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School officials make two administrative appointments

Mon, 9/15/2014 4:55 PM

 

Columbia County school officials made two administrative appointments this week, which resulted in changes in leadership at two schools.

Don Brigdon, who had served as Evans High School principal for the past 13 years was named as the county’s school system’s Hearing Officer and director of Discipline and School Climate.

Brigdon replaces John L. Padgett Jr., who resigned Aug. 25 after being placed on administrative leave.

Padgett, 52, was arrested on Aug. 22 and charged with failure to report suspected child abuse. On Aug. 9, a 17-year-old girl told Columbia County deputies that Padgett and another family member had sexually abused her since she was 15. Padgett has not been charged with any crimes related to the girl’s accusations, but Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Padgett’s job legally requires him to report any suspected child abuse.

According to a press release, Brigdon was selected in part because “his administrative knowledge and experience will be a welcomed support to system efforts to maintain a positive, safe environment for students and employees.”

Replacing Brigdon at Evans High will be Evans Middle School Principal Michael Johnson. Johnson has served in that role for nine years, a press release said.
Schools Superintendent Sandra Carraway said the administrative appointment was made because the need to fill the position was urgent.

“We have been without a hearing officer for several weeks and needed to fill that position,” she said in an e-mail. “The board doesn’t meet for another week, and waiting would delay further the subsequent new hires we will have.”

Carraway said she will ask school board members to give official approval of her appointments at the next meeting on Sept. 23.

Moving Johnson to Evans High will leave an opening at Evans Middle that the school system will move to fill as soon as possible. Officials hope to have a new principal by Oct. 1, when Brigdon and Johnson take on their new official duties.

 

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Nov. 4 General and Special Election dates set

Sun, 9/14/2014 12:13 AM
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Police Blotter, Sept. 14, 2014

Sun, 9/14/2014 12:12 AM

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

More suspicious people seen on Appling road

Residents on an Appling road reported suspicious people lurking near their homes.

Seven residents of one home on Jacqueline Drive told deputies Monday that they were trying to find a person who trespassed on a neighbor’s property at about 8 p.m. They said the person ran toward another home and into a wooded area near an abandoned home.

Two deputies went into the woods and cleared the abandoned house after seeing a flashlight moving in the woods. They did not find anyone. The residents spread out on the road to help track the person’s movements. While the deputies were in the woods, the residents said they saw two other lights in the woods at the end of the road and a third was seen behind a nearby home.

The trespassing reports have become a trend during the past two weeks. Other residents on the same road reported an attempted forced entry into one home, and another reported a stranger standing on his porch. The incidents usually happen late at night. The person has been able to flee the area, possibly by vehicle, before deputies arrive.

The homeowner of the house that reported the attempted burglary called authorities again Tuesday after chasing a man from his yard. He said he chased the stranger at about 10 p.m. behind his house, down a trail that leads to the end of Bumpus Road and into nearby woods. The man said he stopped chasing the person when he lost sight of him in the woods.

Students share explicit photos

A coach at Augusta Christian School called authorities Monday stating an obscene photograph has been circulating electronically around the student body.

The coach said two photos were edited to be in the same image, side by side. The first is of a woman resembling a 17-year-old female student performing oral sex on a man. The second is a photo of the student. A classmate said she was sent the picture by another student asking whether it was the teen in the photo performing the sexual act. The student who sent the photo said she got them both from Instagram. The teen’s classmate said she forwarded it to one student.

The student who received the photo said she was walking back with a friend from a tennis match when the subject of the photo came up. The teen who originally received the photo then showed it to her two classmates and asked that the photo be forwarded to the teen to verify whether the photo was of her.

The teen received the picture from her classmate and said it was not her in the explicit photograph.

Worker for tree service makes illegal charge

A Martinez woman called authorities Tuesday after discovering a tree service company foreman stole her payment.

The 71-year-old woman said she hired a company to remove some trees from her property on Aug. 21. She wrote a $1,000 check as payment and gave it to the foreman.

She then found an unauthorized charge to her bank account of $284.93 to Suddenlink Inc. in the foreman’s name.

The foreman has since been fired from the company and couldn’t be reached for comment.

Woman tries to use fake money to post bond

A Columbia County sheriff’s sergeant told a deputy Monday that a women tried to use counterfeit money to bond out a family member.

The sergeant said that at about 3:30 p.m. a woman came to the Columbia County Detention Center in Appling to post bond for a family member. The $50 she tried to use did not show the proper color when marked with a counterfeit-detecting pen.

The woman said she got the cash from an ATM at her bank that day.

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School lunch menu

Sun, 9/14/2014 12:12 AM

Monday

Cheese or pepperoni pizza

Cheese and fruit plate

PB&J sandwich

Steamed corn

Romaine garden salad

Chocolate chip cookie

Seasonal fresh fruit

Tuesday

Chicken sliders

Ham chef salad

Yogurt snack pack

Sweet potato fries

Steamed peas

Chilled pears

Oatmeal bar

Wednesday

Flatbread pizza

Cheese quesadilla, nachos

PB&J sandwich

Beans

Fresh fruit

Thursday (Early Release)

Ham and cheese sandwich

PB&J sandwich

Yogurt snack pack

Fresh fruit, vegetables

Friday

Chicken nuggets, roll

Shrimp and fish

PB&J sandwich

Mashed potatoes

Fruit, vegetables

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Sports Calendar for Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Sun, 9/14/2014 12:09 AM

Baseball Tournament

• The 12U Little Big League Showdown is September 27 and September 28 at the Augusta Greenjackets’ stadium. Call Adrian McCladdie at
(706) 288-8511.

