Art exhibits

Concert calendar
Here is a list of concerts happening in the region.

Concert calendar

Club calender

A bang-up celebration

Event calendar
Here is a list of upcoming events in the Augusta area.

Music captivated Augustan at early age

Wizardry of 'Brain' teases viewers
Cutting-edge technology abounds at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery, but the key to its newest attraction is made of cardboard and plastic.

Club calender
Here is a list of all the clubs in the area, and what they have going on for the weekend.

Pop diva continues on her musical quest
In an industry in which the diva is often a flavor-of-the-week flash in the pan, the ever-evolving Mary J. Blige has enjoyed nearly a decade of critical and popular acclaim, thanks largely to her unwillingness to rest on her musical laurels.

Wizardry of 'Brain' teases viewers

Music captivated Augustan at early age
A high, hot summer sky, cloudless and still, has sent the few spectators who have gathered in front of the AthFest acoustic stage scurrying for relief from the oppressive heat. Gathered beneath overhangs and

MC Eiht a voice from past

A bang-up celebration
A full slate of Augusta-area Independence Day events promises a variety of patriotic pleasures this weekend, ranging from the traditional fireworks displays to contests of seed-spitting skill.

Pop diva continues on her musical quest

MC Eiht a voice from past
When the definitive history of hip-hop is written, MC Eiht probably will be recognized as a pioneer. One of the originators of a style that came to be known as ''gansta rap,'' his career has been spent spinning street-wise rhymes about life on the streets in South-Central Los Angeles.

New country museum will be impressive

New country museum will be impressive
A new, $37 million Country Music Hall of Fame is scheduled to open in June 2001. Ground was broken for the building last fall in downtown Nashville, Tenn., near the historic Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry's former home. Present for the occasion were many Hall of Famers, including Brenda Lee, Little Jimmy Dickens, Kitty Wells, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold and Earl Scruggs.

Art exhibits
Here is a list of area art exhibits, as well as area art museums and galleries.

Event calendar

Jackets rally past RedStixx

Rocker requests attention be turned

Big Cat's attack lifts Braves

Piedmont pounds Jackets

Comeback quiet for Rocker

Braves' bullpen implodes

Two Jackets traded to Padres affiliate

Braves notes: Bonilla moved to third

Keeping teeth is a tough job

Grocer unveils new locations

Grocers scale back late hours

Business briefs

Company buys Albion Kaolin

Company buys Albion Kaolin
Albion Kaolin Co., whose Hephzibah clay mine employs about 80 people, has been purchased by a Connecticut-based mining and minerals company.

Laws offer consumer benefits

Grocer unveils new locations
Save-A-Lot Food Stores announced Thursday the locations of the three stores it plans to open this summer in the Augusta area.

Report: Meetings wasteful
Wasting time in meetings is rampant, executives from some of the nation's largest companies said in a recent survey by Accountemps.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks ended a difficult second quarter with a burst of buying Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average finished up 49.85 at 10,447.89, and the Nasdaq composite index rose 88.88 to 3,966.11.

Report: Meetings wasteful

Business briefs

Laws offer consumer benefits
ATLANTA - Georgia consumers will gain protection from paid fund-raisers and prize scams as hundreds of laws take effect today, the first day of the state's fiscal year.

Grocers scale back late hours
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Late-night grocery shoppers will probably have to drive farther to get to a 24-hour Winn-Dixie. The Jacksonville-based super market chain confirmed this week that it was cutting back the number of stores open 24 hours, said Winn-Dixie spokesman Mickey Clerc.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Wisconsin legislators sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday over clean air regulations they blame for high gas prices in southern Wisconsin.

Add more magnet schools

Water conservation

They're crazy about this legislator

Mason is best for court clerk post

Superintendent is unresponsive

Fight to keep Christ in schools

Vote out of office rude Ga. state rep

Man is the head of church and home

Hanoi Jane's

Arming the Chinese

KKK repugnant, story despicable

A city of what?

