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Festival today, Saturday at Plum Branch

A two-day Freshwater Coast Festival and membership drive for the Carolina Beach Music Academy will be held today and Saturday at the Plum Branch Yacht Club on Thurmond Lake in Plum Branch, S.C. Admission is $15 and includes access both days, and membership in the academy, whose members have the oppo...

05/07/10 - 5:08am

Ga. college student fees questioned

ATLANTA - - The $239 million in mandatory student fees charged by colleges should be better managed, auditors say.

05/06/10 - 8:51am

Dearing drowning victim named

DEARING, Ga. -- A body believed to be that of an elderly man has been recovered from a pond in McDuffie County.


05/06/10 - 11:43am

SC factory worker loses arm in accident

GREER, S.C.  - A worker at the BMW plant in South Carolina lost his arm in a construction accident and doctors hoped to reattach the limb. Multiple media outlets reported the employee had his arm severed between the elbow and wrist Wednesday morning at the plant in Greer. BMW spokesman Bob...

05/06/10 - 7:45am

Fog greets morning motorists again

For the second morning in a row, dense fog has covered the Augusta area. It should last until about 10 a.m.

05/06/10 - 7:05am

Marijuana brownies sicken Effingham County students, police say

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- Several Effingham County high school students were taken to an area hospital Monday after consuming brownies authorities believe were laced with marijuana. Effingham County sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said five students became ill after eating the brownies at school Mond...

05/06/10 - 5:05am

Trainees to take citizens' oath at SC Army post

FORT JACKSON, S.C. - More than 50 soldiers from 35 countries who have nearly completed basic training are to be sworn in as American citizens at a South Carolina Army post. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokeswoman Chris Rhatigan says 53 soldiers are taking the oath at Fort Jac...

05/06/10 - 4:39am

Gwinnett cops find drugs growing inside TV

SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Authorities have arrested a Snellville man after they say they found marijuana growing in his TV. Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputies were evicting Warren English from his home Wednesday when authorities say they found the plants. Authorities say they recovered six marijuana plants ...

05/06/10 - 4:36am

SC regulators hold hearing on rate request

GRANITEVILLE - South Carolina regulators will listen today to public comments about a utility's request to raise rates. The public can comment on the request by South Carolina Electric & Gas tonight at Aiken Technical College in Graniteville. SCE&G is seeking a rate increase to hel...

05/06/10 - 4:32am

Caller vows gunplay over salad dressing

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A man called a grocery store Wednesday and threatened to kill people because he didn't get an advertised discount on his salad dressing, police say. A clerk at the Food Lion on Market Place Drive told a North Augusta Public Safety officer that the irate customer on the phone sounded...

05/06/10 - 4:57am
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