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As the last notes from the bagpiper's tune of Amazing Grace sounded on Thursday, friends and family exited two side doors of West Acres Baptist Church, and followed the casket of 11-year-old, Brad Daniel Basey, Jr. to a hearse waiting in the crowded, but silent parking lot. After the casket was placed inside and the hearse door closed, a whistle and a shout to "mount up!" rang out, followed by the roar of motorcycle engines.

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:00am

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: A woman was arrested for battery after her step-daughter was found with a bloody lip and nose. Police responded to the 4000 block of Dewaal St.

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:00am
Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:37pm

NORTH AUGUSTA - Growing up on St. Simons Island, Ga., Conni Purciarele was completely enamored with horses and spent a great deal of her time sketching them. In fact, her teachers had to reprimand her for drawing during their lectures.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 1:10am

North Augusta Public Safety K9 Officer Alicia was 12 years old when she died. She spent her life detecting narcotics, accompanying her handler on traffic stops, school searches and parcel checks at the post office and UPS hub in Aiken.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 1:09am

The Aiken County Public School District is in the process of choosing a new logo and has narrowed the field to three choices.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 1:08am

City Council heard a presentation Monday night from the most recent Leadership North Augusta class about locating a dog park at Waterworks Park.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 1:08am

A subject suspected in an armed robbery at an Evans gas station wanted by authorities has been apprehended. 

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01am

Construction to widen more than a mile stretch in Grovetown began Tuesday and is expected to continue for the next two weeks.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01am

A man arrested on suspicion of lying about his name and date of birth after being pulled over for a broken tail light was found to have warrants for his arrest in Richmond County.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01am

Dave Iverson, executive director of Columbia County Cares, will be stepping down from his position after five years of full-time service during which he has modernized the food pantry.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01am

A Grovetown woman charged in the 2015 death of a former state legislator announced her intentions to plead guilty Wednesday. 

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01am

With three wins in a row recently, Harlem's baseball team appears to be coming together at the right time.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01am

North Harlem Elementary students Tyson Sherlock, 10, and Emmitt Sherlock, 8, recently won a pair of wrestling awards.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01am

The National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship runs today through Saturday at the Hippodrome in North Augusta.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01am

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