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Obama signs order affirming law on abortion

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed an executive order designed to ensure that no federal money can be used for elective abortions under the nation's new health care legislation. Obama agreed to the order on Sunday to ensure passage of the health care overhaul that is central to his ...

03/24/10 - 2:08pm

Man pleads guilty to investment fraud

An Augusta businessman pleaded guilty in federal court today to investment schemes that took $1.7 million from friends and associates

03/24/10 - 2:03pm

Swainsboro man takes life after police chase

A kidnapping suspect fired "repeatedly" at Swainsboro police this morning, then killed himself with his three children in the car, authorities say. The incident started around 1 a.m. when Willie C. Scott Jr., 41, of Swainsboro abducted his child and two stepchildren, a news release states. Scott the...

03/24/10 - 1:47pm

Ga. House approves making utilities pay for PSC consultants

ATLANTA -- Utilities seeking rate increases would have to begin paying for the state's consultants to evaluate the requests under legislation approved today by the House of Representatives....

03/24/10 - 1:21pm

SC meteorologist OK after plane crash

MOORE, S.C. - A South Carolina television station says its chief meteorologist is OK after a small plane in which she was taking flying lessons crashed in a field during an emergency landing. A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the two people on board were uninjured ...

03/24/10 - 12:20pm

Savannah River lab chief quits

Samit K. "Sam" Bhattacharyya quits to pursue unspecified outside interests

03/24/10 - 12:02pm

Channels showed porn, not his comedy, ex-SC legislator says

COLUMBIA - A former South Carolina lawmaker is suing cable TV channels HBO and Showtime, claiming they promoted his low-budget comedy about Appalachia called The Hills Have Thighs only to instead show a soft-core pornographic movie with the same title. James "Bubba" Cromer said the mix-up d...

03/24/10 - 11:41am

Aiken County whittles budget

  AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sales Tax committee whittled about $240 million in department head requests down to $80 million Tuesday night. The sales tax special project, which is expected on November's ballot, will bring about $65 million to the county, with another $13 million going to the cit...

03/24/10 - 11:25am

Celebrity media to track Tiger at Masters

Celebrity media outlets have been calling the Sheriff's Office seeking information on Tiger Woods at this year's Masters.

05/28/10 - 8:51pm

Lakeside's Carney gets new post

The Columbia County school board promoted Lakeside High School Principal Jeff Carney this morning....

03/24/10 - 1:23pm
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