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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

Emory University fraternities robbed

ATLANTA  - Emory University police say two robberies were reported recently at fraternity houses on campus, and two arrests have been made. Police say the arrests were made last week, two days after a male student was robbed during the day by two men, one of whom carried a knife. The robbery to...

05/05/10 - 10:24am

Missouri captures Georgia murder suspect

FRONTENAC, Mo. - A man sought in connection with a killing in Georgia is now in custody following his arrest in St. Louis County. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 23-year-old Devarryl Batten was stopped late Thursday by Frontenac police as he walked along a roadway. An identificati...

05/05/10 - 10:16am

Ga. 911 operator suspended for error

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A Gwinnett County 911 operator was suspended one day for reporting incorrect information from a call that led to the fatal shootings by a police officer of the 74-year-old caller and her daughter. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the operator, Phil Rai...

05/05/10 - 9:29am

Augusta area under dense fog advisory

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a dense fog advisory for Augusta and the surrounding counties until 9 a.m. this morning.

05/05/10 - 7:52am

Father's fatal violence puzzles family, friends

COMMERCE, Ga. -- A 36-year-old Commerce man who shot and killed his two sons then himself Monday faced serious legal problems.


05/05/10 - 6:20am

SC Senate could send cigarette tax to governor

COLUMBIA - South Carolina senators could send Gov. Mark Sanford a 50-cent cigarette tax increase. The Senate today is expected to take up the final changes the House made several weeks ago to the nation's lowest cigarette tax. The current tax of 7 cents a pack hasn't changed since 1977 when a p...

05/05/10 - 6:10am

Ex-SC coach arrested on computer charge

  GREENVILLE, S.C.  - A former high school football coach in South Carolina has been arrested in North Carolina and accused of illegally accessing the principal's computer. Multiple media outlets reported that former Greenville High School coach Jim Sosebee is charged with a second de...

05/05/10 - 6:03am

Ga. educators oppose federal grant

  ATLANTA - One of two groups representing Georgia teachers will announce today that they are opposed to the state's application for federal "Race to the Top" money. Georgia Association of Educators President Jeff Hubbard says his organization is holding a press conference at 4 p.m. in Atlanta ...

05/05/10 - 5:59am

Rock with love note breaks window

A rock thrown through a mattress store's glass window carried a special note with it, deputies say. "Thrown with love from above with hugs and kisses and all the best wishes," the note, partially shredded by glass, read. The owner of The Mattress Place on the 3800 block of Wrightsboro Road reported ...

05/05/10 - 5:54am
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