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Cotton signs to play volleyball for Clemson

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Sun, 11/16/2014 12:10 AM

An emotional DeJhana Cotton had to take a moment after signing to play volleyball for Clemson University on Wednesday afternoon.

“You all mean the world to me,” said the Greenbrier High School senior, who got choked up speaking in front of her family and friends watching her put pen to paper. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without my mom and my dad and him,” she said, referring to her brother Deric, which drew a laugh.

Cotton’s father instilled in her that with hard work and good choices, good things can happen. He was happy to see his daughter signing a scholarship to play the sport she loves.

“I’m proud as a dad and a parent, and you can’t ask for much more than that,” Deric Cotton said.

Already getting looks from colleges the summer after her freshman season, the highly recruited 6-foot middle hitter committed to the Tigers in July. She then finished her senior season, which culminated with the Lady Wolfpack going 21-15 and her third consecutive trip to the state playoffs since becoming a starter her sophomore season. In her three years as a starter, the Lady Wolfpack amassed an 87-32 record. She was the 2012 Area 2-AAAAA Player of the Year and was First Team All-Area her junior and senior seasons.

First-year coach Nicole Abbott thanked Cotton for her efforts in taking charge during her transition.

“You helped set the tone,” Abbott said. “Your voice was the first leadership voice I heard.

‘‘To have a senior take a team by the reins and say look, this is how our season’s going to start, this is how it’s going to go, this is how we’re going to be positive, this is how we’re going to motivate each other.”

Her decision in July also gave some closure to former Greenbrier coach Debbie Born, who stepped down at the end of the 2014 school year.

“When she committed this past summer, I felt good about retirement, I felt like my job was complete here,” said Born, who coached the Lady Wolfpack for 19 years. “She’s one of the best players I’ve ever coached.”

With the decision made, Cotton was able to navigate the wait until she was able to sign.

“It’s been pretty hectic, I’m not going to lie,” Cotton said. “People asking why I chose the school and my decisions with travel ball and where I’m going to be playing and stuff like that.”

She said other than that the wait to sign was stress-free.

“I’m going to be going to college for five years and not having to worry about money and costs and stuff like that,” said Cotton, who plans to study
nursing. “Me being able to do what I love, my passion for the next four years and with such an amazing
group of girls, I feel like it will be a really strong team and it will be a great experience.”

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Cotton signs to play volleyball for Clemson

An emotional DeJhana Cotton had to take a moment after signing to play volleyball for Clemson University on Wednesday afternoon.

“You all mean the world to me,” said the Greenbrier High School senior, who got choked up speaking in front of her family and friends watching her put pen to paper. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without my mom and my dad and him,” she said, referring to her brother Deric, which drew a laugh.

Cotton’s father instilled in her that with hard work and good choices, good things can happen. He was happy to see his daughter signing a scholarship to play the sport she loves.

“I’m proud as a dad and a parent, and you can’t ask for much more than that,” Deric Cotton said.

Already getting looks from colleges the summer after her freshman season, the highly recruited 6-foot middle hitter committed to the Tigers in July. She then finished her senior season, which culminated with the Lady Wolfpack going 21-15 and her third consecutive trip to the state playoffs since becoming a starter her sophomore season. In her three years as a starter, the Lady Wolfpack amassed an 87-32 record. She was the 2012 Area 2-AAAAA Player of the Year and was First Team All-Area her junior and senior seasons.

First-year coach Nicole Abbott thanked Cotton for her efforts in taking charge during her transition.

“You helped set the tone,” Abbott said. “Your voice was the first leadership voice I heard.

‘‘To have a senior take a team by the reins and say look, this is how our season’s going to start, this is how it’s going to go, this is how we’re going to be positive, this is how we’re going to motivate each other.”

Her decision in July also gave some closure to former Greenbrier coach Debbie Born, who stepped down at the end of the 2014 school year.

“When she committed this past summer, I felt good about retirement, I felt like my job was complete here,” said Born, who coached the Lady Wolfpack for 19 years. “She’s one of the best players I’ve ever coached.”

With the decision made, Cotton was able to navigate the wait until she was able to sign.

“It’s been pretty hectic, I’m not going to lie,” Cotton said. “People asking why I chose the school and my decisions with travel ball and where I’m going to be playing and stuff like that.”

She said other than that the wait to sign was stress-free.

“I’m going to be going to college for five years and not having to worry about money and costs and stuff like that,” said Cotton, who plans to study
nursing. “Me being able to do what I love, my passion for the next four years and with such an amazing
group of girls, I feel like it will be a really strong team and it will be a great experience.”

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Carter signs with Georgia Regents University

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Sun, 11/16/2014 12:09 AM

Georgia Regents has signed a local relief pitcher capable of giving the Jaguars a boost to their staff in the near future.

