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Semi hits car on I-20, overturns

A tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 20 this morning after striking a car parked in the eastbound lane.

12/29/09 - 9:55am

Sailor used fake name for decades

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For 22 years, Arturo Puente has been in the Navy with assignments at embassies in Rome and Panama. He is now a chief petty officer at Mayport Naval Station. But the State Department says the real Arturo Puente died in 1980 at age 11 — shortly after his his birth certifica...

12/29/09 - 9:09am

Marshal wanted to keep job

COLUMBIA – The departing U.S. marshal for South Carolina says he would love to have stayed on the job. The Greenville News reported Tuesday that Johnny Mack Brown hoped to be reappointed. The 72-year-old was appointed by President Bush in 2002. President Obama has nominated Williamsburg Count...

12/29/09 - 8:56am

Robbery suspect shoots own leg

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens man who shot himself in the leg while preparing to rob a convenience store Sunday night might lose his foot, Athens-Clarke police said. Michael Anthony Randall Jr. shot himself above the ankle with a sawed-off shotgun when he tried to pull it from his coveralls as he walked...

12/29/09 - 3:55pm

5 Ga. banks need to improve

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. says five small Georgia banks have been added to the list of those needing to improve their finances and operations. None is in the Augusta area. Institutions on the list released Monday are First Bank of Dalton; Bank of Ellijay; Piedmont Community Bank, Gray; No...

12/29/09 - 8:35am

SC bill targets drive-by shootings

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina lawmaker wants a specific penalty for those who commit drive-by shootings, including the possibility of execution if the shooting results in deaths. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Tuesday that Charleston Rep. Wendell Gilliard has offered a bill to requi...

12/29/09 - 8:31am

Ga. county Sunday sales halted

SNELLVILLE, Ga. – A Gwinnett County magistrate judge has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting officials in Snellville from issuing licenses for Sunday alcohol sales. The order issued by Judge Mark A. Lewis comes two weeks after city leaders allowed Sunday liquor-by-the-drink sales ...

12/29/09 - 8:25am

SC disabled sue lawmakers

COLUMBIA — Advocates for disabled South Carolina residents have sued Gov. Mark Sanford and lawmakers, saying they slashed services after illegally sending federal stimulus money to a state savings account.

12/29/09 - 8:22am

Atlanta roads reopen after spill

ATLANTA — An Atlanta intersection has reopened, hours after a gasoline tanker truck overturned and blocked an intersection. Fire officials say an tanker carrying 7,400 gallons of gas tipped over a little after 6:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fulton Industrial Boulevard and Donald Lee H...

12/29/09 - 8:19am

Voting begins in District 22

Advance voting for the District 22 state Senate election began Monday and ends Thursday, according to Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections.

12/29/09 - 8:16am

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Developer fined by Georgia EPD

The developer of a Grovetown subdivision has been fined by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for failing to control erosion and other water quality control violations.
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