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Sports Calendar for Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Free Clinic

Inspire Unleash Youth Wellness has a free cardiac screening on September 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at University Evans Imaging Center, Medical Building 4, Suite 1000, 4350 Towne Centre Drive in Evans. The screening is for sixth- through 12th-graders who are a member of their school team. A guardian must be present, 200 slots are available and registration is required. Contact Carrie Boan at cboan1@yahoo.com or (706) 774-8870.

Baseball Tournaments

The 14U Lake Olmstead Classic is September 20 and September 21 at the Augusta Greenjackets’ stadium. Registration deadline is September 5. Call Adrian McCladdie at (706) 288-8511.

• The 12U Little Big League Showdown is September 27 and September 28 at the Augusta Greenjackets’ stadium. Field dimensions will be 50/70 with a 200-foot outfield. Call Adrian McCladdie at (706) 288-8511.

Golf Tournament

The 4th Annual September Swing Golf Tournament sponsored by Marvin United Methodist Church and the Mikey Foundation is September 27 at Gordon Lakes on Fort Gordon beginning at 1 p.m. Cost is $280 per team with meals and prizes included and sponsorships are available. Call Sandy Leathers at (706) 833-4093 or Margaret Olmstead at (706) 210-0893.

Swim Lessons

Join the Family Y in continuing your swimming prowess with specific training in endurance and stroke work. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Session dates are August 19-September 12, September 16-October 10, October 14-November 6, November 11-December 12. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 5-6 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $85 for non-members. Contact Chris Pinto at cpinto@thefamilyy.org or (706) 922-9618.

Tryouts

• The 10U Augusta Braves travel baseball team is seeking experienced, team oriented players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Players must be born between May 1, 2004 and April 30, 2005. Call Wesley Teston at (706) 306-4791.

• The 11U Augusta River Bandits travel baseball team is seeking experienced, team oriented players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Players must be born between May 1, 2003 and April 30, 2004. Call Daniel Dykstra at (678) 358-8645.

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Sports Calendar for Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Free Clinic

Inspire Unleash Youth Wellness has a free cardiac screening on September 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at University Evans Imaging Center, Medical Building 4, Suite 1000, 4350 Towne Centre Drive in Evans. The screening is for sixth- through 12th-graders who are a member of their school team. A guardian must be present, 200 slots are available and registration is required. Contact Carrie Boan at cboan1@yahoo.com or (706) 774-8870.

Baseball Tournaments

The 14U Lake Olmstead Classic is September 20 and September 21 at the Augusta Greenjackets’ stadium. Registration deadline is September 5. Call Adrian McCladdie at (706) 288-8511.

• The 12U Little Big League Showdown is September 27 and September 28 at the Augusta Greenjackets’ stadium. Field dimensions will be 50/70 with a 200-foot outfield. Call Adrian McCladdie at (706) 288-8511.

Golf Tournament

The 4th Annual September Swing Golf Tournament sponsored by Marvin United Methodist Church and the Mikey Foundation is September 27 at Gordon Lakes on Fort Gordon beginning at 1 p.m. Cost is $280 per team with meals and prizes included and sponsorships are available. Call Sandy Leathers at (706) 833-4093 or Margaret Olmstead at (706) 210-0893.

Swim Lessons

Join the Family Y in continuing your swimming prowess with specific training in endurance and stroke work. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Session dates are August 19-September 12, September 16-October 10, October 14-November 6, November 11-December 12. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 5-6 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $85 for non-members. Contact Chris Pinto at cpinto@thefamilyy.org or (706) 922-9618.

Tryouts

• The 10U Augusta Braves travel baseball team is seeking experienced, team oriented players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Players must be born between May 1, 2004 and April 30, 2005. Call Wesley Teston at (706) 306-4791.

• The 11U Augusta River Bandits travel baseball team is seeking experienced, team oriented players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Players must be born between May 1, 2003 and April 30, 2004. Call Daniel Dykstra at (678) 358-8645.

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Prep Calendar for Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Saturday, August 30

Augusta Christian at Hammond, 9 a.m.

FOOTBALL (ALL GAMES 7:30 P.M.)

Friday, August 29

Augusta Christian at Laurence Manning

Augusta Eagles vs. Carolina Wildcats

Harlem vs. Grovetown

Thursday, August 28

Evans vs. Greenbrier, 5 p.m.

Grovetown at Richmond Academy, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Screven County, 5 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 2

Grovetown at Aquinas, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Morgan County, 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

Evans vs. South Aiken, 5 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Hephzibah, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier vs. South Aiken at Evans, 6 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Laney at Hephzibah, 6 p.m.

Lakeside at Richmond Academy, 6 p.m.

Evans vs. Greenbrier, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 2

Evans vs. North Augusta, 5 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Westside, 5 p.m.

Augusta Prep at Monsignor Donovan, 6 p.m.

Augusta Christian vs. Augusta Eagles, 7 p.m.

Evans vs. Aquinas, 7 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Butler, 7 p.m.

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Prep Calendar for Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Saturday, August 30

Augusta Christian at Hammond, 9 a.m.

FOOTBALL (ALL GAMES 7:30 P.M.)

Friday, August 29

Augusta Christian at Laurence Manning

Augusta Eagles vs. Carolina Wildcats

Harlem vs. Grovetown

Thursday, August 28

Evans vs. Greenbrier, 5 p.m.

Grovetown at Richmond Academy, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Screven County, 5 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 2

Grovetown at Aquinas, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Morgan County, 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

Evans vs. South Aiken, 5 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Hephzibah, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier vs. South Aiken at Evans, 6 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Laney at Hephzibah, 6 p.m.

Lakeside at Richmond Academy, 6 p.m.

Evans vs. Greenbrier, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 2

Evans vs. North Augusta, 5 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Westside, 5 p.m.

Augusta Prep at Monsignor Donovan, 6 p.m.

Augusta Christian vs. Augusta Eagles, 7 p.m.

Evans vs. Aquinas, 7 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Butler, 7 p.m.

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AC too strong for Prep in teams' first meeting

The first meeting between Augusta Christian and Augusta Preparatory Day School had its share of memorable moments Friday night.

Augusta Prep scored on an interception return, a fake punt and a fumble return. It was the relentless grinding of Augusta Christian’s rushing attack and their swarming defense, however, that gave them the early series lead with the 42-20 win.

