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Fed extends consumer lending program

WASHINGTON -– The Federal Reserve is extending a program intended to spur lending to consumers and small businesses at lower rates, but will not expand the types of loans made.

08/17/09 - 12:05pm

Vehicle accidents kill 2 men

Accidents involving an all-terrain vehicle and a parked car claimed two lives during the weekend in the two-state area, and a woman was injured after falling 30 feet from a hiking trail. A 26-year-old South Carolina man died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle into a tree. The Sun News of Myrtl...

08/17/09 - 12:06pm

Army breaking ground on Shaw AFB

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -– The Army and the Air Force are coming together to celebrate the beginning of a new headquarters for units in charge of American ground forces in the Mideast. Groundbreaking for a new 3rd Army headquarters will take place 10 this morning at Shaw Air Force Base in ce...

08/17/09 - 12:05pm

Tropical storm hits Florida Panhandle

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. -— Tropical Storm Claudette made landfall on the Florida Panhandle near Fort Walton Beach early today while Hurricane Bill became the first hurricane of the 2009 Atlantic season.

08/17/09 - 12:06pm

Dogs killed, mutilated elderly couple found near Athens

LEXINGTON, Ga. - A 65-year-old woman who was found dead with her husband Saturday morning was attacked by dogs, Oglethorpe County Coroner James Mathews said this afternoon.

08/17/09 - 9:43pm

UGA returns to classes today

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia students will see larger classes, fewer course sections and more courses taught by temporary instructors this fall. But UGA officials say most students will not be affected much by those and other changes forced by budget cuts. Today is the first day of classes...

08/17/09 - 6:00am

Aiken school traffic may have delays; morning was smooth

A foggy Monday greets youngsters returning for the first day of the 2009-10 school year.

08/17/09 - 3:16pm

Woman charged in I-20 fatality

A woman has been arrested in connection with a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 that took the life of a Thomson man Saturday.

08/16/09 - 9:16pm

S.C. attorney general's mother dies

COLUMBIA — Ida Dargan McMaster, the mother of South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, has died at her home. She was 88.

08/16/09 - 7:59pm

Yang rallies to beat Woods at PGA Championship

Y.E. Yang of South Korea has won the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club, denying Tiger Woods a wire-to-wire victory and his 15th career major.

08/16/09 - 9:30pm