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Public Safety Chief Lee Wetherington steps down

Posted: 02/18/2009 - He's fought fires and he's tracked down killers over a long career in law enforcement. Now after 36 years in the business, a long time public safety chief is calling it quits.

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Augusta Commission pushing tougher laws for clubs

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Enough is enough. The Augusta Commission wants to make it tougher to open new clubs in the city. The new rules are aimed at stopping trouble before it starts.

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Bill would help SC schools amid budget cuts

Posted: 02/18/2009 - South Carolina lawmakers have given key approval to a bill that would allow schools to increase class sizes and require teachers to take unpaid leave to absorb budget cuts.

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Ga. Senate passes salmonella bill

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The Georgia Senate unanimously passed a bill to toughen up the state's food safety laws in response to the deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a South Georgia peanut plant.

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5 injured when car hits school bus

Photo of a car and school bus collision.

Updated: 02/18/2009 - A school bus, with one child aboard, collided with a car near Joseph Lamar Elementary. The car ended up going partially under the bus near St. Ignatius of Antioch Melkite Church.

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House to consider Georgia Power bill

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Few proposals this legislative session have sparked as much acrimony as a Senate measure that paves the way for Georgia Power to begin charging ratepayers early for a $14 billion nuclear expansion.

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Bill banning junk food in SC schools dealt a blow

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The legislation would ban high-sugar, high-fat foods from being sold to students -- in the lunch line or the canteen. It also prevents schools from offering the foods by bringing in outside vendors to sell them for a cut of the profit.

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Renter's insurance protects more than just your property

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Andre Wright is talking about the fire at Cedar Grove Apartments that's left two families without their own homes. He's also remembering how lucky everyone in his building is to be alive.

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House Speaker: cigarette taxes to buy insurance

Posted: 02/17/2009 - South Carolina legislators are signing on to a bill that would raise the state's cigarette tax by 50 cents to cover subsidized private insurance policies.

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