Going with a running back by committee approach, the Lions rushed 42 times for 380 yards and five touchdowns. E’Mon Reeves led all rushers with 202 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries while John Freeman had 12 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns.

“There’s always competition between all the backs,” said Reeves, noting that it makes them all better. “Every touch we get we try to do what we can with it.”

Deontre Watson and Calvin Taylor stuffed a fourth-and-one attempt at the Lions’ 46 on Augusta Prep’s first series of the game, setting a defensive tone for the game.

By the end, the Cavaliers mustered just four first downs and fumbled six times, losing five.

Following the stop, it took six plays for the Lions to score when quarterback Matthew Peavler hit Bryce Ford on an outside screen and he went in from 28 yards out.

The Lions would force punts on the Cavaliers’ next three possessions, but trailed 8-7 at halftime after Cavaliers’ defensive back Joseph Shaver picked off a pass and returned it 46 yards for a score with 5:28 left in the second quarter.

“They did some good things too to catch us sleeping a little bit,” said Lions’ head coach Keith Walton. “We made adjustments at halftime. That group of linemen have worked together for a day. It’ll come along. Moving (Zach) Giella from tackle to center was a good move, too.”

Opening the third quarter, Freeman ripped off gains of 16, 16, 15 and scored on a 14-yarder to give the Lions the 15-8 lead they would not relinquish.

After the Cavaliers turned the ball over on downs on their next possession, Reeves rumbled 44 yards for a score as the Lions stretched the lead to 22-8.

“Their defense was kind of challenging to read but going into the second half I kind of figured it out and made the adjustments and then came the yards,” Reeves said.

Jimmy St. Louis hit Shaver for a 54-yard touchdown off a fake punt with 3:16 left in the third quarter and the Cavaliers trailed 28-14. Building momentum, the Cavaliers recovered a fumble at the Lions’ 38 just before the end of the quarter. After gaining a first down, they fumbled the ball right back to the Lions and any hope of a turnaround was gone when the Lions used five plays to score.

“We were trying to pull out a miracle but then it got away from us,” said Cavaliers head coach Harry Bacheller. “We were extremely worn down, they wore us down.”

Alan Worsham and Davis Addyman rushed for the Lions final touchdowns before the Cavaliers’ Brendan Alee returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown to close out the scoring.

“We can try to fix the fumbles and all the other mistakes, and a lot of them are due to youth and trying to get better each week and that’s all a coach can ask,” Bacheller said. “I’m extremely proud of them. That was a big, talented, experienced team we played and we move on from here.”

AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN 42, AUGUSTA PREP 20

Augusta Christian 07 00 21 14 – 42

Augusta Prep 00 08 06 06 – 20

First Quarter

AC–Matthew Peavler 28 pass to Bryce Ford (Hunter Miller kick), 5:41

Second Quarter

AP–Joseph Shaver 46 interception return (Whitt Rutland run), 5:28

Third Quarter

AC–John Freeman 14 run (Freeman run), 11:04

AC-E’Mon Reeves 44 run (Miller kick), 8:27

AC-Freeman 10 run ((kick fail), 4:52

AP-Jimmy St. St. Louis 54 pass to Shaver (kick fail), 3:16

Fourth Quarter

AC–Alan Worsham 15 run (Miller kick), 8:20

AC-Davis Addyman 16 run (Miller kick), 7:16

AP-Brendan Alee 65 fumble return (kick fail), 5:10

AC AP

First Downs 17 04

Rushes-Yards 42-380 34-90

Passing Yards 72 79

Comp.-Att.-Int. 5-10-1 3-7-0

Fumbles-Lost 4-2 6-5

Punts-Yards 1-36 4-107

Penalties-Yards 11-85 8-54

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Augusta Christian: Matthew Peavler 3-(-12), Bryce Ford 2-6, E’Mon Reeves 11-202, John Freeman 12-112, Jonathan McNeal 4-(-2), Kobie Brinson 1-2, Alan Worsham 1-15, Davis Addyman 1-16, Chris Troxel 4-9, Jackson Wingard 1-46, Nyle Grove 1-(-1); Augusta Prep-David Bramble 12-42, Jimmy St. Louis, 10-7, Whitt Rutland 7-38, Ross Hagler 3-2, Josh Rosenblum 2-1.

PASSING–Augusta Christian: Matthew Peavler 5-9-1 72, Parker Wingard 0-1-0. Augusta Prep: Jimmy St. Louis 3-7-0 59

RECEIVING–Augusta Christian: Ford 1-28, Brandon Rosier 1-4, Jacob Greenway 1-11, McNeal 2-29; Augusta Prep: Joseph Shaver 3-79

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AC too strong for Prep in teams' first meeting

The first meeting between Augusta Christian and Augusta Preparatory Day School had its share of memorable moments Friday night.

Augusta Prep scored on an interception return, a fake punt and a fumble return. It was the relentless grinding of Augusta Christian’s rushing attack and their swarming defense, however, that gave them the early series lead with the 42-20 win.

Going with a running back by committee approach, the Lions rushed 42 times for 380 yards and five touchdowns. E’Mon Reeves led all rushers with 202 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries while John Freeman had 12 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns.

“There’s always competition between all the backs,” said Reeves, noting that it makes them all better. “Every touch we get we try to do what we can with it.”

Deontre Watson and Calvin Taylor stuffed a fourth-and-one attempt at the Lions’ 46 on Augusta Prep’s first series of the game, setting a defensive tone for the game.

By the end, the Cavaliers mustered just four first downs and fumbled six times, losing five.

Following the stop, it took six plays for the Lions to score when quarterback Matthew Peavler hit Bryce Ford on an outside screen and he went in from 28 yards out.

The Lions would force punts on the Cavaliers’ next three possessions, but trailed 8-7 at halftime after Cavaliers’ defensive back Joseph Shaver picked off a pass and returned it 46 yards for a score with 5:28 left in the second quarter.

“They did some good things too to catch us sleeping a little bit,” said Lions’ head coach Keith Walton. “We made adjustments at halftime. That group of linemen have worked together for a day. It’ll come along. Moving (Zach) Giella from tackle to center was a good move, too.”

Opening the third quarter, Freeman ripped off gains of 16, 16, 15 and scored on a 14-yarder to give the Lions the 15-8 lead they would not relinquish.

