Georgia Regents wins Columbia County hospital bid

...around Columbia County," said Shawn Vincent, the vice president of partnerships for Georgia Regents.The decision, pending appeals, fulfills the longtime wish of Columbia County officials for a hospital or an emergency room there. That hope was dashed...

South Carolina Supreme Court will hear lawsuit on North Augusta's Project Jackson development

...expedite or dismiss the appeal.Kelly Zier, an attorney representing North Augusta, said the case will bypass the Court of Appeals to be heard in the Supreme Court. Zier said the city hopes the move will lead to a quicker resolution so bonds can be issued...

Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for same-sex...now.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., denied the state's request to block the marriages while it appeals a lower court's ruling overturning...

Court to consider when second mortgage can be void

...justices said Monday they will consider two appeals from Bank of America Corp., which asserts...underwater on primary loans.In both appeals, bankruptcy courts allowed Florida homeowners...Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, but Bank of America says the...

US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

...request to prevent the marriages while he appeals last week's decision by a federal...resolved conflicting rulings by federal appeals courts on the issue," he said.While a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision cleared the way for gay marriages...

Union appeals suspension of Adrian Peterson

The NFL players' union on Thursday appealed the league's suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.

Watch for holiday scams

...best in people throughout the CSRA and their desire to help the less fortunate. Along with the holidays come charity mail appeals, The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund and our familiar Red Kettle with bell ringers, all looking for donations to...

Judge issues South Carolina's first gay marriage licenses, despite attorney general's opposition

...South Carolina Constitution.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Tuesday to put Gergel's order on hold. South...S. Su preme Court to block such marriages while the state appeals, Wilson spokesman Mark Powell said. The Supreme Court did...

Across the region

...Thursday, ruling in a suit brought by Colleen Condon and Nichols Bleckley of Charleston.Attorney General Alan Wilson asked the appeals court to put the order on hold, saying the marriages would cause the state irreparable harm and that the U.S. Supreme Court...

SC asks gay marriage challenge dismissal

...marriage following last week's federal appeals court ruling upholding such bans in other...by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Wilson wrote in a motion filed in federal...Wilson wrote that the decision by the appeals court in Cincinnati supports "the clear...