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McMaster pitches donors to move cash to governor's race

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has begun asking campaign contributors for permission to use their donations for his gubernatorial campaign — but in a way that some say may not square with state law. McMaster sent a letter June 23 to people who have donated to hi...

07/07/09 - 2:23pm

Hawks reach agreement with Bibby

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement to re-sign Mike Bibby to a three-year deal. Bibby's agent, David Falk, said Tuesday he has reached an "oral understanding" that will allow the Hawks to retain the point guard who has led the team to two straight playoff appearances. "We'...

07/07/09 - 3:21pm

CRCT results released for individual Georgia schools

The Georgia Department of Education released school by school results of the CRCT this afternoon. Students in first through eighth grades take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, but the test takes on particular importance in grades, 3, 5 and 8. Third-graders must pass reading and fifth- and...

07/07/09 - 3:14pm

Phil Mickelson's mother diagnosed with breast cancer

SAN DIEGO - Six weeks after Phil Mickelson announced his wife had breast cancer, his mother was diagnosed with the disease and is to have surgery later this week. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on its Web site that Mary Mickelson discovered she had breast cancer last week. She is to have surg...

07/07/09 - 12:55pm

Absences may limit commission action today on TEE Center

The downtown trade, exhibit and event center is expected to come up at today’s Augusta Commission meeting, but one board member said he doesn’t expect any substantive action to be taken. Two commissioners who have been vocal proponents for the TEE center – Don Grantham and Joe Bowles...

01/27/10 - 11:47pm

Judge hears requests in fatal beating case in Columbia County

Attorneys for a Columbia County mother and son accused of fatally beating the woman’s neighbor in March presented several motions to a judge this morning. Victor Hawk, representing Rebecca Bowers Sears, and Jacque Hawk, attorney for Christopher Sean Bowers, made several motions prior to the tr...

07/07/09 - 12:40pm

North Augusta bones identified as missing Augusta man, 51

Bones found in North Augusta in 2007 have been identified as John W. Gustafson, 51, of Augusta, the Aiken coroner announced today. The bones were originally sent to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division labs, however, because of their age and condition DNA could not be extracted or tested. T...

07/07/09 - 1:20pm

Augusta National employees make charity donation

Augusta National Golf Club employees helped present a check to the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History this morning as part of the club’s annual charity donation. The Community Foundation for the CSRA received a $1.5 million gift from Augusta National in June. The gift included the first ...

01/15/10 - 12:31pm

Man charged with shooting himself, guest

A Jefferson County man is in jail after shooting himself in the leg and another man in the neck, police said.

07/07/09 - 9:54am

Fort Gordon reports 6th flu case

A 31-year-old active-duty Fort Gordon serviceman was confirmed Monday as the sixth person at the post with H1N1 flu, a new advisory says. According to a statement released this morning, the male soldier was examined at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on June 26 and was sent home to recov...

07/07/09 - 9:49am

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Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
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