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Stewart to start on the pole

LONG POND, Pa. – NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Tony Stewart will start from the pole for the Pocono 500 after rain washed out qualifying at Pocono Raceway today. Jeff Gordon will start second in Sunday's 500-mile race, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman. Stewart hope...

06/05/09 - 5:11pm

Suit filed today at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. – NASCAR accused suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield of willfully violating its substance abuse policy in a court filing today while denying that his failed drug test should be overturned. In federal court papers, NASCAR accused Mayfield of breaching his contract, and of defrauding...

06/05/09 - 5:51pm

Former area teacher arrested on HIV exposure charge

A former area school teacher facing a past charge of sexually assaulting a girl has again been arrested, this time on a charge of knowingly exposing that alleged victim and an ex-wife to HIV. “This is an ongoing case,” Aiken Department of Public Safety Lt. David Turno said Friday. “T...

06/05/09 - 10:07pm

Former Warrenton pastor pleads guilty in Maryland tax case

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - An Aiken County man who once served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Warrenton has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and bank fraud conspiracy. The U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore said 53-year-old Otis Ray Hope, now of Aiken, also pleaded guilty Thursday to filing a false ...

06/05/09 - 4:45pm

Photos released in Aiken gas station robbery

Aiken Public Safety officers have released video surveillance photos from an armed robbery that occurred at an Aiken gas station yesterday afternoon. The robbery occurred at Price Shell at the corner of Whiskey Road and Price Avenue about 6:20 p.m., according to a news release. The suspect was desc...

06/05/09 - 5:25pm

One I-20 westbound lane closes this weekend

A lane on I-20 westbound between Bobby Jones Expressway and Wheeler Road will close tonight at 10 p.m. and not reopen until Sunday at 6 a.m, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation press release....

06/05/09 - 4:15pm

Aiken gas station robbed

Aiken public safety officers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at an Aiken gas station early this morning. The incident occurred at 1:55 a.m. at Greg's Gas Plus on Richland Avenue, said Aiken Department of Public Safety Lt. David Turno. Lt. Turno said the clerk described the sus...

06/05/09 - 4:39pm

Team president issues apology

ATLANTA — An aggravated Tom Glavine said today that he wasn’t happy with how Atlanta handled his release and after his public comments Braves president John Schuerholz apologized for the club’s approach. Glavine, still seething as he talked indepth for the first time since his releas...

06/05/09 - 6:43pm

Ga. tax collections dive again

ATLANTA — Tax collections plunged again in Georgia. State money managers reported today that revenues were down 14.4 percent in May from the same month the year before. That's a drop of about $212 million. For the fiscal year that's set to end June 30, collections are down a whopping ...

06/05/09 - 12:21pm

Pub patrons robbed last night

Three people were robbed at gunpoint while leaving a local bar Thursday night. One of the victims told police he was leaving Helga’s Pub and Grill on Central Avenue about 10:46 p.m. when they were approached by two men wearing black clothing with black scarves over their faces, according to a ...

06/05/09 - 12:17pm

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