Originally created 11/16/02

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State awards Mullis for his service

Sid Mullis, the director of the University of Georgia Extension Service in Richmond County, was awarded the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents' Distinguished Service Award on Tuesday.

He also received the Georgia Flower Growers Association's County Agent of the Year Award this week. In July, Mr. Mullis received the National Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Mr. Mullis said he was humbled and pleased with the awards, which recognize his work with urban water conservation and commercial horticulture.

"I try to do a good job, and hopefully it's reflected in receiving the awards," he said.

Augustans are picked for leadership class

Two Augustans were among 60 people selected for Leadership Georgia's 2003 class.

Natalie Schweers, an attorney with Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Salley, and Harold Jones of the Augusta-Richmond County Solicitor General's Office, were chosen from 500 applicants for the program, which prepares residents for leadership roles.

The program is affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

BRIEFLY

Business will keep Comcast's name

PHILADELPHIA - To avoid investor confusion, the new cable giant that combines AT&T Broadband and Comcast Corp. will be called Comcast Corp., rather than AT&T Comcast as planned earlier, the companies decided.

AT&T's board scheduled a dividend to shareholders, bringing about the spinoff of the country's No. 1 cable unit, AT&T Broadband, for Monday. AT&T Broadband would combine with No. 3 Comcast immediately after the spinoff, AT&T said.