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Ga. bill would expand areas where guns are allowed

ATLANTA — Gun owners with permits would be allowed to carry firearms into the state Capitol and might also bring them into churches, bars and on college campuses, under legislation unveiled on today by a key Republican lawmaker. The bill from state Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, the Senate GOP whip, wou...

01/12/10 - 6:59pm

Herschel Walker 'serious' about debut MMA bout

Walker's MMA debut was finalized today when Greg Nagy was announced as his opponent for the Strikeforce card to be contested Jan. 30 at the Florida Panthers' arena in Sunrise, Fla.

01/12/10 - 6:33pm

Sheikh of Dubai purchases land in Aiken

AIKEN -- The sheikh of Dubai has purchased land in Aiken County that will expand a horse training facility, bringing jobs to the area and expanding the growing equine industry in Aiken. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum purchased the 360-acres of land on Dec. 29, and crews are currently developing the...

01/29/10 - 7:34am

Martinez cricket farm featured on cable show tonight

Ghann's Cricket Farm in Martinez will appear on the Discovery Channel tonight at 9 p.m.

01/12/10 - 6:12pm

Early voting starts Wednesday for state Senate runoff

Early voting for a runoff election to fill the vacant state senate District 22 seat will begin Wednesday. Voters can cast their ballots early through Jan. 29 at the Board of Elections office at 530 Greene St. Polling hours are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Jan 22. The final week voting h...

01/12/10 - 6:29pm

School board looks at lower mileage reimbursement plan

The Richmond County school board has given a first approval to lowering the mileage reimbursement provided for school employee travel. The decrease is from 55 cents per mile to 50 cents and is aligned with a new rate recently established by the Internal Revenue Service. The issue was approved unan...

01/12/10 - 5:55pm

Thurmond's son Paul considers run for Congress

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Another Thurmond may be heading to Washington. Paul Thurmond, 34, the son of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, who served for 48 years in the Senate, said today he's considering a run for Congress. The younger Thurmond said he was forming an exploratory committee to we...

01/12/10 - 4:38pm

SRS contracts announced

Contracts totaling $3.1 million were announced today by Savannah River Site’s primary contractor as part of a broad program to decommission two obsolete nuclear weapons material reactors using funds from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. Havird Oil Co. of Leesville, S.C., received ...

01/12/10 - 4:05pm

3 dead, 2 hurt in north Atlanta business shooting

KENNESAW, Ga. - A disgruntled ex-employee stormed a truck rental business in camouflage and opened fire with a handgun, killing two people and critically wounding three others at his former workplace, police said.

01/12/10 - 8:23pm

2 arrested in Aiken

AIKEN – A concerned citizen helped Aiken authorities nab two men accused of stealing a jeep this morning. Aiken Department of Public Safety officers arrested and charged Neal Donovan and Russell Young with malicious injury to real property, breaking and entering to auto and grand larceny about...

01/12/10 - 3:58pm
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