Strawberry serving sentence at Gainesville prison
TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Strawberry has started serving his prison sentence for violating probation, and officials are considering putting him in a substance abuse program.
Harlem can't overcome odds
Harlem baseball coach Jimmie Lewis said all along his team would struggle. Too much youth and too much inexperience, he claimed.
Georgia Prep baseball playoff capsules
Here are capsules for area prep baseball playoff matchups.
Hawks find new success on diamond
The Washington County baseball team went 19-7 this season and is in the Georgia state playoffs for the first time since 1972.
ATLANTA - No, Damian Moss wasn't hearing voices, though it would have been understandable if he had.
Ex-Brave haunts Atlanta
ATLANTA - Before the start of the Atlanta Braves series with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night, someone had the idea of blaring the 1976 Thin Lizzy tune, The Boys are Back in Town, over the Turner Field public address system.
Dodgers top Braves in extra innings
ATLANTA - Brian Jordan and Gary Sheffield are two prideful men, both confident in their ability as baseball players, eager to make a point to their respective former teams.
ATLANTA - B.J. Surhoff was in a reflective mood Tuesday as he talked about his future, two weeks after his season-ending knee injury.
Augusta BBB makes management change
The Augusta Better Business Bureau Inc. has a new man in charge.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday, allowing Americans to continue to take advantage of some of the lowest borrowing costs in four decades.
Business will split into two companies
Seventy-five years after Owen Cheatham founded Georgia-Pacific Corp. in Augusta, the company's board of directors returned and announced the birth of a new, $12 billion corporation.
New discovery details city's financial history
With cloth gloves and a gentle touch, Gordon Blaker turns the yellowed pages of Georgia Railroad and Banking Co.'s map book, pointing out peculiarities as he goes.
Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday, allowing Americans to continue to take advantage of some of the lowest borrowing costs in four decades.
Pooler OKs car plant zoning
SAVANNAH - It's not exactly true that Savannah is in the running for a DaimlerChrysler plant that would build Sprinter vans and provide at least 2,000 new jobs.
Plant marks 12 years of safety
If the employees at DSM Resins' Augusta plant seem a little fanatic about workplace safety, it's because they don't want to end a 12-year streak.
Worker productivity shoots up 8.6 percent
WASHINGTON -- Worker productivity, a key ingredient to the economy's long-term vitality, shot up at an annual rate of 8.6 percent in the first quarter, the best performance in nearly 19 years.
Davis recuperating at home
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson women's basketball coach Jim Davis doesn't sound capable right now of shouting out plays or urging his team to keep its hands up on defense.
Report: Contact made with Mike Alden about Clemson job
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden has been contacted about the athletic directorship at Clemson, The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday.
Tigers top Wofford
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson stole seven bases on their way to a 9-2 win against Wofford on Wednesday night.
SEC investigates payments to former Tennessee QB
MOBILE, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference is investigating two alleged payments in 1999 to Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin by a Mobile businesswoman through a sportswriter who knew Martin.
In the know
Daffy Diller pulls out of the funny business
LOS ANGELES - Phyllis Diller is hanging up her wigs and ending her road career as a purveyor of raucous one-liners that skewered fads, fancies, imaginary husband Fang and her own cosmetic surgery.
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.
'Star Wars' remains king of film franchises
LOS ANGELES -- Its last installment proved a critical disappointment. Once the trendsetter on visual effects, it lost out in that category to an edgy upstart at the Academy Awards the last time around. Surrounded by fresh-faced film serials, it no longer holds clear claim as the year's most anticipated movie.
'Spidey' strings a box-office web that's a tough act to follow
LOS ANGELES -- Its record $114.8 million debut puts "Spider-Man," the new superhero of film franchises, in position to give even "Star Wars" a run for its money as the year's biggest hit.
Malt beverages offer an alternative to beer
Vodka purveyor Smirnoff recently hit the jackpot with a drink that doesn't include vodka at all.
Shrimp is an easy, yet elegant dish
Instead of standing in line Mother's Day waiting for a table for lunch or dinner, whip up my quick and elegant Lemony Shrimp Picatta.
NBC dominates week in the ratings
NEW YORK -- NBC celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dominating week in the Nielsen Media Research ratings, taking the lead during the important May "sweeps" period.
In some parts of the United States, the arrival of spring isn't heralded by the robin but by wild onions known in Appalachia as ramps and in the Great Lakes region as wild leeks. These plants, with their spicy leaves and small bulbs, are used in salads or to season soups and sauces.
