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Graniteville sewer line breaks

A sewer line failure today resulted in the discharge of untreated sewage in the Avondale Mills system near Ascauga Lake Road in Graniteville, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said in a news release.

03/18/09 - 4:59pm

Public is asked to identify caller of Butler High bomb threats

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying those responsible for making nine bomb threats against Butler High School in the past week. Sgt. Calvin Chew, a violent crimes investigator, released recordings of eight of the threats today and asked that any...

01/13/10 - 11:31pm

Harlem names new chief

The city of Harlem has named a new director of Public Safety. Of 29 applications, city officials chose Jesse Bowman, of Evans, as the Harlem Department of Public Safety director. “He seemed to meet the qualifications and is a good fit for Harlem,” City Manager Jean Dove said. Former dir...

03/18/09 - 3:47pm

Police say gang initiation threat just rumor

There is nothing to suggest that rumors circulating about a gang initiation to take place at Wal-Mart are credible, sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew said this afternoon. Calls have been coming into the sheriff’s office, but the hoax dates back to 2005 and is similar to the myth about gangs driv...

03/18/09 - 3:44pm

State fines 30 Ga. gas stations for price gouging

ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.

03/18/09 - 5:24pm

Whisenhunt to speak in Augusta

Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt will be the guest speaker for the Georgia-Carolina Council Boys Scouts of America Friends of Scouting Dinner on Thursday, April 16, at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 10th Street. Whisenhunt, who led his team to the Super Bowl in February, attained th...

03/18/09 - 2:04pm

Body of missing 2-year-old found

MOORE, S.C. — The body of a 2-year-old South Carolina boy has been found about a day after he wandered out of his family's yard near Spartanburg.

03/18/09 - 1:22pm

SC budget panel cuts $102M in state spending

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina budget oversight panel Wednesday cut $102 million from the remainder of this year's state spending plan to head off a potential budget shortfall, taking more money from public schools, colleges and health and social service agencies.

03/18/09 - 1:44pm

USC Aiken player killed in wreck

USC Aiken junior guard Javonte Clanton was killed in a car accident in West Virginia, the school announced this afternoon. Clanton had played a few hours earlier in USC Aiken's basketball game against Augusta State. The Pacers lost, 85-57, in the Southeast Regional final Tuesday night. Clanton...

01/19/10 - 12:58am

Walker wants sentence set aside

Former state Sen. Charles Walker is challenging his federal conviction and prison term.

03/18/09 - 12:39pm

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