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NCAA chief dies from cancer

INDIANAPOLIS – NCAA president Myles Brand, who while leading Indiana University president fired basketball coach Bob Knight, died this afternoon from pancreatic cancer. He was 67. As the first former university president ever to run college sports' largest governing body, Brand worked to c...

09/16/09 - 5:47pm

Game pushed back to 3:30 p.m.

The starting time for Clemson’s home football game with TCU on Sept. 26 has been changed to accommodate fans who prefer to start the day a little later. Athletic director Terry Don Phillips said today that kickoff was moved from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to balance fans who prefer earlier start time...

09/16/09 - 5:01pm

Augusta man wanted in connection to Jackson bar fight

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding an Augusta man accused of assaulting another man in a bar fight earlier this year. Sgt. Dave Myers said that the Sheriff’s Office holds arrest warrants for 27-year-old John Daniel Boone II, whose last known address was 1523...

09/16/09 - 4:39pm

Arts in the Heart goes green

Patrons at this year’s Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival will probably notice the switch from a featured ethnic group to a “going green” theme. “We asked a lot of the newer groups, groups that had never been featured, if they were interested,” said Brenda Durant, exec&...

09/16/09 - 4:34pm

Judge sides with SC school over Confederate garb

COLUMBIA — A federal judge has sided with a South Carolina school district in a lawsuit by a student who says a ban on Confederate-themed clothing violated her right to free speech. Court documents show U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten ruled last week that a girl suing the Latta School Distric...

09/16/09 - 3:16pm

Judge sides with SC school over Confederate garb

COLUMBIA — A federal judge has sided with a South Carolina school district in a lawsuit by a student who says a ban on Confederate-themed clothing violated her right to free speech. Court documents show U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten ruled last week that a girl suing the Latta School Distric...

09/16/09 - 3:15pm

Don't forget Pat Conroy's book signing tonight

Author Pat Conroy will be in Augusta tonight for a book signing in support of his novel South of Broad. It is Mr. Conroy’s first novel in 14 years. It was released in August. He will be at Borders Books & Music, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, from 7 to 10 p.m. Mr. Conroy will sign up ...

09/16/09 - 2:18pm

Aiken Sheriff's Office releases list of most wanted in financial crime

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office released today a list of 10 individuals who have committed financial transaction crimes, many greater than $5,000. See attached list and descriptions for subject details. Anyone with information about these individuals is asked to contact the Aiken County She...

09/16/09 - 3:12pm

Feds probe attack on Ga. reservist as hate crime

ATLANTA - The beating of a black female Army reservist outside a Georgia restaurant is being investigated as a possible hate crime, federal authorities said Wednesday.

09/16/09 - 12:47pm

'Memory walk' for Alzheimer's in Aiken Saturday

AIKEN -- A walk to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s will take place in Aiken on Saturday. The 2009 Memory Walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Odell Weeks Activities Center located at 1700 Whiskey Rd. The Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event that supports Alzheimer’s care,...

09/16/09 - 11:47am

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Augusta's ties to Liberia date back to 1836

Richmond County’s ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom. More recently, Augustans have ...
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