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Ga. Senate passes bill to create needs-based scholarships

ATLANTA -- Students from poor families could get a small scholarship from lottery funds under a bill passed today by the Senate.Senate Bill 496 by Sen. Jack Hill, R-Reidsville, would expand the popular HOPE Scholarships that are now awarded on the basis of a B average or better, regardless of financ...

03/26/10 - 11:03am

Lincoln County earthquake measured at 2.5

 A series of noisy rumblings in Lincoln County turned out to be a 2.5 magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey. Authorities received numerous calls after the noisy booms were heard in several areas around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, but no damage was reported. The epicenter of the qu...

03/26/10 - 5:49pm

Savannah area skeleton identified as man missing five years

SPRINGFIELD, Ga.  - Authorities in Effingham County say remains of a human skeleton found in a wooded area earlier this month have been identified as a local man who went missing in 2005. Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said Thursday the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Savannah crime lab...

03/26/10 - 10:03am

Unemployment rates decrease in Aiken, Edgefield counties

South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 12.5 percent in February, the South Carolina Employment Security Commission reported this morning. On a county basis, both Aiken and Edgefield counties saw declines in their unemployment rates. Aiken County declined from 10.7 percent in Januar...

03/26/10 - 9:23am

Ga. court OKs auction of Hindu statues

ATLANTA - A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the auctioning of 100 statues and other property to satisfy debts of the Hindu Temple of Georgia, which filed for bankruptcy last year. The temple, in Norcross, claims to have $9.4 million in assets and $15 million in liabilities. Attorneys for ...

03/26/10 - 4:59pm

Ga. court OKs auction of Hindu statues

ATLANTA - A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the auctioning of 100 statues and other property to satisfy debts of the Hindu Temple of Georgia, which filed for bankruptcy last year. The temple, in Norcross, claims to have $9.4 million in assets and $15 million in liabilities. Attorneys for ...

03/26/10 - 9:15am

Property value deadline approaches

Augusta and Columbia County homeowners have until April 1 to officially contest their taxable property values and propose new ones, though declaring a new value doesn't necessarily mean the boards of assessors will concur.Residents can appeal their assessments by completing a form called the Real Pr...

03/25/10 - 6:36pm

Rabid raccoon found in McBean

A raccoon killed in McBean tested positive for rabies Wednesday, Richmond County Health Department said today.A person living on Westbrook Road found the raccoon in a dogpen and killed it. The dog was in the pen but there was no evidence the dog had contact with the raccoon, the health departme...

03/25/10 - 6:05pm

Bill would abolish Golf Hall

Golf Hall of Fame would be abolished in bill Senate considers Friday.

03/25/10 - 5:56pm

Aiken County arrests 4 on drug charges

AIKEN -- Four Aiken County men were arrested today as part of a five-month narcotics investigation.

 

05/29/10 - 12:35am
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