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Lions run by Cavaliers in season opener

Sat, 8/23/2014 12:52 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Grovetown police chief resigns

Fri, 8/22/2014 4:34 PM


Grovetown Department of Public Safety Chief Gary Owens resigned his position Friday.

Owens submitted his letter of resignation to city officials.

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

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

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

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

Sam Cline Jr., a man arrested for aiding the escapees after providing them a ride to a nearby bar, said he did so not knowing they were wanted. He submitted petitions to city officials Wednesday to have Owens and an investigator terminated. He claimed Owens cursed and yelled at him and never let him speak. Cline spent 21 days in jail without bond.

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

Owens started with the department as a part-time dispatcher in 1983. He became a certified police officer in 1986 and served the department for nine years before opting for other jobs for the Georgia Department of Corrections in Atlanta and the Atlanta Olympics internal police force.

He worked for the corrections department in Augusta for a few years before returning to Grovetown as assistant chief in 2001.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Director of Public Safety,” Owens wrote in his resignation letter. “I am very proud of all the accomplishments and achievements that have been made in my tenure and know that the Department of Public Safety will continue to achieve excellence with the ground work that has began.”

James said until a replacement has been found, each captain in the department will manage their own divisions and report to the city manager.

No plans have yet been made as to how or when a replacement will be hired.

“The council has got to get together and meet to determine how we are going to approach it,” James said.

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Football preview-Greenbrier

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:20 AM

There’s a positive air of anticipation surrounding Greenbrier High School football.

Not what you might expect for a school coming off an 0-10 2013 season, but the hiring of former Lakeside head coach Jarrett Troxler last spring seemingly re-energized the program.

Troxler, who led the Panthers to the state playoffs the past three seasons, downplays his effect.

“Anytime there’s change there’s excitement,” Troxler said. “I doubt it’s me, it’s probably just the fresh philosophy on things may have gotten the excitement back up and now it’s my job to keep it up.”

Senior Allen Walls, who quarterbacked the Wolfpack last year, returns to his natural position at wide receiver. He credits the arrival of Troxler and a fresh start with a noticeable change across the board.

“It’s the level of intensity,” Walls said. “Also commitment, motivation. I mean everything’s improved. I can see a lot of it in all the guys. They’re enthusiastic, motivated. It’s fun.”

While Troxler won’t run the same offense he ran at Lakeside, it will still retain certain elements such as playing with urgency. Senior wide receiver Warren Coombs thinks the pace is helping the team become crisper.

“We’ll be more effective in plays,” Coombs said. “When we rep the plays at practice we’re getting them done a whole lot faster, the speed of the plays are going to be done faster and the amount of plays we get during the game is going to be a whole lot faster. Everything is faster.”

After a year away, senior Adam Sasser returns at quarterback, while senior running back Jamal Richard is one of the fastest players he’s coached, Troxler says.

To protect his backfield, Troxler will be relying on a young line.

“Offensively, we’re very young up front,” said Troxler. “We’re looking at a bunch of sophomores and juniors and one senior. We’re very young up front but we’ve got decent size and they’re getting stronger in the weight room. It’s awesome for the future but we’re throwing some young guys on the fire.”

Defensively, Troxler mentions senior Jarod Hudson on the line, junior linebacker Caleb Culverhouse and thinks his secondary can be his best unit.

“We did some 7-on-7s over the summer and they’ve been one of our most consistent positions in camp so I’m excited about them, Troxler said.

Troxler knows what happens in the summer and in preseason camp is just a prelude.

“The real test will be when we open up at Harlem and when we hit that first region game down in Warner Robins.”

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Marching bands to entertain at half-time

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:18 AM
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Prep Calendar for Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:18 AM

Thursday, August 21

Harlem at Thomson, 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 23

Greenbrier, Grovetown at NEGA at Athens Christian, 8 a.m.

Augusta Prep at Loganville Christian Academy, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, August 26

Harlem vs. Screven County, Grovetown, Evans, Thomson, Burke County, Greenbrier, 5 p.m.



7:30 P.M.)

Friday, August 22

Augusta Prep vs. Augusta Christian

Evans vs. Westside

Harlem vs. Greenbrier

Lakeside at North Augusta

Today, August 20

Greenbrier at Burke County, 5 p.m.

Harlem vs. Evans, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 21

Evans at Burke County, 5 p.m.

Grovetown at Thomson, 5:30 p.m.

