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Greenbrier star to play for Limestone College

Sun, 5/29/2016 12:02 AM

After a standout senior season, Conner Washer recently nailed down his future plans.

Earlier this month, the Greenbrier goalkeeper signed a soccer offer to play for Limestone College.

Washer was named the Region 2-AAAAA Player of the Year. A team captain, Washer helped the Wolfpack win the Regions Border Classic for the second year in a row in March.

Washer helped the Wolfpack win the region championship and advance to the third round of the state tournament. In 17 contests, Washer allowed just two goals – none in region play. Washer came up huge in the second round of the state tournament, when he made save after save in a 5-4 win over Dalton in penalty kicks after a scoreless regulation and overtime.

“As one of the team captains, Washer was our field general that effectively organized our young defensive players,” Greenbrier coach Graeme Connolly said at the signing. “In the area of PK shootouts, Conner’s PK stop percentage was nearly 50 percent, an amazing statistic and critical to our winning record.

“In my opinion, Conner Washer is the best high school goalkeeper in the state of Georgia.”

Washer is joining a Limestone team that went 16-5 in 2015. The Saints advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, where they lost to No. 1 Pfeiffer. Limestone, whose five losses all came to top-20 opponents, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament last season.

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Property Transfers

Sun, 5/29/2016 12:02 AM

Dew Land Development Co. to Mike Osbon; 6690 Washington Road; $60,000

John L. Bono to Sarah E. Davison; 552 Cranberry Circle; $135,000

IDK Homes, Inc. to Brian M. Pagerly; 5451 Victoria Falls; $229,900

Brian M. Pagerly to Brian M. Pagerly and Callie Pagerly, as JTROS; 5451 Victoria Falls; $10; Joint Tenant Division

Oconee Capital Investments, LLC to Kenneth P. Gouldner; 3961 Berkshire Way; $263,900

Bridget L. Vineyard to Marshea B. Holmes; 424 Armstrong Way; $279,900

Richard Daniel Becker to Mason M. Boozer; 152 Maple Creek Drive; $163,500

Susan T. Bowles to Dong N. Vo; Map & Parcel number: 078C, 804; $86,500

Oconee Capital Investments, LLC to Ronald J. Taylor; Map & Parcel number: 065, 1280; $298,100

Donald R. Laakso to Latasha D. Cooper; 4749 Rhett Drive; $166,000

Renee Goodrich James to Nathaniel Lee; Map & Parcel number: 060, 848; $249,900

Regis Development Co. and Stephen Beazley Builders, Inc. to Bill Beazley Homes, Inc.; 478 Weyanoke Drive; $30,900

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Harold Hyman; 4084 Old Trail Road; $99,600

Sebrena P. Bartlett to Joseph M. Dutner and Jacqueline H. Dutner, as JTROS; 724 Avrett Circle; $294,900

Jeffrey S. Brown to Brian W. Lockhart; 742 Low Meadow Drive; $190,000

Estate of Marion D. Britt to Lynda Britt Edwards; 217 Baston Road; $0; Deed of Gift

Leslie A. Martin to Troy Brian Martin; 6571 Haywood Drive; $0

Christine M. Dickens, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Donald L. Dickens Sr. to Christine M. Dickens; 657 N. Fairview Drive; $0; Estate Deed

Karen H. Hale, Executrix of Margaret L. Hamilton to Melanie Ann Hamilton; 210 Old Evans Road; $0; Estate Deed

Karen H. Hale to Melanie Ann Hamilton; 210 Old Evans Road; $40,000

Sonjia E. Eure to Sonjia E. Holden; 246 Hinman Drive; $0; Deed of Gift

John Leon Hall to Harris L. Weinstein; 727 Bishops Circle; $550,000

D&P Development LLC to Raymond E. Carnes; 2023 Grace Ave.; $174,900

Crystal L. Foster to Corwyn D. Foster; Map & Parcel number: 062, 261; $0; Deed of Gift

Wells Fargo Bank, NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development c/o Informaton Systems Corp., Shepherd Mall Off; 115 Sunnywood Drive; $84,700; Government/nonprofit public corp.

Keystone Homes Inc. to Garret P. Benjamin; Map & Parcel number H07-070; $188,900

Keystone Homes, Inc. to Adam G. Jones; Map & Parcel number H07-087; $194,900

Kathryn E. Fuller to Jon C. Wilcox; 4385 Ridge Valley Drive; $0

Rusty Ange and Brittany Ange to Rushton Metzler; Map & Parcel number: 077, 488; $274,900

Modesto Antonio Rojas to Maritza J. Romero-Lucas; 322 Saddletree Lane; $0; Divorce based transfer

Wilson Home Builders LLC to Ronald R. Clark and Linda S. Clark, as JTROS; 2154 Fothergill Drive; $375,000

Stanley J. Anderson and Andrea A. Elliott and James A. Anderson; Map & Parcel number: 060, 001C; $50,000

John W. Baker Jr. to Jason G. Ross and Miranda R. Ross, as JTROS; 4177 Barhams Ridge; $415,000

David Berrera Jr. to Aaron Prater; 608 Todd Road; $165,000

James M. Lehnardt to Timothy D. Brown and Brandon A. Brown, as JTROS; 3918 Carson Cutoff; $173,500

Brittney Denton to Clifford Lynn Watts; 6492 Washington Road; $37,500

Wendell A. Gresham to Rodney Copple Sr.; 6132 Veterans Drive; $255,000

Kathryn L. Drew to Kathryn L. Drew and Michael Drew, as JTROS; 810 Watermark Drive; $10; Joint Tenant Division

Southern Homesites, LLC to IDK Homes, Inc.; 4304 Satolah Ridge; $64,900

Bakers Group, LLC to Columbia County, Ga; Map & Parcel number: 051, 003W; $0; Government/nonprofit
public corp.

Carla S. Pratt to Carlos De La Cruz; 3132 Alexandria Drive; $150,000

Larry S. Prather Sr. to Keystone Homes, Inc.; Map & Parcel number: H06-190; $28,000

Larry S. Prather Sr. to Keystone Homes, Inc.; Map & Parcel number: H06-189; $28,000

Larry S. Prather Sr. to Keystone Homes, Inc.; Map & Parcel number: H06-188; $28,000

Larry S. Prather Sr. to Keystone Homes, Inc.; Map & Parcel number: H06-152; $28,000

Metro Homesites, LLC to Keystone Homes, Inc.; Map & Parcel number: 61-2086; $37,000

Carly Ann Munson, Exec. to Carly Ann Munson; 541 Lanier’s Way; $0

Selene Finance LP to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; 292 Ashton Woods Drive; $10; Government/nonprofit public corp.