World smuggling peril

Communists are taking over U.S.

Williams quoted ripping top teacher

Area churches ready for a faithful Fourth
Brass bands will play a red-white-and-blue streak at Augusta-area churches this holiday weekend. The Fourth also will include old-fashioned ice cream socials and a family-fun day at Little River Marina.

Divorced from ethics, technology is a threat
The very week scientists celebrate the mapping of the human genetic code to understand the origins of life, politicians are asking whether the information can be used for military as well as medicinal purposes.

Passionate journey
When villagers-turned-actors take to their Alpine stage Sunday to perform the 17th-century Passion play that made their hometown, Oberammergau, Germany, famous, the audience will include Augustans from two area churches.

Faith digest
Good Shepherd Baptist Church - the congregation Essie McIntyre founded some 60 years ago - is moving.

Crape myrtles come in many varieties to fit planter's needs
There is no better flower for the summer in Augusta than crape myrtle, a plant that thrives on sun and heat.

Four golfers shoot 64 on opening day

Howell survives first cut

Fleisher off to quick start

Golf roundup

Howell has rough start in pro debut

NHL free-agent season opens Saturday

Ftorek sent to Mysticks

Keeping teeth is a tough job
Summer can be a fun time for children playing outdoors, but it can also be a hazardous time.

Winn-Dixie cuts back on 24-hour locations
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Late-night grocery shoppers will probably have to drive farther to get to a 24-hour Winn-Dixie. The Jacksonville-based super market chain confirmed this week that it was cutting back the number of stores open 24 hours, said Winn-Dixie spokesman Mickey Clerc. Full story

Appling man arrested for murder
Columbia County police arrested a 19-year-old Appling man late Wednesday for the murder of a man whose body was found in an abandoned well Tuesday. Rodney Willingham of 330 Beehive Drive was charged with the murder of Franklin Roosevelt Reid, 60, who lived nearby on Beehive Drive, with his bond not yet set, said sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Cuviello promotion confirmed
The wait is over. While at Fort Monroe, Va., Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello, commanding general at Fort Gordon received the news that the Senate had confirmed his promotion to lieutenant general. Full story

Efforts looking grim
Efforts to secure $6.8 million to renovate New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam haven't materialized in Washington so far. Funding for such projects usually is attached to the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which was unveiled earlier this week with no appropriation for New Savannah Bluff. Full story

Area churches ready for a faithful Fourth

Passionate journey

Crape myrtles come in many varieties to fit planter's needs

Divorced from ethics, technology is a threat

Faith digest

Judge denies retrial for convicted killer
AIKEN - An inmate serving life sentences for shooting two Augusta men to death and dumping their bodies in different locations will not get a new trial.

Youth sentenced to 10 years
AIKEN - A Belvedere boy who put a gun to the head of a local restaurant owner at age 14 was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

`Chronicle,' `News-Times' win press awards
From Staff ReportsJEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - The Augusta Chronicle and The Columbia County News-Times won numerous awards Friday evening in their respective divisions in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

Duo faces charges in theft case

South feels sting of fire ants

School board races feature new faces

Police arrest suspect in bank robbery

Winn-Dixie cuts back on 24-hour locations

Lawmaker makes plea for GBI aid
State Rep. Robin Williams asked Roy Barnes on Friday to enlist the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into allegations by State schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko that he was behind threats made to her.

Lawmaker makes plea for GBI aid

Hospital job cuts ongoing

Official gives up city posts

Youth sentenced to 10 years

Judge denies retrial for convicted killer

Event ends banner era
COLUMBIA - While people took their last photographs of a Confederate flag on South Carolina's Statehouse dome Friday, Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges said all he means to say about today's ceremony taking it down.

