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Martin claims pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Mark Martin won the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway for a race that will be critical to his Chase for the championship chances. Martin turned a lap at 124.484 mph to win his fifth pole of the season and sweep the top starting spot at Bristol this season. He beat Greg Biffle, wh...

08/21/09 - 6:54pm

Stafford to start exhibition game

Detroit coach Jim Schwartz says quarterback Matthew Stafford will start the Lions' exhibition game at Cleveland. Schwartz says Stafford likely will play into the second quarter of Saturday night's game, followed by Daunte Culpepper and Drew Stanton. Culpepper started last weekend's exh...

08/21/09 - 6:36pm

Tonight's high school football scores

Visit the Chronicle's high school page for the latest scores and updates from tonight's high school football games, which include Grovetown's first game in school history at Buford and Aiken's season opener against Berkmar. Check back Saturday morning ...

08/21/09 - 7:05pm

MOX: Old plant has new mission

Savannah River Site's past missions helped build nuclear bombs. Its future includes a role in disposing of their lethal legacy. America made a nonproliferation commitment to the world -- and part of that promise will be fulfilled at the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or "MOX" plant at S...

08/21/09 - 5:38pm

Morris gets extension for interest payment

Augusta-based Morris Publishing Group announced today that it has obtained an extension until Aug. 28 to make two semiannual debt interest payments of $9.7 million that were originally due Feb. 1 and Aug. 3. Holders of more than 80 percent of the outstanding amount of the notes have agreed to exten...

08/21/09 - 5:26pm

Recent inspection scores for Columbia County restaurants

Eating out this weekend? Here are recent health department inspection scores for restaurants in Columbia County.

08/21/09 - 9:11pm

Family avoids foreclosure linked to former football star Marshall

Property that has been handed down through several generations of a local family was saved from foreclosure today. Attorney Todd Boudreaux said U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Susan Barrett denied a request from Augusta First Bank & Trust to foreclose on a 60-acre site owned by 16 to 17 heirs of th...

01/14/10 - 11:37pm

Blackville man arrested on murder charge

Police have arrested a 21-year-old Blackville man following a shooting in which one man died and another was sent to the hospital....

08/21/09 - 2:40pm

SC gov didn't disclose flights

Gov. Mark Sanford took dozens of flights on private planes that he didn't report.

08/21/09 - 3:47pm

Federal authorities say they have dismantled Atlanta gang cells

ATLANTA — Federal authorities say they have dismantled cells of two major Mexican drug trafficking organizations that have plagued metro Atlanta for years. U.S. Attorney David Nahmias said today that a grand jury indicted 18 people involved in the two separate gangs with charges ranging from c...

08/21/09 - 1:29pm
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