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Apartment break-in suspect arrested, might be linked to more

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of breaking into two local apartments and they now believe he may have stolen from nine more. Rodney Burton, 27, is charged with two counts of burglary for breaking into apartments in Merrick Place off Skinner Mill Road this week, according to Richmond Coun...

05/01/09 - 10:57pm

Deer Chase Elementary principal reassigned

A Richmond County school official confirmed this morning that the Deer Chase Elementary School principal has been removed from the school. Director of Public Information Louis Svehla had little information on the situation, but said Rachel McRae has been reassigned elsewhere in the school system. ...

05/01/09 - 10:57pm

Congressman Nathan Deal to run for Ga. governor

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Another Republican has joined the race for governor in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal said this morning outside the Hall County Courthouse that he will enter the 2010 contest. He said he will be a governor who "does his own thinking, ties his own shoes and can deliver a spee...

05/01/09 - 8:19pm

Swofford: Playoff system would threaten college bowl games

WASHINGTON – The coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series told Congress Friday that a switch to a playoff system – favored by fans, President Barack Obama and some lawmakers – would threaten the existence of celebrated bowl games....

05/01/09 - 10:32am

Columbia County event will feature Art in Park on Saturday

Sidewalk artists will compete Saturday during Columbia County Arts Inc.’s annual Art in the Park festival. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the amphitheater and memorial gardens behind the Columbia County Library in Evans. Performing artists from Columbia County will take the ...

05/01/09 - 8:19pm

UPDATED: Police suspend search for UGA professor wanted in slayings

Police suspend search in area where they found the SUV of a UGA professor wanted in a triple-murder.

05/01/09 - 10:01pm

Allendale man struck, killed by train

ALLENDALE, S.C. — Authorities say a 74-year-old South Carolina man has been killed after he walked in front of a train. Allendale County Chief Deputy Coroner Keith Smith says William Henry Robinson died instantly when the freight train struck him in Allendale Thursday morning. Smith says he ...

05/01/09 - 8:17pm

SC hunters ready for gator season

COLUMBIA — Gator hunters, gear up. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources beginning today is accepting online applications for the 2009 public alligator hunting season. Applicants for the alligator hunting season are required to apply and pay online or at a DNR counter in Clemson,...

05/01/09 - 8:17pm

Aiken Lobster Race Derby event marks its 25th year tonight

AIKEN --- Lobsters will be cheered on today in downtown Aiken, as a hometown event celebrates a quarter century of fun. Gates open at 6 p.m. near Newberry Street and The Alley. Officials say they expect between 8,000 and 10,000 people. There will be 14 lobster races in heats of five with the first...

05/01/09 - 8:17pm

SC bill blasts mountaintop coal removal

COLUMBIA -- Out-of-state coal miners and environmentalists teamed up in the Capitol Thursday to push a bill that would bar South Carolina's coal-fired generating units from using coal that was obtained by mountaintop removal in Appalachia. The bill, H. 3955, was introduced by Rep. Carl Gullick,...

05/01/09 - 8:17pm

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Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
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