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...never happen again. I'll never touch a drop (of alcohol) again." Mr. Drawdy's attorneys, Danny Durham and John Flemming, asked Judge Bernard Mulherin Sr. for probation, stressing Mr. Drawdy's previously clean criminal record, work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/15/met_205351.shtml
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Tornado timeline

6:15 p.m.: Thunderstorms accompanied by winds and hail begin popping up on Doppler radar screens, prompting watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service. 6:30 p.m.: Warnings are issued that funnel clouds have been spotted on radar. Sightings in Lincoln County are confirmed by officials on the ground. 7:30 p.m.: Tornadoes pound Edgefield County, knocking out power and downing trees. In Lincoln County, the twister passes through the Indian Cove area. 7:45 p.m.: Tornadoes touch down, leveling buildings, exploding power transformers and snapping trees.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/09/met_227760.shtml
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