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99 players scheduled to compete

The field for the second annual Charles Howell III Junior Championship, scheduled for July 6-9 at West Lake Country Club, has been finalized by the American Junior Golf Association. Ninety-nine junior golfers from 18 states, including 28 from Georgia, and two foreign countries are scheduled to part...

06/23/09 - 6:24pm

Player originally signed with Southern Cal

Former Southern California basketball signee Noel Johnson has agreed to play at Clemson. The 6-foot-6 forward from Fayette County (Ga.) High School had signed with the Trojans last fall. However, he was granted a release from his letter of intent in May. Southern Cal coach Tim Floyd resigned earli...

06/23/09 - 6:22pm

Aiken doctor faces charges

Aiken police say a doctor at Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been charged with burglary and property damage at a former girlfriend’s home. Edwin Victor Martinez de Andino was charged in the Sunday incident with burglary, first degree, and malicious injury to personal property, according to ...

06/23/09 - 5:50pm

Baker Place overpass on I-20 closed

The Interstate 20 overpass on Baker Place Road in Columbia County has been immediately closed for unscheduled repairs. Residents will have access to Baker Place Road from the north and south ends, but no traffic will be allowed on the overpass, according to a press release. Non-residential traffic ...

06/23/09 - 9:36pm

Man pleads guilty to molestation

An Augusta man pleaded guilty Tuesday to molestation charges involving a victim from the age of 9 to 14. Superior Court Judge Michael N. Annis sentenced Donnie Williams to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation. Mr. Williams, 53, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to tw...

06/23/09 - 5:17pm

Victim was strangled, police say

An Augusta woman who was found dead in the trunk of her car last week at an Alabama rest stop was strangled, autopsy results show. The body of Jessica Lynn Murphy, 30, was located June 16 by authorities in Conecuh County, south of Montgomery, at a rest stop off Interstate 65. Ms. Murphy, an employ...

06/23/09 - 4:54pm

Ex-day care owner sentenced

AIKEN - A woman who had been running an in-home daycare in Aiken has pleaded guilty to inflicting great bodily injury on a child and was sentenced to six years in prison....

06/23/09 - 4:42pm

Worker accused of lottery fraud

AIKEN - A 22-year-old worker at a North Augusta gas station is accused of lottery fraud. William Theodore Pattison III was arrested Monday night and charged with defrauding the South Carolina Lottery Commission of $330 on June 1 by pocketing the winnings of a ticket that hadn’t been purchased...

06/23/09 - 4:43pm

DOE honors environmental initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory and its Defense Waste Processing Facility were honored recently for an innovative environmental initiative that reduces waste volumes and eliminates the need for workers to enter a high-radiation area of the waste processing fac...

06/23/09 - 3:53pm

Corey Smith plans concert in August at amphitheatre

Corey Smith will appear at a special outdoor back-to-school concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre. Mr. Smith, who released his fifth album last year, has become an enormously popular regional act and regularly sells out his appearances in Augusta. His last local appe...

06/23/09 - 5:21pm
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