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Columbia County Orchestra announces 2014-15 schedule

The Columbia County Orchestra is about to begin its 2014-15 concert season, with a theme of Celebrating Columbia County. The primary venues for the season will include Powell Baptist Church in Harlem and St. Teresa Avila Catholic Church in Grovetown. Other venues for the season will include: East Georgia State College/Augusta, the historic Appling courthouse, and East Georgia State College in Swainsboro.

CONCERT I: Sept. 27, 3 p.m.

“Pops Concert” at Powell Baptist Church, Harlem. Columbia County Youth Orchestra members will also perform with the CCO on this concert.

CONCERT II: Nov. 30, 6 p.m.

Sixth Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-In/Powell Baptist Church, Harlem.

SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFOR-MANCES: Arts in Appling, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appling Courthouse. Music all day featuring CCO chamber ensembles and other area ensembles.

CONCERTS III & IV: Dec. 12, 13, 6:30 & 7:00 p.m. Community Christmas Concerts featuring the orchestra and the choir at St. Teresa Avila Church, Grovetown.

CONCERT V: April 24. Spring 2015 Handel’s Messiah Sing-In featuring walk-in choir/St. Teresa Avila Catholic Church, Grovetown.

CONCERT VI: May 29

Music Mentors Concert/St. Teresa Avila Catholic Church, Grovetown. Featuring area students and Suzuki Strings of Augusta Senior Ensemble performing with Columbia County Orchestra members.

Go to www.columbiacco.org for more directions, details and times for each program. Programs are free.

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Columbia County Orchestra announces 2014-15 schedule

The Columbia County Orchestra is about to begin its 2014-15 concert season, with a theme of Celebrating Columbia County. The primary venues for the season will include Powell Baptist Church in Harlem and St. Teresa Avila Catholic Church in Grovetown. Other venues for the season will include: East Georgia State College/Augusta, the historic Appling courthouse, and East Georgia State College in Swainsboro.

CONCERT I: Sept. 27, 3 p.m.

“Pops Concert” at Powell Baptist Church, Harlem. Columbia County Youth Orchestra members will also perform with the CCO on this concert.

CONCERT II: Nov. 30, 6 p.m.

Sixth Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-In/Powell Baptist Church, Harlem.

SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFOR-MANCES: Arts in Appling, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appling Courthouse. Music all day featuring CCO chamber ensembles and other area ensembles.

CONCERTS III & IV: Dec. 12, 13, 6:30 & 7:00 p.m. Community Christmas Concerts featuring the orchestra and the choir at St. Teresa Avila Church, Grovetown.

CONCERT V: April 24. Spring 2015 Handel’s Messiah Sing-In featuring walk-in choir/St. Teresa Avila Catholic Church, Grovetown.

CONCERT VI: May 29

Music Mentors Concert/St. Teresa Avila Catholic Church, Grovetown. Featuring area students and Suzuki Strings of Augusta Senior Ensemble performing with Columbia County Orchestra members.

Go to www.columbiacco.org for more directions, details and times for each program. Programs are free.

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Property Transfers, Sept. 21, 2014

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611877, $42,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611856, $42,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611887,
$44,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611886, $44,500.

IDK Homes Inc. to William J. Ramsey Jr. and Vickie H. Ramsey, parcel ID 0611840, $229,900.

Sherri Mason to Bryan C. Waller and Aleesha M. Waller, parcel ID 062838, $129,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Kate C. Long, 1989 Kenlock Drive, $158,900.

Riverwood Land LLC to Kevin R. Hefner Construction Inc., 724 Bishops Circle, $120,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Bradley Posadas and Ellen Posadas, 1033 Ardrey Circle, $216,000.

Oconee Capital Invest-ments LLC to Nisha S. Patel, parcel ID 0611793, $249,900.

Edward Perry Shelfer Jr. to Emily S. Dorn and Brandon J. Dorn, parcel ID 061066, $169,900.

Ashley M. Amerson to Sean M. Confer and Donna L. Confer, parcel ID 074209, $160,000.

Vincent A. Velez to Ramy Dh Yassin and Asma Nadir, parcel ID 063243, $130,000.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Walter E. Yoho and Stephanie J. Yoho, parcel ID 0611761, $171,800.

