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Aiken County Council to discuss storm issues Tuesday night

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Council will address several issues at its Tuesday night meeting, including a final reading for their upcoming budget and some hold over expenses from an April tornado that hit Beech Island and Petticoat Junction hard. The full council meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the c...

01/20/10 - 10:55pm

Graniteville man arrested on drug charges

A Graniteville man has been arrested on multiple drug charges following a 2-month narcotics investigation....

06/15/09 - 3:48pm

Police seek missing Augusta woman

Richmond County investigators are looking into what they are calling the “suspicious” disappearance of an Augusta woman, Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles said today. Jessica Lynn Murphy, 30, of Tubman Street, left for work at The Augusta Chronicle on Saturday and has not been seen since, ...

06/15/09 - 4:50pm

Man arrested in Aiken manhunt

AIKEN - Aiken County sheriff's deputies and South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers arrested a man who fled after a traffic stop today. The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. today near Veterans Road in the Wagener area, said Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth. He said that a trooper st...

06/15/09 - 10:03pm

Augusta boxer set for Hall of Fame induction

Ray Whitfield of the Augusta Boxing Club is one of 13 boxers to be inducted Saturday into the Georgia Boxing Hall of Fame. The ceremony, held at Atlanta's Peachtree Westin Hotel, begins at 8 p.m., with Augusta native Vernon Forrest serving as the keynote speaker. Forrest will receive a lifetime...

06/15/09 - 2:05pm

Braves lag behind in All-Star voting

According to mlb.com, the Atlanta Braves will not be represented in the National League's starting lineup for next month's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In the latest voting results announced today, Atlanta catcher Brian McCann (895,663) is second to St. Louis' Yadier Molina (1,0...

06/15/09 - 1:41pm

Kentucky's Meeks to go pro

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky top scorer Jodie Meeks has decided to leave the Wildcats and remain in consideration for the NBA draft. Coach John Calipari posted this morning on Twitter that he was excited for Meeks and wished he had the chance to coach him. The school also released a statement. T...

06/15/09 - 1:07pm

Georgia Tech's Lawal withdraws from NBA Draft

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech has more reasons to be optimistic about its basketball season after learning that Gani Lawal will remain at the school. Lawal has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season. Lawal, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 15.1 points and 9.5 rebounds. He ran...

06/15/09 - 1:05pm

More coliseum panel members sworn in

New Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members Bonita Jenkins and Joseph Collier were sworn in this morning by State Court Judge David Watkins. Ms. Jenkins, marketing director at Augusta Technical College, and Mr. Collier, a counselor at Murphey Middle School who played trumpet and flugelho...

01/20/10 - 10:08pm

Search for Aiken murder suspect who fled hospital Sunday

A murder suspect has been missing since Sunday after authorities say he walked away from the hospital while taking a smoke break, said Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell. Terrance Riley, 40, of Columbia, had been at Medical College of Georgia Hospital since Friday. He was admitted in cri...

06/15/09 - 5:46pm
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