The Aiken Department of Public Safety is seeking a robbery suspect who held a restaurant employee at gunpoint Wednesday.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for John Lyndon Upson for robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, according to a statement from public safety.
On Wednesday, two men approached an employee at Captain D’s at 1907 Whiskey Road while he was taking out trash. One of the suspects put a gun to the employee’s head and told another employee to open the store’s safe, the statement said.
An area waste removal business is offering to collect used cooking oil to save public landfills, residential plumbing systems and local drinking water from being polluted by leftover Thanksgiving grease.
Greenworks, a green initiative of Dumpster Depot, is working to turn used cooking oil from Thanksgiving dinners into biodiesel fuel for use in Augusta and Aiken vehicles.
Oil will be collected from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County YMCA on Trolley Line Road in Graniteville and the Washington Road Fastenal in Augusta.
During her term, which officially ends today, Tenenbaum transformed the commission into one of the leading product safety agencies in the world.
Starting in 2009, she established a leadership philosophy aimed at making the agency more accessible and transparent; making education and advocacy a priority; and being firm but fair in enforcing safety laws and working to keep unsafe products out of the hands of consumers.
Before Tenenbaum stepped down, The Augusta Chronicle asked the University of Georgia graduate five questions about her experiences as chairwoman.
WESTMINSTER, S.C. — A Seneca teen has died after he crashed a car during a police chase.
Coroner Karl Addis says 14-year-old Jesse Logan Hannah died at the Oconee Medical Center shortly before 5 a.m. Friday.
Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder says Hannah and three other teens were traveling on state Highway 24 when a Westminster police officer tried to pull them over shortly before 3:30 a.m. just east of Westminster.
COLUMBIA— After three years as South Carolina’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Alan Wilson is taking the helm of an organization that works to elect more Republicans into that slot across the country.
But Wilson says he’s also looking forward to working with his Democratic counterparts on some issues.