Golf Tournament

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

• Young Life Augusta is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Robert L. Shanks Memorial Golf Tournament, on September 29,
beginning at 8 a.m. at Champions Retreat.
The two-man team best ball event will be played on all three courses – Jack Nicklaus (Bluff), Arnold Palmer (Island) and Gary Player (Creek). Cost is $500 per two-man team or $250 per individual and all proceeds will support the ministry of Young Life, a Christian outreach
ministry to high school students. Call
(706) 733-2507 or visit
www.augusta.younglife.org.

Swim Lessons

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

Tryouts

• The Georgia Rockers fastpitch softball organization has open tryouts for the 2014-2015 seasons for the 12U, 16U and 18U teams on Sunday at Patriots Park at 2 p.m. Contact Ike Branch at (706) 373-9581 or i1branch@comcast.net.

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

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

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Prep Calendar for Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Sun, 9/14/2014 12:09 AM

Thursday, Sept. 18
Greenbrier County Meet at Wildwood Park, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20
Augusta Prep at Lexington, 9 a.m.

(all games 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, Sept. 19

Augusta Christian at Cardinal Newman

Augusta Eagles at Nat Green

Augusta Prep at Curtis Baptist

Greenbrier vs. Richmond Academy

Grovetown vs. Cross Creek

Harlem at Glascock County

Lakeside vs. Evans

Monday, Sept. 15

Grovetown vs. Thomson, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Burke County, 5:30 p.m.

Lakeside at Butler, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Evans at Richmond Academy, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier at Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Jefferson County, 5 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Grovetown, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Grovetown vs. Richmond Academy, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Harlem vs. Swainsboro, 5 p.m.

Lakeside at Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier vs. Evans, 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Harlem at Glascock County, 5 p.m. Evans at Elite Sports Classic, TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

Evans at Elite Sports Classic, TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

Augusta Christian at Pinewood Prep, TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Augusta Christian vs. Alleluia, 6 p.m.

Lakeside at Fox Creek, 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Evans vs. Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Hephzibah, 5 p.m.

Augusta Christian at Cardinal Newman, 5:30 p.m.

Greenbrier at Aquinas, 5:30 p.m.

Evans vs. Richmond Academy, 7 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Westside, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Augusta Prep vs. Wardlaw Academy, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Augusta Christian vs. Ben Lippen, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Greenbrier, Grovetown at Conyers Tournament, TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

Greenbrier, Grovetown, Lakesidez at Conyers Tournament, TBA

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Property Transfers, Sept. 14, 2014

Sun, 9/14/2014 12:08 AM

Charles H. Lewis to Joshua L. Peyton, parcel ID 078A028, $116,500.

Tina A. McCall to Charles H. Lewis, parcel ID 066751, $88,000.

Wayne C. McGugan to Coltin S. Lira, parcel ID 074H166, $149,900.

Arthur W. Juhasz to Steven N. Feigh, parcel ID 077G836, $237,000.

Robert Maddox to Lacey Stephens Adkins, 224 Pamletto Drive, $108,500.

Charles E. Kirk to Cliff R. Payne, 4862 Whitehall Drive, $207,800.

Jason K. Burris to Mary J. Cooper and Tyrone B. Cooper, 315 Bobwhite Trail, $263,000.

John R. Talman to Isaac B. Annan and Ernestina N. Annan, 814 Old Stevens Creek Road, $520,000.

Douglas Stephen Bird and Jessica L. Bird to Fredrick B. Robinson and April L. Robinson, 1017 Spotswood Circle, $243,000.

Crawford Creek Homebuilders LLC to Kenneth T. Flack, 231 Asa Way, $192,400.

Ernie Blackburn Homebuilders LLC to Edward R. Gibson and Misty M. Gibson, 206 Dixon Court, $418,550.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC, 2645 Waites Drive, $38,500.

Susan Losgar Masters to W. Brent Watkins and Elizabeth Moody Watkins, a portion of parcel ID 071008, $20,000.

Jemaane Faulks to Devin Paul Burnside, parcel ID 062715, $133,000.

Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc. to Frances Sue Leamons, parcel ID 059155, $162,900.

Randy O. Tillman to Melissa Marie Saldana, parcel ID 072103A, $293,700.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Jay W. VanBrumble, parcel ID 060824, $305,467.

Park Ridge Builders Inc. to John Carl Haines, parcel ID 0681084, $250,000.

KHO Development LLC to Clay S. Antonakos, 717 Bonnie Oaks Lane, $25,000.

Charles B. Latham to Daniel T. Leonard and Sandra B. Leonard, 300 Evans Lake Way, $83,000.

Christine L. Gilmour to Daniel T. Leonard and Sandra B. Leonard, 4524 Derryclare Lane, $105,000.

Esther V. Frank to Carol F. Powell and Russell G. Powell, 361 Bowen Falls, $107,660.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to Katie L. Phelps and Kristopher B. Ward, 1153 Waltons Pass, $231,925.

Jeffrey J. Neigh to Nathan E. Brace and Brandi M. Brace, 5076 Sussex Drive, $232,000.