Harlem at Jefferson County, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, August 22

Greenbrier vs. Morgan County, 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 23

Greenbrier vs. East Hall at North Georgia University, 10 a.m.

Greenbrier vs. Mills Creek at North Georgia University, 2 p.m.

Monday, August 25

Evans vs. Westside, 5 p.m.

Grovetown at Burke County, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

Evans vs. Richmond Academy, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier vs. Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Lakeside, 5 p.m.

Harlem at Swainsboro, 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 23

Thursday, August 21

Evans at Hephzibah, 5 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Cross Creek at Richmond Academy, 5 p.m.

Grovetown at Richmond Academy, 6 p.m.

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

Saturday, August 23

Lakeside Play Day (Aquinas, Fox Creek, Greenbrier, Grovetown, Westside), 9 a.m.

Augusta Prep vs. Young Americans, 11:30 a.m.

Augusta Christian at Warhawk Invitational Tournament, TBA

Tuesday, August 26

Grovetown vs. Evans, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier vs. Aiken, 5 p.m.

Augusta Christian vs. Orangeburg Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Evans vs. Aquinas at Grovetown, 6 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Aquinas, 7 p.m.

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Sauls celebrates 20-year anniversary of World Series title in style

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:18 AM

This weekend produced a cool moment for many Columbia County sports fans. On Saturday, ESPNU aired the Senior Little League World Series championship game between Curacao and a team from Texas. This was the final game of a busy summer of baseball with a World Championship on the line. Who would have thought Columbia County would have a huge rooting interest in the game. Well, we certainly did. Former Evans and Georgia Southern standout Clint Sauls was the head coach for the West University (Texas) squad. In 2008 Sauls, who had lived his entire life in Columbia County, was packing his bags for Texas. He had met a girl from Houston named Jamie Corcoran, and in March of 2009 the two were married. It should have come as no surprise that Sauls immediately got involved with coaching baseball. After all, he had been around sports his entire life. His father, Durwood, was a long time coach at Evans and won a state title in football last season as a part of the coaching staff at Aquinas.

As a player, Sauls was a standout in basketball and baseball for the Knights, but it was the diamond where he really shined. He helped guide Evans to state titles as a junior and senior in 1993 and 1994. He also was a part of a very special summer in 1994.

Fresh off the high school state championship, Sauls was a part of the Columbia County Dixie Majors World Series winning team. As a matter of fact, that summer Columbia County pulled off a rare feat by winning both the Majors (17- and 18-year-olds) and Pre-Majors (15- and 16-year-olds) World Series. As a matter of fact, Sauls crushed a two-run home run in the clinching game over Alexandria, Va. That was 20 years ago this year. Sauls was drafted that year by the New York Yankees, but elected to head to Georgia Southern to pitch for the Eagles. He had an outstanding college career and many were surprised when he was not drafted for a second time after his stint in Statesboro.

After college, Sauls pursued a career in coaching and coached or assisted on too many teams to name. He was always involved with coaching teenagers on the diamond. He had been a star player and now he was devoting his time to helping kids just like him. Well, after his marriage and subsequent move to Houston, Sauls got involved with the West University Senior Little League Team. The Texas Team had immediate success. As a matter of fact, this year’s appearance in Bangor, Maine (the site of the Senior Little League World Series) was Sauls’s fourth trip in six years. A fifth trip was narrowly missed in 2013 with a loss in the Southwest Region title game. Yes, it is safe to say, Sauls is simply a winner. And, if you heard, his post game interview, he has stayed humble despite all his success as a player and coach.

What better way to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of winning a World Series, than winning a World Title.

Congrats to Clint and thanks for representing Columbia County in such a great way.

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Athlete Spotlight

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:17 AM


Even before she started at the high school, Evans’ Hannah Peters was no stranger to Lady Knights volleyball.

Peters, the squad’s junior captain, is the fourth and final sister to take the court for the Lady Knights.

“My oldest sister Rebekah’s first game was when I was 5, so I’ve been to Evans volleyball games since I was 5,” Peters said. “At first I just went because we do everything as a family. We just went and watched my oldest sister play. When I was in like fourth grade to middle school, I would just pass with them in the yard – or they would teach me how to pass. I was probably pitiful at that.”

Pitiful is nowhere near the vocabulary Evans head coach Lauren Farr uses to describe her middle blocker/hitter.

“She’s a great all-around player,” said Farr, who likes to move her around on the court. “She is a dynamic hitter. For her height (5-feet-10) she is an awesome back-row player – she’s a good passer, she’s got a good serve. If she wants to, she can definitely take it to the next level.”

