Coroner identifies Clark Hill Lake drowning victim

McCormick County Deputy Coroner Chris Doolittle has identified the drowning victim at Clark Hill Lake as 52-year old David Fliehler.Doolittle says Fliehler, a blind man, was at the Elijah Beach Cove swimming area with his family when he went missing in the water. McCormick County deputies, Columbia County deputies and South Carolina DNR were called to the […]
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SC drought causing problems for local farmers

Just the other day, South Carolina’s Drought Response Committee upgraded the entire states drought status.Every county is now in the second or moderate stage of drought.South Carolina is currently experiencing low stream flows, dry soil moisture and widespread low rainfall.Andrew Warner, the Clemson Agronomic agent for lower Savannah River valley, said right now some farms […]
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Wounded Warriors Project receives $3 million in donations

Southeastern Grocers, which includes BI-LO, Harvey’s and Winn-Dixie, donated all their proceeds on the Fourth of July to the Wounded Warriors Project.The numbers are in and the Company has donated $3,044,091.38 to the project.This includes all customer and vendor donations made at the store registers between July 1st and July 5th.This was the largest partnership […]
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Better Business Bureau rolling out ‘Scam Tracker’

A new service to help you recognize scams before they hit your area is being rolled out by the Better Business Bureau.This national program is currently in beta testing mode, but already has thousands of scam warnings.Just last year here in Augusta we saw scammers presenting themselves as contractors after the winter ice storm.This new […]
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Aiken County Animal Shelter needs homes for more than 600 animals

The Aiken County Animal Shelter is over loaded with animals needing homes right now. They said they are in need the community’s help.With a large number of intakes recently they said they simply don’t have enough room for the animals.The Aiken County Animal Shelter said they are eager to find forever homes right now. Usually […]
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New traffic lights coming to Augusta

The Federal Highway Administration said that flashing yellow arrows make drivers more aware and cautious when going through an intersection.Richmond and Columbia County are using this information to make their roadways safer.The Augusta traffic specialist said the counties are putting new traffic signals in place that will feature a flashing yellow arrow. It has been […]
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