Norman Arts School To Host Tournament

March 31, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (RedWolfe Press Release)

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts with the sponsorship of the Knox Foundation, will host a golf tournament Tuesday, May 13 at the Belle Meade Country Club, Thomson, GA. Jessye Norman, Augusta native and internationally known opera star will join the golfers for the luncheon that precedes the golf tournament.

The tournament is not only an opportunity to have lunch with the renowned Jessye Norman, but provides an opportunity to raise funds for the school. The school is an after-school program designed to develop and nurture the artistic and creative talents of inner city middle school students in the community.

Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. and the Shotgun Start will begin at 1:00 p.m. Golfers, sponsorships, donations, and prizes are welcome. Tournament fee for a foursome is $300; single entry fee is $75 in advance and $80 on-site.

First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded to the winner. Other prizes and raffles will be available. For further information, call Carolyn Dolen at 706.737.4322.


Welcome Home Ceremony For ASU Boys

March 30, 2008

team12.jpgteam11.jpgteam10.jpgteam9.jpgteam8.jpgteam7.jpgteam6.jpgteam5.jpgteam4.jpgteam3.jpgteam2.jpgteam1.jpgWNRR Augusta – Newsradio1230 joined dozens of proud parents, fans, and students to welcome home the Augusta State University Boys Basketball Team Sunday. The team traveled in the early morning hours from Springfield Mass. The players were greeted at the Forest Hills Golf Clubhouse off Wrightsboro road. The visibly tired team enjoyed a full lunch buffet and remarks from the university President and coaching staff.

Fans: ‘We Are Proud Of ASU!’

March 29, 2008

WNRR Augusta – ASU Boys slip in the Division 2 NCAA championship game Saturday, losing to Winona 87-76. For Augusta State University, this was a school first, advancing all the way to the finals. The Jags were up 16 points at halftime, but could not hold the lead in the end.

Students, alumni, and neighbors gathered in the Augusta State student center on campus, to watch the game on a large screen.

ASU is planning a welcome home ceremony Sunday morning, when the team returns from Springfield. For more coverage, tune in to AM 1230 and


Aiken Authorities Raid Warrenville Home

March 28, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (ASCO News Release)

ACSO Seizes Drugs, Guns and Money From Warrenville Home

Aiken, SC., March 28 – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, this morning arrested a Warrenville man and seized seven pounds of marijuana, 12 pistols, rifles and shotguns and more than $5000 from his home.

Christopher M. Coulthard, 25, 140 Sugar Cane Court , Warrenville , South Carolina , is charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Distribution of Marijuana.

After making several undercover buys over the past six months, investigators and agents about 8:00 a.m. served a search warrant at the Warrenville home. They found the drugs, money and guns throughout the house and garage. ACSO also seized an automobile and two all-terrain vehicles.

The subject is being held at the Richland County Detention Center .

Judge Danny Craig: “My Job Is Rewarding”

March 28, 2008

WNRR Augusta – Richmond County Superior Court Judge Danny Craig appeared on People and Issues with Helen Friday, talking about his new office, and discussing Augusta society as a whole. “It’s busy, just as much as the (District Attorney’s) office, but in a more relaxed way”, remarked Judge Craig while discussing the differences of his new position.  “There’s plenty to do, and it is very challenging…but it is also very rewarding” Judge Craig adds.

Judge Craig took the time to discuss his education initiatives in the community- an effort to make the public more familiar with the law and the consequences of bad decisions. When asked about the reason for his numerous years of public service in Augusta, Judge Craig commented: “When you see people who were powerless in their situation, and through your efforts, they now have power and resolution, that feeling is very addictive.”

People and Issues with Helen airs weekdays from noon – 3:00pm on WNRR AM 1230.

Breaking: Coliseum Authority Reform Passes House

March 28, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (State Press Release)

Augusta-Richmond County Compromise Coliseum Authority Bill Passes House

The Augusta-Richmond County Compromise Coliseum Authority Bill, sponsored by Rep. Henry “Wayne” Howard (D-Augusta), passed the House this morning by a vote of 130 – 6 without amendments.  It now goes to the Senate. 

This local legislation was introduced in order to restructure the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority’s Board of Directors. 



ASU WINS 56-50!!

March 27, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (With Sources from Listeners and The Augusta Chronicle)

The Augusta State Jaguars have WON in the final 4 round game Thursday night – ASU 56 and Alaska-Anchorage 50. This victory makes a school record as they now progress to the finals!! Go ASU!!