Local Update - October 17, 2007

Bobby Jones/I-20 Interchange
You can expect some major changes to the Bobby Jones/I-20 interchange.
Two rramps you've been using for years to get on and off the highways are shutting down starting Sunday.
Traffic will be diverted to the new Davis Road/Walton Way interchange.
Workers say the signs will point you in the right direction.

Alive at 25
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the National Safety Council of South Carolina in a new defensive driving course.
The course, called Alive at 25, targets 15 to 24-year olds.
This all comes after aiken county is seeing more than it's fair share of driving deaths.
The cost is 35 dollars and classes will be at the Aiken County Detention Center.
Call the sheriff's office to sign-up.

Augusta Commission Meeting
Your taxes are going up.
Tuesday, Augusta Commissioners approved a point 0.863 milleage increase to the general fund.
That's about $30.00 a year for a taxpayer who has a $100,000 home.
Also, in a 6 to 4 vote, commissioners decided Club Super C could reopen, but only as a restaurant.
They voted to close it this summer after a deadly shooting on the dancefloor.

Rezoning Issue Tabled Again
A big rezoning issue in Aiken County has been put off yet again.
The Aiken County Council was supposed to take action on a request to rezone three and a half acres at 150 New Bridge Road after tabling it at a September meeting.
The owner of Northside Grocery and Produce wants to rezone that location from residential to neighborhood commercial.
Critics worry it would bring too much traffic to the neighborhood.
The council plans to bring it up again November 27th.

Woman Accused of Stealing on the Job
A Health Center Credit Union employee is waking up behind bars this morning, accused her of stealing money on the job.
Officers say Tara Marie Hynes took more than $2,000 from the credit union where she worked.
Hynes is the head teller supervisor at the Harper Street branch of H.C.C.U.

Armed Robbery Suspect Sought
You can add another store to the recent string of armed robberies.
This time the robbers hit up the Family Dollar on Tobacco Road Tuesday.
Right now, officers are looking for a juvenile.
They have already arrested another juvenile and an adult male.

Break-In Suspect Sought
North Augusta Public Safety officers are on the hunt for a suspect who broke into a home at 1526 Summerhill.
Officers say a man pushed in the door of the house, took a wallet, and then ran off.
If you know anything, call North Augusta Public Safety at 803-279-2121.

Fugitive on the Run
This morning, U.S. Marshals are looking for Brian Bell.
He's wanted after escaping from a state correctional facility in Augusta and for federal probation violations.
He is considered dangerous.
If you have any information, call 912-429-4642.


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