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Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England – Rafael Nadal will not defend his Wimbledon title. The top-seeded Spaniard announced Friday he is withdrawing because of tendinitis in his knees. He is the first reigning Wimbledon men’s champion to not defend the title since Goran Ivanisevic in 2002 – and only t...

06/19/09 - 2:26pm

SC inmate caught in Greenwood 7 months after his escape

GREENWOOD, S.C. — Authorities say they've recaptured a South Carolina inmate that walked away from a work detail seven months ago. WSPA-TV in Spartanburg reported today that Rahmad Norman is back in custody. He faces several charges for his escape, including resisting arrest. Authorities...

06/19/09 - 3:21pm

SC bridge work to slow I-20 traffic

Next week, an eastbound section of Interstate 20 in Aiken County will be closed at night as construction work takes place for phase two of the Palmetto Parkway project. A contractor will be setting new beams across eastbound I-20, causing that section of the interstate that crosses under US Highway...

06/19/09 - 3:26pm

New gym holding grand opening Saturday

Back On Track Fitness Center will hold its grand opening tomorrow at 2250 Lumpkin Road. Located at the former location of Python Gym, B.O.T. Fitness Center is a completely renovated and “refreshed” gym, said owner Charles Jackson. Saturday’s events include free food as well as pictu...

06/19/09 - 1:56pm

N. Augusta police seek burglary suspects

North Augsuta Public Safety needs help locating burlary suspects.

06/19/09 - 12:24pm

New reports of bear sightings today in Columbia County

Columbia County authorities are receiving new reports today of the wandering black bear that has toured the area since Monday. Shortly before noon, two calls to emergency officials reported seeing the bear in the vicinity of Old Washington Road and Clanton Road. Shortly after 11 a.m., callers to t...

06/19/09 - 2:56pm

With better forecast, US Open resumes at Bethpage

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Tiger Woods swung away on the 18th tee Friday morning, watched his ball fly into a bunker on the way to another bogey, and turned away in disgust.

06/19/09 - 1:48pm

Ga. principal arrested in cheating probe

ATLANTA - Police say a suburban Atlanta principal and his assistant principal have been arrested in connection with an investigation into whether student test scores were altered to improve school performance.

06/19/09 - 3:24pm

Food charity leaders back in court

ATLANTA - The leaders of a multimillion-dollar food charity under FBI investigation for possible financial misdeeds return to Walton County Superior Court Friday to figure out if a suit seeking to bar them from their Monroe headquarters can go to trial.

06/19/09 - 11:15am

Your Business: Construction Roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS • S.D. Clifton Construction; Knology Resource Center; 3670 Wheeler Road; value unavailable • J&W Mechanical Inc.; Wingz & More; 3450 Wrightsboro Road; renovations value unavailable • Oakdale Custom Homes Inc.; 9312 U.N. Court; commercial building...

06/19/09 - 10:52am

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Fatality highlights golf cart safety

Similar to cars, driving a golf cart has legal requirements. Texting and driving is illegal. So is driving while impaired. Also, all drivers must have a valid driver's license and golf carts are ...
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