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Property Transfers, July 27, 2014

Sun, 7/27/2014 12:15 AM

Grits Mill Properties LLC to William S. Crozier, parcel ID G07104 and G07104A, $28,000.

Faircloth Homes Inc. to Kytrena L. Harris, 232 Seaton Ave., $253,125.

CR Homes LLC to Anthony Price, 524 S. Old Belair Road, $16,001.

Teresa A. Herron to M21AP LLP, 3645 Lake Shore Drive, $25,000.

Don C. Andrews to Tony E. Howard, 921 Cannock St., $166,000.

James & Caleb Inc. to Faircloth Homes Inc., parcel ID 0651076, 0651077, 0651078 and 0651090, $160,000.

David G. Lewis to Justin R. McBride, 529 Crystal Creek East, $155,000.

Brad C. Jeffares to Inderrya D. Armstrong, 5762 Carriage Hills Drive, $215,000.

Brett Paye to Robert Richard Rountree and Sheila D. Rountree, parcel ID 0621982, $178,000.

Mark A. Brannen to Dennis W. Kiernan, parcel ID 066579, $294,900.

Sean Barbaras to Erin A. Wiley, parcel ID 067644, $169,900.

Linda Holovack to James H. Bilodeau, parcel ID 077I434, $186,500.

RT Smith Construction LLC to John M. London and Ashley S. London, 2227 Fothergill Drive, $396,025.

Demond L. Brown to Karen M. Blalock, 804 Landing Drive, $119,000.

Medallion Construction Co. Inc. to John G. Carr, parcel ID 059182, $208,900.

Dennis W. Kiernan to Margaret M. Goodale-Morel and Dennis D. Morel, parcel ID 067C343, $215,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Kevin Michael Walker and Michaela J. Walker, 2626 Waites Drive, $236,487.

Beazley Builders Inc. to Bill Beazley Homes Inc., parcel ID 052642, $31,900.

D & F Properties LLC to B.E.C. Custom Homes and Development Inc., 102 Robbie Court, $97,500.

Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to Keith D. Trantham and Elizabeth Trantham, 435 Sebastian Drive, $165,800.

River Island Development Co. LLC to B.E.C. Custom Homes and Developement Inc., parcel ID 081147, $112,000.

Staci N. Landers to Nathaniel A. Nance, 212 Westmont Drive, $92,000.

William B. Merry to Barbara V. Lee, 3526 Evans to Locks Road, $835,000.

Pineneedle MHP LLC to Pineneedle Village LLC, 3765 Gordon Highway, $657,000.

Southfork Homes LLC to Jorge Ortiz, 3450 Conifer Trail, $185,800.

Sean Petro to Shayne Woodard and Jessica Kelly Woodard, parcel ID 0611279, $209,900.

William Few Partners LLC to Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc., parcel ID 059166, $44,000.

William Few Partners LLC to Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc., parcel ID 059165, $42,500.

Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc. to Mario F. Romero and Joanna Romero, parcel ID 0651220, $264,101.

B & C Southeast LLC to Lewiston Few Partners LLC, parcel ID 61A26, $220,000.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to Stephanie L. Edwards, 664 Shipley Ave., $190,000.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to James C. Walker, 656 Shipley Ave., $165,200.

Phillip W. Akins to Justine D. Wong and Perry Y. Wong, 212 Kestwick Drive W., $242,000.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 2651 Waites Drive, $38,500.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 254 Palamon Drive, $38,500.

Susan J. Brown as executor of the estate of Julian A. Speering to John E. Vigna and Dorothy Lou Vigna, parcel ID 067A030, $350,000.

Brett A. Cantey to David Kim and Yunni J. Kim, 820 Herrington Drive, $230,000.

Stephanie N. Bargeron to Martinez Temple Association Inc., parcel ID 0611466, $113,000.

Ellen L. Cox to John J. Holland and Peggy A. Holland, 43 Westberry Court, $266,525.

Robert L. Cronyn to Jacqueline S.E. Washington, parcel ID 0621072, $156,000.

Designer Homes and Construction LLC to Sean M. Nixon and Melodie L. Nixon, parcel ID 065752, $280,250.

Pierwood Construction Co. to Stephanie L. Johnson, 444 Sebastian Drive, $162,900.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Alexis Vontice Smalley, parcel ID 022476, $164,960.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Christopher Thomas Shine, parcel ID 0622475, $189,079.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Tomika Nibbs and Robert D. Nibbs, parcel ID 0671413, $232,940.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to William Thomas Young and Sarah B. Young, parcel ID 060869, $289,446.

Jacqueline M. Reese to James C. Vincent Jr. and Jocelyn S. Vincent, 753 Eagleton Drive, $460,000.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to R. Lewis Construction LLC, 938 Kate Drive, $59,500.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Bryan M. Vaden and Sarah O. Vaden, 5410 Everlook Circle, $249,900.

Julie A. Kentner to Ronnie R. Garvin and Orshawa A. Garvin, parcel ID 082A379, $168,000.

RT Bailey Construction Inc. to IDK Homes In., parcel ID 0671518, $37,500.

RT Bailey Construction Inc. to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0671517, $37,500.

William Annonio as executor of the estate of Lander Ray Skeen to Carrie Fermin-Pentivolpi and Alex Pentivolpi, parcel ID 067D50, $155,900.

R. Lewis Construction LLC to Greggory P. Baker, 306 Buxton Lane, $203,600.

Seth D. Martin to Mallory Sean Miller, 412 Keesaw Glen, $202,900.

Brian L. Martin to Martinez Temple Association Inc., 300 Harlem-Grovetown Road, $142,000.

New Heart Bible Fellowship of Martinez formerly organized as Garden City Baptist Church Inc. to Garden City Church Partners LLC, parcel ID 080048, $125,000.

Clark D. Lucky to Martinez Temple Association Inc., 105 Long Creek Way, $125,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Monuj T. Bashambu, parcel ID 082372, $296,900.

Robert B. Alford to Sau-Yu Lu, parcel ID 077G543, $178,900.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Jeffery William Price and Katherine Arcebal Price, parcel ID 082367, $295,900.

Zachary A. Zerr to Charles A. McMullen Jr., parcel ID 052588, $180,000.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Kari N. Scully, parcel ID 060996, $404,000.

Bryan W. Ellis to City of Grovetown, 118 E. Robinson Ave., $96,200.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Rodney T. McTeer and Selisa M. McTeer, 402 Tugaloo Court, $363,900.

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Marriage Licenses, July 27, 2014

Sun, 7/27/2014 12:15 AM

Willie Gardner Jr. and Maxine Abernathy applied for a marriage license on June 3, 2014, and were married June 27, 2014, in Dearing.

James Marlin Davis and Barbara Ann Corley Collins applied for a marriage license on May 29, 2014, and were married June 21, 2014, in Grovetown.