Amanda M. Foster to Omar Pabon, 126 Lisa Court, $132,900.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to Vctor Manuel Delgado and Orfelina Del Carmen Tejada Garcia, 934 Cranbrook Way, $238,000.

Linda F. Riddle to Brett W. Creech, parcel ID 074H239, $193,000.

Amy D. Villa to Michael W. Towns, 5737 Wrightsboro Road, $120,848.

Euchee Creek Investors Inc. to Wilson Home Builders LLC, parcel ID 060998, $65,000.

Euchee Creek Investors Inc. to Wilson Home Builders LLC, parcel ID 060976, $65,000.

Laura J. Gill to Noel DeJesus Jr., parcel ID 052246, $139,800.

Patricia Brassell to Loan Luong and Yung Vong, parcel ID 073B141, $109,900.

Timothy J. Hallford to Johnny C. Hayward, parcel ID 0622171, $217,500.

Blackstone Development Co. LLC to Paula T. Troupe and Michael R. Troupe, parcel ID 081376, $72,000.

Euchee Creek Investors Inc. to R. Lewis Construction Co. LLC, parcel ID 060181, $42,500.

Euchee Creek investors Inc. to R. Lewis Construction Co. LLC, parcel ID 0601006, $65,000.

Joseph E. Bingham to Eben Gray’s Tree Service LLC, parcel ID 048036, $150,000.

Chadwick S. Widener to Matthew Van Winkle and Rendi J. Van Winkle, parcel ID 0621722, $240,000.

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Robert C. Frashuer, parcel ID 082371, $296,990.

Vickie Leonard to William L. Orr, parcel ID 072C125, $93,000.

Kelvin A. Moses to Donald Bray, parcel ID 065327, $385,000.

Thomas Lamar Walker to Mark J. Hutchinson and Melissa J. Hutchinson, parcel ID 068119, $375,000.

Michelle Rickerson to Chaffin Roseberry and Jason R. Sullivent, parcel ID 02014D, $308,000.

William D. Wall to Jacqueline L. Brunet, parcel ID 065A375, $204,900.

Mary Gabrielle Helfgott to Thomas Lamar Walker to Particia A. Walker, parcel ID 081090, $850,000.

CSRA Property Group LLC to George S. Chapman, 4083 Briarwood Drive, $101,900.

Ivey Residential LLC to Rex Ivan Bell II and Tammy C. Hill, 1032 Highgrass Court, $289,900.

JR Homes of Alabama LLC to Patricia and Hammonds and James Edward Hammonds, 137 Broadleaf Way, $339,960.

Designer Homes and Construction LLC to Brian K. Owen and Crystal R. Owen, parcel ID 0681099, $223,400.

William Few Partners LLC to South Georgia Custom Homes LLC, parcel ID 059211, $49,900.

Designer Homes and Construction LLC to Jartress M. Gaines and Jose M. Castillo, parcel ID 068944A, $204,500.

PDH Builders Inc. to Riverwood Land LLC, parcel ID 065870, $55,553.

Ivey Residential LLC to Riverwood Land LLC, parcel ID 065872, $54,652.

R.T. Bailey Construction Inc. to Riverwood Land LLC, parcel ID 065871, $55,295.

John Stephen Claxton to Bret Mason, parcel ID 073E422, $133,000.

Victor S. Yannuzzi to Stephen A. Disch, parcel ID 067D116, $177,000.

Susan Raburn to William L. Ogletree and Susan L. Ogeltree, parcel ID 067293, $45,000.

Ron Meardy to Ryan Murphy, parcel ID H01047, $87,000.

Virginia Ware Hoffman to Mary Radford, parcel ID H03140, $54,500.

Jane E. Holm to Patricia L. Stewart, parcel ID 074B102, $105,400.

Bartles Farm LLC to Richard D. Inglett and Sandra Inglett, parcel ID 015048, $60,900.

Jonathan Trumble to Justin L. Peeples and Stephanie A Peeples, parcel ID 082315, $198,000.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611892, $42,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611894, $42,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 0611893, $42,500.

Justin A. Funderburg to Christopher Manders and Melissa Manders, 4532 Colonial Drive, $100,000.

Mark Frerich to Richard C. Weatherford and Carmen H. Weatherford, 201 High Point Way, $82,000.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to David Lee Smith, 8628 Crenshaw Drive, $251,000.

Paul Michaud to Thomas E. Norris and Carolyn E. Morris as trustees of the Thomas E. Norris and Carolyn E. Morris Family Trust, 2064 Wythe Drive, $294,500.

Barbara Lacombe to Jesse K. Carter, 3147 Georgia Ave., $88,000.

R. Steven Powell Sr. to James C. Broome, 1833 Champions Circle, $192,500.

Louis J. Herzner III to Alex Joseph Andrews, 4138 Kemper Court, $140,000.

Allen W. Joiner to Laura Y. Howard, parcel ID 078B056C, $269,000.

Melba G. McNorrill, Michael Joseph McNorrill and Benjamin David McNorrill to Durelle C. Morris and Shirley Morris, portion of parcel ID H02070, $500,000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oconee Capital Investments LLC to Nisha S. Patel, parcel ID 0611793, $249,900.

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

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

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

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

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

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Marriage Licenses, Sept. 14, 2014

Sun, 9/14/2014 12:08 AM

Robert Alan Deckert and Brittany Erinn McGahee applied for a marriage license on Aug. 26, 2014, and were married Aug. 28, 2014, in Evans.

