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GDP in 2008: Georgia down, South Carolina up

Georgia was among 12 states that experienced a decline in its gross domestic product in 2008, according to information released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Georgia’s real GDP dipped 0.8 percent last year. Real GDP is an inflation-adjusted measure of each state’s ...

06/02/09 - 10:44am

Masters practice round info being e-mailed

Planning to apply for 2010 Masters Tournament practice round tickets? Better check your e-mail. Larger numbers of applications for the popular practice rounds and Par 3 tournaments are being sent to previous applicants via email this year, and the attached PDF file is personalized with the name, ad...

06/02/09 - 12:45pm

Park bans nude treasure hunters

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Town leaders don't want any treasure hunting in the nude at a new park on Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports a Mount Pleasant Town Council committee wants to ban nudity, treasure hunting and feeding the birds at a new $14...

06/02/09 - 10:30am

SC has lowest U.S. gas prices

COLUMBIA — Gas prices may be rising across the nation, but South Carolina motorists can say they're paying less than anyone else. AAA Carolinas reported today that the average price per gallon of regular unleaded in South Carolina is $2.33. That's three cents lower than Tennessee and ...

06/02/09 - 11:53am

Congressman may be named secretary of the Army

WASHINGTON — A White House official says President Barack Obama will nominate Republican Rep. John McHugh as secretary of the Army. McHugh has represented New York in Congress since 1993 and is ranking GOP member of the House Armed Services Committee. The president will announce McHugh's...

06/02/09 - 10:13am

SC bear sighting prompts alert

A black bear wandered through Savannah Lakes Village along Thurmond Lake on Monday, prompting an advisory from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for residents to remove items such as garbage, pet food and greasy outdoor grills. A homeowner spotted the bear moving through woods behind houses ...

06/02/09 - 10:05am

Plane debris found in path Air France jet took

BRASILIA, Brazil — An airplane seat cushion, a life jacket, metallic debris and signs of fuel were found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean today by Brazilian airplanes searching for a missing Air France airliner. The debris was spotted from the air by Brazilian military pilots searching 410 ...

06/02/09 - 10:26am

I-20 lane closure starts today near Exit 5 in Aiken County

There will be a lane closure on I-20 in Aiken County near Exit 5 until Thursday this week. The closure will be in the eastbound lanes of I-20 and is part of the ongoing Palmetto Parkway road project, according to press release. Crews will be working throughout the area of the interstate and U.S. H...

06/02/09 - 6:32am

Top judge to discuss money crisis

ATLANTA — Georgia's top judge is weeks away from retiring, but first she must deal with a funding crisis that could bring the state's courts to a standstill. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears last week called Gov. Sonny Perdue's order to cut the funding for state...

06/02/09 - 6:25am

Competency hearing delayed for former SC policeman

COLUMBIA — A hearing has been postponed for a former South Carolina police officer who authorities say kidnapped and held his estranged wife and infant son hostage in Georgia. Defense attorney James Rogers says David Dietz had been scheduled to appear in federal court today for a mental comp...

06/02/09 - 1:38pm
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