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Ga. asks for class-size waivers for all districts

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Cox sent a letter to the state Board of Education on Wednesday requesting that the state increase the maximum number of students allowed in classes for the 2009-10 school year.

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Thousands lose power in NC, SC amid wind and rain

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Thousands of people have lost power across the Carolinas as a cold front sweeps the region with wind and rain, and a landslide has destroyed a home in the mountains.

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Stafford and Moreno Going To NFL

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Quarterback Matthew Stafford and tailback Knowshon Moreno have decided to go pro and give up their final years of college ball.

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Rain Helps Lake Lanier Rise about 1 Inch Per Hour

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Service hydrologist Kent Frantz says the lake began rising by about 1 inch an hour and had gone up about one foot by Tuesday afternoon to a reading of 1054.3. It's still well below its normal winter pool of 1,070 feet.

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Burris to Meet with Reid Today

Posted: 01/07/2009 - The man appointed to President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat marched to the Capitol yesterday but was turned away. The secretary of the Senate said Burris' credentials were lacking.

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7-year sentence for arranging sex with child

Posted: 01/06/2009 - An Illinois man has been sentenced to seven years and eight months in federal prison for traveling to Georgia to have sex with what he thought was an 11-year-old he met on the Internet.

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Veteran, rookie join Columbia County Commission

Updated: 01/06/2009 - In Columbia County there are two new Commissioners. One a veteran, the other a rookie. News 12 shows you what they're planning for the next four years.

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Vick Revises Bankruptcy Plan on Hopeful NFL Return

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The plan was filed Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia. A committee representing Vick's creditors endorsed the plan and wants creditors to vote to confirm it.

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Graham Begins Second Term in US Senate

Posted: 01/06/2009 - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham takes the oath of office in Washington for a second term representing South Carolina. Graham begins his new term on Tuesday at noon.

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GOP Lawmaker: Hike Tobacco Tax

Posted: 01/06/2009 - State Rep. Ron Stephens, of Savannah, will appear at a news conference Tuesday with advocates who support the increase. The call for the tobacco tax hike comes as the state wrestles with a budget shortfall expected to top $2 billion for the current fiscal year.

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Obama Stimulus Plan Boosts Business Tax Refunds

Posted: 01/06/2009 - A U.S. Chamber of Commerce official says this idea is "at the top of the list from businesses' viewpoint." It could also increase pressure on Republicans to support Obama's massive stimulus package.

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Franken on top in Minn. recount, but lawsuit looms

Posted: 01/05/2009 - A Minnesota board has certified results showing Democrat Al Franken winning the state's U.S. Senate recount over Republican Norm Coleman, but a legal challenge probably will keep the race in limbo.

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Ex-trooper who kicked man enters plea

Posted: 01/05/2009 - A former South Carolina trooper seen on video kicking a suspect in the head has pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights charge.

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Flight Delayed 4 Hours because of Unruly Passenger

Posted: 01/05/2009 - Spokesman Susan Elliott says the passenger was taken into custody by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after landing at Gander International Airport in Newfoundland.

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Recount to be Certified Today

Posted: 01/05/2009 - Minnesota elections officials have completed the recount and the latest numbers show Democrat Al Franken with a 225-vote lead over Republican Norm Coleman.

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Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

Updated: 01/04/2009 - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he is withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation.

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