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Man gets 3 months in hostage scam to rob SC bank

FLORENCE, S.C. — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to three months in prison for taking hundreds in cash from a teller he told he needed the money to pay ransom for two people being held hostage.

09/28/10 - 1:10pm

Georgia names 'Race to the Top' head


ATLANTA — The Georgia Board of Education has appointed the deputy director of the state's budget office the head of "Race to the Top" implementation.

09/28/10 - 1:07pm

Sycamore Drive shooting victim named

Authorities have identified a Monday evening shooting victim as 37-year-old Stanley Curry.

09/28/10 - 6:35pm

U.S. indictment names drug suspects

A federal indictment, unsealed this week in federal court, has charged 23 defendants with a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of cocaine and other drugs.

09/28/10 - 12:03pm

Couple sentenced on fraud charges

An Emanuel County couple was sentenced Monday in federal court for their roles in a Swainsboro, Ga., mortgage fraud scheme, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

09/28/10 - 10:42am

Latest: Sanford assails SC college costs

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford, legislators and college officials made little headway in a meeting meant to jumpstart discussions on how to make tuition at South Carolina's public colleges more affordable.

09/28/10 - 3:25pm

32 illegal immigrants arrested in Georgia

Federal authorities have arrested 32 illegal immigrants in central and south Georgia who they say are accused of committing crimes or fled after a judge ordered them to leave the country.

09/28/10 - 7:37am

School bus in minor accident

 Authorities have reopened the south-bound lane of Peach Orchard Road after an accident between an off-duty police officer and a school bus.

09/28/10 - 8:52am

VA clinic set to open in Brunswick, Ga.

BRUNSWICK, Ga.  - A long-awaited Veterans Affairs clinic is scheduled to open next week in Brunswick.

09/28/10 - 7:34am

Bridge debris blocks I-20 west of Atlanta

AUSTELL, Ga. - Cobb County authorities say debris falling from a bridge near the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park has brought traffic to a halt on Interstate Highway 20 west of Atlanta.


09/28/10 - 7:32am
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