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Man arrested in connection to Aiken fatal shooting last week

Freddie Simpkins has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Donald McCalla on Sept. 8 on Abbeville Avenue.

09/17/09 - 6:37am

Festival alters Ft. Discovery hours

Fort Discovery will be open noon- 5 p.m. Sunday because of the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival and a scheduled concert in its theater. Tara Scheyer and the Mud Puppy Band will perform in the science center’s Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the concert are av...

09/17/09 - 6:25am

Statue planned for UGA founder

ATHENS, GA. -- The University of Georgia's historic North Campus may get a new statute honoring Abraham Baldwin, the man credited with founding the university more than 200 years ago. The statue likely would face the Main Library from a spot near Old College, the oldest building on North Campus...

09/17/09 - 6:21am

SC's Sanford touring school he proposed shuttering

ROCK HILL, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is visiting a two-year public college he said earlier this year should be closed to save money. The Herald of Rock Hill reports Sanford will tour the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus today before speaking to the local Rotary Cl...

09/17/09 - 6:14am

Unemployment rate unchanged for Georgia in August

The over-the-year losses came in trade, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing, professional and business services, including temporary employment agencies, and construction

09/17/09 - 11:33am

Atlanta drops playoff opener

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Deanna Nolan scored 25 points and Kara Braxton added 16 as the Detroit Shock rallied for a 94-89 victory over the Atlanta Dream in the opener of WNBA's Eastern Conference first-round series tonight. The defending champions trailed by 13 points midway through the third...

09/16/09 - 10:52pm

Former SC coach accused of exposing himself

DENMARK, S.C. – Authorities accuse a former South Carolina high school football coach of attempting to coax a student into a sex act. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Wednesday that former Denmark-Olar High School head football coach Andrae Rice is accused of exposing himself to a...

09/16/09 - 10:18pm

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72

Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died.

09/16/09 - 9:51pm

Back might see action Saturday

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia coach Mark Richt says tailback Caleb King is "very probable" to make his season debut against Arkansas. King, a sophomore who entered preseason drills as the team's No. 1 tailback, has missed the first two games for the No. 23 Bulldogs with a hamstring injury. Georgi...

09/16/09 - 9:13pm

NCAA's Brand dies from pancreatic cancer

Some early critics thought he didn't know enough about sports to run the NCAA, but later conceded Brand listened more to coaches and athletes than previous NCAA chiefs.

09/16/09 - 8:13pm
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