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Girl Scouts to honor Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is seeking nominations for the 2010 Women of Distinction awards. Each year the council recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of arts, business, community service, education, government, health and professions. Girl Scouts also recogni...

10/13/09 - 8:47am

Course to teach safe boating

A four-part boating safety class taught by the Thurmond Lake Sail & Power Squadron will be offered Nov. 3, 6, 10 and 13 at McCormick County Library in McCormick, S.C. The class is a comprehensive course that covers all aspects of boating, including handling, docking, right of way, anchoring, ai...

10/13/09 - 8:00am

Aiken school board meets tonight

AIKEN -- The Aiken County school board is ready to discuss a facility study that has sat for almost two years. It meets at 7 tonight. In 2007, the board commissioned the study by Columbia-based M.B. Kahn on a master construction plan for the district. The board agreed to get community feedback and ...

01/08/10 - 10:37am

No PCBs found in lake

PICKENS, S.C. -– A report says drinking water from a South Carolina lake that's part a federal case over PCB contamination cleanup has no detectable traces of the chemical. The Greenville News reported Tuesday that tests from the Department of Health and Environmental Control show no disce...

10/13/09 - 8:47am

Redford directs film in Savannah

SAVANNHAH, Ga. -- Only a few changes were needed to make Chatham Square look like a scene from 1865. Taylor Street was transformed into a dirt road and gas lamps flickered on their posts. It was the film crew with its massive cameras that looked most out of place as filming began Monday on the Robe...

10/13/09 - 8:47am

US speeds bunker-buster bomb

WASHINGTON -– The Pentagon is speeding up delivery of a colossal bomb designed to destroy hidden weapons bunkers buried underground and shielded by 10,000 pounds of reinforced concrete. Call it Plan B for dealing with Iran, which recently revealed a long-suspected nuclear site deep inside a mo...

10/13/09 - 8:47am

Health care vote comes today

The pivotal Senate Finance Committee was poised to approve sweeping legislation today requiring nearly all Americans to purchase insurance and ushering in a host of other changes to the nation’s $2.5 trillion medical system. It convenes at 10 a.m.

10/13/09 - 6:27am

SC councilman cleared of assault

COLUMBIA — A Batesburg-Leesville town councilman has been cleared of assault charges involving another council member. Councilman Steve Cain was found not guilty Monday of assaulting Councilman Todd O'Dell this year. A six-member magistrate court jury took less than 10 minutes to clear Mr...

10/13/09 - 8:48am

Flooding closes Savannah streets

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Police closed traffic on at least two midtown Savannah thoroughfares Monday because of flooding caused by late-afternoon rainstorms. Police spokeswoman Veda Lamar Nichols said spots where ponding and caused unsafe driving conditions. She said that sporadic rainstorms are expected ...

10/13/09 - 5:26am

Rep. Broun blasts Nobel Prize, hate-crime amendment

ATHENS, Ga. -- President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize shows that the award is "a farce," U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, said Monday. Obama was awarded the prize Friday after just nine months in office, shocking even many of his most ardent supporters. "To me, it just shows that the Nobel P...

10/13/09 - 5:21am
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