When her next-oldest sisters took up the sport, that’s when it really caught Peters’ attention.

“Alecia and Jennifer did cheerleading but then they switched to volleyball, so I was like, ‘Oh well, I’ll do volleyball, too,’ and I started to enjoy it in middle school,” Peters said.

It wasn’t any one aspect, rather the entirety of the sport that drew her in.

“I like the fact that it’s a team sport,” she said. “Everybody’s involved, you can’t just have one player and win. Playing-wise, I love to pass and block. I also love to hit, she added quickly, but I love to pass and block.”

She knows her game has come a long way since her first year at Evans.

“It’s improved a lot,” Peters said. “My freshman year coach would always tell you I ran into the setter. He had me in the middle there, too. I would always turn around and run into the setter,” she acknowledged, laughing.

The Lady Knights made a run in the 2013 Area 2-AAAAA tournament and made it to the state tournament. That provided a push for the 2014 season.

“I think it’s carried over a lot because we’ve set team goals for our team and we want to be top 2 instead of top 3, because we were third last year,” Peters said. “We have to continually push ourselves to get better and better and improve from last year.”

She knows the competition will be fierce, however.

“I think all the teams have a good chance of winning regional or going to state,” she said.

Her coach likes Evans’ chances with Peters on the court.

“We’ve got a lot of really good middle blockers in the county in our region,” said Farr. “Having Hannah who can match up with any of them is a real asset.”

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Wed, 8/20/2014 12:17 AM


After a third consecutive state playoff appearance in 2013, expectations are running high for the 2014 Lakeside High School Panthers football team and they are embracing them.

“I would say a successful season is going at least two or three rounds in the playoffs,” said first-year head coach Steve Hibbitts, who joined the Panthers after helming the Westside program. “Our goal is to go all the way. I feel like with this team, they could. They really feel like they could do that.”

It’s hard to discount that feeling as they return a dearth of talent and experience in all facets of the game.

Perhaps the biggest question comes at quarterback where junior Nick Patterson and senior Zaccheus Banks are vying to replace Hunter Banks. Hibbitts likes what he has seen to date.

“Coming into summer and me as a new coach, I saw Nick as a quarterback who got a lot of reps last year, had a good year on JV, did a great job,” Hibbitts said. “Zaccheus has really pushed him. I could go with either one of those guys and feel comfortable as a head coach just because of how far Zaccheus has come.”

The signal caller will have speedy wide receivers B.J. Raymond and Stephen Houzah as targets. Raymond had 37 catches for 596 yards and six touchdowns and had a 65-yard punt return for touchdown. Houzah went 16-235 and two scores, racked up 764 yards on 20 kickoff returns with three touchdowns, including a 98-yarder.

Taking handoffs will be running backs Jalen Harrison, Andrew Studstill and Josh Jones. The three backs combined for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. They are not worried about getting their share of touches.

“I know when I’m not in they’re going to be fine,” Jones said. “When I’m out there I’m going to do what I need to do. It’s not really competition, it’s knowing the other one can do just as good.”

Hibbitts expects senior center Nick McGee to continue to anchor the line as he has and is excited by the prospct of 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior Scout Sleigh.

Defensively, the Panthers should be stout, led by 2013 Region 2-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year Rashad Roundtree.

“Overall, they’re a solid group and you throw in some of those big playmakers, we’re really excited about it,” Hibbitts said.

The Panthers open Friday at North Augusta, which has won nine games or more each year since 2009. The Panthers won’t judge the season by one game.

“If we go to state and take it, that’s success to us,” Harrison said.


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Knights look to take next step

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:15 AM


In 2013, the Evans High School Knights went undefeated in Columbia County play, clinching the unofficial crown when junior quarterback Matlin Marshall completed the game-winning pass with just 21 seconds remaining in the next-to-last game against Lakeside.

While they would ultimately fall short, that win also kept the Knights in the running to claim the final state playoff spot out of Region 2-AAAAA. With Marshall behind center, head coach Marty Jackson believes the Knights have the chance to take the next step this year.

“We just have to keep on sawing wood,” said Jackson of making it to the state playoffs. “We are very close. I think we learned a lot about ourselves last year. I think that experience at quarterback is going to be a big factor for us.”

Having a quarterback in the system for more than a year has been a rarity recently for Jackson.

“Having a quarterback coming back, that’s the first time that’s happened since 2009,” Jackson said. “First time we’ve had a returning starter (at QB) so that’s real nice.”

