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Man escapes police car, later found, jailed

A man on the way to jail Friday managed to get his handcuffs in front of him, damage a cruiser window and make his escape, a report shows. The deputy was on Old Waynesboro Road at 4-H Club Road in Hephzibah when Scott Schmidt crawled out the car and bolted into the woods, a report states. He was fou...

10/03/10 - 12:28am

MCG's South Entrance to be closed Monday

Visitors to Medical College of Georgia Hospital might have to find a new way in, at least for a couple of weeks. The health system announced late Friday afternoon that its South Entrance will be closed for renovation, starting today. The entrance is expected to open again on Oct. 18. Patients can us...

10/04/10 - 1:08am

Coast Guard helicopter rescues two people and dog from sinking shrimp boat

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A rescue helicopter crew from the U.S. Coast Guard's Savannah Air Station rescued two people and a dog Friday night from a vessel that was sinking.

10/02/10 - 9:45pm

Man stabbed with pen

Richmond County police responded to the America's Best Inn and Suites on 5th Street early today to a man who had been stabbed in the face with an ink pen. Michael Ridenhour, 46, told police he had given the suspect, Jimmy Mack, $20 around midnight to buy him a six pack of beer, according to a police...

10/02/10 - 6:09pm

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues two from sinking shrimp boat

BRUNSWICK - A rescue helicopter crew from the U.S. Coast Guard's Savannah Air Station rescued two people and a dog Friday night from a vessel that was sinking in Altamaha Sound, the Coast Guard said in a prepared release. The crew pulled Gary Jones, Celest Johnson and their dog, all from Jacksonvill...

10/02/10 - 3:13pm

Georgia stork watchers worry about endangered status

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Fredi Fenster enjoys venturing outdoors to spot wood storks in their natural habitat. Fenster has a favorite spot. "There's a place along the causeway to Jekyll Island past the Visitor's Center about half a mile. There's a pond there," Fenster said. "Occasionally I'll see them ...

10/02/10 - 3:06pm

SC coroners investigate deaths from medical errors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A new state law designed to notify families of those who die within 24 hours of hospital admittance and invasive surgery is increasing the call volume for some coroner's investigators....

10/02/10 - 9:19pm

SC Civil War document sells for $25,000 at auction

COLUMBIA - A copy of South Carolina's official withdrawal from the United States in 1860 sold at auction for $25,000, well above pre-sale estimates. The State of Columbia reported that one of the original 200 copies of the Ordinance of Secession was sold Thursday to an undisclosed bidder by...

10/02/10 - 9:18pm

U.S. leads, Europe has momentum

When play was called because of darkness, the U.S. had a 6-4 lead. But Europe was ahead in all six matches that got started late in the afternoon.

10/02/10 - 6:16pm

St. Simons beachside service held for south Georgia teen

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The family of Diamine King, 14, tossed flowers and flower pedals into the water off St. Simons Island this morning near the spot where she disappeared last Saturday.

10/02/10 - 7:56am
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