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Aiken County seeking public input on Whiskey Road project

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken County is seeking public input on a project to cut down on traffic congestion and safety issues along a four and a half mile stretch of Whiskey Road. “I’m happy that they’re doing this because it gives us a chance to really pinpoint what our problems are,” Susan McCarty said. […]
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Beech Island fatal house fire under investigation

A Beech Island fatal house fire is under investigation. According to Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables, the fire occurred on Monday at approximately 7:30 a.m. on the one hundred block of Easy St. An individual was found inside the home after the fire was extinguished. An autopsy is scheduled to...
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New South Carolina law impacts voting for primary elections

AIKEN, S.C. (WFXG) - Some voting almost began Monday, May 16 in South Carolina. However, a decision over the weekend quickly changed that. Governor Henry McMaster signed the election reform bill into law Friday. It offers South Carolinians a new option of early voting, but restricts absentee. The Aiken County...
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2 arrested in shooting that injured man in Aiken County

WARRENVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Deputies have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting last week in Warrenville that left a man with a leg injury. Lee W. Hudson, 19, and Alexis Mikell, 23, both of Warrenville, were booked into Aiken County jail on charges of attempted murder, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
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2nd suspect arrested in connection with Aiken slaying

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Aiken police have made a new arrest in connection with an August slaying in the Crosland Park neighborhood. The late-night Aug. 18 shooting claimed the life of 31-year-old Earnest S. Croft in the 1300 block of Aldrich Street. Dontell Harling, then 19, of Edgefield, was arrested...
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Second suspect in 2021 Aiken murder arrested, third suspect sought

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – A second individual has been arrested in connection with a 2021 murder in Aiken County. 19-year-old Antonio Jerome Wise was arrested on Sunday, May 15, by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Wise was wanted in the shooting death of Earnest Croft on August 18 of last year.
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Barricade situation ends in Warrenville

UPDATE: The situation has ended in Warrenville. AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken County law enforcement responding to the scene of a man barricaded inside his home in Warrenville. The incident is at a home on the 200 block of Daley Drive. Investigators tells us the block is shut down to traffic at this time. […]
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1 person found dead after Beech Island house catches fire

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A body was found inside a home that caught fire in Aiken County on Monday morning. Around 7:30 a.m., fire crews responded to the 100 block of Easy Street in Beech Island. After the fire was extinguished, a body was found inside, according to Aiken...
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“So all of this money will go directly to benefit the children” Children’s Place hosts its 27th annual ‘Celebrity Waiters Night’

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF)- Celebrity Waiter Night returned for its 27th year. 13 restaurants took part all to benefit hosted by the Children’s Place Inc. “It’s a fun event, the hard work actually goes on at Children’s Place in helping the children. But, this is an event where people getting together– especially after COVID– you haven’t […]
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No one injured by I-20 vehicle fire in Aiken County

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle fire in Aiken County. The fire happened just before 7 a.m. Monday morning, near mile marker 11 on the eastbound side of Interstate 20. That’s just before the Bettis Academy Road exit. Lanes have reopened and traffic is...
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Fire Reported on Easy Street in Aiken County

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken County law enforcement Officials are invesitgating after a body was recovered from a fire Monday morning. The fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning on Easy Street in Beech Island. According to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to ID the body and cause […]
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Why is S.C. hate crime bill stalled? Here’s the local reaction

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - South Carolina is one of two states without a hate crime bill. If a racially motivated mass shooting happens, the person responsible would not face additional charges at the state level. We spoke to a local advocate to get a reaction to the crime and a...
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Deputies respond to barricaded subject at Warrenville home

WARRENVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Aiken County deputies and the SWAT team responded to reports of a barricaded subject Monday morning. Officials responded to a home on Daley Drive just before 11 a.m. Captain Eric Abdullah with the sheriff’s office confirmed the subject inside the home had committed suicide. No...
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