March is American Red Cross Month and Georgia’s Red Cross is asking people to be a hero for families in need by becoming a volunteer, learning lifesaving skills, giving blood or donating to #help1family on Red Cross Giving Day, March 27.

Crews save puppy from fire at Myrtle Beach motel

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department made a special rescue last weekend.

9 South Carolina restaurants and chefs nominated for prestigious James Beard Awards

The restaurants and chefs nominated are in Charleston, Greenville, Sullivan's Island and more.

Aiken County business owner arrested for more than $100,000 in sales tax evasion

According to the SC Dept. of Revenue, 41-year-old Rakesh Ratilal Patel was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Former 5th Circuit Solicitor awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to wire fraud

Embattled Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson pleaded guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud on Tuesday, a charge that carries a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Hemp is the newest cash crop and job market in South Carolina

City Roots Farm is expanding their reach into the hemp industry with CBD products and textiles.

Victims in North Augusta drive-by shooting are now suspects

On Feb. 19, 2 men were injured in a drive-by shooting on Pershing Dr. in North Augusta. At first, these men were listed as victims. But now police have issued warrants for their arrest.

Corps extends public comment period on proposed lock and dam plan

The comment period, which began on Feb. 16, will now be extended until Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.

SC man buys $500 worth of Girl Scout cookies so girls could stay out of the cold

“What an amazing soul,” Dillard wrote.

  Auto centers struggle with the impacts of abandoned vehicles

Many mechanic shops have old broken down cars that sit outside of the business for years because customers can’t pay to fix them.

Student at Baptist Hill HS charged with sexual assault against another student

A 17-year-old senior at Baptist Hill High School is charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct.

UPDATE: 15-year-old student to face charges for stabbing another student at A.C. Flora High School, deputies say

The spokesperson would not elaborate on what led to the fight, but the sheriff's department says the situation is "contained" and someone was detained in the incident.

  Aiken man arrested for sexual conduct with underage girls

An Aiken man has been arrested after investigators say he coerced 2 underage girls into sending him naked photos through social media.

  Investigators search for suspect who shot Aiken County woman in the shoulder during drive-by

A woman was injured early Monday morning after she says someone shot at her car in Aiken County.

Red Cross helping two families after a pair of weekend fires

The first was at a home early Sunday morning on Old Camp Road in Aiken and the second was at a home Sunday afternoon on Miller Street in North Augusta.

Cops: Summerville peeping tom arrested after children discover him in SLED agent’s backyard

Police say a peeping tom was arrested by an off-duty SLED agent after his children discovered the man in some bushes in their backyard.

Deputies investigating theft of FedEx van

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who may be involved in the theft of a FedEx delivery van, according to a news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Report: Hate groups on the rise in South Carolina

The Southern Poverty Law Center released its “Year In Hate and Extremism” report on Wednesday

Record-breaking great white shark tagged off coast of South Carolina

A Hilton Head Island man says he now holds the record for the largest male great white shark electronically tagged in the Atlantic Ocean.

Report: SC has 184 open missing persons cases

A report, compiled by the team at, which specializes in home security systems and home solutions, shows the Palmetto State has 3.7 missing people for every 100,000 residents.

Dashcam video shows suspect jump off overpass in Moncks Corner to elude police

Dashcam video released Wednesday shows a suspect jump off an overpass in Moncks Corner to avoid capture.

Sheriff: SC couple charged after relative reports severe burns on 16-month-old child

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office investigators were called to a Vance home in November 2018 after a woman reported an injured child.

Changes proposed for SC education bill after 5 hours of testimony

Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference to discuss education reform in South Carolina on Wednesday.

Aiken man arrested on child pornography charges

A 61-year-old Aiken man has been arrested over 2 dozen child pornography charges.

South Carolina bill looks to ban local tobacco regulations

The House voted 69-37 to pass a proposal that prevents local bans on ingredients, flavors, or the licensing of tobacco products.

Puppy shot in face moved to temporary home to recover after surgery

A puppy in Hampton County that lost both of his eyes but survived being shot point blank is recovering at a temporary home.

  UPDATE: Man found in sunken car in Savannah River identified

The man found inside a sunken car in the Savannah River Friday has now been identified.