Susan R. Soos to The Susan Renea Soos Living Trust; Map & Parcel number: 974D, 007; $0; Deed of gift

All Weathers Construction Company, LLC to Jonathan Warren; 523 Kirkwood Drive; $256,000

Clifford E. Cooper to Mary Catherine Young; 375 Connor Circle; $139,000

FDH Builders, Inc. to Zachary Vogt and Kimberly Vogt, as JTROS; Winterton St.; $397,500

David Joel Peterson to Valerie N. Herrera and David Herrera Jr., as JTROS; 4099 Starview Lane; $214,900

Barbara Fern Kowalcyzk to Wendell A. Gresham and Peggy G. Gresham; 608 Bradford Lane; $163,000

James B. Higgins to David J. Peterson and Hillary K. Fowler, as JTROS; 3720 West Lake Drive; $439,000

Good Faith Management, LLC to Lovern M. Prince;1204 Creek Bend, Drive; $199,900

Good Faith Management to Dylan J. Arnold; 4060 Sweetbriar Drive; $118,900

Caroline H. Cox to Jeffrey A. Hughes and Cassie G. Johnson, as JTROS; 5503 Mended Fences Drive; $19,000

George F. Harris, IV to Rusty G. Ange; Map & Parcel number: 078, 465; $480,000

Oconee Capital Investments, LLC to Michael Hall; 4225 Windslow Drive; $250,000

Lillyann S. Miller to Keefe M. Giles; Map & Parcel number: 071D, 183l $197,500

Euchee Forest, LLC to Ivey Residential, LLC; 840 Williford Run Drive; $41,000

Besa Development Group to Ivey Residential, LLC; 7210 Hoffman Drive; $50,000

Euchee Forest, LLC to Ivey Residential; 4087 Ellington Drive; $45,000

Euchee Forest, LLC to Ivey Residential, LLC; 463 Brantley Cove Circle; $32,000

Coel Development Co., Inc. & Stephen Beazley Builders, Inc. to Crawford Construction, LLC; 133 Radcliff Drive; $39,900

Marie Hewitt Ramsey to Jeff DeFoor; 0 Ridge Road; $58,000

West Lake Inc. to SRD Properties Augusta, LLC; Map & Parcel number: 082, 065; $968,160

Kingsbury Custom Homes, Inc. to Matthew G. Hensley; 253 Tulip Drive; $243,261

Mill Branch Investors, LLC to IDK Homes, Inc.; 4430 Jeffery Lane; $47,500

Mill Branch Investors, LLC to IDK Homes, Inc.; 119 Wiley Drive; $47,500

Bank of America, N.A. to Harley W. Morgan; 1431 Ashewood Drive; $420,000

Debra S. Giddens to Mujibur R. Kahn; Map & Parcel number: 082, 206; $174,400

Dennis E. Rich to Trenton Lindsey; Map & Parcel number: 077E, 116; $0

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Marriage Licenses

Sun, 5/29/2016 12:02 AM

Adam Causey Herring and Heather Moriah Mills applied for a marriage license on Feb. 25 and were married May 14 in Evans

Patrick John Harris and Tanaya Brisbon Leverette applied for a marriage license on March 21 and were married April 1 in Evans

Christopher Wayne Moore and Christle Nicole Kindberg applied for a marriage license on April 6 and were married May 14 in Tybee Island

Steven Husame Ocak and Lauren Antoinette Wetherbee applied for a marriage license April 18 and were married May 21 in Evans

Joshua Keith Rhodes and Lindsi Elise Jones applied for a marriage license on April 27 and were married May 21 in Augusta

Glover Addie Youngblood and Taylor Marie Wolbert applied for a marriage license on May 2 and were married May 14 in Augusta

James Aubrey Kentrell Tucker and Jaimee Lynn Matherne applied for a marriage license on May 4 and were married May 21 in Martinez

Douglas Leverett and Mary Grace Whitley applied for a marriage license May 4 and were married May 21 in Evans

Edilberto Hernandez Porras and Vanessa Mata applied for a marriage license May 5 and were married May 21 in Evans

Clay Daniel Capps and Kaitlyn Carlene Johnson applied for a marriage license May 6 and were married May 15 in Hephzibah

Brandon Matthew Johnikin and Emily Nicole Jordon applied for a marriage license May 6 and were married May 21 in Martinez

Brandon Nicholas Smith and Alexandria Gnae Robinson applied for a marriage license on May 9 and were married May 18 in Augusta

Sean Jacob Eskew and Brookelyn Lanier Burch applied for a marriage license on May 9 and were married May 14 in Appling

Brian Andrew Hotchkiss and Kayla Marie Moore applied for a marriage license on May 10 and were married May 18 in Blue Ridge

Rufus Lee Lawhorn Jr. and Natalie Nicole Talley applied for a marriage license on May 11 and were married May 20 in Evans

Bryan Michael Cook and Stephanie Dianne Luque applied for a marriage on May 12 and were married May 15 in Appling

George Cuylor Leverett and Chelsea Rebecca Robinson applied for a marriage license on May 16 and were married May 21 in Braselton

David Kenneth Koone Jr. and Kathryn Grace Tuttle applied for a marriage license on May 20 and were married May 21 in Appling

Sascha Engelbert Ronald Troll and Nicole Ellen Giegerich applied for a marriage license on May 23 and were married May 24 in Evans

Dean Wayne Boyd and Claire Elisabeth Elliott applied for a marriage license on May 24 and were married May 26 in Appling

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Police Blotter

Sun, 5/29/2016 12:01 AM

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

Trash pickup is noisy, lady says

A Martinez resident called police after claiming a trash collection company violated noise ordinances.

Police responded to the 300 block of Forest Court about 5:30 a.m. Monday. The woman said a trash truck collected trash in the area behind the Wal-Mart on S. Belair Road.

The deputy contacted the Assistant Store Manager who confirmed a trash truck may have been on the premises to collect the trash.

After reviewing surveillance footage, the deputy stated that the truck did make considerable noise when exiting the property.

Truck runs into power line, flees

A Martinez man reported a delivery truck driver and passenger brought down a power pole and then fled the scene.

Police were called to the 300 block of Kings Bridge Road.