Caleb Michael Hanlon and Jordan Katherine Hunter applied for a marriage license on Aug. 29, 2014, and were married Aug. 29, 2014, in Evans.

Steven Yune and Carmen Jean Simons applied for a marriage license on Aug. 28, 2014, and were married Aug. 30, 2014, in Martinez.

Willie Lacorey Leach and Natasha Nicole Russell applied for a marriage license on Aug. 28, 2014, and were married Aug. 30, 2014, on Fort Gordon.

Justin Buddy Story and Sabrina Marie Shafer applied for a marriage license on Aug. 15, 2014, and were married Aug. 30, 2014, in Thomson.

Michael Ray Allen and Cayley Marie Carlisle applied for a marriage license on Aug. 19, 2014, and were married Aug. 23, 2014, in Hephzibah.

Robert Joseph Parker Jr. and Lindsay Anne Sutcliffe applied for a marriage license on Aug. 27, 2014, and were married Aug. 30, 2014, in Augusta.

Bill Falwell Carter and Shelley Nicole Kerr applied for a marriage license on July 30, 2014, and were married Aug. 30, 2014, in Evans.

Evan Tyler Watson and Jaclyn Michelle Grimes applied for a marriage license on Aug. 13, 2014, and were married Aug. 23, 2014, in Appling.

David Michael Birmingham and Marie Reynolds Satcher applied for a marriage license on Sept. 4, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Cheseare Noah Young and Heather Godbee Crawford applied for a marriage license on Sept. 4, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Christopher James Hutchinson and Lisa Amanda Baker applied for a marriage license on Aug. 15, 2014, and were married Aug. 31, 2014, in Evans.

Justin Clark Prince and Stefanie Nicole Holloway applied for a marriage license on Sept. 4, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Clayton Taylor Raborn and Macie Morgan Mickley applied for a marriage license on July 31, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Joseph Lawrence Nash and Kayla Deeann Dillard applied for a marriage license on Sept. 4, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Brady Matthew White and Caitlin Paige Goldie applied for a marriage license on Sept. 4, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Frederic Steven Jones Jr. and Anna Marie Wanzer applied for a marriage license on Aug. 29, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Jose Ramiro Hernandez and Brettney Lane Vicain applied for a marriage license on Sept. 2, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Alonzo Robert Dunn and Glenda Jean Curry applied for a marriage license on Sept. 2, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

Jason Lucas Smith and Dorothy Marie Rowe applied for a marriage license on Sept. 3, 2014, and were married Sept. 4, 2014, in Evans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Divorces, Sept. 14, 2014

Sun, 9/14/2014 12:07 AM

Jacqueline D. Powell and Joshua J. Powell, Aug. 20, 2014.

Tina Marie Fritz-Pizzi and Christopher Joseph Pizzi, Aug. 6, 2014.

April D. Stallings and Jeffrey S. Stallings, Aug. 18, 2014.

Dona Koszuta Barone and Paul John Barone, Aug. 21, 2014.

Timothy Edward Pendley and Lisa Michelle Pendley, Sept. 3, 2014.

Mary R. Ware and Shawn L. Ware, Sept. 4, 2014.

Blair Spivey and Matthew Spivey, Aug. 29, 2014.

Sharon J. Bargeron and Lonnie Bargeron III, Aug. 28, 2014.

Jacob R. Fernandez and Kristina A. Fernandez, Aug. 29, 2014.

Emily Ann Castleberry and Jeremy Alan Castleberry, Sept. 4, 2014.

Toni Smith Munoz
and Randall Gerardo Munoz-Picado, Aug. 22, 2014.

Charles R. Anderson and Kaitlyn M. Anderson, Aug. 29, 2014.

James Z. Trimm II and Wanda G. Trimm, Sept. 2, 2014.

Annel C. Cruz and Hector F. Cruz, Aug. 29, 2014.

Thomas W. Edwards and Sarah Leer Edwards, Aug. 15, 2014.

Tammy C. Mertins and Edwin C. Mertins III, Aug. 26, 2014.

Lisa D. Adkinson and Ronnie F. Adkinson, Sept. 2, 2014.

Crystal Marie Mino and Alexander Henry Mino, Sept. 4, 2014.

Sherry A. Ryer and Joshua B. Ryer, Sept. 3, 2014.

Andrea D. Skywark and Robert E. Skywark, Aug. 28, 2014.

Gabriel Jack Waldun and Ashley Elizabeth Waldun, Sept. 4, 2014.

Jeffrey Nichols Domenech and Stephanie Nicole Domenech, Sept. 4, 2014.

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

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

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

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Judge refuses murder suspect's guilty plea

Fri, 9/12/2014 2:46 PM

 

A judge refused to accept the guilty plea Friday of a Hephzibah man accused of murder in connection to a 2012 attempted armed robbery in Columbia County.

Superior Court Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. would not accept the plea from Anthony Terrell Graddy, 37, at a sentencing hearing in Evans after Graddy said he had nothing to do with the attempted armed robbery and death of his cohort Patrick Smith, 33.

“If a client says he didn’t do it, I can’t accept his plea,” Blanchard said.

Graddy was charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, burglary, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He and Smith were accused of trying to force their way into a home on Blanchard Road on Feb. 24, 2012, with the intent of robbing those inside, according to District Attorney Garon Muller. As they tried to get into the home, gunfire came from inside the house and authorities say Smith returned fire.

