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Biden says deal with hospitals will help pay for overhaul

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden has announced a White House deal with hospitals to help pay for President Obama's overhaul of health care.

07/08/09 - 12:00pm

Burke inmate still sought

Burke County authorities said today they continue to look for an inmate who walked away from a work detail last week. Jerry Lee Jones, 44, slipped off June 30 while working as a custodian cleaning up at the sheriff’s office off Georgia Highway 24. Police said he left wearing his white jail-iss...

07/08/09 - 11:01am

Woman dragged in Evans purse snatching; 4 now in custody

Four men are in custody after a Tuesday evening purse snatching during which an Evans woman was dragged through a grocery store parking lot. According to police, the woman, 65, was getting into her vehicle at about 7:30 p.m. outside Kroger at 4355 Washington Road, when four men in a silver colored ...

07/08/09 - 5:28pm

Corps waives lake day use fees Aug. 1-9

The Army Corps of Engineers will waive all day use fees from Aug. 1-9 at its more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation sites nationwide, including Thurmond Lake and other Savannah River Basin reservoirs. The waiver applies to day use fees collected at boat launches and swimming beach facilities. Fe...

07/08/09 - 10:11am

SC reports rise in DUI arrests, fatalties over July Fourth holiday

South Carolina Highway Patrol reports a higher number of DUI arrests, fatalities and citations over the Fourth of July four-day weekend compared to last year. In figures released this morning, troopers were said to have made 13,789 traffic violation cases on South Carolina Highways between 6 p.m. T...

07/08/09 - 10:06am

Columbia County sees improvement in CRCT results

Every middle school in Columbia County showed an increase over last year in the eighth-grade math portion of the CRCT in results released this week. Last year, 473 eighth-graders failed the test in the first year that state introduced the new Georgia Performance Standards version of the exam. This ...

07/08/09 - 10:02am

Study shows Richmond County has state tax advantage

ATLANTA -- Richmond County might be getting a bargain when it comes to state tax money. Georgia's population centers, including metro Atlanta, Clarke, Chatham and Glynn counties, contribute more to the state government's budget than they receives in benefits, according to a research release...

07/08/09 - 9:51am

SC troopers investigate wreck involving Aiken sheriff's deputy

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that sent an Aiken County Sheriff’s deputy and an Aiken woman to the hospital late last night. Around 11:15 p.m., Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputy Bradley Dyer, 32, was en route to back up a New Ellenton police officer on a call on Highw...

07/08/09 - 9:23am

Sanford trying to be more open with activities, official meetings

COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford's office released its first public schedule for the governor this week, marking the beginning of a new practice for the Republican, who told his staff last month he was hiking the Appalachian Trail and later admitted he had been visiting his mistress in Argentina. ...

07/08/09 - 9:19am

Police seek Aiken bandit who held gun to infant's head

Aiken authorities continue to search this morning for a suspect who held a pistol to a baby's head while robbing its mother. The 19-year-old woman said she was standing in her front yard on the 200 block of Whispering Pines Terrace around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when a man approached from behind, sai...

07/08/09 - 10:33am

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'Go Downtown' initiative gets mixed reviews

The "Go Downtown" initiative aims to foster a downtown environment that welcomes the college community and creates business for merchants. The event is held every third Thursday of the month ...
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