Should something happen to Marshall, Jackson has senior Colin Dominy ready to step in, not that he won’t be already contributing.

“Colin (Dominy) will be on the field, he’ll be starting on defense, he’ll be on the field on offense, too,” Jackson said. “I think that’s a big factor, just that experience factor.”

Ronnie Graham, Joacinto Grimes and Stephon Jacobs got the majority of touches at running back a year ago but graduated. Expected to step in will be senior fullback Carlos Dorsey and junior Robert Clay, among others. Dorsey thinks they will be just fine.

“Our quarterback is really athletic, so replacing the running backs wasn’t that hard of a job,” said Dorsey, noting they were in the second year of running their system. “Last year was our first year running this offense. “This year running our offense, everybody is clicking together, getting their job done, so it’s going to be a pretty good year offensively.”

Defensively, the Knights lose defensive backs K’lon Lovett and David Mims and Jackson thinks replacing those two will be a challenge.

“I feel good about our defensive run-stopping ability,” Jackson said. “Our secondary’s got to grow up in a hurry.”

Dorsey, who also starts at linebacker, was even more definitive about upcoming opponents’ efforts to gain yards on the ground.

“Nobody’s going to be able to run on us,” Dorsey said.

Defensive lineman Devin Lampkin thinks attitude can help carry them a long way as well.

“We’re more positive than we were last year,” said Lampkin. “We’re better up front and I believe we have a good chance of making the playoffs this year.”

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Pet adoptions

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:15 AM
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Current Events

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:14 AM



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


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

Grand opening

Greenbrier Veterinary Services, intersection of William Few Parkway and Washington Road, Evans, grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony with Evans Chamber of Commerce noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20; tours, questions answered, gift bags; dog or cat-themed raffle; (762) 233-2388

Newcomers Club

Augusta Area Newcomers Club Prospective Members Coffee 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, e-mail for location in Augusta; group open to those who are new to the area; social activities, lunches, information;,

Hiring event

2014 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, U.S. Army Reserve Center, 719 15th St., Fort Gordon; free, registration required; free workshop focusing on résumé writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation and interviewing 8:30 a.m., register for workshop at; (202) 463-5807,

After hours

Apartment Association of Greater Augusta Business After-Hours 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, American Family Insurance, 4446 Washington Road, Evans; build a better business network; meet and greet; Apartment Association of Greater Augusta members only event; free


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

Zumba classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Evans; new session begins Thursday, Aug. 21; $5 per class; (706) 364-3565, Caregiving workshop

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, A Lifesaving Approach to Caregiving 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 2, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5915 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; presented by Univesity of Georgia Extension and Columbia County Connections; $50 for five classes, includes Help Book and handouts; registration required by Aug. 22; (706) 821-2350,


7:30 p.m. Fridays, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; 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


Saturday, Aug. 23, Harlem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Milledgeville Road; yard sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; live music noon-5 p.m.; festival activities 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., including silent auction with baskets, baked goods, crafts, services, pony cart rides, inflatables, 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;,


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,

Back to school

Back to School Bash 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Courtyard Pavilion, in front of Teresa’s, Fort Gordon; food, entertainment, school supply giveaway, bullying presentation by FEDUP-4U; vendor slots and artist slots available; Shoneika Jefferson (706) 524-4886,

Truck pull

CSRA Amateur Truck Pull 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road, Grovetown; truck pull contest 6 p.m. until; Rolling Coal contest 2-5 p.m.; trucks need to be in the gate by 1:30 p.m., anyone can enter trucks in either contest; $500 bikini contest 5-6 p.m., pay admission and sign up at the main stage, following competition those that competed will be paid back their full admission charge, be at the event no later than 4:30 p.m.; music by DJ Tim Holt; beer, wine, limaritas, Coke products, water and food sold; coolers not allowed; free parking; no free re-entry; to be a vendor call (706) 364-4620 and leave your info with call back number; $10, $20 to enter truck pull or smoke stack contest; ages 3 and under free;

India Day

4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Maxwell Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; health camp and Indian cuisine 4:30-6:30 p.m., cultural programs 6:30-8:30 p.m.; free admission; (706) 863-9280, (803) 295-3314, (706) 855-2098, (706) 863-5558, (706) 650-2905, (706) 868-1567

Country music

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; Coriander Blue, winners of Columbia County Amateur Series 2014, opening; doors 6:30 p.m.; wear styles of retro country era; $27.50, $32.50; (706) 726-0366,

Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn in concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; doors open 7 p.m.; $37.50, $47.50, $57.50; tickets at Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena, online at georgialinatix.
com and by phone at
(877) 428-4849, Pastoral anniversary Pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Robert L. Ramsey 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; the Rev. Clarence Hill, speaker; open to the public; (706) 860-7091 Membership drive Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club Kickoff Membership Drive 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, Gordon Club, 19th Street Building 18402, Fort Gordon; Come Grow With Us, theme; learn about the Club, get involved in the community; prizes, refreshments, opportunities to sign up for activities; membership open to anyone affiliated with Fort Gordon for $15 per year; President’s Service Drive collecting school supplies for Freedom Park Elementary; Parkinson support CSRA Parkinson Support Group meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, St. John Towers, 724 Greene St.; the importance of exercise to Parkinson patients; discussions about the ongoing weekly group exercise classes (with demonstrations), the aquatics program and a Rock Steady boxing program that is a new Parkinson-specific exercise program based on non-contact boxing; free; 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;

Harlem reunion

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

Trail cameras

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


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

Senior pageant

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

Golf tournament

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

Civil War

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

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,

Border Bash

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

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;

Up In Smoke tour

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

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;

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;

Night walk

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

MADD walk

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

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;

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; (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;,

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;

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


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,

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;,

Fire information

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

Food pantry

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

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450,

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;


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,


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


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

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,


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;


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


• 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,

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

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

Wine tastings

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

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, Aug. 20, 2014

Wed, 8/20/2014 12:13 AM

Thief sought

Columbia County authorities were looking Monday for a man they say is a suspect in the recent thefts of several golf cars and trailers from businesses on Frontage Road.

The man is suspected of stealing a trailer from Augusta Harley Davidson and a boat from Augusta marine several months ago, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. He is also suspected to be connected to three golf cars missing from Don’s Welding last month.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity or whereabouts should call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

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

Warned caller refuses to stop

An Evans woman said Thursday that she’s been harassed by someone calling trying to sell diabetic supplies.

The 56-year-old woman said she’s received several calls from a Chula Vista, Calif., number in the previous two days. The caller claims to be a representative of a diabetic supply company. After several calls, the woman told the caller she wasn’t interested and asked not to be called again.

The calls continued with seven more on Thursday and each time the caller asks for the woman’s name, date of birth, Social Security number and insurance information.

While at the woman’s house, a deputy answered a call from the same number. The female caller told the deputy she was trying to obtain the woman’s information regarding diabetic supplies.

When the deputy told the caller he was law enforcement and not to call the woman again, the caller said the “dialer” would continue to call until she got the woman’s information. When asked what company she represented, the caller said only, “I’m calling on behalf of an agent.”

Car damaged by hammer

A woman said Thursday that someone used a hammer to damage her car.

The woman said she arrived at the Howard Johnson on Jimmie Dyess Parkway at about 2 a.m. and the only empty parking space was in the northeast corner directly behind the back door of Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill.

When the woman went to her car at about 8 a.m., she discovered that someone used a blunt object, possibly a ball peen hammer, to damage the roof, hood, trunk and sides of her vehicle. Hotel staff said they’d review video surveillance footage of the parking lot for authorities.

Ex-husband believed to be watching woman

An Evans woman called authorities Thursday stating she believes her ex-husband has been watching her.

The woman said she saw someone laying in her hammock a few weeks ago. She also found several cigarette butts outside her bedroom window.

Her ex-husband has called making remarks as if he’s watching her. The two have been in a heated custody battle for several years and a guardian ad litem is involved.

Info thief buys cell phones

A Grovetown woman called deputies Thursday because she said someone posing as a representative of her cell phone service provider got her personal information and used it to buy phones.

The 32-year-old woman said she got a call from someone claiming to be from Verizon Wireless at about 8 a.m. The caller claimed to be from customer service and wanted the woman’s Social Security number. She gave it to the caller, who then hung up.

A short time later, the woman got another call from Verizon and was asked if she just purchased three new phones. She denied the purchase and filed a fraud case with Verizon. The company caught the transaction in time for avoid charges to the woman’s account and a company representative said he didn’t know where the first call to the woman came from.

Woman followed by stranger

A Grovetown woman said Friday that she was followed by a man claiming to have lost his dog nearby.

The woman said a man showed up at her house at about 9:40 a.m. asking if she’d seen his dog. The woman said she hadn’t seen the dog and gave the man her cell phone number in case she finds it. A few minutes later, the woman said she saw she’d missed a call from a (404) area code.