The victim stated he saw an unmarked delivery truck back down the gravel road, catch a power line connected to the side of his house and pull the line down the roadway, causing the victim to lose power.

According to reports, the victim stated two black males were in the truck.

He stated the passenger was seen directing the driver down the road and as the driver attempted to back up, the power line fell onto the hood of the truck.

The homeowner stated when he went to talk to the men the passenger then got back into the vehicle and the driver quickly left the scene.

Georgia Power responded to reconnect the line onto the power pole.

Subway store reports theft

A Subway restaurant reported more than $700 was stolen from the store’s nightly deposits.

According to reports, police responded to a call from the owner of the Furys Ferry Road store who reported the theft.

The man said that from May 9-May 22, a total of $793.61 was discovered missing from the deposits.

The owner stated he would review surveillance video to find out where the money went and locate a possible subject.

– From staff reports

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2 World War II veterans honored

Sun, 5/29/2016 12:01 AM

Two World War II veterans were honored in a special presentation during Thunder Over Evans last Saturday.

Two plaques purchased by Mullins Management were presented to Staff Sgt. Hugh L. Fuller who served 1943 to 1946 and Gilbert C. Ward, a Merchant Marine who served from 1943 to 1945.

The plaques were presented to the veterans by Joe Mullins and will be added to the memorial wall in Columbia County.

According to Mullins, he met the two veterans on the campaign trail last fall and was so moved by what they had to say that he felt he had to do something to honor them.

Fuller has been recognized by General Douglas MacArthur, received four Bronze Stars, a bronze arrowhead, and countless other medals.

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Harlem Middle School receives mini grant

Sun, 5/29/2016 12:01 AM

AIKEN – Harlem Middle School was one of 151 schools to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, as part of this year’s SRNS Innovative Teaching Mini Grants Program.

“Having donated half a million dollars to our hard-working teachers from throughout the region over the last eight years is gratifying,” said Carol Johnson, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions president and CEO. “It’s rewarding to think of the hundreds of teachers and thousands of students who have been touched in some way through this program.”

The grants totaled more than $75,000.

Applicants were honored at a reception at Newberry Hall in Aiken, S.C., where the awards were presented.

More than 200 grant proposals were submitted by teachers from schools in four area counties.

“We’re pleased to help fuel the passion we see in the hearts and minds of highly deserving teachers year after year,” said Johnson. “The creativity and ingenuity of the ideas described within the grant proposals is truly admirable. We’re pleased to provide the always appreciated financial assistance for the purchase of new and inspiring teaching tools.”

The Mini Grants Program recognizes and supports projects that enhance elementary and middle school science, mathematics and technology programs.

“We’re trying to get our STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program up and running. In fact, this $1,000 grant is critical and crucial for us,” said Blake Stitcher, a science teacher at Harlem Middle School, in Columbia County, Ga. “Our project is called Fast and Furious, within our Forces of Motion unit. We’re going to be building cars and catapults and studying projectiles and how they move. We were on pins and needles, hoping that we get this SRNS grant. Because what this is doing is creating opportunities for our kids that otherwise, they wouldn’t have had.”

Educators from area elementary and middle schools (public and private) are eligible to apply for Mini Grants in the amount of $500, $750 or $1,000.

The grants are provided through corporate funding from the parent companies of SRNS (Fluor Federal Services, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell).

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Pupils awarded bicycles after being named top readers

Sun, 5/29/2016 12:01 AM

Two elementary school pupils were awarded new bicycles from the Harlem Masonic Lodge for being top readers in their class.

During the North Harlem Elementary fifth grade honors day, Worshipful Master Herbert Flick and other members of Harlem Lodge 276 presented a bike for the top girl reader and the top boy reader.

Gigi Morris was the top girl reader and Joshua Spalding was named the top boy reader. Both went home with a brand new bicycle and helmet.

“We started this a couple years ago to encourage kids to read books and get their reading skills up and we collect and we donate the bikes to the highest readers in the fifth-grade class a boy and a girl,” Flick said. “We try to do it every year.”

The students were responsible for turning in a reading log wherein they listed the number of books and the pages that they read. Totals from the logs were tallied to determine the winner for the school’s fifth grade class.

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Current events

Sun, 5/29/2016 12:00 AM

Foster Parents orientation

Foster Parent Orientation, 10 a.m.-noon, May 31, Necco Augusta, 4424 Columbia Road Suite B; Necco is looking for parents to work with children ages birth to 21 years old; register by calling (706) 210-3435; necco.org

Executive luncheon

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Luncheon, 11 a.m. June 1, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; $25 members, $35 nonmembers; keynote speaker Lynn Billing, Senior Vice President of Spherion Staffing Services; rachel@columbiacountychamber.com\

Allen office hours

Rick Allen Community Office Hours, 1-3 p.m. June 2, Grovetown City Hall, 103 Old Wrightsboro Road; allows constituents to receive personal assistance from Allen’s office

Beach blast

Summer Beach Blast, 4:30 p.m. June 3; Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $10 advance, $15 at the door; The Catalinas, The Tams, Soul Dimensions, beach drinks, sandy shore; summerbeachblast.com

Wildwood Games

All day, June 4-5, Wildwood Park, 3780 Wildwood Lane;
USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, Wildwood Games, running, open water swimming, and more June 4; disc golf, trail races June 5;
register at active.com; wildwoodgames.com

Sailing Club open house

Augusta Sailing Club Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4, Augusta Sailing Club, 5462 Sailing Road, Appling; grounds will be open for tours, mock regatta; various boat types available for intro sails; rlrhatcher@comcast.net, augustasailingclub.org

Men’s cancer walk

Cecil Herrin’s Men’s Breast & Prostate Walk, 8 a.m. June 4, Columbia County Amphitheatre, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; all walkers welcome, any health level, any age; first 100 male survivors receive a free T-shirt; walk to raise awareness of male cancers; (706) 755-3957; facebook.com/GeorgiaCancerCenter/events

Home school book sale

CSRA Home Education Association Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m. June 4, Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church, 136 N. Belair Road; sellers can contact kchan344@gmail.com to reserve a spot; shopping is free

Broadway Boogie

Columbia County Choral Society: Broadway Boogie, 7:30 p.m. June 4, Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; $15, $12 military, seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; music selections from 100 years of Broadway, from Tin Pan Alley to contemporary Broadway; tickets at the door or online at columbiacountychoralsociety.org

Democratic meeting

Columbia County Democratic Party monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. June 6, Evans Government Center, 630 Ronald Reagan Dr.; free; columbiacountydemocrats.wordpress.com

