Deere building attracts suppliers
While John Deere completes a building project that will double the size of its plant, suppliers in the industrial park around it are positioning themselves to serve the factory.

Brannen: Human resources departments evolve
Prior to the late 1800s, personnel or human resources management departments did not exist as a separate field or distinct type of work.

Companies seeking older workers
Kmart sporting goods manager Ronnie Long, 56, said he plans to retire in 15 months. But that won't be the end of his working days.

Regional planners list priorities
A mega-industrial park in Warren County and a convention center in Lincoln County are just a couple of the projects topping the CSRA Regional Development Center's wish list.

Hokrein: Area's amenities can attract jobs
Daybreak on Thurmond Lake puts a lot of things into perspective.

Regency Mall's future remains in dark
After all the speculation, Regency Mall is still a troubled center. The city commission has discussed turning it into a government complex; and the nonprofit revitalization group, Greater Augusta Progress, paid for a $100,000 plan that calls for Regency to become a commercial center.

Augusta Business Chronicle
Find out how Georgia competes with neighboring states to lure big companies. Read the online version or pick up a print edition inside The Augusta Chronicle on Monday.

Executive sets his sights on change
Staff Writer Damon Cline sat down with Ajita Rajendra, senior vice president of Evans-based Kennametal Industrial Products Group, formerly Greenfield Industries, to discuss the progress local operations have had since Kennametal's acquisition of Greenfield in 1997.

Brauer: Taxing an item reduces demand
The story is told, and it might as well be true, that centuries ago the Duke of Tuscany levied a tax on salt. This caused local bakers to stop using salt in bread, giving us Tuscan bread.

Plant leader looks to future
The acrid odor of grinding metal is everywhere at the Kennametal IPG plant in Evans.

Bartering for business
When corporations build new factories and offices, they go where workers are skilled, where natural resources are plentiful and where transportation is convenient.

Internships help with recruitment
Internship programs can be a benefit to budding professionals and companies - especially in these tight labor-market times. The key to getting the most out of an internship is selecting the right programs and interns, experts say.

Don't let discipline become liability
First, the bad news: If you're a business owner, there's little you can do to keep disgruntled employees from suing you.

Book captures summer movies of '98
Monday-morning quarterbacking is America's national pastime, and nobody indulges in it better than a journalist. In The Gross, the journalist is Peter Bart, editor-in-chief of Variety, show business's bible. And in fairness, the period he examines - the summer movie season of 1998 - provides much fodder for hindsight.

Gamecocks need win Sunday

Clemson earns trip to Omaha

Minor league notebook: Baker's career chronicled

Bombers sneak by Jackets

Braves repeat mistakes against Yanks

Braves fall to Yanks

Gamecocks fall to Ragin' Cajuns

Braves notebook

Pitchers fall short of expectations

Rocker lashes out at reporter

Jackets rally for 11-inning win

Trojans sweep Jackets

Summer has much to teach us

Business briefs
Jensen's Residential Communities received the Year 2000 Manufactured Housing Industry National Award for community operator of the year April 27 at the National Manufactured Housing Congress at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Regional planners list priorities

Executive sets his sights on change

Credit unions make mark

Plant leader looks to future

Quick tips: Newlywed financial planning

Brannen: Human resources departments evolve

Quick tips: Newlywed financial planning
Money problems are routinely cited as the No. 1 cause of divorce. If you're planning to tie the knot, take the time to do some financial planning as well.

Don't let discipline become liability

Book captures summer movies of '98

Internships help with recruitment

On the move

Deere building attracts suppliers

Companies seeking older workers

Augusta Business Chronicle

Pocket change
Kodak has introduced an intriguing product for devotees of Palm organizers - a tiny digital camera.

Regency Mall's future remains in dark

On the move
The following executive appointments have been announced by Textron for its new Augusta-based Textron Golf & Turf division:

Hokrein: Area's amenities can attract jobs

Brauer: Taxing an item reduces demand

Credit unions make mark
In the 1980s, Ed Templeton was a comptroller for the city's largest bank, Georgia Railroad Bank & Trust. Back then, he was keeping close watch on the asset growth of metro Augusta's largest credit union, SRP Federal Credit Union, an organization he would come to lead several years later.