Evans right-hander Seth Carter signed Wednesday to play for the Jaguars, who already have 14 players on the 2014-15 roster with area ties.

Carter said location was a major factor in his signing.

“I like Augusta, and I love the area,” Carter said. “I want to stay close. When GRU offered me, I couldn’t turn it down.”

Carter had limited experience with Evans in 2014, appearing in six games and striking out eight as a junior. He’s a late bloomer for the Knights by growing to 6-foot-2 and adding several ticks of velocity in the past year.

He gives Evans in 2015, and Georgia Regents the following four years, a projectable right-handed relief arm with the chance to control lineups in late innings. Carter lowered his arm slot to sidearm and has worked this off-season on finding a comfort level, followed by adding fastball velocity.

“He looks 6-2 with those long arms coming from that different angle, and it makes it tough on a hitter,” Evans coach Ricky Beale said. “When you get that extra angle, and movement and run, if he can get that velo up, he’s someone that definitely has some projectability as far as adding velocity and doing what he needs to do to help GRU in the future.”

Carter appeared in two Perfect Game showcases at the scouting service’s complex in Emerson, Ga., this past summer, showing a feel for a slider, splitter, changeup and a fastball that reached 83 mph. Carter said he has touched 85, and that could increase with added strength.

“He’s added some velocity,” Beale said.

Carter said he’s looking forward to playing close to home for Georgia Regents coach Jason Eller. But he isn’t done with Evans yet.

“Even though I’m signed, I’m not done yet. I want a state championship ring for Evans High School,” Carter said.

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Carter signs with Georgia Regents University

Georgia Regents has signed a local relief pitcher capable of giving the Jaguars a boost to their staff in the near future.

Evans right-hander Seth Carter signed Wednesday to play for the Jaguars, who already have 14 players on the 2014-15 roster with area ties.

Carter said location was a major factor in his signing.

“I like Augusta, and I love the area,” Carter said. “I want to stay close. When GRU offered me, I couldn’t turn it down.”

Carter had limited experience with Evans in 2014, appearing in six games and striking out eight as a junior. He’s a late bloomer for the Knights by growing to 6-foot-2 and adding several ticks of velocity in the past year.

He gives Evans in 2015, and Georgia Regents the following four years, a projectable right-handed relief arm with the chance to control lineups in late innings. Carter lowered his arm slot to sidearm and has worked this off-season on finding a comfort level, followed by adding fastball velocity.

“He looks 6-2 with those long arms coming from that different angle, and it makes it tough on a hitter,” Evans coach Ricky Beale said. “When you get that extra angle, and movement and run, if he can get that velo up, he’s someone that definitely has some projectability as far as adding velocity and doing what he needs to do to help GRU in the future.”

Carter appeared in two Perfect Game showcases at the scouting service’s complex in Emerson, Ga., this past summer, showing a feel for a slider, splitter, changeup and a fastball that reached 83 mph. Carter said he has touched 85, and that could increase with added strength.

“He’s added some velocity,” Beale said.

Carter said he’s looking forward to playing close to home for Georgia Regents coach Jason Eller. But he isn’t done with Evans yet.

“Even though I’m signed, I’m not done yet. I want a state championship ring for Evans High School,” Carter said.

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Property Transfers, Nov. 16, 2014

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Sun, 11/16/2014 12:08 AM

Charles P. Sylvester to Cassandra Campbell, 4709 Brookgreen Road, $160,000.

George G. Wheat to Yong C. Williams, 4460 Galway Drive, $172,500.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Kelvin R. Shorts and Katrina Lancaster-Shorts, parcel ID 0671641, $302,463.

Ian A. Fisher and Deana J. Fisher to Justin J. Brennan and Laurie T. Brennan, 3483 Greenway Drive, $370,000.

Canterbury Farms LC to Faircloth Homes Inc., parcel ID 051822, $328,000.

Billy Mays and Marjorie Mays to Karim Yechou, a portion of parcel ID 074111, $25,000.

Club Car LLC to The Angelo Group Inc., parcel ID 077133B, $850,000.

Gary E. Thigpen and Kaitlin Thigpen to Robert L. Gramer Jr., parcel ID 051657, $176,500.

Heather J. McNitt to Sonya A. Everett, 209 Amelia Drive West, $125,000.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 1224 Absolon Court, $44,000.

Pamela J. Kitchens to Laura E. Kitchens and Scott W. Plunk, 4878 Orchard Hill Drive, $143,500.

Kenneth E. Ellis to David M. Clem and Amanda D. Clem, 1949 Smith-Crawford Road, $15,000.

Herbert Homes Inc. to Daniel Ramos, 4443 Grove Landing Drive, $152,000.

STR Partners LLC to Warner Properties LLC, 5008 Steiner Way, $1,250,000.

Herrington Partners LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611861, $39,500.

Samer D. Kahook and Layalee S. Kahook to Charles R. Cadle and Elaine R. Cadle, parcel ID D66143, $463,000.