$1.7 million lost in May Hospital job cuts ongoing

MCG faces fund costs, layoffs

Stallions to face improved Greensboro team

Duo faces charges in theft case
A Hephzibah mother and daughter with big plans to house the homeless were behind bars Friday, charged with bilking a Krispy Kreme store out of 600 dozen doughnuts.

Appling man arrested for murder

Hospital job cuts ongoing
Financially troubled St. Joseph Hospital is undergoing another round of restructuring that will affect about 30 employees, with about six to eight layoffs, officials said.

Corrections

Study tracks mortality at nuclear plants
Female workers at nuclear-weapons plants - including Savannah River Site - have a lower risk of early death than the female population at large, a study has found.

Suspect arrested in death

Augustans plan to hit highways

Authorities conclude suicide led to crash

Across the area

Economists suggest merging agencies
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes' summer reading will include a six-volume analysis detailing flaws in the state's economic development programs and recommending major reorganization of the agencies involved.

Pupils promote products

Residents seek action for alleged violence
Amid allegations of police misconduct, the people of Rosignal Hill plan to file a formal complaint against officers involved in a Saturday night fracas in Garden City.

Aiken administrator announces retirement
AIKEN - Aiken County Administrator William ``Bill'' Shepherd will leave county government effective Sept. 30. He announced his resignation in a letter to members of the Aiken County Council on Friday.

Tourism to detour travelers
A bunch of grown-ups picked up markers and scribbled together Wednesday at Quality Suites conference center. Their assignment: to color outside the lines.

Video poker folds after 14 years
NORTH AUGUSTA - James and Carol Stinson were headed from their Hephzibah home to Maryland for the holiday, but they couldn't pass Treasure Chest II without stopping a last time.

Pupils promote products
An advertisement featuring the faces of 5-year-old Heard Elementary pupil Brianna Adams, 8-year-old Butler Elementary honor pupil Sherelle Jones, and Rik'ki Jackson, a 6-year-old Atlanta girl, premiered in the April 10 issue of Jet and will be seen in other magazines.

Stallions crush Greensboro

Jasper educator challenges contract for Bluffton job
When special education teacher Donald Eisloeffel renewed his contract with the Jasper County School District in mid-April, he didn't know he was possibly signing away his certificate to teach in South Carolina.

Across the area

Suspect arrested in death
The man who police say killed Franklin Reid and dumped his body into an abandoned well was a friend to the 60-year-old cancer patient.

Fort Gordon head earns promotion
The wait is over. While at Fort Monroe, Va., on Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello, commanding general at Fort Gordon received the news that the U.S. Senate had confirmed his promotion to lieutenant general.

Poker employees brace for shutdown
AIKEN - The lights are supposed to go out at midnight tonight on an estimated 22,000 video poker machines when South Carolina pulls the plug.

Judge denies retrial for convicted killer
AIKEN - An inmate serving life sentences for shooting two Augusta men to death and dumping their bodies in different locations will not get a new trial.

Augustans plan to hit highways
Finding it too difficult to contain their excitement, the Taylor sisters just sat on the floor and waited.

Deputy in hospital after crash
A Richmond County motorcycle deputy was being treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital's trauma unit Thursday after a driver clipped the back of his bike as he rushed to a crash scene.

Authorities conclude suicide led to crash
Moments before his car veered onto an emergency lane on Interstate 20 and into two parked cars, Michael Jones left a final message for his family.

Plea bargain entered for stabbing, assault
AIKEN - An Aiken resident who nearly sliced a man's ear off while out on bond on a murder charge will spend 10 years in jail for both crimes, prosecutors said Thursday.

Authorities arrest 7 in Appling drug raid
Police arrested seven Columbia County men Wednesday night after a drug raid in the King Villas neighborhood off Washington Road.

Activities surround flag event
AIKEN - Area residents who want to see history in the making Saturday when South Carolina lowers the flag from its Statehouse dome in Columbia have several opportunities to participate:

South feels sting of fire ants
AIKEN - Got fire ants? Then learn to live with them. It's the answer that nobody wants to hear, but it's the only one researchers can come up with. Fire ants cost homeowners millions each year, send some of them to the hospital and occasionally kill a few.

