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Ga. bar official lashes out at court fees

ATLANTA - The president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia is urging that lawmakers reverse a range of court fee increases that went into effect this week. Ken Shigley called the increases a "travesty" and urged legislators to fix the problem during the next legislative session. Lawmakers approv...

05/14/10 - 4:55pm

Candidate demands student citizen verification

ATLANTA - - Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Johnson fired another volley today at the University System of Georgia.

05/14/10 - 4:47pm

Georgia joins others in health care suit

ATLANTA - Georgia has joined a lawsuit challenging a new federal health law. Gov. Sonny Perdue said today that an amended complaint was filed Friday that added Georgia to the 19 other states suing to find the law unconstitutional. Perdue said the recently enacted health care law "will exac...

05/14/10 - 5:09pm

Florida pays $1,206 guarding Sanford rendezvous

Florida spent about $1,200 to provide security for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford when he visited to be with his Argentine lover, records show.

05/14/10 - 5:11pm

Top Ga. court suspends Ga. judge

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court has temporarily suspended a Twiggs County probate judge facing misconduct allegations. The Georgia Supreme Court today temporarily suspended Kenneth E. Fowler until it issues a final order. The Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended that Fowler be remo...

05/14/10 - 12:23pm

North Augusta thieves sought

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Officers continue to investigate two burglaries that occurred within about an hour of each other this morning.

05/14/10 - 3:11pm

No cheating found on CRCT

An investigation into questionable CRCT erasures at several Richmond County schools found no evidence of cheating.


05/14/10 - 11:26am

Carjacking, holdup in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Authorities are looking for two men accused of robbing and carjacking a woman about 5 a.m. today. According to an incident report, the victim was waiting for Best Friends Child Care Center on W. Clifton Avenue to open when two men, one holding a gun, walked up pu...

05/14/10 - 12:45pm

USC to pay fired developers nearly $900,000

COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina has agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to two developers it fired because of problems with the school's research campus. The State newspaper reported USC signed an agreement Thursday to reimburse the men for their investments. The $890,000 to pay ...

05/14/10 - 8:18am

SC expanding bridge inspections

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina transportation officials are expanding bridge inspections after cracks were found in four interstate highway bridges. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that 70 bridges have been identified for inspections. Forty-one of the bridges have been c...

05/14/10 - 8:13am
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