After the Cavaliers turned the ball over on downs on their next possession, Reeves rumbled 44 yards for a score as the Lions stretched the lead to 22-8.

“Their defense was kind of challenging to read but going into the second half I kind of figured it out and made the adjustments and then came the yards,” Reeves said.

Jimmy St. Louis hit Shaver for a 54-yard touchdown off a fake punt with 3:16 left in the third quarter and the Cavaliers trailed 28-14. Building momentum, the Cavaliers recovered a fumble at the Lions’ 38 just before the end of the quarter. After gaining a first down, they fumbled the ball right back to the Lions and any hope of a turnaround was gone when the Lions used five plays to score.

“We were trying to pull out a miracle but then it got away from us,” said Cavaliers head coach Harry Bacheller. “We were extremely worn down, they wore us down.”

Alan Worsham and Davis Addyman rushed for the Lions final touchdowns before the Cavaliers’ Brendan Alee returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown to close out the scoring.

“We can try to fix the fumbles and all the other mistakes, and a lot of them are due to youth and trying to get better each week and that’s all a coach can ask,” Bacheller said. “I’m extremely proud of them. That was a big, talented, experienced team we played and we move on from here.”

AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN 42, AUGUSTA PREP 20

Augusta Christian 07 00 21 14 – 42

Augusta Prep 00 08 06 06 – 20

First Quarter

AC–Matthew Peavler 28 pass to Bryce Ford (Hunter Miller kick), 5:41

Second Quarter

AP–Joseph Shaver 46 interception return (Whitt Rutland run), 5:28

Third Quarter

AC–John Freeman 14 run (Freeman run), 11:04

AC-E’Mon Reeves 44 run (Miller kick), 8:27

AC-Freeman 10 run ((kick fail), 4:52

AP-Jimmy St. St. Louis 54 pass to Shaver (kick fail), 3:16

Fourth Quarter

AC–Alan Worsham 15 run (Miller kick), 8:20

AC-Davis Addyman 16 run (Miller kick), 7:16

AP-Brendan Alee 65 fumble return (kick fail), 5:10

AC AP

First Downs 17 04

Rushes-Yards 42-380 34-90

Passing Yards 72 79

Comp.-Att.-Int. 5-10-1 3-7-0

Fumbles-Lost 4-2 6-5

Punts-Yards 1-36 4-107

Penalties-Yards 11-85 8-54

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Augusta Christian: Matthew Peavler 3-(-12), Bryce Ford 2-6, E’Mon Reeves 11-202, John Freeman 12-112, Jonathan McNeal 4-(-2), Kobie Brinson 1-2, Alan Worsham 1-15, Davis Addyman 1-16, Chris Troxel 4-9, Jackson Wingard 1-46, Nyle Grove 1-(-1); Augusta Prep-David Bramble 12-42, Jimmy St. Louis, 10-7, Whitt Rutland 7-38, Ross Hagler 3-2, Josh Rosenblum 2-1.

PASSING–Augusta Christian: Matthew Peavler 5-9-1 72, Parker Wingard 0-1-0. Augusta Prep: Jimmy St. Louis 3-7-0 59

RECEIVING–Augusta Christian: Ford 1-28, Brandon Rosier 1-4, Jacob Greenway 1-11, McNeal 2-29; Augusta Prep: Joseph Shaver 3-79

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Savina Patheja Augusta Prep

A junior on the Augusta Preparatory Day School volleyball team that finished as Georgia Independent School Association state runners-up a year ago, Savina Patheja is one of the leaders on a team that hopes to take the final step in 2014.

On a senior-laden team, Patheja downplays her role.

“There’s two captains, me and Hannah Masiongale,” Patheja said. “I think it’s just two people who plan T-shirts, they plan all the team bonding and all that stuff. I think the girls can come and talk to us. Having eight seniors is a lot of leadership on the team, so it’s not just the captains leading. Hannah and I talk with the coaches, talk with the team, we’re mediators.”

Lady Cavaliers’ head coach Rich Bland pointed out what the honor of being a captain meant.

“Her teammates voted her co-captain, so most importantly her teammates respect her and look to her for leadership, along with Hannah Masiongale,” said Bland. ‘‘Savina is leading with her play, also. She is in the top two in every category.”

Patheja started playing volleyball as a seventh-grader at St. Mary’s before beginning at Augusta Prep her sophomore year.

“I was tall so the coach told me to come out, and my friend did it, so I decided to come out,” said Patheja.

Bland has been impressed with Patheja since she walked onto campus.

“If we need her to set, she can set, if we need her to play outside hitter – she can do just about everything,” Bland said. “She could probably do middle blocker, too, but she might be a little height-challenged. It’s just her overall volleyball IQ and her ability to know where everybody is on our team and also where the weaknesses of the other team are. She’s the kind of player you want out there in all situations.”

Patheja, who also plays on the Lady Cavaliers’ tennis team, likes the routine volleyball provides. “It’s nice to come to practice after school everyday and you don’t have to think about anything,” Patheja said. “Just think about volleyball. It’s like an escape, I guess.”

This year will be Patheja’s last as a varsity player. She plans to go to college and concentrate on working toward her chosen profession. She doesn’t plan to give up volleyball, however.

“I definitely want to still play volleyball in college – find somewhere to do it – but not for a college,” said Patheja, who has her eyes on the veterinary program at Auburn University.

Over the summer, she worked at the Aiken Veterinary Clinic.

“It was great,” Patheja said. “I was worried because it’s scary because when you go off to college you don’t know if you’re going to like what you’re going to do, so it was nice to shadow the vet and realize that’s what I want to do.”

She saw things others might not like.

“I saw them remove a mass, probably this big (hands apart the width of a doughnut) from a cat,” she said. “Most people would think it’s disgusting, but I thought it was pretty cool.”

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Savina Patheja Augusta Prep

A junior on the Augusta Preparatory Day School volleyball team that finished as Georgia Independent School Association state runners-up a year ago, Savina Patheja is one of the leaders on a team that hopes to take the final step in 2014.

On a senior-laden team, Patheja downplays her role.

“There’s two captains, me and Hannah Masiongale,” Patheja said. “I think it’s just two people who plan T-shirts, they plan all the team bonding and all that stuff. I think the girls can come and talk to us. Having eight seniors is a lot of leadership on the team, so it’s not just the captains leading. Hannah and I talk with the coaches, talk with the team, we’re mediators.”