'X-Men' still tops list of superhero movies
Even superpowers can't always speed the pace at which a comic-book hero becomes a movie icon.
Education appears to have a powerful anti-aging effect: a college degree, for example, can confer 10 additional years of healthy life on its holder compared with someone without one.
In the know
The Public Television special Search for the First Human examines the astonishing discovery in Kenya in 2000 of what are thought to be the oldest human bones in existence. Scientists discuss the finding and what it could mean for the theory of evolution. It airs at 9 tonight on WEBA-TV (Channel 14) and on WCES-TV (Channel 20).
Blending wineyards add interesting texture
How complicated is it to make wine? I mean, you crush some grapes, throw them in a fermenting tank for a while, pump the wine into a bunch of barrels, let it age for a bit and - voila, a few bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild!
Who sets the pace for Augusta-Aiken's medical community? If you're a medical professional, send information on your promotion, activity or academic achievement to PACEMAKERS.
Jackets routs Mercer
MACON, Ga. -- Matthew Boggs had five hits and three RBIs and Georgia Tech jumped on Mercer for 17 runs in the first five innings Wednesday night on its way to a 20-7 victory.
Sand Gnats rout Jackets
The Augusta GreenJackets pitching staff has little margin for error these days, given an offense that ranks last in the South Atlantic League in hitting.
Same old story for the Jackets
Arnie Beyeler is open for suggestions.
Woods doesn't like new Masters policy
IRVING, Texas -- The new Masters policy for past champions won't affect Tiger Woods for the next 39 years, but he said Tuesday he wishes Augusta National Golf Club had shown a little more flexibility.
Jaguars face next step
The Augusta State golf team is seeded sixth in next week's 27-team NCAA East Regional golf tournament at Settindown Creek in Roswell, Ga.
Inkster savoring victory heading into title defense
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Juli Inkster is trying to follow up her first victory of the year by successfully defending her only 2001 title.
Pacers win region
SNEADS FERRY, N.C. - With a dominating performance in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional tournament, third-ranked USC Aiken is primed to make a run at its first NCAA title in golf.
Woods renews contract with magazine
NEW YORK -- Tiger Woods renewed his contract with Golf Digest, which will supply his Web site with photos and archives of instruction stories he writes for the magazine.
Tiger returns under the eye of Lord Byron
IRVING, Texas -- Byron Nelson played with Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones, was born in the same year as Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, and in retirement watched everyone from Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus to Tom Watson.
If there's a tournament, Quigley will be there
When the Senior PGA Tour asked Dana Quigley for some biographical information, he listed baseball, hockey, sports, planes and boats as interests.
Daly faces major battles to preserve his health
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- John Daly has always had a Ruthian swing. Now, he worries about looking like the Babe.
GHSA discussing future classification changes in football
THOMASTON, Ga. -- Hoping to equalize the competition in the football playoffs, the Georgia High School Association is considering a new classification made up of 32 of the largest schools in the state, 29 in the metro Atlanta area.
Maple Leafs edge Senators
OTTAWA -- The Toronto Maple Leafs can stop their complaining. They got the calls - including a disallowed Ottawa goal - the breaks and, most importantly, the victory.
Blues 6, Red Wings 1
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk had his first playoff hat trick as the St. Louis Blues put a huge dent in Dominik Hasek's aura of invincibility, beating the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 Tuesday night.
No. 1 line puts Blues back in series
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are alive in the NHL playoffs thanks to their No. 1 line, a less-heralded group than the Detroit Red Wings' All-Star lineup but every bit as productive.
No panic showing in patient Senators
OTTAWA -- Defenseman Wade Redden recalls how poorly the Ottawa Senators faced adversity in previous postseasons.
Connell will not seek reelection
House Representative Jack Connell, the third most-tenured legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives and one of Augusta's most influential state politicians, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection next year.
Two injured in Aiken house fire
AIKEN - An early morning house fire sent a father to the hospital and left his son with second-degree burns, Aiken Public Safety reported Wednesday.
Two injured in shootings
Two Augusta men were injured in separate shooting incidents Wednesday night, according to a Richmond County sheriff's lieutenant.
Elusive robbery suspect arrested
An elusive suspect wanted in a recent rash of convenience store hold-ups and the shooting of a Partridge Inn manager was captured in South Carolina Tuesday after a standoff with police.