Christopher Wes Large and Jessica Elizabeth Powell applied for a marriage license on June 23, 2014, and were married June 28, 2014, in Augusta.

Marc Alan Scott and Julia Brown applied for a marriage license on July 1, 2014, and were married July 1, 2014, in Evans.

Travis Jordan Perry and Cassandra Nicole Bryant applied for a marriage license on June 11, 2014, and were married June 21, 2014, in Grovetown.

Kenny Ray Curtis and Sacha Butler Crow applied for a marriage license on June 16, 2014, and were married June 28, 2014, in Appling.

Jonathan Chase Stringfield and Katherine Case Leech applied for a marriage license on June 26, 2014, and were married June 28, 2014, in Augusta.

Joseph William Young and Bertille Louise Lion applied for a marriage license on June 6, 2014, and were married June 28, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Edgar Clyde Yelton and Debra Ann Collins applied for a marriage license on June 30, 2014, and were married July 1, 2014, in Appling.

Jeffrey Donald Williams and Katherine Rebecca Rice applied for a marriage license on April 30, 2014, and were married June 29, 2014, in Tybee Island, Ga.

Evan Wells Miller and Amanda Dianne Johnsey applied for a marriage license on May 2, 2014, and were married June 28, 2014, in Appling.

William Roberts Thomas Jr. and Georgia Anne Hardigree applied for a marriage license on June 6, 2014, and were married June 14, 2014, in Decatur, Ga.

Daryl Lee Stewart and Sherry Johnson Hickman applied for a marriage license on June 17, 2014, and were married June 27, 2014, in Martinez.

Anthony Clayton Butler and Constance Moshann Roberson applied for a marriage license on June 26, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

Michael Vashawn Gaskin and Shamika Lanay Taste applied for a marriage license on July 3, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

John Alexander Maronski and Heather Michelle Perkins applied for a marriage license on June 27, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

Scott Doug Dunlap and Estella Renee Boykin applied for a marriage license on June 30, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

Hoya Yi and Terika Cheree Moore applied for a marriage license on June 30, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

Michael Wayne Pruitt and Jamie Leigh Frost applied for a marriage license on June 30, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

Patrick Robert Murrell and Jennifer Brandy Ortiz applied for a marriage license on June 30, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

Shawn Michael Scott and Amanda Kay Johnson applied for a marriage license on July 3, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

Kegan Jay Fernung and Lauren Elizabeth Prusinski applied for a marriage license on July 3, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Evans.

Thomas Christopher Nail and Jennifer Lee Finn Taylor applied for a marriage license on June 20, 2014, and were married June 21, 2014, in Appling.

Marion Thomas Whitaker and Wanda Lynn Clark applied for a marriage license on June 27, 2014, and were married July 3, 2014, in Appling.

William Lee Davis and Brittany Robin Ewing applied for a marriage license on June 11, 2014, and were married June 27, 2014, in Augusta.

Jeffrey Alan Corbin and Rose Ann Madigan Bright applied for a marriage license on July 3, 2014, and were married July 6, 2014, in Evans.

Christopher Robertson and Autumn Marie Rundle applied for a marriage license on June 6, 2014, and were married July 4, 2014, in Appling.

Nathaniel Lee Teston and Fatima Del Carmen Castro applied for a marriage license on June 4, 2014, and were married June 13, 2014, in Evans.

Dallas Christopher Smith and Melissa Nicole Allen applied for a marriage license on May 29, 2014, and were married July 7, 2014, in Evans.

Franklin Grant Mixon II and Havanne Jean Broadbent applied for a marriage license on June 19, 2014, and July 4, 2014, in Augusta.

Robert Paul Hill and Glenda Faye Brown Metts applied for a marriage license on June 19, 2014, and were married July 5, 2014, in Martinez.

Darrell Randall Vaughn and Debbie Padgett Sellers applied for a marriage license on July 7, 2014, and were married July 10, 2014, in Evans.

Larry Kim Young and Kim Trinh Nguyen applied for a marriage license on May 23, 2014, and were married July 10, 2014, in Evans.

Jushua Kendall Guyton and Katie Beth Campbell applied for a marriage license on July 10, 2014, and were Married July 10, 2014, in Evans.

Rodriguez Edthrado Hall and Haley Lynn Herr applied for a marriage license on July 10, 2014, and were married July 10, 2014, in Evans.

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Augusta Christian delays college plan

Sun, 7/27/2014 12:14 AM

A two-year college that Au­gusta Christian Schools planned to open this fall has
been postponed for one year.
Augusta Christian Head of Schools David Piccolo said other projects on the K-12 campus have taken priority, such as the school’s re-accreditation process, which occurs every five years, and the development of other academic programs.

“It’s just been a busy year, and we want to do it right,” Piccolo said.

He said school leadership will reassess the college in January and hope to launch it in fall 2015.

The Christian College of Au­gusta received certification from the Georgia Non-public Postsecondary Edu­cation Commission in April. Piccolo pitched the idea to the Augusta Christian board of directors when he became head of schools in 2010.

The college would be targeted at recent high school graduates who might not be prepared to attend a large university and adults who want to return to school in an intimate setting.

The college was planned to open offering only associate degrees in general studies and religious studies, but it was approved by the state to offer 10 two-year programs ranging from accounting to computer science.

School leaders plan to house the college on the second floor of the Furys Ferry Road building where the school holds pre-K and kindergarten classes.

Piccolo said the college garnered significant interest this year, but leadership decided it was better to wait until it could be launched properly.

“The fact was there was a lot going on at Augusta Chris­tian’s K3-12 campus that’s kind of come in to play that needs to be accomplished prior to moving on,” he said.

“My main purpose is to make sure that school is running correctly … and I really have to assess that as a leader.”

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Sports Calendar for Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sun, 7/27/2014 12:13 AM

Tryouts

• CSRA Force fastpitch travel ball has tryouts on Saturday. For 16U call coach David Fernendes at (706) 832-2220, for 12U call coach Wayne Wilson at (706) 564-5357 and for 10U coach Dusty Kay call (706) 401-5465. All tryouts will be at Sweetwater Park in Thomson beginning at 8:30 a.m. 14U tryouts are August 3. Pitchers and catchers are at 12:30 p.m., all others are 3 p.m. Call Kathy Guin at (706) 401-1820.

• Evans High School has softball tryouts Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. You must have a current physical and proof of insurance in order to tryout. Pick up an athletic packet with all the necessary paperwork from the high school.

• The 9U Augusta Braves travel baseball team is seeking experienced, team-oriented players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Players must be born between May 1, 2005 and April 30, 2006. Call Chris Halliday at (706) 691-6954.

• 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.

The 11U Augusta River Bandits travel baseball team is seeking outstanding players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.

Our coaches are looking for experienced, team oriented ball players and families with a strong work ethic and love for the game.

