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USC trustee resigns; charged with bank fraud in NC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The vice chairman of the University of South Carolina board of trustees, Samuel Foster II, has resigned.

07/10/09 - 6:52am

State e-mails detail SC gov's Argentina trip plans

COLUMBIA, S.C. - When South Carolina's Commerce Department planned a trade mission to South America last year, Gov. Mark Sanford rejected a historic tour, requested meetings with real estate agents, and tried to make sure he would have at least an evening free in Buenos Aires.

07/10/09 - 6:10am

Aiken robbery suspect in jail

AIKEN -- A man sought by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office on charges that he robbed a woman by threatening her baby is now in custody. According to the Aiken County Detention Center Web site, Tequan Martrell Holmes, 19, of Snipes Pond Road, is being held. He had been sought on charges of poss...

07/10/09 - 6:07am

Columbia County offers low-cost rabies vaccinations on Aug. 1

Columbia County Animal Care & Control and Columbia County Humane Society will co-sponsor a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Headquarters, 3910 Desoto Drive. The cost is $5 per animal. Please make sure dogs are on leashes and cats are in c...

07/10/09 - 5:50am

Rabies vaccinations offered Aug. 1

Columbia County Animal Care & Control and Columbia County Humane Society will co-sponsor a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Headquarters, 3910 Desoto Drive. The cost is $5 per animal. Please make sure dogs are on leashes and cats are in c...

07/10/09 - 5:47am

Atlanta larea lawyer pleads guilty to regional fraud scheme

ATLANTA – A former attorney has pleaded guilty in a real estate investment fraud scheme that authorities say took in more than a dozen victims in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Steven H. Ballard of McDonough took in more than $2 million over three and a hal...

07/10/09 - 5:31am

SC GOP governor hopeful raises $211,000 for campaign

COLUMBIA– Candidates for governor began releasing first glimpses at their campaign finance reports Thursday as they vie to replace Gov. Mark Sanford. Republican State Rep. Nikki Haley said Thursday she'll report raising more than $211,000 in her first campaign finance report to win the 201...

07/10/09 - 5:25am

Savannah-based soldier killed, robbed comrade, police say

SAVANNAH -- Homicide suspect Sylvester Horton Jr. allegedly used slain soldier Necco McCraw's credit card on July 2 - barely an hour after McCraw's body was found, Savannah-Chatham police and U.S. Army officials said Thursday. On Tuesday night, Horton was charged with the murder of McCraw, ...

07/10/09 - 5:22am

Hephzibah man, 38, arrested on July 4 assault charges

A Hephzibah man accused of cutting a man’s earlobe on July 4 was arrested Thursday. Adrian Peter, 38, of Hephzibah McBean Road, is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. The 56-year-old...

07/10/09 - 5:01am

Army picks 1st woman to lead drill sergeants

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The first woman chosen by the Army to lead its school for drill sergeants said Thursday she does not expect any trouble commanding the service's toughest instructors. "It doesn't matter if you are male or female," Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King said in a telephone inter...

07/09/09 - 10:56pm
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