Tourism to detour travelers

Police arrest suspect in bank robbery
After receiving a tip, investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff's Department on Thursday arrested a woman wanted in a Wednesday robbery of the downtown branch of SunTrust Bank.

Activities surround flag event

City OKs fireworks on Fourth

Deputy in hospital after crash

Officials seek lock, dam funds

Commission, task force want plan for area airport

Aiken administrator announces retirement

Study tracks mortality at nuclear plants

Cuviello promotion confirmed

Official gives up city posts
H.M. ``Monty'' Osteen Jr., chairman of the Development Authority of Richmond County and board member for the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp., resigned from both organizations Wednesday.

Fort Gordon head earns promotion

Residents seek action for alleged violence

Event ends banner era

City OKs fireworks on Fourth
NORTH AUGUSTA - Fireworks can go off in North Augusta on Independence Day even if the temporary ban against them still is in effect.

School board races feature new faces
At least four newcomers will join the Richmond County school board next year. And if incumbent Andrew Jefferson loses a bid for re-election, five new board members will help make decisions that affect the county's 58 schools.

Felon shoots officer; police force shaken
A Wrens police officer was recovering from gunshot wounds late Friday after an ex-convict opened fire during an early-morning traffic stop, according to the Wrens Police Department.

Corrections
An article in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have identified Wayne Brantley as the owner of Brantley Amusement Co. Mr. Brantley's son, James Scott Brantley, is president of Georgialina Billiards & Spa Inc.

Economists suggest merging agencies

Felon shoots officer; police force shaken

Authorities arrest 7 in Appling drug raid

Slain teen's boyfriend gets 20-year sentence

Jasper educator challenges contract for Bluffton job

Poker employees brace for shutdown

Deputy remains free on bond in assault case

`Chronicle,' `News-Times' win press awards

Across the area
A young Augusta man who had the chance to erase his first felony conviction if he successfully completed his probationary sentence didn't make it 24 hours.

Judge denies retrial for convicted killer

Aetna to eliminate Medicare HMO coverage in 11 states
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Aetna U.S. Healthcare is eliminating its Medicare HMO in 11 states, including Florida and Georgia, at the end of the year.

Aetna to eliminate Medicare HMO coverage in 11 states

MCG faces fund costs, layoffs
Medical College of Georgia is investigating why its early retirement program will cost millions more than originally projected.

$1.7 million lost in May Hospital job cuts ongoing
Financially troubled St. Joseph Hospital is undergoing another round of restructuring that will affect about 30 employees, with about six to eight layoffs, officials said.

Efforts looking grim

Slain teen's boyfriend gets 20-year sentence
Professing his love still, an Augusta man pleaded guilty Friday to killing his teen-age girlfriend.

Officials seek lock, dam funds
Efforts to secure $6.8 million to renovate New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam haven't materialized in Washington so far. Funding for such projects usually is attached to the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which was unveiled earlier this week with no appropriation for New Savannah Bluff.

Across the area
CRAWFORDVILLE - A 26-year-old Lilburn man was killed on Interstate 20 late Wednesday after he crossed the highway median, struck three oncoming cars, went airborne and landed in the median.

Deputy remains free on bond in assault case
A Richmond County deputy accused of sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty made a brief court appearance Friday to plead not guilty and learn he could remain free on bond pending trial.

Commission, task force want plan for area airport
The Augusta Aviation Commission and Air Service Task Force members called Thursday for an immediate action plan for Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field.

Video poker folds after 14 years

Draftee is involved in high school fight

Falcons sign running back, cut QB Richardson

Mr. Charles Glenn Jr.
Mr. Charles A. Glenn Jr., 48, of Ridgewood Drive, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Franklin Reid
Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt Reid, 61, of Beehive Drive, Appling, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000.

