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Some call for override of Perdue veto on capital gains tax

ATLANTA — A handful of conservative groups are calling for legislators to override Gov. Sonny Perdue's veto of a sweeping tax break plan when they return to Atlanta next year. Perdue said Monday the dire economy forced him to veto a proposal that would have slashed the state's capital...

05/13/09 - 3:30pm

Augusta man shot, killed in Ala.

FLORENCE, Ala. -- An Augusta man who went to Alabama to visit family for Mother's Day, was fatally shot early Sunday, and another man is under arrest. Joel Ricks, 27, of Augusta, formerly of Muscle Shoals, Ala., was shot multiple times in an apartment, police told the Florence Times Daily. Jer...

05/13/09 - 3:30pm

SC school junk food get reprieve

COLUMBIA - Kids: You've got at least through this fall to buy junk food at school. A bill to ban fatty snacks and sugary treats at K-12 schools in South Carolina squeaked by the crucial Crossover Day deadline May 1. But Rep. Bakari Sellers' bill, H-3297, won't be getting any further th...

05/13/09 - 3:37pm

New mental health director to alter, not abandon regional plan

Georgia's new commissioner for mental health favors flexibility and a focus on people as he develops a new system for the state. "The guiding principle is rationality," Dr. Frank E. Shelp said in an interview with the Savannah Morning News. The 55-year-old board-certified psychiatrist was appo...

05/13/09 - 3:26pm

Boston overcomes 14-point deficit

BOSTON – Ray Allen’s 3-pointer with 1:20 left gave Boston its first lead since the opening minutes and the Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 92-88 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Stephon Marbury scored all of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, keep...

05/12/09 - 9:45pm

Bases-loaded walk lifts N.Y.

NEW YORK – Carlos Beltran drew a bases-loaded walk from Jeff Bennett with two outs in the 10th inning and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on tonight for a rare comeback victory. Beltran also scored the tying run in the ninth for the Mets, who have won eight of nine. Th...

05/12/09 - 9:43pm

South Aiken romps in playoffs

[BEGINVIDEO 1865] Video highlights from the game. [ENDVIDEO] AIKEN - South Aiken rolled to a 10-0 home victory over Battery Creek in the first round of the South Carolina boys Class AAAA state playoffs tonight. Dan Riley, Brett Van Pelt and Travis Naylor each scored two goals for the Thoroughbre...

05/12/09 - 9:51pm

Aiken raises school meal prices

The Aiken County School Board approved increasing meal prices 15 cents for the next school year today.

01/08/10 - 10:38am

Jackets face elimination game

NORTH AUGUSTA - Top-ranked Wando blasted North Augusta 14-4 on Tuesday night in a Class AAAA Lower State playoff baseball game at Riverview Park. Wando (16 hits) batted around and scored five runs in the fifth inning. It also scored five times in the third and twice in the seventh. Taylor Rozier d...

05/12/09 - 7:37pm

Korn, Parker share role on depth chart

CLEMSON, S.C. – Don't look to Clemson's latest depth chart for help figuring out who will start at quarterback next season. The Tigers released a list Tuesday that showed sophomore Willy Korn and freshman Kyle Parker sharing the role of first-team quarterback. Michael Wade is listed as...

05/12/09 - 4:58pm
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