Bond was denied Friday for an Augusta man accused of killing his 92-year-old mother and setting their home on fire.
Robert Caviston, 56, has been in custody since his arrest Nov. 15 and is charged with murder and arson. At the conclusion of a bond hearing in Richmond County Superior Court, the judge denied bond finding Caviston could pose a danger to the community.
Procter & Gamble announced Friday that the Augusta plant will shut down by early 2016.
The 40 employees and 150 contractors who work at the Mike Padgett Highway facility were notified Friday morning that manufacturing would cease there within the next 12 to 18 months as part of a company restructuring plan in North America, said P&G spokesman Jeff LeRoy.
LeRoy said the company will offer jobs at different plant locations to the 40 employees whose jobs are being eliminated.
University Hospital has been planning to build a 50-bed hospital in Aiken County even as it was pursuing a 100-bed hospital in Columbia County, which was recently denied but could be appealed, a hospital official said.
The 12-member College Football Playoff selection committee will gather Saturday in Texas to watch the final weekend of the season play out and then rank the top 25 teams in the country. The top four will compete for the national championship in the sport’s first ever playoff.
How difficult the committee’s job will be depends on the outcome of about a half dozen games to be played Friday and Saturday.
South Carolina is sweetening its incentives to employers to hire the long-term unemployed, nearly doubling the maximum amount of wage reimbursements.
The longer an individual has been out of work, the more South Carolina will subsidize a company for the new hire’s training period. The top wage reimbursement tier, 90 percent, applies to new hires who were out of a job for 28 weeks or longer.