Herbert Homes Inc. to Vincent A. Velez and Laurie A. Velez, 1024 Arlington Way, $429,900.

Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc. to Brian James Grotz Sr., 934 Golden Bell Lane, $250,325.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5633 Sunbury Loop, $45,000.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5636 Sunbury Loop, $43,000.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5637 Sunbury Loop, $45,000.

Mary N. Moye Irrev-ocable Income Only Trust dated Sept. 12, 2008, to Kapeel Kumar, 260 Full Circle, $157,000.

The estate of Joseph Wayne Perry to RGB Investments Properties LLC, parcel ID 053323, $11,500.

Stephen F. Schonke to John R. Talman and Traci W. Talman, parcel ID 072431, $315,000.

Ming Quang Pham to D.B. Blackburn LLC, 537 Pheasant Run, $52,000.

Matthew Jude Rovan to Emilia Odi, 719 Hidden Lane, $120,000.

Linda Rich-Mason to David Bauer and Young Bauer, parcel ID 059100, $89,000.

Despard Earl Potter Jr. to Jubriel E. Meneses, parcel ID 067C187, $182,700.

Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc. to Hope O. Bogan, 932 Golden Bell Lane, $255,790.

Randy L. Dowell to Corey J. Miller, 2154 Sylvan Lake Drive, $129,000.

Bakers Group LLC to JJ & Z Builders LLC, 8842 Crenshaw Drive, $43,000.

Augusta Land Invest-ments LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc., 313 Zier Court, $45,750.

Ivey Residential LLC to Lance E. Hunter and Rachel L. Hunter, 264 Palamon Drive, $210,000.

Mark B. Character to Jessica A. Corbin, parcel ID 077C126, $110,000.

Cynthia Edenfield to Kevin M. Hebert, 961 Cammaron Way, $80,000.

Blackstone Development Co. LLC to PDH Builders Inc., 2091 Egret Circle, $58,000.

Wendell F. Johnson to Matthew W. Baldwin, parcel ID 073285, $143,000.

Charles White to River Island Property Owners Association Inc., 1578 River Island Parkway, $111,500.

Wilmoth Snyder to Sheng Fu Chen, 236 Flowing Wells Road, $105,000.

Glenn Bedell to Irfan Azeem, parcel ID 081B1176, $375,000.

Michael A. Lombardo to Harley Rodriguez, parcel ID 0622212, $267,000.

Augusta Land Investments LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc., 309 Zier Court, $45,750.

Augusta Land Investments LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc., 311 Zier Court, $45,750.

Karla Grimaud to Thomas E. Hand and Betty C. Hand, 350 Arthur Grimaud Way, $30,000.

Bakers Group LLC to JJ & Z Builders LLC, 8809 Crenshaw Drive, $42,000.

Metro Homesites LLC to Keystone Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611912, $34,000.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Joseph Moore, parcel ID 0611905, $160,200.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Kenneth Santiago, parcel ID 611756, $181,500.

Amanda Alford to Amy V. Hodge, parcel ID 077362, $145,000.

The United States Department of Urban Development of Washington D.C. to Brian Fossell, parcel ID 032179, $80,300.

Joseph Napier Ford to Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc., parcel ID 059143, $179,400.

Alex G. Beacham to Jeffrey L. Lacombe, parcel ID 072311, $6,881.

Denise D. Smith to Paul W. Hogan, parcel ID 071A030C, $325,000.

Anthony J. Moretti to Jeramie P. Martin and Katie J. Martin, parcel ID 065675A, $505,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Luke Garland Maffey and Sarah Allison Maffey, 5418 Everlook Circle, $229,900.

Michael J. Oddi Sr. to Martha H. Hudgins, 407 Sandleton Way, $194,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to John Arthur Rockelmann III and Jennifer M. Rockelmann, 507 Mauldin Drive, $415,000.

Herbert Homes Inc. to Kevin M. Morris and Stephanie A. Morris, 4439 Grove Landing Drive, $159,900.

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Property Transfers, Sept. 21, 2014

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611877, $42,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611856, $42,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611887,
$44,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611886, $44,500.

IDK Homes Inc. to William J. Ramsey Jr. and Vickie H. Ramsey, parcel ID 0611840, $229,900.

Sherri Mason to Bryan C. Waller and Aleesha M. Waller, parcel ID 062838, $129,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Kate C. Long, 1989 Kenlock Drive, $158,900.

