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Abdul-Jabbar has leukemia

NEW YORK -– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, and the basketball great said his prognosis is encouraging. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia, he told The Associated Press on Monday. The 62-year-old A...

11/10/09 - 10:49am

PSC to study Vogtle expansion

ATLANTA -– Georgia Power's plans to expand their Plant Vogtle Nuclear plant are up for another hearing before the state Public Service Commission. This year, the PSC gave Georgia Power the OK to move forward with the $6.4 billion expansion and state lawmakers approved legislation allowing ...

11/10/09 - 8:17am

Storm to cause rain locally

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ida has weakened to a tropical depression and is heading east toward the Florida Panhandle with winds near 35 mph. Ida was a tropical storm with winds near 45 mph when it came ashore near Mobile Bay in southern Alabama on Tuesday morning. The tropical depression is m...

11/10/09 - 10:54am

Solicitor says Merry outburst didn't cross line, won't revive case

Richmond County Solicitor Harold V. Jones II says public activist Woody Merry might have displayed bad behavior at last week's City Commission meeting, but it did not violate court restrictions from an altercation last year. "The State does not believe that under all the surrounding facts and c...

11/10/09 - 7:29am

Mother tried to shield baby in fatal SC shootings

WALTERBORO, S.C. — Authorities say three people have been killed and five injured in a shooting in a small town west of Charleston.

11/10/09 - 1:55pm

Cuts threaten arts events

No more First Friday. A scaled back Arts in the Heart of Augusta. Less advertising dollars to attract tourists to Augusta events. All were funding-cut possibilities posed today by Greater Augusta Arts Council executive director Brenda Durant after an Augusta Commission budget workshop. “...

01/21/10 - 12:39am

Local sex offender sought

Richmond County sheriff's investigators are seeking a sex offender who has recently absconded from supervision. According to a news statement, deputies seek Rico Renaldo Ready, 33, convicted in September 2007 of criminal aggravated sodomy. Any persons with information to the whereabouts of rea...

11/09/09 - 5:35pm

Serious injury in Aiken wreck

AIKEN -- One person was seriously injured in an Aiken County wreck earlier today. A tractor-trailer truck ran into a tree on Boggy Gut Road off of Highway 278 around 12:47 p.m., said an Aiken County 911 dispatcher. The driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, the dispatcher...

11/09/09 - 6:22pm

Valley water panel meets Tues., will discuss Avondale repairs

GLOVERVILLE – The Valley Public Service Authority board of commissioners will meet in a special called meeting Tuesday night to get details about federal funding needed to repair the Avondale Mills water system....

11/09/09 - 5:20pm

Deputies investigate holdup attempt

Richmond County Sheriff deputies are investigating an attempted robbery this morning at the Family Dollar at 1801 Central Ave. About 9:40 a.m., the suspect went into the store, picked up several items, then approached the store clerk and pulled out a handgun, demanding the clerk open the register, ...

11/09/09 - 5:34pm
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