Businesses guide road's development

AIKEN - Road rage and fender benders usually equate to heavy traffic. On Whiskey Road, that means business for more than just the automobile repair shop. Diverse...

Investigators still on trail of hit-and-runs

...are gone, the champion's left and the bustle on Washington Road has died down.But there are still a handful of fender benders unsolved from last week's Masters.The low-speed wrecks are part of Cpl. Bill Adams' case load as a hit-and-run...

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Insurance overhaul hits safe drivers

COLUMBIA -- Those fender-benders from years ago could come back to haunt "safe" South Carolina drivers under the revamped auto insurance system. About 708...

Local and regional briefs

Holiday traffic moving safely Aside from a few fender-benders, the Fourth of July has been surprisingly quiet in the area, traffic officers said Saturday. "In this area, we've had a...

Chase leaders avoid drop

FONTANA, Calif. --- Kasey Kahne needs help. A lot of help. He's needs some fender-benders and blown engines. A couple of loose lug nuts and pit road speeding penalties wouldn't hurt, either. If the driver of the...

Accidents in parking lots rising

...A busy parking lot can be a perilous place where accidents are waiting to happen, and in Aiken, private property fender benders are on the rise. Aiken Public Safety officers have seen a 17 percent increase in the number of private property collisions...

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Filmmakers crash cars to move plot along

...I've had the good fortune to witness - as opposed to participate in - not one but two car accidents. Both were fender-benders of the common rear-end varietal and everyone involved was able to walk away uninjured. Still, the few unexpected seconds...

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Drivers deal well with fog

...Fortunately, the low visibility didn't cause any major accidents on Augusta roads -- only the usual number of fender benders, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. "People did a real good job," said Pam Tucker, director for...

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Police have high rate of avoidable wrecks

...That means deputies were at fault in two out of every three accidents, or 68 percent. Although several wrecks were fender benders, others were serious enough to destroy the patrol cars. And while some occurred under the pressure of a chase or during a...

Chen: Pitcher shows poise on mound

...even with Chen telling him what was coming, he wasn't prepared. Chen's curve, one of those old-fashioned roundhouse benders that manager Bobby Cox calls "bowel-lockers", buckled Guillen's knees and forced an exclamation from his lips. "The...