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USC Aiken wins third in a row

AIKEN - The USC Aiken women shot 60.7 percent from the field in the second half en route to a 66-51 win over Flagler tonight in a Peach Belt Conference basketball game. Combined with a pair of road wins, including an overtime victory at Clayton State last week, USC Aiken has won a season-high three...

01/20/10 - 10:22pm

Lady Jags drop 12th in a row

Augusta State interim women’s coach Clint Bryant was pleased with his team’s execution, but not its shooting tonight. The Lady Jaguars turned in another dismal offensive performance and fell to UNC Pembroke, 57-47, in a Peach Belt Conference basketball game at Christenberry Fieldhouse. A...

01/20/10 - 10:17pm

Golfer opens with 10-under 62

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Shane Bertsch hopped out of his RV and excelled on a course he hadn't seen in over 10 years, opening with a 10-under 62 at the Hope Classic for a two-stroke lead over Alex Prugh and Jeff Quinney. Bertsch was the last player to register for the five-day, four-course tour...

01/20/10 - 8:55pm

Consultants discuss plan to renovate Miller Theatre

Symphony Orchestra Augusta introduced a trio of consultants to members of the Augusta arts community Wednesday, hired to pursue the Miller Theatre restoration project. The informal, informational meeting dealt not only with issues the consultants believed would need to be addressed, but also the c...

01/20/10 - 6:48pm

SC teen charged with threatening to wipe out high school

LUGOFF, S.C. — Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy who threatened to kill everyone at his South Carolina high school while chatting on an Internet gaming site. Kershaw County Sheriff's Capt. David Thomley says the moderator of the site in the United Kingdom contacted the FBI early ...

01/20/10 - 5:37pm

Georgia Southern hoops team put on probation

STATESBORO, Ga. – The NCAA placed the Georgia Southern men's basketball program on probation for two years on Wednesday after finding major academic violations. The NCAA said today a former assistant coach provided course work and in some cases completed the work for the two players from 2...

01/20/10 - 7:01pm

State prison system cut 1,550 positions without layoffs

ATLANTA -- Shedding jobs in the state’s prison system was done without layoffs because a 12-percent turnover rate made cutting 1,550 positions less painful, Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens told legislators today. “We sent nobody home,” he said during testimony before a joint hea...

01/20/10 - 4:46pm

December robbery suspect arrested

NORTH AUGUSTA – Authorities have arrested a North Augusta teen wanted in a December armed robbery. North Augusta Department of Public Safety charged David Leeshawn Smith, 17, of Conifer Court, with grand larceny and armed robbery Tuesday, according to jail records....

01/20/10 - 4:44pm

Teen holdup suspect arrested

NORTH AUGUSTA – Authorities have arrested a North Augusta teen wanted in a December armed robbery. North Augusta Department of Public Safety charged David Leeshawn Smith, 17, of Conifer Court, with grand larceny and armed robbery Tuesday, according to jail records....

01/20/10 - 4:34pm

Hyatt developer moving on downtown hotel plans again

A 139-room hotel bordering the Augusta Common is back on track now that the city is moving on its plans to construct a new convention center on Reynolds Street. Courtland Dusseau, managing partner for Alabama-based Legacy Hospitality LLC, is in Augusta today to work on construction and financing pl...

01/27/10 - 11:49pm
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