Riverwood Land LLC to Kevin R. Hefner Construction Inc., 724 Bishops Circle, $120,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Bradley Posadas and Ellen Posadas, 1033 Ardrey Circle, $216,000.

Oconee Capital Invest-ments LLC to Nisha S. Patel, parcel ID 0611793, $249,900.

Edward Perry Shelfer Jr. to Emily S. Dorn and Brandon J. Dorn, parcel ID 061066, $169,900.

Ashley M. Amerson to Sean M. Confer and Donna L. Confer, parcel ID 074209, $160,000.

Vincent A. Velez to Ramy Dh Yassin and Asma Nadir, parcel ID 063243, $130,000.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Walter E. Yoho and Stephanie J. Yoho, parcel ID 0611761, $171,800.

Herbert Homes Inc. to Vincent A. Velez and Laurie A. Velez, 1024 Arlington Way, $429,900.

Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc. to Brian James Grotz Sr., 934 Golden Bell Lane, $250,325.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5633 Sunbury Loop, $45,000.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5636 Sunbury Loop, $43,000.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5637 Sunbury Loop, $45,000.

Mary N. Moye Irrev-ocable Income Only Trust dated Sept. 12, 2008, to Kapeel Kumar, 260 Full Circle, $157,000.

The estate of Joseph Wayne Perry to RGB Investments Properties LLC, parcel ID 053323, $11,500.

Stephen F. Schonke to John R. Talman and Traci W. Talman, parcel ID 072431, $315,000.

Ming Quang Pham to D.B. Blackburn LLC, 537 Pheasant Run, $52,000.

Matthew Jude Rovan to Emilia Odi, 719 Hidden Lane, $120,000.

Linda Rich-Mason to David Bauer and Young Bauer, parcel ID 059100, $89,000.

Despard Earl Potter Jr. to Jubriel E. Meneses, parcel ID 067C187, $182,700.

Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc. to Hope O. Bogan, 932 Golden Bell Lane, $255,790.

Randy L. Dowell to Corey J. Miller, 2154 Sylvan Lake Drive, $129,000.

Bakers Group LLC to JJ & Z Builders LLC, 8842 Crenshaw Drive, $43,000.

Augusta Land Invest-ments LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc., 313 Zier Court, $45,750.

Ivey Residential LLC to Lance E. Hunter and Rachel L. Hunter, 264 Palamon Drive, $210,000.

Mark B. Character to Jessica A. Corbin, parcel ID 077C126, $110,000.

Cynthia Edenfield to Kevin M. Hebert, 961 Cammaron Way, $80,000.

Blackstone Development Co. LLC to PDH Builders Inc., 2091 Egret Circle, $58,000.

Wendell F. Johnson to Matthew W. Baldwin, parcel ID 073285, $143,000.

Charles White to River Island Property Owners Association Inc., 1578 River Island Parkway, $111,500.

Wilmoth Snyder to Sheng Fu Chen, 236 Flowing Wells Road, $105,000.

Glenn Bedell to Irfan Azeem, parcel ID 081B1176, $375,000.

Michael A. Lombardo to Harley Rodriguez, parcel ID 0622212, $267,000.

Augusta Land Investments LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc., 309 Zier Court, $45,750.

Augusta Land Investments LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc., 311 Zier Court, $45,750.

Karla Grimaud to Thomas E. Hand and Betty C. Hand, 350 Arthur Grimaud Way, $30,000.

Bakers Group LLC to JJ & Z Builders LLC, 8809 Crenshaw Drive, $42,000.

Metro Homesites LLC to Keystone Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611912, $34,000.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Joseph Moore, parcel ID 0611905, $160,200.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Kenneth Santiago, parcel ID 611756, $181,500.

Amanda Alford to Amy V. Hodge, parcel ID 077362, $145,000.

The United States Department of Urban Development of Washington D.C. to Brian Fossell, parcel ID 032179, $80,300.

Joseph Napier Ford to Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc., parcel ID 059143, $179,400.

Alex G. Beacham to Jeffrey L. Lacombe, parcel ID 072311, $6,881.

Denise D. Smith to Paul W. Hogan, parcel ID 071A030C, $325,000.

