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Ga. Senate bans race-based abortions

ATLANTA - The Senate has approved a bill that would make it a crime to perform an abortion on a woman based upon the race or gender of the parent or child. After more than three hours of debate, senators passed the measure 33-14 in a vote that broke down along party lines. Republican Sen. Chip ...

03/26/10 - 3:56pm

Escaped Georgia convict recaptured

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  - A Gainesville man who cut off an ankle monitor and fled Hall County hours before being convicted of child molestation has been recaptured in south Georgia. Twenty-two-year-old Stevan Russell Senter was on trial this week for molesting two teenage girls in December 2007, and ...

03/26/10 - 3:52pm

Event boosts engineering for girls

Savannah River Site engineers hope to pique the interest of female students during Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Saturday. The event sponsored by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, CSRA Society of Women and University of South Carolina Aiken-Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, will b...

03/26/10 - 2:39pm

Aiken police seek suspect's identity

AIKEN -- Aiken Public Safety officers need help identifying a suspect in connection with a Thursday night robbery of Barton Radiator & Electric on University Parkway. The suspect entered through a bathroom window and took about $40 in cash from the cash box. The man is described at 5 feet, 10 in...

03/26/10 - 1:37pm

Motel clerk bitten, woman arrested

An Marietta, Ga., woman was arrested after police said she bit a clerk at the Motel 6 on Boy Scout Road Thursday night. Shannon Unal, 25, is charged with battery, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's report. When deputies arrived at the motel, the victim was sitting on top of Unal and ...

03/26/10 - 1:11pm

Spring weekend brings a wealth of fun

The first full weekend of spring offers activities ranging from Easter egg hunts to an evening of standup comedy with Bill Cosby. Here's a sampling.




03/26/10 - 5:55pm

Ga. Senate passes bill to create needs-based scholarships

ATLANTA -- Students from poor families could get a small scholarship from lottery funds under a bill passed today by the Senate.Senate Bill 496 by Sen. Jack Hill, R-Reidsville, would expand the popular HOPE Scholarships that are now awarded on the basis of a B average or better, regardless of financ...

03/26/10 - 11:03am

Lincoln County earthquake measured at 2.5

 A series of noisy rumblings in Lincoln County turned out to be a 2.5 magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey. Authorities received numerous calls after the noisy booms were heard in several areas around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, but no damage was reported. The epicenter of the qu...

03/26/10 - 5:49pm

Savannah area skeleton identified as man missing five years

SPRINGFIELD, Ga.  - Authorities in Effingham County say remains of a human skeleton found in a wooded area earlier this month have been identified as a local man who went missing in 2005. Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said Thursday the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Savannah crime lab...

03/26/10 - 10:03am

Unemployment rates decrease in Aiken, Edgefield counties

South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 12.5 percent in February, the South Carolina Employment Security Commission reported this morning. On a county basis, both Aiken and Edgefield counties saw declines in their unemployment rates. Aiken County declined from 10.7 percent in Januar...

03/26/10 - 9:23am
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