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SRS reinstates public tours

Savannah River Site will reinstate its popular public tours this fall, with seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A pilot tour program announced in January resulted in all 300 slots filled within 24 hours. Those tours were held in March and deemed successful, according to Jeff Allison...

07/27/09 - 4:55pm

Penn State is No. 1 place to party; Florida second, Georgia fourth

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State University is now the No. 1 U.S. party school. The school known partly for its football tailgate weekends and fraternity and sorority scene snatched the title away from the University of Florida in the 2009 Princeton Review survey of 122,000 students nationwide....

07/27/09 - 4:55pm

State assumes control of forensic unit at Milledgeville hospital

Citing a lack of improvement from conditions that might have contributed to a patient death in April, the state is taking direct control of the forensic unit at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. Frank Shelp, commissioner of the newly formed Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Develop...

07/27/09 - 4:31pm

Police capture fugitive sought for more than a year

Federal and local authorities have arrested a man charged in connection to an altercation with an off-duty police officer in the West Lake subdivision last year. Bobby Lee Roberson, 42, of Hephzibah, was arrested today at the Richmond Villa Apartments on Windsor Spring Road, according to Richmond C...

07/27/09 - 1:26pm

SC Supreme Court reprimands Lexington County ex-magistrate

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's highest court has reprimanded a former county magistrate who had been charged with larceny. The state Supreme Court today issued a public reprimand against former Lexington County Magistrate Jamie T. Lucas. Lucas, his wife and their friend were arrested in Janu...

07/27/09 - 4:56pm

Former Georgia lawmaker now facing tax evasion charges

ATLANTA — A former state legislator who worked as an accountant and tax preparer was charged with two counts of income tax evasion. A Fulton County grand jury returned the indictments against Jeanette Jamieson on Friday. She faces up to five years in prison and a $100,000 fine for each count....

07/27/09 - 4:56pm

Atlanta interstate reopens after bomb scare

ATLANTA — The interstate through downtown Atlanta is being reopened after police shut it down because of a suspicious package found in the median. Atlanta police spokesman Officer James Polite says the bomb squad determined that the device did not contain explosives even though it looked like...

07/27/09 - 4:58pm

Biologists begin monitoring river after dead baitfish found

Biologists began monitoring the Savannah River below Thurmond Dam during the weekend after small numbers of baitfish were entrained by the project’s hydropower turbines. Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell said the presence of dead fish in the tailrace could indicate a seasonal change in the depth ...

07/27/09 - 4:56pm

6 now seek Aiken County Council post

AIKEN -- A noon deadline for candidates to file for an Aiken County Council seat being vacated later this year has now passed, with six people in the running for the job. Dennis Saylor, with the Aiken County Republican Party, said this afternoon his party had received filings from candidates Larry ...

01/20/10 - 10:54pm

Friends stunned that FBI says man robbed 23 banks

The FBI says Cecil Stephen Haire is the notorious Limping Bandit who robbed at least 23 banks across the Southeast over the past three years, including in Aiken and Edgefield counties. Friends, however, know the 51-year-old south Georgia man as Steve: a devoted husband, a good Samaritan, a fun-lovi...

07/27/09 - 4:59pm
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