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SC lt. gov.'s welfare comments causing a stir

Andre Bauer

Posted: 01/26/2010 - South Carolina's lieutenant governor has people in his state shaking their heads after he compared government assistance for the poor to feeding stray animals.

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Shaw Air Force Pilots deploy to Iraq

Posted: 01/26/2010 - Nearly 20 pilots from the Shaw Air Force Base's 77th Fighter Squadron and their F-16 Fighting Falcons are on their way from South Carolina to Iraq.

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Audit: SC agency didn't warn lawmakers of problems

Updated: 01/26/2010 - A report on South Carolina's unemployment agency says its leadership did nothing to head off the need to borrow more than $700 million to keep jobless benefits flowing.

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Veterans Administration opens new SC clinic

Posted: 01/26/2010 - The 13,000 square foot facility opened Monday in Spartanburg on the city's east side. It has seven exam rooms and 15 employees on its staff.

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Youth homes in SC close after budget cuts

Posted: 01/26/2010 - State officials did not say why Carolina Boys Home and the other facilities closed. But they say state and federal funds that help pay for the youths have been cut.

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High blood pressure may increase risk of dementia

Updated: 01/26/2010 - New research suggests that hypertension may cause a kind of scarring that interferes with communication between brain cells. That scarring, known as white matter lesions, has been linked to development of Alzheimer's and other dementias later

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Update: Arrest made in Augusta teen's murder

Updated: 01/26/2010 - Richmond County investigators have made an arrest in the murder sixteen-year-old of Brandon Desean Taylor. Brandon was killed early Tuesday morning after being shot through his bedroom window.

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RS-M Elem/Middle looks for serious upgrades to facilities

Posted: 01/25/2010 - It sits on the corner of Ridge Hill Drive and Hazzard Circle but if you ask the parents and students of Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary/Middle, the address and the school's condition are no coincidence.

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Futurity will stay in Augusta

dirt-filled arena

Updated: 01/26/2010 - Augusta Futurity board member Ed Presnell tells News 12 moving the Augusta Futurity to another city "has never been discussed" by the board.

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Georgia may expand DNA database

Posted: 01/25/2010 - Georgia lawmakers could soon be considering a proposal to expand the state's DNA database.

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