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SC economist: Recession to stay for 1.5 years

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Bill Gillespie, the chief economist for the state Board of Economic Advisors, told Senate budget writers Tuesday that he sees no signs of a turnaround developing in the economy.

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Georgia man indicted on fraud charges

Posted: 01/27/2009 - A Marietta man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud and wire fraud involving the promotion of a plan to make money from Medicaid clients.

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Death row inmate leads searchers to bones in SC

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Authorities say they are examining bones found by a search group though information given by an inmate on death row for killing a South Carolina woman six years ago.

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Lawmaker wants grants to extend

Updated: 01/27/2009 - State Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Augusta, wants the HOPE grants to extend to the Georgia Military College.

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Fixes limited for SC's broke unemployment fund

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and state Small Business Chamber say they'd be open to tax increases to keep the state from having to borrow millions in federal dollars because of the record number of people out of work.

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SC DOT to put traffic info on Columbia signs

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The South Carolina Department of Transportation says the 15 overhead message signs on Columbia interstates will begin displaying travel times to major intersections Tuesday.

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Legislators reminded of refinery blast

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Could the sugar refinery explosion that rocked Savannah last year prompt legislators to bolster Georgia's struggling trauma network?

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No salmonella test at Blakely plant

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Records released by the Georgia Department of Agriculture give no indication that samples were taken for salmonella testing during two routine inspections last year at the peanut butter plant in Blakely.

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Appeals court will not rehear pledge case

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A federal appeals court says it will not rehear a case in which it let stand most of a Florida law requiring public school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Twin Cities airport board approves new Delta deal

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Northwest promised to keep its headquarters and a hub in Minnesota in exchange for financial help from the state. When Delta bought Northwest last year it inherited that debt, and the agreement to keep a headquarters there.

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Records: no salmonella test at Blakely plant

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Records released by the Georgia Department of Agriculture give no indication that samples were taken for salmonella testing during two routine inspections last year at the peanut butter plant in Blakely.

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State Lawmakers Bet Gambling Can Help with Budgets

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Proposals to allow or expand slots or casinos are percolating in at least 14 states, tempting legislators and governors at a time when many must decide between cutting services and raising taxes.

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Coaches immune from suit in football player death

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Three Rockdale County High School football coaches cannot be held liable for alleged constitutional violations in the death of a 15-year-old player after an offseason workout session in 2006.

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Corps backs Lanier as Atlanta water supply

Posted: 01/23/2009 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued an opinion saying that it has the legal authority to supply metro Atlanta's drinking water from Lake Lanier.

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