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MAYFEST: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May Park, 622 Fourth St.; with Lil John and the Eastside Boyz, Playa, Rasheedah, T.I., Kizzy Rock and DJ Smurf, Malaysa, Klutch and more; free; LaKeshia Collins, 279-2330, Ext. 226.

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Bulldogs stay on title path

Breaks break North Augusta
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Bloopers hit by Lexington started it. Solid line-drive outs by North Augusta continued it. Nick Godwin's three-run home run that was inches foul confirmed it.

Romans giddy about their new baseball team
ROME, Ga. -- It's more than an hour before the first pitch at State Mutual Stadium. Already, the fans are lined up 20-deep outside the main gate.

Bulldogs stay on title path
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - With Silver Bluff leading 5-1 in the seventh inning of Game 2, all Bulldogs pitcher Jessie Clark wanted to do was get out of the inning.

Romans giddy about their new baseball team

Flag protesters to print deck of cards
ATLANTA - Similar to the deck of playing cards featuring wanted Iraqi leaders, a Southern heritage group plans to make its own cards attacking politicians who voted for Georgia's new state flag.

Braves' notebook

Bullpen, bats lift Braves
ATLANTA - For several days now, the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants have downplayed their first meeting of the 2003 baseball season.

Foppert strong as Giants top Braves
ATLANTA - Outfield seats were popular Friday night at Turner Field.

Foppert strong as Giants top Braves

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - For two years, the Atlanta Braves had a "bullypen," a combination of relievers so good opposing hitters wished Cy Young winners Greg Maddux or Tom Glavine would return to the mound.

On the move

Gates advocates even stronger ties to hardware makers
NEW ORLEANS -- Ever since IBM Corp. asked a small company founded by Harvard dropout Bill Gates to build an operating system for its first personal computer, the PC industry has evolved in a dual universe. Hardware firms engineer faster systems, while software companies race to take advantage of that speed.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Strategic Management of Resources CPIM course, presented by the APICS Chapter; to register, call 554-4708 or go to www.apicscsra.org.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Austin Industrial

With focus on interests, negotiating goes smoother
Have you ever considered how much time we consume negotiating?

Carnival will come to Jacksonville

Government tightens medical-privacy rules
NEW YORK - Patients visiting doctors Jeffrey Mazlin or Howard Shaw remark on how much nicer the office looks since a wall was removed, creating a bigger, more open space.

Carnival will come to Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The largest cruise ship company in the world said it will make Jacksonville a year-round home port for one of its vessels starting in October 2004.

On the move
Gray Jackson, a financial consultant in the Augusta office of Smith Barney, was recently recognized for first quintile performance in 2002.

Pocket change
FRANKFURT, Germany - The euro surged above $1.15 on Friday, a level it hasn't touched since it was less than a month old in 1999, making many wonder how high it can go.

Realtors taking listings online
The days when a Realtor's Internet presence could be limited to an e-mail account are coming to an end.

Pocket change

Group says van factory will arrive

Government tightens medical-privacy rules

Freebies take on role of business card

Cash for college
Before John McRee could talk, his mother, Melinda, started planning for the day he would start writing term papers.

Business calendar

Freebies take on role of business card
When trying to decide on a promotional giveaway for his company, a pen just didn't do it for Don Harris.

With focus on interests, negotiating goes smoother

Group says van factory will arrive
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It's almost official: DaimlerChrysler is building its new Sprinter van plant in nearby Pooler, and the company is expected to make an announcement to that effect this summer.

Gates advocates even stronger ties to hardware makers

Cash for college

Realtors taking listings online

Coleman-Grinalds

Shula takes his shot at Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Let the healing begin.

Shula takes his shot at Alabama

Castro gets a pass
Earlier this year Harry Belafonte, a formerly prominent entertainer who hasn't had a hit record in decades, generated some news for himself by smearing Secretary of State Colin Powell as a "house slave" for George W. Bush.

School budget row
South Carolina education authorities are in a row with the Policy Council, a state tax-exempt research group which charges public school systems are overspending on administration and under-spending on classrooms.

Love and sacrifices
When Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the words to Battle Hymn of the Republic, first suggested the idea of celebrating Mother's Day in 1872, she intended it as a time to honor the love and sacrifices that mothers offer their children and their country with a day dedicated to peace to help heal the wounds of the Civil War.

Back in the game
"America has not begun to tap the promise nuclear energy offers this country. For years now there has been a figurative sign on the Department of Energy that essentially says, 'This is the department of all energy except nuclear energy.' This legislation will change that. This bill makes it clear America is back in the nuclear-energy game. Nuclear energy is reliable, affordable and absolutely clean..."

