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SC stimulus deadline looms today

COLUMBIA — South Carolina officials are preparing to file their arguments over $700 million in federal stimulus money and what should happen to it. Today is the deadline for Gov. Mark Sanford, Attorney General Henry McMaster, Education Superintendent Jim Rex, a school administrato...

05/29/09 - 7:06pm

SC woman charged in murder for hire case

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A 21-year-old South Carolina woman is facing charges after police say she tried to hire someone to kill her husband. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that April Noel Barton of Travelers Rest is in jail on $20,000 bond. She was charged Wednesday with s...

05/29/09 - 12:05am

SCLC relaunches unfinished initiative to help poor

ATLANTA – The SCLC has relaunched the Poor People's Campaign begun four decades ago by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and is pushing to keep poverty on the agenda in Washington. Byron Clay, interim president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said Thursday that the organizat...

05/28/09 - 11:35pm

GBI finds employment of Bishop's kin was legal

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it finds nothing illegal in the Muscogee County Marshal's Office employment of U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop's stepdaughter. Records show Aayesha Owens Reese worked for the junior marshal program and was paid $7,575 between Oct. 3, 20...

05/28/09 - 11:32pm

Former Polk County jailer indicted

ATLANTA – A federal grand jury has indicted a former sergeant at the Polk County jail on a felony charge of using excessive force against an inmate. The former jailer, 25-year-old Joshua David Lowe of Aragon, Ga., is scheduled for an initial court appearance on Monday before U.S. Magistrate J...

05/28/09 - 11:24pm

Police looking for suspects in health department break-in

Police are looking for suspects after a break-in at the Mosquito Control division of the Richmond County Health Department in which about $48,000 worth of equipment was stolen.

05/28/09 - 9:57pm

Scout officials say Aiken County camp doesn't fit in with plans

The closure of an Aiken County Girl Scout Camp is raising concerns from local residents, but officials with the organization say that it does not meet the criteria laid out in a recent long range plan. Camp Cofitachiqui and five other camps across the state will be closed as part of the plan, which...

05/28/09 - 7:37pm

MySpace robbery confession leads to guilty plea

COLUMBIA – A man who confessed to robbing a South Carolina bank in a message posted on MySpace has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Joseph Northington of Roanoke, Va., will be sentenced later for using a firearm during a crime of violence. Authorities say Nor...

05/28/09 - 6:14pm

North Augusta man, 24, sentenced on drug charge

A 24-year-old North Augusta man was sentenced today in federal court to 262 months imprisonment for armed drug trafficking, according to a U.S. Attorney’s office release. Andre Jamal Tillman was sentenced in Columbia by United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour. He had pleaded guilty to...

05/28/09 - 6:12pm

Chamber selects Top 10 Young Professionals to Watch

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Augusta Magazine has selected the Augusta region’s Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch. They were chosen through a competitive nomination process that started in March. The designation was developed this year by the chamber to ann...

01/19/10 - 12:29am

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