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Robbery, carjacking reported

A North Augusta man told authorities he was the victim of an armed robbery and carjacking Saturday night. According to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report, the victim said he was visiting a friend on Chalet North Court in North Augusta when a man he didn’t know asked hi...

06/14/09 - 7:35pm

Man reports robbery at motel

A Millen, Ga., man told police he was the victim of an armed robbery in the parking lot of Augusta Super Inn at 1602 Gordon Highway on Saturday. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, Hilman Childs Jr.,54, told officers that he was flagged down in the parking lot of the motel by a wo...

06/14/09 - 7:16pm

Brian Gay wins St. Jude Classic, earns spot in U.S. Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Former Louisville, Ga., resident Brian Gay has won the St. Jude Classic. It is the third PGA Tour win for Gay, who earned a spot in next week's U.S. Open at Bethpage Black with the victory. He also won the Verizon Heritage in April. Gay shot 4-under-par 66 in the final round ...

06/14/09 - 10:50pm

Hendrick lends much-needed support to Chevrolet with Michigan victory

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Car owner Rick Hendrick vowed Sunday as long as Chevrolet has a pulse, he will continue to race – and win – with them. Minutes after one of Hendrick’s cars, the No. 5 Impala for Mark Martin, won the LifeLock 400 at the Michigan International Speedway, Hend...

06/14/09 - 7:01pm

Rookie wins LPGA Championship

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Anna Nordqvist completed a long day and a memorable week in splendid fashion, shooting a 4-under par 68 Sunday to become the second straight rookie to win the LPGA Championship. Nordqvist finished at 15-under 273, four shots ahead of Lindsey Wright in the tournament’...

06/14/09 - 6:51pm

Martin unlikely winner at Michigan after Johnson, Biffle run out of gas

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Mark Martin went further and faster than anyone else Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway by slowing down. His victory in the LifeLock 400 proved to be a testament to miles per gallon, not miles per hour. While Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle went back and forth ...

06/14/09 - 6:26pm

S.C. lake may get floating toilet

SENECA, S.C. — Boaters on Lake Keowee may get a water closet right on the water. Officials in Pickens County are looking at building a $135,000 floating bathroom, The Greenville News reported today. County Administrator Chappell Hurst said the project will preserve the shoreline and protect wa...

06/14/09 - 5:47pm

4 arrested in carjacking attempt

Three adults and a 15-year-old were arrested in connection with an attempted carjacking in Augusta at about 4 a.m. today. The incident occurred at the intersection of New Savannah Road and Laney-Walker Boulevard, Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Cory Carlyle said....

06/14/09 - 7:17pm

Immelman withdraws from U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of tendinitis in his left wrist and elbow. Immelman is the second player from the top 50 in the world to pull out of the U.S. Open, which starts Thursday at Bethpage Black. Robert Karlsson of S...

06/14/09 - 5:11pm

Orioles crush Braves, 11-2

BALTIMORE – Ty Wigginton hit two home runs, Robert Andino drove in three runs and stole home and Brad Bergesen pitched his first complete game to lead the Baltimore Orioles to an 11-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The Orioles have scored 19 runs in the past two games, after scoring ju...

06/14/09 - 5:03pm

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