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Group demands no new nuke plants

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J.   — A consumer and environmental advocacy group urged the Obama administration to freeze construction of new nuclear reactors and halt re-licensing of the oldest of the nation's 104 plants.

03/29/11 - 5:15pm

SC councilman accused of assaulting woman

MCCOLL, S.C. — A McColl city councilman has been arrested and charged with assault after police say he fondled a woman who was renting property from him.

03/29/11 - 5:09pm

Ga. subcommittee tables controversial aquifer bill

ATLANTA -- A House subcommittee voted unanimously Tuesday to table a controversial bill that critics warned would allow the expansion of commercial landfills in areas that could endanger the drinking water of south Georgia residents.

03/29/11 - 4:49pm

Lightning hits city water pump, dumps 899,000 gallons of sewage

A lightning strike damaged a pump at Augusta’s Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant during the weekend, contributing to an overflow in which 899,000 gallons of sewage escaped into Phinizy Ditch, which empties into nearby Butler Creek.

03/29/11 - 4:53pm

Ga. legislative panel OKs tax plan

ATLANTA — A legislative committee has approved a tax overhaul plan that would cut the personal income tax rate but slap a sales tax on some new goods and services.

03/29/11 - 7:10pm

SRS grants to boost college training

Five area colleges and universities will use a $935,000 grant from the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization to boost training opportunities for students interested in nuclear-related or technology jobs.

03/29/11 - 2:28pm

Judge revives charges against US military supplier

ATLANTA — A federal judge has revived charges against a Kuwaiti military food supplier accused of defrauding the government of $68 million.

03/29/11 - 2:23pm

US experiment gave Guatemalans syphilis, report says

ATLANTA — Federal officials have released thousands of pages of records detailing a U.S. medical experiment that deliberately infected Guatemalans with syphilis more than 60 years ago.

03/29/11 - 2:20pm

Doc charged in Medicare fraud scheme

ATLANTA — A 52-year-old physician has been charged with health care and tax fraud in what prosecutors say is an elaborate scheme that involved a phony charity group and a Jewish day school.

03/29/11 - 1:43pm

SC Senator says Moore doesn't want seat back

COLUMBIA — A state Senate leader says the former University of South Carolina trustee ousted by Gov. Nikki Haley opposes a bill meant to give her another seat.

03/29/11 - 1:38pm
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