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Worker accused of lottery fraud

AIKEN - A 22-year-old worker at a North Augusta gas station is accused of lottery fraud. William Theodore Pattison III was arrested Monday night and charged with defrauding the South Carolina Lottery Commission of $330 on June 1 by pocketing the winnings of a ticket that hadn’t been purchased...

06/23/09 - 3:43pm

DOE honors environmental initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory and its Defense Waste Processing Facility were honored recently for an innovative environmental initiative that reduces waste volumes and eliminates the need for workers to enter a high-radiation area of the waste processing fac...

06/23/09 - 2:53pm

Corey Smith plans concert in August at amphitheatre

Corey Smith will appear at a special outdoor back-to-school concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre. Mr. Smith, who released his fifth album last year, has become an enormously popular regional act and regularly sells out his appearances in Augusta. His last local appe...

06/23/09 - 4:21pm

New Pine Hill Middle School chooses its mascot

There were lions, tigers and bears. Even leprechauns made a strong showing. But ultimately it was the panther that finished on top. After more than 1,000 nominations were submitted, Pine Hill Middle School staff members selected the panther to be its mascot. The new school opens its doors in Aug...

06/23/09 - 2:35pm

Officials investigating DeKalb school leaders

ATLANTA - The Georgia Professional Standards Commission is investigating allegations that two DeKalb County school administrators changed answers on a standardized test to improve students' scores.

06/23/09 - 2:08pm

Aiken County reports 4 flu cases

AIKEN -- The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed today that there were four cases of swine flu, or H1N1, detected in Aiken County between June 12 and 19. Adam Myrick, a spokesman for DHEC, said there have been no hospitalizations in those cases, but he couldn...

01/08/10 - 1:23pm

Ex-trooper gets probation in kicking incident

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A former South Carolina trooper caught on video kicking a suspect in the head after a highway chase has been sentenced to three years probation. He must serve a year and a day of that in a halfway house.

06/23/09 - 1:27pm

SC blacksmith Simmons dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Famed blacksmith Philip Simmons, whose wrought iron gates and other works grace gardens and entryways along the South Carolina coast and beyond U.S. borders, died at age 97, friends and funeral officials said Tuesday. Simmons, who created more than 500 pieces during more th...

06/23/09 - 3:40pm

Georgia's incoming top judge says budget cuts will hurt justice

ATLANTA — Georgia's next top judge warned that more budget cuts to the state's cash-strapped judicial branch would lead to more delays in an array of legal cases.

06/23/09 - 2:38pm

Director of WIC program under scrutiny, on leave

ATLANTA - Officials say the state director of the Women, Infants and Children program has been placed on administrative leave while accusations of mismanagement and failure to abide by the law are investigated.

06/23/09 - 12:25pm

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