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Sprint Cup race at Pocono postponed by rain

LONG POND, Pa. – The Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway has been postponed because of rain and rescheduled for noon Monday. Heavy rain hit the track Sunday morning. It let up about an hour before the 2 p.m. start and the sky brightened for driver introductions. The rain returned about 3:30 and ...

08/02/09 - 4:30pm

Suspended police still being paid

ATLANTA — Twenty-six Atlanta police officers are listed as having been suspended for various reasons. The list includes 17 suspended officers who are still being paid, according to a report today in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

08/02/09 - 4:18pm

Scotland's Matthew wins Women's British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – Catriona Matthew won the Women's British Open by three strokes Sunday, capturing her first major title just 10 weeks after giving birth to her second child. The 39-year-old Scot birdied three consecutive holes on the back nine to hold her third-round lead. She f...

08/02/09 - 2:58pm

Meeting to focus on child literacy

Local Rotary Club members will gather Monday to discuss a literacy program that could put more books in the homes of Richmond County children. The clubs in District 6920, which includes Richmond County, will gather at Augusta State University’s Jaguar Student Activity Center at 4 p.m. to deter...

01/21/10 - 12:05am

Two killed in North Augusta crash

Two people are dead and three injured as the result of a car crash on U.S. Highway 1 in North Augusta this morning.

08/02/09 - 3:04pm

Man, 70, drowns at Lake Lanier

CUMMING, Ga. — A man drowned while swimming with family members and friends at Lake Lanier.

08/02/09 - 12:51pm

Witnesses say man darted in front of car on Washington Road

A 58-year-old man who was struck by a car on Washington Road died this morning at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

08/02/09 - 12:31pm

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 - 9:41am

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 - 9:31am

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 - 7:23pm
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