Bryan P. Anderson and Jennifer F. Anderson to Elizabeth C. Kingsland, parcel ID 072I084, $189,000.

William P. Roberts and Julia M. Roberts to Garry W. Parks, parcel ID 049093, $578,000.

PDH Builders Inc. to Rashad L. Gold, parcel ID 081379, $339,218.

Jeffrey Dismukes to Jere D. St. Pierre and Crystal N. St. Pierre, parcel ID 067C161, $201,900.

Richard A. Salley to Richard Long, parcel ID 020083, $164,670.

John Simpson to Robert Moore and Kristen Moore, 708 Big Holley Drive, $515,000.

Shannon Nelson fka Shannon Shelton to Virginia L. Wallace, 311 Crawford Mill Lane, $75,000.

John E. Sidell to Richard E. Herdegen, 1821 Honeysuckle Way, $110,500.

GLS Builders Inc. to Francine F. Burroughs and Steven E. Burroughs, 7311 Malton Court, $265,900.

Steven E. Burroughs to Giselle L. Comacho, 4371 Sandy Ridge Place, $110,000.

Colt A. Rosenberg to Joyce Bryan, parcel ID 061870, $112,000.

Eric P. Barnes to Bryan Anderson and Jennifer Anderson, parcel ID 077I964, $265,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Marcus L. Wynn, parcel ID 0611867, $220,000.

Trevan Boyt Busby and Catrina Busby to Sonny T Alapatt and Tency Alapatt Thomas, parcel ID 073F040, $119,000.

Bruce Anthony Johnson to Katie Ann Jackson and Michael Gresham, parcel ID 082J432, $184,900.

Carl Hooks to Anthony E. Harris, parcel ID 078G059, $99,900.

Yuk Kwan Lee to Trevor D. Taube and Alexa E. Taube, parcel ID 074C244, $146,000.

Patriots Ridge Investments LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611808, $44,000.

Patriots Ridge Investments LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611768, $44,000.

Patriots Ridge Investments LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611809, $44,000.

Jeffrey Eugene Knighton to David Huntley and Angela Huntley, parcel ID 067D347, $174,900.

Team Excavating Co. to Paul J. Riddle and Jessica M. Riddle, parcel ID 039229, $65,900.

Nancy H. Van Name to Timothy J. McSherry and Devon M. Moody, parcel ID 072K162, $167,900.

Rush Enterprises LLC to Regina L. Viera, parcel ID 073F135, $132,000.

Donna Masters to Michael D. Poteete Jr. and Sheila J. Poteete, parcel ID 066410, $180,455.

James and Beverly Demons to Gregory B. Warner and Sheila Y. Warner, 3006 Timber Woods Drive, $414,000.

Roy S. Thompson to Jason Lee Jordan, parcel ID 074C266, $162,900.

Ricardo B. Diaz to Thomas B. McBride, parcel ID 065606, 66651 and 065420, $491,895.

Enotra K. Stiger to Michael D. Overvold and Tara M. Lyons, parcel ID 061682, $137,630.

Rebecca A. Poole to Starr S. Crawford, parcel ID 001A1721 and 001A1473, $140,000.

Brent White to Stephen Miller IV and Stacey Marie Wolfe, parcel ID 077F027, $117,731.

Cassandra S. Lynn to Tony Biggs and Tiarra Renise Logan, parcel ID 067D006, $154,000.

R. Lewis Construction LLC to Ylise W. Hadwin, parcel ID 065691C, $204,900.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to David Michael Benne and Maegan Benne, parcel ID 082377, $283,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Kyle V. Dewey and Rebecca E. Dewey, parcel ID 0611898, $221,900.

PDH Builders Inc. to Cheryl Putzier as trustee of the Cheryl Putzier Trust dated Sept. 17, 2002, a portion of parcel ID 066079 and 066079A, $365,572.

Pullo LLC to Barinowski Investment Co., parcel ID 050478, $113,500.

Robert E. Hicks to Lloyd E. Luttrell and Julie C. Luttrell, parcel ID 065465, $226,000.

Richard Gilbert to Tristan Routh, parcel ID 043028A, $19,500.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Albert James Gilbert Jr., parcel ID 060843, $230,737.

Crawford Creek Homebuilders LLC to Catherine Jennings, 224 Asa Way, $205,755.

Ivey Residential LLC to Steven Studdard and Kim Studdard, 1220 Absolon Court, $263,650.

Michael G. Brewerton to Willie Leslie Hentz Jr., 5073 Sussex Drive, $229,000.

Robert R. Templeton to James L. Harris, 260 Sugarcreek Drive, $329,275.

Brian L. Winters to John F. Purkapile and Christina L. Purkapile, 441 Bartram Trail Club Drive, $517,900.

