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Aiken County charges 2 in slaying

According to a statement released this morning, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested Matthew Lamar Jackson Jr., 22, 2200 block of Windsor Road, Springfield; and Tyrone Akeem Gleaton, 18, 100 block of Holly Street, Wagner. Both will be charged with murder and unlawful possession of a ...

06/05/09 - 5:21pm

Federer reaches French Open finals

PARIS – Sentimental favorite Roger Federer did not quite follow the script Friday at the French Open. He decided to make it even more dramatic. Striving to complete a career Grand Slam, Federer came from behind twice in the semifinals to beat big-serving Juan Martin del Potro 3-6, 7-6 (2), 2-6...

06/05/09 - 2:57pm

Motorcycle wreck victim airlifted to hospital

A motorcyclist was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a morning crash on Interstate 20. Everett Matthews, of Alabama, was riding alongside another motorcyclist eastbound on I-20 shortly before 11 a.m. when the two started to exit on the ram...

06/05/09 - 12:21pm

Former Cleveland Indians owner Jacobs dies

CLEVELAND – Richard E. Jacobs, the former Cleveland Indians owner and commercial real estate developer, has died. He was 84. Jacobs’ real estate company confirmed the death on Friday, saying he had been in ill health. No other details were immediately released. Jacobs and his brother Dav...

06/05/09 - 11:41am

Former NBA star Randy Smith dies

NORWICH, Conn. – Randy Smith, an All-Star with the Buffalo Braves in the 1970s who once held the NBA record for consecutive games, has died. He was 60. Smith was brought to the emergency room of William W. Backus Hospital on Thursday and pronounced dead. The hospital did not give a cause of de...

06/05/09 - 11:39am

South Georgia mayor says he's running for governor in 2010

RAY CITY, Ga. — A fifth Democrat has announced that he plans to run for governor in Georgia next year. Carl Camon, mayor for 12 years of tiny Ray City in South Georgia, said he plans to jump into the crowded race to replace Sonny Perdue. In an interview with The Valdosta Daily Times, Camon sa...

06/05/09 - 2:27pm

Saturday cleanup to be allowed at former golf and gardens site

In a vote taken by conference call this morning, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's board of directors approved a request by a volunteer group to enter the Reynolds Street golf gardens Saturday morning to mow and weed whack its most visible areas. The board has 11 members, with six needed for a qu...

01/12/10 - 4:51pm

Augusta Saturn dealer pleased the brand will be saved

Word that General Motors will sell its Saturn brand to a dealership group run by racing legend Roger Penske has the general manager of Saturn’s dealership in Augusta smiling this morning. “I think that Saturn is going to be very strong in the near future,” said Greg Hodges Jr. “...

06/05/09 - 2:30pm

Blood center reports urgent need for type O donations

There is an urgent need today for type O blood donors, the Shepeard Blood Center said. According to a press statement, there is a local and national shortage of type O negative blood. Patients in our local hospitals are waiting for O negative blood to be donated. Donors may walk in or call a loca...

06/05/09 - 5:10pm

SC graduations continue today

Local graduations continue today in South Carolina communties: * Aiken High School 2 p.m. -- Convocation Center * South Aiken High School 5 p.m. -- Convocation Center * North Augusta High School 8 p.m. -- Convocation Center * Strom Thurmond High School 7 p.m. -- At the school, 1131 Columbia Rd...

01/12/10 - 10:59pm

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