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NAACP wants apology for remark

COLUMBIA — The state NAACP is demanding an apology from a former South Carolina official whose Internet posting suggested a gorilla that escaped from the Columbia zoo was an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama. NAACP president Lonnie Randolph said today that former Election Commission chairm...

06/15/09 - 9:08pm

Family Y break-in video released

Richmond County sheriff's investigators are searching for a man who broke into a car in the parking lot of the Family Y on Wheeler Road Saturday. It was one of several car break-ins at the fitness center in recent months, according to Sheriff’s Investigator Shawn Newsome. A security video...

06/15/09 - 11:07pm

Champions Tour golfer has leg amputated

JACKSON, Miss. – Champions Tour golfer Ken Green had his lower right leg amputated because of severe injuries caused by a car accident. Green’s agent Kevin Richardson says doctors removed the leg today at a hospital in Jackson, Miss. He said Green is resting and in good condition. Green&...

06/15/09 - 3:43pm

VA inspections find problems still exist at many facilities

WASHINGTON — Fewer than half of Veterans Affairs clinics given a surprise inspection last month had proper training and guidelines in place for common endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopies — even after the agency learned that mistakes might have exposed thousands of veterans, includi...

06/15/09 - 3:40pm

Aiken County Council to discuss storm issues Tuesday night

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Council will address several issues at its Tuesday night meeting, including a final reading for their upcoming budget and some hold over expenses from an April tornado that hit Beech Island and Petticoat Junction hard. The full council meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the c...

01/20/10 - 10:55pm

Graniteville man arrested on drug charges

A Graniteville man has been arrested on multiple drug charges following a 2-month narcotics investigation....

06/15/09 - 3:48pm

Police seek missing Augusta woman

Richmond County investigators are looking into what they are calling the “suspicious” disappearance of an Augusta woman, Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles said today. Jessica Lynn Murphy, 30, of Tubman Street, left for work at The Augusta Chronicle on Saturday and has not been seen since, ...

06/15/09 - 4:50pm

Man arrested in Aiken manhunt

AIKEN - Aiken County sheriff's deputies and South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers arrested a man who fled after a traffic stop today. The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. today near Veterans Road in the Wagener area, said Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth. He said that a trooper st...

06/15/09 - 10:03pm

Augusta boxer set for Hall of Fame induction

Ray Whitfield of the Augusta Boxing Club is one of 13 boxers to be inducted Saturday into the Georgia Boxing Hall of Fame. The ceremony, held at Atlanta's Peachtree Westin Hotel, begins at 8 p.m., with Augusta native Vernon Forrest serving as the keynote speaker. Forrest will receive a lifetime...

06/15/09 - 2:05pm

Braves lag behind in All-Star voting

According to mlb.com, the Atlanta Braves will not be represented in the National League's starting lineup for next month's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In the latest voting results announced today, Atlanta catcher Brian McCann (895,663) is second to St. Louis' Yadier Molina (1,0...

06/15/09 - 1:41pm
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