Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: June, 2021

Ranking each state’s respect for the Constitution

It is the first full day of summer. However, if you’re looking for freedom and respect for your constitutional rights, you need to escape the South for the most part.

That’s because three of the five states that show the most contempt for the Constitution are in the South: Oklahoma, Tennessee and South Carolina. The only three Southern states that rank in the top half of the nation (Top 25) are: Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

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Manager of Hooters arrested for sexual assault

Augusta, Ga. — A 26-year-old Hooters manager was arrested on Tuesday morning for sexual assault on an employee.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, one of the several sexual assault victims said that she spilled something on her uniform Monday night and asked the suspect for a new one.

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Senator Mia McLeod is running for governor

Columbia — Senator Mia McLeod is running for the governorship of South Carolina.

The Bennettsville-born state Senator is vying to become the first African-American governor in the state and the first African-American woman governor in any state.

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Missing Teacher found dead in Washington County

Sandersville, Ga. — A teacher in Washington County has been found dead after having been missing since May 28.

Sources tell Macon media outlets that the body of Tina Prince, 46, was found.

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Woman arrested for murder in Estill

Estill — A woman has been arrested in the death of another woman in Estill.

The Estill Police Department said that during the holiday weekend, Tiffany Rebecca Owens, 33, was booked on murder charges Saturday after a shooting. The Hampton and Jasper County Sheriff offices, and the Yemassee Police Department assisted the Estill Police in the investigation, which is ongoing as of midnight EDT.

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