A man inside the home was shot in the back and paralyzed. Smith, who was shot in the abdomen, and Graddy left. Smith was found passed out inside a Chevrolet Suburban that crashed into a ditch on Blanchard Road. Graddy went to a nearby home to call 911.

“My client (Graddy) did go for help instead of just running away,” Graddy’s attorney John Lewis said at the hearing. He also said the handgun Graddy was given to use during the incident didn’t even function.

Muller said the victims in the case have not been cooperative and it would be difficult to prosecute to a conviction from a jury on the murder charge. So he offered Graddy a plea agreement that included 20 years in prison if he pled guilty to a lesser charge of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Graddy, who was diagnosed about 20 years ago with Bipolar Disorder and Paranoid Schizophrenia, spoke at the hearing.

“I’ve been locked up for almost three years on this murder charge,” Graddy told the judge. “I really didn’t have anything to do with this.

“Right now, I don’t even know what is going on.”

Blanchard immediately stated he wouldn’t accept a guilty plea from Graddy, who claimed he didn’t have anything to do with the crime.

“Try him,” Blanchard said. “I don’t want to see a writ of Habeas Corpus later because I sent a man who didn’t do it to prison.”

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Two killed in early-morning interstate wreck

Fri, 9/12/2014 9:14 AM

Two people were killed this morning in a traffic accident on Interstate 20 in Columbia County near the McDuffie County line.

The accident took place about 5 a.m. in the eastbound lane, Coroner Vernon Collins said.

The names of the victims have not been made public, but Collins said one was a man from Texas and a woman from South America.

Neither was wearing a seat belt.

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Newsmakers

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:17 AM
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Current Events

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:15 AM

UPCOMING

Cut-A-Thon

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, Trendz Salon, 3670 Old Peterburg Road,Martinez; benefits Payton Wiggins, 2, who suffers from MPS Hurlers Syndrome and cardiomyopathy; free haircuts, polish changes, refreshments and activities for children

Grant program

Tourism Grant Program to enhance visitor and tourism promotions efforts in Columbia County; available to qualifying agencies to promote activities, attractions and special events; overseen by Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing committee; to apply, contact Shelly Blackburn for application or information; (706) 447-7677, sblackburn@choosecolumbiacounty.com

Museum

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

Pageant Columbia County Forestry and Pine Seedling Scholarship Pageant – Promoting and Protecting the Forestry Industry; March 7; queens will serve as host city queens to the 76th annual Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant held in Tifton; all contestants receive a trophy; winner and three runner-ups in each age group – Baby Miss birth to 23 months, Teeny Miss 2-3 years, Tiny Miss 4-6 years, Little Miss 7-9 years, Junior Miss 10-12 years, Teen Miss 13-16 years, Miss 17-24 years; $85 for Baby Miss through Teen Miss, $100 for Miss entries; optional categories of Prettiest Dress, Prettiest Smile, Photogenic, Prettiest Face, Best Personality and Photogenic $15 each; (706) 664-5010, columbiacounty
forestry@gmail.com Harlem council Forming a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to offer the citizens of Harlem and visitors a quality experience with performing arts, visual arts and history of Harlem exhibit; Janet Luckey-Short Luckey–janet@yahoo.com, Ann Blalock blalock@hotmail.com Reunion

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

9/11 observance

Sept. 11 Remembrance Thursday, Sept. 11, Fort Gordon; 8:30 a.m. emergency vehicles positioned at key intersections and gates on Fort Gordon, employees will move outside; 8:45 a.m. one minute warning on the installation for execution by Department of Emergency Services Director; 8:46 a.m. sirens sound simulating the first strike on the World Trade Center, colors on the Signal Tower flagpole lowered to half staff during siren blare; 8:47 a.m. sirens end, playing of Taps, installation moment of silence; flag remains at half staff until retreat at 5 p.m.

County tribute

A Day of Remembrance and Reflection 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, Evans Towne Center Park Flag Pole, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; ceremony with speakers, presentation of flag, moment of silence, music, prayer; on.fb.me/1uAZRRj

GOP women

Greater Columbia County Republican Women meeting; listen to a former New York Fire Department firefighter and 911 responder Thursday, Sept. 11, Be My Guest Catering and Events, 4216 Washington Road, Evans; social and dinner 6-7 p.m., $13, reservations required by Tuesday, Sept. 9, at info@gccrw.org;
meeting 7-8 p.m., free, open to the public on available space

Speed dating

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

Border Bash

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

Speedway event

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

Masquerade ball

A Maleficent Ball, A Masquerade 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; presented by Columbia County Ballet; reservations required; (706) 860-1852, columbiacountballet.com

Lynndale sale

Lynndale community yard sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, 1490 Eisenhower Drive, across from Augusta National, past ball fields and through the gates; refreshments and plants for sale; benefits Lynndale and services provided for adults with disabilities; tax deductible donations accepted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 9-12, in activity room at rear of building; no computer items

Rummage sale

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

Cat show

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

Family Reunion

96.3 KISS Family Reunion 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Evans Towne Center Park; featuring Johnny Gill, Jagged Edge, Freddie Jackson, Ce Ce Peniston, Avery Sunshine, Anthony David, Algerbra, Leela James, more; fun, food, music; gates open 2 p.m.; $20 advance, $30 day of show; kissfamilyreunion.com

