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Ga. senators propose Medicaid 'smart card'

ATLANTA - Two freshman senators are co-sponsoring a bill that would require Medicaid clients to use an identification card with their picture and personal information on a computer chip and scan their fingerprints at the doctor's office in an effort to discourage fraud.

02/10/11 - 1:03am

Ga. panel OKs marking felons' licenses

ATLANTA - A House panel has unanimously approved legislation that would allow for a code to be placed on the drivers licenses of felons showing they'd been convicted of certain violent crimes.

02/10/11 - 12:57am

Judges warn of impact of funding cuts

ATLANTA - New Hampshire's retired top judge said civil trials had to be suspended to cope with cuts to the judiciary. Georgia's chief justice had to seek out donations for basic supplies. And when Oregon's Supreme Court chief thinks of the justice system, an image of a dying tree propped up for appearances comes to mind.

02/10/11 - 12:53am

Docs amputate leg of key Atlanta trial witness

ATLANTA - A key witness in the trial of a man charged in the killing of an Atlanta bartender had his leg amputated after an attack that worried prosecutors.

02/10/11 - 12:48am

SC schools chief pushes charter bill

COLUMBIA - South Carolina schools chief Mick Zais says one of his top priorities is a bill he hopes will increase the number of charter schools statewide.

02/10/11 - 12:32am

SC ban on alcohol energy drinks advances

COLUMBIA - A ban on alcohol-laced energy drinks is a routine vote away from moving foward in the South Carolina Legislature.

02/09/11 - 11:59pm

SC deficit cut to $700 million

COLUMBIA - Tax collections and spending cuts have helped drop South Carolina's budget deficit closer to $700 million, down from an earlier forecast of $829 million.

02/09/11 - 11:55pm

Parts of SC in for wintry mix overnight

COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory calling for a mix of rain and snow in northern and central portions of South Carolina.

02/09/11 - 11:49pm

SC inmate charged with threatening Sanford

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - A South Carolina prison inmate has been charged with making threats against former Gov. Mark Sanford.

02/09/11 - 11:47pm

More syphilis cases in Charleston area

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina health officials say the number of new syphilis cases in the Charleston area has increased sharply during the past five years.

02/09/11 - 11:43pm
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