Daniel Ramos to Eric T. Lundborg, 282 Palamon Drive, $204,000.

Rachel M. Lulich to Toni N. Sampson, 3401 Grove Landing Circle, $173,000.

D & MCK Inc. to D.R. Horton-Crown LLC, parcel ID 069104D, $887,500.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Jamie A. Royston-Boynton, parcel ID 060884, $227,719.

Clarence B. Lamb to Nathan E. Patrick, 4399 Owens Road, $30,000.

M21AP LLC to Ashley G. Bourne, 3645 Lake Shore Drive, $27,500.

Kenneth C. Stokes to B.E.C. Custom Homes and Development Inc., parcel ID 081104, $99,000.

Charles L. Hockinson to Matthew Ferguson and Ziaoxi Zhao, 4211 Aerie Circle, $170,000.

D & F Development LLC to IDK Homes Inc., 2000 Grace Ave., $89,001.

Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to Amanda D’Auria, 476 Sebastian Drive, $183,000.

Robert Scott Conkle to Arthur Simmons and Shana Leigh Simmons, 1307 Royal Oak St., $170,000.

Kristen Adaire Genter to David A. Toothbaker and Sara E. Cutsinger, 226 Westmont Drive, $89,000.

Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to Eric R. Fox, 473 Sebastian Drive, $166,600.

Daniel R. Jones to Richard Hagen and Dorothy Hagen, 132 Preakness Drive, $155,000.

Kenneth L. Smith to Kevin D. Timbers and Karen M. Timbers, 821 Paisley Lane, $184,000.

Tommy C. Cooksey Sr. to Gregg A. Nantz, 946 Woody Hill Circle, $254,900.

Thomas A. Marks to Christopher Samuel Brown, 1000 Salford Place, $127,500.

Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to Michael W. Hodge, 1659 Cedar Hill Drive, $198,900.

East Coast Homes Inc. to Jacob Saul, 126 Oakwood Drive, $133,000.

Eric F. Zellars to Ronald L. Robertson and LaShaonda S. Robertson, 104 Knob Hill Drive, $88,500.

Duncan E. Smiley to J.E.H. Holdings Inc., 537 Crystal Creek East, $82,000.

Raymond L. Wilson to Andrew J. Moore Jr. and Elizabeth W. Moore, 4132 Bald Eagle Place, $189,000.

Mildred T. Valdez to Irma Valdez, 204 Second Ave., $65,000.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 2655 Waites Drive, $38,500.

Ha H. Nguyen to Monica R. Shepherd, 4630 Pea Vine Court, $166,000.

Donald B. Foster as executor of the estate of Paula S. Foster to Robert Jack Parel and Jennifer Collins Parel, 4209 Long Cove Drive, $295,000.

George T. Richard to Jeffrey S. Dobrozdravic, 297 Twin Pine Drive, $132,000.

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Property Transfers, Nov. 16, 2014

Charles P. Sylvester to Cassandra Campbell, 4709 Brookgreen Road, $160,000.

George G. Wheat to Yong C. Williams, 4460 Galway Drive, $172,500.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Kelvin R. Shorts and Katrina Lancaster-Shorts, parcel ID 0671641, $302,463.

Ian A. Fisher and Deana J. Fisher to Justin J. Brennan and Laurie T. Brennan, 3483 Greenway Drive, $370,000.

Canterbury Farms LC to Faircloth Homes Inc., parcel ID 051822, $328,000.

Billy Mays and Marjorie Mays to Karim Yechou, a portion of parcel ID 074111, $25,000.

Club Car LLC to The Angelo Group Inc., parcel ID 077133B, $850,000.

Gary E. Thigpen and Kaitlin Thigpen to Robert L. Gramer Jr., parcel ID 051657, $176,500.

Heather J. McNitt to Sonya A. Everett, 209 Amelia Drive West, $125,000.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 1224 Absolon Court, $44,000.

Pamela J. Kitchens to Laura E. Kitchens and Scott W. Plunk, 4878 Orchard Hill Drive, $143,500.

Kenneth E. Ellis to David M. Clem and Amanda D. Clem, 1949 Smith-Crawford Road, $15,000.

Herbert Homes Inc. to Daniel Ramos, 4443 Grove Landing Drive, $152,000.

STR Partners LLC to Warner Properties LLC, 5008 Steiner Way, $1,250,000.

Herrington Partners LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611861, $39,500.

Samer D. Kahook and Layalee S. Kahook to Charles R. Cadle and Elaine R. Cadle, parcel ID D66143, $463,000.

Bryan P. Anderson and Jennifer F. Anderson to Elizabeth C. Kingsland, parcel ID 072I084, $189,000.

William P. Roberts and Julia M. Roberts to Garry W. Parks, parcel ID 049093, $578,000.

PDH Builders Inc. to Rashad L. Gold, parcel ID 081379, $339,218.

