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ACLU reviews use of felon voting law

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The American Civil Liberties Union says its survey has found that local election officials don't know enough details about allowing ex-felons to vote in South Carolina.

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Unemployment Rate Rises in Georgia

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Also in August, the number of payroll jobs in Georgia dropped by more than 37,000 from the year before.

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Two Former Employees Sentenced to 10 Years in TSA Drug Plot

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Former TSA employee Jon Patton of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Leslie Adgar of Decatur, Ga., worked at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when they agreed to use their security clearances to smuggle cocaine and heroin to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Their source turned out to be working for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Environmentalists and NJ Governor Oppose Off Shore Drilling

Posted: 09/18/2008 - New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is against the idea of drilling for oil and gas off the Jersey Shore. This comes just hours after the House passed legislation to open waters 50 miles off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts to oil and natural gas development.

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Dead whale found in SC had parasites, congestion

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A scientist says a dead pygmy sperm whale that washed up on a South Carolina beach last month suffered from parasites, lung congestion and was malnourished.

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ACLU Reviews Use of Felon Voting Law

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The ACLU and South Carolina Progressive Network at a news conference Wednesday will release survey results involving county election officials. State law allows people who have served time to vote once they've completed their sentence.

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Grants Will Help Add Computers to Public Housing

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Carrollton and Gainesville housing authorities will receive $150,000 and $300,000 respectively in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This money will help to provide greater access to computers and the internet for public housing residents.

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Home Depot Price Cuts

Updated: 09/17/2008 - At a time when shoppers are paying more for everything from groceries to gas, The Home Depot is planning price cuts. Prices will be cut between 5 percent and 50 percent on about one out of every 25 items found on store shelves.

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Reaction to Government's AIG Bail Out

Posted: 09/17/2008 - New York Senator Charles Schumer says the 85 billion dollars of taxpayer money loaned to AIG is an "unprecedented step" for an unprecedented time. But, he says simply, "the alternatives are much worse."

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SC Attorney General Issues Supoenas to Ask About Gas Prices

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Attorney General Henry McMaster said Tuesday that a total of 12 subpoenas had been issued by the end of the business day. Gas prices shot up shortly before Hurricane Ike struck the Texas coastline and its numerous oil refineries

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Pet food recall

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Mars Petcare is recalling pet food products because of possible salmonella.

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Clemency Denied

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Man who's spent more than half his life on Dearth Row scheduled for execution.

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Georgia Parole Board to Hear Clemency Bid

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The lawyers for condemned killer Jack Alderman will make a final plea for clemency to Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles. Alderman is the longest serving inmate on Georgia's death row. He was sentenced to die in the 1974 slaying of his wife, Barbara, in Chatham County.

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Signal Light Worked at Site of Train Crash

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The National Transportation and Safety Board says signal light worked normally, and there were no obstructions present. This comes after a deadly train collision in Los Angeles.

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Ship Named for Diver

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Navy to honor Master Diver portrayed in "Men of Honor".

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