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Derby winner the 2-1 choice

NEW YORK – Mine That Bird is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, when Calvin Borel will attempt to become the first jockey to win all three Triple Crown races with different horses. Borel rode Mine That Bird to victory in the Kentucky Derby, then won the Preakness...

06/03/09 - 6:07pm

Russian ends Serena's win streak

PARIS – One shot by Serena Williams sent Svetlana Kuznetsova to the court in a messy spill that left her covered with clay. The Russian was down but not out. Showing newfound resilience, she squandered a big lead in the second set today but ended Williams' 18-match Grand Slam winning strea...

06/03/09 - 6:06pm

Edgefield County burglary suspect caught, charged

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man this afternoon on burglary charges, according to Cpl. Robbie Harter with the Sheriff’s Office. Robert Anthony Webber was arrested after officers chased him from the scene of a burglary at Republican and Martintown roads. Officers respo...

06/03/09 - 5:11pm

Counties on list for EPA money

Augusta and Columbia County will have opportunities to compete for portions of $54,775,000 in federal economic stimulus money awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to Georgia's Environmental Facilities Authority. The money provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment A...

06/03/09 - 4:52pm

Guilty verdict in shaken baby death

A man accused of killing a 2-month-old was found guilty of murder this afternoon in Richmond County Superior Court. The jury unanimously found Shaun Perdue guilty of malice and felony murder. Judge Carl Brown sentenced Mr. Perdue to a life sentence for both charges for allegedly shaking to death h...

06/03/09 - 5:32pm

Newspaper box thieves sought

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating several thefts of newspaper boxes. On May 5 at 12:25 a.m. one of the thefts was captured by a surveillance camera. The video shows what appears to be two white males in a four-door, white Buick Century stealing a paper box located at a store on U.S...

05/29/10 - 12:53am

Aiken holdup suspect in custody

The Aiken Department of Public Safety says a suspect is in custody in an armed robbery last month at the Econo Lodge. Sherone Nealous has been arrested by the Houston County Sheriff's Office in middle Georgia, according to a press release. Mr. Nealous is wanted in the armed robbery that occurr...

06/03/09 - 4:38pm

Golf Hall board will meet Friday on gardens cleanup request

The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame’s board of directors will hold a meeting Friday morning via conference call to vote on whether to give Anthony Esposito and other volunteers access to the Reynolds Street Golf and Gardens this weekend. Mr. Esposito, founder and organizer of Growing Augusta the Gre...

01/12/10 - 4:33pm

'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 - 3:05pm

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 - 10:08pm
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