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Field set for the British Open at Turnberry

TURNBERRY, Scotland - The 156-man field for the 138th British Open, to be played July 16-19 on the Ailsa Course at Turnberry (players listed only in first category for which they are eligible): Top 10 players and ties for the 2008 British Open: Padraig Harrington, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Greg ...

07/13/09 - 1:06pm

Augusta commissioners set millage, no tax increase expected

Richmond County property owners might have caught a break today. The rate at which their taxes are assessed won't be going up despite the value of their property going down. The Augusta Commission held a special called meeting today and set the millage rate at the same level as last year. Kee...

01/21/10 - 12:43am

Aiken city councilman will seek re-election

AIKEN -- Aiken City Councilman Don Wells officially announced today his intent to run for re-election to his current at-large seat. Mr. Wells, who has owned Park Avenue Paints in downtown Aiken since 1996, is in his first term on the city council. He is running on a platform of protecting the city&...

01/20/10 - 10:22pm

SC seat belt use goes up, sets record

COLUMBIA – Approximately four out five motorists in South Carolina wear their safety belts – the highest recorded usage rate in state history – according to survey results announced today by the state Department of Public Safety. Public safety officials credit enforcement and public ...

07/13/09 - 11:58am

SRS waste processing passes million gallons in 2009

Savannah River Remediation, formerly Washington Savannah River Company, employees have processed over 1 million gallons of hazardous waste in the last six months, mostly from the site’s underground waste storage tanks, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site Saltstone facil...

07/13/09 - 10:25am

Augusta Commission will meet today to set millage

Augusta commissioners have a called a special meeting for today to set the millage rate. The city isn’t expected to raise the millage rate to offset a slight decline in Richmond County’s tax digest. The meeting will be at 11:45 a.m. in the Municipal Building, 530 Greene Street....

01/21/10 - 12:43am

This morning North Augusta opens its new municipal building

NORTH AUGUSTA -- North Augusta’s new municipal building off Georgia Avenue is officially open for business. City offices opened this morning at the new site. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The 68,000-square feet structure houses 33 city employees and is expected to cost $300,000...

07/13/09 - 10:15am

Man recovering this morning after brother shoots him in leg

An Augusta man is recovering today after being shot in the leg by his brother Sunday evening. The two men were handling the gun at a home on the 4000 block of Madison Lane around 4:45 p.m. when the weapon discharged, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Rogers. One of the brothers was shot ...

07/13/09 - 12:01pm

Storms disrupt Atlanta commuters, flights

ATLANTA -- Strong summer storms continued over Atlanta this morning, disrupting commuters and delaying flights from the region's busiest airport. It was the second day of strong weather for the metro area, after Sunday saw toppled trees, lightning, fires, flooding and power outages. Thundersto...

07/13/09 - 9:35am

Huckabee sees Sanford as finished

OKLAHOMA CITY -— Former Arkansas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said he was stunned by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's sex scandal and says Mr. Sanford probably is finished politically. Mr. Huckabee was in Oklahoma City on Sunday to speak to high school student...

07/13/09 - 9:29am

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Officers tell of trauma from taking life

Although every experience is different, officers who take a life often experience severe bouts of depression, alcoholism, marital problems, sleepless nights and feelings of being alone in the ...
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