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Grovetown student arrested on drug charge

Police arrested a Grovetown High School student today on a drug possession charge. During a drug search at the school using canines, authorities found three marijuana cigarettes inside a Chevy Colorado belonging to 17-year-old Timothy Cole Gress, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. Gr...

03/30/10 - 4:55pm

Filing ends for SC candidates in primaries

COLUMBIA - The last day of filing for South Carolina candidates running in June primaries has brought some surprises. The two-week window for filing with the Republican and Democratic parties ended at noon today. Previously unannounced candidates included former Democratic state Rep. Robert Bar...

03/30/10 - 2:39pm

Update: Candidate Deal defends ethics

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  - Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal fired back against ethics allegations, calling the decision by congressional investigators to release the findings of its probe of his financial dealings "political payback." A fiery Deal made the remarks at a news conference in h...

03/30/10 - 4:51pm

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce president resigns

An e-mailed announcement from the chamber said that Jim Tingen quit, effective today, "to pursue other career interests."

03/30/10 - 5:56pm

Theft suspect arrested after biting employee

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A shoplifting suspect was arrested Monday after she bit an employee, police said. Deborah Samuels, 56, of the 1600 block of Apple Valley Drive, Augusta, was charged with shoplifting under $1,000 and simple assault and battery, according to a North Augusta Department of Pub...

03/31/10 - 2:49pm

Sanford OKs unemployment agency overhaul

COLUMBIA  - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford signed into law today an overhaul of the troubled Employment Security Commission that puts the troubled unemployment benefits operation in his Cabinet and clamps down on some abuses auditors have cited.

03/30/10 - 1:29pm

Martinez man can't appeal Louisiana sentence

THIBODAUX, La. - A state district judge has rejected a Columbia County, Ga., man's request to appeal his 60-year sentence for shooting two Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies at a traffic stop in December 2006. Judge John LeBlanc ruled that since 22-year-old Robert Power, of Martinez, accepted the s...

03/30/10 - 1:23pm

Legislative leaders keep transportation tax alive in conference committee

ATLANTA -- A transportation sales tax could still pass during the 10 days remaining in this year's legislative session, senior Senate leaders said today.

03/30/10 - 2:21pm

Legislative leaders keep transportation tax alive in conference committee

ATLANTA -- A transportation sales tax could still pass during the 10 days remaining in this year's legislative session, senior Senate leaders said today.

03/30/10 - 11:03am

Legislative leaders keep transportation tax alive in conference committee

ATLANTA -- A transportation sales tax could still pass during the 10 days remaining in this year's legislative session, senior Senate leaders said today.

03/30/10 - 11:03am
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