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Clemson student who died had meningitis, coroner says

CLEMSON, S.C. — A Clemson University student from New Jersey who died last week had a form of meningitis. Multiple media outlets report that Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelly said Thursday that lab tests show 20-year-old Danielle Rae Fleming had bacterial meningitis. Kelly says it will stil...

08/07/09 - 7:12am

Congressman Broun will hold Evans town hall meeting Monday

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun will hold a town hall meeting Monday in Columbia County to hear from citizens concerned about the new federal health care bill. The session will be held at 6 p.m. at the auditorium of the Columbia County Board of Education office, 4781 Hereford Farm Road, in Evans, said Jessica...

01/08/10 - 1:09pm

Known for TV ads, lawyer Eichholz faces federal indictment

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Savannah attorney Benjamin Sheftall Eichholz - whose television ads champion "win-win" - has been named in a 77-count federal indictment charging he schemed to embezzle more than $950,000 from pension plans for employees of his law firm. The Wednesday indictment also charges that E...

08/07/09 - 6:54am

SC tax-free weekend for school items begins today, ends Sunday

South Carolina consumers can save a few bucks as the state kicks off its annual tax-free weekend for back-to-school items. The break from the state's 6 percent sales tax began at 12:01 a.m. today and runs through midnight Sunday. The tax break applies to clothing and accessories like handbags,...

08/07/09 - 6:38am

Weekend travelers to Atlanta told lane closures will slow traffic

ATLANTA — Construction projects along Interstates 75 and 85 in downtown Atlanta along southbound lanes could create headaches for drivers this weekend. The northern tip of the Atlanta section of the interstate — called the Downtown Connector — will have most lanes shut down for repav...

08/07/09 - 6:27am

Atlanta area boy, 14, seeking candy crashes into gas station

MARIETTA, Ga. — A 14-year-old who crashed his parents' SUV into a gas station Thursday was taking the car to get Skittles. Cobb County Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce says the unidentified boy told authorities he planned to buy the fruit-flavored candy when he got to the Sunoco. Instead...

08/07/09 - 6:19am

School resumes today - drivers urged to use caution

Today is the first day of school for Richmond County public schools. Maj. Richard Weaver of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office advises drivers to slow down and be cautious.

08/07/09 - 10:54am

Many attend meeting on Graniteville water rates

More than 200 angry Graniteville and Vaucluse residents turned out for a community meeting tonight to express their outrage over new water and sewer rates that have since been temporarily suspended. One after another, people stood up, voicing their concerns. “Avondale is getting away with eve...

08/06/09 - 10:54pm

Man arrested in Jefferson County murder

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Jefferson County in the death of his mother. Eddie Williams Jr., of Hudson Road near Wadley, was arrested without incident on a charge of murder at 5:15 p.m. by officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation, accord...

08/06/09 - 7:32pm

Attorney faces federal charges

The attorney whose ads say “tell them you mean business” was indicted on federal charges this week.

08/06/09 - 5:39pm
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