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SLED chief warns against using agency for political probes

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's law enforcement chief expressed frustration today over "mischaracterizations" of the controversy surrounding Gov. Mark Sanford and warned against using his agency to probe allegations against politicians.

07/02/09 - 7:03pm

Veterans unsure of compensation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — An attorney for veterans potentially exposed to HIV and other infections by endoscopies at three Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, including Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, said his clients are waiting to hear if they will be compensated for mistakes that led to congressional hearings and new VA spending on patient safety.

07/02/09 - 6:04pm

Richmond school offices closed until July 13

The Richmond County School System’s central office will be closed from Friday until July 13, according to Louis Svehla, the system’s public information director. The action was taken to honor the July Fourth holiday, as well as a cost-savings move. The offices will reopen 8 a.m. July 13....

07/02/09 - 5:17pm

Corps to waive day use fees in August

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...

07/02/09 - 5:11pm

Police seek Augusta theft suspect

Investigators are trying to identify a man who attempted to pawn some items he is believed to have stolen from a home last April. The suspect can be seen on surveillance video taken from Georgia Pawn & Jewelry at 1659 Gordon Highway on May 21. The man is believed to have taken a flat-screen T...

07/02/09 - 4:51pm

Jenny Sanford willing to forgive

COLUMBIA — The wife of embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford called his affair with an Argentine woman "inexcusable" but said today she is willing to forgive him.

07/02/09 - 4:40pm

Missing Augusta woman sought

Deputies are searching for a missing 85-year-old female Alzheimer’s patient. Elizabeth Bert walked away from her personal care home at 3524 Wrightsboro Road this morning, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s press release. She was last seen at the McDonald's at 3423 Wrightsboro R...

07/02/09 - 4:32pm

Dry conditions bring outdoor caution from forestry official

Dry soil, high temperatures and a holiday known for cookouts and fireworks could increase the risk of fires this weekend. “We were so wet this spring, and in the last three weeks, it’s gotten exceptionally dry and very hot,” said Steve Abbott, chief ranger senior for the Georgia Fore...

07/02/09 - 4:35pm

Rosemary and Lookaway halls have a bidder

Rosemary and Lookaway halls may soon be sold.

07/02/09 - 5:00pm

Police arrest 4 in 457 pound pot seizure

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett County police say they seized 457 pounds of marijuana, arrested four men and confiscated five guns including an M16 and AK-47 assault rifles.

07/02/09 - 2:48pm

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