Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

...absolute overreach."Some Georgia schools already have begun planning for the changes.Kevin Dowling, the principal of Lee County High School in Leesburg, said the local school board asked officials last year to move away from high-sugar or high-fat...

Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...accused of taking kickbacks.It had been well over a decade since a sitting South Carolina sheriff had been indicted when Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin was charged with dozens of federal drug and racketeering charges in May 2010. Since then, four...

Across South Carolina

...extra $335 per semester.In other newsTWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN charged with murder in the death of a 30-year-old man in Lee County, and deputies say both had problems with the victim. Authorities say Jessie Slater III was found dead on a walking...

Lee County sweeps Greenbrier

At 9:46 p.m., Lee County ended Greenbrier's reign as Class...champs. With the game tied at 10, Lee County's Johnathan Woodham smashed an...Woodham skipped around the bases, Lee County players and fans celebrated the 11-10...

Former Lee County sheriff E.J. Melvin loses appeal of drug conspiracy conviction

...4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that former Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin hadn't made strong enough arguments...conspiracy and racketeering. Prosecutors said he ran Lee County like a kingpin, making it a safe haven for his favored...

Lakeside advances with quick win over Lee County

...tennis team turned the heat up on yet another opponent.Lee County, the Lady Panthers' second-round foe in the Georgia...head coach Miranda Whitmire, whose squad eliminated Lee County (12-4) in the first round last year.The round of...

Ex-Auburn, LPGA player Downey killed in car crash

...was 33.Downey lost control and her car overturned several times and she was ejected at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Friday. Harris said she was apparently heading home after spending time with friends. She...

21 injured when car crashes Florida church

...of collapsing, said both Medico and Benjamin Abes, Lee County's EMS operations chief.Lee Memorial health System spokeswoman Mary Biggs said 18 people were taken to Lee County hospitals and one was discharged late Sunday. She said...

Greenbrier faces Lee County today

...in the second round of the state baseball playoffs. Lee County will be at Greenbrier in the best-of-three series...However, a late season loss to Effingham County vaulted Lee County to the top spot where it has remained. "Their only...

Few leads in Lee County church fire

LEESBURG, Ga. -- Fire investigators have few leads in a church fire in Lee County, but said they have no evidence it was arson. Lee County Fire Chief Joe Pollock said the case was closed and the cause was undetermined. The fire...