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Quality Road to miss Derby

NEW YORK – Quality Road won’t run in the Kentucky Derby. Expected to be among the favorites, Quality Road missed a final workout Monday morning at Belmont Park and was declared out of Saturday’s Run for the Roses by trainer Jimmy Jerkens. “We couldn’t train him so we decid...

04/27/09 - 10:45am

UGA's Munson to be honored

Longtime University of Georgia radio announcer Larry Munson will be inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame during the organization’s 50th annual Awards program. The event is scheduled May 2-4 in Salisbury, N.C. Munson called Georgia football games ...

04/27/09 - 10:38am

Lt. Gov. Cagle has successful spinal surgery

TUCKER, Ga. — A surgical procedure today to correct a degenerative spinal condition in Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's neck was considered successful and Cagle was recovering from the procedure, hospital officials said. Dr. John Heller said there were no problems with the procedure. "The surgery ...

04/27/09 - 4:19pm

Swine flu worry prompts SC school to close after Mexico trip

NEWBERRY, S.C. — A private school in South Carolina closed today after some students returned from Mexico with flu-like symptoms. Newberry Academy's decision to close came as the number of suspected swine flu cases in Mexico climbed past 1,600 and death toll past 100. At least 11 cases ha...

01/08/10 - 2:25pm

Ads urge Rep. Barrow to support Democrat energy legislation

National groups are running local TV and print ads urging U.S. Rep. John Barrow to vote for Democrat-sponsored energy legislation. An Environmental Defense Fund ad published in regional newspapers urged the Democrats -- whose 12th District includes portions of Richmond County -- to support the prop...

04/27/09 - 5:47pm

SC wildfire 98 percent contained; damage hits $25M

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A wildfire that has consumed dozens of square miles along South Carolina's heavily populated coast was 98 percent contained and caused at least $25 million damage, officials said Monday. The fire — which started Wednesday east of Conway and was one of the state&#...

04/27/09 - 4:16pm

Today is Georgia state holiday

Georgia state offices will be closed today in observance of Confederate Memorial Day. Area county, federal and South Carolina state offices will follow their regular schedules. South Carolina state offices will observe Confederate Memorial Day on May 11....

04/27/09 - 4:36pm

UGA professor had plane ticket, left empty passport case

ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities said they still don't know the motive for a Saturday shooting that killed three -- including a former Augusta woman Marie Bruce.

04/27/09 - 8:39pm

Ga. professor suspected in shooting seemed distant

ATLANTA - Two people who knew college professor George Zinkhan early in his career described him as an ambitious and gifted academic with a promising future, but recent students at the University of Georgia said Zinkhan seemed disorganized and distant....

04/26/09 - 8:08pm

Kelly edges Howell for win at New Orleans

Augusta native Charles Howell has come up short in his bid to earn a spot in the 2010 Masters Tournament. Howell shot 4-under-par 68 and tied for second after taking a brief lead in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Jerry Kelly shot 71 and finished at 14-under 274 to earn his t...

04/26/09 - 6:09pm

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