At 101, weather observer Richard Hendrickson gets service award

...longer than any volunteer observer in the history of the National Weather Service.The Weather Service honored Hendrickson...wrote monthly weather summaries for local newspapers.The National Weather Service's Cooperative Observer Program has...

Braves greats take place in Hall of Fame

...tomahawk chop and chant started among thousands of Atlanta Braves fans as commissioner Bud Selig introduced Bobby Cox at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.Hank Aaron received the longest ovation among 55 returning Hall of Famers introduced...

The Way We Were: 1960s Augusta

...American decade.But not for long. The race riot that would burn parts of downtown and prompt the governor to send in the National Guard and ask James Brown for help was months away. DO YOU REMEMBER?What can you recall from downtown Augusta in...

Plane crashes on Ga. man walking Fla. beach

...to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Officials have not released further information about the victims. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.Family friend Kim Howard described...

Business news

...AMERICANS signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped 1.1 percent to 102...

Hearing on new Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan rules Tuesday in Atlanta

...including an "exploding" tick and mosquito population in some states, said Collin O'Mara, the president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation."Without actions like those that EPA is proposing, we are putting our entire outdoor legacy...

Carolina's top pick Kelvin Benjamin has a bone bruise

...as a precautionary measure.Benjamin was the 28th overall player drafted.He caught 54 passes for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns last year for Florida State, including the winning touchdown against Auburn in the national championship.

Weather service issues SC heat advisory

COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern South Carolina.The weather service says the warning about excessive...

Testimony in South Carolina Episcopal church split winds up

...originally intended to split with the national Episcopal Church as a three-week...parishes that are remaining with the national church, meanwhile, said he was...churches in the diocese split with the national church amid differences over a...

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier says Gamecocks are 'close' to being a title team

...Gamecocks were a long-term project, even if some on the outside of the program saw it was just a quick lay-over for the national championship coach."I didn't plan on being here two or three years and try and get one of those glamour jobs...