Local Update - October 23, 2007

Boil Water Notice

Some people in New Ellenton will need to reach for the stive before they reach for the tap this morning.
Crews are reporting a break in the water system on Highway 19, so those of you who live along Talatha Church Road and Medwell Hill Road need to boil your water for a minute before drinking or cooking with it.
The problem should be fixed by 3:00 today.

Water Fight

The fight over water is pitting Georgia against neighboring states.
Alabama Governor Bob Riley asked President Bush Monday to not grant Georgia a request for disaster declaration.
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue wants the declaration to help with water issues.
Governor Perdue says he'll seek a court order this week after the Army Corps of Engineers refused to reduce the state's water flow.

Pipeline Project

The air we breathe is about to get much cleaner, thanks to an unusual project in Aiken County.
Crews are building a 16 mile pipeline that will take methane gas, which is produced by the landfill, and send it through the pipeline.
Then, it will be sent to the Kimberly Clark Plant in Beech Island.
There, the gas will turn into steam.

School Vandalism

Vandals slashed twenty tires on more than ten buses in Aiken County sometime over the weekend.
The district transportation manager says the cost to repair the tires is between seven and nine thousand dollars.
Kids were late to school yesterday while crews made repairs, but everything ran smoothly this morning.

Manhunt

Richmond County investigators are still on the hunt for a suspected gunman.
The shooting happened saturday around midnight on Broad Street.
Deputies say a suspect fired several shots outside the Hale Tiki, which was rented out for a birthday party.
One of those bullets hit a 15 year-old Midland Valley High School student in the hip.
Doctors say she will recover.
Investigators do not believe she was the intended target.

Deadly Accident

A fatal car crash on Jimmie Dyess Parkway Monday leaves one man dead this morning.
The victim is 64 year-old John Blume of Buckner Drive.
Deputies say he was heading north on the parkway in his truck, when he tried to avoid two trucks in the right lane.
Officers say he swerved left, overcorrected, and crashed into the two trucks near Belair Road.


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