Aiken Area Progressive

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Jackson teenage boys commit child rape (trigger warning) (Update)

Jackson — Two 17-year-old boys committed child rape over the a weekend last month.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office said that they arrested one teen for criminal sexual conduct and another teen is also wanted for the similar offenses, according to the Jail Report.

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Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officer stomps on handcuffed man’s head

Orangeburg — An Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officer was axed and then arrested for stomping on the head of a 58-year-old man he had arrested moments earlier.

David Lance Dukes, 38, was fired from ODPS and arrested by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for assault and battery in the first degree.

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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.

Former Ridge Spring-Monetta High School teacher arrested for sex trafficking a minor

Evans, Ga. — For all the ginned up hysteria about sex trafficking happening at this time of the year, here is an actual case of sex trafficking that is unlikely to be reported by high profile lobbyists who want to keep consensual sex work criminalized, while doing nothing about actual cases of sex trafficking like this.

A former Ridge Spring-Monetta High teacher was arrested by the FBI Augusta field office today and charged with sex trafficking a minor.

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Statesboro man arrested on sexual battery charges for slapping WSAV-DT anchor Alex Bozarjian on the ass

Savannah — A Statesboro man who participated in a marathon on December 7 was arrested Friday after he was caught on WSAV-DT News 3’s camera slapping an anchor of that television station on the ass.

Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro, was identified as the runner numbered 7553 in that event. Read the rest of this entry »

Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta vandalized in act of hate

Augusta, Ga. — Those who attend a local Unitarian Universalist Church woke up to see hatred rearing its ugly head.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta was vandalized with the words “God Will Not Be Mocked” and other symbols of hate spray painted on the bricks and windows of the building.

This type of hatred targeting Unitarian Universalist churches is nothing new. In 2008, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Knoxville, Tenn. was the scene of a massacre committed by a right wing terrorist.

Image credit: Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta

Dime Doe killed in Allendale, 18th trans person killed in US in 2019

Allendale — Think about this the next time you make cruel and bigoted remarks towards transgender people.

A 24-year-old transgender woman was killed on Concord Church Road near Allendale on Sunday, August 4. Read the rest of this entry »

Cardi B. robbing men is a problem and we are not here for your defense of her

As most of you know, we were shocked and then angered when it was revealed that Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B. robbed men.

In a post five years ago (?), she admitted to robbing men who showed up at a club scene she worked at. Read the rest of this entry »

One arrested in Orangeburg County high schools’ threat

Orangeburg — A 24-year-old has been arrested for threats to one of two high schools in Orangeburg County.

The man, identified as Shakiem Ellison, was picked up at 2:30 EDT today after a county-wide sweep by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office the minute they got word of threats against Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School on Tuesday.

Mr. Ellison made a post on Facebook stating his intention to pull a Parkland on O-W before the school session began this morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Threats called in to two Orangeburg County high schools

Orangeburg — The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating threats made to two high schools on Tuesday.

According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell on the department’s Facebook page, they are aware of the incidents at Lake Marion and Orangeburg-Wilkinson. He says he hopes to catch those responsible.

If you know anything about this incident, you can call Sheriff Ravenell or anyone else at OCSO at 803-531-4647.

Just last month, a 19-year-old Barnwell man was arrested for threatening the entire Williston-Elko School District 29. He was granted bond the next day!

Allendale-Fairfax freshman brings gun to school

Fairfax – A pupil was arrested at Allendale-Fairfax High School earlier this week for bringing a handgun on school grounds.

Rick Gooding, who works for Barnwell radio station WDOG-FM, tweeted about this.

The only info is that the pupil was a freshman and was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia. Neither the Allendale-Fairfax School District nor the Allendale County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect due to his age.

Barnwell AT&T, Lumia 950s robbed by four men

Barnwell — Barnwell County Sheriff’s officers and Barnwell Police Office deputies are looking for a quartet of African-American men who robbed the AT&T in the Dunbarton Plaza and made off with cash and smartphones, including the limited stock of Microsoft Lumia 950s.

The People-Sentinel reported that the robbery happened just before closing.

According to social media reports, this is the third time that particular store was targeted for robbery since January 6.

Call the Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office or the Barnwell Police Office if you have any additional information about this.

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