Outdoor expo

Southeastern Outdoors Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3-5, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive; free; vendors, live demonstrations, barbecue, beer; seoutdoorsexpo.com

Trail hike

Rock Dam Extended Hike – National Trails Day, 2 p.m. June 4, Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road; $5 parking; moderate to strenuous hike over four miles with two water crossings; space is limited; registration required; (706) 541-0321

Anime Camp

Camp for teens ages 10-15; 1-3 p.m. June 7-9, Tippy Cakes Bakery, 203 N. Louisville St., Harlem; $80; learn to create your own characters for a graphic novel using manga style; all art classes held by the Harlem Arts Council; harlemartscouncil@gmail.com, (706) 231-7199

Culinary potluck

American Culinary Potluck, 6 p.m. June 13; free; keynote speaker Kim Hines of Augusta Locally Grown; (706) 834-2674

Jurassic World arts camp

Jurassic World Summer Arts Camp, 10 a.m.-noon June 14-16, Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road; $85; for ages 6-10; limited scholarships available to qualifying students; artistsguildcc.org

Candlelight, wine

Candlelight and Wine Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. June 18, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; bring seating and picnic; enjoy jazz, soul, R&B, spoken word, rock, funk and gospel music and art; (762) 233-5299

Weeknight dinners

Saturday Chef: Week Night Dinners, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 18, Helms College, 3145 Washington Road; $75; simple solutions to preparing items ahead of schedule; register at helmscontinuingeducation.com or call (706) 651-9707

Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence Workshop, 11 a.m.-2 :30 p.m. June 22, Thomson Depot, 111 Railroad St.; workshop for teens ages 13-19 and their parents; (706) 736-2499, safehomesdv.org

Classic Rock

Classic Rock Meets Classic South, 6 p.m. June 23, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $25, $80 VIP; Little River Band with Atlanta Rhythm Section and FireFall; part of the Columbia County Community Concert Series; gates open at 5 p.m. with the concert following at 6 p.m.; tickets on sale now; classicrockclassicsouth.com

Patriotic concert

God Bless The USA, 7 p.m. June 24, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road; free, voluntary donations accepted. For more information, go to www.columbiacco.org

Water Skiing

Adaptive Water Skiing Event, 10 a.m. June 25, Pointes West Army Resort, 6703 Washington Road; free for children and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities; lunch provided; register or volunteer at cmfa.us; (706) 364-2422 or email info@cmfa.us

Book Sale

Friends of the Columbia County Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; free; the Friends of the Columbia County Libraries will hold a book sale July 8-10 at the Evans branch from 10-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Books will be on display in the foyer of the library.

Elvis

Ultimate Elvis Concert Featuring David Lee, 8 p.m. July 16, Jabez S. Sanford Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $20; davidleerocks.com

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525
Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to- to Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; (762) 233-1978, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance
for qualifying Grovetown residents’ eyeglasses; Grove-town Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Food pantry

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Gold club

Gold Prospectors Association of America meets 7-9 p.m. second Thursdays, Dayspring Baptist Church, 4220 Belair Frontage Road; (706) 496-4611

Live wrestling

First Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., bell time 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

Hospital classes

Classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; (706) 496-3935, mindbodystressreduction.com

Female veterans

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

Zumba classes

6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mondays, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown; $5 per class; (706) 364-3565, evanschristianacademy.org

Wine tastings

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 922-9463, vine11.com

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Retirement party planned for longtime Evans band director

Thu, 5/26/2016 9:48 AM

The public is invited to attend a drop-in reception in celebration of retiring Evans High School band director Reid Hall from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Snelling Center in Augusta. Alumni, parents and colleagues are encouraged to drop by.

Funds are being collected to send Hall on a trip of her choosing.

“Hall has been a scuba diver and loves to see the world. She’s taken the bands to London, Hawaii, New York, Boston and Orlando to name a few,” said Cindy Coule. “In each place the Evans Band has performed in numerous events including parades, concerts and other special events. These are some of the highlights of her career, so we wanted to send her on a trip from the band members, old and new to return the joy and let her relax for a change.”

Donations can be made at the GoFundMe page Retirement trip for Reid Hall. If you cannot attend, cards may be sent to Coule at 428 Connemara Trail, Evans, Ga. 30809.

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Current events

Wed, 5/25/2016 12:03 AM

Chamber event

Columbia County Chamber After Hours, 5-7 p.m. May 23, Gerald Jones Auto Group, 4022 Washington Road; members only; columbiacountychamber.com

Republican meeting

CSRA Republican Women’s Club monthly meeting, 6 p.m. May 23, Jones Creek Clubhouse, 777 Jones Landing Ct.; RSVP for dinner only, dinner is $12; guest speaker, Professor Craig Albert, Political Science, Augusta University; (706) 830-5730

Auditions

Auditions: Nice Work if You Can Get It, 6:30 p.m. May 26, Dayspring Church, 4220 Belair Frontage Road; Greater Augusta Youth Theater; July 22-23 at Augusta Preparatory Day School;

Luncheon

Augusta Christian Women’s Connection luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, Riverview United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1244 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; reservations required by May 21. Call Joy at (706) 650-9638 or randolphjoy@att.net.

Run for Epilepsy

Step Up for Epilepsy, 9 a.m. May 28, Lakeside High School, 533 Blue Ridge Dr.; $30, $25 students, $40 day of event; benefits the Epilepsy Foundation; pre-register until 5 p.m. May 27; registration begins at 8 a.m. day of run; email seizethemomentga@yahoo.com or call (706) 294-1750

Arts Camp

Harlem Arts Council presents Camp 1, Painting May 31 - June 2 from 10 a.m.- noon for 1st-3rd graders. Larger than life painting in the style of Georgia O’keefe. Cost is $75 plus a $5 supply fee. Teacher- Angelika & Gayla. Classes to be held at Tippy Cakes beside railroad tracks on N. Louisville in Harlem. For more information e-mail harlemartscouncil@gmail.com or call (706) 231-7199

Foster Parents orientation

Foster Parent Orientation, 10 a.m.-noon, May 31, Necco Augusta, 4424 Columbia Road Suite B; Necco is looking for parents to work with children ages birth to 21 years old; register by calling (706) 210-3435; necco.org

Beach Bash

Summer Beach Blast Friday, June 3 at Evans Towne Center Park featuring Soul Dimensions, The Tams and The Catalinas. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. $80 VIP tickets are going fast. Purchase tickets at any Associated Credit Union branch and at summerbeachblast.com.