Lady Cavaliers’ head coach Rich Bland pointed out what the honor of being a captain meant.

“Her teammates voted her co-captain, so most importantly her teammates respect her and look to her for leadership, along with Hannah Masiongale,” said Bland. ‘‘Savina is leading with her play, also. She is in the top two in every category.”

Patheja started playing volleyball as a seventh-grader at St. Mary’s before beginning at Augusta Prep her sophomore year.

“I was tall so the coach told me to come out, and my friend did it, so I decided to come out,” said Patheja.

Bland has been impressed with Patheja since she walked onto campus.

“If we need her to set, she can set, if we need her to play outside hitter – she can do just about everything,” Bland said. “She could probably do middle blocker, too, but she might be a little height-challenged. It’s just her overall volleyball IQ and her ability to know where everybody is on our team and also where the weaknesses of the other team are. She’s the kind of player you want out there in all situations.”

Patheja, who also plays on the Lady Cavaliers’ tennis team, likes the routine volleyball provides. “It’s nice to come to practice after school everyday and you don’t have to think about anything,” Patheja said. “Just think about volleyball. It’s like an escape, I guess.”

This year will be Patheja’s last as a varsity player. She plans to go to college and concentrate on working toward her chosen profession. She doesn’t plan to give up volleyball, however.

“I definitely want to still play volleyball in college – find somewhere to do it – but not for a college,” said Patheja, who has her eyes on the veterinary program at Auburn University.

Over the summer, she worked at the Aiken Veterinary Clinic.

“It was great,” Patheja said. “I was worried because it’s scary because when you go off to college you don’t know if you’re going to like what you’re going to do, so it was nice to shadow the vet and realize that’s what I want to do.”

She saw things others might not like.

“I saw them remove a mass, probably this big (hands apart the width of a doughnut) from a cat,” she said. “Most people would think it’s disgusting, but I thought it was pretty cool.”

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Grovetown police chief resigns

Grovetown officials plan to hold the initial discussions about replacing the city police chief today.

“We’re going to have a budget Wednesday and will discuss the budget,” Mayor George James said. “After that, while we’re together, then we’ll need to talk about how we want to proceed.”

Grovetown Department of Public Safety Chief Gary Owens submitted his resignation letter on Friday.

“He indicated that he was ready to pursue other opportunities,” James said.

Owens took over as director of the department in June 2012 after the resignation of former Chief Al Robinson.

Owens’ resignation came two weeks after he was suspended for two days for misconduct in the handling of two men who escaped from the department’s temporary detention facility on July 26.

“He created a hostile work environment for his employees by his actions,” James said at the time. “He hindered the operation of recovering the two escapees.”

Sam Cline Jr., a man arrested for aiding the escapees after providing them a ride to a nearby bar, said he did so not knowing they were wanted. He submitted petitions to city officials Wednesday to have Owens and an investigator terminated.

He claimed Owens cursed and yelled at him and never let him speak. Cline spent 21 days in jail without bond.

“I hate for anybody to lose their job at this point,” Cline said. “But if you can’t do your job, stay out of the kitchen.”

Owens started with the department as a part-time dispatcher in 1983. He became a certified police officer in 1986 and served 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 assistant chief in 2001.

City officials will decide if they want to replace Owens by hiring from within or search for a replacement outside the department.

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Grovetown police chief resigns

Grovetown officials plan to hold the initial discussions about replacing the city police chief today.

“We’re going to have a budget Wednesday and will discuss the budget,” Mayor George James said. “After that, while we’re together, then we’ll need to talk about how we want to proceed.”

Grovetown Department of Public Safety Chief Gary Owens submitted his resignation letter on Friday.

“He indicated that he was ready to pursue other opportunities,” James said.

Owens took over as director of the department in June 2012 after the resignation of former Chief Al Robinson.

Owens’ resignation came two weeks after he was suspended for two days for misconduct in the handling of two men who escaped from the department’s temporary detention facility on July 26.

“He created a hostile work environment for his employees by his actions,” James said at the time. “He hindered the operation of recovering the two escapees.”

Sam Cline Jr., a man arrested for aiding the escapees after providing them a ride to a nearby bar, said he did so not knowing they were wanted. He submitted petitions to city officials Wednesday to have Owens and an investigator terminated.

He claimed Owens cursed and yelled at him and never let him speak. Cline spent 21 days in jail without bond.

“I hate for anybody to lose their job at this point,” Cline said. “But if you can’t do your job, stay out of the kitchen.”

Owens started with the department as a part-time dispatcher in 1983. He became a certified police officer in 1986 and served 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 assistant chief in 2001.

City officials will decide if they want to replace Owens by hiring from within or search for a replacement outside the department.

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Three dead in McDuffie County wreck

A Grovetown woman, an Augusta man and his daughter died in a Friday wreck in McDuffie County.

Scott Craven, 31, of Augusta, and Brandi Ray, 32, of Grovetown, were killed instantly in the crash on Georgia Highway 221. Craven’s 1-year-old daughter, Lily Mac, was critically injured and taken by helicopter to Georgia Regents Medical Center, but later died.

Craven’s vehicle left the road, over-corrected and ran head-on into a tractor-trailer, according to Ritchie Howard, the Grovetown post commander for the Georgia State Patrol.

The driver of the truck, Gregory Flournoy, 51, and his passenger, Chavis Wright, 29, both of Milledgeville, Ga., were taken to University Hospital-McDuffie and treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

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Three dead in McDuffie County wreck

A Grovetown woman, an Augusta man and his daughter died in a Friday wreck in McDuffie County.

Scott Craven, 31, of Augusta, and Brandi Ray, 32, of Grovetown, were killed instantly in the crash on Georgia Highway 221. Craven’s 1-year-old daughter, Lily Mac, was critically injured and taken by helicopter to Georgia Regents Medical Center, but later died.

Craven’s vehicle left the road, over-corrected and ran head-on into a tractor-trailer, according to Ritchie Howard, the Grovetown post commander for the Georgia State Patrol.

The driver of the truck, Gregory Flournoy, 51, and his passenger, Chavis Wright, 29, both of Milledgeville, Ga., were taken to University Hospital-McDuffie and treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

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Police Blotter, Aug. 27, 2014

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

Dentist robbed at gunpoint

A Martinez dentist said she was robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening.

