Towns in Brazil celebrates Confederate past, heritage

...barbecue and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.But last Sunday's party marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War took place about 5,000...

Police accuse trucker of killing 3 prostitutes across South

COLUMBIA - Long-haul trucker John Boyer's gray beard and round face give him a grandfatherly appearance, but when he opens his mouth, he seethes with anger...

Richmond County authorities find no links between trucker and unsolved homicides

Richmond County authorities said Friday they have not discovered any links between trucker John Boyer and past unsolved homicides.Boyer pleaded guilty this week to killing a prostitute in North Carolina in April 2005...

Taxes can be destructive

...diesel fuel. Now just apply a little common sense (which apparently our legislators lack). If you were an over-the-road trucker, wouldn't you fill up in Mississippi or in Alabama and just wait until you get to South Carolina for your next fill-up...

Vietnam veteran writes book on 319th Transportation Co.

...Fortunately, the now 71-year-old veteran lived to tell about the experience.In October, he published "Vietnam Convoy Trucker," a 200-page book he authored to recount the fear, boredom and humor that he and 150 fellow truck drivers faced while...

Graphic ads from former smokers aim to help others quit

...doctors can save in their whole career," Frieden said.The ads also mention electronic cigarettes by using the story of a trucker from Tennessee named Kristy, who turned to e-cigarettes to try and quit after 20 years of heavy smoking. While she cut...

Trucker killed in accident

...who said Mr. Infinger had passed a Blazer and everything looked fine until he heard a message on his CB radio from another trucker saying, "He's hit, he's hit, he's hit." The road has long been known for bad accidents and high speeds. Records...

Trucker could be indicted

...reported he had hitched a ride with Mr. Tregeagle in Seattle in late November but Mr. Tregeagle kept him in chains as the trucker traveled east across the country. Mr. Tregeagle told investigators he kept the teen-ager bound because Mr. Kraft was wanted...

Area briefs: Trucker charged after bus wreck

...the right of way. The accident took place at 4:10 p.m. on Big Branch Road a mile from the Lexington County line. The trucker backed his vehicle out of his residence and hit the side of the school bus. A pupil ran to her grandmother's house nearby...

When a man loves a song: Sound engineer reflects on Percy Sledge

...his career to Sledge and described him as the "nicest person you'd ever want to meet."Hood ? the father of Drive-By Truckers front man Patterson Hood ? played with Sledge for years and last saw him in the fall, when friends threw a benefit show...