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Burke deputies seek inmate who fled work detail this morning

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from a work detail at department headquarters this morning. According to an investigator, trustee Jerry Lee Jones, 44, was working as a custodian cleaning up at the sheriff’s office off Georgia Highway 24. He left ...

06/30/09 - 4:42pm

Some SC Democrats say Sanford should help state, step down

COLUMBIA -- Two high-profile South Carolina Democrats say Gov. Mark Sanford’s unfolding scandal embarrasses the state and hurts its economic prospects. “I don’t understand how any company would move to South Carolina with this cloud of controversy,” said Rep. Bakari Sellers, who...

06/30/09 - 2:32pm

July ushers in new Ga. laws

ATLANTA - The beginning of July ushers in a slew of new laws in Georgia, including a measure that seeks to celebrate the Confederacy while also honoring a civil rights leader, new rules praised by abortion opponents and a pair of laws long sought by prosecutors.

06/30/09 - 2:31pm

Aiken Dodge dealer gains Chrysler and Jeep

Less than a month since Dick Smith Chrysler Jeep closed in Aiken, the franchise to sell those brands was granted to Triangle Dodge on Jefferson Davis Highway, its owner said today. The dealership has changed its name to Triangle Dodge Chrysler Jeep, said owner Lynn Brisson. Ms. Brisson said notifi...

06/30/09 - 2:24pm

More call for Sanford to quit

COLUMBIA — One of Gov. Mark Sanford's major Republican Senate allies and the chamber's majority leader today joined calls for the governor to step down after Sanford revealed more details about his extramarital affair and admitted to dalliances with other women.

06/30/09 - 10:57pm

SC attorney general asks SLED to investigate Sanford trips

South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster issued a statement this afternoon saying he has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to review the trips involving Gov. Mark Sanford and his admitted liasions with a woman from Argentina. "In light of the governor's disclosure of additional tra...

06/30/09 - 2:29pm

Sports: Pistons fire Curry

[YOUTUBE 1Ud1Ykgwou4] DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons fired coach and former Glenn Hills star Michael Curry on Tuesday as the team started rebuilding from an unpopular trade, a sub-.500 record and an embarrassing first-round exit from the playoffs that ended its six-year streak of making it to t...

06/30/09 - 4:30pm

Man arrested with gun at Odell Weeks center

AIKEN -- A man was arrested at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken on Monday after an officer there found a gun with the man’s belongings. Christopher Antonio Daye was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and was incarcerated, according to an Aiken Department of Public Safety news re...

06/30/09 - 2:53pm

Search of collapsed Atlanta parking deck resumes

ATLANTA - Crews worked Tuesday to stabilize and search a collapsed parking garage, but it still wasn't clear what caused the deck to collapse from the fourth floor to the ground level a day earlier.

06/30/09 - 1:40pm

FDA panel recommends smaller doses of painkillers

[YOUTUBE nE5aPUOUdFE] ADELPHI, Md.– Government experts say the maximum daily dose listed on Tylenol and dozens of other painkillers should be reduced to help curb deadly overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration’s panel voted 21-16 to lower the current maximum dose of nonprescription a...

06/30/09 - 3:28pm

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