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Ga. man sentenced in Ala. church fires

A federal judge sentenced a Georgia man to five years in prison for mail fraud and arson in connection to two fires at a Birmingham-area church.

01/28/11 - 12:46am

Ga. inmate set to die for 1978 slaying

A man condemned to death three separate times for the killing of a 78-year-old woman who was raped in her Savannah apartment will be executed next month, the state Attorney General's office announced Thursday.

01/27/11 - 11:53pm

House ethics committee dismisses cases

The House ethics committee has found no connection between fundraising by seven lawmakers, including one from Georgia, and their votes on a major financial overhaul bill in 2009.

01/27/11 - 11:44pm

Ga. legislators tackle zero-based budgeting

Hours after the Senate voted to undo ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue's veto of a budget overhaul bill, the House opted for a different approach Thursday, with its leader saying he prefers working with the current governor to picking a fight with the former one.

01/27/11 - 11:54pm

Gingrich derides Obama speech in Fla. visit

Weighing his own presidential bid, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday derided the State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama as "shallow and lacking in seriousness."

01/27/11 - 11:36pm

Fort Benning Ranger freed on bond

A U.S. Army Ranger accused of illegally possessing explosives in his apartment has been released on $10,000 bond and has been ordered confined to his unit at Fort Benning.

01/27/11 - 11:32pm

Savannah man sentenced in shooting death

A Savannah man Wednesday was sentenced to life plus five years in prison in the 2008 slaying of Marcus Syntel Givens.

01/27/11 - 11:29pm

Group says SC bills are anti-Muslim

Some Republican legislators say they want to send a message that foreign laws carry no weight in South Carolina courts.

01/27/11 - 11:22pm

SC budget board wants more cash

The state agency that oversees and maintains of the state's office buildings and spending has told state budget writers on Thursday it is freezing hiring and will come up with other ways to save cash.

01/27/11 - 11:19pm

LaHood praises SC electric bus plant

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday praised an electric bus manufacturer in South Carolina as a shining example of the innovative businesses President Barack Obama trumpeted in his most recent national address.

01/27/11 - 11:16pm
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