Cartoon offends

Wonders if blacks vacation in Africa

Bible doesn't reflect cultural periods

NATO fibs

SBC stand on women pastors defended

Dist. 114 race draws 'real' Republican

It matters which flag waves in sky

Let's stress 'greenspace'

Doesn't wonder why children go astray

Confederate president respected slaves

Bravery foils robbers

Clinton plays with fire

Landscaping is a source of pride

'Zombie' attacks are part of Caribbean tradition
The notion that the dead can come back to life is at least as old as the Bible, but many Caribbean islanders believe corpses regularly walk among the living.

In the know
Rosie O'Donnell is host of the event from Radio City Music Hall, which awards theater excellence. Entertainment will feature a performance by the cast of The Wild Party. That show earned seven nominations, including Best Actress in a Musical (Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense), Best Actor in a Musical (Mandy Patinkin) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Eartha Kitt).

Tanning results
Five self-tanning products were put to the test by Chronicle staff members. Here are the results.

Tan in a tube
As the dangers of sun damage are publicized, self-tanners have become a popular and safe alternative to the real deal, according to doctors.

Pleasant Hill tranquillity
PLEASANT HILL, Ky. - I was proposing to my future wife and wanted everything to be perfect. I couldn't have scripted it better.

The illusion of roominess
Julie Bishop has just finished painting her bedroom, and she's thinking it's time to do something with the living room - again.

Serenity on the beach
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico - It wasn't long ago that this long strip of white-sand beach was nothing more than a sleepy fishing village, a blip on the map between tourist hot spots Cancun and Cozumel.

Address confusion is easy to correct
Dear Ms Carson: Should a card or note to an acquaintance be signed as "Mary and John Smith" or "John and Mary Smith"?

Howell wins NCAA title

Howell wanted the team title

Blackburn rallies, wins Jones Creek

Howell heading back to school

Three share Jones Creek lead

Underdog Devils close in on cup

Devils edge Stars for series lead

Summer has much to teach us
Summer's a different season in that its arrival is announced not by a calendar, but by the ringing of a bell - specifically the one signifying the end of school.

Howell wins NCAA golf title
OPELIKA, Ala. -- Augusta's Charles Howell proved he's more skilled with a driver than a microphone as shattered the NCAA men's golf individual championship record, ending four days of flawless golf Saturday at 23-under par to win by eight shots over Houston's Chris Morris. And to make his week in the Alabama Plains doubly exciting, Howell helped his Oklahoma State Cowboys to a national championship when they won a playoff over Georgia Tech. The tense drama at the Lake Course at Grand National Golf Club ended when Howell tapped in for par at 18 on the first extra hole. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Parade caps off convention
The sounds of fire engines screamed down Broad Street on Saturday as people on the sidewalks turned to see what was going on. But it wasn't a fire that brought out firefighters from all over the Southeast. It was a parade. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Tanning results

The illusion of roominess

Address confusion is easy to correct

Tan in a tube

'Zombie' attacks are part of Caribbean tradition

Pleasant Hill tranquillity

Serenity on the beach
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico - It wasn't long ago that this long strip of white-sand beach was nothing more than a sleepy fishing village, a blip on the map between tourist hot spots Cancun and Cozumel.

Bush will visit Augusta
Texas Gov. George W. Bush will visit Augusta on Tuesday for the first time since entering the presidential race.

Fishing contract clarified

Centers offer cool reprieve

Wedding announcements page receives makeover
Starting today, our wedding announcements take on a new look. You can see them in the Your Life section.

Mobile homes fill niche
ATLANTA - In a state where more than 1 million people live in manufactured homes and 60,000 are employed in all aspects of selling them, the mobile-home industry is big business.

Centers offer cool reprieve
Richmond County has opened cooling centers to help residents deal with the heat this summer.

Travelers give aid to Polish city

Bush will visit Augusta

Service honors patriots

Preparing to take off

Runoffs attract hopefuls

County to market Wildwood to tourists

Across the area: Area sets record in telethon giving
Pledges poured in during the last hours of the Children's Miracle Network telethon to push the total to a new record.

Across the area: Area sets record in telethon giving

Travelers give aid to Polish city
Pam Tucker's recent trip to Poland taught her to be thankful.

