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February 13, 2018 - 12:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians would be able to purchase alcohol at restaurants and wineries on Sunday mornings, under a proposal approved by state senators. The Senate voted 38-18 on Tuesday in favor of allowing on-premise consumption to begin at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Off-premise sales, such as those at...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2014 file photo, Robert Plant performs on the Pyramid main stage at Glastonbury music festival, in England. Plant and his backing band, Sensational Space Shifters, made their way to Garland, N.C., after kicking off their U.S. tour in Raleigh on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. One top North Carolina eatery kitchen was closed but reassured Led Zeppelin’s famished frontman they were going to feed him. Before their arrival, the owners, James Beard Award-nominated chef Cheetie Kumar and her husband, Paul Siler, who also have a band together, were happy to show the group a whole lotta love.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 12:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Robert Plant was famished after kicking off his U.S. tour with the Sensational Space Shifters in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the kitchen was closed when the Led Zeppelin frontman took his backing band to Garland, a top eatery in town. The restaurant's owners showed them a...
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Frank Eppes, left, and Rame Campbell, right, attorney's representing Jesse Osborne, listen to Judge Edgar Long, during a waiver hearing for Jesse Osborne at the Anderson County Courthouse in Anderson, S.C., on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)
February 13, 2018 - 12:05 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing whether a teenager is to be tried as an adult in a South Carolina school shooting (all times local): 11:55 a.m. An elementary school principal says she recognized the teenager shooting at her South Carolina school as a former student. Townville...
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Pasco County Commission candidates Kelly Smith, left, and Brandi Geoit prepare forms for their Galentine's Day meeting Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Lutz, Fla. Galentine's Day, which is celebrated on Feb. 13, is a day to celebrate not only women's friendships, but activism. In the light of the #MeToo movement, Galentine's Day marks the positivity of the women's movement and female solidarity. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 12, 2018 - 5:12 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Galentine's Day started on a popular sitcom. But this year, many women are turning the day to leave men behind and celebrate one another into part of the #MeToo movement. A county commission candidate in Florida is kicking off her campaign on Galentine's Day. A group of...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:16 pm
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A Democratic state senator known for vocal opposition to Republican policies at the North Carolina legislature won't seek re-election this year because of redistricting. Sen. Angela Bryant of Rocky Mount announced her decision Monday as candidate filing opened. Bryant...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of soybean and cotton farmers across the country are getting free but mandatory training on how to properly use a weed killer blamed for drifting and damaging crops in neighboring fields. The federal government mandated the training last fall in a deal with...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:11 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have charged a man in connection with a fatal shooting and a police chase on Interstate 40. The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office told local media outlets that multiple charges have been filed against 20-year-old Cameron Ellis McElrath of...
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February 12, 2018 - 2:37 pm
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — Police say a construction worker who was hit by a car while working along a Georgia interstate died over the weekend. Gwinnett County police say 42-year-old Lamar Ragland died from his injuries on Saturday. Ragland was removing barrels from the end of a closed section of...
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February 12, 2018 - 11:16 am
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing whether a teenager is to be tried as an adult in a South Carolina school shooting (all times local): 11 a.m. The first police officer to arrive at the scene of a school shooting in South Carolina in September 2016 testified Monday that a firefighter...
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February 12, 2018 - 11:08 am
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina lawmaker will serve two years on probation instead of prison time after he pleaded guilty to misconduct in office. A judge in Beaufort on Monday also ordered former Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. of Lexington to pay a $1,000 fine and perform 500 hours of community...
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