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U.S. Amateur semifinalist transfers to Augusta State

Patrick Reed, who advanced to the U.S. Amateur semifinals last year, signed his papers today to transfer from the University of Georgia to Augusta State. A three-time American Junior Golf Association All-American, Reed is the No. 40 amateur in the world, according to Golfweek magazine. Reed qualifi...

04/24/09 - 3:04pm

Morris Publishing granted payment extension

Morris Publishing Group LLC today announced it has received a fourth extension on making a $9.7 million interest payment on its senior subordinated notes.

04/24/09 - 5:38pm

Second Poblano's opening Tuesday

Poblano’s Mexican Grill opens Tuesday.

04/24/09 - 5:45pm

Gunplay followed bank holdup

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A police incident report has confirmed accounts that gunshots were fired Thursday at a bank robber who fled the scene of a holdup. According to the report by North Augusta Department of Public Safety, attorney Jim Huff drew his personal pistol and fired two shots at the suspect in ...

04/24/09 - 1:07pm

A year after teacher found dead, Aiken police ask public for help

AIKEN – On the anniversary of an Aiken middle school special education teacher stabbing death, police are asking the public for help. A year ago Saturday, Kennedy Middle School special education teacher Ann Fox Smith was found stabbed to death in her home. Since then, the case has remained a...

04/24/09 - 1:07pm

Weekend schedule of events

Ready for the weekend? Here's what's up: Today -- The Hammond's Ferry Brickyard Market is open 4 p.m. to dusk at 450 Railroad Ave. The event will feature fresh produce, bread and desserts, wine tasting and hand-made wine accessories, organic gardening supplies and rare herbs and fruit ...

04/24/09 - 1:07pm

Death penalty sought in Parsons slaying

Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against a Columbia County mother and son accused of fatally beating a Grovetown woman. District Attorney Ashley Wright confirmed this afternoon that her office filed a notice of intent with Superior Court to seek the death penalty against Rebecca Sears, ...

04/24/09 - 3:08pm

SC wildfire blamed on blaze some thought was out

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Firefighters responded twice to a weekend yard fire that South Carolina officials believe rekindled four days later, igniting a massive wildfire that has destroyed 70 homes and continued to char 31 square miles near Myrtle Beach on Friday.

04/24/09 - 5:52pm

Madden 2010 cover released

WASHINGTON – For the first time in its storied (some say cursed) history, the cover of EA Sports’ “Madden NFL” video game will feature two cover athletes: Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. “Being on the cover of ‘...

04/24/09 - 12:18pm

Reagan Drive, Evans Town Center roadwork next 3 weeks

Utility crews in Columbia County will be working in the right-of-way along Evans Town Center Boulevard and Ronald Reagan Drive for the next three weeks. The utility work will be on the shoulder of the roadway and is not expected to disrupt traffic, although motorists should be careful when driving ...

04/24/09 - 1:07pm

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