Anthony J. Moretti to Jeramie P. Martin and Katie J. Martin, parcel ID 065675A, $505,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Luke Garland Maffey and Sarah Allison Maffey, 5418 Everlook Circle, $229,900.

Michael J. Oddi Sr. to Martha H. Hudgins, 407 Sandleton Way, $194,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to John Arthur Rockelmann III and Jennifer M. Rockelmann, 507 Mauldin Drive, $415,000.

Herbert Homes Inc. to Kevin M. Morris and Stephanie A. Morris, 4439 Grove Landing Drive, $159,900.

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Marriage Licenses, Sept. 21, 2014

Christopher Brian Gregory and Elaine Nadimen Rendon Perea applied for a marriage license on Sept. 5, 2014, and were married Sept. 5, 2014, in Evans.

Shawn Michael Baskin and Shannon Renee Baskin applied for a marriage license on July 29, 2014, and were married Aug. 1, 2014, in Evans.

Nicky Allen Lind and Margo Lynn Pulliam applied for a marriage license on Aug. 29, 2014, and were married Aug. 29, 2014, in Evans.

Dorris Joe Harmon and Barbara Penrow Autry applied for a marriage license on Aug. 19, 2014, and were married Aug. 31, 2014, in Martinez.

Zachary David Lewallen and Kathryn Ann Simpson applied for a marriage license on Sept. 4, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Appling.

Daniel Cole Brooks and Shelly Lareesa Voss applied for a marriage license on Aug. 27, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Milledgeville, Ga.

Jeffrey Charles Butler and Debbie Delores Waddell applied for a marriage license on July 29, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Jason Morton Danil-ovich and Kate Elizabeth Brown applied for a marriage license on July 8, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Clifton Davis Brown and Sanquenetta Worden applied for a marriage license on Sept. 9, 2014, and were married Sept. 9, 2014, in Augusta.

Terry Gene Shockey and Lisa Michelle Walker applied for a marriage license on Aug. 14, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Edward G. Benton Jr. and Tabetha Ann Seigler applied for a marriage license on Sept. 2, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Dewayne S. Williams and Dekeishia Ann Rogers applied for a marriage license on Sept. 11, 2014, and were married Sept. 11, 2014, in Evans.

Bradley W. Whitaker and Geri Lyn Floyd applied for a marriage license on Sept. 11, 2014, and were married Sept. 11, 2014, in Evans.

John Bradford Fuller and Priscilla Elizabeth Lowman applied for a marriage license on Sept. 10, 2014, and were married Sept. 10, 2014, in Evans.

Cody Aaron Blackmon and Erika Kaitlynn Hopkins applied for a marriage license on Aug. 22, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Appling.

Timothy Charles Brown II and Ryan Ashley Bargeron applied for a marriage license on Aug. 29, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Appling.

Jarvis Levell Smith and Latashia Ann Kennedy applied for a marriage license on Sept. 12, 2014, and were married Sept. 12, 2014, in Evans.

John Bradford Lesko and Katelyn Elizabeth Waldrup applied for a marriage license on Aug. 29, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Martinez.

Robert Wesley Wahl and Celina Marie Zapata applied for a marriage license on Sept. 5, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Kevin Dwayne Smith and Stacey Elaine Bartholomew applied for a marriage license on Aug. 11, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Appling.

Wyatt Dean Spencer and Brittni Nicole Embry applied for a marriage license on Sept. 12, 2014, and were married Sept. 12, 2014, in Evans.

Ross Godwin Peterson and Amy Elizabeth Bumpas applied for a marriage license on July 24, 2014, and were married Sept. 13, 2014, in
Appling.

Daniel Jose Alsdorf and Emily Elizabeth Hammond applied for a marriage license on Sept. 2, 2014, and were married Sept. 13, 2014, in Augusta.

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Marriage Licenses, Sept. 21, 2014

Christopher Brian Gregory and Elaine Nadimen Rendon Perea applied for a marriage license on Sept. 5, 2014, and were married Sept. 5, 2014, in Evans.

Shawn Michael Baskin and Shannon Renee Baskin applied for a marriage license on July 29, 2014, and were married Aug. 1, 2014, in Evans.

Nicky Allen Lind and Margo Lynn Pulliam applied for a marriage license on Aug. 29, 2014, and were married Aug. 29, 2014, in Evans.

