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Secret Service probing effigy of Obama in Carter's hometown

PLAINS, Ga. — A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service says the agency is investigating an effigy of President Obama found hanging from a building in the hometown of former President Carter. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that the large black doll was found Saturd...

01/29/10 - 7:34am

S.C. lawmaker wants to make threat against military a felony

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would make it a felony to threaten violence against military members or their families because they are serving their country. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the proposal would make the threats a felon...

01/03/10 - 6:36pm

No murder charges in death

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina man has died 10 years after a brutal beating left him unable to feed, clean or care for himself. The family of 43-year-old Troy Knapp wishes his attackers could be charged with murder, and the coroner's office says his death in November after a seizure i...

01/03/10 - 6:35pm

Falcons beat Bucs to earn consecutive winning seasons

TAMPA, Fla. – Matt Ryan threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, helping the Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-10 to finish with consecutive winning records for the first time in franchise history. Standing in for injured leading rusher Michael Turner, Jason Snelling ran for 147 y...

01/03/10 - 4:24pm

Man charged in shooting death

A man was arrested early today in connection with a fatal shooting at the Econo Lodge at 2051 Gordon Highway on May 16. Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator William Leisey said Nicholas Nathaniel Johnson, 20, was arrested after deputies responded to a suspicious situation at the Heritage Apa...

01/03/10 - 7:17pm

3 die in S.C. mobile home fire

HONEA PATH — Authorities say three people have died in a mobile home fire in South Carolina. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown says 43-year-old Fred Jackson; his 46-year-old wife, Maxine Jackson; and their 19-year-old daughter, Faith Jackson, died of smoke inhalation in the blaze late ...

01/03/10 - 6:35pm

Car overturns on River Watch

A driver suffered minor injuries when a car overturned on River Watch Parkway about 11 a.m. today. No other cars were involved in the accident. The driver was treated at the scene for cuts and scrapes.

01/03/10 - 7:33pm

S.C. escapee still being sought

South Carolina authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from the minimum-security Catawba Pre-Release Center in Rock Hill on Saturday. William Newcomb was confirmed missing from the prison about 5:30 p.m. Newcomb is white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown...

01/03/10 - 2:43pm

Man found dead in car's trunk

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating the killing of a man found shot to death inside the trunk of a car. Police identified the man killed Saturday night in southwest Atlanta as 30-year-old D'anta Williams of Morrow. Police say he had been tied up and was shot at least five times insi...

01/03/10 - 6:35pm

Tour de Georgia might not return

ATLANTA — Cycling officials say if a major sponsor isn't found for the Tour de Georgia the race could be gone for good. The 8-year-old tour was canceled in 2009 as the economy faltered. Officials announced last week it won't happen this year, either. That puts the race — one of t...

01/03/10 - 6:34pm
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