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Police Blotter, May 24, 2015

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

Vehicles robbed overnight

Several residents of the same Evans street called authorities May 18 after finding that someone went into and stole items from vehicles.

Eleven residents of Rollo Domino Circle told authorities that someone broke into locked or entered unlocked vehicles as they were parked in driveways overnight. The thief or thieves entered 17 vehicles. In some cases, items were moved around or gone through, but nothing was stolen. In other cases, the thieves stole various items like sunglasses, wallets, change and a few garage door remote controls.

One man said someone stole the garage door opener from his truck, used it to open the garage door and stole power tools and lawn equipment from inside. While responding to that call at about 4:30 a.m., a deputy noticed a neighbor’s garage door open. The homeowner, when told of the rash of car break-ins and thefts, said the door was closed when he went to bed and a drill press was missing from the garage as well as items from his truck.

Handguns were stolen from two of the vehicles.

Fundraiser money stolen

Authorities responded to Evans High School May 19 after a coach discovered money raised for a football booster club missing.

The school safety officer said someone took $400 in cash from inside an envelope and left the envelope on the bleachers of the gym. The money was raised at a May 11 football booster fundraiser and was then put in the envelope on the coach’s desk inside the gym.

The envelope was found in the gym on May 18 with some checks still inside. Only cash was stolen.

Car vandalized with racial slurs

A Martinez man said May 19 that someone vandalized his car with racial slurs.

The 33-year-old man said that someone came into his front yard overnight and broke out the rear window of his vehicle, cracked the front windshield, flattened two tires on the driver’s side, broke out both of the rear brake lights and broke both side mirrors.

He said someone also went inside the vehicle and smashed the face of the factory radio.

The man said someone also keyed racial slurs all over the outside of the vehicle.

Woman fears someone’s using home when she’s out

A Harlem woman told deputies Monday that someone had been in her home and yard.

The 50-year-old woman said she was away from home between May 11 and Monday.

When she returned, the woman said she noticed the tarp covering her pool had been removed.

She realized someone used her lawn mower because she left it in neutral and with a full tank of gas and she found the
mower in gear with a half a tank of gas.

She’s also had several incidents recently of food going missing from inside the home.

The woman said she believes that while she is away during the day, someone is coming onto her property and possibly into her home.

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Police Blotter, May 24, 2015

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

Vehicles robbed overnight

Several residents of the same Evans street called authorities May 18 after finding that someone went into and stole items from vehicles.

Eleven residents of Rollo Domino Circle told authorities that someone broke into locked or entered unlocked vehicles as they were parked in driveways overnight. The thief or thieves entered 17 vehicles. In some cases, items were moved around or gone through, but nothing was stolen. In other cases, the thieves stole various items like sunglasses, wallets, change and a few garage door remote controls.

One man said someone stole the garage door opener from his truck, used it to open the garage door and stole power tools and lawn equipment from inside. While responding to that call at about 4:30 a.m., a deputy noticed a neighbor’s garage door open. The homeowner, when told of the rash of car break-ins and thefts, said the door was closed when he went to bed and a drill press was missing from the garage as well as items from his truck.

Handguns were stolen from two of the vehicles.

Fundraiser money stolen

Authorities responded to Evans High School May 19 after a coach discovered money raised for a football booster club missing.

The school safety officer said someone took $400 in cash from inside an envelope and left the envelope on the bleachers of the gym. The money was raised at a May 11 football booster fundraiser and was then put in the envelope on the coach’s desk inside the gym.

The envelope was found in the gym on May 18 with some checks still inside. Only cash was stolen.

Car vandalized with racial slurs

A Martinez man said May 19 that someone vandalized his car with racial slurs.

The 33-year-old man said that someone came into his front yard overnight and broke out the rear window of his vehicle, cracked the front windshield, flattened two tires on the driver’s side, broke out both of the rear brake lights and broke both side mirrors.

He said someone also went inside the vehicle and smashed the face of the factory radio.

The man said someone also keyed racial slurs all over the outside of the vehicle.

Woman fears someone’s using home when she’s out

A Harlem woman told deputies Monday that someone had been in her home and yard.

The 50-year-old woman said she was away from home between May 11 and Monday.

When she returned, the woman said she noticed the tarp covering her pool had been removed.

She realized someone used her lawn mower because she left it in neutral and with a full tank of gas and she found the
mower in gear with a half a tank of gas.

She’s also had several incidents recently of food going missing from inside the home.

The woman said she believes that while she is away during the day, someone is coming onto her property and possibly into her home.

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Harlem officials to consider rezonings for apartments, senior living

Harlem officials are expected at Monday’s monthly meeting to consider two rezonings that the public expressed concerns over.

If approved, the rezoned properties would become the future sites of an apartment complex and a senior housing development.

