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Inmate who tried hanging dies

ROCK HILL, S.C. -– An inmate has died four days after he tried to hang himself. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that 54-year-old James Wylie Sexton Jr., of York, died Sunday morning at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. York County Public Works Director David Harmon says Sexton had been a...

12/22/09 - 7:21pm

Senate again passes health bill

WASHINGTON — President Obama's health care overhaul easily cleared its second 60-vote test in the Senate early Tuesday morning.

12/22/09 - 8:35pm

Woman destroys perfume display

ATHENS, Ga. — Athens-Clarke police are looking for a woman who destroyed $1,000 worth of perfume at a store after being told she couldn't return items without a receipt.

12/22/09 - 8:26am

Shoplifting suspect dies in struggle

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Police are investigating the death of a man who was grabbed and pinned to the ground by security officers who suspected him of shoplifting. Dunwoody Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Carlson says 38-year-old Marty Bridges was trying to flee a Walmart when store security officers grabb...

12/22/09 - 7:21pm

Columbia County departments told to cut spending 5 percent

With more than six months to go before a new fiscal year starts, Columbia County officials already are looking to trim 5 percent from the budget. Commissioners approved this morning sending a memo to department heads and division directors asking them to cut their budgets for the next fiscal year b...

12/22/09 - 8:35pm

Jesup, Ga. family physician sentenced for health care fraud

A 43-year-old Jesup family physician was sentenced Monday to 34 months in federal prison for conspiring to commit health care fraud. The sentence Chief U.S. District Judge William T. Moore imposed on Randy Scott Lentz is short of the maximum five years, but Moore also sentenced him to pay $248,755 ...

12/22/09 - 7:21pm

Centenarian cited by Obama dies

ATLANTA — Ann Nixon Cooper, the Atlanta centenarian who President Barack Obama spoke of in his Election Night speech, has died. She was 107.

12/22/09 - 12:03am

Depleted uranium shipment from SRS arrives in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions Inc. says the first shipment of depleted uranium from South Carolina's Savannah River Site has arrived at its facility in Utah's west desert. Company President Val Christensen made the announcement in a statement Monday, saying the ...

12/21/09 - 7:07pm

Special meeting Tuesday reviews Columbia County's budget

Columbia County commissioners will meet Tuesday morning to discuss the budget. The meeting will provide officials an opportunity to conduct a “State of the Budget Address,” said county Deputy Administrator Scott Johnson. Proposed budget cuts might be included as part of the discussion, Mr...

12/21/09 - 6:37pm

Man sought in check scam

AIKEN - The Aiken Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's help finding a man who has passed several fake travelers checks at the Aiken Target on Whiskey Road, Sgt. Aaron Dowdy said.

12/21/09 - 6:14pm
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