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Nuclear bill clears House hurdle

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A House panel cleared a bill that would pave the way for Georgia Power to boost electric rates by charging customers early for the expansion of its nuclear plant near Augusta.

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SC burglar caught in act, held in pool at gunpoint

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Authorities say a South Carolina homeowner threw a man he caught trying to steal things from his house into his empty pool and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

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Oxendine says early damage estimate is $10 million

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner John Oxendine estimates that the storms this week did an estimated $10 million damage after taking a helicopter tour of Coweta, Spalding and Fayette counties.

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Legislators adopt budget with $1B fed help

Posted: 02/20/2009 - South Carolina legislators are using $1 billion in federal aid and deep spending cuts for agencies and counties to balance the state's budget.

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Court: Fleeing police not a violent crime

Updated: 02/19/2009 - The federal appeals court in Atlanta says a Florida man's flight from police in 2000 does not make him a career violent criminal for purposes of sentencing in another case.

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Legislators adopt budget with $1B fed help

Posted: 02/19/2009 - South Carolina legislators are using $1 billion in federal aid and deep spending cuts for agencies and counties to balance the state's budget.

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Wilkes and Hancock counties rebuilding after intense storms

Updated: 02/20/2009 - Much of the day was spent cleaning up and sifting through debris for many residents of Wilkes and Hancock counties. The counties are located an hour apart but Wednesday night's storms impacted both.

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Final SPLOST plan approved

Updated: 02/20/2009 - The Augusta commission has approved the final SPLOST list. It totals $184,724,000.

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On Your Side: Living with diabetes

Updated: 02/19/2009 - More than 26 million Americans are living with diabetes now, but some estimates say almost 6 million have it and don't even realize it. Maybe that's you or a friend or family member.

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House ripped off foundation while family takes shelter underneath

Updated: 02/20/2009 - An EF-4 tornado with winds topping out at 170 miles per hour ripped through parts of Wilkes County. One family is doing some major cleanup after their house is ripped off its foundation while they were taking shelter beneath it.

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Georgia senate strips defender council of authority

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The proposal would turn over control of the state defender system to its director, Mack Crawford. The board, which now makes key financial decision, would become an advisory panel.

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Two wanted for robbery by force

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating Jody Carroll Jernigan and Lascotta Danielle Trim.

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SC DOT announces plans for $463M in stimulus plans

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Transportation Commission rushed Thursday to commit a chunk of $463 million from the $787 billion federal stimulus plan intended for South Carolina road and bridge projects.

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