Dorris Joe Harmon and Barbara Penrow Autry applied for a marriage license on Aug. 19, 2014, and were married Aug. 31, 2014, in Martinez.

Zachary David Lewallen and Kathryn Ann Simpson applied for a marriage license on Sept. 4, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Appling.

Daniel Cole Brooks and Shelly Lareesa Voss applied for a marriage license on Aug. 27, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Milledgeville, Ga.

Jeffrey Charles Butler and Debbie Delores Waddell applied for a marriage license on July 29, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Jason Morton Danil-ovich and Kate Elizabeth Brown applied for a marriage license on July 8, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Clifton Davis Brown and Sanquenetta Worden applied for a marriage license on Sept. 9, 2014, and were married Sept. 9, 2014, in Augusta.

Terry Gene Shockey and Lisa Michelle Walker applied for a marriage license on Aug. 14, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Edward G. Benton Jr. and Tabetha Ann Seigler applied for a marriage license on Sept. 2, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Dewayne S. Williams and Dekeishia Ann Rogers applied for a marriage license on Sept. 11, 2014, and were married Sept. 11, 2014, in Evans.

Bradley W. Whitaker and Geri Lyn Floyd applied for a marriage license on Sept. 11, 2014, and were married Sept. 11, 2014, in Evans.

John Bradford Fuller and Priscilla Elizabeth Lowman applied for a marriage license on Sept. 10, 2014, and were married Sept. 10, 2014, in Evans.

Cody Aaron Blackmon and Erika Kaitlynn Hopkins applied for a marriage license on Aug. 22, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Appling.

Timothy Charles Brown II and Ryan Ashley Bargeron applied for a marriage license on Aug. 29, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Appling.

Jarvis Levell Smith and Latashia Ann Kennedy applied for a marriage license on Sept. 12, 2014, and were married Sept. 12, 2014, in Evans.

John Bradford Lesko and Katelyn Elizabeth Waldrup applied for a marriage license on Aug. 29, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Martinez.

Robert Wesley Wahl and Celina Marie Zapata applied for a marriage license on Sept. 5, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Augusta.

Kevin Dwayne Smith and Stacey Elaine Bartholomew applied for a marriage license on Aug. 11, 2014, and were married Sept. 6, 2014, in Appling.

Wyatt Dean Spencer and Brittni Nicole Embry applied for a marriage license on Sept. 12, 2014, and were married Sept. 12, 2014, in Evans.

Ross Godwin Peterson and Amy Elizabeth Bumpas applied for a marriage license on July 24, 2014, and were married Sept. 13, 2014, in
Appling.

Daniel Jose Alsdorf and Emily Elizabeth Hammond applied for a marriage license on Sept. 2, 2014, and were married Sept. 13, 2014, in Augusta.

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Divorces, Sept. 21, 2014

Jeffrey Nichols Domen-ech and Stephanie Nicole Domenech, Sept. 4, 2014.

William M. Brickle and Katherine F. Brickle, Sept. 2, 2014.

Karla Brinkman and Steven C. Brinkman, Aug. 28, 2014.

Angel A. Torres and Traci P. Torres, Sept. 3, 2014.

Jackson Derisca and Charmika Shuntel Derisca, Sept. 11, 2014.

Troy D. Burke and Pamela S. Burke, Aug. 27, 2014.

Phillip G. Wittenburg and Julie M. Wittenburg, Sept. 8, 2014.

Frederick M. Koppel-mann and Andrea A. Kop-pelmann, Sept. 16, 2014.

Elizabeth M. Pecora and Shields B. Hull, Sept. 8, 2014.

Priscilla Bradford and Kyle Bradford, Sept. 2, 2014.
Narine Ramtahal and Sandra Dahydeen-Ramtahal, Sept. 12, 2014.

Patrick Sommers and Deletha Sommers, Sept. 2, 2014.

Mikell B. Dodd and Stacey M. Dodd, Sept. 2, 2014.

Joanna Rivera and Aaron David Gernon, Sept. 8, 2014.
Frederick George Clayton and Ranya Clayton, Sept. 10, 2014.

Delonna Aurae Rauls and Christopher A. Rauls, Sept. 3, 2014.

Audra Harris-Davis and Joel Everette Davis, Sept. 9, 2014.

