Local Update - July 6, 2007

Fire Investigation at Senior Citizens' Center
This morning, investigators are back on the scene of a fire at the Edgefield Senior Citizens' Center, trying to figure out what caused it to go up in flames. .
Firefighters were called out to one of the buildings on Church Street Thursday night around 11:00.
The center building received severe fire and smoke damage.

Burke's Biggest Bust
Deputies in Burke County might have made their biggest drug bust yet.
Wesley Rogers and Gerald Weathersbee are behind bars for possession of about 80 pounds of marijuana.
Deputies also found weapons and $13,000.

Divers Pull Teen out of Lake
This morning, friends and family finally have some closure after divers pull the body of a 19 year-old out of Lake Thurmond.
Elliott Rivers fell off a boat Wednesday and never came back up.
Divers resumed their search Thursday morning, but they didn't find the body until 7:30 last night.

Death on Lake Thurmond Update
This morning, McCormick County investigators are calling the death of another man at the lake an "incident on the water."
The coroner tells News 12, 57 year-old William Overstreet from Swainsboro did not drown.
Instead, he died because his heart stopped suddenly Wednesday.

Local Soldiers Honored with Purple Heart
Six local wounded soldiers now have the military's oldest and highest honor.
Eisenhower Army Hospital Commander Brigadier General Donald Bradshaw presented each of them with the purple heart.
The soldiers were injured while serving in Iraq and all received care at the Uptown VA.
Those who received the honor are Specialist Gina Chapman, Private First Class Arthur Milton, Staff Seargant Calvin Wilson, Private First Class Jason Rainey, Private First Class Gregory McClosky, and Private First Class Charles Warren.

Cimmissioner Pays Overdue Taxes
This morning, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams says he's all paid up with his taxes.
Williams says he sent someone thursday to pay his outstanding property tax of more than $2,800 in cash at the Municipal Building.
Community activist Woody Merry brought up ethic allegations against Williams several weeks ago, pointing out he owed the money.

Ravenel Arraigned Today
South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel will be formally charged with distribution of cocaine today, but new findings from his emails show he may have been getting ready to run for the U.S. Senate, just weeks before he was indicted.
After that indictment, he was suspended from office.
If he's convicted, Ravenel would lose it permanently.


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