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Ga. attorney general won't rule on hospital tax

  ATLANTA -- Attorney General Thurbert Baker refused to rule that the General Assembly violated the law when it passed a bill that packaged a new hospital tax and fee increases with the elimination of the state tax on retirement income and property. Baker's office released a letter today to Hou...

04/21/10 - 11:01am

Woman faces child cruelty charge

A 42-year-old woman was arrested on child cruelty charges today after allegedly beating a 4-year-old girl with a belt. Diedra Ready, of 323 Ellis Street, is charged with cruelty to children, according to Richmond County Sheriff's jail records. The victim told her mother that Ready beat her on h...

04/21/10 - 10:26am

Augusta native seeking state school post

Augusta native Beth Farokhi announced today that she will run for Georgia School Superintendent in the 2010 Democratic Primary.

04/21/10 - 2:19pm

MCG applicants prefer Augusta 6-1

ATLANTA -- Roughly six students accepted to MCG prefer the main Augusta campus for every one that wants to attend in Athens.

04/21/10 - 9:19am

SC PSC could see small changes

COLUMBIA -- A panel is calling for little change in the membership of the S.C. Public Service Commission, nominating incumbents and newcomers, including an Augusta, Ga. native, for four-year terms....

04/21/10 - 6:42am

Legislators to discuss trash to power legislation

COLUMBIA - Legislators plan to discuss changing a South Carolina law to allow a proposed garbage incinerator that will generate power. A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee is scheduled to discuss today changing the state's waste management law to include waste-to-energy facilities. N...

04/21/10 - 6:27am

SC legislators to discuss offshore drilling

COLUMBIA  - A bill directing South Carolina's environmental agency to expedite offshore drilling applications after federal restrictions are removed is scheduled for debate. A Senate subcommittee is set to discuss the measure today. It would direct the state Department of Health and Enviro...

04/21/10 - 6:25am

Officials don't know what sparked SC college fire

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Fire investigators say they don't know what sparked a fire last month at a South Carolina college. The Herald of Rock Hill reported today investigators have concluded their investigation without being able to figure out what started the March 6 fire at Winthrop Univer...

04/21/10 - 6:23am

SC woman sentenced to 5 years for scalding boy

DILLON, S.C.  - A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to scalding her 5-year-old stepson. WBTW-TV in Florence reported that 24-year-old Dartisha Henson of Latta had been charged with cruelty to children for the 2008 scalding of the boy in a...

04/21/10 - 6:21am

Georgia House to take up ethics reform

ATLANTA  - The House is set to take up long-promised ethics reform legislation. The ethics package from House Speaker David Ralston is on the calendar for a vote today, with the clock ticking down on the session's end. House Republicans made ethics a top priority after a scandal last year invol...

04/21/10 - 6:19am
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