Wreck victim dies
An Augusta man died today from injuries sustained Wednesday night in a single-car wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway, according to a Richmond County assistant coroner.
Coach Jim Burton's plans for the Augusta Lynx in 2002-03 remain in a holding pattern, at least for the time being.
Crews prepare for fires' escape
FOLKSTON, Ga. - As two wildfires in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge continue to grow, the Georgia Forestry Commission is making preparations to battle the blazes if they escape the world-famous swamp.
The new faces of caution
Rand McGee's 3-year-old daughter, Makenzie, can be seen every day on the side of Interstate 20 in Columbia County asking motorists to drive safe for the sake of her dad.
Beating the heat
Alex Rutter, 4, gets watery relief from the heat, thanks to his mom, Becky, at their Milledge Road home in Augusta. Temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees today.
Jury issues 30-count indictment
The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County deputy sheriff was indicted on 30 counts Wednesday.
Teen pregnancy prevention
AIKEN - A national campaign against early sexual activity is on its way into Aiken County homes.
Man nabbed after string of robberies
A Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigator will meet today with police from Scotland County, N.C.
Army admits to post breach
Despite tightened security at Fort Gordon after Sept. 11, a man entered the post with a loaded .38-caliber revolver, found his way into a restroom at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and wounded himself.
Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Kristy Fincher of Martinez.
Mobley withdraws from race
Republican 12th District congressional candidate Cleve Mobley said Tuesday he is stepping out of the race.
Because inaccurate information was provided to The Augusta Chronicle, an incorrect fertilizer application was reported in Wednesday's News You Can Use item about lawn care. About 20 pounds of fertilizer should be applied per 1,000 square feet, according to Dr. Wayne Hanna, a state agricultural specialist. A starter fertilizer such as 6-12-12 or 5-10-15 is good. The Chronicle regrets the error.
Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Marc T. Wilson of Augusta.
News you can use
May 9, 1940 Augusta was one of 95 areas in the United States where business conditions showed an improvement in April over the index of March, according to the monthly survey of 147 trading areas of the United States conducted by the Business Survey Department of Brooke, Smith, French & Dorrance Inc., New York and Detroit, a national advertising firm.
Autopsy prevents death penalty
District Attorney Danny Craig said he cannot seek the death penalty in the slaying of Butler High School student Stephanie Nicole Burnett.
Budget will get one more look
Columbia County's planned budget for the coming fiscal year is balanced, but officials want to take another look at the package before approving it next month.
Florida man dies in house fire
AIKEN - An elderly Florida man visiting his sister died after a fire in her Aiken house Wednesday morning.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -More debate is expected today on the proposed cigarette tax increase that most people thought died in budget talks last month.
Augusta politician will retire
State Rep. Jack Connell, the third-most tenured legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives and one of Augusta's most influential state politicians, announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election.
Commission delays salary changes after outcry
Augusta commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone any changes to city salaries, citing an overwhelmingly negative response to proposed pay raises for several high-ranking government employees.
Radio host weighs race
ATHENS, Ga. - Barbara Dooley is "very interested" in running as a Republican for the new 12th District congressional seat but said she will wait until today to make a definitive announcement.
In Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, the caption with the photo of Jessye Norman's news conference misidentified the Rev. Linda Scales of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Augusta. The Chronicle regrets the error.
Mayor, historians work to save house
City officials say they still cannot afford to renovate and rehabilitate a 129-year-old house downtown in the name of historic preservation, but preliminary plans to level the government-owned DeLaigle house and turn the land into a city parking lot soon could change.
Woman knows walk's effect
AIKEN - When Lynn Drinkwater got involved with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life four years ago, she wasn't thinking about herself.
Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -More than 600 people crowded into three Senate hearing rooms and gathered outside its office building Wednesday to oppose a bill they said threatened home-schooling.
LEESBURG -A high school senior was expelled three weeks before graduation after school officials found two steak knives in the bed of his pickup truck.
Across the area
A Salley woman wanted on charges of cruelty for keeping more than 180 dogs and her son in squalid conditions turned herself in to authorities Tuesday.
Augusta approves finance director
Augusta's newly hired finance director, David Persaud, is scheduled to begin work June 3.
