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Health precautions shape 45th Palmetto Amateur

AIKEN — With strict health guidelines in place, the stage is set for the 45th Palmetto Amateur.The tournament begins Wednesday, July 8 at Palmetto Golf Club and endsgoes through Saturday. There will be a cut upon completion of the third round on Friday, leaving the low 36 for the final round.Tournament Co-Chairman Brad Crain said Palmetto worked closely with last week’s The Rice Planters Amateur… → Read More

GreenJackets won’t play as 2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled

There will be no Augusta GreenJackets baseball at SRP Park this season.The 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been officially canceled, the league announced late Tuesday afternoon. The announcement came after MLB informed the league it would not be providing players to its affiliates."These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history… → Read More

Ceremony honoring Jim Dent to be held Saturday at ’The Patch’

Jim Dent’s name will forever be tied to Augusta.Now, it will also be the first thing visitors see when they pull into Augusta Municipal Golf Course. → Read More

Augusta GreenJackets file lawsuit against insurance provider

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- The Augusta GreenJackets is one of 15 Minor League Baseball teams that’s part of a federal lawsuit against insurance → Read More

Ayers tells story of inaugural Westside football team

Fifty years ago, Westside High School football was born in a cow pasture.One of the players from the inaugural season wants to make sure his team’s story doesn’t get lost in the weeds.Rick Ayers was a defensive back on the 1970 team. He recently wrote a letter detailing his experiences during the early days of the program and hopes to share it with his former teammates at a reunion or dedication… → Read More

Demonstrators protest racial injustice in Aiken, North Augusta

A day after Juneteenth, two Augusta-area gatherings took place to combat racial injustice. Several hundred protesters gathered in downtown Aiken on Saturday for a march recognizing Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter movement. Later that evening, a march was held in North Augusta to protest a monument some consider racially insensitive.in Aiken, participants met in the parking lot of the… → Read More

Augusta-area athletes honored in virtual Best of Preps event

Thursday was a night for local student athletes.Athletes from across the area were recognized for outstanding individual and team performances in fall and → Read More

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office holds gun, ammo take back

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was able to help take nearly two dozen boxes of bullets off the street Saturday. The department allowed residents to bring unwanted guns and ammo for disposal outside the old law enforcement center.The ammunition brought in ranged from .22-caliber rimfire bullets to high-powered rifle cartridges. For gun enthusiasts, the highlight of the morning was a box of… → Read More

Greenbrier basketball court to be named in honor of longtime hoops coach

Greenbrier basketball court to be named in honor of longtime hoops coachA familiar, beloved name is set to grace a basketball court in Columbia County → Read More

Peace, coming together was message for Saturday protest in downtown Augusta

Augusta protesters continue to emphasize peaceful demonstrations as a roadmap to change. Saturday was no different. And Ahmaud Arbery’s mother spoke at the end of the march to say the only way to create change is by coming together."Thank you, Augusta, for standing with us. I’m at a loss for words right now, because it really means so much to see everyone that took the time out of their busy… → Read More

College coaches get creative in new era of recruiting

As the Augusta University men’s basketball team checked into its hotel for the Southeast Regional of the NCAA Division II Tournament in March, they → Read More

Columbia County nursing home holds parade for residents

While Georgia continues to open, many residents are still under shelter-in-place orders. One nursing home in Columbia County, The Claiborne at West Lake, → Read More

Augusta demonstrators march to protest racial injustice

"No justice, no peace," was the chant as demonstrators walked down Wrightsboro Road on Saturday.The walk was organized by the CSRA Street Justice Council in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis on Monday. The 2.5 mile march began and ended at the former Kroger across from Augusta Mall, heading eastbound past North Leg before looping back.… → Read More

Augusta demonstrators promote peace over violence in marches for racial justice

"No justice, no peace," was the chant as demonstrators walked down Wrightsboro Road on Saturday and down Washington Road Sunday.The marches → Read More

Augusta demonstrators march to protest racial injustice

“No justice, no peace,” was the chant as demonstrators walked down Wrightsboro Road on Saturday.The walk was organized by the CSRA Street Justice Council in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis on Monday. The 2.5 mile march began and ended at the former Kroger across from Augusta Mall, heading eastbound past North Leg before looping back.… → Read More

Augustans march in protest of Floyd killing

Approximately 150 demonstrators protested the killing of George Floyd during a march in Augusta on Saturday afternoon.Up to 150 people marched down → Read More

North Augusta family navigates coronavirus crisis en route to helping others

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Frontline workers come in many different shapes and forms.While doctors and nurses generally come to mind, another set of dedicated individuals is tasked with protecting those medical professionals and their work spaces.Tennille Williams and her husband, Brian, own Briten Janitorial in North Augusta. While they’re known simply as janitors, that title may take deeper meaning from… → Read More

Pinetucky Pullits prepare for state championship

In an abbreviated year for spring sports, one state championship is still on schedule.The Pinetucky Pullits are set to compete in the 2020 Scholastic Clay → Read More

Augusta-area businesses use pandemic as roadmap for future

Six months ago, Tracy Hooks never envisioned herself selling products on Facebook Live. Now, it could be a big part of her business going forward.Hooks, → Read More

Registration open for USC Aiken golf tournament

Much like another area golf tournament, a previously postponed USC Aiken tradition is set to go on in November.USC Aiken’s 15th annual Scramble for Scholarships Golf Classic was previously scheduled for early March.The tournament is now scheduled to take place Monday, Nov. 2 at the Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward student scholarships."We hope USC… → Read More