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Escaped Georgia convict recaptured

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  - A Gainesville man who cut off an ankle monitor and fled Hall County hours before being convicted of child molestation has been recaptured in south Georgia. Twenty-two-year-old Stevan Russell Senter was on trial this week for molesting two teenage girls in December 2007, and ...

03/26/10 - 2:52pm

Event boosts engineering for girls

Savannah River Site engineers hope to pique the interest of female students during Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Saturday. The event sponsored by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, CSRA Society of Women and University of South Carolina Aiken-Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, will b...

03/26/10 - 1:39pm

Aiken police seek suspect's identity

AIKEN -- Aiken Public Safety officers need help identifying a suspect in connection with a Thursday night robbery of Barton Radiator & Electric on University Parkway. The suspect entered through a bathroom window and took about $40 in cash from the cash box. The man is described at 5 feet, 10 in...

03/26/10 - 12:37pm

Motel clerk bitten, woman arrested

An Marietta, Ga., woman was arrested after police said she bit a clerk at the Motel 6 on Boy Scout Road Thursday night. Shannon Unal, 25, is charged with battery, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's report. When deputies arrived at the motel, the victim was sitting on top of Unal and ...

03/26/10 - 12:11pm

Spring weekend brings a wealth of fun

The first full weekend of spring offers activities ranging from Easter egg hunts to an evening of standup comedy with Bill Cosby. Here's a sampling.




03/26/10 - 4:55pm

Ga. Senate passes bill to create needs-based scholarships

ATLANTA -- Students from poor families could get a small scholarship from lottery funds under a bill passed today by the Senate.Senate Bill 496 by Sen. Jack Hill, R-Reidsville, would expand the popular HOPE Scholarships that are now awarded on the basis of a B average or better, regardless of financ...

03/26/10 - 10:03am

Lincoln County earthquake measured at 2.5

 A series of noisy rumblings in Lincoln County turned out to be a 2.5 magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey. Authorities received numerous calls after the noisy booms were heard in several areas around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, but no damage was reported. The epicenter of the qu...

03/26/10 - 4:49pm

Savannah area skeleton identified as man missing five years

SPRINGFIELD, Ga.  - Authorities in Effingham County say remains of a human skeleton found in a wooded area earlier this month have been identified as a local man who went missing in 2005. Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said Thursday the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Savannah crime lab...

03/26/10 - 9:03am

Unemployment rates decrease in Aiken, Edgefield counties

South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 12.5 percent in February, the South Carolina Employment Security Commission reported this morning. On a county basis, both Aiken and Edgefield counties saw declines in their unemployment rates. Aiken County declined from 10.7 percent in Januar...

03/26/10 - 8:23am

Ga. court OKs auction of Hindu statues

ATLANTA - A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the auctioning of 100 statues and other property to satisfy debts of the Hindu Temple of Georgia, which filed for bankruptcy last year. The temple, in Norcross, claims to have $9.4 million in assets and $15 million in liabilities. Attorneys for ...

03/26/10 - 3:59pm
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