“I’m not in favor of either one of them,” City Councilman John Thigpen said after hearing the details of each of the proposals at a May 14 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. “And the reason why is our comprehensive plan and our planning strictly specifies low-density single-family homes for both of those areas. And the residents have been very vocal about their disapproval of both projects.”

EGHC Independence Village Harlem LP requested that 25.15 acres on Appling-Harlem Road at Campbell’s Crossing be rezoned from R-1A Residential to R-3 Residential for the development of 125 apartment units. The plan is to build 80 units in the first phase and 45 in the second.

Residents packed the courtroom at the city Public Safety building for the May 14 Planning and Zoning meeting and voiced concerns about safety, traffic and the fact the development doesn’t mesh with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

“They stuck to the facts, presented good arguments,” city Community Development Coordinator Will Butler said of the many residents who spoke out against the rezoning. “It was very good from our standpoint. It’s good to have people who want to be involved and will come out and say their opinion.”

Butler said he, his staff and the commission agreed to recommend to council members that the project be denied because it conflicts with the Comprehensive Plan, which calls for single-family homes in the area, and it doesn’t fit in with the surrounding properties.

“Overall, it doesn’t fit with the comprehensive plan, that was the biggest issue,” Butler said.

The project was slated to be subsidized housing with a focus on housing for veterans.

Residents also spoke out against an application by Peachtree Housing Communities LLC to rezone 17.75 acres on North Louisville Street near Harlem-Grovetown Road from R1A-Residential to R-3 Residential to make way for a single-floor senior housing facility.

It was originally slated to be three-level apartments, but was verbally changed to senior housing at the last minute with nothing in writing.

“Once you rezone something, it’s hard to get it back,” Thigpen said.

The property, which lists Mayor Bobby Culpepper as the selling agent through DeFoor Realty, would be the second senior complex in the city. The first was built on Planer Mill Road and isn’t at full capacity.

Butler, staff and the commission agreed to approve the rezoning with special conditions that pedestrian access be provided to a pedestrian walkway on North Louisville Road, that deed-filing paperwork be presented to the city and that a fence will be built on a walkway near a pond for safety reasons.

Thigpen said he doesn’t want people to think that property may be approved strictly because Culpepper’s name is on the sign.

“He has recused himself, he called a conflict and recused himself (from any discussion or action pertaining to the property),” Thigpen said.

“But the perception in the public is that we approved that because his name is out there and that’s not true.

“It really doesn’t go with the surrounding property.”

Thigpen said he’s received numerous calls and messages from residents stating they are against both of the rezonings.

“I tend to listen to the people who put me in office,” Thigpen said. “I was elected to do a job for them, not for me, … not for anybody else. I have to try to gauge what the majority of the constituents want. And it is pretty obvious … they don’t want this kind of zoning in Harlem because of the fact they want to try to maintain that single-family bedroom community.

“I think putting apartments in would just be the wrong thing.”

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Harlem officials to consider rezonings for apartments, senior living

Harlem officials are expected at Monday’s monthly meeting to consider two rezonings that the public expressed concerns over.

If approved, the rezoned properties would become the future sites of an apartment complex and a senior housing development.

“I’m not in favor of either one of them,” City Councilman John Thigpen said after hearing the details of each of the proposals at a May 14 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. “And the reason why is our comprehensive plan and our planning strictly specifies low-density single-family homes for both of those areas. And the residents have been very vocal about their disapproval of both projects.”

EGHC Independence Village Harlem LP requested that 25.15 acres on Appling-Harlem Road at Campbell’s Crossing be rezoned from R-1A Residential to R-3 Residential for the development of 125 apartment units. The plan is to build 80 units in the first phase and 45 in the second.

Residents packed the courtroom at the city Public Safety building for the May 14 Planning and Zoning meeting and voiced concerns about safety, traffic and the fact the development doesn’t mesh with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

“They stuck to the facts, presented good arguments,” city Community Development Coordinator Will Butler said of the many residents who spoke out against the rezoning. “It was very good from our standpoint. It’s good to have people who want to be involved and will come out and say their opinion.”

Butler said he, his staff and the commission agreed to recommend to council members that the project be denied because it conflicts with the Comprehensive Plan, which calls for single-family homes in the area, and it doesn’t fit in with the surrounding properties.

“Overall, it doesn’t fit with the comprehensive plan, that was the biggest issue,” Butler said.

The project was slated to be subsidized housing with a focus on housing for veterans.

Residents also spoke out against an application by Peachtree Housing Communities LLC to rezone 17.75 acres on North Louisville Street near Harlem-Grovetown Road from R1A-Residential to R-3 Residential to make way for a single-floor senior housing facility.

It was originally slated to be three-level apartments, but was verbally changed to senior housing at the last minute with nothing in writing.

“Once you rezone something, it’s hard to get it back,” Thigpen said.

The property, which lists Mayor Bobby Culpepper as the selling agent through DeFoor Realty, would be the second senior complex in the city. The first was built on Planer Mill Road and isn’t at full capacity.

