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Police look for local link to SC serial killer

Authorities say they are investigating a possible connection between a Harlem kidnapping victim and a South Carolina serial killer gunned down this week by police. Patrick Burris, 41, a career criminal who police believe shot five people near Gaffney, S.C., was fatally shot Monday by officers inves...

07/09/09 - 10:59am

Animal benefit event set Friday

A charity dance to benefit a Columbia County animal rescue group will be held Friday. Dance for the Paws, a fundraiser for the Columbia County Humane Society, will be held 7:30-11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 205 Elkdom Court off Furys Ferry Road. The event features a dance lesson, shows, silent auct...

07/09/09 - 10:44am

Video: Theft at New China Buffet

Police are searching for a suspect that stole cash from a Chinese restaurant last month. The man entered the New China Buffet restaurant in the 3200 block of Peach Orchard Road around 10:40 a.m. June 19, said Richmond County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Paul Evans. When cashier left her post, the man reac...

05/28/10 - 10:22pm

McDuffie official questioned after airport complaint

THOMSON, Ga. -- Federal authorities have now taken over the investigation of an elected official and his brother in McDuffie County stemming from reported threats made against an aircraft pilot at the local airport Wednesday night. McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said the probe was turned ov...

07/09/09 - 8:34pm

Savannah soldier charged with murder

A soldier was charged Tuesday night as a suspect in the July 2 slaying of another soldier, according to Savannah-Chatham police and U.S. Army officials.

07/09/09 - 8:40am

Two more flu cases reported at Ft. Gordon

Fort Gordon and Eisenhower Army Medical Center received confirmation late Wednesday of two more cases of H1N1 flu. According to a statement released this morning, a 31-year-old active duty servicemember who was seen at EAMC on June 27 and a 44-year-old retiree who was examined on June 30 are the c...

07/09/09 - 9:19am

Athens men thwart burglary with trick

Two men thwarted a burglary in East Athens early Wednesday when one pretended to be a cop and yelled "freeze" at thieves who were leaving a home with flat-screen TVs and other belongings.

07/09/09 - 7:44am

Dean of MCG Athens campus hires former colleague for post

A nationally recognized expert in evidence-based medicine will become associate dean for curriculum at the medical campus the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia are starting in Athens.

07/09/09 - 7:39am

Sugar plant said to lack exit training before 2008 fire

SAVANNAH -- Imperial Sugar Co. failed to show many workers at its local plant how to escape during a fire prior to a 2008 tragedy that killed 14 people and injured many more, federal interview reports indicate. At least 20 of the dead and injured in the Feb. 8 incident suffered severe burns and wer...

07/09/09 - 7:27am
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