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Developing story: car crash in Aiken County

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Authorities with the Aiken County Sheriffs office confirming an accident that happened just after 8pm on Beaver Dam Road and Wire Road. No word yet on how many cars were involved but several injuries were reported.
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Aiken County

University Hospital has plans to expand into Aiken

University Hospital has plans to expand its services to Aiken residents  with a new prompt care center. University Hospital has plans to expand its services to Aiken residents with a new prompt care center.
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University Hospital has plans to expand its services to Aiken residents with a new prompt care center. The University Health Care System executive board approved the $2.7 million facility Thursday.
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Aiken County

Aiken man killed in motorcycle accident

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An Aiken man was killed Friday afternoon when he wrecked his motorcycle. Willis L. Purvis, 55 years old of Aiken, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.
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CSRA gun range owners taking extra precaution in wake of Arizona shooting instructor death

Owners os CSRA are taking extra precautions in the wake of the recent sad situation in Arizona. Owners os CSRA are taking extra precautions in the wake of the recent sad situation in Arizona.
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After a 9-year-old girl accidentally shooting her instructor with a fully-automatic gun made national headlines, local gun ranges in the CSRA are taking extra precautions to ensure safety.Buddy Lichty, the owner of S.H.A.R.P Shooters in Augusta, said safety is always a number one concern for them.
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Political

Congressman Joe Wilson brings bus tour to Aiken

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Congressman Joe Wilson used his time off from Washington to check in with constituents in South Carolina's Second District. More>>

Crime Alert

Windsor man robbed at gunpoint in shower at Days Inn on Richland Avenue

Theresa Ryan and Taylor Pierpoint were arrested for allegedly robbing a man at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken. Theresa Ryan and Taylor Pierpoint were arrested for allegedly robbing a man at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken.
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A Windsor man says he was robbed at gunpoint by two women while he was in the shower at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken. According to the incident report, two women came into the bathroom of the victim's room at the Days in and robbed him. More>>

Aiken County

Tractor-trailer accident on I-20 sends one to the hospital

One truck involved in the accident crossed the median, struck a ditch, eventually hitting an embankment on Cumbee Trail Road. One truck involved in the accident crossed the median, struck a ditch, eventually hitting an embankment on Cumbee Trail Road.
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An early morning wreck between 2 tractor trailers has sent one driver to the hospital.It happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning in Aiken.The wreck started on I-20 east bound near mile marker 28.


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Aiken County

UPDATE: 3-year-old girl dies after being hit by golf cart at Aiken Regional

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**UPDATE: 8/26 9:45am***According to a press release sent to NBC 26 by the Aiken County Coroner, the 3-year-old hit by a golf cart at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, has died.


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North Augusta

Giant sinkhole plaguing the greenway Video included

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If you've tried to use the Greenway recently you may have noticed its locked up. That's because of this massive sink whole right at the head of the trail."This hole initially started in February 2013."
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Made in Georgia Carolina

Carolina Moon Distillery Video included

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"So good it will make a rabbit spit in a bulldogs face." Edgefield South Carolina is steeped in colorful history and apart of that history is the colorless adult beverage, Moonshine.
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Crime Alert

Aiken man wanted for counterfeiting operation

Laquavis Williams is wanted for forgery Laquavis Williams is wanted for forgery
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Aiken County Public Safety is asking for your help to find a man, they say has been operating a counterfeit money operation.
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Political

'1 Cent Makes Sense' campaign kicks off in Aiken supporting new sales tax on November ballot

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Many residents would run in the other direction when they hear of another tax. But, supporters, like the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, said this money would go towards bringing some of the county's dated schools into the 21st century. More>>

Aiken County

Iowa horse owner won't move to Aiken anymore since fatal dog attack Video included

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Since Tuesday night's Aiken Council meeting, the discussion continues regarding the deadly horse attack from alleged domesticated dogs in Aiken. Many people voiced concerns and are asking, what's next? More>>

Aiken County

South Carolina court rules in favor of North Augusta, Project Jackson moving forwards

Developer hopes to break ground on Project Jackson by November 2014. Developer hopes to break ground on Project Jackson by November 2014.
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North Augusta is moving forward with the city's Project Jackson plan, not long after a South Carolina judge ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit challenging the project. But as NBC 26 learned, business owners in the area are also supporting the project. More>>

Aiken County

Truck crashes into house after chase in North Augusta

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Police are looking for 2 suspects who they say stole a truck and took them on a high speed chase. More>>

Aiken County, S.C.

Community cries for help to Commission regarding local horse death Video included

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"It was very emotional for all of us and I felt so, so seriously about this that I took off work and flew here today" said Sheri Boykin.Sheri Boykin follows Muffy Seaton on Facebook. She was hurt when she heard the story.
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Silver Bluff looking to rebuild as Lown returns for 22nd season

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Silver Bluff head coach Al Lown bucked the trend of long tenured head coaches retiring this offseason in the CSRA. Lown says he considered joining Lincoln County's Larry Campbell and Strom Thurmond's Lee Sawyer in retirement, but a couple of factors worked in his favor to allow him to return for his 22nd season as athletics director and head coach at Silver Bluff. His workload as athletic director was decreased with the help from other school staff members, a move encouraged by the school's p... More>>

North Augusta

Volunteers clean up North Augusta Elementary parking lot Video included

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These volunteers wanted to this lot to have a fresh start to the new school year a long with the kids. Some of the volunteers put down new new straw beds under the street lights while others raked up debris and got ready to put in new plants.
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