Dr. Celia Dunn, 65, said she was leaving her practice on Blue Ridge Drive just after 7 p.m. After locking the back door and setting the alarm, she said she turned and a man wearing a black bandana over his face pointed a handgun at her. The man made her walk back in the building and demanded money.

Dunn said she gave her assailant an unknown amount of cash from her purse and from the business.

The alarm to the practice began going off and Dunn said she could tell her assailant was starting to get scared. She told him to just leave, so he ran out the back door into a wooded area.

A sheriff’s office tracking dog was unable to locate the robber.

Dunn described her attacker as a black man, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 inches tall with short hair wearing a gray T-shirt and black pants.

Purse is taken in parking lot

A woman said someone snatched her purse from the parking lot of a Martinez home improvement store.

The 58-year-old woman said she was opening the passenger door of her husband’s truck at about 8 p.m. in the lot of Lowe’s on Bobby Jones. The woman said a man came up behind her and snatched her purse.

Witnesses said he ran to a silver passenger car with tinted windows parked several spaces away. It sped away toward Washington Road.

Would-be burglar runs

A Martinez woman told authorities that she saw the would-be burglar of her home run away late Friday.

The woman said she was asleep on the couch in her living room at about 11:30 p.m. when she was awakened by someone messing with the back door. She got up and saw a chubby man wearing a red shirt, jeans and a dark hat run from her back porch.

Phone hustler is reported

The owner of an Augusta donut shop called deputies Thursday after someone claiming to be with Georgia Power Co. called her and demanded payment.

The owner of Belair Donuts said she received a call from someone who identified himself as Allen Gray with Georgia Power just after 2 p.m. The caller said the power to her business on Jimmie Dyess Parkway would be disconnected unless she paid $350. He told the owner that he was on the way to disconnect the power unless she went to CVS and paid the $350.

It is unclear if the caller used his real name, but the owner said she didn’t pay the money and stopped answering the calls.

Employee sees thief

An employee of a Martinez electric company called authorities Thursday after discovering someone stole tools from a work truck.

The employee of Howell Electric said another employee said there were several tools and drills missing from the tool box on his work truck. She reviewed video surveillance footage, which showed an older model white vehicle park in front of the business on Wheeler Road at about 1:45 a.m. A man looked inside vehicles in the parking lot.

The man was seen taking tools from the toolbox of a truck.

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Police Blotter, Aug. 27, 2014

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

Dentist robbed at gunpoint

A Martinez dentist said she was robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening.

Dr. Celia Dunn, 65, said she was leaving her practice on Blue Ridge Drive just after 7 p.m. After locking the back door and setting the alarm, she said she turned and a man wearing a black bandana over his face pointed a handgun at her. The man made her walk back in the building and demanded money.

Dunn said she gave her assailant an unknown amount of cash from her purse and from the business.

The alarm to the practice began going off and Dunn said she could tell her assailant was starting to get scared. She told him to just leave, so he ran out the back door into a wooded area.

A sheriff’s office tracking dog was unable to locate the robber.

Dunn described her attacker as a black man, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 inches tall with short hair wearing a gray T-shirt and black pants.

Purse is taken in parking lot

A woman said someone snatched her purse from the parking lot of a Martinez home improvement store.

The 58-year-old woman said she was opening the passenger door of her husband’s truck at about 8 p.m. in the lot of Lowe’s on Bobby Jones. The woman said a man came up behind her and snatched her purse.

Witnesses said he ran to a silver passenger car with tinted windows parked several spaces away. It sped away toward Washington Road.

Would-be burglar runs

A Martinez woman told authorities that she saw the would-be burglar of her home run away late Friday.

The woman said she was asleep on the couch in her living room at about 11:30 p.m. when she was awakened by someone messing with the back door. She got up and saw a chubby man wearing a red shirt, jeans and a dark hat run from her back porch.

Phone hustler is reported

The owner of an Augusta donut shop called deputies Thursday after someone claiming to be with Georgia Power Co. called her and demanded payment.

The owner of Belair Donuts said she received a call from someone who identified himself as Allen Gray with Georgia Power just after 2 p.m. The caller said the power to her business on Jimmie Dyess Parkway would be disconnected unless she paid $350. He told the owner that he was on the way to disconnect the power unless she went to CVS and paid the $350.

It is unclear if the caller used his real name, but the owner said she didn’t pay the money and stopped answering the calls.

Employee sees thief

An employee of a Martinez electric company called authorities Thursday after discovering someone stole tools from a work truck.

The employee of Howell Electric said another employee said there were several tools and drills missing from the tool box on his work truck. She reviewed video surveillance footage, which showed an older model white vehicle park in front of the business on Wheeler Road at about 1:45 a.m. A man looked inside vehicles in the parking lot.

The man was seen taking tools from the toolbox of a truck.

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Current Events

UPCOMING

Reunion

John Pierce Blanchard Consolidated High School reunion; Friday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; semiformal; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; tickets $30 per person; hosted by Class of 1964; (706) 860-6495

Museum

Grovetown Museum, 106 E. Robinson Ave.; open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; children must be accompanied by adult; no charge for tours, donations accepted; (706) 863-1867

Zumba classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mondays, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown; $5 per class; (706) 364-3565, evanschristianacademy.org Scholarship pageant Columbia County Forestry and Pine Seedling Scholarship Pageant – Promoting and Protecting the Forestry Industry; March 7; queens will serve as host city queens to the 76th annual Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant held in Tifton; all contestants receive a trophy; winner and three runner-ups in each age group – Baby Miss birth to 23 months, Teeny Miss 2-3 years, Tiny Miss 4-6 years, Little Miss 7-9 years, Junior Miss 10-12 years, Teen Miss 13-16 years, Miss 17-24 years; $85 for Baby Miss through Teen Miss, $100 for Miss entries; optional categories of Prettiest Dress, Prettiest Smile, Photogenic, Prettiest Face, Best Personality and Photogenic $15 each;
(706) 664-5010, columbia
countyforestry@gmail.com Harlem council Forming a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to offer the citizens of Harlem and visitors a quality experience with performing arts, visual arts and history of Harlem exhibit; Janet Luckey-Short Luckey–janet@yahoo.com, Ann Blalock blalock@hotmail.com Westside reunion

