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I-20, Bobby Jones closures planned

Crews will close lanes on the Interstate 20 westbound ramp to eastbound Bobby Jones Expressway Friday to repair the concrete roadway. They will also be shutting down lanes in the eastbound Bobby Jones Expressway ramp onto Wheeler Road and the east and westbound Wheeler Road ramps to eastbound Bobby ...

04/15/10 - 10:22am

SC Senate OKs cigarette tax hike

COLUMBIA - South Carolina senators have approved raising the nation's lowest cigarette tax by 50 cents a pack. South Carolina's current cigarette tax of 7 cents a pack hasn't increased since 1977, when a pack cost 49 cents. By a 32-12 vote, the Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to ra...

04/15/10 - 10:00am

Civil rights leader Hooks dies

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Benjamin L. Hooks, a champion of minorities and the poor who as executive director of the NAACP increased the group's stature while quelling fear created by a 1989 firebomber who targeted his group, has died. He was 85. State Rep. Ulysses Jones, a member of the church were ...

04/15/10 - 9:36am

Ga. jobless rate hits new record

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.6 percent in March, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.5 percent reported in February. According to a press release, the March jobless rate was up 1.6 perc...

04/15/10 - 6:59am

Augusta businessman dating Jenny Sanford

Augusta businessman and developer Clay Boardman has a famous new friend: former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford.

04/15/10 - 2:23pm

Local schools get SC honors

Eleven Aiken County schools today received state Palmetto Gold and Silver awards, according the state Education Department.The program, in its ninth year, recognizes schools for closing achievement gaps and attaining high levels of performance. General performance gold winners include: Aiken Element...

04/14/10 - 5:20pm

Anonymous donor saves mission trip

A mission trip to Africa derailed last week has been saved by an anonymous donor of $20,000.

04/14/10 - 5:01pm

Snake used in SC motel fight

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Police in South Carolina say an argument between two motel guests ended when one of the men was hit in the head with a snake.

04/14/10 - 3:57pm

SC keeps lone black trustee

COLUMBIA - State lawmakers voted to retain the only black member of the University of South Carolina's board of trustees today.

04/14/10 - 3:52pm

Ga. school board asks feedback

Parents, students and business leaders are being asked to provide online feedback as part of a new project by the Georgia School Boards Association and the Georgia School Superintendents Association. The comprehensive year-long project, dubbed A Vision for Public Education in Georgia, is aimed in pa...

04/14/10 - 3:40pm
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