ATLANTA — On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.
Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Monday and giving a last-place team a reason to celebrate.
It was all the more unusual in that Hamels (8-6) left the game with his bid intact after six innings. He seemed fine with the decision, too, having already thrown 108 pitches at a hot afternoon at Turner Field.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say the first shooting happened Friday night. They say 21-year-old Devonte Mumford was found shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of a sports bar on Skidaway Road.
WELLFORD, S.C. — Authorities say the owner of a strip club in Spartanburg County has been charged with prostitution after dancers offered to perform sex acts for money on undercover officers.
Welford Police Chief Jeff Bowers told local media outlets that the dancers told the undercover officers that part of the money they paid would also go to the owner of Teazers Entertainment, 51-year-old Timothy Treadwell.
Police say they also are seeking arrest warrants against the dancers.
Two Augusta commissioners are seeking an opinion from the office of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on the city’s disbursement of sales tax proceeds to non-profit entities.
The previous and proposed expense of special-purpose, local option sales taxes on construction projects by nonprofit organizations such as Paine College, Symphony Orchestra Augusta and Augusta Mini Theater was among issues raised by voters and activists who rejected the city’s SPLOST 7 referendum May 20.
A North Augusta woman has been charged in connection with the shooting death of her 63-year-old husband.
Deborah Morris was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for allegedly killing Stephen Morris at the family home in the 600 block of Woodlawn Avenue.
North Augusta officers responded to an emergency call Monday before noon and found Morris on the floor with a single gunshot wound to the head.
The Aiken County Coroner’s Office responded and pronounced Morris dead at the scene.
September is going to be an almost $9 million month for visitor spending.
The combination of cyber network discussions, triathletes competing and a downtown international festival will generate $8.97 million in direct visitor spending this month, reported the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council.
An Augusta restaurant owner is short about $3,000 after one of his employees played lottery tickets without paying, a police report states.
Randy Sconyers, who owns Roadrunner Cafe at 2821 Washington Road, told police Sunday that a 32-year-old male employee working the night before was caught on surveillance playing the Keno! lottery game without putting money back into the register, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.