Mrs. Rosa Flemmings
WARTHEN, Ga. - Mrs. Rosa Lee Flemmings, 85, of Armstrong Ford Road, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Julian Cody
Mr. Julian Cody, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at University Hospital.

Ryan Inabinet
WINDSOR, S.C. - Ryan Anthony Inabinet, 6, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. David Weathers
Mr. David Weathers, 57, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000.

Mr. Jimmie Neal
Mr. Jimmie Lee Neal, 78, of Nellieville Road, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Ben Holmes
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Ben Holmes, 82, of Brentwood Drive, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Carrie Dupeire
JACKSON - Mrs. Carrie Dupeire, 74, died Friday, June 30, 2000.

Mr. Dozier McNair
MIDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Dozier McNair, 82, of Third Chapel Road, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Katherine Williams
ATLANTA - Mrs. Katherine Williams, 40, of Princeton Avenue, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Mr. Harry Fields
TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. Harry T. Fields, 53, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mr. Alfred Dudley
Mr. Alfred Dudley, 75, of Augusta Avenue, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Louise Smith
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Louise ``Boo'' Smith, 68, of Sylvania Place, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Marion Page
SAVANNAH - Mrs. Marion McCullough Page, 57, of East 57th Street, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Ernest Ellison
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Mr. Ernest Lee Ellison, 35, of Winston Road, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital.

Mrs. Wilda Gower
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Wilda Anderson ``Redd'' Gower, 54, of Bluff Road, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Albert Atkins III
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Albert ``Trey'' Atkins II, 25, of Oak Creek Circle, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Mrs. Vurlie Davis
LEEFIELD, Ga. - Mrs. Vurlie Rigdon Davis, 88, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, Charleston.

Mr. Willie Robinson
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. Willie ``Sonnie'' Robinson, 65, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mr. James Gunter
AIKEN - Mr. James C. Gunter, 49, of Silver Bluff Road, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, in Warrenville.

Mrs. Pauline Kelly
EHRHARDT, S.C. - Mrs. Pauline Joe Kelly, 80, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital, Fayetteville, N.C.

Mrs. Carrie Wilson
Mrs. Carrie Bell Wilson, 80, of Becket Court, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Willie Woods
WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. Willie James Woods, 37, of Butts Street, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Julius Pugh
Julius Rashawn Pugh, 2, of Willow Creek Road, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.

Mrs. Christine Van Haltern
DECATUR, Ga. - Mrs. Christine ``Chris'' Van Haltern, 73, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Susan Rowland
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Susan Kay Pearman Rowland, 48, of Perkins Road, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, in Lexington, Ky.

Mrs. Annie Owen
Mrs. Annie B. Owen, 91, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Pepper Hill Nursing Home, Aiken.

Mrs. Ethel Polack
Mrs. Ethel Polack, 76, of Ninth Street, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Maudie Williams
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Maudie Lee Williams, 69, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000.

Mr. John Browning
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mr. John Browning, 81, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mr. Stanley Lynch
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Stanley Lynch, 32, of Seven Oaks Road, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Ned Fields
Mr. Ned Fields, of East Hale Street, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Magnolia Hill of Augusta.

Mr. Tom Jackson
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. Tom Jackson, 66, of Sparks Drive, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Sarah Dozier
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah Frances Hill Dozier, 79, of Jennings Street, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.

Mr. Authur Armstrong Sr.
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Authur Armstrong Sr., 54, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital, Barnwell.

Ms. Lucille Roberts
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Ms. Lucille Roberts, 77, of Hiltonia-Perkins Highway, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Eugene Weaver
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Eugene H. Weaver, 78, of Amber Run Court, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Dorothy Quattlebaum
SALLEY - Mrs. Dorothy Quattlebaum, 72, of Poplar Street, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken.

