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Ga. House OKs bill to aid slain trooper's family

ATLANTA - The House on Monday unanimously passed legislation to allow the surviving spouses of some state workers killed in the line of duty to continue to collect health insurance benefits.

02/07/11 - 9:09pm

Pet cockatoo alerts family to fire

LILBURN, Ga. - As smoke began seeping through a family's Gwinnett County home, their pet cockatoo bird sounded the alert.

02/07/11 - 9:07pm

Ports race to keep up with larger ships

SAVANNAH, Ga. - When Savannah welcomed the largest cargo ship ever to call on its booming seaport, the visiting vessel barely fit. The Figaro had to sail in loaded at half capacity to avoid scraping the river bottom, and even then could only navigate the shallow channel at high tide.

02/07/11 - 8:55pm

Ga. among states watching Ohio abortion ban bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio will be the staging ground for a new breed of abortion limit that would prohibit women from ending pregnancies at the first detectable fetal heartbeat, which can occur as early as 18 days after conception.

02/08/11 - 12:27am

Police: Driver in fatal hit-and-run surrenders

SMYRNA, Ga. - Authorities say a Marietta driver turned himself in after seeing media coverage of a fatal hit-and-run accident along a Smyrna road.

02/07/11 - 8:34pm

New Thomson football coach named

THOMSON – The McDuffie County School Board on Monday hired Milan Turner as Thomson High School's football coach. Turner is most recently of Emanuel County Institute at Swainsboro, where his team won a state championship in 2007. He also will serve as athletic director....

02/07/11 - 8:27pm

SC panel to hash $235M in deficits

COLUMBIA - The people who hold South Carolina's purse strings are about to sit down together for their first major meeting, and the outlook is not pretty.

02/07/11 - 8:18pm

Ex-HomeGold executive loses appeal

COLUMBIA - Four years after he was sent to prison for his role in one of the state's largest bankruptcies, former HomeGold Chief Executive Ronnie Sheppard pleaded with South Carolina's Supreme Court that his 20-year prison sentence was too harsh. His punishment, Sheppard and his attorneys argued, was more than twice as long as the handful of other executives convicted in the company's multi-million-dollar downfall. On Monday, the justices overruled Sheppard's pleas and denied his appeal for either a new trial or a sentence reduction.

02/07/11 - 8:11pm

Man kills himself in front of SC deputy

EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. - A man shot and killed himself in front of a Charleston County sheriff's deputy as the officer was investigating a wreck on Edisto Island.

02/07/11 - 8:04pm

15,000 chickens killed in SC coop fire

DORCHESTER, S.C. - About 15,000 chickens died when a large chicken coop burned in a small town northwest of Charleston.

02/07/11 - 7:58pm
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