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Columbia County marketing results to be presented at Tuesday meeting

The Columbia County Convention & Visitors Bureau will present the results of a market research study at a public meeting Tuesday. The conclusions will equip Columbia County with a plan of action about where to focus its marketing efforts, said executive director Beda Johnson. Randall Travel Ma...

06/05/09 - 3:42pm

Help sought in identifying MCG Hospital assault suspect

Richmond County sheriff's deputies continue to investigate the Wednesday night attack on a woman in an MCG Hospital restroom, and said he might be the same man linked to a waiting room theft on the same floor last week. They released security camera photos that show Wednesday night's assaul...

06/05/09 - 5:10pm

Man sought in Aiken robbery

Aiken authorities are seeking a man who robbed the Price Shell at the corner of Whiskey Road and Price Avenue Thursday. The robber is described as black, in his late 20s to early 30s, clean shaven with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a blue and white plaid shirt with blue jean shorts. He dis...

06/05/09 - 2:33pm

Ga. judges won't sue Perdue

ATLANTA — Georgia's top judges averted an unprecedented legal maneuver today to protect a system plagued by financial woes, striking a last-minute compromise with the governor over millions of dollars in budget cuts. The judicial branch will still have to slash 25 percent of its June budge...

06/05/09 - 5:34pm

Larry Walker says he's retiring from Ga. transportation board

ATLANTA — Larry Walker, vice chairman of Georgia's Transportation Board, says he's retiring from the board. The longtime state representative from Perry says he's leaving to pursue opportunities he describes as not being compatible with continued service on the board. He did not e...

06/05/09 - 2:27pm

Governor chides lawmakers for time spent on designations

COLUMBIA -- The state duck could have waited. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford scolded lawmakers this week for naming official animals instead of solving serious state problems. Still, the governor let a bill pass into law without his signature, granting various creatures ceremonial state status. ...

06/05/09 - 3:46pm

Davis, Washington road lanes to close next week

Road work planned in Martinez this week has been rescheduled. Crews will be temporarily closing lanes on Davis Road and Washington Road in Columbia County from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., starting Tuesdayand extending into early Wednesday, June 10. The Davis Road lane closure will be about 500 feet south of...

06/05/09 - 5:17pm

Unexpected tornado hits coastal town Thursday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A gas station was ground zero Thursday for a tornado that dropped out of a line of severe thunderstorms that cut a swath across southern Glynn County, toppling trees, downing power lines and launching part of a dock across neighboring yards. The Sunoco Fuel Center at Interstate 95 ...

06/01/10 - 8:38pm

Sanford vetoes bill regulating polo horse pharmacy orders

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The governor has vetoed a bill to regulate pharmacists who fill orders for performance-enhancing substances given to polo horses. The bill would have required a pharmacist to list each ingredient in the compound and certify the product with a signature. But Carmelo Cinqueonce, exe...

06/05/09 - 2:26pm

UGA moves ahead on med school

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Navy's transfer of its Prince Avenue supply corps school to the University of Georgia is going well, even though the federal government has not signed off on it, Athens officials said Thursday. The university will admit the first class to its new medical school, temporarily h...

06/05/09 - 2:26pm

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Stranger helps raise $40,000 for mom who left child in park

A thousand miles didn't stop a New Hampshire woman from extending a helping hand to a local mother accused of leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park while she worked her shift at a fast-food ...
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