News archive from 14 March 2014

Calhoun County Commission approves two-year contract with RMC for inmate care

Calhoun County Jail inmates will receive care from Regional Medical Center staff, at least temporarily, as the county works on a permanent solution to medical needs at the jail. At its regular meeting Thursday, the Calhoun County Commission approved a...

 
Gamecocks upset Arkansas 71-69 at SEC tournament

Gamecocks upset Arkansas 71-69 at SEC tournament

ATLANTA South Carolina won its second straight game at the Southeastern Conference tournament, upsetting Arkansas 71-69 on Thursday behind 17 points from Sindarius Thornwell and likely knocking the Razorbacks out of the NCAA tournament. The Gamecocks...

 
Alabama House passes payday loan tracking bill

Alabama House passes payday loan tracking bill

slideshow MONTGOMERY — Alabama residents wouldn't be able to take out more than $500 in high-interest payday loans at a time under a bill that passed the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday. House members stopped short of putting a limit on...

 

No teacher pay raises in proposed Alabama House budget

MONTGOMERY — Alabama's teachers wouldn't get a pay raise or even a one-time bonus in a 2015 budget proposal that passed a House committee Wednesday, but the state's middle schools would get an influx of new teachers. "We want to put more money in...

 
Buffaloes pull out 59-56 win over Cal

Buffaloes pull out 59-56 win over Cal

LAS VEGAS -- Askia Booker scored 17 points, Xavier Talton added 13 and Colorado held off California 59-56 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday. Colorado (23-10) led by as much as 11 before the Bears made a late run to make it...

 

Minot tops West Fargo at state A

MINOT, N.D. -- Sierra Duttenhefer scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Minot to a 62-59 win over West Fargo in a North Dakota Class A girls state basketball quarterfinal on Thursday. Cassie Askvig added a double-double for the Majettes...

 
Trout, Angels rough up Quintana, White Sox

Trout, Angels rough up Quintana, White Sox

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout got three more hits, lifting his spring average to .444, and the Los Angeles Angels roughed up Jose Quintana in an 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Quintana gave up seven runs on six hits and three walks in...

 
4-way tie for the lead at windy Innisbrook

4-way tie for the lead at windy Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Matt Every made the best of the worst conditions Thursday and wound up in a four-way tie for the lead in the Valspar Championship. The Copperhead course at Innisbrook is tough even in good weather. Throw in chilly temperatures and...

 

Portions of $60M Texas stadium may be demolished

ALLEN, Texas -- Portions of a $60 million Texas high school football stadium that opened just two years ago may have to be demolished and rebuilt after structural flaws were found. A report by Plano-based Nelson Forensics says cracks found at Eagle...

 

Common Core opponents put pressure on Gov. Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE -- With their bill to suspend Florida's new education benchmarks stalled in the Legislature, opponents of the Common Core State Standards are pursuing a new strategy. They are turning the heat up on Gov. Rick Scott. Last Sunday, about 80...

 
Cover Oregon: Exchange won't launch in March

Cover Oregon: Exchange won't launch in March

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange said the full online Cover Oregon portal will not be open to the public before the end of March, when nearly all Americans are required to have insurance under the federal...

 

Texans re-sign TE Graham

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans brought back unrestricted free-agent tight end Garrett Graham on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Graham recorded career highs of 49 receptions, 545 yards and five touchdowns for the...

 

Redskins ink DE Geathers

Loudoun County, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have signed free agent defensive end Clifton Geathers, the team announced Thursday. Geathers comes to the Burgundy and Gold after a one-year stop with NFC East- rival Philadelphia, where...

 
Crescent Communities breaks ground on luxury apartments in midtown

Crescent Communities breaks ground on luxury apartments in midtown

Crescent Communities on Thursday celebrated the groundbreaking of its Crescent Dilworth apartment community on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway in midtown. The 296-unit luxury apartment complex will offer floor plans up to 2,700 square feet, 10-foot...

 

Ally Financial promotes Charlotte exec to head auto operations

Ally Financial's Charlotte-based head of finance and corporate planning has been promoted to lead the company's largest segment, its auto finance and insurance business. Jeffrey Brown will continue to be based in Charlotte, Ally said. Ally's chief...

 

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