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Sarah Palin loses hockey bet with SC Gov. Mark Sanford

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — There will be no shrimp and grits for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. She owes South Carolina's Mark Sanford some king salmon from her home state. The two Republican governors — rumored to have aspirations for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination — bet on the ECHL&#...

06/06/09 - 8:50pm

Whether paper and ink or e-mail, wartime letters remain precious

This weekend as Americans remembered D-Day, they also remembered young soldiers still active on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Communication back home remains important, even if the methods have changed. Old soliders and new soldiers talk about that special wartime correspondence. Com...

06/06/09 - 8:25pm

Ga. disabled student athletic programs to lose funds

ATLANTA — Massive budget cuts mean state funding is likely to be pulled from a program that organizes competitive team sports for disabled high school students. The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, a nonprofit, learned last week it's losing its main source of funding —...

06/06/09 - 7:57pm

Golfer tied at top with Wilson

DUBLIN, Ohio – Even when he was on the verge of giving up golf, Matt Bettencourt believed he was good enough to beat the best players in the world. He gets his chance at the Memorial. Bettencourt ran off four consecutive birdies today on the super slick greens of Muirfield Village, survived a ...

06/06/09 - 5:57pm

Summer Bird wins Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y. - This was a Belmont for the Birds. It was Summer Bird, not Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel, who came roaring down the long stretch and won the final jewel of the Triple Crown today. The upset ended Borel's bid to become the first jockey to win a personal Triple Crown, and ...

06/06/09 - 8:10pm

Gallman captures Palmetto Amateur

AIKEN - Josh Gallman birdied No. 17 today en route to a wire-to-wire Palmetto Amateur victory at Palmetto Golf Club. In windy conditions, the 20-year-old Gallman of Gaffney, S.C., carded a final-round, 3-over-par 73 to finish at 278. Scott Strohmeyer of Auburn, Ala., shot 71 to finish at 1-under-pa...

06/06/09 - 4:04pm

Hogs clinch World Series berth

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Andrew Darr's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Arkansas to a 9-8 NCAA Super Regional win today over Florida State and a berth in the College World Series. Darr, who was hitting just .215 coming into the game, had four of Arkansas' 10 hits, inc...

06/06/09 - 3:42pm

Aiken deputy fired after his arrest by another police agency

An Aiken County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after being arrested in Burnettown. Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Patterson, of Burnettown, was terminated Friday after the sheriff’s office learned of his arrest for unlawful use of a telephone, said sheriff’s Capt. Charles B...

06/06/09 - 2:49pm

Body found, but police puzzled

BLUFFTON, S.C. — Authorities say they are trying to figure out what killed a man whose body was found in woods near a mobile home park. Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner told The Island Packet of Hilton Head that some things found around where 46-year-old Gustavo "Gus" Melendez were odd, but...

06/06/09 - 8:00pm

Coming Sunday: Our most accident-prone intersections

The data for 2008 is in, and Augusta Department of Traffic Engineering reveals our most accident-prone intersections in Richmond County. No. 1 is the intersection of 15th Street and Walton Way, according to the annual study. Others on the list and what traffic officials are doing to fix them will ...

06/06/09 - 2:41pm
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