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Lawmakers Wary of Obama's Economic Package

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Obama is urging Congress to "act boldly and act now," saying that if the government doesn't step in "this recession could linger for years."

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SC Gov Releases Spending Cut, Tax Break Plans

Posted: 01/09/2009 - On Thursday, the director of the Office of State Budget said legislators would have to decide how to handle a nearly $570 million gap between available money and spending demands on top of $1 billion in budget cuts made since July. Those cuts have left the state with a budget of about $6 billion.

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Buckhead Residents Grumble about Water Shut-offs

Posted: 01/09/2009 - When the city raised water rates 27.5 percent in June, the rate hikes weren't immediately added to bills. Now, the Department of Watershed Management is back-billing for the money it didn't collect right away -- and residents say the fees are showing up for the first time on their December bills.

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Ga.-based mortgage lender closes

Posted: 01/08/2009 - An independent mortgage lender with offices in Georgia and seven other states has closed suddenly, surprising its employees.

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SC sheriff's office finds human remains

Posted: 01/08/2009 - A South Carolina sheriff's detective says human remains found in a wooded area could be those of a missing nurse from Union County.

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AP source: Smoltz agrees to deal with Boston

Posted: 01/08/2009 - John Smoltz has reached a preliminary agreement on a contract with the Boston Red Sox, a stunning end to his long career with the Atlanta Braves.

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SC Tax Agency Dealing with Cuts without Layoffs

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Director Ray Stevens testified about the agency's budget plans Wednesday as the House Ways and Means Committee begins writing a state budget that has shrunk by $1 billion since July.

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Labor Board Denies Delta Air Lines Union Request

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Granting Delta's request would have hastened an election for flight attendants and ground workers to decide which union, if any, will represent them airline-wide. That issue is expected to be decided eventually, but the board ruled it will have to be initiated by the workers and not by Delta.

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Georgia School Board to Vote on Increasing Class Size

Posted: 01/08/2009 - The board is slated to vote on increasing the ceiling by two students per class during a meeting Thursday. State schools Superintendent Kathy Cox requested that the limit be raised to help the state's 180 districts save $200 million on the cost of hiring new teachers in the face of historic budget shortfalls.

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Congress Meets to Count Electoral Votes

Posted: 01/08/2009 - As required by the Constitution, the House and Senate will come together to count the electoral votes from the November election. The president is not directly elected by popular vote.

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Army apologizes for hurtful message to survivors

Posted: 01/07/2009 - The Army is apologizing to 7,000 family members of soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It mistakenly has sent letters to the survivors addressing them as "John Doe."

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Salmonella outbreak spreads to 42 states, CDC says

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has reportedly sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they don't know how the bacteria are spreading.

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Federal judge arrests Ala. sheriff over jail food

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A federal judge has ordered the arrest of an Alabama sheriff who was held in contempt of court for failing to adequately feed jail inmates while profiting from the skimpy meals.

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Bedridden SC woman found with dead roaches on back

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Authorities say an elderly woman has been removed from a Greenwood home strewn with animal waste and dirty diapers after officers responding to a gun theft call found her back covered with sores and dead roaches.

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Bedridden SC woman found with dead roaches on back

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Authorities say an elderly woman has been removed from a Greenwood home strewn with animal waste and dirty diapers after officers responding to a gun theft call found her back covered with sores and dead roaches.

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Live wires fall on school bus

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Authorities say live electrical wires fell across a DeKalb County school bus with about 30 elementary school children aboard, but no injuries are reported.

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Ex-sheriff pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Former Telfair County Sheriff Jim Williamson has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges but denied accepting a bribe from a prison inmate or pocketing $5,000 from a traffic stop.

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Passenger held in alleged threat on LA-bound plane

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Delta Air Lines Flight 110 from Atlanta was on approach to Los Angeles International Airport when the man allegedly stated that he had a bomb, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller, who noted that the exact sequence of events was being developed.

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SC governor moves up State of the State

Posted: 01/07/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is moving his state of the state speech up a week and out of the shadow of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.

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