Players must be born between May 1, 2003 and April 30, 2004. Please call Daniel Dykstra at 678-358-8645 to schedule a tryout.

• The 11U Georgia Lightning baseball team needs players for the upcoming season. Players can’t turn 12 before May 1, 2014. Call Billy Kelley at (706) 825-9898.

• Former Chicago White Sox player and Curtis Baptist baseball coach Chico Valdez has tryouts for a 10-year-old travel ball baseball team. Players can’t have turned 10 before May 1, 2013. Call Van Dixon at (706) 830-2806 for dates of tryouts.

• A 9U travel baseball team needs players ages 8 and 9. Call Eddie Haley at (706) 726-1410.

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Sabols take on TPC Sawgrass

Sun, 7/27/2014 12:13 AM

The Sabol family is finishing out the summer in style.

Megan Sabol is about to be a junior at Lakeside High School and 2014 Lakeside graduate Russell Sabol is heading to Andrew College to play golf.

The brother-sister combo made their way to Ponte Vedra Beach, with Megan winning the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour’s TPC Sawgrass Junior Classic – 2014 in the female division while Russell tied for ninth in the male 16-19 category.

In the two-day event at one of the PGA’s top courses, Russell Sabol shot an 87 on Monday and improved nine shots on Tuesday, carding a 78 while moving up 16 slots on the final leaderboard.

Megan Sabol, competing in the feamle 15-19 category, was 5-over after the first nine holes on Monday but rebounded to go 5-under on the back nine. Her even-par 72 included five birdies and an eagle. She put the final touches on her win Tuesday, shooting an 80, taking home the Dustin Johnson Award for having the low score on the second day in the female division.

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Police Blotter for July 27, 2014

Sun, 7/27/2014 12:11 AM

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

Man arrested with shotgun

An Evans woman called deputies Tuesday after a stranger with a backpack attempted to enter her home on Rachel Drive.

A sheriff’s deputy found Jonathan Villanueva, 20, in front of the home. Villanueva told the deputy he was asking the residents for water. The home-owner told police that the man had been looking through her windows and attempted to open her door. The woman said after Villanueva noticed they were home he asked for water, but her son told him to go away. She saw Villanueva walk to the street and begin going through his backpack.

Villanueva said he had a gun in the backpack that he intended to take to a pawn shop. After searching the bag, the deputy found clothes and a sawed-off shotgun. Police also found a flat-head screwdriver near the front door that did not belong to the home­owner. Villanueva was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission or attempt of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing an illegal weapon.

Deposits missing

A manager at a Martinez fast-food restaurant reported that two deposits did not make it to the bank this month.

The manager for the Burger King at 433 S. Belair Road, told police on Monday that two deposits were missing from July 6 and July 15. She said the assistant manager told her that the deposits were placed in a Bank of America night deposit box. The assistant manager has been placed on administrative leave until the matter is resolved.

Starving horses discovered

A Harlem woman reported to deputies on Monday that she found two malnourished horses abandoned on Clary Cut Road. The woman said she cared for the horses and contacted the property owner to inquire about their health. An agent of the property owner told her the property had been foreclosed more than a month ago and the owners had left them. She was told that she could take the horses. The owner of the horses threatened to pursue theft charges against her if she took the animals. A sheriff’s deputy advised her that the current property owner had the authority to relinquish the animals to her custody.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Wed, 7/23/2014 12:16 AM

 

Mike Hale, a volunteer at the Augusta State Medical Prison, has discovered that being a prisoner can actually be beneficial for some men.

“When a man comes to jail and that is where he comes to know the Lord – that ain’t a bad thing,” Hale said. “I’ve had men tell me probably a thousand times, ‘God brought me to this place so that I could meet him.’ ”

That might not be an exaggeration, considering that Hale has been conducting volunteer Bible study classes at the medical prison twice a month for 23 years in addition to his full time job at Plant
Vogtle.

Hale first felt called to volunteer after attending “Walk to Emmaus,” a four-day refresher course in Christianity designed to prepare men to return to their churches as disciples and leaders.

“When I did my first (Bible study class) here in 1991, it blew me away,” Hale said. “God did some amazing things here and it just captured my heart for this ministry.

“Overall this is probably the most satisfying thing that I do as a Christian because these guys are hungry, It would be a crying shame if God brought them here and there was nobody to work with them to facilitate that (finding Christianity).”

Hale, a member of West Acres Baptist Church, is also a member of Gideons International, an evangelical Christian organization, which gives him access to Bibles that he distributes to the prisoners.

When the prison warden asked chaplain Roy Norman whether he had a volunteer he would like to nominate for The Georgia Department of Corrections Volunteer of the Year, his choice was a simple one.

“Mike’s name immediately jumped out. Mike is head and shoulders above the rest,” said Norman.

Hale won the award and was recognized at the 10th annual Georgia Department of Corrections Awards ceremony on June 24 at the state offices in Forsyth.

“The department could not be successful without people who are willing to give their time to help us fulfill our mission,” Commissioner Brian Owens said in a Department of Corrections news release. “Mike’s work is a valuable asset to our agency.”

Chaplain Norman first met Hale when they attended a Kairos Prison Ministry together more than 20 years ago.

One of the elements of the Kairos program is that it specifically teaches participants to take the teachings of the Bible to non-Christians.

When a long-time volunteer at the prison died, Norman immediately asked Hale to fill the position and conduct the Bible study classes for the
prisoners.

One of the benefits of the classes is that some of the prisoners eventually become chaplain assistants who can minister to one another.

“It’s a peer-to-peer ministry. A lot of guys die here, so one of the most important things they do is minister to the terminal prisoners,” Hale said. “It’s very rewarding. When a person gets themselves straight with God a natural outgrowth is that you want everybody else to have it,
too.”

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Sports Calendar for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wed, 7/23/2014 12:16 AM

Camps

• Sports Academy South, Inc. Sports & Education Summer Day Camp has sessions for ages 5 to 15. Cost is $110 per week; $100
for second sibling and $90 for a third sibling. Registration is $45 per sibling if not a member. July dates are Monday to August 1 and then it finishes on August 4 to August 5. Call
(706) 860-7691.

Tryouts

• Evans High School has softball tryouts August 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. You must have a current physical and proof of insurance in order to tryout.

Pick up an athletic packet with all the necessary paperwork from the high school.

• The 9U Augusta Braves travel baseball team is seeking experienced, team-oriented players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Players must be born between May 1, 2005 and April 30, 2006. Contact Chris Halliday at (706) 691-6954.

• 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.

The 11U Augusta River Bandits Travel Baseball Team is seeking outstanding players for the upcoming
2014-2015 season. Our coaches are looking for experienced, team oriented ball players and families
with a strong work ethic and love for the game. Players must be born between May 1, 2003 and April 30, 2004. Please contact Daniel Dykstra at 678-358-8645 to schedule a tryout.

