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Lone fight with Pfizer may net SC larger payout, McMaster says

South Carolina, as the only state that didn't accept part of a $2.3 billion settlement from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. over illegal sales tactics, stands to gain more in the end, state Attorney General Henry McMaster said. McMaster said his office has been negotiating its own settlement w...

09/07/09 - 6:42am

Staph leads SC hospital to keep surgeons from operating room

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina hospital says it kept 15 surgeons, nurses and other employees out of its operating rooms because of staph infections. Officials at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston told The Post and Courier of Charleston says they tested 68 operating room staf...

09/07/09 - 6:36am


The following closings have been announced for Labor Day: RICHMOND COUNTY AUGUSTA PUBLIC TRANSIT, RICHMOND TRANSIT AND ADA PARATRANSIT: No service today AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY OFFICES: Closed today COUNTY LANDFILL: Closed today; Monday residential routes picked up Tuesday, Tuesday routes picked...

01/20/10 - 10:06am

Driver jumps 5 spots in standings

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kasey Kahne gave himself a huge boost in the Chase for the Championship with a victory tonight at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kahne jumped from 11th to sixth in the Sprint Cup standings with the victory, allowing him to breathe a little easier going into next weekend's race at Richmo...

09/06/09 - 11:59pm

Man sought on rape charge

Police are looking for a man they say raped and kidnapped a woman early this morning.

09/06/09 - 11:23pm

Robbers attack man in his home

An Augusta man told police he was the victim of an armed robbery early Saturday at his home.

09/06/09 - 8:15pm

Man killed when struck by train

THOMSON - A 46-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a freight train early Saturday, authorities say.

09/06/09 - 7:36pm

Bulldogs outlast Grambling

ORLANDO, Fla. – South Carolina State quarterbacks Malcolm Long and Derrick Wiley combined to throw three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 34-31 win over Grambling today. The Bulldogs (1-0) jumped to a 14-0 lead behind two touchdown passes from Long and never trailed at the 2009 MEAC-SWAC c...

09/06/09 - 8:54pm

Sturdivant to have knee surgery

Georgia has lost starting left tackle Trinton Sturdivant to a season-ending knee injury for the second consecutive season. Coach Mark Richt said today that Sturdivant tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Saturday's 24-10 loss at Oklahoma State. It is the same knee Sturdivant ...

09/06/09 - 8:55pm

Woods falls out of contention

NORTON, Mass. – Steve Stricker made an eagle on the final hole at TPC Boston for 6-under 65 to share the 54-hole lead with Retief Goosen and Sean O'Hair in the Deutsche Bank Championship today, the second PGA Tour playoff event. On a day when Tiger Woods fell out of contention, Stricker, G...

09/06/09 - 8:55pm
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