The USRowing Masters National Head Race Championship will be held Nov. 9 on the Savannah River in Augusta.
In its third year, the event is expected to draw hundreds of masters competitors in sweep and sculling competition. The race runs 5,000 meters from Hammond’s Ferry to just past the Boathouse on the river.
The Augusta Rowing Club and Augusta Sports Council will play host to the event. The championship is run by USRowing, a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the country.
The Augusta Exchange Club awarded more than $140,000 to 40 local nonprofit organizations Thursday. The money came from the 2013 Georgia-Carolina State Fair and the Augusta Charity Classic golf tournament.
“This is the day we pass out the fruits of our labors,” said the exchange club’s past president, Tat Thompson.
Augusta’s devastating ice storm underscored the importance of charitable organizations that help the community not only during disasters but year-round, Thompson said.
CANTON, Ga. — A Georgia man is facing charges in a crash that killed his newlywed wife as they were driving back from their wedding reception.
Lt. Jay Baker says Georgia State Patrol has charged 28-year-old Ryan Quinton with driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane in the Dec. 29 crash that killed 25-year-old Kali Dobson. Baker says Quinton was released from the Cherokee County jail on $25,000 bond on Wednesday night.
COLUMBIA — The shooting of a 70-year-old North Carolina man reaching for his cane by a York County deputy was the ninth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year.
That puts the state at a pace of more than one person shot by an officer each week. The State Law Enforcement Division says officer-involved shootings are on the rise in South Carolina, with 42 reported in 2013, up from 27 people shot by officers in 2009.