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According to allegations in the indictment, the defendants operated out of Murphy Village near North Augusta and committed a number of fraudulent schemes in order to obtain life insurance benefits, food stamps, Medicaid funding and fraud involving automobile financing.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46am

Students across Aiken County went back to school Aug. 15. At Wagener-Salley High School, Principal Ute Aadland reported a stellar beginning to the new school year. "It was a great start.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46am

North Augustans soon will get blue recycling bags only if they request them, based on a proposal that got the city council's OK on Monday night.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46am

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: A Martinez woman has been charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle after a motorcycle crash last month. Thomas von Ray Carter, 60, of Augusta, died Aug.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:03am

Columbia County commissioners and staffers fielded questions from residents on a list of major additions and renovations they say will help the already at-capacity county to continue to grow. The list outlines projects such as a long-awaited performing arts and cultural center as well as a Grovetown library.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:03am

In an effort to reach more vendors around the area, Columbia County will be using Periscope Holdings to provide web-based bidding services to all suppliers and contractors, according to a news release.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

Radio station WKSP-FM (96.3) will hold its seventh annual Kiss Family Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10. The gates will open at 2 p.m., and the show will start at 4 p.m. at Evans Town Center Park.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

Georgia joins a national effort to get drunken drivers off the road in time for a safe and sober Labor Day weekend. Local law enforcement will be joining the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to help put an end to DUI.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

Area medical doctor will speak to the Lincoln County Historical Society about the Confederate ship that might have fired the last shot of the war.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

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Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

Girl Scouts Azalea District is holding a STEM Expo in an effort to highlight careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. All middle and high school future scientists, tech enthusiasts and inventors are urged to attend the event at 3 p.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

The faculty and staff of the Augusta Campus of Helms College invite prospective students to tour the campus and explore their future career opportunities during an open house set for Saturday, Aug. 27. The open house will take place from 10 a.m.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:01am

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will hold the third event in the 2016 Executive Luncheon Series on Aug. 31 at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:01am

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Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:01am

Lakeside Middle School began accepting nominations Aug. 22 for one parent and one business parent to serve on the Lakeside Middle School Council. Ballots for nominations will be available in the front lobby of the school from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:01am

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