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Bond set in May assault case

An Augusta man facing six counts of aggravated assault for allegedly driving into a crowd of people outside the Augusta Mall was granted a $30,000 bond today. Keith L. Varner, Jr., 19, has been in custody since his arrest for a May 15 incident that sent four people to the hospital. In Richmond Cou...

09/08/09 - 10:04pm

Three win outright in Aiken GOP primary

AIKEN – Three candidates, including an incumbent, have been declared unofficial winners in today's Aiken Republican primary.

01/20/10 - 10:21pm

Defending champ to face Clijsters

NEW YORK – Defending champion Serena Williams advanced to the U.S. Open semifinals, setting up a showdown against Kim Clijsters. The No. 2-seeded Williams beat No. 10 Flavia Pennetta, of Italy, 6-4, 6-3 tonight to improve to 23-1 in Grand Slam singles matches this season. Williams has won thr...

09/08/09 - 8:42pm

Students: Speech should have been shown

As schools across America tuned in to watch President Obama’s address to America’s youth, many Richmond and Columbia county schools chose to keep their televisions off and their textbooks open.

01/08/10 - 3:59pm

Ex-Jacket to debut in majors

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who pitched for the Augusta GreenJackets last season, will make his major league debut tonight when he starts for the San Francisco Giants against the San Diego Padres. The Giants scratched Tim Lincecum from his scheduled start because of inflammation in the lower lef...

09/08/09 - 8:11pm

Construction to close I-20 ramp

A Columbia County Interstate 20 ramp will be intermittently closed for construction work, beginning tonight.

09/08/09 - 5:47pm

Tennis: Murray knocked out at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – That upward-pointing arrow defining Andy Murray’s career flattened out dramatically Tuesday. The British star, who had ascended to a No. 2 ranking, was ousted from the U.S. Open by No. 16 Marin Cilic, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 – a lopsided result as surprising for its score as they pl...

09/08/09 - 6:37pm

Two accused of receiving stolen goods

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men accused of possessing a stolen trailer and camper.

09/08/09 - 8:40pm

Georgia being hit hard by flu

Georgia continues to be among the states hardest hit by the ongoing flu pandemic even as public health officials urge otherwise healthy children and adults to forgo anti-viral treatment as a means of extending the supply to those most at risk from complications and to prevent cultivating resistance to the drugs.

09/08/09 - 4:15pm

Lawyer faces bribery charges

Retired lawyer David Fry was arrested around 1 p.m. today on two counts of bribery, Sheriff Ronnie Strength has confirmed. The lawyer's name came up last week as the Augusta Commission was questioned by sheriff’s investigators and the FBI about possible bribe attempts involving the propose...

01/21/10 - 12:42am
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