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PRC tennis teams headed to state competition

Wed, 7/23/2014 12:15 AM

 

Petersburg Racquet Club now begins its march to a national championship in earnest.

The club will take six teams to the USTA Jr. Team Tennis Georgia State Championships on Friday in Macon, Ga. A state title means advancement to the sectional round in Lexington, S.C. from Aug. 15-17 with a trip to the nationals in Cayce, S.C. in October as the ultimate goal.

Connor Evenson’s 10 and under team won state last year and the now 11-year-old thinks his 12 and under team is poised to do the same.

“A lot of us are experienced, so we have a lot of good strokes and have been playing together a lot,” said Evenson. “I think we’ll do good.”

Each summer, PRC is a major player on the JTT scene and Cheri Hain, the club’s Play Program director says inclusion is the key.

“We have kids from high school to middle school to tournament players to Southern-ranked players, so we have a program that includes every level, every age,” said Hain. “It really incorporates every kid in our program.”

PRC will be traveling to Macon with two teams in the 10-year-old age bracket, two from the 18s, and one apiece from the 12- and 14-year-old division.

Vu Nguyen, the club’s director of tennis, noted that for some it will be their initial foray into this type of competition.

“For a lot of our players, this go-around is their first time at JTT,” Nguyen said. “It’s always kind of an exciting time when they experience that team event for the first time.”

Nguyen said the event isn’t just about winning.

“It’s really more about them experiencing a team event, having that fun aspect,” he said. “The expectations are to go and enjoy a team atmosphere.”

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Commings headlines Pop Warner camp

Wed, 7/23/2014 12:15 AM

 

East Georgia Pop Warner is approaching the start of the 2014 season at full throttle.

After a free football clinic at Greenbrier on Monday, July 14, former Westside High School Patriot, University of Georgia Bulldog and current Kansas City Chief Sanders Commings headlined the second annual East Georgia Pop Warner Local Heroes Football Camp at Grovetown High School on Friday and Saturday.

Commings flew into Augusta for the Pop Warner camp while preparing to enter his second training camp with the Chiefs on Thursday.

“I wanted to come back to the Augusta area,” said Commings. “When I was a kid I didn’t get to do anything like this, so I wanted to give the kids something positive.”

Those attending the camp were put through their paces for two days by Ryan Bowers and his ATHELITE team. They warmed up, went through drills and had a game at the end of it all.

“He does so much for the kids,” said EGPW CEO Jimmy Cronan, who said that Bowers was the one who got Commings to participate. “Realistically, whether you’ve got 10 kids or 100 kids, he’s going to make the kids work, he’s going to make sure they come out and sweat and he’s an integral part of what we’ve done this year.”

Brett Hammett, an 11-year-old sixth-grader at Lakeside MIddle School was enjoying the camp.

“They work you real hard and explain how to do the drill and how to improve in your work,” said Hammett, who liked Commings. “He’s a really good guy and he played for Georgia and I’m a Georgia fan, too.”

Bowers also brought in locals to help with the camp, including former Lakeside Panther Tony Perella, who is entering his junior season at Mercer University.

“I still work out with Ryan every day,” said Perella. “I love working with kids. We do it at Mercer, too, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year. It’s great to give back to the community here too in Augusta.”

The final on-site sign up for East Georgia Pop Warner is at Dicks Sporting Goods on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Cronan expects close to 1,200 players in the league this year. Practice starts on Aug. 1 and the first game is in the beginning of September.

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Anderson commits to Eagles

Wed, 7/23/2014 12:14 AM

 

Evans High School’s Matt Anderson became the latest in a growing list of Columbia County athletes to commit to play for a Division I college program.

On Thursday, after making a visit to the Georgia Southern University campus, the Knights’ senior verbally committed to play baseball for the Eagles.

“They took their time to get to know me before they brought me on campus and that really had a big impact on me because it’s the next four years of my life in terms of where I go, so it’s a big deal,” said Anderson.

Evans head baseball coach Ricky Beale thinks Anderson made a great
decision.

“He’s a great kid and a hard worker,” said Beale. “I look forward to seeing him down at GSU. It is a great opportunity for him. The coaching staff down there does a great job.”

As a freshman, Anderson was Second Team All-County and was a First Team All-Region 2-AAAAA and First Team All-County catcher. He had shoulder surgery in March 2014, which limited his playing time as a junior, but the Eagles were not deterred.

“They saw me play a lot in Atlanta this summer,” said Anderson. “That’s where they came and watched me a little bit more and got to know me better.”

They said what Anderson was hoping to hear.

“It really pushed me over the edge when they said I could come in and play right away and that they believed in me as a player,” said Anderson “Not only as a player but as a young man.”

Anderson’s twin brother Kyle committed to the University of South Carolina in 2013, so while they’ll still be brothers, after Evans’ 2015 season they won’t be teammates.

“It’s going to be difficult being away from him because I’ve been with him all my life,” Anderson said. “To see him go a separate way is going to be tough, but I’m proud of him and who he is now and who he’s going to continue to be and only grow more. It’s going to be different not having him there.”

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It is Rocket science

Wed, 7/23/2014 12:13 AM

IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE

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Lakeside graduate gets speaking role in feature film

Wed, 7/23/2014 12:13 AM

 

When Stephen “Stevo” Jones auditioned for Step Up: All In, the most he had hoped for was a dance role.

“I auditioned as a dancer, and they didn’t call me back. I assumed I didn’t get it. Then, I went away to the beach with my family, and I was called to read,” said Jones, who appears in the role of Jasper Tarik in Step Up All In, which is set for an Aug. 8 release.

Jones, a 2000 graduate of Lakeside High School, who trained initially as a ballet dancer under his father, Ron Jones, director of the Columbia County Ballet, was surprised when he was asked to read for the role of the leader of the rival dance crew in the fifth installment of the Step Up movie series, but he said he’s excited about his biggest appearance to date.

“I was tripping out. He’s a vital character,” he said. “I did more acting than dancing.”

The movie was filmed last summer. Actors spent about two weeks in rehearsal then they filmed in Vancouver and Las Vegas.

Jones said the actors were given liberty with their lines and allowed to improvise. One of his improvised lines ended up in the movie’s theatrical trailer.

While Jones’ early training was in classical ballet, his professional dance career has revolved primarily around hip hop.

Jones has been in the background for most of his other television and movie appearances. Early in his professional dance career, he worked in Atlanta dancing and choreographing for the Georgia Lottery; he also choreographed pieces for the Atlanta Hawks halftime events. He was a backup dancer for the hip hop artist Lloyd for several years, performing in his music videos and in his appearances on So You Think You Can Dance, Showtime at the Apollo and BET’s Hip Hop Awards. He also choreographed and danced in music videos for R&B artist, Jacob Latimore. Jones also had a role as a dancer in the 2011 remake of Footloose.