Up In Smoke

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

Arts in the Heart

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

Sleeping Beauty

Presented by Columbia County Ballet and Imperial Theatre; 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, Imperial Theatre; tickets by phone or online; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

iRun Man 5k

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

Night walk

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

Job fair

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

Screen on Green

Back to the 80s Part II; showtime begins at dark, Columbia County Amphitheater, behind Columbia County Library; Sept. 26 The Karate Kid; Oct. 26 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; dress up in character for free glow necklace; $2, ages 2 and younger free; (706) 650-5005, columbiacountyga.gov

MADD walk

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

iCan 4 iPads

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

Cleanup, picnic

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

McTier reunion

Descendants of Kendall McTier invited; registration 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 1128 Reedy Creek Baptist Church Road, Stapleton, Ga., off Georgia Highway 17 between Wrens and Thomson; program 11 a.m.; covered dish lunch noon; casual dress; Steven or Sandy McTier (478) 956-8998

Museum Day

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

Marvin golf

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

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

Archaeology

Augusta Archaeological Society meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; dinner on own 6:30 p.m., program 8 p.m.; Dr. Albert C. Goodyear, presenting The Allendale-Brier Creek Clovis Complex in the Central Savannah River Valley; (706) 829-1615

Shredding event

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

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County History

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:15 AM

The Columbia County News-Times is assisting a local group to establish a digital photo archive of life in Columbia County prior to 1960.

Photos that depict school activities or show buildings or businesses that are no longer around are of particular interest.

E-mail photos to staff photographer Jim Blaylock at jim.blaylock@augustachronicle.com or deliver them to the Columbia County News-Times at 4272 Washington Road in the Publix Shopping Center.

Photos will be copied and returned.

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Police Blotte

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:14 AM

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

Man, intruder exchange fire

A Harlem man called authorities early Friday after he said his son-in-law exchanged gunfire with an intruder in the back yard.

The 30-year-old man while he and his family ate dinner at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, he noticed a light in the backyard. He saw a man wearing a light blue shirt and shorts carrying a flashlight in the yard. The man said his son-in-law went outside to tell the intruder to leave. He yelled at the intruder, who shot at the man’s son-in-law. He returned fire with a rifle at the fleeing stranger.

The man said he went outside, saw the intruder and yelled for him to stop. But the intruder seemed aggressive, so he also shot at the stranger with a pistol.

Man pretends to be employee for company

The manager of Martinez auto parts store said someone pretended to be a construction company employee to get tools.

The manager of NAPA Auto Parts on Washington Road said Friday that a man came into the store twice in August falsely representing himself as an employee of Blair Construction Co. or Sitemaster Inc. to obtain tools. The manager said he was contacted by someone from Blair Construction questioning a bill they received. The company representative said they didn’t order tools they were billed for and never sent an employee to get the tools. He also said Blair Construction doesn’t have an employee matching the description of the man who picked up the tools.

The manager then learned from the company bookkeeper that the same man is suspected of pulling the same scam representing Sitemaster Inc. at that store and Beam Contracting Inc. at the Augusta store on Reynolds Street. He provided invoices for all three transactions and Richmond County authorities are investing the incident at the Augusta store.

Upset customer throws a jar

The owner of a Martinez fish store told deputies Saturday that an unhappy customer threw a jar at his employee.

The owner of Bob’s Tropical Fish said that just after noon, a man came into the store on Old Petersburg Road complaining about the pH of the water in his fish tank.

The customer was holding a Mason jar of water with rocks in it.

The customer got angry when an employee said he couldn’t just check the water in the jar, but also needed to check the source of the water without rocks in it. He then threw the jar, which shattered when it hit the ground. The irate customer then left in a white Nissan Sentra.

 

Stranger scares woman several times at home

An Appling woman said Saturday that a stranger keeps coming to her home.

The 37-year-old woman said the same man comes onto her property every night. Every time she confronts the man, he runs into a nearby woodline. The woman said she feels threatened by the stranger and is afraid of what he might do, so she now carries a handgun with her at all times.

A man who lives right down the road from the woman called authorities late Saturday after discovering a stranger in his yard. The 22-year-old man said he went outside to smoke a cigarette just before 11 p.m. and heard a noise. He shined a flashlight in the direction of the noise and the light hit the face of a man standing under a tree. He ran after the stranger, but couldn’t catch him.

Man suspects ex tampered with cell phone

A Grovetown man told authorities Sunday that he thinks his ex-girlfriend has hacked into or otherwise tampered with his phone.

The man said he and the woman ended their long-term relationship about three months ago.

Since then, he said his cell phone has done strange things. When he took the phone to his service provider, he was told it probably had a virus, so he bought a new one.

Within a few days, the man said his new phone began acting strangely like the old one. He found an app on the phone that he didn’t install called Google Help.

When he opened the app, he found a geographic log of his whereabouts and Internet sites he’s visited.

He also noticed several changes to his Facebook account that he didn’t make.

The man said he suspects his ex-girlfriend hacked into his phone and has been tracking him, watching his Internet usage and making changes to his Facebook account.

Men receive fake deputy calls

Two man recently told authorities that they received calls from people falsely representing themselves as law enforcement officers.

A Martinez man said he received a call on Friday from a man who identified himself as Sgt. Randolph Riley from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. The caller said there was a bench warrant issued for the man because he missed jury duty on Aug. 28.

