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1 injured in Beech Island shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:32pm

One person was hospitalized early Saturday after a shooting in Beech Island, deputies say.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office was called to Bell Drive about 3 a.m., Sgt. Jason Feemster said Sunday.

The victim, who has not been identified, was found with a gunshot wound to the back. The severity of the injury wasn’t immediately known.

 

Pardon Our Mess: Cross-walk pole knocked over at corner of Thirteenth and Reynolds streets

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:18pm

WHERE: Corner of 13th and Reynolds streets

WHAT: A crosswalk pole has been knocked over, leaving pedestrians unsure of when it’s safe to cross 13th Street. Wires are exposed at the base.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta Traffic Engineering Department

ACTION PROMISED: Traffic Engi­neering manager Mike Edwards said he’s been in talks with the Georgia Department of Trans­por­tation with the hopes of finding a resolution. He did not provide a timetable.

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Jimmy Walker sets mark in nine-shot win

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:46pm

 

HONOLULU — At least Jimmy Walker is leaving Hawaii with one trophy.

Six days after losing a tournament on Maui he felt he should have won, Walker turned in a command performance Sunday on Oahu. He blew away the field with 7-under-par 63 to win the Sony Open for the second consecutive year.

His fourth career victory was the most impressive of all. On a course that lends itself to a free-for-all, Walker shot 62-63 on the weekend and set a tournament record with a nine-shot victory. The previous record was seven shots, last set in 2000 by Paul Azinger.

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