Westside High 1994, Saturday, Oct. 18; family picnic lunch, Westside High School; party 7 p.m. Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, with dinner, drinks, DJ; $40 through Sept. 15; PayPal: click “send money to a friend” enter connettegayle@yahoo.com and amount, in notes section enter preferred e-mail; check: send payment to WHS 20 Year Reunion, 1317 Berwick Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Expo at fort

Leadership of Fort Gordon-CSRA Community Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Gordon Conference & Catering Center, Building 39102, Fort Gordon; 120 local attractions, businesses, community organizations; door prizes; free Papa John’s pizza and Coca-Cola beverages; held by Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians Club; free; fgscc.com

Harlem reunion

Harlem High 1964 50-year class reunion Aug. 30, Appling; call for details; Patti Culpepper Moore (706) 394-5934

Trail cameras

Cabela’s Trail Camera Use and Features 101 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, Cabela’s, 833 Cabela Drive; learn the full features of trail cameras; free; cabelas.com/augusta

Square dance

Square dance lessons open house 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, Fleming Complex/Bernie Ward Center, 1915 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, next to Butler High School gymnasium; enter back right end of building; (706) 790-4019

Weightlifting

Augusta Barbell Club – Weightlifting Meet 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, CrossFit 4 Everyone, 3475 Old Petersburg Road; diverse group of lifters, from unique backgrounds; not a USAW registered event, great opportunity for lifters of all levels to get their feet wet; register online; weigh-in 8:30 a.m, competitive lifting 12:30 p.m.; free for spectators; $15 to participate; augustabarbell.com

Senior pageant

2014 Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant Saturday, Sept. 6, Kroc Center; contestant interviews underway; open to women of both Georgia and South Carolina, ages 55 and above; Pat Schlipp (706) 664-3896

Golf tournament

AFCEA Technet Augusta Scholarship Golf Tournament 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, 537 Range Road, Fort Gordon; $75, online advance registration only, includes green fees, cart, bag lunch, barbecue dinner, range balls; benefits AFCEA Educational Foundation; team prizes, door prizes; Joe Yavorsky (706) 421-3360, yavorskyjs@aol.com, Bob Damen (706) 855-0099

Civil War

Civil War Roundtable of Augusta Sept. 8, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m.; Gary W. Gallagher, speaker; open to the public; group usually meets third Mondays; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com

Speedway reunion

11th annual Augusta International Raceway Preservation Society Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet; Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 4335 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah; induction banquet 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, tickets $20; racers reunion and car show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, free admission; (706) 829-6825

Border Bash

21st annual Border Bash 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; Kristian Bush, The Joe Stevenson Band, University of South Carolina and University of Georgia cheerleaders, mascots Hairy Dawg and Cocky; vendors, food, drinks, games; $10 advance, $15 at gate; BorderBash.net

Speed dating

6-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Augusta Christian Singles members $10, others $8; registration required 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11; (762) 233-1978, christiandances.org

Rummage sale

CSRA Humane Society Rummage Sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; fall rummage sale at the no-kill shelter on the corner of Milledge Road by Lake Olmstead; benefits the shelter pets; csrahumanesociety.org

Cat show

Cattyshack Cat Club Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; featuring Bengals, Maine Coons, Sphynx, Persians, household pets and more; vendors with cat trees, toys and cat beds; $5, $4 military and seniors, $2.50 children

Up In Smoke tour

Up In Smoke tour featuring Cheech & Chong and War 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18; a night of music and comedy; doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; $29.50-$77.50; tickets available at box office, online and by phone; (877) 428-4849, www.georgialinatix.com, bit.ly/X5AwUK

Arts in the Heart

2014 Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 20, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 21, Broad Street and Augusta Common; fine arts, fine crafts market, performers of all kinds, young artist market (for school-aged artists), children’s area; camp chairs welcome; no pets or coolers; weekend pass $5 advance, $10 at gate; artsintheheart.com

iRun Man 5k

ECE’s iRun Man 5k 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Euchee Creek Elementary School; 1 Mile Fun Run for children under age 12 8:30 a.m.; 5K open to all ages 9:30 a.m.; vendors, after-race party; $25 adults, $15 children, advance registration includes T-shirt; eucheecreek.wix.com/ece5k

Night walk

Light The Night Walk 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; family friendly walk; food vendors, fun activities; pets welcome;
lightthenight.org/ga

Job fair

Goodwill Job Fair 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25; celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month; meet with employers, community resources; job fair boot camps 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Spanish, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in English; interview workshops noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23; (706) 447-5195, goodwillworks.org/jobconnection

MADD walk

Walk Like MADD 5k Community Walk 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; to raise awareness in the community about efforts to eliminate drunk driving and support victims of this violent crime; registration 7 a.m., opening ceremony 8:30 a.m., walk 9 a.m.; live entertainment, food, demonstrations, prizes, contests, more; madd.org/walkaugusta

iCan 4 iPads

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; fundraiser to provide tools and training for adults with cognitive and communication challenges; register to participate in one or more of the events - 5k run/walk, 10k cycle and 10k kayak; vendors, food, raffle; ican4ipads.org

Cleanup and picnic

Community Cleanup and Picnic 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, West Dam Park, 3946 West Dam Park Road, Appling; wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, bring plenty of water; arrive early for check-in and safety briefing; trail maintenance, underbrushing, bluebird boxes, litter cleanup; (864) 333-1150, CESAS-OPT@usace.army.mil

Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! Saturday, Sept. 27, Ezekiel Harris House, 1840 Broad St., and Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets; (706) 722-8454

Marvin golf

Marvin United Methodist Church fourth annual golf tournament noon Saturday, Sept. 27, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, 537 Range Road, Fort Gordon; $70 per person, $240 per team, includes lunch and dinner; a best ball tournament with a free golf cart and range balls; prizes; benefits Marvin UMC and The Mikey Foundation; sandyleathers@knology.com, olmsteadmc@att.net

Oliver Hardy Festival

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Harlem; vendor booths open 9 a.m., parade starts 10 a.m.; live entertainment, movies at Laurel and Hardy Museum; harlemga.org/community/events

Shredding event

Free community paper-shredding 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, parking lot of The Cleveland Group, 3740 Executive Center Drive, Martinez; open to households and small businesses; shredded materials recycled; free coffee and pastries; held by Professional Organizers of Augusta