SMYRNA -Authorities began investigating Wednesday what caused a scaffold to collapse inside a 200-foot shaft at a Cobb County sewage treatment plant under construction, killing two workers and injuring six others.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
Across the area
Former Augusta resident Aaron LeBlanc will be defended by a different attorney in Gastonia, N.C., where he faces rape and other charges, according to a report Wednesday in The Gastonia Gazette.d
Mayor's focus is Aiken's growth
AIKEN - Communication is the most effective way to deal with Aiken's continuing growth, which isn't letting up anytime soon, Mayor Fred Cavanaugh said during his State of the City address Tuesday.
Police scandal details emerge
A local drug dealer was the guest of honor at a 1997 party thrown by narcotics officer Ralph Tyrone Williams and attended by several other Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies, according to new documents filed in federal court.
College student inexplicably dies on softball field
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - A University of Georgia student and former team leader on the Oconee County High School girls basketball team died during a Monday night church softball game in Oconee County.
Sponsors want to rework mail-diploma bill
A piece of legislation meant to block mail-order high school diplomas from being used to gain employment or admission to college will be discussed again today in the Senate.
News you can use
MAY 8, 1956 A 65-year-old Columbia County woman, burned in an accident at her home, died yesterday, according to hospital attendants.
Pipe bomb suspect identified
AMARILLO, Texas -- The FBI issued an all-points bulletin Tuesday for a 22-year-old man, described as armed and dangerous, in connection with a wave of pipe bombs found in rural mailboxes, authorities said.
In Allgood's honor
Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, of Augusta, speaks during a ceremony dedicating Augusta Technical College's Allied Health Sciences Building in memory of Thelma "T" Ray Allgood, who died with her husband in a plane crash two years ago. Mrs. Allgood, a registered nurse, taught at Augusta Technical College. The dedication ceremony was held Tuesday at Augusta Tech.
Former officer seeks leniency
A former vice officer facing a possible two- to three-year prison sentence is asking a judge for leniency based mainly on allegations that the "victim" of his crime engaged in prostitution and insurance fraud and stole drugs from a federal agency.
Lawyers seek delay in slaying trial
A judge could decide this week whether to keep May 20 as the opening date for the death penalty trial of Katherine Melissa Conway, who is charged in the 1995 execution-style killing of an Augusta couple.
Editorial page editor will leave in June
Suzanne Downing, the editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle since February 2000, will leave her post in June to start a media and political strategy company in Jacksonville, Fla.
The decades have made us forget vinyl car roofs
What's that you say? The new car you just bought came with only a single-CD player and not the six-CD cartridge you desired?
Busch 200 facts
Here are facts about Saturday's Busch 200 race.
Spotlight on Jeff Green
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Jeff Green.
ATLANTA - Tony Furr was first to go from Hendrick Motorsports' No. 25 UAW Chevrolet.
Loudon speedway planning to install soft walls
LOUDON, N.H. -- Soft walls will be installed at New Hampshire International Speedway in time for its Winston Cup race in July.
Coming into his own
ATLANTA - For most of the previous three seasons, Jason Keller was remembered more for being Jeff Green's teammate on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit than for winning four races.
NASCAR announces Richmond fines
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR fined crew chiefs Todd Parrott and Marc Reno $2,500 each Tuesday for rules infractions at Richmond International Raceway last weekend.
Castroneves gets warm welcome in return to Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves was welcomed back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the champion he is.
Brown says he wants Iverson back
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson doesn't have to worry about trade rumors. Larry Brown plans to keep the star guard in Philadelphia.
Celtics even series against Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Boston missed its first shot, then didn't do much wrong.
Nets 102, Hornets 88
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd didn't much resemble an MVP, which didn't really matter with Lucious Harris playing as well as any sixth man in the league.
Rick Carlisle wins NBA Coach of Year
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rick Carlisle won the NBA Coach of the Year award on Tuesday after leading the Detroit Pistons to the Central Division title in his first year with the team.
Nets: Kidd was robbed of MVP award
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- While Jason Kidd was gracious on Tuesday, his coach and New Jersey Nets teammates were disappointed at reports that Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs will win the NBA's MVP award.
Mrs. Sara Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Sara Newsome Dennis, 82, beloved wife of 53 years of Mr. Francis Spain Dennis Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Aldersgate U
Mr. Malcom Prosser (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Malcom Prosser, age 75, of Riddleville Road, Sandersville, died Monday night, May 6, at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services wi
Mrs. Marie Blalock (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
CNA NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Scurry Blalock, 67, of Murrah Road, who entered into rest May 3, 2002, will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Mealing Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmie Dyson officiating. Burial
Featured obituary: Mrs. Rebecca Booker
Childhood memories for Anthony Williams will be filled with dreams of sweet potato and marshmallow pies and homemade biscuits, all thanks to his grandmother Rebecca Booker.
