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Augusta, Atlanta polls differ

The polls will close at 7 tonight in Augusta, but Atlanta voters will have one more hour to cast their ballots than their counterparts outside the city. Under Georgia law, polls remain open for municipal general elections until 8 p.m. in cities with more than 300,000 population and 7 p.m. elsewhere...

01/20/10 - 11:39pm

Judge declares SC pair dead

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A judge has declared a South Carolina couple, missing for more than a year and a half, dead as family members plan a public memorial in Georgia. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported Tuesday that a judge declared John and Elizabeth Calvert dead during a hearing i...

11/03/09 - 9:09am

Renaissance man Rines dies

BOSTON – Robert H. Rines, a Renaissance man whose discoveries led to sharper resolution in radar, sonar and ultrasound imaging and who claimed to have seen the Loch Ness Monster, has died. He was 87. Rines died of heart failure at his home in Boston on Sunday, surrounded by his family, his wif...

11/03/09 - 9:09am

Bug bombs killed SC baby

COLUMBIA — Bug spray that produces a fog to kill insects is likely to blame for the death of a 10-month-old South Carolina boy over the weekend, and his 2-year-old brother was critically injured by the fumes, authorities said. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said the boys' mother...

11/03/09 - 7:59am

SC jobless checks go out twice

COLUMBIA — An extra unemployment check is yet again in the mail for some South Carolina residents. A programming error caused the state Employment Security Commission to send out about 150 duplicate unemployment checks. Officials say the checks went out last week. Anyone who gets two unemploy...

11/03/09 - 7:43am

High court to decide Sanford case

COLUMBIA — It's now up to South Carolina's highest court to decide whether lawmakers can get information on an ethics probe of Gov. Mark Sanford. Mr. Sanford has submitted his final brief to the state Supreme Court. He asked the justices to decide whether the Ethics Commission can rel...

11/03/09 - 10:02am

Georgia Guard to re-enact WWII march

TOCCOA, Ga. – The Georgia Army National Guard says members of the 108th Cavalry will begin a march from Toccoa to Atlanta early Wednesday to commemorate a trek made during World War II. In 1942, members of the Army's 101st Airborne Division made a 118-mile march from Toccoa to Atlanta befo...

11/03/09 - 9:09am

Early indications show interest in Tuesday commission vote is low

Participation in early and advance voting was so low that Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey is adjusting her turnout prediction for today's commission and school board elections. And now, a thick fog is covering the area, which might further limit morning balloti...

11/03/09 - 7:18am

Phillies hold off Yankees to win Game 5

PHILADELPHIA — Chase Utley hit two home runs to raise his World Series total to a record-tying five, Cliff Lee won again and the Philadelphia Phillies staved off elimination with an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 5 on Monday night.

11/02/09 - 11:30pm

Development wins initial OK

NORTH AUGUSTA - RiverNorth residents came in full force to North Augusta’s city council meeting tonight to voice their opinion about the proposed Gardner’s Landing development to be housed next door along the river. Council voted 6-1 in favor of the proposa on first reading, with Councilm...

11/02/09 - 11:23pm
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