Fishing contract clarified
Fishing tournaments will be allowed at Fort Gordon Recreation Area only if organizers provide evidence there are no other suitable locations, according to Fort Gordon and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Meetings often closed to public

Making tracks
The Augusta Chronicle, the state Department of Transportation and city traffic engineers want to keep Augustans informed about when and where roadwork is scheduled to occur. An updated list of area road projects for the week appears Sundays in The Chronicle.

Improving the Sunshine laws

Pilot program debuts at Bell Auditorium
About 300 people went to Bell Auditorium on Saturday for the Public Information and Education Expo.

Secessionist ideas gaining support

Firefighters parade downtown
The sounds of fire engines screamed down Broad Street on Saturday as people on the side-walks turned to see what was go-ing on.

Information on open meeting laws

Secessionist ideas gaining support
NORTH AUGUSTA - Secession is not for people who require instant gratification.

Class explores black community
When a group of sociology students at Augusta State University was asked to describe the black community, professors received an array of answers - some positive, some negative.

Man admits to being under suspicion
She may have been the last person to talk to Shanta White alive, and Tanika Bennett described the pregnant woman as terrified in the moments before the fatal shooting.

Preparing to take off
Danny Altman (left) and John Tompkins, of the Augusta Museum of History, wipe down a fiberglass and wood miniature airplane for the Susan Still Children's Discovery Gallery, which will open June 11. thatThe gallery will also contain a child-size space shuttle and a carved-out fur trader's canoe.

Service honors patriots
BURNETTOWN - As the band played My Country 'Tis of Thee, LaWana McKenzie stood on the speakers' platform, closed her eyes and quietly sang the words.

Graduates urged to aim high
Graduates of Richmond County's 10 public high schools received the same lesson Sunday at their baccalaureate that they learned in kindergarten years before - the Golden Rule.

Runoffs attract hopefuls
Chairman faces opposition from fellow Republicans as race begins for Aiken County Council seats

Laughter helps woman recover
Betty Porter grips an ice cream cone-shaped cardboard cylinder and drags it through the air, placing it on top of another cone. She does this again and again until there are eight cones forming a tower.

Laughter helps woman recover

Pupils' ID badges lose appeal

Mobile homes fill niche

Howell heading back to school

Improving the Sunshine laws
Before he leaves office, Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes wants to do a little more work with the state's sunshine laws.

Howell wins NCAA golf title

Area officials set guides for input
Mike Rorick knows he may not get everything he asks for - but at least he knows Columbia County commissioners are listening to him.

Across the area: Wrightsboro plan will be discussed

Area officials set guides for input

Parade caps off convention

Class explores black community

Stallions take opportunistic win

Across the area: Wrightsboro plan will be discussed
Richmond County will hold a public information meeting June 19 to discuss plans to widen Wrightsboro Road from Jimmy Dyess Parkway to Augusta West Parkway.

Firefighters parade downtown

Meetings often closed to public
A camouflaged door matching a wood-paneled wall separates the two rooms where Columbia County Board of Education members meet when they're in session in Appling.

Wedding announcements page receives makeover

Information on open meeting laws
Here are a look at open meetings laws in Georgia and South Carolina and some questions answered.

County to market Wildwood to tourists
As he rides around Thurmond Lake, Jay Jennings wonders when Columbia County would mine its jewel: Wildwood Park.

Pilot program debuts at Bell Auditorium

Braves repeat mistakes against Yanks

Graduates urged to aim high

Pupils' ID badges lose appeal
Tiffany Folger would prefer that a photo identification badge not be a part of her wardrobe when she begins her junior year at Evans High School in the fall.

Man admits to being under suspicion

Lakers must avoid third straight loss

Lakers come back to beat Blazers

Lawyers: Judge may drop Lewis' charges

Mrs. Bertha Scott
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Bertha Walker Scott, 86, of Georgia Highway 220 East, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Wilkes Health Care, Washington.

Mrs. Dorothy Hammonds
AIKEN - Mrs. Dorothy G. Hammonds, 64, of Mississippi Avenue, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ethel Avery
Mrs. Ethel Jenrette Avery, 93, of Russell Street, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Forest Lake Health Care.