Butler, staff and the commission agreed to approve the rezoning with special conditions that pedestrian access be provided to a pedestrian walkway on North Louisville Road, that deed-filing paperwork be presented to the city and that a fence will be built on a walkway near a pond for safety reasons.

Thigpen said he doesn’t want people to think that property may be approved strictly because Culpepper’s name is on the sign.

“He has recused himself, he called a conflict and recused himself (from any discussion or action pertaining to the property),” Thigpen said.

“But the perception in the public is that we approved that because his name is out there and that’s not true.

“It really doesn’t go with the surrounding property.”

Thigpen said he’s received numerous calls and messages from residents stating they are against both of the rezonings.

“I tend to listen to the people who put me in office,” Thigpen said. “I was elected to do a job for them, not for me, … not for anybody else. I have to try to gauge what the majority of the constituents want. And it is pretty obvious … they don’t want this kind of zoning in Harlem because of the fact they want to try to maintain that single-family bedroom community.

“I think putting apartments in would just be the wrong thing.”

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West Dam to be open for Memorial Day weekend as intense jet skier search is suspended

Clarks Hill Lake authorities say that the search for a jet skier who went missing at West Dam recreation area Monday will likely be suspended for the holiday weekend while the park is expected to be open.

Christopher Lee Harper, 43, was riding his Yamaha WaveRunner just before 3 p.m. off the beach at the park next to the dam when some beachgoers saw him get flung off, said Capt. Mark Padgett of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

“We’ll go through tomorrow (Friday) and see what it looks like,” Padgett said late Thursday. “We’ll probably suspend it for the weekend.”

Padgett said they’ll likely have personnel on site to continue surface searches.

The recreation area is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is one of the most popular parks on the lake.

The end of the area including the beach near where Harper went missing has been closed off all week.

Corps Savannah District Corporate Communications Officer Russell Wicke said that with the high demand for lake recreation during the Memorial Day weekend, he expected the entire area to be open to the public.

The women who saw Harper fall off the WaveRunner tried to reach him. They say he surfaced once and went back under the water. Harper wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

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West Dam to be open for Memorial Day weekend as intense jet skier search is suspended

Clarks Hill Lake authorities say that the search for a jet skier who went missing at West Dam recreation area Monday will likely be suspended for the holiday weekend while the park is expected to be open.

Christopher Lee Harper, 43, was riding his Yamaha WaveRunner just before 3 p.m. off the beach at the park next to the dam when some beachgoers saw him get flung off, said Capt. Mark Padgett of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

“We’ll go through tomorrow (Friday) and see what it looks like,” Padgett said late Thursday. “We’ll probably suspend it for the weekend.”

Padgett said they’ll likely have personnel on site to continue surface searches.

The recreation area is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is one of the most popular parks on the lake.

The end of the area including the beach near where Harper went missing has been closed off all week.

Corps Savannah District Corporate Communications Officer Russell Wicke said that with the high demand for lake recreation during the Memorial Day weekend, he expected the entire area to be open to the public.

The women who saw Harper fall off the WaveRunner tried to reach him. They say he surfaced once and went back under the water. Harper wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

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Residents show up to oppose connecting new development to River Chase

Columbia County commissioners met with a full house at the Evans government auditorium for Tuesday’s meeting, with the majority of the audience there for rezoning requests.

The largest group was residents of the River Chase neighborhood, who had turned out in force to oppose the rezoning of a neighboring 55-acre tract for the purpose of developing a new subdivision with about 50 homes, according to the conceptual design filed by owner Deborah Huguenin and developer Matthew Eschelbach.

Residents were concerned with rezoning, which would change the property from R-1 to R-2, allowing for smaller lots and a denser development. They also opposed connecting the new neighborhood to River Chase via Waterston Drive. River Chase resident Connie Melear said she understood that new development was inevitable, but was concerned the neighborhoods would not be compatible.

“Ideally we would like it to stay R-1, however, if it does change to R-2 we strongly suggest that there be a large buffer and larger lot sizes, and please, no cut-through to our neighborhood,” Melear said. “Connectivity is not necessarily evil and there is a place for it, but just not in this development. One way in and one way out, that was how it was when we built our homes, and that is how we want to keep it.”

Susan Schaeberle, a neighbor, said connecting the neighborhoods would create a short cut to Furys Ferry Road that would bring in too many vehicles.

“We believe the residents of the new subdivision would choose to cut through River Chase to reach Furys Ferry rather than use their own entrance on Hardy McManus,” she said.

She said that River Chase was built without sidewalks, which would make additional traffic more dangerous.

“Our streets are our walking trails and we use them to walk our pets and to exercise,” she said. “Our children and grandchildren ride their bikes and run to each other’s homes, and they play games on our streets as we did when we were children.”

