Designer drugs create problems for death investigators

...Investigation Chief Medical Examiner Kris Sperry said about one out of every five autopsies in the state are drug deaths. Through a spokesperson this week, he clarified that designer drugs are a part of the problem but aren't an everyday occurrence."There are...

Reverse mortgages work best if you're settled in home

...and learn what free resources are available to help them make an informed decision. And don't be swayed by celebrity spokespersons until you have all of your questions answered.The BBB provides the following tips when considering a reverse mortgage...

Pardon Our Mess: Shoes hanging on power line in south Augusta on Doug Barnard Parkway

...pair of Air Jordan sneakers tied together by laces are draped across a power line.WHO'S RESPONSIBLE: A Georgia Power spokesperson said it depends on which line the shoes are on. Power lines tend to be higher up on utility poles, while cable and telephone...

Dwyane Wade opts out of his contract

...season and become a free agent.The three-time champion and 11-time All-Star announced his decision Monday through a spokesperson. ESPN was first told of the decision.Wade hits the open market Wednesday and is likely to receive interest from several...

2nd harassment arrest for SC teacher

...February. In March, police say Varnadore was arrested in connection with first-degree harassment of the same victim. Spokesperson for Horry County schools Teal Harding says that officials will review Varnadore's recent arrest to determine any disciplinary...

Man accused of leading Aiken deputies on chase in stolen Humvee

...said. He was stopped shortly thereafter.The vehicle was later confirmed to be stolen from Fort Gordon, Abdullah said, but he wasn't sure when it was reported missing.A call to a post spokesperson wasn't returned late Friday.

Mediation agreement filed in custody battle

...filed in state court noting that a mediation agreement has been filed.She said the agreement is sealed, and lawyers and spokespersons for both sides said they couldn't talk about the case, citing gag orders in both courts. The couples didn't speak...

OSHA officials investigating death of Columbia County construction worker

...them had Social Security cards; none had visas or ID cards."A call to the U.S. Citizenship and Im migration Services spokesperson was not returned Thursday.Garrison said Aguas' body was returned last week to his home in the Mexican state of Queretaro...

Earth Day progress

...marking the historic opening of the 1,100-acre, ecologically diverse Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to the general public. Spokespersons for the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, the non-profit group that operates the park on Lock and Dam Road in south...

Middle Ga. 'solar farm' might offer new power source

...its request last week, and as of Monday, it's still too fresh for public evaluation.So radical is the proposal that spokespersons for Georgia Power and the Georgia Solar Energy Association said they were still evaluating it and could not comment. Groups...