This community's collective shock over the recent events on Seymour Avenue is only beginning to wear off. Over the course of a week, we've gone from disbelief to celebration to reflection.
We welcomed home Gina, Amanda and Michelle. Scorned the monster who held them captive and praised the heroes that helped make their escape possible.
Now it's time to move forward. Time for the three women to re-acquaint themselves with friends and family and rebuild the lives shattered by their barbarian captor.
As for the rest of us, we owe it to the victims to find out what more, if anything, could have been done to find them sooner. Were clues missed or tips ignored?
We all love happy endings. But as we bask in the exuberance of Gina, Amanda and Michelle's return, let's also not forget hundreds of others -someone's wife or mother, sister or brother, who are still reported missing in Ohio.
Saturday, August 30 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:17:41 GMT
A nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona earlier this week, and now people are wondering what the right age is for kids to be shooting guns. BuddyMore >>
After a nine year old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, local shooting range owners and experienced shooters talk about safety measures when out shooting a gun.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:33:42 GMT
South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck on Gun Range Road, between Wire Road and Highway 1.Troopers responded just after 1 p.m, according to the SCHP database.Additional details areMore >>
The Aiken Co. Coroner's Office confirmed Willis L. Purvis, 55, was returning home on his Suzuki motorcycle when he lost control of it, and was ejected. More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:06:26 GMT
The Red Cross of Augusta is offering safety tips for this Labor Day weekend. Experts say if you're packing up and heading out of town, bring even the things you think you won't need just in case. "MakeMore >>
The Red Cross of Augusta is offering safety tips for this Labor Day weekend.More >>
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