Commissioner Doug Duncan made a motion to approve the R-2 rezoning, but with no connection to River Chase and to require that lots be at least 12,000 square feet in size. Duncan’s motion required the property to change hands by June 30, or the rezoning would revert back to R-1.

Commission Chairman Ron Cross said he didn’t think it would be fair to burden an existing neighborhood by connecting it to a denser development, but he pointed out that property owners have rights to sell.

“Everyone that I have talked to, and I’ve talked and (received) e-mail messages from many of you, feel the R-1 is the best usage of this property,” Cross said. “If that were the case the connection would be automatic, but you would have like neighborhoods.”

Officials explained that connections between existing and new neighborhoods are normally required by county code, in order to prevent land-locked developments and to improve access for emergency vehicles.

In this case the commissioners made an exception because of the different zoning. A new neighborhood under the R-1 classification would not require commission approval and would make connecting the two subdivisions an automatic requirement.

“If the proposal was R-1, the connectivity would happen when a bulldozer showed up to connect the neighborhoods,” Duncan said.

The proposal was approved unanimously.

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Residents show up to oppose connecting new development to River Chase

Columbia County commissioners met with a full house at the Evans government auditorium for Tuesday’s meeting, with the majority of the audience there for rezoning requests.

The largest group was residents of the River Chase neighborhood, who had turned out in force to oppose the rezoning of a neighboring 55-acre tract for the purpose of developing a new subdivision with about 50 homes, according to the conceptual design filed by owner Deborah Huguenin and developer Matthew Eschelbach.

Residents were concerned with rezoning, which would change the property from R-1 to R-2, allowing for smaller lots and a denser development. They also opposed connecting the new neighborhood to River Chase via Waterston Drive. River Chase resident Connie Melear said she understood that new development was inevitable, but was concerned the neighborhoods would not be compatible.

“Ideally we would like it to stay R-1, however, if it does change to R-2 we strongly suggest that there be a large buffer and larger lot sizes, and please, no cut-through to our neighborhood,” Melear said. “Connectivity is not necessarily evil and there is a place for it, but just not in this development. One way in and one way out, that was how it was when we built our homes, and that is how we want to keep it.”

Susan Schaeberle, a neighbor, said connecting the neighborhoods would create a short cut to Furys Ferry Road that would bring in too many vehicles.

“We believe the residents of the new subdivision would choose to cut through River Chase to reach Furys Ferry rather than use their own entrance on Hardy McManus,” she said.

She said that River Chase was built without sidewalks, which would make additional traffic more dangerous.

“Our streets are our walking trails and we use them to walk our pets and to exercise,” she said. “Our children and grandchildren ride their bikes and run to each other’s homes, and they play games on our streets as we did when we were children.”

Commissioner Doug Duncan made a motion to approve the R-2 rezoning, but with no connection to River Chase and to require that lots be at least 12,000 square feet in size. Duncan’s motion required the property to change hands by June 30, or the rezoning would revert back to R-1.

Commission Chairman Ron Cross said he didn’t think it would be fair to burden an existing neighborhood by connecting it to a denser development, but he pointed out that property owners have rights to sell.

“Everyone that I have talked to, and I’ve talked and (received) e-mail messages from many of you, feel the R-1 is the best usage of this property,” Cross said. “If that were the case the connection would be automatic, but you would have like neighborhoods.”

Officials explained that connections between existing and new neighborhoods are normally required by county code, in order to prevent land-locked developments and to improve access for emergency vehicles.

In this case the commissioners made an exception because of the different zoning. A new neighborhood under the R-1 classification would not require commission approval and would make connecting the two subdivisions an automatic requirement.

“If the proposal was R-1, the connectivity would happen when a bulldozer showed up to connect the neighborhoods,” Duncan said.

The proposal was approved unanimously.

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Founder of Athens rock-climbing facility looking at Columbia County for second location

A rock-climbing entrepreneur in Athens, Ga., is looking at Columbia County to add his second facility.

Adrian Prelipceanu, who owns Active Climbing in Athens, is planning to convert an 18,000-square-foot warehouse at 643 S. Old Belair Road into an indoor wall-climbing gym and fitness center.

First, however, Prelip­ceanu must receive approval from county officials. He sought at theMay 21 planning commission meeting a conditional use within the light industrial district. It would allow him to operate the center and use a secondary structure on the 1.5-acre property as his residence when he travels here from Athens.

“I’ve been looking for a while,” Prelipceanu said of a second location. “I have people that come and drive all the way from there (Augusta) to come climb here in Athens with us.”

Prelipceanu opened Active Climbing in Athens in 2009. Before that, he also helped build a similar facility in an Atlanta suburb.

The structure on South Old Belair Road has 22- to 26-foot-high walls, making it ideal for indoor rock climbing, he said.

He envisions the facility to be similar to the one in Athens, which has bouldering routes and rope walls as well as yoga and gymnastics options. The center would be open to climbers of all ages and skill sets, with birthday parties and competitions.

