South Carolina residents warned of phone scam

...legitimacy of a caller, hang up and immediately call your utility to verify, as well as your local law enforcement agency."The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has a phone line for reporting consumer scams: (800) 922-1594.

Georgia House District 125 incumbent Earnest Smith dogged by campaign financial reporting issues

A string of campaign financial reporting issues dating to the start of his Georgia...a recent example of a long string of reporting issues, including failing to properly...Johnson said.Campaign financial reporting is known to trip up candidates inexperienced...

Report questions Florida State player's action after accident

The New York Times is reporting a Florida State football player was ticketed, but not charged with a crime after briefly leaving the scene of a late night car...

Atlanta judge lifts story ban

...The judge presiding over the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial has lifted an order barring media outlets from reporting a specific story related to the case.Media reports said Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter on Friday signed...

Former South Carolina Sen. Robert Ford indicted on misconduct, forgery charges

...violations: two counts each of personal use of campaign funds, depositing campaign contributions into personal accounts and false reporting.Wilson says that Ford improperly benefited from his public office by using campaign money for personal use, then filing...

Rants & Raves

...be impeached. Domestic violence is an epidemic. SETTLEMENT ROAD IN South Augusta has never been cut or cleaned. RECENT REPORTING stated that for the Richmond County school system both the SAT scores and participation rates were lower than previous years...

Georgia eyes probation reform

...times subjecting them to improper upfront charges, excessive reporting requirements and improper extensions of probation terms...warrants and making sure contracts are clear when it comes to reporting requirements and how payments are allocated.Some attorneys...

Why not take credit?

...I know firsthand that when the mission goes south, grunts in the field die. They are memorialized by a Pentagon release reporting, "There were limited casualties today." When it goes well, some officer who flew 5,000 feet above the action ? or...

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis to miss rest of season with toe injury

...resulted in a hearing set for Monday, according to reports.Pro Football Talk, citing sources, and Fox Sports both are reporting the hearing will be Monday.An NFL spokesman, however, said "There has been no confirmation of a date for the NFLPA's...

Richmond County Sheriff's Office adds radio channels to lower response times

...for five new dispatcher positions, which will further alleviate the sometimes "overwhelming" work load dispatchers were reporting.Earlier this year, the sheriff's office switched to a zone system in an attempt to quicken response times and better...