Palace Malice will race again in 2015.
Dogwood Stable’s prized colt, who won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, has been cleared for competition after an examination found him to be fully recovered from a bone bruise.
“The X-rays and ultrasounds taken in Kentucky on Thursday morning are as good as we hoped they would be, and Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Robert Copelan pronounced him completely sound,” Cot Campbell, Dogwood president, said in a release issued Friday.
St. John United Methodist Church is presenting a free concert Sunday afternoon open to the public.
The performance, featuring the Vega Quartet with pianist William Ransom, begins at 3 p.m.
The church, 736 Greene St., will provide a nursery, while an offering will take place for the Maxwell Theatre Project.
For more information, call (706) 724-9641.
An Augusta woman is facing numerous charges after flipping her car Wednesday morning on Walton Way.
Keshia Lavscaitte Hicks, 39, has been charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, DUI with a passenger under 14 years of age, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving, according to Richmond County jail records.
The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on the 3000 block of Walton Way when Hicks was headed to the Academy of Richmond County to drop off a student, according to Sgt. Danny Whitehead.
ANDERSON, S.C. — A second man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for helping dispose of bodies found in Lake Hartwell.
Local media outlets report that Shaine David Fischer was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of accessory after the fact to murder.
ATLANTA — Emory University officials say dozens of students have been stricken by gastrointestinal illnesses in recent days.
School officials said that as of Thursday night, 74 students had been treated on campus and at the Emory University Hospital emergency department.
In a strange wilderness once inhabited by people, research scientists from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory are tracking gray wolves that have taken over land contaminated by the world’s most catastrophic nuclear disaster.
The 30-kilometer zone surrounding the former Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine is the only area in the world to analyze the effects of radiation exposure on free-ranging wildlife, said SREL ecologist Jim Beasley. Very little is known about radiation’s long-term effects on animals, he said.
It is deja vu for Trinity Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Augusta.
For the third year in a row, Trinity was a named Top Performer by the hospital accrediting body The Joint Commission, while Doctors’ earned the honor for the fourth consecutive year, something only 147 hospitals have done.
The Richmond County Coroner’s Office released the autopsy results of two men who were shot dead in a drug deal that went bad Monday night, police said.
According to a statement from the office, 21-year-old Ian Roberts, of Hephzibah, died of a gunshot wound to the head. He was found after Richmond County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at Ethan Way and Matthew Court in Walton Farms subdivision about 8:15 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene.
When Renee Dean’s phone rang early Thursday, she knew something was wrong.
It was her husband, former Columbia County Commissioner Scott Dean, telling her that his writ of habeas corpus was denied by a south Georgia judge.
“He was devastated,” Renee Dean said, adding that his whole family is, too.
The writ, filed on his behalf, alleges that he’s an innocent man being held in prison illegally and places the burden of proof on the state to justify his detention.
A 52-year-old Augusta man who hit his sister in the head with a shovel pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated assault.
Billy Ray Hendrix also pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to a charge of third-degree cruelty to children for assaulting his sister in front of a child. Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced Hendrix, who is serving out a year’s imprisonment for an unrelated domestic violence battery case, to 10 years on probation.
COLUMBIA — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is formally appealing a judge’s ruling that tossed out the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
Wilson on Thursday filed a notice he would be appealing to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. He has called the ruling no surprise and that he is obligated to defend state laws.