Georgia events



Diamond in the Rough Unsigned Senior and Underclassmen Boys Showcase: Presented by William Avery basketball; for high school boys basketball players who are seniors who have skills and talent to play college basketball but have not had exposure and underclassmen looking for exposure with recruiting services and college coaches; $65 if registered before Friday, $85 after; register at and click under the William Avery basketball logo;

Old Fashion Gospel Sing: Featuring Jimmy and Lucille Page, of Metter, Ga., Bill Tolbert and the Three Nails Ministry, Country Praise Music with the BFC and others; 6:30 p.m. Friday, Bible Fellowship Church, 3701 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez; refreshments served; love offering received; Byrd Family, hosts; (706) 922-5314

Chocolate Festival: Sample chocolate treats while walking the boardwalk under the full moon; several chocolate desserts, indoor beverages; information on where chocolate comes from, the process of the product and ecology of the plant; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Reed Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez; tickets and registration required for admission; $5, ages 4 and under free; (706) 210-4027,

A Knight of Art and Jazz: Evans High School Fine Arts, host; music, student art and dance; $8, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Evans High School, 4550 Cox Road, Evans; proceeds benefit Evans Fine Arts; Faith Scott (706) 231-0535


brain injury awareness walk: Second annual walk to raise awareness of brain injuries and those who are recovering from them; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, track behind Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; $10 for brain injury survivors, $15 others, includes T-shirt and lunch; Jennifer Litchfield (706) 737-9300, Patty Goolsby (706) 829-0370



Hephzibah grad serving on Navy destroyer

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — A 1986 Hephzibah High School graduate and Augusta native is serving in the Navy aboard the guided-... Read more

4-H members collect pop tabs for local charity


Georgia 4-H members have collected aluminum pop tabs to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia for... Read more

For the Record



Miranda Whitaker Slick, 48, of the 2300 block... Read more

School menus




Oct. 27: Steak biscuit, cereal with breakfast cracker, frudel... Read more