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Clint Bryant named interim coach

Augusta State athletic director Clint Bryant announced tonight women’s head basketball coach Tes Sobomehin has been been relieved of her duties. The 55-year-old Bryant will take over the Lady Jaguars program on an interim basis for the remainder of the season. A search committee will be formed...

12/17/09 - 10:45pm

Zhu Zhu sightings

If you’ve searched for the elusive Zhu Zhu Pet only to turn up empty handed, keep trying. Local stores are periodically receiving shipments of the hot Christmas toy. Every Toys “R” Us will have at least 100 of the popular robotic hamsters when stores open at 6 a.m. Friday, according...

12/17/09 - 7:32pm

DOE, Utah governor reach deal on storage of S.C. uranium

SALT LAKE CITY - The Department of Energy said Thursday that is has struck a deal with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert that would prohibit thousands of drums of low-level radioactive waste from South Carolina from being permanently buried in Utah until stricter state guidelines are put in place.

12/17/09 - 8:24pm

Man charged in school incident

AIKEN - An Appling man faces weapons charges after being arrested at Byrd Elementary School in Graniteville, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office said today. Lon Norville Annis, 45, of the 6700 block of Ridge Road, is charged with disturbing schools, carrying a weapon on school property and pointi...

12/17/09 - 8:43pm

Lady Jaguars fall to West Georgia

Former Hephzibah standout Renate Lopez scored a game-high 15 points to lead West Georgia to a 61-45 win over Augusta State this afternoon. The Lady Jaguars fell to 1-9 and extended their losing streak to six games. Blaire Egardo scored 11 points, while Brittany Jarrard had 10 for Augusta State....

12/17/09 - 5:18pm

Former Aiken County man is accused of molesting daughter

AIKEN – A former Aiken County man was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting his child. James Wooden, 39, now of St. Matthews, was charged with three counts of committing or attempting a lewd act on a minor under 16 and five counts of criminal sexual conduct or attempt with a ...

12/17/09 - 7:33pm

Bus drivers show in force to meeting

Richmond County school bus drivers showed up in force today to a Transportation Council meeting where issues of driver absenteeism, tardiness and route delays were again discussed. In the meeting, which was followed by a somewhat contentious back and forth between some drivers and school officials,...

12/17/09 - 3:35pm

Woman is robbed in her apartment

A woman was robbed in her Amli Way apartment Wednesday night by someone who claimed to have hit her car. The victim told police that a woman knocked on her door and said she might have hit her car, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. When she opened the door, a man wearing a mask ...

12/17/09 - 3:30pm

Woman's purse stolen

A 27-year-old woman said someone pushed her to the ground and stole her purse on Alexander Drive at Brookhaven Way Wednesday afternoon. The victim said a heavy set man wearing a leather jacket and a beanie hat came from behind and pushed her face to the ground, according to a Richmond County sherif...

12/17/09 - 3:25pm

First downtown parking meter forum draws dozens

It was a sparse crowd gathering in the main hall of the White’s Building on Broad Street at noon for the first public forum on the proposal to return parking meters to downtown. A second forum will be held at 6 p.m. today.

12/17/09 - 7:31pm
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