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Proposed S.C. bill would make guns tax holiday permanent

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday would be made permanent if two state lawmakers have their way. Reps. Michael Pitts, R-Laurens, and W. Brian White, R-Anderson, prefiled a bill, H. 4220, this week to make the two-day sales-tax holiday for firearms as automatic as ...

12/03/09 - 2:17pm

Aiken man arrested in connection to slaying last week

AIKEN – An Aiken man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a slaying last week. Aiken County Sheriff’s Office charged Christopher Anthony Knight, 23, of Gunter Road, with accessory after the fact to a murder, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release. Investigators believe Mr. Knight assi...

12/03/09 - 1:54pm

"Suspicious' fire dislocates Aiken family

AIKEN – A morning fire that dislocated an Aiken family has been deemed suspicious. Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to the fire in the 800 block of Hampton Avenue about 7:30 a.m., Capt. Wendell Hall said this morning. The fire was fully involved, but fire crews were able to extingu...

12/03/09 - 11:49am

Waynesboro man gets 20 years on child pornography charges

A Waynesboro man convicted of trading child pornography in June was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 20 years in prison. Authorities found more than 2,000 child pornography pictures after seizing Roger Alan Gambrel computer, according to a press release from the office of Ed Tarver, U.S. Att...

12/03/09 - 11:43am

Georgia can't pay for services, budget expert says

Georgia is facing a budget shortfall, and cuts will need to be made in key areas such as education, health care and social services. That was the assessment of Alan Essig, the executive director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, in remarks today to the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce...

12/03/09 - 12:50pm

Two jailers fired after inmate injured at Webster center

Two Richmond County jailors were fired last month after a fight with an inmate in his cell. Deputies Derek Neal and Joshua Parker were let go from the sheriff’s office after an altercation with 18-year-old Charles Kellam, who refused to exit his cell at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center ...

12/03/09 - 2:28pm

Condition of apartment lands Augusta mother in jail

An Augusta mother is in jail after deputies found dog feces and trash strewn throughout the apartment where she lived with her two small children. Marjorie Nikki Stanfield, 32, of 1025 Woodsedge Drive, is charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Richmond C...

12/03/09 - 2:27pm

Former Catholic youth minister charged with molestation

A spokeswoman for the Savannah Diocese said Julian Sheppard Heyman was director of youth ministries from July 1988 to October 1999.

12/03/09 - 2:16pm

Preservation group to guard local county stream properties

Land trusts protect sensitive areas by offering tax credits, other incentives.

01/07/10 - 11:13am

Closing Athens Navy base won't save money, new report says

ATHENS, Ga. -- Closing the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens and dozens of other military bases nationwide will save billions of dollars less than the Pentagon originally estimated, according to a recent congressional report. When the Supply Corps leaves, the University of Georgia will take over t...

12/03/09 - 6:39pm
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