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Divorces, Sept. 21, 2014

Jeffrey Nichols Domen-ech and Stephanie Nicole Domenech, Sept. 4, 2014.

William M. Brickle and Katherine F. Brickle, Sept. 2, 2014.

Karla Brinkman and Steven C. Brinkman, Aug. 28, 2014.

Angel A. Torres and Traci P. Torres, Sept. 3, 2014.

Jackson Derisca and Charmika Shuntel Derisca, Sept. 11, 2014.

Troy D. Burke and Pamela S. Burke, Aug. 27, 2014.

Phillip G. Wittenburg and Julie M. Wittenburg, Sept. 8, 2014.

Frederick M. Koppel-mann and Andrea A. Kop-pelmann, Sept. 16, 2014.

Elizabeth M. Pecora and Shields B. Hull, Sept. 8, 2014.

Priscilla Bradford and Kyle Bradford, Sept. 2, 2014.
Narine Ramtahal and Sandra Dahydeen-Ramtahal, Sept. 12, 2014.

Patrick Sommers and Deletha Sommers, Sept. 2, 2014.

Mikell B. Dodd and Stacey M. Dodd, Sept. 2, 2014.

Joanna Rivera and Aaron David Gernon, Sept. 8, 2014.
Frederick George Clayton and Ranya Clayton, Sept. 10, 2014.

Delonna Aurae Rauls and Christopher A. Rauls, Sept. 3, 2014.

Audra Harris-Davis and Joel Everette Davis, Sept. 9, 2014.

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County History

Grovetown residents today know the intersection of Old Wrightsboro Road and Robinson Avenue as the location of City Hall and Memorial Park. What newcomers to the city might not realize, however, is that the intersection has always been the business hub of the city.
The Grovetown Railroad Depot dominated the intersection, but, at one time, two different post office buildings were located on the corner. Many oldtimers in Grovetown also remember Poole’s Store and Clifford’s Store which occupied oposite sides of Robinson Avenue.

Poole’s Store shared space with the post office in the early 1940s when Fort Gordon was built and soldiers from the fort often came to town to mail their packages. Josephine Brand was the Postmistress at the time.

Grovetown historian Charles Lord recalls that Clifford’s Store advertised that they carried everything from groceries to caskets.

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County History

Grovetown residents today know the intersection of Old Wrightsboro Road and Robinson Avenue as the location of City Hall and Memorial Park. What newcomers to the city might not realize, however, is that the intersection has always been the business hub of the city.
The Grovetown Railroad Depot dominated the intersection, but, at one time, two different post office buildings were located on the corner. Many oldtimers in Grovetown also remember Poole’s Store and Clifford’s Store which occupied oposite sides of Robinson Avenue.

Poole’s Store shared space with the post office in the early 1940s when Fort Gordon was built and soldiers from the fort often came to town to mail their packages. Josephine Brand was the Postmistress at the time.

Grovetown historian Charles Lord recalls that Clifford’s Store advertised that they carried everything from groceries to caskets.

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Police Blotter, Sept. 21, 2014

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Employee has meth at work

A manager at a Martinez golf and country club was recently arrested on drug trafficking charges.

Edilberto Morales Diaz, 35, is the manager of the Men’s Grille at West Lake Country Club. He was arrested Monday and charged with possession of methamphetamine and trafficking methamphetamine.

Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Diaz’s arrest was the result of a joint investigation with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities from both counties arrested Diaz, of Lakeside Loop in Hephzibah, outside of West Lake on Monday evening, according to Morris. Deputies searched the Toyota truck he was driving and his office at the country club. They found 59 grams of methamphetamine in his truck and another 15 grams in his office, Morris said.

Diaz is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

Caller wants information

An Evans woman said she recently received phone calls from someone asking questions about her computer.

The woman said she got two calls on Sept. 11 and Wednesday from someone claiming he needed to log onto the woman’s computer because error messages were being sent to him.

The caller had a foreign accent didn’t provide any more information.

When the woman tried to call the caller back, no one answered. She believes the calls are some sort of scam.

Debit card thief deposits money

A woman told deputies Monday that whoever stole her debit card made a deposit into her account.

The 26-year-old woman said she lost her debit card at Border Bash a couple of days before.

She noticed it missing when she came home, so she began monitoring her bank account online.

The woman said she saw a $1,300 ATM deposit into her account followed immediately by a $400 ATM withdrawl at an ATM location on Davis Road.