The county’s planning staff has recommended approval of his request, stating in their summary that the proposed facility is “compatible with the intensity of adjacent and nearby uses.”

After the meeting, the proposal must go before the full commission in early June. If granted, he said he’d like to purchase the property in June and begin renovations shortly thereafter.

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Founder of Athens rock-climbing facility looking at Columbia County for second location

A rock-climbing entrepreneur in Athens, Ga., is looking at Columbia County to add his second facility.

Adrian Prelipceanu, who owns Active Climbing in Athens, is planning to convert an 18,000-square-foot warehouse at 643 S. Old Belair Road into an indoor wall-climbing gym and fitness center.

First, however, Prelip­ceanu must receive approval from county officials. He sought at theMay 21 planning commission meeting a conditional use within the light industrial district. It would allow him to operate the center and use a secondary structure on the 1.5-acre property as his residence when he travels here from Athens.

“I’ve been looking for a while,” Prelipceanu said of a second location. “I have people that come and drive all the way from there (Augusta) to come climb here in Athens with us.”

Prelipceanu opened Active Climbing in Athens in 2009. Before that, he also helped build a similar facility in an Atlanta suburb.

The structure on South Old Belair Road has 22- to 26-foot-high walls, making it ideal for indoor rock climbing, he said.

He envisions the facility to be similar to the one in Athens, which has bouldering routes and rope walls as well as yoga and gymnastics options. The center would be open to climbers of all ages and skill sets, with birthday parties and competitions.

The county’s planning staff has recommended approval of his request, stating in their summary that the proposed facility is “compatible with the intensity of adjacent and nearby uses.”

After the meeting, the proposal must go before the full commission in early June. If granted, he said he’d like to purchase the property in June and begin renovations shortly thereafter.

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Sports Calendar for Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Golf Tournament

The Irons in the Fire Golf Tournament for First United Pentecostal Church is June 12 at Jones Creek Golf Club. The entry fee is $100 and includes greens fees, cart and catered lunch. Texas tee, mulligans and throw your ball passes will be available for $5. Money raised will go toward the purchase of a handicapped accessible van. Register by June 1. Contact Jason Hasty at (706) 814-1407 or jrhasty65@hotmail.com.

Volleyball camp

• Augusta Preparatory Day School’s 13th annual summer volleyball camps are June 1 to June 4 and July 27 to July 30. There are two sessions per camp. Middle school is 9 a.m. to noon for grades five to eight and high school is from 1 to 4 p.m.for grades nine to 12. The cost is $130.

Contact coach Rich Bland at (706) 414-
6145, rich.bland@augustaprep.org or go to
www.augustaprep.org/campcavalier2015 for more information.

• The 7th Annual Grovetown Warrior Volleyball Camp
featuring former Florida State University assistant head coach Gohkan Yilmaz is June 9 to June 11.

The beginner camp, costing $50, is from
9 a.m. to noon; the JV camp, ($90) is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the varsity camp ($90) goes from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Contact Amy Slagle at (706) 447-2102, ext. 4453 or amy.slagle@ccboe.net.

Basketball camps

• The Evans Youth Basketball camp’s first session is June 1 to June 5 with the second session June 22 to June 26.

It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a cost of $100 with lunch provided; $85 if you bring your own lunch. Early drop off/late pick up is free.

Contact Kevin Kenny at kkenny@ccboe.net or (706) 951-3686 for more information.

• The 17th Annual Dip Metress Basketball Academy is from June 8 to June 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at the Christenberry Fieldhouse on the campus at Georgia Regents University. The camp is for first through 11th graders and costs $160. Contact Dip Metress at (706) 667-4765 or
dmetress@gru.edu.

Tennis camp

The Greenbrier High School Tennis Camp is June 8 to June 11 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 13 at the high school. Cost is $50 for the week. Registration is due by May 27. Contact coach Lisa Krupp at (706) 951-7227 or 10schik@comcast.net or Bonnie Ramos at (210) 316-1614 or bonnie.ramos@ccboe.net.

Softball camp

Local softball powers Greenbrier and Harlem High are teaming up for the first Columbia County All-Star Softball Camp, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day from June 8 to June 12 at Patriots Park. The camp is for girls in first- through eighth-grade and cost is $100; $75 for siblings and team rates are available. Call Garrett Black at (706) 564-9653 or Mike Leverrett at (706) 836-6026 for more information.

Learn to Row

The Augusta Rowing Club will celebrate the 14th anniversary of National Learn to Row Day, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boat House at 101 Riverfront Drive. The cost to participate is a donation of non-perishable food items for Golden Harvest Food Bank. Go to augustarowingclub.org or e-mail Kay Fletcher at lfletcher103@comcast.net.

