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Senate approves U.S. marshal for Southern District

The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Stephen James Smith to be U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia. President Barack Obama nominated Smith in September. Smith is a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department. During his tenure with the Savannah department, he rose to...

12/24/09 - 8:32pm

Last minute Christmas shoppers pack area stores

Christmas shopping procrastination is part of the holiday tradition for many.

12/24/09 - 5:52pm

DOT schedules open house to discuss Wrightsboro Road widening

An open house will be held by the Georgia Department of Transportation on January 7 to discuss the proposed widening of a portion of Wrightsboro Road. Officials plan to widen and reconstruct the road from Jimmy Dyess Parkway to the Bobby Jones Expressway ramps near the Augusta Mall, according to a ...

12/24/09 - 1:43pm

Kathryn McCormick to perform in North Augusta Christmas Eve

Kathryn McCormick, of Martinez, who appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, will perform at TrueNorth Church’s Christmas Eve services.

12/24/09 - 1:33pm

Sanford seeks Medicaid help from Clyburn

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is reaching across party lines to ask U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn to find ways to shield the state from higher state Medicaid costs possible with new health care legislation. Sanford told Clyburn in a letter Thursday that he still opp...

12/24/09 - 1:19pm

Autopsy determines man's death caused by crash

The Edgefield County Coroner has determined that a pedestrian run over by a car Tuesday died from the impact of the crash. Lewis McKinney, 51, of Saluda County, was lying in the middle of Ridge Road about 12:20 p.m. , when he was hit by a vehicle driving west on the road, said Edgefield County Cor...

12/24/09 - 11:38am

Milledgeville hospital unit evacuated after spill

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Officials in Baldwin County say patients and employees were evacuated from Central State Hospital's Craig Nursing Center after a chemical spill. The Telegraph newspaper says patients and employees were treated for possible injuries from inhaling chemicals following the...

12/24/09 - 10:15am

SC population up by nearly 58,000 in past year

COLUMBIA — The US Census Bureau estimates that South Carolina added nearly 58,000 people in the past year. The Census Bureau 2009 population estimate shows South Carolina with about 4,561,000 people. That's up from about 4,503,000 in last year's estimate. The estimate is the last befo...

12/24/09 - 8:31am

Senate passes Obama's health care overhaul

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill in a climactic Christmas Eve vote that could define President Barack Obama's legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the country's history. The 60-39 vote on a cold winter morning capped ...

12/24/09 - 11:34am

Georgia to get 1 of 15 broadband access grants

ATLANTA — The Commerce Department will award Georgia millions in federal funding for broadband mapping and planning. The state is among 15 getting the funds under the agency's state Broadband Data and Development Grant Program. The program is funded with stimulus funds and is intended to i...

12/24/09 - 8:04am

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