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SC agency to drop online forum, can't monitor all its comments

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina agency says an online forum on outdoor issues it started 10 years ago has grown so popular the state agency can't afford to keep it. The State newspaper reported the Department of Natural Resources plans to end the forum Monday. The agency's technology staf...

12/30/09 - 8:26am

SC Sen. DeMint says Dems trying to rush TSA nominee

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator who has been blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration complains that Democrats are trying to rush a vote on the nominee without adequate debate. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina has placed a hold on the ...

12/30/09 - 8:21am

DeKalb man dies in home invasion

ATLANTA — Police say a DeKalb County business owner has been killed in a home invasion.

12/29/09 - 8:23pm

Rome funeral home offers free burials for drunken drivers

ROME, Ga. — Planning to drink and drive this New Year's? A north Georgia funeral home has a deal for you. Between now and noon Thursday, drivers can visit McGuire, Jennings and Miller Funeral Home in Rome to sign a contract stating they plan to drink or take drugs and then drive on New Yea...

12/29/09 - 4:39pm

Columbia County issues tax reminder

Columbia County landowners wishing to claim their property tax payments on their 2009 federal tax returns might need to pay their bills by Thursday. Though the deadline for making property tax payments for 2009 is Jan. 15, Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen said payments made after Dec. 31 ...

12/29/09 - 4:14pm

Savannah lawyer admits obstructing federal investigation

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah attorney Benjamin Eichholz today pleaded guilty to obstructing a federal investigation into embezzling money from employee retirement pension plans held by his law firm. In return, as part of a negotiated plea with federal prosecutors, the remaining 76 counts in the indictm...

12/29/09 - 3:08pm

DOE extends Wackenhut contract

The U.S. Energy Department and Wackenhut Services Inc. signed final contracts today authorizing the private security firm to extend its Savannah River Site duties into 2010 and beyond. The company, with about 870 local employees, has provided security and paramilitary services at SRS since 1983 and...

12/29/09 - 2:39pm

Smith sworn in as District 122 state rep

Augusta's newest state representative won seat earlier this month when he was the only person to pay qualifying fee.

12/29/09 - 4:48pm

Woman dies hours after early morning wreck

A 49-year-old Blythe woman died this morning after she was involved in a two-vehicle wreck while crossing Gordon Highway on Barton Chapel Road. The wreck was reported at 7:42 a.m., and the victim - identified as Martha Conn of the 100 block of Gin House Road - was pronounced dead at 9:54 a.m., acco...

12/29/09 - 4:38pm

False crime report covered up drug transaction, police say

An Augusta man has been arrested after he lied to police in order to recover the money that he lost during a drug deal, police said. Rontavious Ellison, 19, of 912 Champion Pines Lane, was charged with false report of a crime, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. Mr. Ellison told ...

12/29/09 - 2:28pm
 
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