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SC ministers trade gift cards for guns

WALTERBORO, S.C. - A group of South Carolina ministers are offering Walmart gift cards in exchange for guns to reduce the number of weapons in their communities. The Rev. Leon Maxwell of Colleton County told the Post and Courier of Charleston that today's event is based on a simil...

03/27/10 - 11:20am

Murder-suicide possible in deaths of ex-lawmaker and her husband

CLARKESVILLE, Ga.  - Former state Sen. Nancy Schaefer and her husband were found dead in their home in north Georgia.

03/29/10 - 4:45pm

Senate passes Davis bill for the state to sell Hall of Fame land

ATLANTA -- The Senate passed legislation today that would allow Augusta-Richmond County to purchase the land from the defunct Georgia Golf Hall of Fame for the market value.

03/26/10 - 9:33pm

Ga. Senate bans race-based abortions

ATLANTA - The Senate has approved a bill that would make it a crime to perform an abortion on a woman based upon the race or gender of the parent or child. After more than three hours of debate, senators passed the measure 33-14 in a vote that broke down along party lines. Republican Sen. Chip ...

03/26/10 - 3:56pm

Escaped Georgia convict recaptured

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  - A Gainesville man who cut off an ankle monitor and fled Hall County hours before being convicted of child molestation has been recaptured in south Georgia. Twenty-two-year-old Stevan Russell Senter was on trial this week for molesting two teenage girls in December 2007, and ...

03/26/10 - 3:52pm

Event boosts engineering for girls

Savannah River Site engineers hope to pique the interest of female students during Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Saturday. The event sponsored by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, CSRA Society of Women and University of South Carolina Aiken-Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, will b...

03/26/10 - 2:39pm

Aiken police seek suspect's identity

AIKEN -- Aiken Public Safety officers need help identifying a suspect in connection with a Thursday night robbery of Barton Radiator & Electric on University Parkway. The suspect entered through a bathroom window and took about $40 in cash from the cash box. The man is described at 5 feet, 10 in...

03/26/10 - 1:37pm

Motel clerk bitten, woman arrested

An Marietta, Ga., woman was arrested after police said she bit a clerk at the Motel 6 on Boy Scout Road Thursday night. Shannon Unal, 25, is charged with battery, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's report. When deputies arrived at the motel, the victim was sitting on top of Unal and ...

03/26/10 - 1:11pm

Spring weekend brings a wealth of fun

The first full weekend of spring offers activities ranging from Easter egg hunts to an evening of standup comedy with Bill Cosby. Here's a sampling.




03/26/10 - 5:55pm

Ga. Senate passes bill to create needs-based scholarships

ATLANTA -- Students from poor families could get a small scholarship from lottery funds under a bill passed today by the Senate.Senate Bill 496 by Sen. Jack Hill, R-Reidsville, would expand the popular HOPE Scholarships that are now awarded on the basis of a B average or better, regardless of financ...

03/26/10 - 11:03am
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