The caller said the man could pay the fine by getting a money card from Walmart and giving him the number. The man got a phone number to reach the caller, but never got the cash
card.

Another Martinez man said Saturday that he received a similar call on Sept. 1. The caller, who identified himself as a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy, left a message asking the man to return his call.

The man said he went to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office substation in Evans hoping to meet the deputy. No deputy matching the name the caller left on the man’s message machine works for the sheriff’s office.

The man requested an investigation because he’s concerned it might be a scam.

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Lady Knights hold on for win

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:13 AM

In the end, it was the Region 2-AAAAA frontrunnners who were able to hold on for the win Thursday night.

Entering the bottom of the seventh inning at Lakeside High School, the Evans Lady Knights needed a Brooke Buck strikeout with two on and two out to stop a Lakeside uprising, winning 10-7.

Each team was able to take advantage of the other’s miscues, with the Lady Knights (8-2, 3-0 region) committing four errors while the Lady Panthers commited three.

Evans coach Colette Cassedy was glad for the win.

“A good team can find a way to win, whether you’re sluggish, sore, hadn’t played in a while, or semi-banged up, you find a way,” Cassedy said.

Trailing 2-1, the Lady Knights struck for six runs (two earned) in the second inning to take control. The Lady Panthers committed two errors, with the Lady Knights’ Taylor Hayes, Savannah Gabriel, Ashton Odom and Jenna Cliatt each driving in a run.

Lady Panthers sophomore pitcher Sydney Fisher was tagged with the loss, allowing the 10 runs (six earned) with two strikeouts and four walks.

Fisher said the team was anything but demoralized after the game.

“I just think that we know we can do it, and we know we can push to get it because we always have that one bad inning that kind of costs us the game,” said Fisher, who also led the team with two hits. “We’re a little more pumped and we know if we come out here and do our job right we can upset some of these teams.”

Samantha Davis, who usually comes in on the late innings in relief of Buck, started and like the Lady Knights got off to a slow start, allowing two runs in the first inning while walking three.

She started finding her groove in the second inning with one out and the bases loaded. A strikeout and pop-up ended the inning and she went on to fan four of the next five batters. She got the win while going six innings, allowing four runs (two earned) with seven strikeouts and five walks.

“It took her a little while to warm up, but when she does warm up she’s usually spot on,” said Lady Knights’ senior catcher Samantha Peka, who had two hits including an RBI triple and scored three times.

Odom led the Lady Knights with three hits and scored twice.

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Sports Calendar

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:13 AM

Baseball Tournament

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

 

Golf Tournament

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

 

Swim Lessons

Join the Family Y in continuing your swimming prowess with specific training in endurance and stroke work. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Session dates are Sept. 16-Oct.10, Oct.14-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Dec. 12.

Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 5-6 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $85 for non-members. Contact Chris Pinto at cpinto@thefamilyy.org or (706) 922-9618.

Fall Ball

Registration is open for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 for Martinez-Evans Little League’s 2014 fall baseball season. Leagues include: Wee Ball (4 years old); Tee-Ball (5-6); Junior Machine Pitch (6 with Tee-Ball experience, 7 without experience); Senior Machine Pitch (7-8); Minors/Majors (9-12), Juniors (13-14), Seniors (15-16) and Bigs (17-18). Registration is Sept. 14 for Juniors and Sept.12 for all other leagues.

Registrants need one proof-of-age document, such as a birth certificate. Go to www.mellbaseball.org or contact MELL at MartinezEvansLittle
League@outlook.com.

 

Tryouts

• The Georgia Rockers fastpitch softball organization has open tryouts for the 2014-2015 seasons for the 12U, 16U and 18U teams on Sunday at Patriots Park at 2 p.m. Contact Ike Branch at (706) 373-9581.

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Prep Calendar

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:13 AM

Thursday, Sept. 11

Harlem at Thomson,
5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Greenbrier at Carrollton Meet, 8 a.m.

Grovetown at Ray Miller Invite at Magnolia Springs Park, Millen, Ga., 9 a.m.

Augusta Prep Invitational (Augusta Christian),
10 a.m.

Lakeside at Furman Invitational, TBA

 

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

Friday, Sept. 12

Augusta Christian vs. Westminster

Augusta Prep at Briarwood

Greenbrier vs. Jones County

Grovetown vs. Evans

Harlem vs. Warren County

Lakeside at Northside, Warner Robins

 

Today, Sept. 10

Greenbrier at Westside, 5:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, Sept. 11

Evans vs. Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Greenbrier, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Metter, 5 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Richmond Academy, 5 p.m.

 

Friday, Sept. 12

Grovetown vs. Hephzibah at Patriots Park, 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, Sept. 13

Greenbrier vs. Thomas County Central, 10:30 a.m.

Harlem vs Harris County, 10:30 a.m.

Greenbrier vs. Oconee County, 2:30 p.m.

Harlem vs. Heritage Conyers, 2:30 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Richmond Hill at Patriots Park, 2:30 p.m.

 

Monday, Sept. 15

Grovetown vs. Thomson, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Burke County, 5:30 p.m.

Lakeside at Butler, 6 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Sept.16

Evans at Richmond Academy, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier at Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Jefferson County, 5 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Grovetown, 5 p.m.

 

Saturday, Sept. 13

Augusta Christian at Hilton Head Christian, TBA

 

Today, Sept. 10

Augusta Prep vs. Bethlehem Christian, 6:30 p.m.

