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SC state-owned utility OKs exec raises

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - The South Carolina state-owned utility Santee Cooper has approved pay raises for five top executives. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the utility's board had approved 3 percent pay increases for the executives in April, but gave bigger raises to two of ...

05/25/10 - 7:55am

Ga. governor OKs bill banning drug K2

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that bans the drug K2, also known as synthetic marijuana. Perdue said on Monday he had signed the bill, sponsored by Rep. Jay Neal, R-Lafayette, and Sen. Ed Harbison, D-Columbus. At the time the legislation was being considered, Harbison said the me...

05/25/10 - 7:50am

Stray bullet kills bystander in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Atlanta police say two people were killed in a gunfight, including a 16-year-old bystander who was trying to run away to avoid trouble. Atlanta Police Maj. Keith Meadows says the gun battle broke out Monday night in southwest Atlanta. Meadows says the 16-year-old was walking through a...

05/25/10 - 7:48am

Plane makes emergency landing at Ga. airport

CHAMBLEE, Ga. - A federal official says a plane having landing gear problems made an emergency landing at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane made the emergency landing just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday. The plane, a twin-engine Ces...

05/25/10 - 7:45am

Georgia teacher in trouble over student Klan robes

A north Georgia teacher is on administrative leave after she allowed four students to don mock Ku Klux Klan outfits for a final project in a high school class.

05/25/10 - 8:43am

Emory forms partnership with Saudi Arabia

ATLANTA - Emory University's public health school is forming a partnership with Saudi Arabia's health ministry. The move will provide opportunities for Emory students and students studying public health in Saudi Arabia to travel overseas. It also will allow scientists in both the U.S. and Saudi...

05/25/10 - 5:26am

Ga. suspect in slayings of 8 in court

BRUNSWICK, Ga.  -  A Georgia man suspected in the beating deaths of his father and seven others in their mobile home is scared to death because he's innocent, the suspect's brother said today. Guy Heinze Jr., 22, appeared before a Superior Court judge for the first time since he was indict...

05/25/10 - 1:25pm

Update: Carjacking linked to ATM incident

Police say thieves used a vehicle stolen in a carjacking Monday to try to run over an ATM and steal the cash inside.

05/25/10 - 2:10pm

Ginger can reduce muscle pain, UGA study says

ATHENS, GA. -- A daily dose of ginger root can reduce muscle pain caused by exercise, University of Georgia researchers have found.

05/25/10 - 5:01am

Tybee police 'apologetic' for injuries incurred by Tased autistic teen

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Police Chief James Price issued a statement Monday regarding his officers' Tasing of an autistic teen on the island Friday night

05/25/10 - 4:53am

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