Local Update - July 5,2007

Divers to Search for Missing Boater
Divers will resume their search for a missing 19 year-old at 10:00 this morning.
Columbia County Deputies believe he drowned Wednesday afternoon in Lake Thurmond.
Officers say Elliott Rivers went overboard when the boat he was riding in made a sharp turn.
No foul play is suspected.

57 year-old Man Drowns
A 57 year-old man is dead, after drowning at Lake Thurmond.
It happened around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Hamilton Branch Recreation Area.
McCormick County dispatchers tell News 12, the man had been in a boat on the lake with his family when it happened.
Investigators aren't releasing his name yet.

Pedistrian Hit Overnight
A man is recovering after being struck by a vehicle early this morning.
It happened at 11th and Broad Street in downtown Augusta just before 1:00 am.
No word on the severity of any injuries or any charges filed.

Absentee Voting Begins Today
The 10th Congressional Runoffs are coming up, but if you won't be here for them, you can vote today.
Absentee balloting begins today.
Advance voting begins next Monday, July 9th.
The election is July 17th, with Paul Broun facing Jim Whitehead.

Blood Drive Today
The Augusta Richmond County Fire Department will hold a blood drive today.
It's Fire Station 8 on Highland Avenue from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


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