Just before 6 p.m., the woman said she left her house and noticed the vehicle the man with the lost dog was driving was behind her. The vehicle followed the woman for several miles. The woman stopped on Stevens Creek Road in Richmond County, got out of her car and approached the man yelling, “You are following me.”

The man quickly drove away. The woman wasn’t able to get the tag number, but said the vehicle was a gray Chevrolet Impala. The woman filed a report in Columbia and Richmond counties.

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Commission for tax collections to be set with cities

Sun, 8/17/2014 12:12 AM

Columbia County Commissioners have agreed to enter a contract to collect property taxes for the cities of Harlem and Grovetown without paying additional compensation to the Tax Commissioner.

At a commission committee meeting Tuesday, county officials discussed the proposed contracts and agreed to set a fee of 2 percent of taxes collected for the cities, which will be paid to the general fund. This is the same commission the cities had been paying to former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.

However, that money – more than $160,000 over the past five years – was paid directly to Allen as personal compensation. After a sheriff’s investigation into the matter became public knowledge last year, commissioners demanded the money be turned over to the county and that Allen should resign. Commissioners said Allen had violated a state law that stipulates that such agreements for tax collection services must be between county governments and the cities, not the tax commissioner.

The controversy ultimately resulted in Allen resigning the office she had held for more than 20 years and agreeing to return $80,000 to the county.

County Administrator Scott Johnson said the new contracts follow the law.

“The law mandates for counties with over 50,000 parcels that the governing authorities of the counties make these agreements,” he said. “This would be a step in that direction for us to comply with the law.”

In 2013, the tax commissioner collected $29,000 from Grovetown and $7,000 from Harlem for property tax collection. Johnson said interim Tax Commissioner Steve Adams will not receive additional pay for this service.

“The current tax commissioner has agreed to that and has said repeatedly that he does no additional work and doesn’t deserve, in his mind, any additional compensation for this,” he said.

When Commission Chairman Ron Cross inquired about the length of the agreements, Johnson said the state law allows contracts for up to 50 years, but said a 10-year contract was recommended.

“That’s up for debate. I feel like it can be set for any term,” he said.

Commissioners also agreed to set the commission for tax collection for the Board of Education at 2.25 percent, a slight reduction from previous years.

“We work with our Board of Education. I think we’ve got a good working relationship with them. As they have been continuing to get cut by the state, I think this is a good faith effort to be able to reduce these commissions a little bit,” Johnson said. “It’s still going to cover our costs and that’s the intent of the law, to cover our costs and not make any money off these entities.”

Commissioners are expected to make a final vote on the agreements at Tuesday’s meeting in Evans.

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Three qualify to run for empty Grovetown council seat

Sun, 8/17/2014 12:12 AM

Three people recently qualified for the Nov. 4 ballot to fill a vacancy on the Grovetown City Council.

Renee McDowell, Eric Blair and David W. Payne qualified to run to fill the seat left open by Councilman Dale Stoddard, who died unexpectedly on June 16.

“The truth is, I know a lot about Grovetown,” said McDowell, 54, who has lived in the city most of her life. “I just wanted to help. I think we’re all reeling from Dale’s passing. It makes you want to step up and help.”

The candidates are vying to fill Stoddard’s unexpired term, which runs through the end of 2015.

McDowell, who runs Georgia Detention Services and is wife of former councilman Sonny McDowell, said she’s particularly interested in serving to help manage the growth expected in the coming years.

“I just want what’s best for the community,” McDowell said. “Grovetown is on the cusp of such exciting things with all of our growth. It’s just a very exciting time to be in Grovetown.”

Payne, 43, does landscaping and remodeling with Odds and Ends Unlimited and is a former city employee.

He resigned after several months on the city’s Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals to run for the council seat. He wants to run and serve like former Mayor Dennis Trudeau, who Payne said always took care of the employees and represented the citizens well.

“I felt compelled that it’s time to get back to some ‘for the people’ politics,” said Payne, whose father has run for a district seat on the Columbia County Commission. “I want to get in there and someone can come to me at any point in time and I’ll take care of them to the best of my ability.”

Relative newcomer Eric Blair, 46, said he hopes to bring a new perspective to the council as the Army veteran, he lived in the city in the early 2000s and moved back in 2003.

“It’s always good to have a new set of eyes and new ideas from somebody that came from the outside and I wasn’t born and raised here,” Blair said.