Mr. Milton Bergstrom (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S
Mr. Willie Johnson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 6, 2002, Mr. Willie Johnson Jr., 70, of Cumming Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Johnson, a native of Aiken County was a deacon of Bethlehem Baptist Church, North August
Mrs. Helen Kish (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Eubanks Kish, 84, of Lee Street, entered into rest Monday evening at St. Joseph Hospital. Graveside services will be Thursday at 4
Ms. Gloria Garrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Gloria Jean Garrison, 61, entered into rest Sunday, May 5, 2002. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Sunset Memory Gardens, with
Mr. Tillman Beck (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest on Monday, Mr. Tillman R. Beck, husband of Mrs. Cecelia Harden Beck, Herndon Dairy Road. Surviving are two sons, Richard and Marty Beck; thr
Mrs. Juanita Carpenter (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday May 5, 2002, Mrs. Juanita Carpenter, age 68, of Bath-Patterson Road died at her residence. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Butler, Okla., but had li
Mr. Tillman Beck (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest on Monday, May 6, 2002, Mr. Tillman R. Beck, husband of Mrs. Ceceli
Mrs. Maude Dudley (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Maude Yates Dudley, age 79, of E. McCarty Street, Sandersville, died Wednesday, Ma
Mrs. Lenora Fowler (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Funeral services for Sister Lenora B. Fowler will b
Mrs. Sarah Chafin (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah J. "Lulie" Chafin, age 87, Atlanta Highway, Norwood, beloved wife of the late Thomas Leon Chafin, entered into rest Monday, May 6, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson
Mrs. Annette Gandy (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Entered into rest April 18, 2002, i
Mr. James Marranci (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Mr. James Allen Marranci will be hel
Mrs. Sara Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Sara Newsome Dennis, 82, beloved wife of 53 years of Mr. Francis Spain Dennis
Mr. Rufus Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr.
Ms. Alice Marshall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ms. Alice Burns Marshall
Mrs. Dorothy Bennings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at the residence, Mrs. Dorothy Bennings of Aumond Road.
Mrs. Willie Moore (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Willie Bee Moore, 76, of Freiday Lane, entered into rest Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. She wa
Featured obituary: Mrs. Emily Yeck
Emily Yeck spent the majority of her life devoted to the men she considered heroes.
Mrs. Marie Pinkham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at Eisenhower Medical Center, Mrs. Marie B. Pinkham, 66, of Rhonda Drive, wife of the late Frank R. Pinkham. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home on Friday at 1 p.m
Mr. Willie Johnson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Willie "Bill" Johnson Jr., 70, of Cumming Road who entered into rest May 6, 2002 w
Mrs. Barbara Randall (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Funeral services for Barbara Randall will be held on Fri
Mr. Alfred King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Alfred L. King, 73, entered into rest Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Burke County Medical Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Bellevue Memorial Gardens
Mrs. Annell Smith (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Anne
Mrs. Mary Haynes (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mary Poston "Jimmye" Haynes, 78, of Columbia, will be held noon Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Eau Claire Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Fred S.
Mr. James Strood Jr. (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - James Henry Strood Jr., 55, of McCormick, died May 8, 2002. Graveside services will be 3 p.m., at McCormick City Cemetery, Rev. Lloyd Browning
Mrs. Vivian Gresh (AIKEN, S.C.)
TWA AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Mrs. Vivian A. Gresh will be Friday, May 10, 2002, at 11:30 a.m., at First Baptist Ch
Mrs. Louise Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, May 5, 2002
Mrs. Marie Pinkham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at Eisenhower Medical Center, Mrs. Marie Pinkham. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta.
Mrs. Barbara Commons (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Mrs. Barbara J. Commons will be private. Mrs. Commons, 73, of Aiken, and a former 30 year resident of Crystal River, Fla., wife of Mr. Robert "B
Mr. Samuel Grant Jr. (TENNILLE, Ga.)