ONGOING

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; alcohol and smoke free; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents to purchase eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club; write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Farmers market

4:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 30, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Evans Towne Farmers Market; local farmers committed to all-natural growing practices, children’s activities, cooking demos and vegetable gardening education;
kim@augustalocallygrown.org, evanstownefarmersmarket.com

Fire information

Advice on fire danger for Columbia County residents; Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County; (706) 556-3962

Food pantry

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Live wrestling

Live action first Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., belltime 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; experience deeper awareness, clarity and stress reduction through guided meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; registration required;
(706) 496-3935,
mindbodystressreduction.com

MOMS Club

MOMS Club of Augusta meets 10 a.m. first Wednesdays (except December); chapter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; e-mail for location; membership@momsclubofaugusta.org, www.momsclubaugusta.org

Orchestras

Columbia County Orchestra and Columbia County Youth; weekly meetings; musicians needed; information online; columbiacco.org

Public speaking

7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, room 3; Riverwalk Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership Club; Sharma Pogula (706) 855-1081,
7106.toastmasterclubs.org

Scholarships

Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children; must be a Columbia County resident and intend to enroll or are enrolled in a college or technical school; applications available from school counselors’ offices and online; need-based; deadline to apply and submit documents May 30;
ccfchildren.com

Survivors

Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers; (706) 787-4767, myarmyonesource.com

Volunteers

• Grovetown Senior Center; volunteer drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins needed; (706) 210-8699

• Regency Hospice; training provided; Nancy Browning (706) 868-4422

• Golden Harvest Food Bank; help sort donations in warehouse; (706) 736-1199

• Safe Kids East Central Georgia; help with events; lead programs that teach safety to children and teens; training provided; (706) 721-7606

• Columbia County Library, Evans; (706) 863-1946, jthompson@columbiacountyga.gov

• American Cancer Society Augusta chapter; drivers for Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients, needed; (706) 731-9900

• Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 4210 Columbia Road Suite 13A, Martinez, for ages 55 and older; (706) 868-0120 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Wine tastings

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 922-9463, vine11.com

Women vets

11 a.m. first Saturdays; The Women’s Veterans Club; $24 per year; April Starks (706) 868-5601

Writers group

6:30 p.m. third Mondays, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; CSRA Writers Group; free, open to the public; for a critique, bring eight copies of up to 10 pages of work (double-spaced); (706) 836-7315

Categories: Local

Current Events

UPCOMING

Reunion

John Pierce Blanchard Consolidated High School reunion; Friday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; semiformal; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; tickets $30 per person; hosted by Class of 1964; (706) 860-6495

Museum

Grovetown Museum, 106 E. Robinson Ave.; open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; children must be accompanied by adult; no charge for tours, donations accepted; (706) 863-1867

Zumba classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mondays, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown; $5 per class; (706) 364-3565, evanschristianacademy.org Scholarship pageant Columbia County Forestry and Pine Seedling Scholarship Pageant – Promoting and Protecting the Forestry Industry; March 7; queens will serve as host city queens to the 76th annual Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant held in Tifton; all contestants receive a trophy; winner and three runner-ups in each age group – Baby Miss birth to 23 months, Teeny Miss 2-3 years, Tiny Miss 4-6 years, Little Miss 7-9 years, Junior Miss 10-12 years, Teen Miss 13-16 years, Miss 17-24 years; $85 for Baby Miss through Teen Miss, $100 for Miss entries; optional categories of Prettiest Dress, Prettiest Smile, Photogenic, Prettiest Face, Best Personality and Photogenic $15 each;
(706) 664-5010, columbia
countyforestry@gmail.com Harlem council Forming a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to offer the citizens of Harlem and visitors a quality experience with performing arts, visual arts and history of Harlem exhibit; Janet Luckey-Short Luckey–janet@yahoo.com, Ann Blalock blalock@hotmail.com Westside reunion

Westside High 1994, Saturday, Oct. 18; family picnic lunch, Westside High School; party 7 p.m. Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, with dinner, drinks, DJ; $40 through Sept. 15; PayPal: click “send money to a friend” enter connettegayle@yahoo.com and amount, in notes section enter preferred e-mail; check: send payment to WHS 20 Year Reunion, 1317 Berwick Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Expo at fort

Leadership of Fort Gordon-CSRA Community Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Gordon Conference & Catering Center, Building 39102, Fort Gordon; 120 local attractions, businesses, community organizations; door prizes; free Papa John’s pizza and Coca-Cola beverages; held by Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians Club; free; fgscc.com

Harlem reunion

Harlem High 1964 50-year class reunion Aug. 30, Appling; call for details; Patti Culpepper Moore (706) 394-5934

Trail cameras

Cabela’s Trail Camera Use and Features 101 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, Cabela’s, 833 Cabela Drive; learn the full features of trail cameras; free; cabelas.com/augusta

Square dance

Square dance lessons open house 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, Fleming Complex/Bernie Ward Center, 1915 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, next to Butler High School gymnasium; enter back right end of building; (706) 790-4019

Weightlifting

Augusta Barbell Club – Weightlifting Meet 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, CrossFit 4 Everyone, 3475 Old Petersburg Road; diverse group of lifters, from unique backgrounds; not a USAW registered event, great opportunity for lifters of all levels to get their feet wet; register online; weigh-in 8:30 a.m, competitive lifting 12:30 p.m.; free for spectators; $15 to participate; augustabarbell.com

Senior pageant

2014 Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant Saturday, Sept. 6, Kroc Center; contestant interviews underway; open to women of both Georgia and South Carolina, ages 55 and above; Pat Schlipp (706) 664-3896

Golf tournament

AFCEA Technet Augusta Scholarship Golf Tournament 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, 537 Range Road, Fort Gordon; $75, online advance registration only, includes green fees, cart, bag lunch, barbecue dinner, range balls; benefits AFCEA Educational Foundation; team prizes, door prizes; Joe Yavorsky (706) 421-3360, yavorskyjs@aol.com, Bob Damen (706) 855-0099

Civil War

Civil War Roundtable of Augusta Sept. 8, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m.; Gary W. Gallagher, speaker; open to the public; group usually meets third Mondays; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com

