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Augusta hardest hit statewide for power outages

The company had restored power to more than 300,000 customers by Thursday afternoon, spokesman Tony Gonzalez said. About 45 percent of those remaining were in Richmond and Columbia counties.
Veteran coach no longer a Mustang

Bruce Zuehlke, who for 12 years was the baseball coach at Midland Valley High School, is no longer employed by the Aiken County School District.
High school | Aiken County Crime | Midland Valley High School
Crowding to require triple bunking

AIKEN --- The Aiken County Detention Center on Wire Road was built to alleviate overcrowding at the county's old jail, but six years after its opening it's beginning to get crowded itself, the result of a growing crime rate, officials say.
Metro | Aiken County Crime
4 charged in equipment thefts

...all-terrain vehicles and two golf carts, one of which was valued at about $9,000, said Lt. Michael Frank, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. The property was returned to its owners, and the four people arrested were being held Thursday in the...
Officer arrested in man's egging

AIKEN - A New Ellenton police officer was arrested Thursday on allegations he asked a teenager to throw eggs at a local protester and even provided the projectiles.
Metro | Aiken County Crime
Police seek murder suspects

AIKEN - Aiken County authorities are still searching for a Graniteville man and an Aiken man both charged with murder in unrelated fatal shooting cases.
Metro | Aiken County Crime
Stabbing suspect survives shot

AIKEN - A 45-year-old man shot Thursday by an Aiken sheriff's sergeant is in fair condition, hospital officials said Friday.
Project aims to stop gun deaths

AIKEN - Aiken County law enforcement is trying to help parents who own firearms keep their children safe.
Metro | Aiken County Crime
Several pets abandoned in homes

Authorities are investigating two separate incidents of animals being left in abandoned homes.
Metro | Columbia County Crime
Aiken County car thefts drop

AIKEN - Auto thefts are on the rise in South Carolina, but in Aiken County, it's just the opposite.
Metro | Aiken County Crime | Richmond County Crime