Jeffrey Dismukes to Jere D. St. Pierre and Crystal N. St. Pierre, parcel ID 067C161, $201,900.

Richard A. Salley to Richard Long, parcel ID 020083, $164,670.

John Simpson to Robert Moore and Kristen Moore, 708 Big Holley Drive, $515,000.

Shannon Nelson fka Shannon Shelton to Virginia L. Wallace, 311 Crawford Mill Lane, $75,000.

John E. Sidell to Richard E. Herdegen, 1821 Honeysuckle Way, $110,500.

GLS Builders Inc. to Francine F. Burroughs and Steven E. Burroughs, 7311 Malton Court, $265,900.

Steven E. Burroughs to Giselle L. Comacho, 4371 Sandy Ridge Place, $110,000.

Colt A. Rosenberg to Joyce Bryan, parcel ID 061870, $112,000.

Eric P. Barnes to Bryan Anderson and Jennifer Anderson, parcel ID 077I964, $265,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Marcus L. Wynn, parcel ID 0611867, $220,000.

Trevan Boyt Busby and Catrina Busby to Sonny T Alapatt and Tency Alapatt Thomas, parcel ID 073F040, $119,000.

Bruce Anthony Johnson to Katie Ann Jackson and Michael Gresham, parcel ID 082J432, $184,900.

Carl Hooks to Anthony E. Harris, parcel ID 078G059, $99,900.

Yuk Kwan Lee to Trevor D. Taube and Alexa E. Taube, parcel ID 074C244, $146,000.

Patriots Ridge Investments LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611808, $44,000.

Patriots Ridge Investments LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611768, $44,000.

Patriots Ridge Investments LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611809, $44,000.

Jeffrey Eugene Knighton to David Huntley and Angela Huntley, parcel ID 067D347, $174,900.

Team Excavating Co. to Paul J. Riddle and Jessica M. Riddle, parcel ID 039229, $65,900.

Nancy H. Van Name to Timothy J. McSherry and Devon M. Moody, parcel ID 072K162, $167,900.

Rush Enterprises LLC to Regina L. Viera, parcel ID 073F135, $132,000.

Donna Masters to Michael D. Poteete Jr. and Sheila J. Poteete, parcel ID 066410, $180,455.

James and Beverly Demons to Gregory B. Warner and Sheila Y. Warner, 3006 Timber Woods Drive, $414,000.

Roy S. Thompson to Jason Lee Jordan, parcel ID 074C266, $162,900.

Ricardo B. Diaz to Thomas B. McBride, parcel ID 065606, 66651 and 065420, $491,895.

Enotra K. Stiger to Michael D. Overvold and Tara M. Lyons, parcel ID 061682, $137,630.

Rebecca A. Poole to Starr S. Crawford, parcel ID 001A1721 and 001A1473, $140,000.

Brent White to Stephen Miller IV and Stacey Marie Wolfe, parcel ID 077F027, $117,731.

Cassandra S. Lynn to Tony Biggs and Tiarra Renise Logan, parcel ID 067D006, $154,000.

R. Lewis Construction LLC to Ylise W. Hadwin, parcel ID 065691C, $204,900.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to David Michael Benne and Maegan Benne, parcel ID 082377, $283,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Kyle V. Dewey and Rebecca E. Dewey, parcel ID 0611898, $221,900.

PDH Builders Inc. to Cheryl Putzier as trustee of the Cheryl Putzier Trust dated Sept. 17, 2002, a portion of parcel ID 066079 and 066079A, $365,572.

Pullo LLC to Barinowski Investment Co., parcel ID 050478, $113,500.

Robert E. Hicks to Lloyd E. Luttrell and Julie C. Luttrell, parcel ID 065465, $226,000.

Richard Gilbert to Tristan Routh, parcel ID 043028A, $19,500.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Albert James Gilbert Jr., parcel ID 060843, $230,737.

Crawford Creek Homebuilders LLC to Catherine Jennings, 224 Asa Way, $205,755.

Ivey Residential LLC to Steven Studdard and Kim Studdard, 1220 Absolon Court, $263,650.

Michael G. Brewerton to Willie Leslie Hentz Jr., 5073 Sussex Drive, $229,000.

Robert R. Templeton to James L. Harris, 260 Sugarcreek Drive, $329,275.

Brian L. Winters to John F. Purkapile and Christina L. Purkapile, 441 Bartram Trail Club Drive, $517,900.

Daniel Ramos to Eric T. Lundborg, 282 Palamon Drive, $204,000.

Rachel M. Lulich to Toni N. Sampson, 3401 Grove Landing Circle, $173,000.

D & MCK Inc. to D.R. Horton-Crown LLC, parcel ID 069104D, $887,500.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Jamie A. Royston-Boynton, parcel ID 060884, $227,719.

Clarence B. Lamb to Nathan E. Patrick, 4399 Owens Road, $30,000.