School budget row

A world of caring

Back in the game

Castro gets a pass

A world of caring
How do you suppose children decide where they're born?

Love and sacrifices

Bokesch-Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Bokesch of Martinez, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth Bokesch of West Palm Beach, Fla., to Richard Jason Rogers of Los Gatos, Calif., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rogers of Penn Valley, Calif.

Jones-Carr
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilson of Birmingham, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Frances to Benjamin Matthew Carr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Holmes Carr of Atlanta.

Coleman-Grinalds
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton Coleman, Jr. of Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mimi DuBose Coleman of Augusta, to Allen Dennis Grinalds of Yuma, Ariz., son of Major General and Mrs. John Southy Grinalds of Charleston, S.C.

Sweet strawberries have healthful side
The strawberry is a delicate fruit. Shaped like a heart and as rosy red as one, the strawberry has long represented the idea of innocence, sweetness and purity.

Sweet strawberries have healthful side

Greenjackets notebook
Hanley Ramirez has enormous potential as a baseball player.

Arond the horn
Delmarva Shorebirds right-hander John Maine went 2-0 while allowing no runs on just three hits in 13 innings. He struck out seven and walked only two in two starts.

GreenJackets notebook
Want to know how it feels to replace a pair of legends?

RiverDogs thump Jackets
Luis Mendoza threw 35 pitches. In the first inning.

GreenJackets' Bonvechio starts to find his groove
Brett Bonvechio rolled into the Martinez Putt Putt a few weeks ago in his white Lincoln Navigator, and headed to the batting cage with his girlfriend for a few extra swings.

LPGA notebook

Jones leads U.S. run up scoreboard

Mitzi tries to regain edge

LPGA notebook
Janice Moodie is attempting to defend her Asahi Ryokuken International Championship title like a true champion.

Tournament makes push to widen fan base
As Lorena Ochoa made her charge up the leaderboard Saturday at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship, a dozen or so fans trudged up the hill to the ninth green.

Diaz pursues 18-birdie goal
Laura Diaz is keeping a positive outlook this week at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Tournament makes push to widen fan base

Top five belongs to U.S.
Rosie Jones was leaving her post-round news conference Friday afternoon when she passed Wendy Ward, one of her former teammates on the U.S. Solheim Cup team.

Coming up Rosie
Keeping up with Rosie Jones off the tee isn't hard to do. Doing the same on the leaderboard at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship is a another story.

Coming up Rosie

LPGA notebook
Paula Creamer shot an even-par 72 in the third round of the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship on Saturday and is at 1-over par for 54 holes.

Top five belongs to U.S.

Golf roundup
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A chip-in for eagle and a brilliant fairway bunker shot enabled David Toms to pull away from the pack Saturday in the Wachovia Championship.

LPGA notebook

Mitzi tries to regain edge
After the completion of the 2002 LPGA season, Mitzi Edge had to make a decision.

Jones leads U.S. run up scoreboard
Rosie Jones and Laura Diaz have done this before, but the roles are reversed this time.

Golf roundup

Arond the horn

GreenJackets' Bonvechio starts to find his groove

GreenJackets notebook

RiverDogs thump Jackets

Greenjackets notebook

Save politicians time - make your own state flag
Gov. Sonny Perdue has unified Georgia on the state flag issue - everyone's unhappy.

Officials respond to building collapse
Augusta-Richmond county firefighters and police blocked off a section of downtown Augusta after a building partially collapsed on the corner of Sixth and Broad streets.

'Chronicle's' slant on moral transgressions off
How does one go about rank ordering moral transgressions? Susan Kinney, Waynesboro, Ga.

Don't give Clinton credit for improving economy
I would delete one word from the English language - "can't." When I was in the first or second grade, they told us that the old train engine seemed to say, "I think I can, I think I can." We have the best technology in the world because someone says, "I think I can," and does it. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah, Ga.

Don't give Clinton credit for improving economy

New military support group to meet

Defends Bush's military service
Letter writer Richard Renew (April 29, "Wants proof Bush served in military") is a piece of work. Andy Chandler, Augusta

New military support group to meet
Because our area has seen a large number of its military residents deployed to support the war, the Ladies Support Group of the James L. Hammons Marine Corps League, Det. 939, has taken on the task of establishing an organization new to the Central Savannah River Area. Judith L. Knight, Warrenville, S.C.

