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Filly beats out undefeated Zenyatta

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Rachel Alexandra has won the first matchup between racing's leading ladies, beating out undefeated mare Zenyatta for Horse of the Year. Voters chose the fabulous filly for the year-end honor at the Eclipse Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Rachel Alexand...

01/18/10 - 11:39pm

Shooting, stabbing in New Ellenton being investigated

Authorities are at the scene of a New Ellenton nightclub where one person was shot and another person was stabbed.

01/18/10 - 11:31pm

Front end loader used to remove ATM from Wachovia branch

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say thieves used some stolen heavy equipment to steal an entire ATM from a South Carolina bank. Police said that officers responding to an alarm around 4:30 a.m. today at a Wachovia branch in Greenville found a running front end loader and wires sticking up from ...

01/18/10 - 9:42pm

Georgians, South Carolinians generous to Haitian earthquake victims

Like text messages themselves, the response was immediate. In the three days that followed the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, more than $8.5 million was pledged to the American Red Cross by text message. Of that, Georgians gave 3 percent – or about $225,000. South Carolinians have delivered 1 pe...

01/18/10 - 11:31pm

SC Republican governor hopefuls make their case at Aiken forum

AIKEN – All four Republican gubernatorial candidates said the next South Carolina governor should champion conservative spending, education and infrastructure. Attorney General Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, U.S. Rep Gresham Barrett and state Rep. Nikki Haley presented their platforms t...

01/18/10 - 5:21pm

Goshen community won't get federal stimulus money after all

The award list for Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 is up on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Web site, and Augusta didn't make the cut.

01/19/10 - 12:02am

Basketball league for white Americans targets Augusta

A new professional basketball league boasting rosters made up exclusively of white Americans has its eyes set on Augusta, but the team isn’t receiving a warm welcome. The All-American Basketball Alliance announced in a news release Sunday evening that it intends to start its inaugural season i...

01/29/10 - 8:34am

Ga. Labor Dept. issues dire estimate of underemployed

ATLANTA -- Nearly 100,000 Georgians have jobs they are trying to leave and another 26,700 are so discouraged they have given up working, according to figures released today by the Department of Labor.

01/18/10 - 2:24pm

Kennedy urges Democrat support in Mass. election

Although U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy is in Augusta today, he's still following Tuesday's Massachusetts vote to fill the Senate seat of his late father Ted Kennedy. "Failure is not an option," he said this morning before a speaking engagement in Augusta. Democrat Martha Coakley faces Republic...

01/18/10 - 2:52pm

State seeks owner of boat leaking into Savannah River

State regulators are working to determine who owns a 41-foot boat abandoned in the Savannah River after it was found to be leaking diesel fuel. The Net Web had been moored at the Augusta marina at one time and was moved downstream during one of the boat races last year, said Savannah Riverkeepe...

01/18/10 - 3:36pm

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Fire Department raises sought

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment will present a pay raise proposal for firefighters and administrators to the county’s public safety committee Monday.
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