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Outsider should investigate SC mayor crash

COLUMBIA - An official in South Carolina's capital city says an outside law enforcement agency should investigate a wreck involving the mayor-elect. Multiple media outlets report that Columbia City Councilwoman Belinda Gergel said today the Highway Patrol should take over the investigation...

05/05/10 - 4:17pm

Roy Barnes net worth $16.6 million

ATLANTA  - Democrat Roy Barnes released 25 years of tax returns.

05/05/10 - 4:10pm

Golf course audit finds nothing wrong, but revenue remains a challenge

Audit suggests Augusta's municipal golf course needs to make money, but doesn't tell how.

05/05/10 - 8:15pm

Baker promises to create 100,000 jobs, 25,000 in bio-tech

ATLANTA -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Thurbert Baker issued a promise today to create 100,000 jobs during his first four years in office, 25,000 in bio-tech. Meeting reporters at an office park near Georgia Tech that caters to bio-tech firms, Baker unveiled three programs that he said h...

05/05/10 - 5:54pm

Fetus found at Athens wastewater plant

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens-Clarke County utilities worker found a 3-month-old fetus at a county wastewater treatment plant Monday, according to Athens-Clarke police  The fetus was in the waste bin of a machine that traps trash from sewers as the water arrives at the plant at 400 Will Hunter Road,...

05/05/10 - 12:36pm

SC bill requires photo to vote

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators are debating a bill that would require voters show a photo ID to cast a ballot but would also allow 15 days of no-excuse early voting. The House today is discussing the Senate's changes to the bill. The House initially passed the measure last year. Rep...

05/05/10 - 12:20pm

Mock disaster drill Thursday at airport

Area hospitals will participate in a mock disaster response sponsored in part by Fort Gordon at the Augusta Regional Airport on Thursday. The exercise will be to determine the medical community's response to a large-scale disaster, according to a press release. Fort Gordon and the National Disaster ...

05/05/10 - 11:45am

Flights on American Eagle already being booked

Travel agents are already booking flights on American Eagle, which doesn't land in Augusta until mid June.

07/16/10 - 8:49pm

Columbia County sees string of break-ins

Two Columbia County neighborhoods were the newest locations of a recent surge in car break-ins, according to police.

05/28/10 - 11:11pm

Ex-SC sheriff faces hearing on drug charges

COLUMBIA - A former South Carolina sheriff charged with drug distribution is to appear in federal court in Columbia for a detention hearing. Prosecutors this afternoon will ask that former Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin be held until his trial. They plan to play tapes of ominous threats recorde...

05/05/10 - 10:32am
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