Baseball Tournaments

There is a 13U baseball tournament on June 27 and June 28 at Lake Olmstead Stadium with a $475 entry fee and a 14U baseball tournament on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at Lake Olmstead Stadium with a $550 entry fee. Call Adrian McCladdie at (706) 288-8511.

Tryouts

New Georgia Impact 14U travel baseball team is looking for outfielders and catchers. Practices are in Appling. Players must be born after May 1, 2000. Call (706) 231-6488 for more information.

Football camp

The Augusta Prep 7th Annual Summer Football Camp at Augusta Prep is July 7-9, hosted by several out-of-town coaches. Contact Harry.bacheller@augustaprep.org for more information.

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Sports Calendar for Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Golf Tournament

The Irons in the Fire Golf Tournament for First United Pentecostal Church is June 12 at Jones Creek Golf Club. The entry fee is $100 and includes greens fees, cart and catered lunch. Texas tee, mulligans and throw your ball passes will be available for $5. Money raised will go toward the purchase of a handicapped accessible van. Register by June 1. Contact Jason Hasty at (706) 814-1407 or jrhasty65@hotmail.com.

Volleyball camp

• Augusta Preparatory Day School’s 13th annual summer volleyball camps are June 1 to June 4 and July 27 to July 30. There are two sessions per camp. Middle school is 9 a.m. to noon for grades five to eight and high school is from 1 to 4 p.m.for grades nine to 12. The cost is $130.

Contact coach Rich Bland at (706) 414-
6145, rich.bland@augustaprep.org or go to
www.augustaprep.org/campcavalier2015 for more information.

• The 7th Annual Grovetown Warrior Volleyball Camp
featuring former Florida State University assistant head coach Gohkan Yilmaz is June 9 to June 11.

The beginner camp, costing $50, is from
9 a.m. to noon; the JV camp, ($90) is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the varsity camp ($90) goes from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Contact Amy Slagle at (706) 447-2102, ext. 4453 or amy.slagle@ccboe.net.

Basketball camps

• The Evans Youth Basketball camp’s first session is June 1 to June 5 with the second session June 22 to June 26.

It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a cost of $100 with lunch provided; $85 if you bring your own lunch. Early drop off/late pick up is free.

Contact Kevin Kenny at kkenny@ccboe.net or (706) 951-3686 for more information.

• The 17th Annual Dip Metress Basketball Academy is from June 8 to June 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at the Christenberry Fieldhouse on the campus at Georgia Regents University. The camp is for first through 11th graders and costs $160. Contact Dip Metress at (706) 667-4765 or
dmetress@gru.edu.

Tennis camp

The Greenbrier High School Tennis Camp is June 8 to June 11 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 13 at the high school. Cost is $50 for the week. Registration is due by May 27. Contact coach Lisa Krupp at (706) 951-7227 or 10schik@comcast.net or Bonnie Ramos at (210) 316-1614 or bonnie.ramos@ccboe.net.

Softball camp

Local softball powers Greenbrier and Harlem High are teaming up for the first Columbia County All-Star Softball Camp, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day from June 8 to June 12 at Patriots Park. The camp is for girls in first- through eighth-grade and cost is $100; $75 for siblings and team rates are available. Call Garrett Black at (706) 564-9653 or Mike Leverrett at (706) 836-6026 for more information.

Learn to Row

The Augusta Rowing Club will celebrate the 14th anniversary of National Learn to Row Day, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boat House at 101 Riverfront Drive. The cost to participate is a donation of non-perishable food items for Golden Harvest Food Bank. Go to augustarowingclub.org or e-mail Kay Fletcher at lfletcher103@comcast.net.

Baseball Tournaments

There is a 13U baseball tournament on June 27 and June 28 at Lake Olmstead Stadium with a $475 entry fee and a 14U baseball tournament on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at Lake Olmstead Stadium with a $550 entry fee. Call Adrian McCladdie at (706) 288-8511.

Tryouts

New Georgia Impact 14U travel baseball team is looking for outfielders and catchers. Practices are in Appling. Players must be born after May 1, 2000. Call (706) 231-6488 for more information.

Football camp

The Augusta Prep 7th Annual Summer Football Camp at Augusta Prep is July 7-9, hosted by several out-of-town coaches. Contact Harry.bacheller@augustaprep.org for more information.

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Property Transfers, May 24, 2015

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC; 2657 Waites Drive; $38,500.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Zachary D. King and Gabrielle King; parcel ID 051334; $241,900.

W.S. Harris & Associates Inc. to Donald H. Skinner and Dariene Skinner; parcel ID 068395; $261,857.

Park Ridge Builders Inc. to Justin J. Blanton; parcel ID 0681140; $204,900.

South Georgia Custom Homes LLC to Kristin L. Huey and Kevin M. Burton; parcel ID 059248; $295,515.­

Deborah H. Hill to Ruby N. Garrard; 613 Byrd Drive; $69,000.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc.; 2437 Newbury Ave.; $37,000.

