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Jesup, Ga. family physician sentenced for health care fraud

A 43-year-old Jesup family physician was sentenced Monday to 34 months in federal prison for conspiring to commit health care fraud. The sentence Chief U.S. District Judge William T. Moore imposed on Randy Scott Lentz is short of the maximum five years, but Moore also sentenced him to pay $248,755 ...

12/22/09 - 7:21pm

Centenarian cited by Obama dies

ATLANTA — Ann Nixon Cooper, the Atlanta centenarian who President Barack Obama spoke of in his Election Night speech, has died. She was 107.

12/22/09 - 12:03am

Depleted uranium shipment from SRS arrives in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions Inc. says the first shipment of depleted uranium from South Carolina's Savannah River Site has arrived at its facility in Utah's west desert. Company President Val Christensen made the announcement in a statement Monday, saying the ...

12/21/09 - 7:07pm

Special meeting Tuesday reviews Columbia County's budget

Columbia County commissioners will meet Tuesday morning to discuss the budget. The meeting will provide officials an opportunity to conduct a “State of the Budget Address,” said county Deputy Administrator Scott Johnson. Proposed budget cuts might be included as part of the discussion, Mr...

12/21/09 - 6:37pm

Man sought in check scam

AIKEN - The Aiken Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's help finding a man who has passed several fake travelers checks at the Aiken Target on Whiskey Road, Sgt. Aaron Dowdy said.

12/21/09 - 6:14pm

Man charged in mail thefts

AIKEN - The Aiken Department of Public Safety has arrested a man who is accused of mail theft.

12/21/09 - 7:23pm

Richmond County distributing more flu shots on Tuesday

The vaccine is for anyone ages 6 months or older. Children under the age of 10 will likely need a second shot within a month.

12/21/09 - 5:46pm

Actress Murphy had flulike illness

LOS ANGELES – Brittany Murphy's family said the actress was ill with flulike symptoms in the days before her death and prescription medications were taken from her home, the Los Angeles coroner's office said Monday.

12/21/09 - 3:38pm

USC's Archie to miss rest of season

South Carolina senior forward Dominique Archie, who suffered a right knee sprain in South Carolina's Nov. 22 game against Miami, will undergo season-ending knee surgery, Gamecock coach Darrin Horn announced on Monday. Archie is a former Josey star who pulled out of the NBA Draft ...

12/21/09 - 3:30pm

Augusta Metro Chamber moves to new location

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today that it will be moving into a new office space this week at 701 Greene Street in downtown Augusta. The chamber will occupy approximately 2,300 square feet on the first floor. The move will be completed on Tuesday, according to a release....

12/21/09 - 3:47pm

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Nunn gains in Senate race, poll says

ATLANTA -- The closer the election gets, the harder it is to tell who is going to win, according to a poll released today showing the races for governor and the Senate effectively tied.
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