Sharon Landrum
Sharon Nikole Landrum, infant daughter of Stacey E. Landrum and Kimberly A. Coderre of Carmell Place, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Elnora McManus
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Elnora Parker McManus, 87, of McManus Road, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Brentwood Terrace Nursing Home.

Mrs. Verlie Jones
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - Mrs. Verlie M. Edgecoe ``Tommie'' Jones, 73, of Leisure Drive, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Toombs Nursing Center, Lyons.

Mrs. Jean Stowell
NEW ELLENTON - Mrs. Jean K. Stowell, 75, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mrs. Lula Adams
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Lula Adams, 95, of Windsor Spring Road, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Charles Oliver
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Mr. Charles T. Oliver, 63, of York Street, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000.

Mrs. Louise Bishop
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Greenway Bishop, 83, of Georgia Highway 56 North, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Verlie Jones
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - Mrs. Verlie M. ``Tommie'' Hedgecoe Jones, 73, of Leisure Drive, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Toombs Nursing Center, Lyons.

Mrs. Elsie Ruth
AIKEN - Mrs. Elsie Mary Ruth, 81, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta.

Mr. Paul Nalon
GROVETOWN - Mr. Paul F. Nalon, 92, of Orchard Hill Court, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Magnolia Hill Nursing Home.

Mrs. Barbara Moore
GROVETOWN - Mrs. Barbara Moore, 50, of Gibbs Road Extension, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Miller Rolland Jr.
Mr. Miller Rolland Jr., 52, of Scott Road, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Linda Nevil
REGISTER, Ga. - Mrs. Linda Vickery Nevil, 56, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Julia Jones
Mrs. Julia Mae Jones, 75, of Gilbert Manor, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Creson
Mrs. Mary Cleckley Creson, of Westminster Court, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. T.J. Danzy Sr.
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. T.J. Danzy Sr., 64, of Tybee Street, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Clarence Williams
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. Clarence Williams, 77, of Holmes Street, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Peggy Kitchens
MITCHELL, Ga. - Mrs. Peggy H. Kitchens, 68, of Fowler Drive Southwest, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Frank Herrington
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Frank Hinson Herrington, 89, of Youngblood Street, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Mildred Hall
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Lee Logue Hall, 68, of Underwood Drive, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Barbara McIlwain
Mrs. Barbara Ann Walker McIlwain, 55, of Columbia Drive, Martinez, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Marie Thorne
Mrs. Marie Louise Thorne, 73, of Winesap Way, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Julian Simons
CONLEY, Ga. - Mr. Julian Paul Simons, 78, of Glenn Place, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare, Jonesboro.

Mr. Cecil Harris Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Cecil E. Harris Jr., 74, of Courtyards Place, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ernest Partridge
NORFOLK, Va. - Mr. Ernest Orville Partridge, 88, of Faulk Road, died Thursday, June 1, 2000.

Mrs. Lula Adams

Mrs. Verlie Jones

Mrs. Mary Creson

Mr. Paul Nalon

Mrs. Peggy Kitchens

Mrs. Barbara McIlwain

Mr. Cecil Harris Jr.

Mrs. Verlie Jones

Mrs. Mildred Hall

Mr. Clarence Williams

Mrs. Elnora McManus

Mrs. Ethel Avery

Mrs. Marie Thorne

Mrs. Elsie Ruth

Mrs. Bertha Scott

Mr. Frank Herrington

Mrs. Louise Bishop

Mr. Ernest Partridge

Mr. Julian Simons

Mr. Miller Rolland Jr.

Mrs. Linda Nevil

Kent: 'Roy-form' in Ga.; a flawed S.C. proposal
GOV. ROY BARNES came to Augusta Thursday to speak to The Chronicle editorial board and, later, to raise money for Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, D-Augusta.

Let's stress 'greenspace'
A recent Wall Street Journal survey found that new home buyers rated natural areas and walking trails higher than any other community amenity, including retail shopping.

