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South Carolina could split with Georgia in requiring wireless providers to pay into a fund that maintains telephone landlines and extends them to rural areas. But wireless giants, such as Verizon, are fighting the bill, calling it a new cellphone tax aimed at propping up a product that is losing customers.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:31pm

On Feb. 24, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent S. 48 to the full Senate, a bill that would create a panel of House and Senate members to review state and local law enforcement policies, practices, and procedures regarding racial profiling, and to recommend ways to improve the laws. The study committee would disband after making its recommendations.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:30pm

These are the bookings for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for Feb. 4-12. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:29pm

Scam fails to trick North Augusta man

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:29pm

Although no longer standing, Triune Elementary School remains an important place in many memories and in North Augusta's history. It represents a changing period of time between segregation and integration, said historian Wayne O'Bryant.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:28pm

Turkey hunt applications The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thurmond Project Office is accepting participation requests for turkey hunts. Three hunts will be held at the Bussey Point management area April 3-4 and a youth hunt April 11.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:27pm

Building Activity: December Reports New residential Single family-attached 3 Single family-detached 10 New commercial 0 Alterations/additions Residential 18 Commercial 1...

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:27pm

CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chester­field St.; Cancer Survivors Helping Others Through Positive Encouragement; (803) 641-5389,; free; bit.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:26pm

FIRST, THIRD MONDAYS: 7 p.m., council chambers, North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave., third floor; city council meetings; (803) 441-4202, MONDAYS: 7-8:30 p.m.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:26pm

Wednesday, March 4, is an early release day for Aiken County Public Schools.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:25pm

Volunteers of the newly-formed Teen Court are charged with determining the fate of their teenage peers.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:28am

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: A Martinez man told deputies Sunday stating that whoever stole brand new spark plugs from his vehicle returned them for a refund.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:27am

Harlem officials recently approved the city's first Urban Redevelopment Plan that they hope will attract more businesses to the downtown area.

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:27am

Senior Citizens Council is taking orders for strawberries from Plant City, Fla.; $20 per flat (12 pints/6 quarts); order/payment deadline March 20; pick up 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:27am

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