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Feds: Learjet should change design after SC crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nearly a year after a plane hurtled off the end of a South Carolina runway last fall, killing four and injuring celebrity DJ AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, federal regulators said Friday the plane's manufacturer should make changes to part of the plane's...

07/17/09 - 11:02pm

Budget cuts could force caps

The University System of Georgia is getting closer to the break­ing point at an increasing rate of speed, Chan­cellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. said Friday. He wouldn’t say where that point is, but he said the economic reality is that budget cuts could lead to soaring tuition and ultimately...

01/19/10 - 9:45pm

Columbia police drop murder charge against SC teen

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Police have dropped a murder charge against a teen who was accused of killing an 18-year-old women in a backyard in Columbia. The State of Columbia reports investigators have now issued warrants against 33-year-old Anthony Hackshaw for murder and several other charges in conne...

07/17/09 - 10:03pm

Walter Cronkite dead at age 92

NEW YORK – Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," died Friday. He was 92. Cronkite's longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite di...

07/17/09 - 10:21pm

Local company gets SRS road contract

A local road construction company has been awarded a nearly $300,000 contract to improve traffic flow through the two primary security check points leading into Savannah River Site....

07/17/09 - 6:59pm

Wreck slowing I-20 in SC

Authorities have responded to a wreck at mile marker 5 of Interstate 20 westbound in Aiken County. The wreck occurred shortly before 6 p.m., but there don’t seem to be any life-threatening injuries, according to an Aiken County sheriff’s dispatcher. The South Carolina Highway patrol has ...

07/17/09 - 5:53pm

North Augusta teen wins crown

Courtney Turner was crowned Miss Teen United States 2009 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday. Ms. Turner, 19, is a freshman at the University of South Carolina and studies communications. This marks the second consecutive year that a North Augusta native has won the crown. T...

07/17/09 - 5:25pm

Judge says Atlanta will have to stop taking Lake Lanier water

ATLANTA — A federal judge ruled today against Georgia in the state's water dispute with Alabama and Florida, deciding that Atlanta-area municipalities must stop withdrawing water from a massive federal reservoir within three years unless they can get approval from Congress....

07/17/09 - 3:32pm

Emanuel sheriff denies rumors he's stepping down

SWAINSBORO, Ga. – Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens said today rumors that he was stepping down from office are untrue. “I don’t know how those vicious rumors started, but I know that a lot of people have heard about them,” he said during a telephone interview while drivi...

07/17/09 - 3:18pm

Martinez listed as one of Money magazine's best small towns

Martinez is among the best places to live in America, according to Money magazine, which annually lists a top 100 based on a sense of community, economic opportunities, racial diversity and good schools. The Columbia County community of 30,600 people ranked 63rd on the list of the nation’s sma...

07/17/09 - 2:26pm
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