Mr. Bascom Beckum Sr.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Bascom Anthony Beckum Sr., 91, of Broad Street, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Arthur Verenes
AIKEN - Mr. Arthur Verenes, 78, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Jackie Wyatt
SWAINSBORO, Ga - Mrs. Jackie Wilson Wyatt, 63, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital, Statesboro.

Mrs. Inez Williams
Mrs. Inez T. Avery Williams, of Mill Street, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Julia Henry
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Mrs. Julia Waller Henry, 86, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Emanuel County Medical Center, Swainsboro.

Mr. Alton Crook
Mr. Alton M. Crook, 72, of Dunham Circle, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Sarah Seago
GRANITEVILLE - Mrs. Sarah Lott Seago, 94, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Aiken.

Mr. Bobby Hester
Mr. Bobby Odell Hester, of Wheeler Road, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Josephine Day
gMrs. Josephine A. Day died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Arie Cobb
MIDVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Arie Lee Gresham Cobb, 70, of Cobb Road, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Harrison Hankerson
JACKSON - Mr. Harrison Hankerson, 68, of Bowie Court, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ernest Ellison

Mr. Bascom Beckum Sr.

Mr. David Weathers

Mr. Albert Atkins III

Mr. Harry Fields

Mr. Authur Armstrong Sr.

Mr. Willie Robinson

Mr. Eugene Weaver

Mr. Charles Glenn Jr.

Mrs. Annie Owen

Mr. Alfred Dudley

Mrs. Inez Williams

Mr. Willie Woods

Mr. Julian Cody

Mr. Dozier McNair

Mrs. Pauline Kelly

Mr. John Browning

Mrs. Maudie Williams

Mrs. Sarah Seago

Ryan Inabinet

Mrs. Jackie Wyatt

Mrs. Arie Cobb

Mrs. Julia Henry

Mrs. Ethel Polack

Mrs. Katherine Williams

Mr. Tom Jackson

Mr. Harrison Hankerson

Mrs. Josephine Day

Mrs. Dorothy Quattlebaum

Mr. Alton Crook

Mr. Arthur Verenes

Julius Pugh

Mrs. Vurlie Davis

Mr. James Gunter

Mrs. Christine Van Haltern

Mr. Bobby Hester

Mrs. Carrie Wilson

Mrs. Carrie Dupeire

Mrs. Susan Rowland

Mr. Ned Fields

Mrs. Wilda Gower

'The Search for Jesus' is a matter of faith
I DID NOT expect television news anchor Peter Jennings to find Jesus last Monday night, certainly not the Jesus of the Bible, not with members of the Jesus Seminar as his primary guides.

They're crazy about this legislator
Our state Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Martinez, is a very dependable, honest, supportive asset to our government. He has been a generous sponsor with both his time and financial support in recent fund-raisers for special-needs children in this area. Bobby and Heloise Salter, Evans

'Search for Jesus' ultimate blasphemy
Re ABC's The Search for Jesus, reported by Peter Jennings that aired recently: Phil Pierce, Martinez

Man is the head of church and home
As pastor of the Druid Park Avenue Bible Church, I commend the Southern Baptist denomination for the stand taken on the subject of women pastors. Rev. Clarence C. Murphy, Augusta

Add more magnet schools
It's always heartening to report good school news. Richmond County School Superintendent Charles Larke just announced some very good news, indeed: A fourth magnet school is in the works, this one to center on international studies.

Water conservation
Rain, as with much else in life, is a good thing in moderation. But it's too early for officials to know if the recent rainfall means they should ease the restrictions on water use in Columbia County.

'The Search for Jesus' is a matter of faith
I DID NOT expect television news anchor Peter Jennings to find Jesus last Monday night, certainly not the Jesus of the Bible, not with members of the Jesus Seminar as his primary guides.

A city of what?
The year isn't yet half over, but the winner for the best new oxymoron of 2000 is already in: Augusta, city of ethics.

