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Audit faults employment agency

COLUMBIA -- The S.C. Employment Security Commission, which administers unemployment benefits and helps the jobless find work, failed to notify the state that its trust fund was low, did not contain costs and failed to follow federal guidelines for reserve levels, according to an audit by the S.C. Le...

01/26/10 - 9:47am

Rape foiled; Victim turns out to be man dressed as woman

ATHENS, Ga. -- A would-be rapist fled Sunday night after he ripped off his victim's clothes and discovered he had attacked a man dressed as a woman, Athens-Clarke police said. The suspect was riding a bicycle when he started stalking a 17-year-old walking along Bray Street near Fourth Street ...

01/26/10 - 8:43am

North Augusta school principal tells police of indecent letter

The assistant principal of North Augusta’s Paul Knox Middle School told police Monday that someone mailed her an obscene letter. Lloydette Young said the letter was mailed to the school and contained a condom wrapped in aluminum foil, according to a North Augusta Public Safety report. It was t...

01/26/10 - 8:09am

Two men arrested in shooting death of 16-year-old

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with the shooting death early today of 16-year old Brandon Desean Taylor.

01/27/10 - 12:28am

Republican lawmaker wary of Perdue budget plan

A top budget-writer in the Legislature says Gov. Sonny Perdue is using “funny money” to balance the budget and that, contrary to what Gov. Sonny Perdue says, furloughs are likely for the fiscal year that starts in July. I interviewed state Rep. Earl Erhart, R-Powder Springs, for a piece ...

01/26/10 - 6:07am

Ga. blood supply dwindles

Officials say the blood supply in Georgia is running low. April Phillips is a spokeswoman for the Red Cross' Southern Blood Services Region. She says blood supplies have dropped to emergency levels and that officials are especially desperate for blood types O negative and B negative....

01/26/10 - 5:34am

Wintery mix could be headed to Ga.

ATLANTA — Enjoy the sunshine now — rain and even snow could be headed for parts of Georgia this weekend. The National Weather Service calls for rain with a chance of snow in Atlanta and Athens Friday and Saturday. It follows a weekend of record rainfall in parts of Georgia. Sunday's...

01/26/10 - 5:15am

Man charged with battery, theft in attempted shoplifting

Officers arrested a man who tried to shoplift a bottle of wine and repeatedly punched an employee at an Augusta convenience store late Sunday night. According to Richmond County jail records, David Rondale Barnes, 21, of the 200 block of Broad Street, was charged with battery and theft by shoplifti...

01/25/10 - 10:39pm

Vogtle asks more time to reach security goals

The parent company of Plant Vogtle has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a six-month extension to comply with new federal laws requiring tighter security at nuclear facilities. In a notice published in today’s Federal Register, the NRC said Southern Nuclear wants an exemption from &#...

01/25/10 - 9:11pm

Ga.-born Pernell Roberts dies, was star of 'Bonanza' TV show

LOS ANGELES — Pernell Roberts, the ruggedly handsome Georgia-born actor who shocked Hollywood by leaving TV's "Bonanza" at the height of its popularity, then found fame again years later on "Trapper John, M.D.," has died. He was 81. Roberts, the last surviving member of the classic Western...

01/25/10 - 11:53pm
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