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mr. Samuel Grant Jr., 21,
Mr. Lloyd Height Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
MCG AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 3, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Lloyd Height Sr., of Hollis Road, son of the late Frank Height Sr. Funeral service will
Ms. Linda Holley (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Linda Herlong Holley will be held Friday, May 10, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Harmony Baptist Church, Johnston. Ms. Holley, 47
Mrs. Rebecca Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 4, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Rebecca Booker of Bussey Road. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie J. Jackson offi
Mr. Byron Williams Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, May 6, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Byron Kei
Xavier Cummings (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Infant Xavier Yuarneil Cummings, five months, died May 4, 2002. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Glovers Funeral Home
Mrs. Elizabeth Ball (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A Christian Wake Service for Mrs. Elizabeth Ball, 87, who died Monday, May 6 will be 2 p.m., Wednesday in George Funeral Homes, Inc., 211 Park Ave. The
Mr. James Marranci (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Mr. James Allen Marranci will be held Friday, May 10, 2002, at 2
Mrs. Miley Hardamon (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Miley Curry Hardamon, 56, of Senate Street, died Friday, May 3, 2002. Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, at Mt. Harris Missionary Baptist Church.
Grandpa was the best forecaster
When I was young and staying with Grandma and Grandpa, I remember when the clouds got dark Grandpa would walk out in the backyard, look up to the sky and say, "Grandma, it's gonna hail. You better cover up the plants." K.C. Jones, Augusta
Wage hikes fair?
There's no question that to get good people, an employer has to pay a competitive salary. That's why, on the face of it, the city of Augusta's salary adjustments make sense.
Give all teachers psychiatric exam
Regarding The Chronicle's recent news story concerning background checks of substitute teachers: Regular teachers should also have a more stringent background check. It is the shortage of teachers that allows many teachers to continue teaching with past criminal histories. I also believe that teachers should go through an extensive psychiatric evaluation. Rob Strickland, Cumming, Ga.
Chip off the old block
"I'm smarter than George Bush. I've eaten with George Bush and there are people in this room smarter than George Bush. If I had been in office, I wouldn't have ignored this stuff in the Middle East for a year and a half."
South Carolina governor fights against the wrong enemy
I am appalled at the weight our government officials place on some aspects of life. I often wonder how they pick their fights. Annette Wimberly, New Ellenton, S.C.
Justice wasn't served in son's death
On Aug. 15, 1998, my only son, Jeremy Kelly, was killed by a drunken driver, Tammy Hornsby. She was charged with felony driving while under the influence and driving with a suspended license for the sixth time. Patricia Kelly, Aiken, S.C.
Gastric bypass surgery requires life-long diet changes
As a registered dietitian, I read with interest the April 27 article pertaining to the use of bariatric surgeries to induce weight loss in the obese. 1st Lt. Michael C. Trust, Augusta
Yes to RR relocation
The Augusta Commission for several years has been looking for ways to reroute Norfolk and Southern railroad tracks out of the downtown area. There is nothing more of an impediment to healthy downtown business development than those infernal tracks.
Violence begets violence
"The battle continues and will continue until all those who believe that they can make gains through the use of terrorism will cease to exist ... He who rises up to kill us, we will pre-empt and kill him first."
Swimming in river is a right
Swimming in the Savannah River is a God-given right that is endangered by people wanting to dictate other people's lives. People who want to take away our freedoms should be ashamed of themselves. Brian Russell Brown, Augusta
Imagine the tears of joy of the Italian populace which was told it would play host to 13 Palestinian terrorists, part of the deal being brokered to end the standoff at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Squirt bottles have become water pistols at school
Water guns have been popular since before I was in school in the 1960s. We'd bring them to school, mainly on the last day of classes so we wouldn't get in trouble and be sent home. B. Redfearn, Martinez
Fort Gordon not appreciated
Those who get involved with the community during their stay at Fort Gordon know that Columbia and Richmond counties are chock full of kind, helpful folks, but the reality is the appreciation of what Fort Gordon brings to the community just isn't there. Rob Webb, Augusta
Augusta should enforce public drunkenness laws on river
We in Augusta are truly blessed to have a natural resource like the Savannah River so close to us. Over the years, millions come to enjoy its beauty, the nature that lives there and its cold, cold water. Derrick Newkirk, Augusta
Why not 'Swim at your own risk'?