Jones now lives in Los Angeles, but he is currently touring as a dancer with violinist Lindsey Stirling. And he’s finally using some of his ballet training. During one of her pieces, he performs a presage, a move in which the male dancer lifts the female dancer above his head and walks with her in that position.

In this case, Stirling continues to play the violin while in the position.

Stirling has been touring the United States this summer and plans a European Tour in October.

 

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Current Events

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UPCOMING

Boat tours

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is offering free rides to teachers on the Petersburg tour boats during July; teachers can invite one guest; must present a school badge, name tag or ID card at the Discovery Center ticket desk, 1450 Greene St.; tours depart 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday in July; Civil War tour departs 1:30 p.m.; tours include free admission to the interactive Canal Discovery Center; reservations suggested; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4

Family matinee

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters; doors open 12:30 p.m., movie begins 1 p.m. today, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; free; under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult; (706) 650-5005

Driving course

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; participants may be eligible for auto insurance discount; AARP membership not required; bring lunch and beverage if desired; $20; registration required; (706) 863-2865

Movies on the Common

7:30 p.m. Fridays, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; Despicable Me July 25, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Aug. 22; free; presented by Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities; fun for the entire family; pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m.; movie starts at dusk (8:30 p.m.); get a seat early; vendors and concessions available; (706) 821-1754

Bike safety

Bike Safety Day 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 26, Augusta Elks Lodge 205, 205 Elkdom Court; helmets provided while sizes and supplies last; course available for children who bring their own bike; puppet show; door prizes; (706) 721-7606, grhealth.org/safekids

Back to school

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Back to School Blast 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 809 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Grovetown; free; (706) 860-5616

Girl prep

Back-to-School Girl Prep! 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, Liberty Park Community Center, 1040 Newmantown Road, Grovetown; tips to prep girls for a great new school year and give a self-esteem boost; attitudes, basic etiquette, confidence; for girls ages 7-10 and 11-13; $25; registration required; csragirls.org

Musical extravaganza

The Disciples of Praise Musical Extravaganza 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Rosemont Association Building, 5463 Burks Mountain Road, Appling; groups invited to sign in at door; dinner served;
free

Benefit concert

Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots Double Nickel Rock ‘N’ Roll Reunion Concert 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; $20, $25, $30; benefits childhood cancer research; tickets on at Imperial Box Office; (706) 836-9192, williamsonlynda@aol.com

Paddlefest

Savannah Riverkeeper eighth annual Paddlefest 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Savannah Riverkeeper, 103 Riverfront Drive; canoe, kayak, SUP, homemade raft extravaganza; live music, vendors, food trucks, beverages; e-mail Marisa Harris with questions; marisah@savannahriverkeeper.org, facebook.com/events/716103895114181

Blanchard reunion

Blanchard Family Reunion 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, White Oak Campground, 7285 White Oak Campground Road, Harlem; descendants and allied members of Florence Ethel Blanchard Jones Benton and Revolutionary War soldier Reuben Blanchard and Confederate soldier Ayers Cartledge Blanchard; pool with lifeguard $5 noon-6 p.m.; covered dish noon, paper products, utensils supplied; Pat West Watson (706) 825-7089, Carolyn Eidson (706) 399-7227

Backpack blessing

Blessing of the Backpacks 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; bring backpacks to be blessed; school supplies given to students in need; participants receive a special gift for the school year; (706) 210-1133, holycomforterchurch.org

School starts across county

First day of school for Columbia County public schools is Wednesday, Aug. 6; information online; follow the ‘Our Schools’ link on the right side of the Columbia County School System site to find individual school’s web pages; ccboe.net

Guitar Group

Presented by Augusta Amusements 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., Evans; featuring Jeff Stein, John Storie and Perry Smith performing popular covers and original music; acoustic and electric guitar create their signature sound; doors open 6:30 p.m.; wear styles of elegant jazz and walk the red carpet; $25, $30; augustaamusements.com

Storks & Corks

Storks & Corks, An Evening With An Endangered Species 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; $50, benefits Silver Bluff Audubon Center, connecting people with nature; reservations required; (803) 471-0291

Live After 5

Hazy Ray (New Orleans) 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, Augusta Riverwalk Eighth Street Plaza; bring seating and picnic; free; information and vendor/sponsor opportunities (706) 821-1754

Augusta Beerfest

Augusta Beerfest noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; two sessions: Noon to 3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; ticket includes a souvenir cup and beer samples; food vendors; rain or shine; $30 advance, $35 at door, no refunds; bit.ly/1ngT0Hv

Archaeological meeting

Augusta Archaeological Society meeting Thursday, Aug. 21, Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; archaeological author Lloyd E. Schroder presenting a symposium on Southeastern Indian pottery; dinner 6:30 p.m., program 8 p.m.; dinner on own, free program; (706) 829-1615

Wildwood Games

7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, Wildwood Park, 3828 Wildwood Lane, Appling; mountain biking and trail running event; online registration required by 10 a.m. Aug. 22; bikereg.com/wildwood-games and facebook.com/wildwoodgames

Genealogy

Augusta Genealogical Society 2014 AGS Homecoming 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Researching the Past – Moving Toward the Future, theme; Robert Scott Davis, Michele Simmons Lewis, speakers; $40 members, $45 others; (706) 722-4073, augustagensociety.org

The Malpass Brothers

The Malpass Brothers 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Traditional country musicians; Chris and Taylor Malpass, opening for Merle Haggard since 2008; with Thom Bresh; doors 6:30 p.m.; wear styles of retro country era; $27.50, $32.50; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Loretta Lynn
will perform

Loretta Lynn in concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; country music legend; doors open 7 p.m.; $37.50, $47.50, $57.50; tickets at Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena, online at www.georgialinatix.com and by phone at (877) 428-4849, bit.ly/1kMxUUs

Community 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

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

 

 

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 resident; 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

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

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

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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Police blotter for July 23, 2014

Wed, 7/23/2014 12:11 AM

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

 

Thieves steal air conditioners

Two new air-conditioning units were reported stolen last week from Pine Bluff subdivision.

Authorities were called Thursday to a house under construction at 3487 Conifer Trail in Evans. The job foreman for Kingsbury Homes showed a sheriff’s deputy where a 3-ton Rheem heat pump had been taken from a concrete pad at the home. The copper hose connecting the unit had been cut, probably by bolt cutters. The deputy found a large amount of blood leading away from the site, indicating that one of the thieves was injured while taking the unit.

It was discovered that a 2½-ton Rheem air-conditioning return system had been stolen from the house next door at 3488 Conifer Trail. The two pieces of equipment were valued at a total of $9,000.