Wildwood Games

All day, June 4-5, Wildwood Park, 3780 Wildwood Lane; USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, Wildwood Games, running, open water swimming, and more June 4; disc golf, trail races June 5; register at active.com; wildwoodgames.com

Sailing Club open house

Augusta Sailing Club Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4, Augusta Sailing Club, 5462 Sailing Road, Appling; grounds will be open for tours, mock regatta; various boat types available for intro sails; rlrhatcher@comcast.net, augustasailingclub.org

Men’s cancer walk

Cecil Herrin’s
Men’s Breast & Prostate Walk, 8 a.m. June 4, Columbia County Amphitheatre, 7022
Evans Towne Center Blvd.; all walkers welcome, any health level, any age; first 100 male survivors receive a free T-shirt; walk to raise awarness of male cancers; (706) 755-3957; facebook.com/GeorgiaCancerCenter/events

Home school book sale

CSRA Home Education Association Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m. June 4, Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church, 136 N. Belair Road; sellers can contact kchan344@gmail.com to reserve a spot; shopping is free

Broadway Boogie

Columbia County Choral Society: Broadway Boogie, 7:30 p.m. June 4, Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; $15, $12 military, seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; music selections from 100 years of Broadway, from Tin Pan Alley to contemporary Broadway; tickets at the door or online at columbiacountychoralsociety.org

Democratic meeting

Columbia County Democratic Party monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. June 6, Evans Government Center, 630 Ronald Reagan Dr.; free; columbiacountydemocrats.wordpress.com

Outdoor expo

Southeastern Outdoors Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3-5, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive; free; vendors, live demonstrations, barbecue, beer; seoutdoorsexpo.com

Anime Camp

Camp for teens ages 10-15; 1-3 p.m. June 7-9, Tippy Cakes Bakery, 203 N. Louisville St., Harlem; $80; learn to create your own characters for a graphic novel using manga style; all art classes held by the Harlem Arts Council; harlemartscouncil@gmail.com, (706) 231-7199

Jurassic World arts camp

Jurassic World Summer Arts Camp, 10 a.m.-noon June 14-16, Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road; $85; for ages 6-10; limited scholarships available to qualifying students; artistsguildcc.org

Candlelight, wine

Candlelight and Wine Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. June 18, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; bring seating and picnic; enjoy jazz, soul, R&B, spoken word, rock, funk and gospel music and art; (762) 233-5299

Weeknight dinners

Saturday Chef: Week Night Dinners, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 18, Helms College, 3145 Washington Road; $75; simple solutions to preparing items ahead of schedule; register at helmscontinuingeducation.com or call (706) 651-9707

Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence Workshop, 11 a.m.-2 :30 p.m. June 22, Thomson Depot, 111 Railroad St.; workshop for teens ages 13-19 and their parents; (706) 736-2499, safehomesdv.org

Classic Rock

Classic Rock Meets Classic South, 6 p.m.
June 23, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016
Evans Town Center
Blvd.; $25, $80 VIP; Little River Band with Atlanta Rhythm Section and FireFall; part of the Columbia County Community Concert Series; Columbia County has partnered with iHeart Radio for this event ; gates open at 5 p.m. with the concert following at 6 p.m.; tickets on sale now; classicrockclassicsouth.com

Water Skiing

Adaptive Water Skiing Event, 10 a.m. June 25, Pointes West Army Resort, 6703 Washington Road; free for children and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities; lunch provided; register or volunteer at cmfa.us; (706) 364-2422 or email info@cmfa.us

Book Sale

Friends of the Columbia County Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; free; the Friends of the Columbia County Libraries will hold a big book sale on July 8-10, 2016 at the Evans
branch from 10-5 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 2-5 pm on Sunday. Books will be on display in the foyer of the library. There will be both fiction and non-fiction books for sale

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525
Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to- to Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; (762) 233-1978, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance
for qualifying Grovetown residents’ eyeglasses; Grove-town Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Food pantry

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Gold club

Gold Prospectors Association of America meets 7-9 p.m. second Thursdays, Dayspring Baptist Church, 4220 Belair Frontage Road; (706) 496-4611

Live wrestling

First Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., bell time 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

Hospital classes

Classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; (706) 496-3935, mindbodystressreduction.com

Female veterans

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

Zumba classes

6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mondays, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown; $5 per class; (706) 364-3565, evanschristianacademy.org

Wine tastings

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 922-9463, vine11.com

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Pet Adoptions

Wed, 5/25/2016 12:03 AM
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Police blotter

Wed, 5/25/2016 12:02 AM

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

Employees fight while on clock

Two employees at an Evans business got into a physical altercation after one bumped into the other.

According to reports, one employee stated she was working when another employee bumped into her.

The pair then got into a verbal argument before one hit the other in the mouth with her hand.

One woman stated she began to defend herself and the two started pulling each other’s hair and fell to the ground.

The manager separated the women and one of the employees left the scene before deputies responded. Police reported small cuts on one woman’s lip and disheveled hair. She declined medical treatment.

Man, son report robbery with gun

A man called police after his son told him some of his friends were robbed at gunpoint on a playground.

According to reports, the man stated that his son said several friends were hanging out at the playground at Blue Ridge Elementary School when an unknown male suspect approached them, pulled out a firearm and demanded their wallets.

The man told police his son was not there, but his friends told him about it. No victims or witnesses have come forward to report the crime.

Police urged the man to tell the juveniles’ parents to contact authorities.

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Columbia County Chamber of Commerce to hold second event in 2016 Executive Luncheon

Wed, 5/25/2016 12:02 AM

 

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will hold the second event in the 2016 Executive Luncheon Series on June 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Keynote speaker Lynn Billing, Senior Vice Pres­ident of Spherion Staffing Services, poses the question, “Is your workforce engine high octane?” Your workforce is the fuel that powers your business.

You need it firing on all burners all the time. Do you have the right people on your team? Have you provided training that optimizes productivity? Is your workforce engaged?

Lynn will discuss topics that include workforce recruitment and retention, and she will share Spherion’s latest Emerging Workforce study. This landmark research initiative provides a comprehensive portrait of the changes and trends shaping the American workforce. Now in its 19th year, the study offers insights to help employers find, engage and retain the best workforce.

Tickets are available through the Columbia Coun­ty Chamber’s Web site columbiacountychamber.com or by calling (706) 651-0018.

Chamber members are $25, and non-members are $35. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Rachel Ellefson, Programs Manager for the Columbia County Chamber, at rachel@columbiacountychamber.com.