Speedway reunion

11th annual Augusta International Raceway Preservation Society Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet; Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 4335 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah; induction banquet 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, tickets $20; racers reunion and car show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, free admission; (706) 829-6825

Border Bash

21st annual Border Bash 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; Kristian Bush, The Joe Stevenson Band, University of South Carolina and University of Georgia cheerleaders, mascots Hairy Dawg and Cocky; vendors, food, drinks, games; $10 advance, $15 at gate; BorderBash.net

Speed dating

6-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Augusta Christian Singles members $10, others $8; registration required 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11; (762) 233-1978, christiandances.org

Rummage sale

CSRA Humane Society Rummage Sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; fall rummage sale at the no-kill shelter on the corner of Milledge Road by Lake Olmstead; benefits the shelter pets; csrahumanesociety.org

Cat show

Cattyshack Cat Club Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta; featuring Bengals, Maine Coons, Sphynx, Persians, household pets and more; vendors with cat trees, toys and cat beds; $5, $4 military and seniors, $2.50 children

Up In Smoke tour

Up In Smoke tour featuring Cheech & Chong and War 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18; a night of music and comedy; doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; $29.50-$77.50; tickets available at box office, online and by phone; (877) 428-4849, www.georgialinatix.com, bit.ly/X5AwUK

Arts in the Heart

2014 Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 20, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 21, Broad Street and Augusta Common; fine arts, fine crafts market, performers of all kinds, young artist market (for school-aged artists), children’s area; camp chairs welcome; no pets or coolers; weekend pass $5 advance, $10 at gate; artsintheheart.com

iRun Man 5k

ECE’s iRun Man 5k 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Euchee Creek Elementary School; 1 Mile Fun Run for children under age 12 8:30 a.m.; 5K open to all ages 9:30 a.m.; vendors, after-race party; $25 adults, $15 children, advance registration includes T-shirt; eucheecreek.wix.com/ece5k

Night walk

Light The Night Walk 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; family friendly walk; food vendors, fun activities; pets welcome;
lightthenight.org/ga

Job fair

Goodwill Job Fair 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25; celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month; meet with employers, community resources; job fair boot camps 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Spanish, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in English; interview workshops noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23; (706) 447-5195, goodwillworks.org/jobconnection

MADD walk

Walk Like MADD 5k Community Walk 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; to raise awareness in the community about efforts to eliminate drunk driving and support victims of this violent crime; registration 7 a.m., opening ceremony 8:30 a.m., walk 9 a.m.; live entertainment, food, demonstrations, prizes, contests, more; madd.org/walkaugusta

iCan 4 iPads

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; fundraiser to provide tools and training for adults with cognitive and communication challenges; register to participate in one or more of the events - 5k run/walk, 10k cycle and 10k kayak; vendors, food, raffle; ican4ipads.org

Cleanup and picnic

Community Cleanup and Picnic 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, West Dam Park, 3946 West Dam Park Road, Appling; wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, bring plenty of water; arrive early for check-in and safety briefing; trail maintenance, underbrushing, bluebird boxes, litter cleanup; (864) 333-1150, CESAS-OPT@usace.army.mil

Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! Saturday, Sept. 27, Ezekiel Harris House, 1840 Broad St., and Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets; (706) 722-8454

Marvin golf

Marvin United Methodist Church fourth annual golf tournament noon Saturday, Sept. 27, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, 537 Range Road, Fort Gordon; $70 per person, $240 per team, includes lunch and dinner; a best ball tournament with a free golf cart and range balls; prizes; benefits Marvin UMC and The Mikey Foundation; sandyleathers@knology.com, olmsteadmc@att.net

Oliver Hardy Festival

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Harlem; vendor booths open 9 a.m., parade starts 10 a.m.; live entertainment, movies at Laurel and Hardy Museum; harlemga.org/community/events

Shredding event

Free community paper-shredding 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, parking lot of The Cleveland Group, 3740 Executive Center Drive, Martinez; open to households and small businesses; shredded materials recycled; free coffee and pastries; held by Professional Organizers of Augusta

ONGOING

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; alcohol and smoke free; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents to purchase eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club; write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Farmers market

4:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 30, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Evans Towne Farmers Market; local farmers committed to all-natural growing practices, children’s activities, cooking demos and vegetable gardening education;
kim@augustalocallygrown.org, evanstownefarmersmarket.com

Fire information

Advice on fire danger for Columbia County residents; Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County; (706) 556-3962

Food pantry

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Live wrestling

Live action first Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., belltime 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; experience deeper awareness, clarity and stress reduction through guided meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; registration required;
(706) 496-3935,
mindbodystressreduction.com

MOMS Club

MOMS Club of Augusta meets 10 a.m. first Wednesdays (except December); chapter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; e-mail for location; membership@momsclubofaugusta.org, www.momsclubaugusta.org

Orchestras

Columbia County Orchestra and Columbia County Youth; weekly meetings; musicians needed; information online; columbiacco.org

Public speaking

7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, room 3; Riverwalk Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership Club; Sharma Pogula (706) 855-1081,
7106.toastmasterclubs.org

Scholarships

Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children; must be a Columbia County resident and intend to enroll or are enrolled in a college or technical school; applications available from school counselors’ offices and online; need-based; deadline to apply and submit documents May 30;
ccfchildren.com

Survivors

Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers; (706) 787-4767, myarmyonesource.com

Volunteers

• Grovetown Senior Center; volunteer drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins needed; (706) 210-8699

• Regency Hospice; training provided; Nancy Browning (706) 868-4422

• Golden Harvest Food Bank; help sort donations in warehouse; (706) 736-1199

• Safe Kids East Central Georgia; help with events; lead programs that teach safety to children and teens; training provided; (706) 721-7606

• Columbia County Library, Evans; (706) 863-1946, jthompson@columbiacountyga.gov

• American Cancer Society Augusta chapter; drivers for Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients, needed; (706) 731-9900

• Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 4210 Columbia Road Suite 13A, Martinez, for ages 55 and older; (706) 868-0120 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Wine tastings

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 922-9463, vine11.com

Women vets

11 a.m. first Saturdays; The Women’s Veterans Club; $24 per year; April Starks (706) 868-5601

Writers group

6:30 p.m. third Mondays, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; CSRA Writers Group; free, open to the public; for a critique, bring eight copies of up to 10 pages of work (double-spaced); (706) 836-7315

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