M21AP LLC to Ashley G. Bourne, 3645 Lake Shore Drive, $27,500.

Kenneth C. Stokes to B.E.C. Custom Homes and Development Inc., parcel ID 081104, $99,000.

Charles L. Hockinson to Matthew Ferguson and Ziaoxi Zhao, 4211 Aerie Circle, $170,000.

D & F Development LLC to IDK Homes Inc., 2000 Grace Ave., $89,001.

Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to Amanda D’Auria, 476 Sebastian Drive, $183,000.

Robert Scott Conkle to Arthur Simmons and Shana Leigh Simmons, 1307 Royal Oak St., $170,000.

Kristen Adaire Genter to David A. Toothbaker and Sara E. Cutsinger, 226 Westmont Drive, $89,000.

Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to Eric R. Fox, 473 Sebastian Drive, $166,600.

Daniel R. Jones to Richard Hagen and Dorothy Hagen, 132 Preakness Drive, $155,000.

Kenneth L. Smith to Kevin D. Timbers and Karen M. Timbers, 821 Paisley Lane, $184,000.

Tommy C. Cooksey Sr. to Gregg A. Nantz, 946 Woody Hill Circle, $254,900.

Thomas A. Marks to Christopher Samuel Brown, 1000 Salford Place, $127,500.

Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to Michael W. Hodge, 1659 Cedar Hill Drive, $198,900.

East Coast Homes Inc. to Jacob Saul, 126 Oakwood Drive, $133,000.

Eric F. Zellars to Ronald L. Robertson and LaShaonda S. Robertson, 104 Knob Hill Drive, $88,500.

Duncan E. Smiley to J.E.H. Holdings Inc., 537 Crystal Creek East, $82,000.

Raymond L. Wilson to Andrew J. Moore Jr. and Elizabeth W. Moore, 4132 Bald Eagle Place, $189,000.

Mildred T. Valdez to Irma Valdez, 204 Second Ave., $65,000.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 2655 Waites Drive, $38,500.

Ha H. Nguyen to Monica R. Shepherd, 4630 Pea Vine Court, $166,000.

Donald B. Foster as executor of the estate of Paula S. Foster to Robert Jack Parel and Jennifer Collins Parel, 4209 Long Cove Drive, $295,000.

George T. Richard to Jeffrey S. Dobrozdravic, 297 Twin Pine Drive, $132,000.

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Police Blotter, Nov. 16, 2014

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Sun, 11/16/2014 12:06 AM

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

Tires bought
by scammer

An employee of a Martinez tire business said Wednesday that an experienced con man bought nearly $8,000 worth of tires with a stolen credit card.

The employee of Tire Kingdom on Bobby Jones Expressway said he received a call in early September from a man who identified himself as Kevin Zilinsky, who ordered tires. When the man arrived in the store to pay for the tires on Sept. 10, he said he didn’t have the card, but knew the number and could put it into the computer. He did and the $898.52 transaction was approved.

The man performed four similar transactions on Sept. 11, 12, 13 and 15 for $1,913.59, $1,207.33, $1,930.87 and $1,706.27, respectively. The employee was notified that the credit card numbers were used fraudulently because the rightful card user disputed the charges.

The employee said he was notified by the company’s loss prevention agent that the man was arrested in Florida for similar incidents at other Tire Kingdom locations. Zilinzky is a fake name and the man’s real name is Kenneth Anders.

Scam artist offers prize

A woman told authorities Monday that someone called and offered her the Publisher’s Clearing House prize.

The woman said someone with a heavy foreign accent called her at about 7:30 p.m. claiming she’d won the multi-million dollar prize from the well-known organization. The caller, who identified himself as Dave Sayer, said she’d won $3.5 million.

When the woman challenged the authenticity of his claims, the caller agreed to call again to set up a place to present the award money and quickly hung up.

The woman said she called the number back and learned it originated from Jamaica.

Woman pulls church alarm

A woman claiming her husband is inside an Evans church pulled the fire alarm Monday.

Emergency personnel responded to a fire alarm at West Baptist Church on Gibbs Road at about 7:30 p.m. A witness said she saw a woman acting strangely and trying to dismantle a piano. The witness called authorities.

The woman admitted to pulling the fire alarm. She said she was looking for her husband, who she believed was in the church. She couldn’t explain why she pulled the alarm.

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Police Blotter, Nov. 16, 2014

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

Tires bought
by scammer

An employee of a Martinez tire business said Wednesday that an experienced con man bought nearly $8,000 worth of tires with a stolen credit card.

The employee of Tire Kingdom on Bobby Jones Expressway said he received a call in early September from a man who identified himself as Kevin Zilinsky, who ordered tires. When the man arrived in the store to pay for the tires on Sept. 10, he said he didn’t have the card, but knew the number and could put it into the computer. He did and the $898.52 transaction was approved.

