Hector Olivera hitless in Braves debut

ATLANTA - In what is shaping up as their worst season since 1990, the Atlanta Braves at least have a little something to be excited about in the final month of the season.

Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas confident he can lead inexperienced group

ATLANTA- Justin Thomas has a bunch of new guys around him heading into tonight's opener. Georgia Tech doesn't seem the least bit worried.

Republican candidate Rick Perry invokes Alamo in Aiken appearance

...defections, lagging poll numbers and financial shortfalls, the former Texas governor showed he has plenty of fight left Friday at Newberry Hall in front of a modest gathering of Aiken County Republicans. He moved person to person with a fist-clinched determination...

Georgia Tech taking same approach despite high expectations

ATLANTA - So much for being the scrappy underdog with the throwback running game. At Georgia Tech, the expectations these days are much higher.

Jimmy Carter's decision to boycott 1980 Moscow Olympics remains controversial

ATLANTA - Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.

Florida man, 86, drowns in SC lake

...86-year-old Florida man has drowned in an Anderson County lake.Multiple media outlets reported Pablo Lopez Garcia, of Newberry, Florida, died Tuesday afternoon.Deputy Coroner Don McCown says Garcia was swimming in Lake Secession with a pool noodle...

Perry brings presidential campaign to Aiken Friday

...September and October, respectively.Perry will speak at the Aiken County Republican Party's luncheon at 1 p.m. downtown in Newberry Hall. Doors open at Noon.According to Associated Press reports, Perry's campaign has faced a number of challenges in...

Ramblin' Rhodes: It's a busy time for playwright, actor and musician Cook

...at 3 p.m. Sept. 13, at Aiken Commuity Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW.Tickets are available for $20 by calling (803...Aug. 29, at the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW in Aiken. Tickets are $8 for the matinee show and...

Fading Braves feeling the effects of looking to the future

ATLANTA - This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse.

Atlanta Falcons owner signs contract to name new stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.