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SC air crash victims unidentified

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. — Officials say it could be Wednesday before the names are released of two people killed in a plane crash in South Carolina. Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth said Tuesday it didn't appear he would be able to schedule autopsies until Wednesday. The single-engine bipla...

09/08/09 - 8:38am

Area holiday DUI arrests doubled

Richmond County deputies more than doubled their arrests of drunken drivers this Labor Day holiday weekend compared with last year. Twenty-eight people were arrested on DUI charges Friday and Saturday, compared with 13 people last year, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Special Operations...

09/08/09 - 9:49am

Obama advises caution in what kids put on Facebook

WASHINGTON -– Education Secretary Arne Duncan says President Obama feels that it’s critically important to speak directly to America’s school students because academic performance must be improved. The nation has a 30 percent dropout rate.

09/08/09 - 1:17pm

SC boardwalk work begins

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Myrtle Beach is breaking ground on a milelong boardwalk in the heart of South Carolina's most popular tourist destination. Instead of gold shovels, city officials will use brightly colored plastic shovels and pails for Tuesday morning's ceremony. Officials want to...

09/08/09 - 7:26am

2009 was good for peaches

GREENVILLE, S.C. — South Carolina peach farmers say 2009 has been a successful year. South Carolina Peach Council Executive Director Amy London told The Greenville News the only problem for the state's $50 million industry was an April hailstorm between Aiken and Lancaster. Officials say ...

09/08/09 - 7:21am

Sanford to face radio audience

COLUMBIA -– South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will take questions from the public during an hour-long radio broadcast. Mr. Sanford will appear on WVOC-AM in Columbia at 5 p.m. Tuesday. He has been traveling the state to apologize for secret trip to Argentina in June to meet the woman he has ca...

09/08/09 - 7:12am

Keeping tax deadbeats out of office tougher than it sounds

ATLANTA -- Exposing and punishing elected officials who fail to pay their state income taxes isn't as simple as it might seem. Just ask Eric Johnson and Joe Wilkinson. They're the two legislators charged with rooting out tax scofflaws among their colleagues. Johnson, a Savannah Republican, ...

09/08/09 - 6:39am

Aiken holds city GOP primary

AIKEN -- Registered voters in the city of Aiken will get the chance today to cast ballots in the Republican primary for three open city council seats. The voting will involve six Republican candidates but no Democrats because the only one to register for a city council election this year -- Distric...

01/21/10 - 12:42am

Man doesn't return from test drive of motorcycle

Sometimes a test drive is more than it seems. A woman in the 2000 block of Chester Drive said a man whose name she thinks she knows came by Thursday afternoon and expressed interest in buying her 2000 Suzuki MC motorcycle, according to a report with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. The m...

09/08/09 - 6:05am

Armed woman robs restaurant

A woman with a bandana around her face and silver-colored revolver robbed a Waffle House early Monday, according to a report with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. A woman at the counter of the restaurant at 2057 Gordon Highway said the woman came in around 5 a.m., placed the handgun again...

09/08/09 - 6:04am

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