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Evans alligator killed, dismembered by poachers

A 9-foot alligator that lived in a pond in Evans was killed and dismembered by poachers over the weekend, according to the owner of the property. “They came out here and cut his whole head off, and also his two front legs and his tail,” said Donnie Brown, the owner of Brown Feed & See...

08/24/09 - 2:01pm

Graniteville water rates halted again by court order

Related: Water rate boost tied to many factors Circuit Court Judge Jack Early this morning signed a further temporary restraining order on the new water and sewer rates for Graniteville and Vaucluse residents. Meanwhile...

08/24/09 - 9:09pm

Lawmakers await Graniteville water ruling

Related: Water rate boost tied to many factors AIKEN -- State lawmakers said today they're still waiting on a ruling concerning a possible further injunction in the Graniteville water case. Last week, Judge Jack Ear...

08/24/09 - 10:27am

Sheriff seeks man in cruelty case

Richmond County investigators are looking for 26-year-old Christopher Lavert Loggins on a charge of cruelty to children in the first degree. Mr. Loggins is accused of beating his year-old son with a belt Sunday at his apartment, 2150 B St. The child was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital...

08/24/09 - 8:47am

Reader's Digest files bankruptcy

Reader's Digest Association Inc., publisher of the iconic general interest magazine that began gracing American homes in 1922, on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it faces falling print circulation in the Internet age and looming debt payments. Known for its heartwarming sto...

08/24/09 - 8:25am

Hurricane Bill is downgraded

PORTLAND, Maine — The remnants of Hurricane Bill moved out into the Atlantic, forecasters said Monday, a day after the storm's powerful winds churned up waves that were blamed in the deaths of at least two people on the East Coast. A 7-year-old girl died in Maine after she, her father and ...

08/24/09 - 7:58am

Armored-car robbers to be sentenced

COLUMBIA — Six young men who staged one of the largest armored car heists in U.S. history, then spent a week splurging on strippers, high-living and even Mother's Day gifts, are asking a South Carolina judge for mercy. Today, the men — four of whom were college students at the time of...

08/24/09 - 7:53am

Burglars steal car, kids

ATLANTA — Police are searching for at least two burglars who fled in a metro Atlanta woman's car with two children in the back seat after she came home and discovered them in her house. Fulton County police say the woman pulled into her driveway Sunday night and saw an unfamiliar pickup tr...

08/24/09 - 7:44am

Mrs. Sanford's friends speak on affair

COLUMBIA — Friends of South Carolina's first lady say she is willing to work fixing her shattered marriage as her sons adjust to a new school and living away from the governor's official residence. Longtime friends Marjory Wentworth and Virginia Lane told CBS's "The Early Show" tod...

08/24/09 - 7:36am

Cash for Clunkers ends tonight

The Cash for Clunkers program ends at 8 p.m. today. The wildly popular program was intended to get inefficient, lower quality cars off the road. A side effect has been a projected increase in used-car values, according to several industry experts. Buddy Arrington, the owner of Arrington’s Au...

08/24/09 - 10:03am

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