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Unlikely sugar company can avoid blame for fatal explosion

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Be careful what you wish for. That's a saying top execs at Imperial Sugar Co. may want to ponder. They think they know how to duck more than 40 lawsuits stemming from last year's inferno at their Port Wentworth refinery. Stung by the findings of two federal probes, Imperi...

10/19/09 - 5:17am

Laird wins playoff in Las Vegas for first PGA Tour title

LAS VEGAS — Scotland's Martin Laird won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating George McNeill with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Laird closed with 3-under 68 to match McNeill (67) and former UNLV player Chad Cam...

10/18/09 - 8:14pm

SC attorney McGowan to run for US Senate

ROCK HILL, S.C. — South Carolina attorney and Democrat Chad McGowan says he will enter the race for U.S. Senate. He tells The Associated Press that he'll make a formal announcement Monday. The seat is held by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint. DeMint has become a top target for Democrats after ...

10/18/09 - 7:46pm

Man hurt when suspected stolen car crashes in Aiken County

Aiken County officers are investigating a car crash early this morning of a vehicle that they believe was stolen. According to Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers, the accident occurred at about 5:50 a.m. near the intersection of Gray Mare Hollow Road and Chime Bell Church Road in Aiken. T...

10/18/09 - 5:56pm

Shots fired after argument, fight

An unidentified man fired shots at a 16-year-old after a fight on the 2500 block of Drumcliff Circle in Hephzibah. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the 16-year-old said that he and some friends got in a verbal argument with a group of teenagers at the fair over what neighborhoo...

10/18/09 - 5:45pm

Man reports he was robbed

A 41-year-old man was put in a choke hold and robbed Saturday night at his trailer on the 2900 block of Gordon Highway. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, the man told officers that at about 9:40 p.m. a man he knows only as Lorane came to his door asking to speak with a woman who...

10/18/09 - 5:41pm

Fort Stewart soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Fort Stewart soldier killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski, 28, of Rantoul, Ill., died Friday near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised...

10/18/09 - 5:16pm

Florida, Alabama, Texas lead BCS standings

NEW YORK - Florida, Alabama and Texas hold the top three spots in the first BCS standings and control their fates in the national championship race. The Gators (.988) are in first, just ahead of the Crimson Tide (.952). Texas (.891) is third. Boise State (.808) is fourth, but the Broncos still see...

10/18/09 - 5:14pm

Alabama now No. 1 in AP poll after victory over South Carolina

Carolina victory sends Alabama to college football's top spot. Georgia Tech moves to No. 11. USC at No. 23.

10/18/09 - 4:55pm

Women shot at Savannah nightclub

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah police say two women were injured after they were shot by a pair of men they rejected at a downtown nightclub. Savannah-Chatham police say the unidentified women were taken to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries. One of the two is in critical condi...

10/18/09 - 10:55am
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