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Strange wreck ends in jail time for Lincolnton man

DEARING, Ga. - As if taking a dead-end road wasn’t bad enough, a Lincolnton man’s troubles only got worse.

12/23/09 - 8:55pm

Condition improves for burned Hephzibah man

A Hephzibah man burned while trying to restore his disconnected electrical service Dec. 7 remains in Doctors Hospital, where his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Berry M. "Monty" Arrington was initially taken to Medical College of Geo...

12/23/09 - 4:34pm

Perdue wants attorney general to investigate health care deals

ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue is asking Georgia's attorney general to join seven of his colleagues from other states in investigating a political deal struck to pass a federal health care reform bill. In a letter, Perdue on Wednesday asked Thurbert Baker to probe the constitutionality of spe...

12/23/09 - 3:18pm

2 exposed to plutonium at SRS

Two Savannah River Site workers were discovered with traces of plutonium 238 on their clothing in November, but followup monitoring concluded they received no internal exposure. “In this case, the two people had contamination on their clothing, but not on themselves,” said Will Callicott,...

12/23/09 - 2:58pm

Man beaten up by correctional officers, family claims

A man who was AWOL from a Savannah work release program for a month is claiming that correctional officials beat him up when they tracked him down in Augusta. A state Department of Corrections spokeswoman said John Charles Horn Jr., was arrested without incident last week but could not comment on a...

12/23/09 - 3:12pm

Aiken authorities release sketch of robbery suspect

They believe the man entered the Check-N-Go in the 1700 block of Richland Avenue last Thursday around 8 a.m., showed a handgun and demanded money.

12/23/09 - 3:10pm

Coroner investigates death of man hit by car

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the death of a man ran over by a car Tuesday. Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said Lewis McKinney, 51, of Saluda County, was lying in the middle of Ridge Road when a vehicle hit...

12/23/09 - 11:46am

Investigation underway on man run over by car

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the death of a man run over by an car Tuesday. Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said Lewis McKinney, 51, of Saluda County, was lying in the middle of Ridge Road when he was hit b...

12/23/09 - 2:08pm

Augusta metro unemployment rate declined to 9.2 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area declined to 9.2 percent in November, down two-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 9.4 percent in October. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area decr...

12/23/09 - 12:01pm

SC, Ga. senators react angrily as health care bill nears next vote

U.S. senators from Georgia and South Carolina continue to express both concern and anger over a Democratic health care bill that received a second round of approval in the Senate. The 60-39 vote Tuesday to silence debate on the package put together by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid put the legis...

12/23/09 - 10:58am

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