Leonard E. Tankersley to Lee D. Henry and Maria A. Henry; 665 Chimney Hill Circle; $186,000.

Wilson Parker Homes Retreat at Baker Place Inc. to Nicholas B. Chubb and Katie-Rose Chubb; 741 Burch Creek Drive; $355,105.

Descherica O. Partlow to Jordan A. Young; 302 Timberidge Drive; $145,100.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Chad L. Skogstad; parcel ID 0611956; $158,900.

Andrew Holliday to Myron Delano Collins; 1076 Conn Drive; $273,000.

Samuel D. Way to Jeremy J. Solomon and Rachel E. Solomon; parcel ID 031134; $240,000.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to CEW Investments Inc.; parcel ID 073H119; $52,640.

Janet Louise Good to Ronald C. Jannelle Jr.; parcel ID 073C088; $115,000.

David M. Pollock to Steven V. Wilder and Mary Ann Olson; parcel ID 094A063; $356,500.

Mathew C. Ling to Matthew Airgood; parcel ID 071G157; $210,000.

Riverwood Land LLC to PDH Builders Inc.; parcel ID 058152; $62,000.

Riverwood Land LLC to PDH Builders Inc.; parcel ID 058153; $62,000.

Riverwood Land LLC to PDH Builders Inc.; parcel ID 058141; $62,000.

Robbie M. McClellan and Bobby Joe Moye as co-trustees of the Mary N. Moye Irrevocable Income Only Trust to Travis Coogler; parcel ID 077B349B; $114,900.

Lane C. Hinton aka Lane C. Pritchard to Catherine M. Vance; parcel ID 073J128; $120,000.

David Hall to Shirley L. White; parcel ID 078C670; $104,400.

Bassam A. Siouf to Kyle Lee; parcel ID 061936; $137,000.

Angela Elaine Irvin to Doretha B. Johnston; parcel ID 061618; $162,000.

GMAT Legal Title Trust 2013-1 U.S. Bank National Association as Legal Title Trustee to Rebecca Heaton; parcel ID 077G101; $112,000.

Synovus Mortgage Corp. to Thomas J. Sparks; parcel ID 067C078; $125,000.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc.; 714 Southwick Ave.; $41,500.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc.; 716 Southwick Ave.; $41,500.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc.; 721 Southwick Ave.; $41,500.

Duchwan Ryu to Benson Chen; 1011 Barrett Drive; $200,500.

Wilson Parker Homes Retreat at Baker Place Inc. to Dawn N. Green and Leon J. Green; 755 Burch Creek Drive; $357,905.

Roger Wayne Buter­baugh to Jonathan R. Gore and Angela B. Gore; 4121 Knollcrest Circle North; $295,000.
WLI/DAM LLC to Ahmed Elmarakby and Amire Alsherbeny; 706 Maidstone Court; $172,500.

Baker Place Development LLC to Wilson Parker Homes Retreat at Baker Place Inc.; 748 Burch Creek Drive; $47,000.

Sally S. Knight to James W. Jones; 4519 Colonial Road; $119,900.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 906 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 908 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 916 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 919 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 917 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 907 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.­
Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 914 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 935 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 927 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.|
Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 821 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 915 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 929 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwick Village Inc.; 4711 Southwind Road; $47,000.

Kelly R. Sosebee to James W. Jones; 4828 Rocky Shoals Circle; $238,000.
JJ & Z Builders LLC to David E. Porter St. and Marjorie N. Porter; 8805 Crenshaw Drive; $225,300.

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Property Transfers, May 24, 2015

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC; 2657 Waites Drive; $38,500.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Zachary D. King and Gabrielle King; parcel ID 051334; $241,900.

W.S. Harris & Associates Inc. to Donald H. Skinner and Dariene Skinner; parcel ID 068395; $261,857.

Park Ridge Builders Inc. to Justin J. Blanton; parcel ID 0681140; $204,900.

South Georgia Custom Homes LLC to Kristin L. Huey and Kevin M. Burton; parcel ID 059248; $295,515.­

Deborah H. Hill to Ruby N. Garrard; 613 Byrd Drive; $69,000.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc.; 2437 Newbury Ave.; $37,000.

Leonard E. Tankersley to Lee D. Henry and Maria A. Henry; 665 Chimney Hill Circle; $186,000.

Wilson Parker Homes Retreat at Baker Place Inc. to Nicholas B. Chubb and Katie-Rose Chubb; 741 Burch Creek Drive; $355,105.

Descherica O. Partlow to Jordan A. Young; 302 Timberidge Drive; $145,100.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Chad L. Skogstad; parcel ID 0611956; $158,900.

Andrew Holliday to Myron Delano Collins; 1076 Conn Drive; $273,000.

Samuel D. Way to Jeremy J. Solomon and Rachel E. Solomon; parcel ID 031134; $240,000.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to CEW Investments Inc.; parcel ID 073H119; $52,640.

