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Rockies even series with Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run homer, Aaron Cook pitched effectively into the sixth and the Colorado Rockies beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 today to even their NL playoff series at 1. Hamels, the World Series and NLCS MVP last year, looked nothing like the gu...

10/08/09 - 8:12pm

Best of Augusta starts tonight at 6 p.m.

The annual Best of Augusta Bash begins at 6 p.m. at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery downtown. It will highlight the winners of the Best of Augusta's reader's poll and is being hosted by Augusta Magazine. Tickets are $12 in advance; $17 door....

10/08/09 - 6:38pm

MCG takes over local mental health hospitals

The school and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities announced a partnership Thursday that will allow MCG School of Medicine to take over administration of the 585-bed hospitals that occupy two campuses.

10/08/09 - 6:50pm

Seek the Greek

Bouzoukis, baklava and all things Greek will be celebrated Friday through Sunday at the 20th Annual Augusta Greek Festival. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St. The event features music and dancing,...

10/08/09 - 6:25pm

Chamber speaker: Good leaders have social consciousness

Good leaders must also have a sense of social consciousness. “True leadership is about accepting the challenge of connecting your head with your heart. A lifetime of learning and a lifetime of caring. We often hear that in order to be really successful, you’ve got to throw yourself into y...

10/08/09 - 8:12pm

Robbery at North Augusta bank

North Augusta authorities are searching for a man who robbed the Wachovia Bank branch on Georgia Avenue at West Buena Vista in North Augusta this afternoon. A man wearing a red golf shirt with white stripes entered the store and demanded money from a teller, according to North Augusta Public Safety...

10/08/09 - 4:38pm

Police ID man wanted in connection to cigarettes theft

Investigators have identified a man they say broke into three local convenience stores Monday to steal cigarettes.

10/08/09 - 3:06pm

Judge denies bond in jewelry store robbery case

A judge denied bond for one of two people charged in the Sept. 10 armed robbery of a Martinez jewelry store. Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. refused to grant a bond for Gerson Ayala Romero, 25, during a hearing in Columbia County this morning. Mr. Romero and Elisa Johanna Martinez, 24, were...

10/08/09 - 2:28pm

Augusta motel robbed by masked men

Two masked men robbed a Boy Scout Road motel early this morning. One of the armed men held a female employee at gunpoint while the second robber went into a back office and took cash from a drawer, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. Anyone with information on the robbers can call the sh...

10/08/09 - 2:23pm

Coble loses U.S. Mid-Amateur match

Augusta's Laura Coble lost in the championship match of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur today in Ocala, Fla. Martha Leach of Hebron, Ky., defeated Coble 3 and 2 at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club. The two were all square through nine holes, but Leach pulled away on the final nine and birdied ...

10/08/09 - 1:02pm
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