Columbia County and the city of Harlem are hoping to be better prepared to handle catastrophic events after a 2014 ice storm that crippled the county, with the addition of six new generators funded by federal grants.
The North Augusta City Council voted Monday night to enter into a new six-month contract with the Aiken County Public Defender's Office to represent people charged with Municipal Court offenses that could result in jail sentences.
The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Tuesday when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level.
The owner of a building that once housed Edmund's Bar-b-cue restaurant on U.S. Highway 25 in Aiken County near Belvedere has been fined and could spend 30 days in jail if he does not "abate the property nuisance in 60 days," according to the county's Code Enforcement Office.
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