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SC rivers clear up after Ida

COLUMBIA — South Carolina health officials say bacteria levels have returned to normal after a sewage spill sparked by the rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida. The State reported that signs warning of pollution on the Saluda, Congaree and Broad rivers around Columbia were removed Mon...

11/17/09 - 9:33am

Atlanta's last call might be later

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council, which shortened serving hours for the city's bars six years ago after a series of shootings and complaints about late-night rowdiness, might consider reversing its decision.

11/17/09 - 9:21am

School board swears in Scott today to fill seat of late husband

Patsy Scott, widow of District 5 school board trustee Joe Scott who died in July, won her husband’s seat in a three-way race.

01/08/10 - 1:19pm

Scott to be sworn in today

A new member of the Richmond County Board of Education will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. today at the board’s Broad Street office.

01/08/10 - 1:19pm

Ga. fire kills 2 children

Officials say a 7-year-old Macon boy is in critical condition at an Augusta hospital after a house fire that killed two other children. Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins says the fire early Monday in Macon was ignited by a space heater. The children who died in the fire are identified as...

11/17/09 - 8:56am

4 killed in SC car-train wreck

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. — An Amtrak passenger train hit a car trying to cross the tracks near the South Carolina-Georgia state line, killing four people. Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls III said Tuesday morning thast three adults and a 12-year-old child from Hardeeville in the southern tip of the...

11/17/09 - 8:44am

Railroad work to close crossing in Evans beginning Wednesday

Work on a rail crossing will temporarily close traffic at Old Evans Road beginning Wednesday morning. According to Columbia County officials, the road closure will prevent any through-traffic from using Old Evans Road between Columbia Industrial Boulevard and Washington Road. The road closure will...

11/17/09 - 7:14am

Scientists convene at SRS ecology lab this week

Scientists and scholars from seven National Environmental Research Parks will gather at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Conference Center in New Ellenton, S.C. on Thursday and Friday to discuss issues including climate change and its impacts, data collection and co...

11/17/09 - 7:06am

Some call Rep. Broun mailing on health care misleading

Brochure suggests Democratic health care reform requires insurance plans to pay for abortions.

11/17/09 - 11:22am

Some say p.y ReBroun mailing misleading

A brochure from U.S. Rep. Paul Broun that hit constituents' mailboxes late last week implies that Democratic health care reform requires insurance plans to pay for abortions. The opposite is true. The health care bill the House of Representatives passed Nov. 7 would not allow insurance plans ...

11/17/09 - 6:49am
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