He retired from the Army in 2008 and is a network engineer at Fort Gordon. He said serving on the council is a way he can contribute to his community.

“I served (in the Army) for 20 some years,’ Blair said. “That’s what my life is about, service. What better way to perform service again than to do it for the community and do it on the city council.”

The candidates will face each other in the special election on Nov. 4.

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Police Blotter, Aug. 17, 2014

Sun, 8/17/2014 12:11 AM

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

Equipment reported stolen

Authorities were looking Thursday for someone who stole more than $75,000 worth of fiber optic equipment from a truck at a hotel near Interstate 20.

A Vertex Communications technician from Charlotte, N.C., called authorities early Tuesday stating his truck was parked at a hotel on Jimmie Dyess Parkway Monday evening. Overnight, someone stole $78,250 worth of fiber optic materials and equipment from the bed of his truck.

The thief was seen leaving in a newer model silver SUV.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect should call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

Woman reports scam

An Evans woman said she was scammed out of money by someone posting fake ads for a dog online.

The 32-year-old woman said she saw an ad for a dog on She made contact with the seller by text and was told the dog and seller were in Columbus, Ohio. The woman agreed to purchase the dog for $300 and sent money via Western Union to Dialo Moamet in Columbus. The woman said she received a message from the seller stating she had to send an additional $800 for the dog to be flown to Georgia.

The woman said she discovered the same dog for sale by the same seller on the same Web site, but the location was Birmingham, Ala. She tried to contact the seller, but was unable to. She reported the incident to the site administrators and the ad was removed.

Business owner bought fake ads

The manager of a Martinez business told deputies Wednesday that someone sold her ads for a magazine that doesn’t exist. The manager of Twice N. Life Consignment said a man who identified himself as Steve Phillips came into her business on Baston Road trying to sell advertising space in Augusta Golf Lovers Magazine, a new publication.

The manager said she purchased ads and paid with a $4,100 check. The man was supposed to bring a proof of the ad by June 30 and never showed up. The first issue of the magazine was to be out on July 15 and a copy was never mailed to her as promised. The manager was not able to reach the man, who has not returned to her business. The check was cashed a few days after she wrote it. The manager said she was not able to find proof the magazine exists.

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County History

Sun, 8/17/2014 12:04 AM
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School menus

Sun, 8/17/2014 12:04 AM


Cheese or pepperoni pizza

Mini corn dogs

Peanut butter, jelly


Romaine garden salad

Mixed vegetables


Chilled pears




Taco salad

Turkey wrap

Yogurt snack pack

Steamed corn

Carrots, celery sticks



Chocolate brownie




BBQ pork sandwich

Peanut butter, jelly sandwich

Potato smiles

Green beans


Strawberries, peaches



Mexican pasta, breadstick

Hot Italian sub, sauce

Yogurt snack pack

Romaine garden salad

Seasoned baby carrots

Mixed fruit

Cherry gelatin



Chicken rings, roll

Fish sticks

Peanut butter, jelly


Macaroni & cheese

Black eye peas

California vegetables

Chilled peaches

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Funds for books

Sun, 8/17/2014 12:04 AM
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Bill Blackard, county historian, dies in Memphis

Sun, 8/17/2014 12:04 AM

Columbia County lost one of its most respected keepers of history.

Bill Blackard, 86, a longtime resident and county historian, died in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday.

Blackard retired from the civil service at Fort Gordon. He was an accomplished graphic artist and illustrator. Some of his best-know public work was creating inspirational and motivational materials for Superintendent John Pierce Blanchard on behalf of the Columbia County school system.

Blackard was a member of the Columbia County Historial Society. He is most known for his efforts, alongside his wife, Jean, walking through church cemeteries or tromping through the woods chronicling county burial sites, which were complied into a book – Sacred to the Memory of Cemeteries and Burial Sites in Columbia County, Georgia.

“With his wife, he provided a tremendous public service with his book documenting every known burial site in Columbia County - the sort of hard, thankless and tremendously valuable task that the best historians provide,” said Barry Paschal, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA.

“Those who knew him will surely miss him – and generations who never had the good fortune of meeting him nonetheless will benefit from his work.”

A decade ago, Blackard was diagnosed with an incurable bone marrow disease and moved to Memphis.

He is survived by his wife; four children; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, and he was buried in the Veteran’s Cemetery in Memphis.