Vote out of office rude Ga. state rep
It is ironic that The Chronicle can clearly see the need to remove (Indiana University basketball) coach Bobby Knight for his bursts of temper, profanity and inappropriate behavior, yet it endorses his legislative twin, Robin Williams, R-Augusta. Elsie Hobbs, Augusta

World smuggling peril
The numbers are staggering. Smuggling people into the United States and several other countries has emerged as the fastest-growing business of organized crime, and it is being run by a shadowy new crime network that has sidelined traditional criminal syndicates.

Arming the Chinese
Further evidence that the Clinton Administration has been in a coma regarding national security is found in this week's announcement that U.S.-sold supercomputers are being used by China to simulate tests of warhead detonations at the Chinese equivalent of the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico - thus giving a new meaning to the phrase ``most favored nation.''

Hanoi Jane's
Jane Fonda regrets posing on a North Vietnamese Army anti-aircraft gun like that filth in the White House regrets the existence of the semen-stained blue dress. Merle Burkholder, Augusta

Burmeister's link to NEA deplored
Before an election, I make every effort to learn all I can about those who are asking for my vote. I've learned the best insight to what a candidate stands for is to look at where their campaign support comes from. Becky Rabun, Augusta

Superintendent is unresponsive
Re The Chronicle's June 21 Rave section complaint that parents could not get an appointment with school Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke: Mrs. Peter Hendrick, Augusta

Probate judge answers his critic
Re Ronald Burke letter, June 28, asking why I didn't question whether the fingerprints of Woodrow Fryer on his gun permit application would satisfy the law: Isaac S. Jolles, Augusta

Communists are taking over U.S.
A June 21 letter writer was totally against the U.S. building a missile defense system. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Fight to keep Christ in schools
Southern Baptists are most current in the qualifications of a minister. I agree some singular sentences in the Bible defy interpretation. James K. Ellis, Jackson

KKK repugnant, story despicable
Your Sunday cover picture was despicable. What are you trying to do, stir up as much controversy and hate as you can? Terry Bowers, Augusta

Williams quoted ripping top teacher
On Feb. 1 your editorial asked, ``Is this Cuba?'' when Georgia House. Rocky Pope, Augusta

Puerto Ricans unfairly tarnished
Re the June 19 letters by Milton Gresham of Evans and David Norton of Augusta: Wendy M. Rivera, Evans

Straight talk on phone competition
As I walked down the driveway to pick up my morning Chronicle, I also picked up a flyer from a new telecommunications company. Merle Temple, Evans

Mason is best for court clerk post
I urge residents of Columbia County to support my friend Cindy Mason in her campaign for clerk of Superior Court for Columbia County. James F. Findlay, Augusta

A big deal in the offing?
The public is generally well aware of partisan feuds between the two major political parties - each trying to advance its political agenda at the expense of the other.

Martin hopes for Daytona win

Controversy takes center stage

Marlin feeling at home

Pepsi 400 notes: Benson's Pontiac stripped of decals

Waltrip defends brother

Statute shields sports officials

Overtime: Brown tennis tourney is set for early July

Courier says sport needs to wake up

Overtime: Josey graduate leads Miracle to WNBA win

Top-water lures fished late in day produce nice bass

Seniors gain computer savvy
Catherine Morgan is like many senior citizens when it comes to learning about computers. She has some experience with them, but fears new technology like the Internet.

Recycled air bags may pose safety hazard
WASHINGTON -- An industry group contends air bags taken from junk vehicles are unsafe, but salvage yard owners dispute that and say such bags offer consumers a cheap alternative to new safety devices.

Farmers still like biotech crops
WASHINGTON - Farmers aren't giving up on genetically engineered crops despite misgivings of some consumers. Producers planted less biotech corn this year, but they're growing more gene-altered soybeans and cotton than ever, a government survey shows.

Farmers still like biotech crops

Recycled air bags may pose safety hazard

Seniors gain computer savvy