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U.S. Open champion shoots 65

CROMWELL, Conn. – Kenny Perry shot 61 today to tie the course record and take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship. Perry, who has finished in the top 10 seven times at this tournament, shot 29 on the front nine and had no bogeys. He was at 9-under through 16 hol...

06/25/09 - 6:27pm

Georgia Theatre fire probe inconclusive

ATHENS, Ga. - The fire that gutted the Georgia Theatre Friday morning apparently began in a dressing room and closet, but investigators were unable to determine what sparked the blaze. Investigators did not find evidence of arson, and have classified the cause of the fire as “undetermined,...

06/25/09 - 6:17pm

Michael Jackson hospitalized

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson has been rushed to the hospital, a fire department official told the Los Angeles Times. Capt. Steve Ruda said today that Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m. The paramed...

06/25/09 - 6:03pm

Pop icon Michael Jackson dies at 50

The record-breaking, sensationally gifted "King of Pop" died today in Los Angeles.

06/25/09 - 11:59pm

Gertrude Herbert Institute names Henry executive director

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art has appointed Rebekah Henry to the position of executive director, effective July 6, according to a news release. As director, Ms. Henry will work closely with the institute’s board and staff to oversee all current program areas and to ensure smooth functi...

06/25/09 - 5:35pm

Sanford resignation talk grows; Bauer next in line for office

COLUMBIA -- While only two state lawmakers have called for S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s resignation, the issue is close at hand, with some predicting it to rise. “It was a complete dereliction of duty,” said Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, adding that Rep. Bakari Sellers, R-Denmark, ha...

06/25/09 - 5:26pm

Navy may reopen death case of Betty Neumar's 3rd husband

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Navy cold case unit is re-examining evidence that could lead to an investigation into the suspicious death of a man who was the third husband of an Augusta woman who has five dead husbands in five states, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Investigators with the Naval Crim...

06/25/09 - 4:55pm

Sanford to reimburse state for Argentine portion of '08 trip

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said today he will reimburse the state for the Argentine leg of a June 2008 state Commerce Department trip to South America. Noting that the department had issued a statement earlier today detailing the expenses of the trip, Sanford said that he and others had met w...

06/25/09 - 5:04pm

Fite nearing deal to leave Augusta State

Longtime Augusta State baseball coach Skip Fite is nearing a deal to head up the West Georgia program.

06/25/09 - 4:09pm

Job fair nets 1,800 job seekers

Approximately 1,800 job seekers came out looking for opportunities at a job fair held at Augusta State University’s athletic center on Thursday. Sixty employers including T-Mobile, Michelin, Conklin, Shaw Industries, Sitel and FPL Food LLC were present to discuss available positions, said Greg...

01/19/10 - 10:44pm

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Meth use on rise in Richmond County

Production of meth, a highly addictive drug made from household cold medicine, batteries, drain cleaner, brake fluid and other harmful chemicals, increased in recent years when the shake-and-bake ...