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Legislators to discuss trash to power legislation

COLUMBIA - Legislators plan to discuss changing a South Carolina law to allow a proposed garbage incinerator that will generate power. A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee is scheduled to discuss today changing the state's waste management law to include waste-to-energy facilities. N...

04/21/10 - 7:27am

SC legislators to discuss offshore drilling

COLUMBIA  - A bill directing South Carolina's environmental agency to expedite offshore drilling applications after federal restrictions are removed is scheduled for debate. A Senate subcommittee is set to discuss the measure today. It would direct the state Department of Health and Enviro...

04/21/10 - 7:25am

Officials don't know what sparked SC college fire

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Fire investigators say they don't know what sparked a fire last month at a South Carolina college. The Herald of Rock Hill reported today investigators have concluded their investigation without being able to figure out what started the March 6 fire at Winthrop Univer...

04/21/10 - 7:23am

SC woman sentenced to 5 years for scalding boy

DILLON, S.C.  - A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to scalding her 5-year-old stepson. WBTW-TV in Florence reported that 24-year-old Dartisha Henson of Latta had been charged with cruelty to children for the 2008 scalding of the boy in a...

04/21/10 - 7:21am

Georgia House to take up ethics reform

ATLANTA  - The House is set to take up long-promised ethics reform legislation. The ethics package from House Speaker David Ralston is on the calendar for a vote today, with the clock ticking down on the session's end. House Republicans made ethics a top priority after a scandal last year invol...

04/21/10 - 7:19am

Ex-candidate convicted of murder seeks tips

ATLANTA   - The family of a former candidate for California governor who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1996 slaying of an Atlanta businessman is launching a billboard campaign seeking new evidence in his case. Scott Davis was convicted of murder in December 2006 in the death of D...

04/21/10 - 7:16am

Athens, Ga. convenience store owners arrested

  ATHENS, Ga. - Police in Athens say they have arrested the owners of the two convenience stores that were raided last month during an investigation of illegal gambling. Jail records show that 34-year-old Anubincy Joseph, 36-year-old Emmanuel Joseph, 45-year-old Tomy Kurian and 45-year-old...

04/21/10 - 7:14am

Tourists beware: Jekyll Island to be without gas station through summer

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga.  - A new service station for Jekyll Island State Park is coming a little later than planned and won't open until the end of summer. In December the state found some fuel contamination in soil samples near the old station's tanks and ordered it removed. It took several we...

04/21/10 - 6:19am

Saving money on sex offender notices

ATLANTA - It takes an act of the Georgia legislature, but taxpayers will save $7,600 in postage alone by having one state agency send another agency the link to its website. Tuesday, the Senate voted unanimously in favor of House Bill 651 that replaces three words in state law with four. The law req...

04/21/10 - 6:12am

Suspect charged in Athens slaying

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police have charged a man with fatally shooting his sister and wounding other family members.


04/21/10 - 7:49pm
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