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Fleet of Fiats used to entice drivers

Wed, 5/25/2016 12:02 AM

A fleet of Fiat 500 cars can be seen zipping around Fort Gordon clad in Dominos logos with drivers who have made a career with the pizza delivery business.

Leading those drivers and some 23 other stores, including a new one opening in Martinez, throughout Columbia and Richmond counties, Charleston and Myrtle Beach is Australian native Kerri Saunders.

Saunders began making pizzas for Dominos when she was just 15 years old in Australia and now, 28 years later, has brought everything the business she loves has to offer to the East coast.

“I started in Australia when there was only 17 stores and today there are over 900 stores in Australia,” Saunders said. “Then I moved over to the UK to be an operations director for 800 stores over there, they have five countries in their business, and I really wanted to get back into being a franchisee myself and so the opportunity came up to buy stores over here.”

Saunders said a retiring owner was her ticket to becoming a franchisee again, and now she’s opening doors for others who may want a chance at a career with the company she credits for her success.

“I basically just started making pizzas when I was 15 and I showed initiative, I showed courage and willingness to do the job,” Saunders said, adding that she originally had plans to attend college for acting, but things turned out differently.

“I actually failed my interview, I forgot my lines on the first day. I said I would do it again next year, but then I became a manager and started earning some really good money and loving what I was doing,” Saunders said. “I just love Dominos. It’s a big part of my life.”

Now, Saunders’ newest initiative is to hire some 50 delivery drivers and other staff and reverse the stereotype that delivery drivers cannot earn a living. Saunders referenced driver Jimmy Ward who works at the Fort Gordon store as a delivery driver and driving coach for Dominos. Ward drives one of the company’s Fiat 500 delivery vehicles.

“It makes them think of pizza but also hopefully we’ll get some more delivery drivers because a lot of our drivers they may never have driven a new car, but they get to drive a brand new car with air conditioning, GPS, and save on fuel,” Saunders said. “Some of our highest paid drivers are in Augusta.”

Saunders added that Ward’s career with Dominos will be featured on pizza boxes soon in an attempt to draw in new employees.

“I think the career element is the big part people don’t realize. They think delivering pizzas you can’t earn much money doing that, but our guys earn some serious money and our top 100 drivers earned over $30,000,” Saunders said. “So just trying to get people to understand that there is a big career opportuntiy and that every franchisee that you see around the world they probably started out making pizzas.”

Saunders says although she lives in Charleston, she likes to think of herself as a local because of her active involvement with her stores.

“We come and we take orders and make pizzas with the guys and do promotions with the guys. We are very invested in our team,” Saunders said. “If our team enjoys being here and our team are well trained that will automatically flow through to great customer service.”

Applications can be found at jobs.dominos.com or taken in store. Saunders says they are hiring to help staff one of the new stores opening off of S. Belair Road.

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Wildwood Games will return to park

Wed, 5/25/2016 12:01 AM

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The third annual Wildwood Games will be held in Columbia County June 4 and 5. The multi-sport competition will feature the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships. Additional competition will include trail running, disc golf, and open water swimming. This year organizers are also offering BMX and a skateboard competition at Blanchard Woods Park.

“This event was created to bring people to visit Columbia County, and as a way of promoting our great natural resources. It has served its purpose well,” said Columbia County CVB executive director, Randy DuTeau

Competition will begin with the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championship on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. More than 200 riders from across the country are expected to compete on the 60-mile course that utilizes the Bartram Trail from Wildwood Park to West Dam Recreation Area on Clarks Hills Lake, and the Keg Creek trail and Mistletoe State Park trails to the west of Wildwood Park.

At 10 a.m. open water swimmers will take off from the Wildwood Park mega-boat ramps for either a 1.5 or 3-mile swim. For the safety of the swimmers, the boat ramps will be closed to all non-event boat traffic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Competition at Blanchard Woods Park will kick-off with BMX at noon. Skateboard Park competition will begin at 6 p.m. Registration for both events will be on-site only. Skateboard and BMX are subject to cancelation in the event of rain.

On June 5, the trail races will kick-off at 7 a.m. There will be four distances offered: 50K (ultra-marathon), Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 10K. and at 9 a.m. the first of two rounds will begin at the International Disc Golf Center.

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Greenbrier senior to play ball for Lions at Mars Hill

Wed, 5/25/2016 12:01 AM

Justen Hartfield has had a spring he’ll always remember.

Earlier this month, the Greenbrier point guard signed a college basketball offer to play at Mars Hill in the fall. Later, he was named the Region 2-AAAAA Baseball Player of the Year.

In basketball, Hartfield earned first-team, all-county honors three years in a row. He earned first-team, all-region honors three years in a row.

Hartfield scored more than 1,400 points in his prep career, leaving Greenbrier as the school’s all-time leading scorer. Also, he was earned the 2015-16 Eric Marshall Award, given to the top basketball player in Columbia County.

Hartfield joins a Mars Hill program that competes on the NCAA Division II level. Last season, the Lions, who play in the South Atlantic Conference, went 9-19 last season.

In baseball, Hartfield helped lead the Wolfpack to a 20-8 record and an appearance in the second round at state this past season. He also was a member of Greenbrier’s state championship squad junior year.

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Property transfers

Sun, 5/22/2016 12:01 AM

PDH Builders, Inc. to Jordan D. Mellinger and Brittany Mellinger as JTROS; Map & Parcel number: 058, 176; $308,500

John R. Brose to Marque Jackson; 1211 Pinnacle Dr.; $161,000

Bobby B. Brown to Kristopher R. Vanderbilt; 2096 Magnolia Parkway; $177,500

Cedar View Farms, LLC to Polestar Exchange Ga Grovetown Wrightsboro, LLC; Map & Parcel number: G01, 004; $2,500,000

Charles L. Whigham to Polestar Exchange Ga Grovetown Wrightsboro, LLC; Map & Parcel number: G01, 003; $535,000

Cedar View Farms, LLC to Polestar Exchange Ga Grovetown Wrightsboro, LLC; Map & Parcel number: G01, 004; $0; Deed Confirming Title Already Vacated

Charles L. Whigham to Polestar Exchange Ga Grovetown Wrightsboro, LLC; Map & Parcel number: G01, 003; $0; Deed Confirming Title Already Vested