Lawn mower isn’t returned

An Evans woman reported that a repairman hired through Craigslist had failed to return her lawn mower. The woman told a sheriff’s deputy on July 17 that on April 19, she had hired a man to repair her lawn mower.

She said the man went to her house on Plantation Hill Drive and took the mower. The man told her he was waiting for a part to arrive to finish the repair. She and he husband made several calls to retrieve the mower, but the man has either made rude comments or not returned calls.

On July 12, she called again, only to be told that the repairman "was dead.” The woman told the deputy she was certain the repairman had answered the phone.

Woman says
glass smashed

A Grovetown woman reported that someone broke out one of her car windows while she was driving Friday on Jimmie Dyess Parkway.

She was driving by the Comfort Inn about 12:20 a.m. when she noticed someone duck between two parked cars. She then heard a loud noise as her rear passenger window was shattered. She turned around and saw a group of youths walking in front of Waffle House.

A responding deputy was not able to find any witnesses.

Online date takes her car

A Grovetown woman said that a boyfriend she had met through an online site six weeks ago took her car and kept it. He lived with her for about three weeks before he asked to borrow it Saturday. She said he is from Columbia and does not have any ties to the Augusta area.

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MELL Americans win twice, face host Warner Robins Monday night,

Mon, 7/21/2014 10:31 AM

The Martinez-Evans Little League 11-12 year-old team will play for the top seed in Pool B of the 2014 Little League State Baseball Championship in Warner Robins, Ga.

The MELL Americans (2-0) will face the also undefeated host Warner Robins team Monday night to determine who will be the pool's top seed when they start single-elimination play on Tuesday. The championship game is slated for Wednesday.

The American put themselves in prime position with a 2-0 win over Franklin County on Saturday and a come-from-behind 12-9 win over Murphey-Candler on Sunday.

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Police Blotter, July 20, 2014

Sun, 7/20/2014 12:12 AM

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

Home invasion victims refuse to help police

An investigation into an Appling home invasion was terminated Thursday after the victim refused to cooperate with authorities.

A married couple told deputies they were robbed by two men who held them at gunpoint in their home early Tuesday.

The couple, both 27, said they were sleeping at about 3 a.m. when two men forced open the front door of their White Oak Campground Road home. The men brandished handguns. Both were wearing gloves and one man wore a mask.

The couple said the men ordered them out of bed at gunpoint and onto the floor, where they used duct tape to tie the couple’s feet together and their hands behind their backs. The intruders asked where items of value were and stole $30,000 in cash, a Ruger .380 pistol and some marijuana.

The intruders asked where the couple kept the DVR to their home security surveillance system and stole that too. They tried to break into the man’s gun safe, but were unable to.

They asked the couple to count to 30 as they left in the man’s 2005 Nissan Altima headed south toward White Oak Road.

Deputies found the car abandoned on Greenbrier Drive off White Oak Road.

Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Thursday that the investigation was closed because the victim refused to cooperate.

House robbed while owner out of town

A Martinez man told deputies Tuesday that his home was burglarized and ransacked while he was out of town.

The 29-year-old man said he left town on July 10 and returned Tuesday to find his front door cracked. The man was sure he locked the door before leaving. The home was ransacked.

Deputies found damage to the door frame, which was split, and marks showed that a blunt object was used to separate the door and the frame. Each room of the home appeared to have been systematically rummaged through. Some electronics were left untouched.

The man said he had posted on Facebook that he’d be out of town for a week. His mother came by the house on July 11 and said all was fine then. Man says hefty phone bill is not
his responsibility

An Evans man called authorities July 16 after discovering a nearly $5,000 bill was mailed to his sister-in-law’s home.

The 54-year-old man said his sister-in-law received a bill at her Suwannee, Ga., home for a fraudulent Verizon Wireless account in
his name. The bill showed the man owed $4,876.43 for a Hephzibah service address.

The man said he’s never lived in Hephzibah and has never had a Verizon account.

Truck damaged at boat ramp

A man said someone damaged his truck and boat trailer while it was parked at an Appling boat ramp Tuesday.

The 70-year-old man said he launched his boat into the lake from Ridge
Road Boat Ramp at 5886 Ridge Road at about noon.

When he returned to the boat landing at about 7 p.m.,he found his truck tires slashed, and his boat trailer had been taken rolled into the lake.

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Property Transfers, July 20, 2014

Sun, 7/20/2014 12:07 AM

CSRA Blackstone LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, 442 Jade Drive, $57,250.

IDK Homes Inc. to John H. Pease and Carmen M. Pease, parcel ID 0611838, $233,000.

IDK Homes Inc. to Robert J. Nicoletto and Rachael E. Nicoletto, parcel ID 0671519, $253,662.

The estate of Daniel Ray Dunagan to Katie Lee Anderson, parcel ID 078G009, $106,500.

CSRA Blackstone LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, 1726 Opal Court, $61,000.

CSRA Blackstone LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, 450 Jade Drive, $57,250.

CSRA Blackstone LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, 448 Jade Drive, $57,250.

Maples Development LLC to Danny Ray Harper, parcel ID 077842, $196,900.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to PDH Builders Inc., 4542 Willie Daniel Drive, $52,500.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to PDH Builders Inc., 4538 Willie Daniel Drive, $52,500.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to PDH Builders Inc., 950 Kate Drive, $57,500.

Gerald Pribula to Rachel M. Blakeney and Travis L. Blakeney, parcel ID 074J088, $181,000.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Alan A. Autrand and Jessica D. Autrand, parcel ID 0671428, $267,000.

Jay R. Jahn to James Patrick McDonald, 284 Highlands Lane, $212,000.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to Mona Lisa Martin, 4507 Coldwater St., $261,000.

Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc. to Donald Dickens and Virginia Dickens, 5653 Sunbury Loop, $249,420.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to Edwin J. Velazquez and April D. Reyes-Sanders, 2468 Newbury Ave., $185,620.

R.T. Bailey Construction Inc. to Matt Wooten, 3015 Haseley Court, $320,669.

Donald L. Dickens Jr. to Laura N. Dow, 649 Fairview Drive, $149,900.

Michael P. Hogan to Michael A. King and Rhonda G. King, 102 Knob Hill Drive, $413,000.

Robert Harold Rutti to John D. Herman Jr., 3506 Saint Andrews Way, $217,000.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to Fazal M. Khan, 794 Watermark Drive, $265,530.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Laura L. Leonard, 8050 High Vista Lane, $109,900.

R.T. Bailey Construction Inc. to Mennu G. Singhal, 213 Shady Oaks Court, $525,000.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Wayne A. Sanders and Michelle Sanders, 3919 Griese Lane, $196,384.

Tyler S. Paschal to Krista K. Kelly Van Orden, 538 Hunterdale Road, $149,900.

Linda C. Ross to Pamela J. Mathis, 423 Connemara Trail, $135,000.

