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Jordan Spieth beats Patrick Reed, Sean O'Hair in playoff

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:22pm

 

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Some of the best short-game shots Jordan Spieth has hit in his young career have been on the final two holes on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook.

Two years ago, it paved the way for him to get his PGA Tour card as a teenager.

He came full circle Sun­day by making two improbable par saves to get into a playoff, and then winning the Valspar Championship on the third extra hole by making a 30-foot birdie putt to beat Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair.

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Pardon Our Mess: Fallen tree blocks fairway on North Augusta disc golf course

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:21pm

WHERE: The No. 6 fairway at the Riverview Park Disc Golf Course in North Augusta

WHAT: A fallen tree near the construction site of a new raw water reservoir blocks the fairway and a path leading to the next hole.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: The North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department

ACTION PROMISED: Department Director Rick Meyer said he will send a crew to examine the site today to determine a plan of action.

Kentucky leads the way with top spot in March Madness

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:20pm

 

Kentucky’s chasing history, trying to become the first undefeated champion in March Madness since Indiana in 1976.

The Wildcats are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Midwest Region, in search of six more wins for a perfect season.

The other No. 1 seeds are Villanova in the East, Duke in the South and Wisconsin in the West. The Badgers (31-3) secured the first top seed in program history after overcoming an 11-point deficit Sunday against Michigan State to win 80-69 in overtime.

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Harvick makes it four wins in a row at Phoenix

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:04pm

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick is redefining dominance at NASCAR’s highest level.

The defending NASCAR champion won his fourth consecutive race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday with yet another rout of the field. His 42 other competitors knew this was Harvick’s race to win, and he made it look easy.

Harvick has won five of the past six races at Phoenix and a record seven overall.

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Sister wants answers in fatal 2012 hit-and-run

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 5:23pm

 

As each year passes, Glennis Davis feels the death of her brother continues to be overlooked.

Adrian L. Gardenhire, 53, of Hephzibah, died July 14, 2012, after he was hit by a vehicle while walking in the 4300 block of Deans Bridge Road.

The vehicle left the scene, and a suspect has yet to be found.

“All I want is closure,” Davis said. “I want answers and I feel like I’m the only one who’s been looking for them. It’s frustrating because I know this wasn’t a normal hit-and-run.”

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Buster Boshears Jr. will be third member of aviation family inducted into hall of fame

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 3:48pm

The third member of the Boshears family – early champions of aviation in Augusta – will be inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in April.

Willis M. “Buster” Boshears Jr. was selected for the hall of fame at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. He will be inducted on April 18, joining his father, Willis “Buster” Boshears, and uncle, Forrest E. Boshears who were installed in 2000.

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Man, 20, charged in Ferguson cop shootings

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 3:04pm

CLAYTON, Mo. — Authorities say a 20-year-old man who had been out at Thursday’s protest is charged in the shootings of two St. Louis area officers.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, among other things.

McCulloch also said Williams told police he fired the shots at someone other than the police officers.

He said Williams used a 40mm handgun, which matches the shell casings at the scene.

Williams is being held at St. Louis County Jail.

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Area libraries adjust to growing digital demand

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:05pm

 

Sometimes the nearest library is one that fits in the palm of your hand.

At least that’s what Rus­sell Liner discovered while passing time at the doctor’s office recently.

Bored with the magazine selection, Liner, the assistant director for public services at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library system, booted up his phone and accessed Georgia Download Des­ti­nation, a subscription-based digital service available to readers free of charge.

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Georgia Regents' season ends with loss to Mount Olive in first round of Division II Tournament

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:58pm

 

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Georgia Regents ended its season Saturday night in the Volunteer State.

Keshun Sherrill scored a game-high 28 points, but the Jaguars fell short against No. 9 Mount Olive, 84-75, in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Mount Olive (29-3) advances to play Southeast Regional host Lincoln Memorial at 7:30 tonight.

In the other regional semifinal, Peach Belt foes Montevallo and UNC Pembroke square off at 5 p.m.

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Man says co-worker put used condom in work gloves, vandalized vehicles

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 9:52pm

A Waynesboro man says a co-worker that he stopped associating with placed a used condom in his work gloves and vandalized vehicles.

The 53-year-old truck driver told Richmond County sheriff’s officers Thursday that he believes the 43-year-old co-worker entered his work truck and placed the condom in his gloves late last month.

The driver said the co-worker is also believed to have defecated in another employee’s work truck, along with vandalizing the personal vehicles of others.

Family seeks prosecution of 2 Georgia inmates in SC slaying

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 9:51pm

More than 12 years ago, Jack Abbott Murray was burned alive, trapped in the trunk of his car.

The men suspected of putting him there – Shannon Devon Patton and Daniel Joseph Newton – have never been prosecuted for murder. Murray’s family believes it long overdue.

On Nov. 18, 2002, Murray’s body was found in the trunk of a burning car off Deep Step Road in Edgefield County. He had been beaten and bound and left to burn to death.

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Woman fired on outside Reese Avenue home

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 9:47pm

Deputies say a 39-year-old Au­gusta woman was shot at while entering her home Friday.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2400 block of Reese Avenue about 4 p.m. The woman said she had just arrived home from work when a silver Chevrolet Impala stopped in front of her home, the incident report said. The car, which had all of its windows rolled down, was occupied by four black males wearing red hooded sweatshirts.

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Opinions differ on war memorial that separates soldiers, sailors and airmen by race

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 9:42pm

GREENWOOD, S.C. — It started as a gesture to help rectify wrongs of the past, to honor men who died for a country that treated them like second-class citizens.

When Greenwood, S.C., Mayor Welborn Adams launched a fundraising campaign last summer to replace segregated bronze plaques on an uptown war memorial, he had no idea his effort would be halted by state law.

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