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Owner rules out world championships

NEW YORK – The co-owner of Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra doesn't plan to run the star filly in the Breeders' Cup, preventing a potential matchup with champion mare Zenyatta on the synthetic surface at Santa Anita. Jess Jackson said today that Rachel Alexandra, who's won six con...

06/24/09 - 4:23pm

Sanford's official statement

COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford today issued the following statement: "First and foremost, I apologize to my wife and my four boys. I have made decisions that have hurt and will continue to hurt them, and for that I'm sincerely sorry. Jenny has stood by me through campaign after campaign, through ...

06/24/09 - 4:16pm

Sanford: 'I've been unfaithful'

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he's been having an affair with a woman from Argentina and will resign as head of the Republican Governors' Association.

06/25/09 - 1:07am

Gamecocks to play first two games at night

COLUMBIA – South Carolina will open with two night games, both telecast by ESPN. The school said Wednesday that the Gamecocks opener at North Carolina State on Thursday, Sept. 3 will begin at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast by ESPN. The next contest at Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 12, will a...

06/24/09 - 1:52pm

Senator calls for VA changes

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee called today for more centralized control of the VA medical system after recent breakdowns in cleaning colonoscopy equipment exposed thousands of veterans, including some in Augusta, to the risk of contracting HIV and other infe...

06/24/09 - 3:37pm

300 expected for Saturday's Gordon Highway cleanup

Organizers of Saturday’s kickoff of a long-range cleanup plan for Gordon Highway expect more than 300 volunteers to converge at Southgate Shopping Center, but cleanup committee member Henry Frischknecht said there is plenty of room for more helpers. “Right now we think we’ll have 300...

01/21/10 - 12:43am

Burke father of 11 pleads guilty to child neglect charges

WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- The father of 11 children found living in a shack without food, running water or electricty pleaded guilty today. Jeremy Long, 38, pleaded guilty in Burke County Superior Court to cruelty to children and failure to educate. He received a 3-year prison sentence to be followed by 1...

06/24/09 - 3:29pm

Columbia County police seek stolen credit card suspect

Columbia County police are asking for help identifying a man they say tried to use a stolen credit card. A 24-year-old Augusta woman told police Monday that someone attempted to use her credit card at about 3:40 a.m. March 28 at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. Anyon...

06/24/09 - 3:29pm

Bomb squad finds no explosive

The Richmond County bomb squad was called to the corner of Kissingbower Road and Joyce Street about 7:29 a.m. today to examine a suspicious briefcase or suitcase, Richmond County sheriff’s Maj. Ken Autry said. A dispatcher said later that no explosive device was found....

06/24/09 - 3:30pm

Woman pleads guilty in scheme

A Columbia woman implicated in a scheme to defraud the South Carolina Department of Social Services pleaded guilty today, U.S. Attorney W. Walter Wilkins said in a statement. Nova Johnson, 40, admitted to cashing four DSS checks that were procured by fraud and to recruiting others to cash additiona...

06/24/09 - 3:30pm

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Mother of newborn left in car to face possible indictment

Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court Presiding Judge H. Scott Allen ruled at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for 20-year-old Alicia Manigault that her case would be bound over to a ...
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