The man performed four similar transactions on Sept. 11, 12, 13 and 15 for $1,913.59, $1,207.33, $1,930.87 and $1,706.27, respectively. The employee was notified that the credit card numbers were used fraudulently because the rightful card user disputed the charges.

The employee said he was notified by the company’s loss prevention agent that the man was arrested in Florida for similar incidents at other Tire Kingdom locations. Zilinzky is a fake name and the man’s real name is Kenneth Anders.

Scam artist offers prize

A woman told authorities Monday that someone called and offered her the Publisher’s Clearing House prize.

The woman said someone with a heavy foreign accent called her at about 7:30 p.m. claiming she’d won the multi-million dollar prize from the well-known organization. The caller, who identified himself as Dave Sayer, said she’d won $3.5 million.

When the woman challenged the authenticity of his claims, the caller agreed to call again to set up a place to present the award money and quickly hung up.

The woman said she called the number back and learned it originated from Jamaica.

Woman pulls church alarm

A woman claiming her husband is inside an Evans church pulled the fire alarm Monday.

Emergency personnel responded to a fire alarm at West Baptist Church on Gibbs Road at about 7:30 p.m. A witness said she saw a woman acting strangely and trying to dismantle a piano. The witness called authorities.

The woman admitted to pulling the fire alarm. She said she was looking for her husband, who she believed was in the church. She couldn’t explain why she pulled the alarm.

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Powerball - 11/15/2014

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13-16-33-35-51 Powerball: 28 Power Play: 2X Estimated Jackpot: $60 Million
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10-17-18-38-39 Estimated Jackpot: $219,000
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Educated Guesses Week 12: The eliminations roll on

ScottMichaux.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 9:58 AM
By Scott Michaux

In a span of 90 seconds against Arizona State, Notre Dame went from leading 3-0 with a Heisman Trophy candidate QB to trailing 17-3 without one.

 

That was how last week went as the playoff eliminations escalated. Auburn’s chances bounced off the center’s rear end. Michigan State got ousted in its own house.

 

And the highlight of the week – perhaps the play of the season if Oregon scores a national title – was a rare 14-point swing play when a Utah receiver simply dropped the ball before crossing the goal-line and an attentive Ducks defender picked it up in the end zone and ran it 100 yards the other way for a score that turned what should have been a 14-0 deficit into a 7-up tie. Considering the game see-sawed until the final desperate minutes, it was a major turn of events in the playoff picture.

 

More fun should be on tap for Week 12 as things get more intense. Here’s my educated guesses:

 

Auburn @ Georgia: Gurley and Co. could (and may need to) score on every possession. BULLDOGS 48, Tigers 35.

 

Clemson @ Georgia Tech: DeShaun Watson is back, but will he be rusty? YELLOW JACKETS 31, Tigers 28.

 

South Carolina @ Florida: How good is your weekend when this is the least compelling game? GAMECOCKS 31, Gators 24.

 

Mississippi State @ Alabama: Winner claims SEC West and is playoff shoo-in. BULLDOGS 24, Crimson Tide 17.

 

Missouri @ Texas A&M: Of vital interest to the Bulldogs. AGGIES 35, Tigers 20.

 

Florida State @ Miami: Canes can’t count on “Wide Right” but world is counting on them. HURRICANES 34, Seminoles 31.

 

Virginia Tech @ Duke: This should clinch back-to-back Coastals for Dookies. BLUE DEVILS 28, Hokies 17.

 

Utah @ Stanford: Bet nobody drops the ball in this one. CARDINAL 24, Utes 21.

 

Ohio State @ Minnesota: First of 3 straight Gopher losses that may derail TCU playoff argument. BUCKEYES 42, Gophers 28.

 

Nebraska @ Wisconsin: Huskers may be B10’s only hope for playoff call. BADGERS 35, Cornhuskers 24.

 

Georgia Southern @ Navy: Who would Paul Johnson pick? MIDSHIPMEN 35, Eagles 27.

 

LAST WEEK: 8-3

Winners: Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Arizona State. Oregon, Georgia Southern, Troy

Losers: Michigan State, Kansas State, Oklahoma.

 

Year-to-date record: 88-33 (.727)

 

2013 record: 126-50 (.716)

 

2012 record: 117-48 (.709)

 

2011 record: 115-51 (.693)

 

2010 record: 97-49 (.664)

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Mega Millions - 11/14/2014

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03-49-61-62-68 Mega Ball: 15 Megaplier: 5X Estimated Jackpot: $35 Million
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Athlete Spotlight for Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 12:20 AM

Augusta Christian golfer Sarah Harrison is finishing up 2014 in style.

At the end of September she played in the Champions Tour’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in California, then was medalist at the South Carolina Independent School Association state girls golf tournament at the end of October.

The state title was the first for the Lady Lions’ senior and the first for the school.

