Army Pvt. Xavier K. Bonner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia. He is the son of Barbara Bonner and a 2012 graduate of A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School.

Philanthropy award

Fred T. “Cab” Stitt was awarded the National Philanthropy Day’s Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer of the Year award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Stitt is a member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries. He has also been recognized as the 2013 Elsine Katz Volunteer Leader of the Year by Goodwill Industries International.

Named to chamber string orchestra

Paula Karmin, of Evans, and Emily Sitton, of Augusta, have been selected for the Chamber String Orchestra at Bob Jones University.

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New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.