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Heavy rain, some flooding likely

Strong thunderstorms are likely in the Augusta area this afternoon and tonight and could produce strong, gusty winds, heavy downpours and localized flooding, the National Weather Service says.

08/02/09 - 8:41am

Sales-tax holiday ends today

The Georgia sales tax holiday is a great time to save on big-ticket back-to-school purchases. But hurry. The event, which exempts local and state tax on purchases of certain school-related items, ends today. The following items are eligible for state and local sales tax exemption: Articles of clot...

08/02/09 - 8:31am

Atlanta edges Los Angeles 4-3

ATLANTA – Derek Lowe pitched six innings in his first game against Los Angeles since he signed with Atlanta in the offseason, leading the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers today. Lowe (11-7) allowed three runs and five hits to win his fourth straight decision. The right-hander went 54-4...

08/01/09 - 6:23pm

Funk on top in U.S. Senior Open

CARMEL, Ind. – Fred Funk took a one-shot lead at the U.S. Senior Open after 4-under 68 left him at 13-under after three rounds. Funk made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 465-yard, par-4 16th today, taking the lead when Greg Norman bogeyed the hole to drop to 12-under. Four different players ...

08/01/09 - 5:26pm

Evans' Taylor tied for fourth

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Tiger Woods says he didn't like the way he hit in the third round of the Buick Open. Woods was happy with how he scored, though, as 65 today put him at 17-under. It ended up being good enough for the lead because Michael Letzig double bogeyed the last hole. L...

08/01/09 - 5:24pm

23-1 shot wins W.Va. Derby

CHESTER, W.Va. – Soul Warrior pulled a huge upset over Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in winning the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort. Dismissed at odds of 23-1, Soul Warrior pulled ahead of Big Drama in the final strides and won in a photo finish Saturday...

08/01/09 - 5:15pm

Watermelon fest draws hundreds

Watermelon eating and seed-spitting highlight today's festival in Thomson.

08/01/09 - 4:33pm

Elderly man robbed in room at motel

A 78-year-old man was robbed Friday night while staying at the Scottish Inn on Gordon Highway, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. The victim stated that he was in a motel room with the door open when a black male entered without permission and pushed him onto the bed and t...

08/01/09 - 2:17pm

Chili's employee, store robbed

A Chili’s employee was robbed at gunpoint as he was leaving the restaurant this morning, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. The employee was walking to his car parked in front of the restaurant in the Augusta Exchange shopping center about 3 a.m. when he was accosted....

08/01/09 - 1:22pm

Hundreds mourn Forrest

Mourners paid their respects to Augusta native Vernon Forrest on Saturday afternoon in a public memorial service at Bell Auditorium. Forrest, 38, was killed July 25 in a robbery in Southwest Atlanta. A crowd of about 400 people gathered for the three-hour service, which was held at the site where ...

01/20/10 - 9:02pm
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