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Future college football coaches' voting to be confidential

Beginning in 2010, ballots in the final regular-season USA Today coaches’ college football poll will be kept confidential – one of a handful of changes on tap for the poll that helps decide who plays in the BCS national championship game. The American Football Coaches Association had aske...

05/27/09 - 4:11pm

Warrants issued in kidnapping

Columbia County authorities issued arrest warrants today for a Delaware couple in connection with a May 11 kidnapping in Evans. Armed robbery and kidnapping warrants were issued for Eric Gootee, 28, of Seaford, Del., and Chelsey Kibler, 21, of Laurel, Del., according to Columbia County sheriff’...

05/27/09 - 3:54pm

Residents advised to boil water

An advisory to boil water has been issued for parts of New Ellenton and Aiken. Harold Craig, of the New Ellenton Commission of Public Works, said today that the advisory was issued Tuesday night and will stay in effect for at least 48 hours for South Boundary Avenue at South Carolina Highway 19 sou...

05/27/09 - 3:05pm

ASU's Wilkerson earns another award

Augusta State junior outfielder Shannon Wilkerson was named today the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Southeast Region Player of the Year. USC Aiken junior designated hitter Travis Howard was named to the region's first team. Pacer seniors Kan Raborn (first baseman) and Cody Mc...

01/07/10 - 3:32pm

Augusta Disc Golf Association to hold membership drive

The Augusta Disc Golf Association is holding its 2009 membership drive at 7 p.m., June 10 at Nacho Mama's. Cost is $20 and includes a disc with club logo as well as discounts on club tournaments and extra club discs....

05/27/09 - 2:41pm

Missing Martinez man found

A 73-year-old Martinez man who had gone missing Sunday has been found. According to Richmond County Investigator Paul Evans, Sung Hwan Lee was discovered safe in Myrtle Beach, S.C., by his family late Tuesday night. Mr. Lee was last seen by his family when he left to go fishing at noon Sunday....

05/27/09 - 2:01pm

Federal government won't mediate 3-state water fight

ATLANTA - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the federal government won't try to broker a solution to a bitter three-state battle over water rights, but he urged Georgia, Alabama and Florida to seek a compromise outside of the courtroom. "At the end of the day, the three states have ...

05/27/09 - 1:47pm

Bond posted for Martinez man charged with enticing minor

A federal magistrate judge granted a $25,000 bond today to a Martinez man facing a charge of attempting to entice a child. The bond was posted later this afternoon. Michael Adam, 50, is accused of carrying on an extended and lurid online relationship with a person he thought to be a 13-year-girl, w...

05/27/09 - 5:39pm

Cuts affect regional state parks

A series of steep budget cuts announced today for Georgia state parks and historic sites will affect several popular areas in the east Georgia region that includes Augusta. Kim Hatcher, a spokeswoman for the state’s Parks & Historic Sites Division, said the reorganization will eliminate 12...

05/27/09 - 4:50pm

Edmund Burke to resume baseball semifinals today

Edmund Burke will resume its baseball semifinal series at 1:30 p.m. today at Tiftarea. Tuesday's doubleheader was postponed because of inclement weather. The Spartans trail 8-0 in the sixth inning of Game 1. Game 2 will follow. If the teams split, Game 3 will be held Thursday. The Edmund Burk...

05/27/09 - 1:27pm
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