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Customs seizes 91,000 flat irons

SAVANNAH -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Savannah has seized five shipments with more than 91,000 hair styling flat irons bearing fraudulent Underwriters Laboratory (UL) markings, CBP officials announced Friday. The shipments have a total domestic value of $503,275. The shipmen...

05/30/09 - 7:16am

UGA officials will wait to weigh latest state budget cut options

ATHENS, Ga. -- The state's latest round of budget cutting will not force University of Georgia administrators to lay off or furlough employees, according to the university's top financial officer. Gov. Sonny Perdue announced this week that he will cut money to state agencies by 25 percent n...

05/30/09 - 7:13am

Court upholds conviction in fire that killed North Augusta woman

COLUMBIA – A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and life sentence for the man accused of setting a fire at a Greenville hotel that killed a North Augusta woman and five others in 2004. The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Friday against Eric Hans. Allison Lorraine Barf...

05/30/09 - 6:49am

Old SC legislative manual still uses 'Negro' political labels

COLUMBIA – The official manual of South Carolina's Legislature continues to label some of the state's former politicians as "Negro" or "scalawag" – apparent remnants of disgruntlement over Reconstruction that nobody has bothered to change. A spokesman for the state's lieutenan...

05/30/09 - 6:58am

Prison labor works when budget's tight

ATHENS -- Hire one employee, get three free. The Athens-Clarke Commission has considered stopping mowing grass along state highways to save $70,000 in the worst economic year in memory. But when it comes to landscaping and many other government tasks, the county gets more bang for its buck by usin...

05/30/09 - 6:27am

Sewer work closes 8th Street today

There will be a road closure in the 100 block of Eighth Street from Broad Street to Reynolds Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Crews will be repairing a sewer line in the area....

05/30/09 - 6:25am

SC police chief fired after misconduct charge

FORT LAWN, S.C. – A South Carolina police chief has been fired after he was arrested on a misconduct charge from his previous job. The Herald of Rock Hill reported Friday that the mayor of the Chester County town of Fort Lawn fired Police Chief Mike Revels. Mayor Clif Ferguson says he thinks ...

05/30/09 - 12:04am

Los Angeles romps past Denver

DENVER — Kobe Bryant had 35 points and 10 assists tonight to lead the Los Angeles Lakers back to the NBA Finals with a 119-92 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Bryant got plenty of scoring help from Trevor Ariza, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom as the Lakers ...

05/29/09 - 11:41pm

Tigers score two runs in ninth

CLEMSON, S.C. – Jeff Schaus doubled home two runs in the ninth to give top-seeded Clemson a 5-4 victory over Tennessee Tech in tonight's first-round game of an NCAA Regional. The Tigers (41-20) advanced to play Oklahoma State (33-22) in Saturday night's winners' bracket game. Scha...

05/29/09 - 11:36pm

DeKalb County halts plans for Marine school

ATLANTA – The DeKalb County school district has put plans on hold to open a military academy in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps. The school district was unable to reach an agreement with the Marines for opening the state's first public military academy, district spokesman Dale Davis...

05/29/09 - 11:31pm

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