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Aiken County arrests 7 in burglary ring

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 2:40pm


Seven people are in an Aiken County jail accused of nearly 100 residential burglaries and car break-ins over the last few months.

Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah said the crew of suspects has been connected to nearly 100 crimes since September and are also being investigated in Barnwell, Columbia, Edgefield and Lexington counties.

Aiken County investigators are also continuing to work numerous cases that could be connected to the suspects.

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Slight majority favors moving battle flag

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 1:32pm

COLUMBIA — A slight majority of South Carolina voters favor the removal of Confederate Battle Flag, according to and OpinionSavvy Poll conducted for Morris News, Fox 5 Atlanta, and InsiderAdvantage’s Southern Political Report.

A survey of 752 registered voters in South Carolina conducted Monday evening showed that 50 percent of respondents favor the growing call by public officials and business leaders to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol.

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