A methamphetamine lab was found Thursday afternoon in a room at the Value Place Hotel on River Watch Parkway.
A 34-year-old Grovetown man was killed early Saturday in a head-on collision in Orangeburg County, S.C. Arthur Benjamin Sheppard II died at 4:39 a.m., authorities said.
Thanksgiving brought much-needed rain to Augusta, but it wasn't enough to get the area out of a monthly deficit, according to the National Weather Service in West Columbia, S.C.
Area's rural residents head to Augusta, Thomson for most of their shopping, survey says
A Columbia County manufacturer is bailing out and moving to McDuffie County after its offer to buy land in Evans was snubbed. Blue Dot -- a subsidiary of U.S. Supply Co. in Raleigh, N.C. -- plans to build a 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in McDuffie County's Mount Pleasant Industrial Park on Mount Pleasant Road in the southwest side of the county.
While 1998 saw the demise of a few Augusta-area festivals, the new year promises a major addition and the return of familiar events. Gone were the Lock 'N Ham Jam at New Savannah Bluff Park and the Christmas in Dixie light display in Taliaferro County. Also missing in action in 1998 was the Blind Willie Blues Festival in McDuffie County, which ran from 1993 to 1997. Organizers say it was just on hiatus because it wasn't breaking even. It will resume this year.
Police arrested two more suspects Friday who were wanted in connection to the Richmond County sheriff's undercover gang operation, according to jail records.
A 53-year-old Augusta man died Wednesday after his mobile home caught fire.
- Jason B. Smith has been promoted to publisher of The McDuffie Mirror in Thomson. Mr. Smith has been editor of The Mirror since its inception in 2003 and previously was the Columbia County bureau chief for The Augusta Chronicle and also news editor of The Columbia County News-Times. The Augusta State University graduate joined The Augusta Chronicle in 1997 and is a member of the Thomson Rotary Club and is on the board of the Thomson-McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce.
The funeral of slain Thomson soldier Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Wilson has been set for Wednesday at the church he attended while growing up.