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SC prison chief asks feds to OK cell phone jamming

SC prison head petitions FCC on cell phone jamming COLUMBIA — Prisons chiefs from more than two dozen states have signed a petition asking federal regulators' permission to jam cell phone signals inside state penitentiaries and thwart inmates' forbidden phone calls, the director of Sou...

07/13/09 - 2:18pm

Victory at Goshen gives Blackburn 10 career wins

By David Westin Staff Writer No more chasing ghosts for Jay Blackburn. No more questions, either. Blackburn rallied from six shots back Sunday to win the Goshen Golf Classic, closing with 6-under-par 66 for his record-setting 10th career Regions Cup victory. The Harlem resident put to rest the q...

07/12/09 - 10:11pm

Officer pulls pit bull from woman

An off-duty North Augusta Public Safety officer came to the rescue of a woman being attacked by a stray pit bull this afternoon.

07/12/09 - 9:54pm

One killed in church bus crash

MERIDIAN, Miss. — A bus carrying a church youth group from Louisiana to Georgia flipped today on Interstate 20 in Mississippi, killing one person and injuring 23 others, a coroner said.

07/12/09 - 7:32pm

Stricker wins John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. -- Steve Stricker followed one of his best performances with 36 solid holes to win the John Deere Classic by three strokes on Sunday. Stricker, who tied the course record Saturday, fired a 7-under 64 in the final round after starting the day with a third-round 68 to finish at 264 for t...

07/12/09 - 7:38pm

Rockies rally to win over Braves

DENVER - All-Star Brad Hawpe hit a game-ending RBI double and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on Sunday. Seth Smith set up Hawpe's clutch hit with a one-out single off Luis Valdez (0-1), who was making his major league debut. After Garrett Atkins flied out, Hawpe lin...

07/12/09 - 7:23pm

Ji wins U.S. Women's Open

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Eun Hee Ji of South Korea made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole, finishing off an even-par 71 to win the U.S. Women's Open. Ji recovered from a double-bogey at the 10th hole and finished at even-par 284 Sunday, outlasting struggling third-round leader Cristie Kerr. Kerr...

07/12/09 - 6:13pm

Boy attacked by dogs remains in critical condition

A 2-year-old Augusta boy who was attacked by dogs on Friday night remained in critical condition today, a spokesworman for Medical College of Georgia Hospital said.

07/12/09 - 5:46pm

Soldier charged with firing shots

An Army soldier stationed at Fort Gordon was arrested after firing a gun outside 1102 Downtown Bar and Grill on Broad Street early this morning, according to authorities.

07/12/09 - 5:07pm

Man arrested for taking belt, underwear

A 19-year-old man from Stone Mountain, Ga., was arrested for trying to steal men’s underwear and a leather belt from Dillard’s at the Augusta Mall on Friday night. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, an officer was working special duty when he saw Edgar Logan E. Luciano ...

07/12/09 - 3:35pm
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