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GOP picks Ralston for speaker

ATLANTA — Reeling from scandal, Georgia House Republicans selected Rep. David Ralston as their nominee for speaker. Ralston had tried to oust Glenn Richardson as speaker last year, questioning his temperament.

12/17/09 - 4:27pm

Booker leads Clemson in win

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Trevor Booker had 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to help Clemson beat East Carolina 80-63 tonight. Andre Young scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (9-2), who trailed for all of 25 seconds in the first half before beating the Pirates by double figures for the third s...

12/16/09 - 10:57pm

Late 24-6 spurt the difference

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Devan Downey scored 18 points and South Carolina used a late 24-6 run to beat Richmond 76-58 tonight. The Spiders (7-3) tied the game at 52 on Dan Geriot's basket with 8:16 remaining. That's when the Gamecocks (7-2) took control. Downey had two 3-pointers and Ramon Ga...

12/16/09 - 10:54pm

SRS waste on way to Utah despite plea from its governor

The U.S. Energy Department will move ahead with plans to ship 15,000 barrels of low-level radioactive waste from Savannah River Site to a landfill in Utah, despite an 11th hour request from that state’s governor that the shipments be halted. The first shipment—with 5,408 drums—left S...

12/16/09 - 5:18pm

Court blocks Georgia execution of so-called 'Stocking Strangler'

State's high court ordered hearing on 59-year-old Carlton Gary's request for DNA testing.

12/16/09 - 5:34pm

Kathryn McCormick in finals of FOX TV dance competition

Kathryn McCormick finishes third tonight.

01/08/10 - 2:22pm

Police offer reward in Dec. 3 slaying

In an attempt to turn up new leads in the Dec. 3 murder of Antonio Daniel Willis, authorities are now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Mr. Willis, 27, was shot in the neck during an attempted armed robbery at his Sunset Villa Apartment. Richmond County Sher...

12/16/09 - 3:54pm

Rains returned, water levels rose throughout 2009, experts say

Year's rainfall already 4 inches over average.

12/16/09 - 2:54pm

Allendale slayings suspects arrested

SLED officials have arrested three more suspects in the slaying of a man at an Allendale County motel earlier this month. The agency charged brothers Russell and Steven Smart, and their cousin Eric Smart with murder and criminal conspiracy Tuesday. According to arrest warrants, the men traveled to...

12/16/09 - 4:02pm

State OKs Augusta to designate Opportunity Zones

Augusta’s application for an Opportunity Zone has been approved by the state, the city announced this morning. When two or more jobs are created, businesses within the Opportunity Zone may be eligible to receive $3,500 in employee tax credits for each new job. Augusta's opportunity zone i...

01/20/10 - 9:59pm

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Officers tell of trauma from taking life

Although every experience is different, officers who take a life often experience severe bouts of depression, alcoholism, marital problems, sleepless nights and feelings of being alone in the ...
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