Mary Louise Desormeaux to David A. Desormeaux; 3521 Stardust Dr.; $0

Wells Fargo Bank, NA to Jose E. Gutierrez; 112 Laura Lane; $30,000

McKendry Family Partnership LLP to Joseph Patrick Johnson; Map & Parcel number: portion of 049, 001G; $80,000

Frederick H. Reed, Jr. to David L. Dorn; Map & Parcel number: 074C, 174; $144,522

Ronald Wilson to Brooks Whitmire; Map & Parcel number G18, 002; $135,000

Gateway storage, LLC to TLC Properties, Inc.; Map & Parcel number: easement ouf ot 061, 030L; $0

James William Mrogik to Patricia Josephine Mrogik; 7272 Moontown Rd.; $0; Deed of gift

James William Mrogik to Patricia Josephine Mrogik; 7287 Moontown Rd.; $0; Deed of gift

Bradley C. Moon to Joel McClellan; 901 Mitchell Lane; $155,494; First Transferee Foreclosure

Cynthia J. Wilson to Capitol RE, LLC; 303 Hornhead Dr.; $79,000; First transferee Foreclosure

Dalton J. Jackson to Dana Ocrowley; 3591 Westhampton Dr.; $66,000; First transferee Foreclosure

Mary G. Dyke to Beneficial Financial I Inc. successor by merger to Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Georgia; 3717 Pine Ridge Run; $93,324; First transferee Foreclosure

Jospeh J. Bivona to Joesph J. Bivona, trustee of the Joseph J. Bivona Trust Dated May 3, 2016; Map & Parcel number: 007-035; $0; Estate deed

Pierwood Constructions Company to Sean Garza; 3308 Alexandrai Dr.; $209,900

Angela Owens Turner to Clay D. Capps; 404 Arthurs Court; $118,000

Wesley A. Daniels, Jr. to Dee Eston Burdette; 5088 Sussex Dr.; $234,900

William H. Lowe, III to Caitlin E. Angelette; 449 Parliament Rd.; $210,000

Metro Homesites, LLC to Faircloth Homes, Inc.; 283 Crown Heights Way; $38,500

Metro Homesites, LLC to Faircloth Homes, Inc.; 284 Crown Heights Way; $38,500

Metro Homesites, LLC to Faircloth Homes, Inc.; 287 Crown Heights Way; $38,500

Metro Homesites, LLC to Faircloth Homes, Inc.; 291 Crown Heights Way; $38,500

Metro Homesites, LLC to Faircloth Homes, Inc.; 285 Crown Heights Way; $38,500

Rhodes Farm, LLC to Jennifer Samuelson; Map & Parcel number: 084, 099; $61,667

Kenneth R. Patterson to Derrick M. Scott and Shelby A. Scott, as JTROS; 4501 Country Glen Circle; $170,000

Federal National Mortgage Association to Patric Moore; 2011 Sylvan Lake Dr.; $150,000; Government/nonprofit

Jessica Cooper to John S. Smith; 1211 Greenwich Pass; $224,900

Kristen Vegh to Andrew Johnston; 4393 Sandy Ridge Place; $118,000

Drew Land Development Co. to Mike Osbon; 6690 Washington Rd.; $60,000

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Marriage licenses

Sun, 5/22/2016 12:01 AM

Jayson Dwayne Wheatley and Sara Rachael Hof applied for a marriage license Nov. 11, 2015 and were married Nov. 13, 2015 in Evans.

Arun Ambalal Amin and Santosh Misra applied for a marriage license on July 31, 2015 and were married May 9, 2016 in Evans

Mitchell Dye Hauff and Katie Victoria Arasi applied for a marriage license on March 16 and were married May 7 in Colbert

Amber Nicole Niklinski and Kala Nichole Linaweaver applied for a marriage license on March 18 and were married May 6 in Tybee Island

Jeffrey Scott Todd and Victoria Lynn Cunningham applied for a marriage license on March 21 and were married March 26 in Glynn

Albert Newsome Jr. and Deidra Lurine Jones applied for a marriage license on March 31 and were married April 16 in Augusta

David Franklin Reynolds II and Taylor Eleni Frazier applied for a marriage license on April 21 and were married May 14 in Augusta

Drew Philip Hawthorne and Suzanne Marie Warren applied for a marriage license on April 22 and were married May 7 in Grovetown

Jeffrey Brandon Shuman and Sara Jaudon Shuman applied for a marriage license on April 22 and were married May 10 in Evans

Christopher Scott Futo and Tiffany Michelle Futo applied for a marriage license on April 26 and were married May 14 in Helen

Walter Lee Watson and Gennielle Napualei Sanchez Walker applied for a marriage license on April 27 and were married May 7 in Martinez

Glover Addie Youngblood and Taylor Marie Wolbert applied for a marriage license on May 2 and were married May 14 bin Augusta

Raymond Demar Harris and Ashleigh Lines applied for a marriage license on May 4 and were married May 7 in Evans

Andrew Francis Gillis and Florence Nicola Jones applied for a marriage license on May 5 and were married on May 13 in Evans

Daniel Peter O’Brien Jr. and Holly Anne Sweat applied for a marriage license on May 9 and were married May 9 in Savannah

Edward Ralph Stanley and Tuesday Louise Marable applied for a marriage license on May 9 and were married May 13 in Harlem

James Anthony Mumford and Megan O’Grady Armstrong applied for a marriage license on May 10 and were married May 10 in Augusta

Kevin Gerald Tschida and Susan Denise Hubbard applied for a marriage license on May 10 and were married May 14 in Greensboro

Charles James Combahee and Erica Lindsay Meeks applied for a marriage license on May 12 and were married May 12 in Evans

Talon Matthew Bohannon and Kathleen Paige Koles applied for a marriage license on May 12 and were married May 12 in Warrenton

Bryan Michael Cook and Stephanie Dianne Luque applied for a marriage license on May 12 and were married May 12 in Appling

Brian Keith Hymer Jr. and Brittnee Nicole Doying applied for a marriage license on May 12 and were married on May 14 in Augusta

Patric Logan Alexander and Abagail White Skinner applied for a marriage license on May 13 and were married May 13 in Evans

David Hiram Gay III and Savannah Rose Rowell applied for a marriage license on May 16 and were married May 16 on Tybee Island

 

 

Joshua Edward Beisel and Sharon Jennifer Weland applied for a marriage license on May 16 and were married May 17 in Evans

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Current events

Sun, 5/22/2016 12:01 AM

Chamber event

Columbia County Chamber After Hours, 5-7 p.m. May 23, Gerald Jones Auto Group, 4022 Washington Road; members only; columbiacountychamber.com

Republican meeting

CSRA Republican Women’s Club monthly meeting, 6 p.m. May 23, Jones Creek Clubhouse, 777 Jones Landing Ct.; RSVP for dinner only, dinner is $12; guest speaker, Professor Craig Albert, Political Science, Augusta University; (706) 830-5730

Women’s luncheon

Augusta Christian Women’s Connection luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, Riverview United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1244 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; reservations required by May 21. Call Joy at (706) 650-9638 or randolphjoy@att.net.

