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Police seeking S.C. escapee

DILLON, S.C. — South Carolina prison officials say a minimum security inmate has walked away from his job at a poultry plant in Dillon. Authorities say 41-year-old James McCracken left the Perdue Farms plant this afternoon. He was serving a five-year sentence for second-degree, nonviolent bur...

06/09/09 - 9:08pm

Commitment is fifth for Richt

The state's top football prospect - at least according to one prominent recruiting ranking - made a verbal pledge today to play for Georgia. Calhoun receiver Da'Rick Rogers gave Bulldogs' coaches his commitment before he announced his decision at his school, according to his coach Hal L...

06/09/09 - 8:45pm

Aiken woman accused in scheme

COLUMBIA - An Aiken woman is accused of hiring a man to murder her estranged husband and his son in their North Carolina home. U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins says 42-year-old Judy Dickson of Salley was arrested today and accused of paying a man $10,000 to burn down a house in Shallotte, N.C., while Ray...

06/09/09 - 8:21pm

Bat has become a liability

ATLANTA – Jeff Francoeur has been in a slump for nearly month. Maybe a night off will help. The Braves right fielder wasn't in the lineup for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, replaced by Matt Diaz. Francoeur put up solid numbers in April after a disappointing 2008 season...

06/09/09 - 8:08pm

Allegations lead to departure

LOS ANGELES - Tim Floyd resigned as basketball coach at Southern California today following allegations that he give $1,000 in cash to a man who helped steer former star player O.J. Mayo to the Trojans. Floyd submitted a one-paragraph letter to Southern Cal athletic director Mike Garrett saying he ...

06/09/09 - 9:10pm

Right-hander Minor taken No. 7

The Atlanta Braves selected pitcher Mike Minor, of Vanderbilt, with their first pick of the amateur draft tonight, grabbing the left-hander at No. 7 overall. He was the highest Braves' choice since Mike Kelly was taken at No. 2 in 1991. "This guy is a winner," said scouting director Roy Clark. ...

06/09/09 - 7:57pm

Strasburg drafted by Washington

SECAUCUS, N.J. – The Washington Nationals selected pitcher Stephen Strasburg with the first pick in baseball's amateur draft tonight. Considered one of the most talented prospects in the event's 45-year history, Strasburg went 13-1 with a 1.32 ERA this season for San Diego State, leadi...

06/09/09 - 7:24pm

Alternative school may stay open next year

Bungalow Road Alternative School might remain open for the 2009-10 school year. The Richmond County school board had voted to move the students housed at the facility to a new Tubman Education Center. A committee of board members voted this afternoon to hold off on the move until renovations are c...

06/09/09 - 5:02pm

Police release video of suspect in nurse shooting this morning

Police have released video of the man who they believe shot a local nurse this morning.

06/09/09 - 7:31pm

Truck driver gets probation in accident that killed chaplain

A dump truck driver who struck and killed a hospital chaplain this spring was sentenced today to two years probation. Samantha Rivers, 25, of Warrenton, Ga., pleaded guilty to making an improper turn, and she pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide in the second degree, said her attorney Pete Theo...

06/09/09 - 4:55pm
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