Janet Louise Good to Ronald C. Jannelle Jr.; parcel ID 073C088; $115,000.

David M. Pollock to Steven V. Wilder and Mary Ann Olson; parcel ID 094A063; $356,500.

Mathew C. Ling to Matthew Airgood; parcel ID 071G157; $210,000.

Riverwood Land LLC to PDH Builders Inc.; parcel ID 058152; $62,000.

Riverwood Land LLC to PDH Builders Inc.; parcel ID 058153; $62,000.

Riverwood Land LLC to PDH Builders Inc.; parcel ID 058141; $62,000.

Robbie M. McClellan and Bobby Joe Moye as co-trustees of the Mary N. Moye Irrevocable Income Only Trust to Travis Coogler; parcel ID 077B349B; $114,900.

Lane C. Hinton aka Lane C. Pritchard to Catherine M. Vance; parcel ID 073J128; $120,000.

David Hall to Shirley L. White; parcel ID 078C670; $104,400.

Bassam A. Siouf to Kyle Lee; parcel ID 061936; $137,000.

Angela Elaine Irvin to Doretha B. Johnston; parcel ID 061618; $162,000.

GMAT Legal Title Trust 2013-1 U.S. Bank National Association as Legal Title Trustee to Rebecca Heaton; parcel ID 077G101; $112,000.

Synovus Mortgage Corp. to Thomas J. Sparks; parcel ID 067C078; $125,000.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc.; 714 Southwick Ave.; $41,500.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc.; 716 Southwick Ave.; $41,500.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc.; 721 Southwick Ave.; $41,500.

Duchwan Ryu to Benson Chen; 1011 Barrett Drive; $200,500.

Wilson Parker Homes Retreat at Baker Place Inc. to Dawn N. Green and Leon J. Green; 755 Burch Creek Drive; $357,905.

Roger Wayne Buter­baugh to Jonathan R. Gore and Angela B. Gore; 4121 Knollcrest Circle North; $295,000.
WLI/DAM LLC to Ahmed Elmarakby and Amire Alsherbeny; 706 Maidstone Court; $172,500.

Baker Place Development LLC to Wilson Parker Homes Retreat at Baker Place Inc.; 748 Burch Creek Drive; $47,000.

Sally S. Knight to James W. Jones; 4519 Colonial Road; $119,900.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 906 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 908 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 916 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 919 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 917 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 907 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.­
Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 914 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 935 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 927 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.|
Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 821 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 915 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwind Village Inc.; 929 Innisbrook Drive; $47,000.

Hereford Farm LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Southwick Village Inc.; 4711 Southwind Road; $47,000.

Kelly R. Sosebee to James W. Jones; 4828 Rocky Shoals Circle; $238,000.
JJ & Z Builders LLC to David E. Porter St. and Marjorie N. Porter; 8805 Crenshaw Drive; $225,300.

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Marriage Licenses, May 24, 2015

James Lannis Grice and Emily Peters Durham applied for a marriage license on May 14, 2015, and were married May 15, 2015, in Evans.

Robert Glenn Kiser Jr. and Tracy Ann Butler applied for a marriage license on April 17, 2015, and were married May 15, 2015, in Evans.

Elijah Gregory Bradham and Chelsea Annette Warren applied for a marriage license on May 15, 2015, and were married May 15, 2015, in Evans.

Ismael Manuel Ocasio III and Diana Carolina Saldarriaga applied for a marriage license on May 15, 2015, and were married May 15, 2015, in Evans.

Alan John Holub and Tiesha Maryam Martin applied for a marriage license on May 5, 2015, and were married May 13, 2015, in Evans.

Alexander Pulliza and Debora Pagan applied for a marriage license on May 15, 2015, and were married May 15, 2015, in Evans.

Eric Alan Sherrell and Nicole Rene Arthur applied for a marriage license on May 15, 2015, and were married May 15, 2015, in Evans.

Julian Alexander Cox and Linda Harley Glanton applied for a marriage license on May 15, 2015, and were married May 18, 2015, in Evans.

Kristopher Donald Quattlebaum and Amber Leanne Gayman applied for a marriage license on April 27, 2015, and were married May 9, 2015, in Evans.

Kevin Tyler Hutto and Amanda Danielle Burckhalter applied for a marriage license on April 16, 2015, and were married May 9, 2015, in
Martinez.

Michael Donnell Franklin Jr. and Denetra Jefferson applied for a marriage license on May 8, 2015, and were married May 16, 2015, on Fort
Gordon.

Christian Dominic Parsons and Alisha Kumari Tuli applied for a marriage license on May 14, 2015, and were married May 16, 2015, in Appling.

Richard Aubrey Bullard and Rebekah Lynne Clark applied for a marriage license on May 6, 2015, and were married May 15, 2015, in
Augusta.

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