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Arson? North Augusta Fire Claims Life of Beloved Mother

Blanche Merriweather

A beloved mother was killed Wednesday morning in a fire at her North Augusta home, where authorities have called in state arson investigators to determine a cause. According to friends and family, Blanche Merriweather (pictured) was killed in the 3 a.m. fire. Her daughter escaped. Around 3:16 am, Aiken County deputies, ...

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Sgt. Greg Meagher’s Cause of Death: Environmental Suffocation


The Coroner’s Office has received the results from Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Meagher’s autopsy. “The cause of death will be listed as: Environmental Suffocation.  The cause of death was due to a very low oxygen concentration atmosphere inside the building,” Coroner Mark Bowen said Monday morning in a press ...

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Wanted: Evans Thief Who Likes the Broncos & Patriots!

Fan Zone

Columbia County authorities need your help identifying this thief. The suspect allegedly went into The Fan Zone on Feb. 1 and shoplifted several items, including a Broncos jersey, a Patriots jersey and a beanie hat. The employees suspect he took more from their store,which is located at 4460 Washington Road, ...

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