Run for Epilepsy

Step Up for Epilepsy, 9 a.m. May 28, Lakeside High School, 533 Blue Ridge Dr.; $30, $25 students, $40 day of event; benefits the Epilepsy Foundation; pre-register until 5 p.m. May 27; registration begins at 8 a.m. day of run; email seizethemomentga@yahoo.com or call (706) 294-1750

Summer Arts Camp

Harlem Arts Council presents Camp 1, Painting May 31 - June 2 from 10 a.m.- noon for 1st-3rd graders. Larger than life painting in the style of Georgia O’keefe. Cost is $75 plus a $5 supply fee. Teacher- Angelika & Gayla. Classes to be held at Tippy Cakes beside railroad tracks on N. Louisville in Harlem. For more information e-mail harlemartscouncil@gmail.com or call (706) 231-7199

Wildwood Games

All day, June 4-5, Wildwood Park, 3780 Wildwood Lane; USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, Wildwood Games, running, open water swimming, and more June 4; disc golf, trail races June 5; register at active.com; wildwoodgames.com

Sailing Open House

Augusta Sailing Club Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4, Augusta Sailing Club, 5462 Sailing Road, Appling; grounds will be open for tours, mock regatta; various boat types available for intro sails; rlrhatcher@comcast.net, augustasailingclub.org

Broadway Boogie

Columbia County Choral Society: Broadway Boogie, 7:30 p.m. June 4, Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; $15, $12 military, seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; music selections from 100 years of Broadway, from Tin Pan Alley to contemporary Broadway; tickets at the door or online at columbiacountychoralsociety.org

Democratic meeting

Columbia County Democratic Party monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. June 6, Evans Government Center, 630 Ronald Reagan Dr.; free; columbiacountydemocrats.wordpress.com

Outdoor expo

Southeastern Outdoors Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3-5, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive; free; vendors, live demonstrations, barbecue, beer and more; seoutdoorsexpo.com

Candlelight, wine series

Candlelight and Wine Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. June 18, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; bring seating and picnic; enjoy jazz, soul, R&B, spoken word, rock, funk and gospel music and art; (762) 233-5299

Weeknight dinners

Saturday Chef: Week Night Dinners, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 18, Helms College, 3145 Washington Road; $75; simple solutions to preparing items ahead of schedule; register at helmscontinuingeducation.com or call (706) 651-9707

Civil War meeting

Civil War Roundtable meeting, 6 p.m. June 20, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; $12 for dinner; dues are $25 per year; speaker is Kittrell Rushing, professor of political science at University of Tennessee Chattanooga and editor of Reminiscences of an Old Georgia Lawyer and Journal of a Georgia Woman; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com

Classic Rock

Classic Rock Meets Classic South, 6 p.m. June 23, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $25, $80 VIP; Little River Band with Atlanta Rhythm Section and FireFall; part of the Columbia County Community Concert Series presented by Columbia County and Associated Credit Union; Columbia County has partnered with iHeart Radio for this event – who will be providing concert details via their stations Eagle and WBBQ; gates open at 5 p.m. with the concert following at 6 p.m.; tickets on sale now; classicrockclassicsouth.com

Water Skiing

Adaptive Water Skiing Event, 10 a.m. June 25, Pointes West Army Resort, 6703 Washington Road; free for children and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities; lunch provided; register or volunteer at cmfa.us; (706) 364-2422 or email info@cmfa.us

Book Sale

Friends of the Columbia County Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; free; the Friends of the Columbia County Libraries will hold a big book sale on July 8-10, 2016 at the Evans
branch from 10-5 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 2-5 pm on Sunday. Books will be on display in the foyer of the library. There will be both fiction and non-fiction books for sale

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525
Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to- to Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; (762) 233-1978, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance
for qualifying Grovetown residents’ eyeglasses; Grove-town Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Food pantry

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Gold club

Gold Prospectors Association of America meets 7-9 p.m. second Thursdays, Dayspring Baptist Church, 4220 Belair Frontage Road; (706) 496-4611

Live wrestling

First Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., bell time 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

Hospital classes

Classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; (706) 496-3935, mindbodystressreduction.com

Female veterans

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

Zumba classes

6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mondays, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown; $5 per class; (706) 364-3565, evanschristianacademy.org

Wine tastings

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 922-9463, vine11.com

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Police Blotter

Sun, 5/22/2016 12:00 AM

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

Dog abused, woman claims

A woman has accused her roommates of animal abuse.

According to reports, the victim came home and found the dog’s collar tightened around its neck so tight it urinated on itself.

The woman stated that she took the Boston-Terrier mix to St. Francis Animal Hospital, where she was told the injuries could not have been self-inflicted. The report also stated that the animal had sustained skull trauma.

The woman said that two roommates lived at the residence with the woman and the dog.

When questioned, one roommate told police he left and went at Wal-Mart. The second roommate said he did not know what happened to the dog and that he went to his bedroom after eating dinner. But that he was the only one at the residence at the time. The roommate told police he would look for a new place to live.

The woman said she wants to press charges if a suspect is identified.

Juvenile steals from parents

A Martinez juvenile was arrested for attempting to steal his parent’s vehicle and money.

According to the report, the couple heard their car alarm going off around 11 p.m. They located their son in the car attempting to leave.

The juvenile returned and the parents learned that he had stolen a debit card. He then gave back the car keys and debit card and left the residence on foot. When police were called, the juvenile returned.

After being questioned about the money, he admitted the theft and that he returned the money to his mother. He was placed in custody.

Deputy assists stranded driver

A deputy assisted a stranded motorist on Interstate 20. According to the report, a deputy responded to the location in reference to a disabled vehicle. The driver told the deputy his truck was low on fuel.

The deputy took the driver to the Pilot gas station on Jimmie Dyess Parkway. Next, the deputy transported the driver to the Wal-Mart in Grovetown to purchase starter fluid.

The vehicle was still unable to be started and the deputy contacted a tow truck.

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