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Monday, March 21, 2016

NeSmith is applying classroom lessons to help improve game

Matt NeSmith won the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, then followed it up with co-medalist honors at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
By John Boyette

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Food, fun is winning combination at Aiken Trials

The 74th running of the races featuring Aiken-trained thoroughbreds began the annual Aiken Triple Crown series. The six races gave the horses, mostly 2- and 3-year-olds that have never won, a ...
By John Boyette

Friday, March 18, 2016

Aiken Trials will kick off Triple Crown series

Which horse might be the next Pleasant Colony or Palace Malice? Race fans can find out Saturday at the 74th running of the Aiken Trials.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Aiken father, son cast ballots together at Democratic primary

Both Rolland Curtis, 19, and his father, Nolan, said they are concerned about the level of discourse between the parties in this election year. "I think people are just very emotional and very ...
By John Boyette

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Aiken primary voting smooth

AIKEN - Voting goes smoothly as Aiken County voters take party in Saturday's South Carolina primary.
By John Boyette

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Taylor headed back to Masters after emotional victory

After his victory at Pebble Beach, Vaughn Taylor earned an invitation to the Masters Tournament and full status again on the PGA Tour.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Jackson headed for Coastal Carolina

Silver Bluff's Tarron Jackson signed his letter of intent to play for Coastal Carolina.
By John Boyette

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Teenager wins Latin America Amateur

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic - Paul Chaplet closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win the Latin America Amateur, sending the 16-year-old from Costa Rica to the Masters just over six years after ...
By John Boyette

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

Kisner, Brown granted honorary memberships

AIKEN - Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown have a lot in common: both are professional golfers, both root for the Georgia Bulldogs and both play out of Palmetto Golf Club.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Silver Bluff's Lown announces retirement

Silver Bluff coach Al Lown, who guided the Bulldogs to two state championships in his 23-year career as head coach, announced his decision to retire as coach.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Silver Bluff falls in title game

COLUMBIA - Joseph Battle accounted for six of Abbeville's seven touchdowns as the Panthers rolled to a 45-27 victory over Silver Bluff in the Class AA Division II state championship game at ...
By John Boyette

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Silver Bluff looking to make up for title loss in 2013

Silver Bluff is looking for payback tonight when it takes on Abbeville for the Class AA Division II championship.
By John Boyette

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Silver Bluff, Abbeville respect each other

COLUMBIA - Respect runs deep between Silver Bluff and Abbeville when it comes to high school football.
By John Boyette

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Pharoh Cooper plays his last game as a Gamecock

COLUMBIA - Pharoh Cooper played his final game as a Gamecock. The junior all-purpose player declared his intentions to turn pro after this season.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Watson helps Clemson get past South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Dabo Swinney and the Clemson faithful knew they would be in for a fight against arch-rival South Carolina. Few expected the struggling Gamecocks to take the No. 1 Tigers down to the ...
By John Boyette

Mustangs secure first semifinal berth

LANGLEY - Midland Valley coach Rick Knight had a one-word summary of his team's 27-12 victory over Georgetown on Friday night. History.
By John Boyette

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

102nd Blessing of the Hounds held in Aiken

The 102nd Blessing of the Hounds - the formal start of the drag hunt season for the Aiken Hounds - featured about two dozen riders and about 15 hounds as hundreds gathered in Hitchcock Woods on ...
By John Boyette

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Silver Bluff plans to stick with winning formula

Silver Bluff coach Al Lown isn't surprised that his Bulldogs have reached the Class AA Lower State championship game.
By John Boyette

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Kisner earns first PGA Tour victory

Aiken native Kevin Kisner earned his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the RSM Classic.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Hill leads Bulldogs to win

PETTICOAT JUNCTION — Andrews threw some big punches early at Silver Bluff playoffs. But it was the Bulldogs who scored a TKO in the second half with a resounding 55-34 victory at ...
By John Boyette
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Christine "Chris" Costner Sizemore, 89, the Edgefield County woman whose challenge with multiple personalities inspired the book and movie Three Faces of Eve, died Sunday in an Ocala, Fla., ...