Ashley Nicole Thigpen nka Ashley Nicole Shank to Robert C. Spurlin, 5624 Dawson Road, $68,500.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Kaseen Murray and Angela M. Murray, 3459 Conifer Trail, $225,000.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, parcel ID 0622468, $28,500.

Federal Home Mortgage Corp. to Haroldo F. Toque, 600 Brighton Circle, $217,950.

Bryan P. Rhodes to Portland J. Campanaro, 900 Sturbridge Court, $212,000.

Kathryn M. Haynes to Adrian Wright, 402 Snead Way, $149,500.

Timothy A. Billips and Carolyn L. Billips to Teresa A. Russell, 5811 Carriage Hills Drive, $202,000.

Michael G. Adams to Deborah S. Karagosian and John Karagosian, parcel ID 072M359, $270,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Lyndon D. Johnson, parcel ID 0671332, $297,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Lawrence C. Combs, parcel ID 0671552, $237,900.

Gail Gresham Nazworth to Barbara Krummel, 4103 Vern Sikking Road, $145,000.

James E. Wisenbaker to Heather K. Wilson, parcel ID 065714, $179,900.

Frank S. James Jr. to Cody J. Shields, parcel ID 052601, $144,000.

Gloria Kittilson to James P. Chohonis II and Kelly E. Chohonis, parcel ID 072J146, $159,900.

Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc. to William L. Crompton and Susan H. Crompton, parcel ID 0651232, $252,400.

Timothy L. Abrahamson to Charles P. Engle and Mary R. Engle, parcel ID 0611500, $194,500.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to PDH Builders Inc., 942 Kate Drive, $57,500.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to PDH Builders Inc., 957 Kate Drive, $53,000.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to PDH Builders Inc., 946 Kate Drive, $57,500.

Daniel L. Van Dyke to Pennie R. Powell, parcel ID 078G129, $42,120.

Troy D. Belton to Robert Godleski, parcel ID 061718, $120,600.

Herbert Homes Inc. to Omar Ali Ottley, 4437 Grove Landing Drive, $161,100.

MBH Holdings Inc. to Herbert Homes Inc., parcel ID 0622510, 0622509, 0622507 and 0622506, $126,000.

Pierwood Construction Co. to Nathan K. Lever and Sandra L. Lever, 762 Whitney Pass, $169,900.

John S. Bock to Vernon F. Keyser Jr. and Gerilyn B. Keyser, 604 Branett Way, $230,000.

Robert H. Wilson to Dennis L. Simmons and Janet G. Simmons, 841 Willow Lake, $279,600.

SunTrust Bank to Ronald S. Ray, 212 Summerfield Circle, $75,200.

Pamela B. Weinberger to Rhadi Latif, 3505 Stonewood Court, $638,000.
Laura K. Farrell-Pointer to Sammie L. Jones and Kari L. Jones, 3727 West Lake Drive, $422,100.

John W. Phelan to Arezoo Sandy Sparks and James J. Freece, 586 Bay Hill, $410,500.

Linda D. Dunaway to Danny F. Waugh Jr., 1982 Sylvan Lake Drive, $125,000.

Bryce E. Klockenga to David H. McClain and Robin McClain, 4912 Cavan Place, $130,000.

RT Bailey Construction Inc. to Marlowe E. Lewis and Sharlynda F. Lewis, 5573 Connor Drive, $192,540.

Grenelefe Park Properties LLC to W.S. Harris and Associates Inc., parcel ID 068418, $39,900.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Carmelo Rivera Jr., parcel ID 060858, $221,248.

Lynn Wilson to Andrew Richard Lawrence and Meghan McGee-Lawrence, parcel ID 071D270, $223,000.

Donald Hartley and Nicole Hartley to Evangeline Renee Lanfear, parcel ID 062563, $175,000.

Richard Percival to B.R Walden Construction Inc., parcel ID 073C234, $113,900.

Baldwin Hamptons LLC to South Georgia Custom Homes LLC, parcel ID 0681113, $42,000.

Baldwin Hamptons LLC to South Georgia Custom Homes LLC, parcel ID 0681114, $42,000.

G. Pryor Properties of Augusta LLC to D. Newsome Properties of Augusta LLC, 3910 Washington Road, $475,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Thomas Windley, 260 Palamon Drive, $228,000.
Ronald E. Newston II to David Wesley Horton and Kimberly Page Horton, 604 Cornerstone Place, $218,500.

Grits Mill Properties LLC to William S. Crozier, parcel ID G07104 and G07104A, $28,000.

Faircloth Homes Inc. to Kytrena L. Harris, 232 Seaton Ave., $253,125.

CR Homes LLC to Anthony Price, 524 S. Old Belair Road, $16,001.

Teresa A. Herron to M21AP LLP, 3645 Lake Shore Drive, $25,000.

Don C. Andrews to Tony E. Howard, 921 Cannock St., $166,000.

James & Caleb Inc. to Faircloth Homes Inc., parcel ID 0651076, 0651077, 0651078 and 0651090, $160,000.

David G. Lewis to Justin R. McBride, 529 Crystal Creek East, $155,000.

Brad C. Jeffares to Inderrya D. Armstrong, 5762 Carriage Hills Drive, $215,000.

Brett Paye to Robert Richard Rountree and Sheila D. Rountree, parcel ID 0621982, $178,000.

Mark A. Brannen to Dennis W. Kiernan, parcel ID 066579, $294,900.

Sean Barbaras to Erin A. Wiley, parcel ID 067644, $169,900.

Linda Holovack to James H. Bilodeau, parcel ID 077I434, $186,500.

RT Smith Construction LLC to John M. London and Ashley S. London, 2227 Fothergill Drive, $396,025.

Demond L. Brown to Karen M. Blalock, 804 Landing Drive, $119,000.

Medallion Construction Co. Inc. to John G. Carr, parcel ID 059182, $208,900.

Dennis W. Kiernan to Margaret M. Goodale-Morel and Dennis D. Morel, parcel ID 067C343, $215,000.

Ivey Residential LLC to Kevin Michael Walker and Michaela J. Walker, 2626 Waites Drive, $236,487.

Beazley Builders Inc. to Bill Beazley Homes Inc., parcel ID 052642, $31,900.

D & F Properties LLC to B.E.C. Custom Homes and Development Inc., 102 Robbie Court, $97,500.

Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to Keith D. Trantham and Elizabeth Trantham, 435 Sebastian Drive, $165,800.

River Island Development Co. LLC to B.E.C. Custom Homes and Developement Inc., parcel ID 081147, $112,000.

Staci N. Landers to Nathaniel A. Nance, 212 Westmont Drive, $92,000.

William B. Merry to Barbara V. Lee, 3526 Evans to Locks Road, $835,000.

Pineneedle MHP LLC to Pineneedle Village LLC, 3765 Gordon Highway, $657,000.