Greenbrier vs. South Aiken, 6:30 p.m.

Grovetown at Midland Valley, 6:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, Sept. 11

Augusta Christian at Heathwood Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Evans,
5 p.m.

Evans vs. Richmond Academy, 6 p.m.

Grovetown at North Augusta, 6:30 p.m.

Lakeside vs. Richmond Academy, 7 p.m.

 

Friday, Sept. 12

17th Annual Augusta Prep Fall Classic

Augusta Christian vs. Community Christian, 4 p.m.

Augusta Prep vs. Alleluia, 4 p.m.

Augusta Eagles vs. Harvester Christian, 5 p.m.

Augusta Christian vs. Trinity Christian, 6 p.m.

Augusta Prep vs. Loganville Christian, 6 p.m.

Augusta Eagles vs. Wardlaw Academy, 7 p.m.

Augusta Prep JV vs. Augusta Christian, 9 p.m.

Augusta Prep vs. Dominion Christian, 9 p.m.

Augusta Eagles vs. South Aiken, 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, Sept. 13

Greenbrier vs. Clarke-Central, 10 a.m.

17th Annual Augusta Prep Fall Classic

Games TBA, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Monday, Sept. 15

Augusta Christian vs. Alleluia, 6 p.m.

Lakeside at Fox Creek, 6:15 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Sept.16

Evans vs. Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Hephzibah, 5 p.m.

Augusta Christian at Cardinal Newman, 5:30 p.m.

Greenbrier at Aquinas, 5:30 p.m.

Evans vs. Richmond Academy, 7 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Westside, 7 p.m.

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Pigskin Picks

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:12 AM

Week 2 winners

There were 70 qualified entries for the second week of the contest. No contestants picked all 10 games correctly because of the tied game between Augusta Prep and Edmund Burke. Thirty-eight picked nine games correctly, 18 picked eight games correctly and 14 picked seven games correctly. Thirteen contestants did not pick at least seven games correctly in order to qualify for the drawing.

Week 2 winners of the Pigskin Picks T-shirt are David Whitfield, of Martinez, Jimmie D. Edenfield, of Martinez, and Devin T. Long, of Martinez.

Winners should call the News-Times office at (706) 868-1222 in order to pick up their prizes.

Week 2 qualifiers:

David Whitfield, Jimmie D. Edenfield, Devin T. Long, Janis Long, Ronnie Long, Jim Riordan, Shirley A. Smith, Waunice Aldridge, Bill Gray, Neal Johnson, Earle Maxwell, Tripp Maxwell, Donald Long, Mike Edenfield, Charles Beale, Phillip Dominy, Barbara E. Johnson, Sherwood Vaughn, Pat Hickson, Donna Park, P.J. Rodgers, Shelia Hilson-Rodgers, Ed Manders, Michael Fatolitis, Debbie Holloway, Corky Holloway, Nancy Berry, Evva Holloway, Rosalyan Talley, Shirlean Talley, Billy Kelley, Kyle Klofenstine, Bob Klofenstine, Alvin M. Davis, Greg Davis, Joey Hall, Jean Edenfield, Patricia Screws, Moyeen K. Azhar, Lenton R. Griffin, Bethany Fleming, Byron Ray Wren, Zach Thurman, Samantha Smith, D. Scott Clifton, Terry Meeks, Jim Park, Pete Moody, Donald Randolph, Gary Irvin, Evelyn J. Gray, Clint Hardy, Freddie Lewis, Susan Sumner, Bethany Sumner, Juanita W. Curry, Lori Randolph, Frances M. Bagley, Kathy Enright, William D. Choice, Nancy Edenfield, Jimmy Hickson, Mark Vaughn, Bill Jones, Latasha Mead, Mark Jones, Nancy Libengood, Stephanie Moye, Norma Griffin and Zach Azhar.

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Greenbrier adds to its Hall of Fame rolls

Wed, 9/10/2014 12:12 AM

On Saturday, Kristan Glover-Martin became the fourth player inducted into the Greenbrier High School Hall of Fame.

Glover joined coach Terry Holder, longtime supporter Ed Amerson and coach Mark Moseley on a day in which the 2004 Georgia High School Association Class AAAA state championship-winning team was honored between games of a Lady Wolfpack doubleheader with Marist.

Glover-Martin was a key cog in the Lady Wolfpack’s 35-5-1 team in 2004. When she was finished, Glover-Martin was just the fourth pitcher in Georgia to record 1,000 strikeouts and 100 wins in a career, was a four-time region pitcher of the year, three-time state pitcher of the year, the 2004 AAAA State Player of the Year and the 2004 Augusta Chronicle Player of the Year.

“I’m very excited, very surprised and very honored,” said Glover-Martin, who thought she was just there for the 10-year celebration. “There are some great people in the Greenbrier Hall of Fame and it’s really an honor to join them, especially Mr. Ed (Amerson) and Coach Mo (Mark Moseley), those were two very special people.”

Greenbrier coach Garrett Black noted her determination to win the state championship.

“She was determined and out of every kid I coached, talk about a bulldog in a person, well, she had it and it got contagious with the rest of our kids,” Black said. “She drove our bus.

Black also talked about the 2004 team’s place in history, the first county team to win a fastpitch state title.

“Whenever you talk about fastpitch softball in Columbia County, you’ll always talk about the 2004 Greenbrier state championship team because they set the bar,” Black said.

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