Items stolen at dealership

A representative of a Martinez car dealership said a man stole items from the business while his car was serviced.

The employee of Gerald Jones Honda said on Tuesday that a man brought his car into the dealership on Washington Road on Sept. 12.

While waiting for his car to be serviced, the employee said the man put several items from the waiting area into a bag.

When his car was finished, he took the bag of items worth more than $500 and left in his car.

A deputy reviewed video surveillance footage and saw a man put items into a bag.

The man got into a red car and left without paying for the items.

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Police Blotter, Sept. 21, 2014

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Employee has meth at work

A manager at a Martinez golf and country club was recently arrested on drug trafficking charges.

Edilberto Morales Diaz, 35, is the manager of the Men’s Grille at West Lake Country Club. He was arrested Monday and charged with possession of methamphetamine and trafficking methamphetamine.

Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Diaz’s arrest was the result of a joint investigation with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities from both counties arrested Diaz, of Lakeside Loop in Hephzibah, outside of West Lake on Monday evening, according to Morris. Deputies searched the Toyota truck he was driving and his office at the country club. They found 59 grams of methamphetamine in his truck and another 15 grams in his office, Morris said.

Diaz is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

Caller wants information

An Evans woman said she recently received phone calls from someone asking questions about her computer.

The woman said she got two calls on Sept. 11 and Wednesday from someone claiming he needed to log onto the woman’s computer because error messages were being sent to him.

The caller had a foreign accent didn’t provide any more information.

When the woman tried to call the caller back, no one answered. She believes the calls are some sort of scam.

Debit card thief deposits money

A woman told deputies Monday that whoever stole her debit card made a deposit into her account.

The 26-year-old woman said she lost her debit card at Border Bash a couple of days before.

She noticed it missing when she came home, so she began monitoring her bank account online.

The woman said she saw a $1,300 ATM deposit into her account followed immediately by a $400 ATM withdrawl at an ATM location on Davis Road.

Items stolen at dealership

A representative of a Martinez car dealership said a man stole items from the business while his car was serviced.

The employee of Gerald Jones Honda said on Tuesday that a man brought his car into the dealership on Washington Road on Sept. 12.

While waiting for his car to be serviced, the employee said the man put several items from the waiting area into a bag.

When his car was finished, he took the bag of items worth more than $500 and left in his car.

A deputy reviewed video surveillance footage and saw a man put items into a bag.

The man got into a red car and left without paying for the items.

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Former Grovetown chief a sheriff's deputy

Grovetown’s former Department of Public Safety director is now a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office’s new traffic deputy.
Gary Owens started as a deputy in the sheriff’s office Traffic Unit on Tuesday.

“He’s an experienced officer,” Sheriff Clay Whittle said. “We’re glad to have him.”

Owens served the Grovetown department for 22 years between 1983, when he started as a part-time dispatcher, and his resignation on Aug. 22. He became a certified police officer in 1986 and worked for the department for nine years before opting for other jobs for the Georgia Department of Corrections in Atlanta and the Atlanta Olympics internal police force.

He worked for the corrections department in Augusta for a few years before returning to Grovetown as an assistant chief in 2001. Owens took over as director of the department in June 2012 after the resignation of former Chief Al Robinson.

Grovetown officials suspended Owens for two days in early August for misconduct in the handling of two men who escaped from the department’s temporary detention facility on July 26.

Mayor George James said Owens created a “hostile work environment for his employees” and hindered the operation of recovering the two escapees.

City officials gave Owens the option of resigning or being terminated just days after a man accused of helping the escaped prisoners submitted a petition to have Owens fired. The man said he didn’t know the men had escaped when he gave them a ride and that he spent 21 days in jail because Owens wouldn’t listen to him.

Whittle said he’s always shared mutual respect and a good working relationship with Owens. He had no qualms about hiring him.

Owens applied for the position and had to go through the interview process and background check, “just like any other deputy,” Whittle said.

The main function in Owens’ new position is traffic enforcement and investigating wrecks as well as pro-active policing and any other calls for service. He is not a supervisor and reports to the Special Operations Division supervisors.

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Former Grovetown chief a sheriff's deputy

Grovetown’s former Department of Public Safety director is now a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office’s new traffic deputy.
Gary Owens started as a deputy in the sheriff’s office Traffic Unit on Tuesday.

