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S.C. lawmaker outlines plans to block Obama health care plan

COLUMBIA -- A Spartanburg Republican is hoping South Carolina will follow Arizona’s lead and pass legislation to block changes that would occur if President Obama and congressional Democrats succeed in passing health care reform. But Rachel Morgan, a registered nurse and senior health policy s...

10/27/09 - 5:09pm

DuPont returning to review SRS safety programs

A division of the mammoth DuPont company that once operated Savannah River Site is being brought to South Carolina to review the plant’s safety programs in the wake of several recent accidents. “DuPont Safety Resources has been used at other Department of Energy sites in the past and has ...

10/27/09 - 4:43pm

Millage set for Columbia County, Harlem and Grovetown

Taxes for Grovetown residents went up this week, but the millage rates for Harlem and Columbia County residents remain unchanged. Grovetown city officials voted 3-1 on Monday to raise the millage rate from 5.64 to 7 mills following the final of three required public hearings. State law requires th...

10/27/09 - 7:48pm

Vernon Forrest scholarship winner named

DeMarcus Booker, a senior at Laney High School, is the first recipient of the Vernon Forrest Memorial Scholarship award. Booker, 17, received the $500 scholarship Tuesday from Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver in a ceremony at the Municipal Building. The scholarship will honor the memory of the August...

01/20/10 - 9:51pm

H1N1 flu shot availability should improve, CDC reports

With 8 million more doses available today than last week of the vaccine against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, it should be much more widely available by the end of this week or the beginning of next week, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today. Some health dep...

10/27/09 - 3:03pm

Richmond school system named 6th in nation for online presence

The Richmond County School System has been named sixth in the nation in the Center for Digital Education and National School Boards Association 2009 Digital School Boards Survey for districts with more than 15,000 students. The announcement was made today and was based on the school district’s...

10/27/09 - 2:34pm

Saturn of Augusta to remain open after the Saturns are gone

Saturn of Augusta is selling the last of its new cars, but should remain open after the demise of the General Motors brand. “As of right now, we’re not receiving any more inventory from the manufacturer. They’re not producing any more Saturns,” said Greg Hodges Jr., general mana...

10/27/09 - 5:01pm

Temporary road closure in Martinez

Columbia County traffic engineering is reporting a temporary road closure at Hightower Drive between Roberts Road and Haley Road beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday, through 6 p.m. Friday. According to a news release, motorists will need to use Old Evans Road during this closure. Detour signs will be in p...

10/27/09 - 2:31pm

Thieves force woman to buy drugs

Two men forced their way into a woman’s car at a south Augusta pharmacy Monday night and made her buy them pain killers. The 54-year-old victim said one of the suspects got into the passenger side of her car and pointed a gun at her, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. Anoth...

10/27/09 - 2:25pm

Aiken merchant hopes offer will spur economy in city

AIKEN – A local’s men’s clothing store is providing its own “stimulus” program for downtown customers. Lionel Smith Ltd, an Aiken downtown business that sells middle to upper end men’s clothing, will give a check equaling the amount of the sales tax to any customer who...

10/27/09 - 1:15pm
 
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