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Slugger begins rehab stint

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Shortly after arriving in Albuquerque, Manny Ramirez vowed that he wouldn't do interviews until his suspension ends. "I ain't talking today, baby," he declared. "Write what you want." Manny being Manny, that lasted about an hour. After going through stretching, wa...

06/23/09 - 9:43pm

Murder suspect who fled is in jail

An Aiken County murder suspect who fled from an Augusta hospital June 14 only to return a few days later is in jail. Terrence Riley, 40, of Columbia, was taken to the Richmond County jail at about 5:51 p.m. today, according to a sheriff’s office jail committal. Police believe Mr. Riley was on...

06/23/09 - 9:37pm

Shafer 14th; Gibbs tied for 15th

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Cody Shafer, of Evans, shot 71 today and is tied for 14th in the Georgia Junior Championship at Sea Island Golf Club’s Retreat Course. Shafer, the low local competitor, is at even-par 144 after two rounds, 10 shots behind leader Scott Wolfes (66), of St. Simons Island....

06/23/09 - 9:08pm

Kicker Succop reaches deal

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed kicker Ryan Succop, one of the team's three seventh-round draft picks. Succop, taken with the 256th overall pick in last month's NFL Draft, played 50 games in four seasons at South Carolina, hitting 71 percent of his field goals with a long of 55 yards. He...

06/23/09 - 6:49pm

99 players scheduled to compete

The field for the second annual Charles Howell III Junior Championship, scheduled for July 6-9 at West Lake Country Club, has been finalized by the American Junior Golf Association. Ninety-nine junior golfers from 18 states, including 28 from Georgia, and two foreign countries are scheduled to part...

06/23/09 - 6:24pm

Player originally signed with Southern Cal

Former Southern California basketball signee Noel Johnson has agreed to play at Clemson. The 6-foot-6 forward from Fayette County (Ga.) High School had signed with the Trojans last fall. However, he was granted a release from his letter of intent in May. Southern Cal coach Tim Floyd resigned earli...

06/23/09 - 6:22pm

Aiken doctor faces charges

Aiken police say a doctor at Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been charged with burglary and property damage at a former girlfriend’s home. Edwin Victor Martinez de Andino was charged in the Sunday incident with burglary, first degree, and malicious injury to personal property, according to ...

06/23/09 - 5:50pm

Baker Place overpass on I-20 closed

The Interstate 20 overpass on Baker Place Road in Columbia County has been immediately closed for unscheduled repairs. Residents will have access to Baker Place Road from the north and south ends, but no traffic will be allowed on the overpass, according to a press release. Non-residential traffic ...

06/23/09 - 9:36pm

Man pleads guilty to molestation

An Augusta man pleaded guilty Tuesday to molestation charges involving a victim from the age of 9 to 14. Superior Court Judge Michael N. Annis sentenced Donnie Williams to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation. Mr. Williams, 53, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to tw...

06/23/09 - 5:17pm

Victim was strangled, police say

An Augusta woman who was found dead in the trunk of her car last week at an Alabama rest stop was strangled, autopsy results show. The body of Jessica Lynn Murphy, 30, was located June 16 by authorities in Conecuh County, south of Montgomery, at a rest stop off Interstate 65. Ms. Murphy, an employ...

06/23/09 - 4:54pm

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