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Ga. official sues over own rule

RIVERDALE, Ga. — A member of the Riverdale City Council is suing the city for what he calls illegal activity. Councilman Rick Scoggins has filed a lawsuit alleging a city ordinance designed to keep sidewalks and property clean is not legal. Mr. Scoggins, who voted for the ordinance, became ups...

10/26/09 - 7:01am

Atlanta wants video monitors

ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta is applying for federal stimulus money to expand the monitoring of city streets with video cameras. Video cameras are trained on a few dozen Atlanta locations now. City officials hope a greatly expanded program would deter or help solve such crimes as the rash of ...

10/26/09 - 6:55am

Couple wed after cancer walk

Most brides' processions down the aisle end in mere minutes, but Carol Bitner's promenade lasted for three days and 60 miles. Bitner and her walk-mate, Bill Caputi, were married Sunday after finishing the Breast Cancer 3-Day fundraising trek from Buford to Atlanta. About 2,200 people walke...

10/26/09 - 6:42am

Man faces hearings in SC wildfire

CONWAY, S.C. — A man fined in the most destructive wildfire in South Carolina history is faching a court date to answer to charges. Court documents show the trial for Marc Torchi is set for Wednesday in Central Jury Court in Conway, a magistrate-level court. Torchi had earlier requested a jury...

10/26/09 - 6:24am

Sanford's secrecy waiver due today

COLUMBIA — Gov. Mark Sanford is facing a fast-approaching deadline to give the South Carolina Supreme Court more information over his waiver of confidentiality in a state ethics investigation. Last week, the justices asked Sanford and attorneys for the State Ethics Commission for more informat...

10/26/09 - 6:20am

Yankees advance to World Series

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez, welcome to the World Series.

10/25/09 - 11:18pm

Teen shot this morning after argument with strangers

A 17-year-old Hephzibah teenager was shot this morning on the 2500 block of Drumcliff Court. A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that the victim told officers that about 12:30 a.m. four to six unidentified young men were walking near the intersection of Dayton Street and Drumcliff Court ...

10/25/09 - 8:56pm

BCS: Florida, Alabama and Texas hold onto top spots

NEW YORK - Boise State got bumped. TCU is now in position to be this season's BCS buster – for now. The Horned Frogs passed the Broncos on Sunday in the Bowl Championship Series standings, with TCU jumping two spots from last week and Boise State falling three. Florida (.9726...

10/25/09 - 8:10pm

Burglar goes through roof to rob store

A person broke into the Discount Stop store at 545 Sand Bar Ferry Road by entering through a hole in the roof. A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, an officer responded to an activated security alarm at the store. The officer discovered that someone had p...

10/25/09 - 8:55pm

Angry restaurant customer throws back his mashed potatoes

A man got upset with his order and threw a carton of mashed potatoes at a restaurant employee late Friday night at the Popeye’s at 3209 Deans Bridge Road, a Richmond County sheriff’s report states. The crime is considered a simple battery because the mashed potatoes hit the employee in th...

10/25/09 - 6:52pm

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