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SC man wins 'American Pickers' suit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:24am

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A Greer man has won a $1,000 judgment against a host of television’s “American Pickers” over a piece of antique farm equipment.

The Greenville News reported Jerry Bruce hopes to open a museum of tools from the 1800s.

On a 2010 episode of The History Channel show, he saw a polarimeter. The devices date to the 1830s and were used to measure sugar content in alcohol.

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Judge dismissed Tyler Perry suit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:19am

ATLANTA — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing filmmaker Tyler Perry of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base in Atlanta into a studio for Perry’s company.

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story ruled Tuesday that the court lacks jurisdiction.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that Story didn’t rule on merits of the case, but found the court doesn’t have jurisdiction yet since the U.S. Army hasn’t yet conveyed the property to an authority working to redevelop the base.

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Drive-by shooting kills Atlanta man

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:17am

ATLANTA — Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in Atlanta that claimed the life of a 62-year-old man.

Atlanta police tell CBS 46 it’s possible the victim might not have been the intended target.

The shooting happened early Wednesday, shortly after midnight, near McDaniel and Delevan streets in southwest Atlanta.

Police say they’re reviewing surveillance tapes from a nearby business.

No arrests have been made.

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