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'Person of interest' surrenders in death of man found in Windsor

Matthew Lamar Jackson Jr., 22, 2200 block of Windsor Road, Springfield, S.C., turned himself into the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at 11:30 a.m. today. According to a press release, Mr. Jackson has been listed as a person of interest in the homicide of Marques Tyler, whose body was found Feb. ...

06/03/09 - 2:05pm

Cedric Johnson will chair newly organized coliseum panel

As expected, the Augusta Richmond County Legislative Delegation today announced the appointment of Cedric Johnson as the new chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority. According to a news statement, in accordance with House Bill 813, Mr. Johnson will serve as chair of the restructu...

01/20/10 - 9:08pm

Baskin-Robbins seeking store developers for 10 locations

Baskin-Robbins announced today that it wants to “rapidly” expand its number of stores and is projecting 10 new stores in the Augusta metro area. The company is seeking potential franchise owners to develop the new stores. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunk...

06/03/09 - 1:44pm

Lumber Liquidators expands into Augusta

A national hardwood flooring company has opened a store in Martinez. Lumber Liquidators is now open at 3475 Old Petersburg Road, the former location of West Augusta Floor Service. Lumber Liquidators has two employees, said general manager Brandon Mitchell. “We like to keep it on a skeleton c...

06/03/09 - 12:31pm

Osborn to replace Holder as new baseball coach at THS

Jason Osborn has been selected to replace retiring baseball head coach Terry Holder at Thomson High School, The McDuffie Mirror has learned.

01/18/10 - 11:11pm

James Brown estate settlement has legal challenge, attorney says

AIKEN -- Two former trustees in the estate of the late singer James Brown have filed a motion to reconsider an approved settlement involving the estate, a lawyer familiar with the case stated today. Robert Rosen, the attorney for Tomi Rae Hynie Brown, said in an e-mail that he’s heard that a 75-pa...

07/09/14 - 6:16pm

Newt Gingrich says he shouldn't have called Sotomayor a racist

WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said today he shouldn't have called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist, but said he was still concerned that she would bring bias to her decisions....

06/03/09 - 1:36pm

Man facing Maserati murder expected in court this afternoon

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A man charged with murder after police say he lost control of his speeding Maserati, plowing into a house and killing a man, is expected to appear in court. Pam Larson of the Greenville City Court Clerk's Office says 36-year-old John Ludwig Jr., formerly of Lincoln Coun...

06/03/09 - 11:33am

Chinese company buying Kennametal drill line, Evans plant

A deal should close by the end of the month that would give Kennametal’s plant in Evans a new owner. Pittsburgh-based Kennametal Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its high speed steel drills and related product lines to Top Eastern Drill Co., which is based in Dailan, China. Kennametal wil...

06/03/09 - 1:47pm

Former SC teacher gets 5 years for sex with teen

WALTERBORO, S.C. — A former South Carolina school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a then-14-year-old student. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported today that 38-year-old Tracy Lee Judy pleaded guilty in Walterboro to criminal solicitation of a min...

06/03/09 - 9:45am
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