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Barrow praises crackdown on combustible dust hazard

U.S. Rep. John Barrow has praised an effort to tighten rules on combustible dust, which fueled last year's deadly disaster at a local Imperial Sugar Co. refinery. "I'm very encouraged," the 12th District Democrat said Thursday following an initiative by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Heal...

05/01/09 - 7:16pm

Billboards seek UGA murder suspect

Motorists on busy highways in Augusta and at least half a dozen states will see the face of the University of Georgia professor who disappeared after police say he shot and killed three people in Athens last week. Authorities are hoping dozens of billboards will help them find 57-year-old George Zi...

05/01/09 - 7:51am

S.C. tax system overhaul gets House approval

A bill designed to overhaul South Carolina's tax system received approval today.

04/30/09 - 9:19pm

Student wearing flu mask sent home from school

A Newton County student wearing a mask to guard against swine flu was sent home after he refused to remove it.

01/08/10 - 1:24pm

Title is first in 40 years for Bulldogs

For the first time in 40 years, the Thomson Bulldogs are region baseball champions. The Bulldogs defeated Burke County 17-2 to capture the Region 3-AAA crown at home on Thursday night. The game was stopped in the third inning because of the 15-run rule. It marks the first time that Thomson has won ...

04/30/09 - 7:50pm

Midland Valley pulls away in playoff opener

Midland Valley, the No. 1 Class AAA team in South Carolina, pounded out 13 hits and pulled away late for a 5-1 victory over Marlboro County in its playoff opener Thursday night. The Lady Mustangs advance to play host to Airport in the second round at 6 p.m. Saturday....

04/30/09 - 7:40pm

Yellow Jackets win 10-0 in playoff opener

North Augusta beat West Ashley 10-0 in a mercy-rule shortened baseball game tonight in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. The game, played at Riverview Park in North Augusta, saw the home team score two runs in the second inning, six in the third, one in the fourth and one in the six...

04/30/09 - 7:20pm

Agency aims to reduce tritium

The agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons program plans to reduce the amount of tritium produced at SRS.

04/30/09 - 8:19pm

S.C. legislators target obesity-causing snacks in schools

South Carolina legislators are targeting legislation to curb fatty snacks and sugary drinks in state schools.

04/30/09 - 5:09pm

Confession allowed, judge rules

A Superior Court judge, whose comment in a 2005 murder trial earned an former Columbia County man a retrial, ruled today that the videotaped confessions would be allowed before the second jury. In January 2008 the Georgia Supreme Court overturned the murder conviction of Tom Edwin Chumley, 59, accu...

04/30/09 - 4:44pm
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