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Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:39pm

 

NEW YORK — A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her standards.

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Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints in OT

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 4:38pm

 

ATLANTA — Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.

This was probably his best one yet.

Throwing for a franchise-record 448 yards and showing some rarely used mobility to keep plays going, Ryan led the Falcons to a 37-34 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints in another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday.

Matt Bryant kicked a tying 51-yard field goal on the final play of regulation and won the season opener with a 52-yarder after the Saints fumbled the ball away on the second play of overtime.

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Atlanta Hawks owner admits racial statement, selling his interest in team

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 1:08pm

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt “to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide.”

Levenson said he regrets the email sent to the team’s co-owners and general manager Danny Ferry two years ago as “inappropriate and offensive.” In a statement released by the team, Levenson said he sent the email due to his concerns about low attendance and a need to attract suburban whites.

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Fire takes historic Georgia house

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:54pm

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The last remaining Chattahoochee riverfront mansion between Columbus and the Gulf of Mexico, was destroyed Sunday morning in a fire that took more than 40 firefighters to bring under control, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports..

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Augusta teen assaulted at Jennings Place

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:10pm

An Augusta teen was assaulted while walking in the Jennings Place apartment complex late Friday, deputies say.

Mark Williams, 19, told police Saturday that he was attacked by four unknown black males near Olive Road about 9 p.m. Friday, a Richmond County sheriff’s report says.

Williams said he was asked by the men where he was from and when he didn’t answer, they chased him. Williams said he was punched, kicked and hit at least once in the face with a baseball bat. He didn’t remember exactly where the assault happened.

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2 accused of firing assault rifle at home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:05pm

Two Augusta men were arrested Friday after police say they fired several shots from an AR-15 while at a Danville Road home.

Mazcio Bernard Owens, 35, and Billy Joseph Laws, 23, are charged with misdemeanor discharging a firearm on or near a public highway and are being held on $9,000 bonds, according to jail records.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called about the gunshots about 10:15 p.m., according to an incident report.

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1977 double homicide still baffles Aiken County authorities

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:03pm

A barking dog could have been a hero the night Grover Cleveland Sailors and his wife, Gwendolyn, were slain in their Aiken County home. But neighbors heard nothing from the couple’s German shepherd.

It was Nov. 9, 1977, and a thick fog shrouded Tamarack Drive, which sits adjacent to Interstate 20 in Aiken County. G.C. Sailors was dressed in his work clothes ready for his friend to stop by and take him to Savannah River Plant, where he worked as a welder, according to Augusta Chronicle archives.

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Ovarian cancer struggles for awareness

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 8:02pm

 

Jane M. Flanders thought her bloating might be due to stress at work. Dare Meadows thought her fatigue and weight gain was just menopause. But both had ovarian cancer, and it was the last thing they would have thought about.

That, the two survivors say, is the problem with ovarian cancer and something they would like to change.

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