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Aiken County whittles budget

  AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sales Tax committee whittled about $240 million in department head requests down to $80 million Tuesday night. The sales tax special project, which is expected on November's ballot, will bring about $65 million to the county, with another $13 million going to the cit...

03/24/10 - 12:25pm

Celebrity media to track Tiger at Masters

Celebrity media outlets have been calling the Sheriff's Office seeking information on Tiger Woods at this year's Masters.

05/28/10 - 9:51pm

Lakeside's Carney gets new post

The Columbia County school board promoted Lakeside High School Principal Jeff Carney this morning....

03/24/10 - 2:23pm

Pregnant woman reports assault

A pregnant woman was attacked by two female assailants on London Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. The 18-year-old victim, who said she was six-months pregnant, told police the women asked if she was "Roro" and when she said yes they began punching and kicking her, a Richmond County Sheriff's report said...

03/24/10 - 10:17am

Controlled burn might show smoke near fort

A controlled burn today at Fort Gordon's Range 14 will possibly produce noticeable smoke, officials say. Underbrush is being burned to promote safety, as well as benefit wildlife habitat....

03/24/10 - 9:52am

SC-based cruise ship appears free of virus

CHARLESTON, S.C.  - A South Carolina-based cruise ship is at sea again, apparently free from a virus after extra cleaning. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported today the Celebrity Mercury seems free of a stomach bug that afflicted nearly 1,000 passengers on its previous thr...

03/24/10 - 8:27am

Missing man's body found on Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.  - The body of a 35-year-old man who had reported he had gone to the top of Stone Mountain to study has been found on the side of the mountain. Stone Mountain Park Police Chief Chuck Kelley said searchers located the body of Antony Edge this morning after an all-night s...

03/24/10 - 1:14pm

50 test positive for TB exposure at Ga. school

LILBURN, Ga.  - Officials say 50 students and faculty members at Lilburn Middle School have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis during a screening. The testing was performed by the East Metro Health District last week after two cases of the disease were reported among sixth graders. Pr...

03/24/10 - 8:04am

Atlanta in top 10 metro areas, Census says

ATLANTA  - New Census Bureau numbers have bumped the Atlanta region into the top 10 list of metropolitan areas by population. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 2009 Census numbers put the Atlanta metro area's population at more than 5.4 million, an increase of more than 1....

03/24/10 - 5:42am

SC domestic-violence bills face hurdles

COLUMBIA -- Out of a dozen bills that address domestic violence pending in the S.C. General Assembly, advocates pointed to two today that have the best chances of passage.Criminal Domestic Violence Study Committee members, Sens. Larry Martin, R-Pickens, and Gerald Malloy, D-Darlington, and Rep....

03/24/10 - 9:05am
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