"The Harrisburg Country Club" is now closed. No swimming or wading allowed in the Savannah River. Whatever happened to "Swim at your own risk?" You can't protect everyone from everything. Ken Oglesby, Augusta
Teachers have it a good deal easier in middle- or upper-income communities, where students are generally attentive and parents are involved in their children's education; teaching in low-income or poverty-stricken schools, where kids often come from broken homes or where there are other serious family or social problems, is a lot harder.
Don't destroy historic DeLaigle home
I have been living in Augusta for almost a year, so granted I am new to the scene, but every day something in this paper catches my eye and makes me shake my head in embarrassment. Today (May 2) it was the article concerning the possible destruction of the DeLaigle house (the soon-to-be vacant district attorney's office) on Greene Street. Tim Kelly, Augusta
It's hard to find a place to cool off
I tell people the best things in life are free and to enjoy wonderful places before men ruin them. Augusta city fathers should be planting trees to cool off Gordon Highway and other shopping centers. Tammy Luke, Aiken
Third-ranked USC Aiken shot a team 6-under-par 282 Tuesday to take a 14-stroke lead in the second round of the 54-hole NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament at Sneads Ferry, N.C.
Tyson's PR agency quits following tirades in Hawaii
LAS VEGAS -- Mike Tyson may have disproved the adage that any publicity is good publicity.
Butler wrestler going to Anderson
Butler's Brian Kaufman became the first-ever Bulldog to sign a wrestling scholarship Tuesday when the 185-pounder accepted a grant-in-aid from Anderson (S.C.) College.
Sampras loses in first round in Rome
ROME -- Pete Sampras admits he's having a tough time finding the will to win.
Tennis American trio makes round of 16 Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and James Blake became the first trio of Americans in the round of 16 at the Italian Open on Wednesday since 1995.
Lady Panthers advance in playoffs
The gold Region 3-AAAA trophy still sits on the sidelines each game, waiting for the Lakeside girls soccer team to complete the win and hoist it once again for all the parent photographers sitting in the bleachers.
Top-ranked Hewitt, defending champ Ferrero looses
ROME -- Top-ranked Lleyton Hewitt and defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero lost in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.
A one-track mind
The temperature had passed the 90-degree mark, and it seemed like steam was rising from the track at Blanchard Stadium.
As the Augusta Stallions (4-0) rolled through the first quarter of their season unscathed, quarterback Glen Gauntt has posted some impressive numbers.
Rivalry or not, Stallions get up for Knights
Dirk Lincicome isn't sure there is such a thing as a rivalry in arenafootball2, a league in just its third year of existence.
Internet provides link with home for troops in Afghanistan
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. forces hunting down al-Qaida and Taliban fighters have brought more than just firepower to this dust-ridden Afghan air base.
Organic produce has pesticides, too
WASHINGTON -- The organic produce in the supermarket isn't grown with conventional pesticides, but chemicals can still show up on those fruits and vegetables, a consumer's group says.
Study: discarded cell phones pose new source of pollution
WASHINGTON -- A new kind of cell phone pollution - and this one is silent.
A teaching tool for medical students
SARASOTA, Fla. - The patient's head, cocked to one side and detached from its torso, does not move. But the eyelids blink, the pupils dilate.
Study: tea is good for your heart
DALLAS -- Heavy tea drinking could reduce the risk of dying after a heart attack, a study suggests.
'Personal people meter' promises better TV, radio ratings
LOS ANGELES -- In a world with hundreds of television channels, figuring out who's watching what is about to get easier.
Adults not fully protected against diphtheria, tetanus
PHILADELPHIA -- A substantial proportion of U.S. adults are not sufficiently protected against diphtheria and tetanus because they haven't kept up with their booster shots, a study found.
DOE blasts Hodges' plutonium ad
COLUMBIA - Politics raised its election-year head again Tuesday in South Carolina's plutonium fight with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Easing pain with brain implants
Brain surgeons are no longer content with mere cutting or burning. Now, they are increasingly turning to implanted electrical devices - battery- powered pacemakers for the brain - to tweak faulty neural circuits.
Georgia falls to Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Matt Herring hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday night to give Georgia Southern a 10-9 victory over Georgia.
DeMars wins coach of the year honors
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina men's tennis coach Kent DeMars won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association region coach of the year for the seventh time.
Walvius gets contract extension, bonus for last year
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina rewarded coach Susan Walvius with a raise, a five-year contract extension and an $85,000 bonus after she led the Gamecocks to their first NCAA tournament's final eight this past season.
Clubmakers induct Augustan into hall of fame
The news came out of the blue.