All Americans have religious freedom
In Barbara Mohler's May 26 letter, she suggests that Christians may find it ``illegal'' to worship for fear of violating someone else's rights. It appears that she is upset because of the recent attention brought to the Richmond County seal. Laura Withers, Perkins

Laments the death of a little girl
I read your May 25 story on the death of little Victoria Cowart and it moved me so much that I had to write and make this comment. You see, I have a 15-month-old daughter and she is the light of my life and her mother's life. She brings to us what is truly good in life. Larry Rodgers, Evans

NATO fibs
It was one of President Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam-era spokesmen who candidly admitted, ``Sometimes we have to lie to the American people.'' The United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies have taken a page from that dishonest playbook.

Doesn't wonder why children go astray
God-fearing members of the community stand against the American Civil Liberties Union in its attempt to change the Augusta official city seal, which depicts the Ten Commandments on tablets. Kathryn Lehn, Martinez

Confederate president respected slaves
In 1861, as eleven states seceded from the Union, a new government was formed and patterned after the U.S. Constitution with few changes. Its president, Jefferson Davis, knew the issue of slavery would have to be dealt wiith eventually. Dr. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta

Bible doesn't reflect cultural periods
Sadly, the writer shows her ignorance of the Bible when she writes, ``The quote from the Bible that is used reflects the cultural time period.'' Ken Chumbley, Belvedere

It matters which flag waves in sky
A letter in your April 23 issue suggests that America should forget about ``whether or not any particular flag waves in the sky'' and focus on the problems of today. I approve the writer's list of problems but not his view of the flag issue. Roy C. DeLamotte, Augusta

Time to act
Exciting medical research possibilities have opened for Augusta. Now the question is how to leverage these possibilities into a world-class, highly networked research community based in Augusta.

Schools should observe Memorial Day
If Memorial Day is a federal and state government-recognized holiday, then why do Columbia County schools refuse to observe this national day to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom? William M. Getha, Evans

Ga. politicos scrap kids' health
Have the politicos and Gov. Roy Barnes legislated away our children's health? Dr. William R. Forbus, Augusta

Kent: 'Roy-form' in Ga.; a flawed S.C. proposal
GOV. ROY BARNES came to Augusta Thursday to speak to The Chronicle editorial board and, later, to raise money for Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, D-Augusta.

Clinton plays with fire
President Clinton wants to level the military playing field between the United States and other nations. Because of resistance from allies to the proposed National Missile Defense system, Clinton's latest move is to share missile technology with Europe and other ``friendly'' nations.

Bravery foils robbers
Not many people would have the presence of mind to do what Theodore Gillyard did when a gun-wielding, stocking-headed bandit shoved a pistol in his chest at a Broad Street ATM machine at 3 a.m. last Thursday.

Wonders if blacks vacation in Africa
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has accomplished its goal: the flag came down from the Statehouse of South Carolina. R. Waters, Hephzibah

Cartoon offends
Your cartoon on the May 28 opinion page was very offensive to me and my family. Earl Thompson, Augusta

Dist. 114 race draws 'real' Republican
Who do you want to represent you in the Georgia House of Representatives - a Republican or Democrat? Sonny Pittman, Augusta

SBC stand on women pastors defended
The Southern Baptist Convention's unpopular stand regarding women pastors is more involved than it seems. Like most denominations, its authority is the Bible. Grady Daniel, Augusta

Landscaping is a source of pride
As chairman of Metro Augusta Clean and Beautiful, Inc., I have a greater appreciation than ever for the amount of time and effort that go into beautifying a community. Jeff Washington, Augusta

Stewart wins at Dover

Overtime: Derby winner hurt

Overtime: 49ers' Rice reportedly close to pay-cut deal

Wallace not content with pole

Woman's work benefits animals

Children fish the forbidden lake

Who wins in Microsoft breakup?
SAN FRANCISCO -- The potential impact of a court-ordered breakup of Microsoft Corp. remains as murky as the millions of lines of code that made the software giant's ubiquitous operating systems successful, with corporate friends and foes alike poised to benefit.

Boy finds rare space rock
Daniel Brown knew there was something odd about the disc-shaped stone he plucked from a sandbar in the Savannah River.

Area braces for crimes
Twenty-five years ago, when Columbia County Sheriff's Investigator Gary Harden purchased his first Commodore computer, he thought it would be a fun way to spend his time.

Area braces for crimes

Who wins in Microsoft breakup?

Boy finds rare space rock