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Williams dominates former champ Wright for unanimous decision

LAS VEGAS — Aiken's Paul "The Punisher" Williams battered Ronald "Winky" Wright with an avalanche of punches to win a unanimous decision Saturday night, dominating a meeting between two much-avoided middleweights. Williams (37-1, 27 KOs) worked Wright's formidable defensive posture lik...

04/12/09 - 12:11am

General Quarters punches ticket to Derby

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thomas McCarthy retired from a life roaming the hallways and classrooms at Louisville high schools almost 20 years ago. The lessons, however, keep on coming. The former biology teacher and high school principal is now a full-time horse trainer, and his favorite pupil is headi...

04/11/09 - 8:27pm

Papa Clem rallies to win Arkansas Derby

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Papa Clem has won the Arkansas Derby, holding off Old Fashioned in the stretch to hand the one-time Kentucky Derby favorite his second straight defeat at Oaklawn Park. Old Fashioned broke toward the front immediately and held the lead for a while, but Papa Clem took command...

04/11/09 - 8:28pm

2 sought on murder charges

Columbia County police are looking for two South Carolina residents who face murder charges after an Augusta man died when struck by a vehicle in Martinez on Thursday. Arrest warrants for Michael Faron Brown and his wife, Victoria Brown, have been issued following the death of William Jacobs, 64, o...

04/11/09 - 7:03pm

Red knocks off Black in G-Day game dominated by defenses

ATHENS, Ga. -- Andrew Jensen's 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter gave the Red team the lead and Carlton Thomas scored the game's only touchdown in the final seconds to give the Red a 13-3 win over the Black team in Georgia's G-Day spring football game on Saturday at Sanford Stadiu...

04/11/09 - 4:20pm

Tornado confirmed, shelter opening; Governor reviewing

Crews in six counties were assessing damage this morning following a late-night storm that downed trees, damaged homes and left at least one dead in a storm-related traffic accident.

04/12/09 - 12:09am

Storms claim at least 2 lives

Two people were killed in Aiken County as a result of severe storms that swept through the Augusta area late Friday night.

01/08/10 - 5:31pm

Weather pounds Augusta National

Augusta National took a beating Friday night. Not from the assault on par by the Masters field, but from Mother Nature. Severe weather, in the form of heavy rain and hail, swept through the course after 10 p.m. The tournament was lucky that the weather arrived well after the patrons had left the c...

04/10/09 - 10:56pm

Aiken credit union robbed

Authorities are looking for a man who robbed an Aiken credit union this morning. Witnesses told police that a man entered the State Credit Union on Beaufort Street around 11:45 a.m. brandishing a handgun and demanding money, said Aiken Department of Public Safety Lt. David Turno. The man left the ...

04/10/09 - 4:35pm

Accident injures Masters visitors

Two women in town for the Masters Tournament were injured this afternoon when an SUV crashed into a recreational vehicle not far from the Augusta National Golf Club.

01/15/10 - 12:45pm

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