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Local snake study makes encyclopedia

 A study into the ambush habits of venomous cottonmouths has earned two Savannah River Ecology Lab researchers a spot in Encyclopædia Britannica's 2010 Book of the Year.  The study by SREL's J.D. Willson and Christopher Winne, and Davidson College's Evan Eskew, was included ...

05/19/10 - 9:09am

320-year-old floor found at SC's birthplace

CHARLESTON, S.C. - You might call it the foundation of South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports scientists have found a floor thought to be 320 years old at Charles Towne Landing, the site of the first permanent English settlement in South Carolina The foundation...

05/19/10 - 8:54am

Gwinnett workers asked to return 1994 bonuses

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.  - About 180 Gwinnett County employees are being asked to return thousands of dollars the county says they were overpaid 16 years ago. Aaron Bovos, Gwinnett County chief financial officer, called it a project to "clean up receivables and to eliminate outstanding obligations."...

05/19/10 - 6:56am

Suspect vanished from cruiser, Ga. cops say

ALBANY, Ga. - Crisp County authorities are searching for a man they say escaped from a patrol car Monday. Kenneth Carter has eight outstanding warrants for fraud. Authorities started following Carter after he ran into a wooded area. Officers caught him, and that's when police say they figured out he...

05/19/10 - 5:48am

Suspect vanished from cruiser, Ga. cops say

ALBANY, Ga. - Crisp County authorities are searching for a man they say escaped from a patrol car Monday. Kenneth Carter has eight outstanding warrants for fraud. Authorities started following Carter after he ran into a wooded area. Officers caught him, and that's when police say they figured out he...

05/19/10 - 5:46am

Savannah riverwalk needs $3.8 million repair

SAVANNAH -- A 448-foot section of the riverwalk along the Savannah River Landing site has structural problems that will require a $3.8 million fix. It is the second structural issue with the riverwalk's bulkhead in less than two years, and this time, the Savannah design and engineering firm of Thoma...

05/19/10 - 5:42am

Missing boater's body found near Savannah

SAVANNAH -- The body of a 23-year-old boater who fell into the water Sunday at the Isle of Hope Marina was found floating near the docks Tuesday, according to Savannah-Chatham police. Crews from several agencies had been combing the area since 7 p.m. Sunday, when a man identified as Derrell Williams...

05/19/10 - 5:37am

Parents defend punishment for boy kept in closet

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - Damita Devonna Peak pepper-sprayed her 12-year-old son in self-defense, she testified Tuesday in Oconee County Superior Court.

05/19/10 - 5:18am

IRS asking UGA questions

ATHENS, Ga. -- The IRS has asked University of Georgia officials for detailed financial records about income the university receives from activities not related to its main mission.

05/19/10 - 5:07am

Atlanta street closed after powder found

ATLANTA - Police diverted traffic along Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta Tuesday afternoon to investigate a suspicious package later determined to contain a nontoxic substance. Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department Capt. Jolyon (JOE-lee-on) Bundrige says the post office delivered an envelope c...

05/18/10 - 7:12pm
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