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S.C. lawmaker wants to make threat against military a felony

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would make it a felony to threaten violence against military members or their families because they are serving their country. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the proposal would make the threats a felon...

01/03/10 - 7:36pm

No murder charges in death

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina man has died 10 years after a brutal beating left him unable to feed, clean or care for himself. The family of 43-year-old Troy Knapp wishes his attackers could be charged with murder, and the coroner's office says his death in November after a seizure i...

01/03/10 - 7:35pm

Falcons beat Bucs to earn consecutive winning seasons

TAMPA, Fla. – Matt Ryan threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, helping the Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-10 to finish with consecutive winning records for the first time in franchise history. Standing in for injured leading rusher Michael Turner, Jason Snelling ran for 147 y...

01/03/10 - 5:24pm

Man charged in shooting death

A man was arrested early today in connection with a fatal shooting at the Econo Lodge at 2051 Gordon Highway on May 16. Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator William Leisey said Nicholas Nathaniel Johnson, 20, was arrested after deputies responded to a suspicious situation at the Heritage Apa...

01/03/10 - 8:17pm

3 die in S.C. mobile home fire

HONEA PATH — Authorities say three people have died in a mobile home fire in South Carolina. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown says 43-year-old Fred Jackson; his 46-year-old wife, Maxine Jackson; and their 19-year-old daughter, Faith Jackson, died of smoke inhalation in the blaze late ...

01/03/10 - 7:35pm

Car overturns on River Watch

A driver suffered minor injuries when a car overturned on River Watch Parkway about 11 a.m. today. No other cars were involved in the accident. The driver was treated at the scene for cuts and scrapes.

01/03/10 - 8:33pm

S.C. escapee still being sought

South Carolina authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from the minimum-security Catawba Pre-Release Center in Rock Hill on Saturday. William Newcomb was confirmed missing from the prison about 5:30 p.m. Newcomb is white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown...

01/03/10 - 3:43pm

Man found dead in car's trunk

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating the killing of a man found shot to death inside the trunk of a car. Police identified the man killed Saturday night in southwest Atlanta as 30-year-old D'anta Williams of Morrow. Police say he had been tied up and was shot at least five times insi...

01/03/10 - 7:35pm

Tour de Georgia might not return

ATLANTA — Cycling officials say if a major sponsor isn't found for the Tour de Georgia the race could be gone for good. The 8-year-old tour was canceled in 2009 as the economy faltered. Officials announced last week it won't happen this year, either. That puts the race — one of t...

01/03/10 - 7:34pm

Some schools closed Monday

Public school students in Richmond and Aiken counties return to class Monday, but those in other area systems are getting an extra day or two.

01/03/10 - 7:34pm

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Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
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