Defends Bush's military service

What it means to be an American

Even those who say they opposed Clinton miss him
People are still saying ugly things about former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. They both were good presidents. Bill Clinton was elected twice. Doesn't that tell you something? Business doors did not close, and people had jobs. Now, it's a mess. Elnora McGruder, Louisville, Ga.

Pro-lifers need to get real
Regarding Teresa Glackin-Callahan's April 29 letter, "Pro-choice activists misguided": She wrote, "Personally, I know abortion is wrong." How does she know? Where is her evidence? Kevin Palmer, Martinez, Ga.

'Chronicle's' slant on moral transgressions off

What it means to be an American
On April 3 I was in an auto accident. During my recuperation at home, I have become an expert on the Iraqi war and severe acute respiratory syndrome (or SARS), have seen Laci Peterson's alleged killer caught and have reflected daily on what great people I work with and how caring and loving they are. Jim Sarver, Augusta

Pro-lifers need to get real

Joining the Assembly

If you choose to be a bridesmaid, you'll pay

Mom's nerves jangled

In the know

Open country

Open country
It didn't take Mark and Paula Guilbeau long to realize that living in a neighborhood just wasn't for them.

If you choose to be a bridesmaid, you'll pay
Dear Carson: Since when did it become protocol for bridesmaids to pay for their own dress, jewelry and shoes? It is ridiculous for couples to have huge weddings, but ask other people to foot the bill. - Financially Strapped Maid of Honor

Joining the Assembly
The Augusta Assembly is a social club begun in 1952 that maintains a membership of 52 couples.

Constant care needed to keep hardwood floors looking good
Q: My husband and I installed a pre-finished Bruce hardwood floor in our new home two years ago. We were told that the finish was baked-on urethane. When construction of our house was complete we could not get all the construction dirt off the floor.

Mom's nerves jangled
Elaine Brandon is a paragon of motherhood, a veritable sea of tranquility. In the annals of Great Moms, her picture should be placed right between Donna Reed and Marge Simpson.

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle is looking for a few good grads. Specifically, members of the first graduating class of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School - class of 1986.

Home front
DuPont Teflon is famous for preventing food from sticking to your pans. Now, it's taking on a new role: keeping dirt from sticking to your floors.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A State Court judge in Gwinnett County has been suspended pending investigation in alleged misconduct after an Atlanta television station reported his frequent visits to a bar.

Roof of old hotel collapses
The roof of the old Augusta Hotel collapsed inward Saturday night, sending debris crashing through the rotted interior of the building, which is at least three stories tall.

Note to readers
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Across the area
Eleven more cases of viral meningitis were reported in the Augusta area but public health officials have not pinpointed a common source.

Legal overhaul awaits scrutiny

Police find methamphetamine lab

School system officials explain charter rejection
In a report submitted by the Richmond County Board of Education last month, school system officials outlined the reasons for rejecting a charter school proposal by a local revitalization group.

Perdue announces development grants
THOMSON, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue handed out $5.3 million in OneGeorgia grants and loans during a Friday morning visit to McDuffie County.

Pupils compete in eco-friendly contest

Mom receives graduate award from MCG
As Medical College of Georgia graduates sat in rows in their caps and gowns, there was a 5-year-old girl among them, watching as her mother was called up front to receive one of the school's highest awards.

Across Georgia
RINGGOLD -A federal investigation has cleared a deputy sheriff accused of hitting a man with his cruiser and then striking him with his fists after a chase.

School system officials explain charter rejection

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Greenville County will be in the spotlight again next weekend over its policies on a holiday recognizing the Rev. Martin Luther King.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Spc. John Swan.

State becomes Democratic focus
ATLANTA - Three years ago in February, George W. Bush used the South Carolina Republican primary to revitalize his foundering presidential candidacy.

Pupils compete in eco-friendly contest
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - About 75 eco-enthusiastic Georgia and South Carolina middle school pupils spent their Saturday taking tests and learning more about the environment at the National Wild Turkey Federation headquarters in Edgefield.

Across the area
State and local officials are investigating the death of a Waynesboro, Ga., woman who was found in her home Saturday morning.

Moms on course

Military spouses get party at post
Freedom Park took on a whole new meaning Saturday, as colorfully-clad toddlers pulled away from their parents to roll in green grass and play games at the first Military Spouse Appreciation Day & Barbecue.

Across the area

Nursing shortage spurs grads
In spring 2000, Jana Styron flipped her tassel symbolizing her graduation from Lakeside High School.

Across the southeast
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -The death of a Western Kentucky University freshman whose burned and stabbed body was found in her locked dorm room was being investigated as a murder, a school official said Friday.

