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Meteorite hunters in town, seek both witnesses and fallen objects

An Atlanta meteorite hunter was in Augusta on Friday searching for remnants of a meteorite believed to have caused an early morning sonic boom and fireball sighting on March 20. Atlanta businessman Dave Gheesling, who claims the largest meteorite collection in the Southeast, said he believes there ...

01/19/10 - 12:58am

Taylor near lead at Bay Hill

Vaughn Taylor, thanks to an ace on the par-3 7th hole, has vaulted into contention today at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Taylor, a former Augusta State golfer, shot 2-under-par 68 at Bay Hill and is currently two shots off the lead. Taylor needs a victory this week or next week at the Shell Hou...

03/27/09 - 12:02pm

Boy Scout Road reopened

A portion of Boy Scout Road between Skinner Mill Road and Washington Road has reopened after crews repaired a downed powerline, authorities said this afternoon. Someone struck the powerline early this morning with their vehicle, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s dispatcher. At least 67...

03/27/09 - 11:28am

Coroner has beating death details

A Columbia County woman injured in a Wednesday attack at her home died from head injuries, the state crime lab determined today. Investigators confirmed that Laverne Parsons, 41, died of blunt force head trauma, Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison said. Police say it appears Mrs. Pars...

03/27/09 - 9:06pm

SC unemployment reaches 11 percent for February

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's unemployment rate increased to 11 percent in February.

03/27/09 - 9:04am

Community support comes through for family of victim

A family friend of Laverne Par­sons said community support has been overwhelming in helping the slain woman’s husband and son cope with her death. Mrs. Parsons, 41, of Grovetown, was severely beaten after apparently walking in on a burglary at her home in the Orchard Hill subdivision Wedne...

01/08/10 - 12:58pm

Woman shot in leg outside Highland Avenue business

Woman shot in leg outside Highland Avenue business

03/26/09 - 9:58pm

ASU loses in semifinals

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Augusta State's season is over. The Jaguars lost to Cal Poly Pomona, 74-70, on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Division II basketball tournament. No. 4 Augusta State finished the season at 31-4. Unranked Cal Poly Pomona improved to 25-7 and will play in the champio...

03/26/09 - 8:09pm

Two teens arrested in shooting of Hephzibah Middle School pupil

Two teens are arrested in shooting of Hephzibah Middle School student today.

03/26/09 - 9:11pm

Beating victim dies; police now pursuing case as a homicide

A Columbia County woman severely beaten during a Wednesday home invasion died this afternoon.

03/26/09 - 9:10pm

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