Aiken man wins $200,000 in lottery

...into work.The man, who was not identified by the South Carolina Lottery, was on his way to work when he stopped at Hot Spot in New Ellenton for coffee and to buy a lottery ticket. After parking at work, he took a minute to scratch-off the...

GMC HD diesel pickups aren't for weekend weeders

...leather-trimmed seats, standard four-wheel drive, technology that reads text messages to you and turns the truck into a Wi-Fi hot spot, the 2015 Sierra is a modern workman's command center and reliable jack-of-all-trades.How reliable? The 2500HD...

Pair escapes, pet dog dies in Martinez house fire

...the two-bedroom brick ranch structure was a near total loss.While firefighters cleaned up and poured water on a few hot spots, Greg Baker watched from across the street, cradling a small bundle in his arms ? the body of a Yorkshire terrier named...

Rants & Raves

...President Obama thankfully did the draw-downs and training of the foreign soldiers so that we can withdraw out of these hot spots outside the U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY IS in trouble because of abortions and one-third of abortions are to blacks? Who...

Firefighters recall finding woman who defied odds and survived massive fire

...The firefighters spent the next few hours rotating among different functions. About 10 a.m., all that was left were hot spots and the four men were inside looking for areas of the building where the fire may have crept unnoticed.At that point...

1 dead in early-morning fire at Evans retirement community

...hours after the fire as firefighters continued to battle hot spots and minor collapses.Wallen said firefighters initially...of the prolonged effort it will take to extinguish all hot spots in the rubble.Tucker said all residents have been placed...

Hot spots for catching fish are numerous in area

Fishing opportunities abound for folks living in the Augusta area.

Lacrosse continues to grow as more colleges add programs

...high school level, just under 300,000 players competed in 2014, with Washington, Oregon and California among the hot spot states."I remember when I was younger, I'd go out to the West Coast and a lot of people didn't even know what...

2015 Trax is Chevrolet's smallest SUV

...includes its MyLink so, via a smartphone, passengers can access TuneIn and other audio apps. Unique in the low-priced, small SUV segment, the Trax comes with OnStar, which, for extra cost, can turn the SUV into a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Sheriff's office using message boards to find speed hot spots

Those electronic message boards posted along the busier thoroughfares in Richmond County recently are equipped with speed readers and act as an additional set of eyes for the traffic division.