Servicewoman of the day
Today's servicewoman of the day is Spc. Tinika James.

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News you can use
A full rehearsal of all the groups participating in the Augusta Bicentennial pageant will be held tonight at 8 o'clock at the Municipal Stadium. All costumes for the pageant must be secured today. They are ready at the Sutherland Mill off 13th Street.

Defendant will accuse brother in slaying
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - An Effingham County man has avoided a possible death sentence by identifying his brother as the man who shot and bludgeoned a Guyton, Ga., businessman to death in October 2000.

Across the southeast
MARYVILLE, Tenn. -The body of a missing student was found along a highway in the Great Smoky Mountains after police arrested the man accused of stalking and killing her.

Police find methamphetamine lab
Four people were in police custody Friday after authorities discovered a methamphetamine lab in an apartment on Wrightsboro Road.

Legal overhaul awaits scrutiny
Curtis Bell, 31, showed up for what was supposed to be his guilty plea and sentencing hearing in Richmond County Superior Court on April 1, but his court-appointed attorney did not.

Serviceman of the day

System's costs raise questions
When a statewide indigent defense system gets under way, counties such as Richmond County are expected to be relieved of the cost of paying attorneys to represent poor people.

Aldays see killer executed

Moms on course
LPGA golfer Pat Hurst walks with her daughter, Reilly, and son, Jackson, past the putting green at Mount Vintage Golf Club. Twenty-six golfers on the tour have children, and some travel as a family to tournaments.

News you can use
MAY 10, 1923 The gates of Augusta were thrown wide open yesterday to receive Knights Templar from various sections of Georgia and other states, who made a pilgrimage to our city to participate in the 63rd annual conclave of the Grand Commandery of Georgia Knights Templar.

System's costs raise questions

Principals reward pupils by spending day on roof
North Harlem Elementary Principal Lisa Soloff and Assistant Principal Kirk Wright paid their debt Friday.

Across Georgia

Augusta uses its last pauper burial plot
Augusta has run out of spaces to bury paupers.

Nursing shortage spurs grads

State becomes Democratic focus

Across the southeast

Officer says he is target of probe
New Ellenton Police Chief Van McMillan spent part of Friday defending himself from rumors and two complaints about his police work that he says are being reviewed by the town's police commission.

Across South Carolina

Roof of old hotel collapses

Charges fly after day care bill dies

Officer says he is target of probe

Principals reward pupils by spending day on roof

News you can use

Perdue announces development grants

Aldays see killer executed
ATHENS, Ga. - Paige Seagraves' office is decorated in a country-western style that hints at her life on a Jackson County cattle farm but doesn't give a clue to the darkness that has shadowed her and her family for the past 30 years.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - State Department of Natural Resources officers recently issued 10 tickets to fishermen for illegally catching saltwater sports fish, authorities said.

News you can use

Chemical exposure kills men in pickup
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Two men died and a third was critically injured early Friday after the valve on a pressurized container of anhydrous ammonia apparently blew out in the cab of their pickup, exposing them to the deadly chemical.

Augusta uses its last pauper burial plot

Coroners face daily tests
AIKEN - In his off time, Tim Carlton unloads the dishwasher, goofs off with his children and watches Judge Judy before taking an hourlong nap on the couch.

Teacher in Aiken receives top prize

Teacher in Aiken receives top prize
Jason Fulmer grew up learning in Aiken County public schools. On Friday night, he was named South Carolina's Teacher of the Year for making one of them a better place.

Servicewoman of the day

Walker is under scrutiny of jury
A federal grand jury in Savannah is investigating former state Sen. Charles Walker and his ties to Grady Hospital, according to an Atlanta TV station.

Charges fly after day care bill dies
By most accounts, a bill that would require day cares in Georgia to notify parents or guardians about whether they had liability insurance was a noble piece of legislation.

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Mom receives graduate award from MCG

Second man is arrested in shooting
With one word, Jimmy Holt described his feelings about Friday's arrest of James "J.T." Tenant - the second of three men sought in connection with the April 30 slaying of Pump 'N Shop worker Margaret King.

Across the area

Coroners face daily tests

Across the southeast

Rookie enjoys her 'roller coaster' ride
This wasn't the Tiger Woods of Mexico. This looked a little more like Phil Mickelson marking up a scoreboard with wild Zorro-like slashes.

Former amateur champ gets taste of pro success
Chances are, you haven't heard of Marcy Hart - if only because until November she was Marcy Newton.

Rain washes out first pole qualifying day

Rain washes out first pole qualifying day
INDIANAPOLIS - Scott Dixon was primed and ready for Indianapolis 500 pole qualifying Saturday when the rain started falling.

