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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

Wanted: Your best holiday recipes for cookies and leftovers

The holidays are approaching, and that will mean a lot of kitchen time for the cook of the house. Our food columnist, Karin Calloway, wants to help you get ready, but needs your help, too. For Thanksgiving, we need your best recipes and ideas on what to do with all that leftover turkey. Karin will ...

10/28/09 - 3:32pm

Authorities looking for bank robbery suspect

Officials with North Augusta public safety and Crimestoppers are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in a North Augusta Wachovia bank robbery that occurred Oct. 8. Sherrod Jarvis Miller was last seen driving a 1993 burgundy Mercury Sable with Michigan tag number BYK1036, accordin...

10/28/09 - 3:31pm

Former marketing executive new LPGA commissioner

NEW YORK – The LPGA Tour picked Michael Whan as its new commissioner, turning to a former marketing executive in golf and hockey equipment to rebuild the tour’s relationships with sponsors. The 44-year-old Whan previously worked for TaylorMade Golf and Wilson Sporting Goods and most recen...

10/28/09 - 3:43pm

Aiken County apartments riddled with gunfire

GRANITEVILLE – An Aiken County apartment complex was riddled with gunfire early this morning. Aiken County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Kalmia Apartments in the 1600 block of Kalmia Lane around 1:30 a.m., said Aiken sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers. There was a report of shots fire...

10/28/09 - 2:15pm

Lawmakers urge governors to start water talks

WASHINGTON – Georgia, Florida and Alabama don't agree on much when it comes to water. But the states' congressional delegations emerged from a meeting today united in a call for their feuding governors to get moving on water talks. "They got to get to work," said Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Fla...

10/28/09 - 3:45pm

Man gets 10 years on cruelty to children

One of two people accused of abusing an infant who suffered broken bones and brain damage pleaded guilty this week and received a 10-year prison sentence....

10/28/09 - 1:52pm

Man pleads guilty for burn that became SC wildfire

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A man fined for starting a blaze that state officials say rekindled days later into the most destructive wildfire in South Carolina history pleaded guilty today and will pay $732. Marc Torchi, 39, of Conway, admitted to not notifying officials of a burn and allowing a fire...

10/28/09 - 3:43pm

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