Southfork Homes LLC to Jorge Ortiz, 3450 Conifer Trail, $185,800.

Sean Petro to Shayne Woodard and Jessica Kelly Woodard, parcel ID 0611279, $209,900.

William Few Partners LLC to Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc., parcel ID 059166, $44,000.

William Few Partners LLC to Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc., parcel ID 059165, $42,500.

Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc. to Mario F. Romero and Joanna Romero, parcel ID 0651220, $264,101.

B & C Southeast LLC to Lewiston Few Partners LLC, parcel ID 61A26, $220,000.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to Stephanie L. Edwards, 664 Shipley Ave., $190,000.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to James C. Walker, 656 Shipley Ave., $165,200.

Phillip W. Akins to Justine D. Wong and Perry Y. Wong, 212 Kestwick Drive W., $242,000.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 2651 Waites Drive, $38,500.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 254 Palamon Drive, $38,500.

Susa J. Brown as executor of the estate of Julian A. Speering to John E. Vigna and Dorothy Lou Vigna, parcel ID 067A030, $350,000.

Brett A. Cantey to David Kim and Yunni J. Kim, 820 Herrington Drive, $230,000.

Stephanie N. Bargeron to Martinez Temple Association Inc., parcel ID 0611466, $113,000.

Ellen L. Cox to John J. Holland and Peggy A. Holland, 43 Westberry Court, $266,525.

Robert L. Cronyn to Jacqueline S.E. Washington, parcel ID 0621072, $156,000.

Designer Homes and Construction LLC to Sean M. Nixon and Melodie L. Nixon, parcel ID 065752, $280,250.

Pierwood Construction Co. to Stephanie L. Johnson, 444 Sebastian Drive, $162,900.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Alexis Vontice Smalley, parcel ID 022476, $164,960.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Christopher Thomas Shine, parcel ID 0622475, $189,079.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Tomika Nibbs and Robert D. Nibbs, parcel ID 0671413, $232,940.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to William Thomas Young and Sarah B. Young, parcel ID 060869, $289,446.

Jacqueline M. Reese to James C. Vincent Jr. and Jocelyn S. Vincent, 753 Eagleton Drive, $460,000.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to R. Lewis Construction LLC, 938 Kate Drive, $59,500.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Bryan M. Vaden and Sarah O. Vaden, 5410 Everlook Circle, $249,900.

Julie A. Kentner to Ronnie R. Garvin and Orshawa A. Garvin, parcel ID 082A379, $168,000.

RT Bailey Construction Inc. to IDK Homes In., parcel ID 0671518, $37,500.

RT Bailey Construction Inc. to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0671517, $37,500.

William Annonio as executor of the estate of Lander Ray Skeen to Carrie Fermin-Pentivolpi and Alex Pentivolpi, parcel ID 067D50, $155,900.

R. Lewis Construction LLC to Greggory P. Baker, 306 Buxton Lane, $203,600.

Seth D. Martin to Mallory Sean Miller, 412 Keesaw Glen, $202,900.

Brian L. Martin to Martinez Temple Association Inc., 300 Harlem-Grovetown Road, $142,000.

New Heart Bible Fellowship of Martinez formerly organized as Garden City Baptist Church Inc. to Garden City Church Partners LLC, parcel ID 080048, $125,000.

Clark D. Lucky to Martinez Temple Association Inc., 105 Long Creek Way, $125,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Monuj T. Bashambu, parcel ID 082372, $296,900.

Robert B. Alford to Sau-Yu Lu, parcel ID 077G543, $178,900.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Jeffery William Price and Katherine Arcebal Price, parcel ID 082367, $295,900.

Zachary A. Zerr to Charles A. McMullen Jr., parcel ID 052588, $180,000.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Kari N. Scully, parcel ID 060996, $404,000.

Bryan W. Ellis to City of Grovetown, 118 E. Robinson Ave., $96,200.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Rodney T. McTeer and Selisa M. McTeer, 402 Tugaloo Court, $363,900.

Keystone Homes Inc. to David J. Brendza and Nadine I. Brendza, 2201 Fothergill Drive, $428,900.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Allison W. Carter, 813 Glencoe Way, $299,900.

Ivan A. Ufret to Steve Bohler, 4506 Guinevere Court, $109,900.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Mark C. Brenay and Samantha L. Brenay, 880 Westlawn Drive, $157,900.

Clay S. Antonakos to Luis Banucki, 704 Cannock Loop, $147,500.

Patricia Sisk Whitaker to James Richard Whitaker, 6228 Columbia Road, $40,000.

Crawford Creek Homebuilders LLC to Jonathan A. Martinez-Paez and Vanessa S. Martinez, 241 Asa Way, $200,000.

Judith S. Morris to Hans Petersen and Betty A. Petersen, parcel ID 082I039, $205,000.

Elizabeth K. Feight to Claire Outley McKinney, parcel ID 050505, $94,000.

IDK Homes Inc. to Scott W. McCarthy and Deborah A. McCarthy, 727 Herrington Drive, $233,500.

Leland C. Curtise to Martinez Temple Association Inc., 216 High Meadows Circle, $135,000.

Anthony D. Peverini to Eric Chavda, 4733 Rhett Drive, $149,000.

Paul E. Johns to Stephen C. Newman and Sarah H. Newman, 4053 Redgate Court, $110,000.

IDK Homes Inc. to Rachel Maries Stones and Joshua Robert Stones, 471 Marble Falls, $229,900.

R. Lewis Construction LLC to Jeffrey D. Kozlowski, 702 Big Holley Drive, $431,080.

IDK Homes Inc. to Paul W. McDonald and Julie G. McDonald, 4016 Stowe Drive, $250,200.

Anne K. Mehall to Lee Simpson and Elijah Simpson, 9521 Berwick Court, $200,000.

Pamela K. Mink to Horacio Damian Rangel, parcel ID G08012, $22,000.

Blanchard Road Estates LLC to R. Lewis Construction LLC, parcel ID 066858, $50,000.

Clois R. Wright to Charles E. Waugh Jr. and Charlotte F. Waugh, 505 Railroad Ave., $87,000.

Stephen C. Newman to Donna M. Gilbert and Alan R. Gilbert, parcel ID 067980, $148,000.

Frank Pizzi to Dave S. Yond, parcel ID 082J052, $150,000.

Euchee Creek Investors Inc. to R.T. Smith Construction LLC, 2220 Fothergill Drive, $65,000.

R.T. Smith Construction LLC to David Joseph Shoup, 4141 Dewaal St., $309,900.

Toxey M. Smith LLC to Barbara Ortner and Jorge Aguilar, 819 Long Cane Ridge, $389,900.

L.E. Tankersley to Shane Christopher Dorris and Amer Lynn Mattingly, 211 Creek View Circle, $117,000.

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