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Defending champ to face Clijsters

NEW YORK – Defending champion Serena Williams advanced to the U.S. Open semifinals, setting up a showdown against Kim Clijsters. The No. 2-seeded Williams beat No. 10 Flavia Pennetta, of Italy, 6-4, 6-3 tonight to improve to 23-1 in Grand Slam singles matches this season. Williams has won thr...

09/08/09 - 8:42pm

Students: Speech should have been shown

As schools across America tuned in to watch President Obama’s address to America’s youth, many Richmond and Columbia county schools chose to keep their televisions off and their textbooks open.

01/08/10 - 3:59pm

Ex-Jacket to debut in majors

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who pitched for the Augusta GreenJackets last season, will make his major league debut tonight when he starts for the San Francisco Giants against the San Diego Padres. The Giants scratched Tim Lincecum from his scheduled start because of inflammation in the lower lef...

09/08/09 - 8:11pm

Construction to close I-20 ramp

A Columbia County Interstate 20 ramp will be intermittently closed for construction work, beginning tonight.

09/08/09 - 5:47pm

Tennis: Murray knocked out at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – That upward-pointing arrow defining Andy Murray’s career flattened out dramatically Tuesday. The British star, who had ascended to a No. 2 ranking, was ousted from the U.S. Open by No. 16 Marin Cilic, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 – a lopsided result as surprising for its score as they pl...

09/08/09 - 6:37pm

Two accused of receiving stolen goods

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men accused of possessing a stolen trailer and camper.

09/08/09 - 8:40pm

Georgia being hit hard by flu

Georgia continues to be among the states hardest hit by the ongoing flu pandemic even as public health officials urge otherwise healthy children and adults to forgo anti-viral treatment as a means of extending the supply to those most at risk from complications and to prevent cultivating resistance to the drugs.

09/08/09 - 4:15pm

Lawyer faces bribery charges

Retired lawyer David Fry was arrested around 1 p.m. today on two counts of bribery, Sheriff Ronnie Strength has confirmed. The lawyer's name came up last week as the Augusta Commission was questioned by sheriff’s investigators and the FBI about possible bribe attempts involving the propose...

01/21/10 - 12:42am

Presidents Cup picks announced

LEMONT, Ill. -- Ryo Ishikawa has been picked for the International team in the Presidents Cup, making the 17-year-old Japanese star the youngest player to compete in the matches. International captain Greg Norman also picked Adam Scott, perhaps a bigger surprise because the 29-year-old Australian i...

09/08/09 - 6:37pm

Jackets hold, Bulldogs plummet in AP football poll

NEW YORK – Following its 14-point road loss at Oklahoma State, Georgia dropped eight spots to No. 21 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released today. Georgia Tech, coming off its 37-17 win over Jacksonville State, remained at No. 15...

09/08/09 - 6:38pm

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Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

Georgia is one of six states that will soon begin active monitoring of all travelers from three Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa for the 21 days during which they could develop an infection ...
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