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Furlough days approved for Georgia driver services offices

Georgia’s Department of Driver Services announced today that it has scheduled four furlough days for its customer service centers and administrative offices throughout the state. Those centers and offices will be closed Oct. 22, Nov, 19, Dec. 18 and January 28, according to a news release, whi...

09/24/09 - 5:26pm

Gamecocks upset No. 4 Ole Miss

The Gamecocks used a dominant defense and three field goals from Spencer Lanning to upset No. 4 Mississippi, 16-10, on Thursday night at Williams-Brice Stadium.

09/24/09 - 10:28pm

Update: No pupils injured in school bus accident

A Morgan Road Middle School bus was involved in a wreck at about 4:30 p.m. today on Tobacco Road. No pupils were injured, but the driver of a vehicle in the wreck was taken to a hospital for a minor injury. Richmond County schools spokesman Louis Svehla said the accident occurred when the driver of...

09/24/09 - 7:18pm

Police arrest man wanted on charges of rape and kidnapping

A man sought by police on charges of rape and kidnapping was arrested today. According to Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Blaise Dresser, Melvin Germany was arrested about 11:45 a.m. at Room 201 of the Scottish Inn at 1636 Gordon Highway. Mr. Germany has been booked into the Richmond C...

09/24/09 - 5:38pm

2 SRS workers fired over dropping uranium

Savannah River Site officials have taken corrective actions — and fired two workers — after two incidents in H Canyon in which bundles of highly enriched uranium were dropped by a crane. According to a Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board report — dated Aug. 21 and made public Thu...

09/24/09 - 4:04pm

SC AG accepted campaign cash from lawyers he hired

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's attorney general received campaign donations from private lawyers he hired to pursue a case against drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co., a potential violation of state law.

09/24/09 - 3:06pm

Richmond County employee charged with account fraud

A Richmond County Human Resources employee was arrested this week for depositing fraudulent checks into her account. Cathy D. Jones, 50, of 2919 Norgate Drive, is charged with three counts of deposit account fraud, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. Ms. Jones deposited three frau...

09/24/09 - 3:06pm

Aiken County suspect turns self in

AIKEN - One of Aiken County’s most wanted has turned himself into authorities after 7 months on the run.

09/24/09 - 2:08pm

Obama approves flood aid for 4 Georgia counties

ATLANTA - President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for Georgia and ordered federal aid to assist state and local recovery efforts in the wake of severe storms that caused massive flooding this week.

09/24/09 - 3:06pm

Martinez man overcomes disabilities to get Triumph Award

At 19, Bryan Hensley had suffered a traumatic brain injury, among other injuries, in a car accident that had doctors doubting that he was going to make it. That was a little more than seven years ago. Today, the Martinez resident was given the Triumph Award during Walton Rehabilitation Hospital...

09/24/09 - 5:04pm
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