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Governor to speak to leadership group on Dec. 18

Gov. Sonny Perdue will be in downtown Augusta on Dec. 18 to deliver the keynote address to Leadership Augusta. The governor will provide an update on state issues. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Oglethorpe Room at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites. Leadership Augusta is charging $27...

12/03/09 - 5:16pm

Manning makes move at Q-School

In West Palm Beach, Fla., former Augusta State golfer Major Manning shot 4-under-par 68 today to move into a tie for 18th place in the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School at Bear Lakes Country Club. Manning is eight shots behind leader Troy Merritt after two rounds of the six-day event. Aiken...

01/07/10 - 2:24pm

Georgia House speaker resigns

Georgia's powerful House speaker resigned Thursday after a suicide attempt and allegations by his ex-wife of an affair with a lobbyist.

12/03/09 - 7:38pm

2 wounded; 3 sought in Wednesday shooting

AIKEN -- Aiken County sheriff’s investigators are searching for three suspects in the Wednesday night shooting of two men. Around 6 p.m., Rodrecus Tolen, of Saluda, and Billy Joe Blackston, of Gilbert, were shot on Huckleberry Finn Road in Monetta, sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news...

12/03/09 - 2:16pm

2 wounded; 3 sought in Wednesday shooting

AIKEN -- Aiken County sheriff’s investigators are searching for three suspects in the Wednesday night shooting of two men. Around 6 p.m., Rodrecus Tolen, of Saluda, and Billy Joe Blackston, of Gilbert, were shot on Huckleberry Finn Road in Monetta, sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news...

12/03/09 - 2:16pm

Authorities searching for suspects in Wednesday shooting

Authorities believe three suspects are on the run after shooting two men in Monetta Wednesday evening. Around 6 p.m., Rodrecus Tolen of Saluda and Billy Joe Blackston of Gilbert were shot on Huckleberry Finn Road in Monetta, sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release. Mr. Tolen was shot ...

12/03/09 - 1:18pm

McDuffie authorities arrest 7; thefts could involve many victims

THOMSON, Ga. -- McDuffie County authorities have arrested seven persons suspected in a nationwide credit card theft ring that could involve hundreds of victims. At least two of the suspects in custody have been linked to a case involving Washington State Police, according to McDuffie County Sheriff...

12/03/09 - 2:16pm

Proposed S.C. bill would make guns tax holiday permanent

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday would be made permanent if two state lawmakers have their way. Reps. Michael Pitts, R-Laurens, and W. Brian White, R-Anderson, prefiled a bill, H. 4220, this week to make the two-day sales-tax holiday for firearms as automatic as ...

12/03/09 - 1:17pm

Aiken man arrested in connection to slaying last week

AIKEN – An Aiken man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a slaying last week. Aiken County Sheriff’s Office charged Christopher Anthony Knight, 23, of Gunter Road, with accessory after the fact to a murder, Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release. Investigators believe Mr. Knight assi...

12/03/09 - 12:54pm

"Suspicious' fire dislocates Aiken family

AIKEN – A morning fire that dislocated an Aiken family has been deemed suspicious. Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to the fire in the 800 block of Hampton Avenue about 7:30 a.m., Capt. Wendell Hall said this morning. The fire was fully involved, but fire crews were able to extingu...

12/03/09 - 10:49am

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