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Atlanta wins fifth in a row

ATLANTA – Adam LaRoche gave the Braves the lead with a seventh-inning homer, his second of the game, and Atlanta continued its second-half surge by beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 tonight. LaRoche snapped a 2-2 tie with his seventh-inning homer off Jorge Sosa (1-1). He had a second-inning...

08/12/09 - 10:52pm

Man charged in Forrest slaying

Charmon Sinkfield, 30, was charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

08/13/09 - 1:02am

Two shot in Aiken County

An Aiken County Sheriff's Office dispatcher confirms that two people were shot tonight in a mobile home park on T and S Drive, Aiken. They are being taken to a local hospital. Their identities and the severity of their injuries were not available. The shooting took place about 9:30 p.m....

08/12/09 - 10:52pm

Loberg delivers two-run double

In Eastlake, Ohio, pinch hitter Mike Loberg doubled in two runs in the top of the ninth inning as the Augusta GreenJackets rallied to beat the Lake County Captains 4-3 tonight. Loberg, who pinch-hitted for James Simmons, doubled to center, scoring Juan Perez and Ehire Adrianza. Ryan Verdugo (3-0) ...

08/12/09 - 10:31pm

Sanford says political career over

Gov. Mark Sanford told a South Carolina civic club today that his political career is finished. According to The State newspaper, the governor told the Twin City Rotary Club in Batesburg-Leesville that he will finish out his term as governor in a focus on restructuring state government, spending c...

08/12/09 - 10:22pm

Winner scored in 82nd minute

MEXICO CITY – Miguel Sabah scored in the 82nd minute, lifting Mexico to a 2-1 victory over the United States in a World Cup qualifier today. The win strengthened Mexico's chances of reaching next year's World Cup in South Africa. The Mexicans entered the game fourth in CONCACAF qualify...

08/12/09 - 6:21pm

Rangy Williams a dangerous foe

Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has agreed to defend his two title belts against Aiken's Paul "The Punisher" Williams, perhaps the most avoided fighter in boxing. They will fight Oct. 3 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, Williams promoter Dan Goossen told The Associated Press on Wednesda...

08/12/09 - 5:50pm

River to keep flood warning gauge

A monitoring station on the Savannah River that was to be eliminated due to federal budget cuts will remain functional after Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division agreed to pay for part of its operation. The gage at the river’s confluence with Butler Creek is operated by the U.S. Ge...

08/12/09 - 4:33pm

UPDATE: Regents told MCG expansion on schedule

ATLANTA -- Negotiations with hospitals in Athens and Gainesville for medical-student residencies remains on pace, officials with the Medical College of Georgia told a committee of the Board of Regents today. The 15 full-time faculty members are at work writing curriculum, drafting exams and meeting...

08/12/09 - 3:58pm

Federal grants to help handle energy disruptions

Georgia and South Carolina will receive almost $1.7 million in U.S. Energy Department grants to explore ways to protect energy systems from disruptions such as blackouts, hurricanes, ice storms and shortages of heating supplies. In all, nearly $38 million will be allocated nationwide for such progr...

08/12/09 - 3:54pm
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