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Mom of 555-pound teen waives extradition

TOWSON, Md. - A South Carolina woman accused of neglecting her 555-pound son's health has waived her right to an extradition hearing. Baltimore County police say 49-year-old Jerri Gray of Travelers Rest, S.C., waived her right to an extradition hearing Tuesday. Gray was found last week with he...

05/26/09 - 2:23pm

USC DB Whitlock suspended again after arrest

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina cornerback C.C. Whitlock has been suspended again from the team, less than a week after he had been reinstated.

05/26/09 - 1:47pm

S.C. judge approves settlement over estate of James Brown

After years of arguments, a South Carolina judge has approved a settlement for the estate of late soul singer James Brown that gives nearly half of it to his charitable trust, about a quarter to his wife and young son and the rest to Brown's adult children.

07/09/14 - 7:15pm

DeMint says Sotomayor's writings raise questions

WASHINGTON - South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint said Tuesday that some writings by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor raise serious questions about her approach to the Constitution and the role of the federal judiciary.

05/26/09 - 12:49pm

Former UGA football standouts to hold fundraiser

Former University of Georgia Bulldog football standouts Jon and Matt Stinchcomb and David Greene are hosts for the fourth annual “Countdown to Kickoff” event, benefitting the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s), The Children’s T...

05/26/09 - 12:52pm

ASU's Wilkerson named region player of the year

Augusta State junior right fielder Shannon Wilkerson was named the American Baseball Coaches Association Southeast Region Player of the Year. Wilkerson led the Peach Belt Conference in hitting (.441), slugging (.891), runs (82), hits (101), home runs (24) and triples (seven). Also, he was second in...

05/26/09 - 12:56pm

Aiken thrift store fire called suspicious

Aiken authorities say they continue to investigate a May 15 thrift store fire that they’re calling suspicious. Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno said today the blaze prompted scrutiny because it began near a clothes rack no where near a heating source. No one was injured, but more than 20,0...

05/26/09 - 10:45am

Black commissioners say they won't be rushed on exhibit center

Augusta's five black city commissioners stood side by side this afternoon and announced they would not be rushed into a deal on the downtown trade and exhibit center. Reading from a prepared statement -- and taking no questions afterward -- District 4 Commissioner Alvin Mason, the city's ma...

01/27/10 - 11:50pm

Rainfall is closing region's drought deficit

A healthy rainfall surplus throughout much of May is closing the gap on an enduring precipitation deficit that has affected much of the Augusta area for the past year. As of Monday night, the National Weather Service had recorded 4.38 inches of rain for the month, or 2.12 inches above normal. Combin...

01/19/10 - 12:46pm

12 local students will receive $3,000 SRS scholarships

Twelve local students will receive $3,000 scholarships from Washington Savannah River Company/Washington Safety Management Solutions. The graduating high school students, who are son and daughters of Savannah River Site employees, were chosen on the basis of general ability, leadership, scholastic...

01/15/10 - 2:50am

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