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Swainsboro man takes life after police chase

A kidnapping suspect fired "repeatedly" at Swainsboro police this morning, then killed himself with his three children in the car, authorities say. The incident started around 1 a.m. when Willie C. Scott Jr., 41, of Swainsboro abducted his child and two stepchildren, a news release states. Scott the...

03/24/10 - 2:47pm

Ga. House approves making utilities pay for PSC consultants

ATLANTA -- Utilities seeking rate increases would have to begin paying for the state's consultants to evaluate the requests under legislation approved today by the House of Representatives....

03/24/10 - 2:21pm

SC meteorologist OK after plane crash

MOORE, S.C. - A South Carolina television station says its chief meteorologist is OK after a small plane in which she was taking flying lessons crashed in a field during an emergency landing. A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the two people on board were uninjured ...

03/24/10 - 1:20pm

Savannah River lab chief quits

Samit K. "Sam" Bhattacharyya quits to pursue unspecified outside interests

03/24/10 - 1:02pm

Channels showed porn, not his comedy, ex-SC legislator says

COLUMBIA - A former South Carolina lawmaker is suing cable TV channels HBO and Showtime, claiming they promoted his low-budget comedy about Appalachia called The Hills Have Thighs only to instead show a soft-core pornographic movie with the same title. James "Bubba" Cromer said the mix-up d...

03/24/10 - 12:41pm

Aiken County whittles budget

  AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sales Tax committee whittled about $240 million in department head requests down to $80 million Tuesday night. The sales tax special project, which is expected on November's ballot, will bring about $65 million to the county, with another $13 million going to the cit...

03/24/10 - 12:25pm

Celebrity media to track Tiger at Masters

Celebrity media outlets have been calling the Sheriff's Office seeking information on Tiger Woods at this year's Masters.

05/28/10 - 9:51pm

Lakeside's Carney gets new post

The Columbia County school board promoted Lakeside High School Principal Jeff Carney this morning....

03/24/10 - 2:23pm

Pregnant woman reports assault

A pregnant woman was attacked by two female assailants on London Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. The 18-year-old victim, who said she was six-months pregnant, told police the women asked if she was "Roro" and when she said yes they began punching and kicking her, a Richmond County Sheriff's report said...

03/24/10 - 10:17am

Controlled burn might show smoke near fort

A controlled burn today at Fort Gordon's Range 14 will possibly produce noticeable smoke, officials say. Underbrush is being burned to promote safety, as well as benefit wildlife habitat....

03/24/10 - 9:52am
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