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Burke father of 11 pleads guilty to child neglect charges

WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- The father of 11 children found living in a shack without food, running water or electricty pleaded guilty today. Jeremy Long, 38, pleaded guilty in Burke County Superior Court to cruelty to children and failure to educate. He received a 3-year prison sentence to be followed by 1...

06/24/09 - 2:29pm

Columbia County police seek stolen credit card suspect

Columbia County police are asking for help identifying a man they say tried to use a stolen credit card. A 24-year-old Augusta woman told police Monday that someone attempted to use her credit card at about 3:40 a.m. March 28 at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. Anyon...

06/24/09 - 2:29pm

Bomb squad finds no explosive

The Richmond County bomb squad was called to the corner of Kissingbower Road and Joyce Street about 7:29 a.m. today to examine a suspicious briefcase or suitcase, Richmond County sheriff’s Maj. Ken Autry said. A dispatcher said later that no explosive device was found....

06/24/09 - 2:30pm

Woman pleads guilty in scheme

A Columbia woman implicated in a scheme to defraud the South Carolina Department of Social Services pleaded guilty today, U.S. Attorney W. Walter Wilkins said in a statement. Nova Johnson, 40, admitted to cashing four DSS checks that were procured by fraud and to recruiting others to cash additiona...

06/24/09 - 2:30pm

Georgia announces two night games

The Sept. 12 Georgia-South Carolina football game in Athens and the Sept. 19 game between Georgia and Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. will both be televised at night, the school said today. The Georgia-South Carolina game will be televised by ESPN2 at 7 p.m. The Georgia-Arkansas game will be on eit...

06/24/09 - 10:36am

Xytex founder's family donates nearly $126,000 to MCG

The family of the late Dr. Armand M. Karow, founder of Xytex Cryo International Ltd. and a longtime faculty member of the Medical College of Georgia, has given $125,805 to support the university's library and provide scholarships for graduate students studying pharmacology. The family gave $25,...

06/24/09 - 2:28pm

No. 24 seed falls in second round

WIMBLEDON, England – In the final game, a desperate Maria Sharapova lunged to hit one shot left-handed, and twice challenged calls but lost. Then she lost the match as well. Sharapova won seven consecutive games during one stretch but let a late lead slip away today and was beaten by Gisela Du...

06/24/09 - 3:25pm

Analysis: Gov. Sanford's actions create another problem for GOP

NEW YORK — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's mysterious disappearance from his state, topped with misinformation from his staff about where he had gone and what he'd been doing, is the latest sign that Republican governors — once thought to be President Obama's most credible a...

06/24/09 - 9:05am

Gov. Sanford was in Argentina, not hiking, report says

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was in Argentina during a dayslong unexplained absence, not hiking the Appalachian Trail as his staff told the public when state leaders raised questions about his whereabouts, the governor told a newspaper. The State reported that Sanford arrived We...

06/24/09 - 11:53am

School worker arrested in fatal shooting

AIKEN -- Aiken County authorities say a Hephzibah Elementary School worker has been arrested after being accused of giving police false information during an Aiken County murder investigation. Autronique Latrice Williams, 30, 3740 Farrington Drive, Hephzibah, was arrested Tuesday in Richmond County...

06/24/09 - 2:29pm

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