“It means a lot, I’m psyched about it,” said Harrison, who shot a 1-under-par 71 to win the title. I was very happy with it. I won by five.”

Augusta Christian golf coach Terry Rutherford wasn’t surprised by the win, considering the amount of work Harrison puts into her game.

“If we’ve got ‘gym rats,’ she’s a ‘course rat,’” said Rutherford, who expects that Harrison will qualify for the SCISA boys’ championship in the spring. ‘‘She’s there every day, she’s working hard. Sarah gets in her zone and Sarah does her thing.”

Harrison had applied for The First Tee event at Pebble Beach the previous year but wasn’t chosen, so she made the most of it this year.

She was paired with Hale Irwin in the Coca-Cola Champions Challenge, a five-hole competition, the day before the pro-am. On No. 18, the final hole of the challenge, Irwin stuck a shot within 5 feet of the hole and Harrison drained the putt, winning $15,000 in the process for First Tee of Augusta.

“It was really exciting,” said Harrison, who called it her most exciting trip of the year. “I made the putt that was only like 6 feet long but they made it sound so big. I had 50 pounds of pressure on my shoulders to make the putt, but thankfully I did. I didn’t know we were about to win until the guy from the Golf Channel announced ‘this is for $15,000.’”

It meant a lot to Harrison to be able to give back to The First Tee, which has helped her since she started playing golf at age 8.

“I just know my mom and dad used to play golf and we just played around with it and stuff,” Harrison said. “I guess I just fell in love with it and then I started going to classes at The First Tee and learning the holes and stuff. Winning the $15,000 was like a way to say thank you to The First Tee.”

Wanting to be a professional golfer, she is also at the age where she is looking to take the college route to the tour. She has had interest from schools around the country but is keeping her options open. She hopes to make a final splash in December in Las Vegas at a tournament for coaches still looking for players.

“I want to try to commit to a school before the next signing period, like maybe January, and then of course sign in the next period,” Harrison said.

Still working on the different aspects of her game, Harrison was able to glean some advice from her challenge partner at Pebble Beach.

“You have to be patient with your game if it’s not where you want it to be,” was Irwin’s advice for Harrison. “You have to have patience.”

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Athlete Spotlight for Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Augusta Christian golfer Sarah Harrison is finishing up 2014 in style.

At the end of September she played in the Champions Tour’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in California, then was medalist at the South Carolina Independent School Association state girls golf tournament at the end of October.

The state title was the first for the Lady Lions’ senior and the first for the school.

“It means a lot, I’m psyched about it,” said Harrison, who shot a 1-under-par 71 to win the title. I was very happy with it. I won by five.”

Augusta Christian golf coach Terry Rutherford wasn’t surprised by the win, considering the amount of work Harrison puts into her game.

“If we’ve got ‘gym rats,’ she’s a ‘course rat,’” said Rutherford, who expects that Harrison will qualify for the SCISA boys’ championship in the spring. ‘‘She’s there every day, she’s working hard. Sarah gets in her zone and Sarah does her thing.”

Harrison had applied for The First Tee event at Pebble Beach the previous year but wasn’t chosen, so she made the most of it this year.

She was paired with Hale Irwin in the Coca-Cola Champions Challenge, a five-hole competition, the day before the pro-am. On No. 18, the final hole of the challenge, Irwin stuck a shot within 5 feet of the hole and Harrison drained the putt, winning $15,000 in the process for First Tee of Augusta.

“It was really exciting,” said Harrison, who called it her most exciting trip of the year. “I made the putt that was only like 6 feet long but they made it sound so big. I had 50 pounds of pressure on my shoulders to make the putt, but thankfully I did. I didn’t know we were about to win until the guy from the Golf Channel announced ‘this is for $15,000.’”

It meant a lot to Harrison to be able to give back to The First Tee, which has helped her since she started playing golf at age 8.

“I just know my mom and dad used to play golf and we just played around with it and stuff,” Harrison said. “I guess I just fell in love with it and then I started going to classes at The First Tee and learning the holes and stuff. Winning the $15,000 was like a way to say thank you to The First Tee.”

Wanting to be a professional golfer, she is also at the age where she is looking to take the college route to the tour. She has had interest from schools around the country but is keeping her options open. She hopes to make a final splash in December in Las Vegas at a tournament for coaches still looking for players.

“I want to try to commit to a school before the next signing period, like maybe January, and then of course sign in the next period,” Harrison said.

Still working on the different aspects of her game, Harrison was able to glean some advice from her challenge partner at Pebble Beach.

“You have to be patient with your game if it’s not where you want it to be,” was Irwin’s advice for Harrison. “You have to have patience.”

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Disc golf tournament benefits Augusta charity

APPLING — When Paul Childs runs a disc golf tournament, he wants it to mean something for the rest of the community. Childs he found a cause worth supporting: the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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