“He’s an experienced officer,” Sheriff Clay Whittle said. “We’re glad to have him.”

Owens served the Grovetown department for 22 years between 1983, when he started as a part-time dispatcher, and his resignation on Aug. 22. He became a certified police officer in 1986 and worked for the department for nine years before opting for other jobs for the Georgia Department of Corrections in Atlanta and the Atlanta Olympics internal police force.

He worked for the corrections department in Augusta for a few years before returning to Grovetown as an assistant chief in 2001. Owens took over as director of the department in June 2012 after the resignation of former Chief Al Robinson.

Grovetown officials suspended Owens for two days in early August for misconduct in the handling of two men who escaped from the department’s temporary detention facility on July 26.

Mayor George James said Owens created a “hostile work environment for his employees” and hindered the operation of recovering the two escapees.

City officials gave Owens the option of resigning or being terminated just days after a man accused of helping the escaped prisoners submitted a petition to have Owens fired. The man said he didn’t know the men had escaped when he gave them a ride and that he spent 21 days in jail because Owens wouldn’t listen to him.

Whittle said he’s always shared mutual respect and a good working relationship with Owens. He had no qualms about hiring him.

Owens applied for the position and had to go through the interview process and background check, “just like any other deputy,” Whittle said.

The main function in Owens’ new position is traffic enforcement and investigating wrecks as well as pro-active policing and any other calls for service. He is not a supervisor and reports to the Special Operations Division supervisors.

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Case will continue against shooting suspect

A judge determined that prosecution will continue against an Augusta man accused of shooting another man in July.

Columbia County Associate Magistrate Judge Grady Blanchard ruled Tuesday that there was enough evidence against Trelon O’Neal Baker to send his case to Superior Court for further prosecution.

Baker, 20, was charged July 15 with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a crime. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

Authorities say Baker shot Jamal Fielding, 25, in the early hours of July 14. Fielding said he was sitting on a bench in the center of the Westwood Club Apartments complex just after midnight when two men and two women approached him, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Investigator Ryan Whittle.

Whittle said the man Fielding later identified as Baker offered to sell him some codeine syrup. When Fielding refused, he said Baker pulled a gun and and took a small amount of marijuana. When Fielding refused to hand over his jewelry, he said Baker shot him in the thigh.

Baker, his friend and the two teenage girls were identified when the video surveillance footage from the apartment complex was released. The 17-year-old girl, Makayla Gabriele Ivey, of Grovetown, was later charged with making false statements to authorities about the shooting.

Whittle said he tracked down Baker’s friend, who said Baker got into the car with a gun, a small bag of marijuana and a cell phone, which Fielding said was taken from the bench. Baker was arrested in Richmond County on July 15.

“All he would say is he was not there and not involved,” Whittle said.

In a photo line-up, Fielding identified Baker as the man who shot him.

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Case will continue against shooting suspect

A judge determined that prosecution will continue against an Augusta man accused of shooting another man in July.

Columbia County Associate Magistrate Judge Grady Blanchard ruled Tuesday that there was enough evidence against Trelon O’Neal Baker to send his case to Superior Court for further prosecution.

Baker, 20, was charged July 15 with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a crime. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

Authorities say Baker shot Jamal Fielding, 25, in the early hours of July 14. Fielding said he was sitting on a bench in the center of the Westwood Club Apartments complex just after midnight when two men and two women approached him, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Investigator Ryan Whittle.

Whittle said the man Fielding later identified as Baker offered to sell him some codeine syrup. When Fielding refused, he said Baker pulled a gun and and took a small amount of marijuana. When Fielding refused to hand over his jewelry, he said Baker shot him in the thigh.

Baker, his friend and the two teenage girls were identified when the video surveillance footage from the apartment complex was released. The 17-year-old girl, Makayla Gabriele Ivey, of Grovetown, was later charged with making false statements to authorities about the shooting.

Whittle said he tracked down Baker’s friend, who said Baker got into the car with a gun, a small bag of marijuana and a cell phone, which Fielding said was taken from the bench. Baker was arrested in Richmond County on July 15.

“All he would say is he was not there and not involved,” Whittle said.

In a photo line-up, Fielding identified Baker as the man who shot him.

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