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Property Transfers, Aug. 17, 2014

Sun, 8/17/2014 12:03 AM

Diane D’Amato to Diane D’Amato and Julie T. Paist, 4727 Canterbury Lane, $180,000.

Oronda Grant to Roy Lee Heiple and DeeAnn M. Heiple, parcel ID 060660, $237,900.

PEP JEN Development LLC to Oconee Capital Investments LLC, parcel ID 078034A, $520,000.

Oscar P. Flite to Walter W. White and Rhonda B. White, 495 Falcon Drive, $299,000.

Winchester Homes of GA Inc. to Oscar P. Flite and Carolyn Anderson-Flite, 457 Jade Drive, $281,495.

Dwayne E. Faulkner to Edward H. Drawdy Jr. and Jeane N. Drawdy, parcel ID 052179, $20,851.

Wilson Parker Homes of Hidden Creek Inc. to Kevin S. Ganesh, 8826 Crenshaw Drive, $294,990.

Gene A. Sheffield to Jamie L. Nave and Jeremy W. Nave, 4122 Thomas Circle, $115,000.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Fred L. Sweeney Jr., 815 Leyland Lane, $299,900.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Frederick Rogers and Sando Mareka Rogers, parcel ID 0671481, $226,408.

Gayle S. Ardrey to BESA Development LLC, parcel ID 067122C, $375,000.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Antwan L. Finch, 8787 Crenshaw Drive, $239,900.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Brian N. Apple and Melissa L. Apple, 1201 Cypress Trail, $323,656.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Charles H. Cypress II and Tyler Austin Palmer, 957 Erika Lane, $117,000.

Wilson Parker Homes Retreat at Baker Place to Jayvantiben Amin and Rakeshkimar Patel, 315 Clearwater Lane, $252,000.

Alton Williams Jr. to James E. Chambers Jr., 415 Keesaw Glen, $213,500.

JJ & Z Builders LLC to Matthew Jackson and Jhonabell Jackson, 8791 Crenshaw Drive, $201,100.

Wilson Parker Retreat at Baker Place Inc. to Detrick L. Ousby and Regina A. Ousby, 716 Burch Creek Drive, $356,960.

Kingsbury Custom Homes Inc. to LeDeana Roberts, parcel ID 059195, $235,321.

Eddie B. Hulsey to Joseph J. Ajhar, parcel ID 067C284, $246,900.

William J. Gover to Jennifer Muns and Johnny Muns, 4766 Maple Creek Court, $129,900.

Pierwood Construction Co. to Janeice A. Easterling, 752 Whitney Pass, $202,175.

Charles A. Arestia and Rebecca L. Mullins, 1246 Creek Bend Drive, $157,000.

Mary McManus Earwood to Bennie C. McManus III, 5272 Mill Branch Road, $60,000.

Euchee Forest LLC to Ivey Residential LLC to John T. Murphy and Vanessa P. Shanahan, 615 Rhodes Hill Court, $375,000.

Terry Lee Moehlman to Terry Rae Griffits, 489 Connemara Trail, $146,000.

Nancy Lutes to Gerard Schick and Amanda Schick, 558 Oak Brook Drive, $166,000.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 4641 Sunbury Loop, $45,000.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5639 Sunbury Loop, $45,000.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5635 Sunbury Loop, $45,000.

Bartram Sunbury LLC to Wilson Parker Homes of Sunbury at Bartram Trail Inc., 5650 Sunbury Loop, $45,000.

Chad S. Wallace to James M. Hickok Jr. and Gina E. Hickok, 970 Woody Hill Circle, $412,500.

Scott H. Norton to Robert A. Trinidad and Ashley Trinidad, 902 Riders Way, $155,400.

John Allan Sanders to Donald Lintzenich and Madonna Lintzenich, 1416 Knob Hill Circle, $70,000.

Greg Wainwright to Harriss E. Sullivan Jr. and Sharon R. Sullivan, 5648 Kiokee Ridge, $535,000.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc., 678 Shipley Ave., $36,000.

Canterbury Farms LLC to Winchester Homes of GA Inc., 2455 Newbury Ave., $36,000.

D.R. Horton-Crown LLC to Michael L. Scott, parcel ID 0622351, $171,470.

Christopher E. Worley to Robert E. Worley, 151 VFW Road, $10,000.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611875, $42,500.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611874, $42,500.

Susan M. Lane to Zhou Sun and Xuezhi Chi, parcel ID 082290, $209,900.

Mill Branch Investors LLC to IDK Homes Inc., parcel ID 0611888, $42,500.

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