Across South Carolina

...condition and were negligent in handling his care.Fired jailer's lawsuit contested by sheriffROCK HILL, S.C. - York Coun ty's sheriff wants a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former jail officer who says his free speech rights were violated...

Ty Dillon pulls away, earns first Nationwide Series victory

INDIANAPOLIS - For a first time winner, Ty Dillon had the Brickyard's winning tradition down as cold as the celebratory beer he chugged outside his car."We get to kiss...

Aiken motorcycle wreck kills Harlem man

A late-night wreck Saturday killed a Harlem man in Aiken Coun ty.According to a statement from the Aiken coroner, Joe Dansby, 65, died about 11:30 p.m. in a motorcycle crash.Dansby...

Across Georgia

...business that sells guns to customers online.Bonaire resident Brian Gross has twice been denied a business license by Houston Coun ty commissioners. On Wednes day, a Superior Court judge ordered commissioners to grant the license, saying they had no legitimate...

Manufacturers worry about proposed excise tax implications

...Walter Sprouse said in an e-mail. "If the excise tax is implemented, and a manufacturing company is considering Richmond Coun ty and also considering another Georgia county without the excise tax, we are automatically at a disadvantage for bringing those...

Hospitals face readmission fines

...campus; Southeastern Regional (CTCA) in Newnan; St. Mary's Hospital in Athens; Turning Point Hospital in Moultrie; and Ty Cobb Regional in Lavonia.Medicare levied penalties against 433 more hospitals nationally than it did last year. The average...

Augusta GreenJackets catcher Ty Ross adapting to pro ball's catching mindset

Although the adjustment period at the plate might take longer for Ty Ross, the Augusta GreenJackets catcher is quickly learning how to call games at the professional level.Ross, drafted in the...

Police standards agency to investigate ex-commissioner Smith

...doesn't include them among findings substantiated as violations of state law or policy.The Georgia Department of Public Safe ty, which oversees the patrol and announced Smith's state retirement shortly before the report was released, isn't through...

Suspect arrested in Warrenton bank robbery

...County and charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.He was being held Fri day at the McDuffie Coun ty Law Enforcement Cen ter. No bond had been set.

Corporal punishment: How far is too far?

...speak with new teachers and administrators and I'll flat out say, 'Keep your hands off the kids.' "As to why Richmond Coun ty evolved from paddling to other forms of punishment ? such as detention, suspension or expulsion ? Deputy Superintendent Tim...