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China's Han leads Asian Amateur

SHENZHEN, China – Han Ren of China opened with 7-under 65 in the inaugural round Thursday of the Asian Amateur Championship for a one-shot lead in the 116-man field at Mission Hills Golf Club that offers a Masters Tournament invitation to the winner. Han, who grew up near Mission Hills and now...

01/15/10 - 12:41pm

Sanford expects economic boost from Boeing plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he expects Boeing's decision to build a jet airliner plant in North Charleston will benefit the entire state.

10/29/09 - 8:06am

SC gov to OK bill extending jobless benefits

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Relief is on the way for thousands of unemployed South Carolina residents.

10/29/09 - 7:24am

Pre-k programs get $1.7M infusion from stimulus

ATLANTA - Pre-kindergarten classrooms across the state are getting $1.7 million in federal stimulus money.

10/29/09 - 7:18am

More at stake than TEE center, consultant tells committee

For the second meeting of the Augusta Commission’s TEE center subcommittee, Mayor Deke Copenhaver had a consultant explain that it’s not just construction of a trade, exhibit and event center that’s at stake if commissioners can’t end six months of gridlock. Also at stake is a p...

01/27/10 - 11:45pm

KISS surprises wounded warriors with visit

The renowned rock group visited Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center to show appreciation to veterans and service members.

10/28/09 - 10:13pm

Grand jury refuses to indict accused Miley stalker

SAVANNAH – A Georgia grand jury has refused to indict a 53-year-old Appling man on charges that he attempted to stalk Miley Cyrus as she filmed a movie over the summer near Savannah. The grand jury decided Wed­nesday prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence to indict Mark McLeod ...

10/28/09 - 7:15pm

Augusta State picked to win Peach Belt Conference

The Augusta State men's basketball team is the preseason favorite to win the Peach Belt Conference, according to a vote of league coaches. The Jaguars, coming off back-to-back Final Four appearances, received 10 of 13 first-place votes for 142 points. Augusta State, which won a school-record 30...

01/07/10 - 3:27pm

Chronicle book club features Kaye Gibbons novel for November

Manic-depression's effect on a family in a rural town is the subject of North Carolina author Kaye Gibbons’ novel Sights Unseen, the second of three novels from Southern female authors to be featured in a book club started by The Augusta Chronicle and the East Central Georgia Regional Libra...

10/28/09 - 3:55pm

Hephzibah woman sentenced to life in ’06 murder of Thomson woman

THOMSON, Ga. – Antonia “Toni” Renee Lowe was sentenced to life in prison this afternoon after being convicted of murder by a jury in McDuffie County Superior Court.

10/28/09 - 4:22pm