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Meth explosion sends Fla. child to Augusta burn unit

Florida authorities said the fire from an explosing meth lab burned a toddler and sent it to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. The News Herald of Panama City quoted sheriff's deputies, who said the Sunday fire involved illegal drug manufacture. Bay County sheriff&...

08/25/09 - 6:18am

Cyrus stalker suspect in court

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — A 53-year-old Columbia County man charged with attempting to stalk Miley Cyrus is due back in court Tuesday on Tybee Island, where the teenage "Hannah Montana" star recently finished filming her latest movie. Police say Mark McLeod, of Appling, told them he was secretly eng...

08/25/09 - 8:58am

Long hair traps Grovetown teen in overturned car this afternoon

Emergency responders freed a Grovetown teen from her overturned car this afternoon by cutting her hair, which had slipped out the vehicle's sunroof and pinned her inside. “She’s a little upset” about the haircut, said firefighter Amy Burrus of Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue. Poli...

08/24/09 - 5:28pm

Sex offender's move brings arrest

Columbia County authorities arrested a Harlem sex offender today.

08/24/09 - 5:33pm

Minor injuries reported in downtown wreck

Authorities responded this morning to an accident in downtown Augusta in which an SUV flipped, coming to rest on its roof.

08/24/09 - 3:18pm

Evans alligator killed, dismembered by poachers

A 9-foot alligator that lived in a pond in Evans was killed and dismembered by poachers over the weekend, according to the owner of the property. “They came out here and cut his whole head off, and also his two front legs and his tail,” said Donnie Brown, the owner of Brown Feed & See...

08/24/09 - 3:01pm

Graniteville water rates halted again by court order

Related: Water rate boost tied to many factors Circuit Court Judge Jack Early this morning signed a further temporary restraining order on the new water and sewer rates for Graniteville and Vaucluse residents. Meanwhile...

08/24/09 - 10:09pm

Lawmakers await Graniteville water ruling

Related: Water rate boost tied to many factors AIKEN -- State lawmakers said today they're still waiting on a ruling concerning a possible further injunction in the Graniteville water case. Last week, Judge Jack Ear...

08/24/09 - 11:27am

Sheriff seeks man in cruelty case

Richmond County investigators are looking for 26-year-old Christopher Lavert Loggins on a charge of cruelty to children in the first degree. Mr. Loggins is accused of beating his year-old son with a belt Sunday at his apartment, 2150 B St. The child was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital...

08/24/09 - 9:47am

Reader's Digest files bankruptcy

Reader's Digest Association Inc., publisher of the iconic general interest magazine that began gracing American homes in 1922, on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it faces falling print circulation in the Internet age and looming debt payments. Known for its heartwarming sto...

08/24/09 - 9:25am

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