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Ochoa edges Shin for player of the year honors

RICHMOND, Texas – Anna Nordqvist has won the LPGA Tour Championship and Lorena Ochoa finished second to win her fourth consecutive player of the year award by one point over Jiyai Shin. The 22-year-old Nordqvist shot a final-round 65 on Monday to finish 13 under par. Ochoa was two strokes back...

11/23/09 - 6:03pm

Georgia punter a finalist for Ray Guy Award

Georgia punter Drew Butler is one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award, the Augusta Sports Council announced today. The three athletes were selected by a national voting body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) coaches, sports information directors, national media, and former Ray Guy Award winner...

11/23/09 - 5:19pm

Former cape man for James Brown faces drug charge

The former cape man for the late entertainer James Brown is behind bars on a drug charge.

11/23/09 - 4:40pm

Helping hands for the holidays

There are plenty of ways to give back this holiday season. Opportunities include gift-giving for children, bell ringing for The Salvation Army, food drives for the hungry, and sending holiday mail to servicemen and women. Here's a sampling to get you started: WHITE CHRISTMAS: Get a Christmas ...

11/23/09 - 3:59pm

Gamecocks' Archie out indefinitely

South Carolina senior forward Dominique Archie will be out indefinitely with a right knee sprain, Gamecock head basketball coach Darrin Horn announced on Monday. Archie, a former Josey star, will be re-evaluated at a later date. He left Sunday's game against Miami midway through the first hal...

11/23/09 - 3:24pm

Clearwater resident and dog bit by loose pit bull

A Clearwater resident said he was bit by a roaming pit bull after trying to break up a dog fight this afternoon. The victim was transported to Aiken Medical Regional Center for a bite on the left hand, said Aiken County Animal Control Chief Officer Bobby Arthurs. The pit bull was involved in a figh...

11/23/09 - 5:14pm

SC gov faces 37 charges he broke state ethics laws

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces ethics charges he broke state laws more than three dozen times by violating rules on airplane travel and campaign money, according to details of the allegations released Monday. It's up to the state attorney general to decide whether ...

11/23/09 - 1:56pm

Resolution to raise sales tax by a penny approved unanimously

Resolution for eighth penny will go before full commission next week.

01/20/10 - 11:35pm

Hunter rescued but kayak still missing

A stranded Augusta waterfowl hunter was rescued from the Savannah River shoals during the weekend after his kayak filled with water and was pushed downstream by unseasonably strong currents. David Simmons, 42, had paddled upstream to a series of small islands in the river on Saturday – the ope...

11/23/09 - 1:03pm

Community group blasts Aitken for missing candidate forums

A group calling itself a "collective body representing every aspect of the black community" held a news conference Monday behind the Municipal Building, at the base of the Lady Justice statue, criticizing Augusta Commission District 1 candidate Matt Aitken for not appearing at three candidate forums...

01/20/10 - 11:38pm
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