Riggs banks win; Bliss out of gas
MADISON, Ill. - Scott Riggs raced to his third Busch Series victory Saturday, taking the Charter Pipeline 250 when Mike Bliss ran out of fuel on the final lap.

Bosh pursues NBA dreams

Bosh pursues NBA dreams
ATLANTA - Some dreams can't wait.

Vikings think big on Culpepper deal

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Overtime

Kournikova plays through pain to reach semifinals

Overtime

Thurmond gets help for title

Area sports announcments

Wins will come for Augusta trio

Derby-winning jockey investigated; photo raises questions

Area sports announcments
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Kournikova plays through pain to reach semifinals
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- Anna Kournikova overcame an inconsistent performance and pain in her thigh Friday to reach the semifinals of the Cloister Cup.

Derby-winning jockey investigated; photo raises questions
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The jockey who won the Kentucky Derby aboard Funny Cide is being investigated by track stewards who examined a photo of him possibly holding something besides his whip as he crossed the finish line.

Thurmond gets help for title
ALBANY, Ga. - Greenbrier junior Tesha Thurmond doesn't typically show much emotion at track meets.

Overtime
Augusta State shot a combined 2-under 292 to take fifth in the Atlanta Intercollegiate at Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga., on Friday.

Wins will come for Augusta trio
ALBANY, Ga.- As one of the top sprinters in Class AAA watched the Class AAAA 200-meter dash, Glenn Hills freshman Marcella Avery and Cross Creek junior Antronette Stringer rounded the curve and hit the home stretch.

Overtime
Michael Campbell and Matt Riddle drove in three runs apiece as South Carolina rallied for a 9-6 win over Alabama.

River trip provides an escape
Glenn Baldridge reclined peacefully in the bow of a pontoon boat, almost hypnotized by the low, steady drone of an outboard motor.

Vikings think big on Culpepper deal
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Daunte Culpepper signed a $102 million contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday, becoming one of the NFL's highest-paid players.

Religion news in brief
WARSAW, Poland -- In a solemn commemoration, Israeli President Moshe Katzav and his Polish counterpart, Aleksander Kwasniewski, paid tribute to the heroism of fighters in the 1943 Jewish Warsaw ghetto uprising and to other victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church- and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Faith digest
Did you know NASA scientists proved that God really made the sun stand still, just like it says in the Book of Joshua?

Good eggs
Using the tip of a knife blade, Sister Mary Vladimira Havelock lightly scraped away bits of red onion dye from a coated eggshell she held close to her face.

Alleluia leaders to speak at Christian unity conference
When leaders of Augusta's Alleluia Community heard that the annual National Workshop on Christian Unity would be coming to Savannah, Ga., they volunteered to shuttle attendees between the airport and the conference.

River trip provides an escape

Rookie enjoys her 'roller coaster' ride

Former amateur champ gets taste of pro success

Georgia falls to Mississippi State
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia's snapped its six-game winning streak Saturday when No. 14 Mississippi State won 7-5 at Foley Field.

Johnson-Gibson
AUGUSTA- Kizzie Kendale Gibson and Rodney Bakari Johnson, of North Augusta, were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Scared Heart Cultural Center. The Rev. John Ira Gibson officiated.

Jones-Booth
CHARLESTON, S.C.- Teresa Marie Booth and Nathan Wayne Jones, both of Grovetown, were married at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, at White Point Gardens. The Rev. Gerald Caldwell officiated.

Harley-Stone
NORTH AUGUSTA- Jennifer Rae Stone and Earl Tyrone Harley, both of North Augusta, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Grace United Methodist Church. Dr. James Adams officiated.

Combs-Stuart
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga.- Jodi Voels Stuart and Craig Combs, both of Evans, were married at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Callaway Gardens. The Rev. Emory Gilbert officiated.

Hardy-Thaxton
COLUMBIA, S.C.- Amy Michelle Thaxton of Columbia, and Mason Bonnycastle Hardy of Newberry, formerly of Columbia, were married at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The Rev. Susan Heath officiated.

Nesbitt-Jones
ATLANTA- Robernett L. Jones and Oz Nesbitt, Sr., both of Lithonia, were married at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2003, at Clifton United Metho-dist Church. Dr. Reginald M. Copeland officiated.

Adamson-Rice
CHARLESTON, S.C.- Susan Carol Rice and Robert Francis Adamson II, both of Atlanta, were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2003, at First Scots Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. G. Daniel McCall officiated.

Harris-Fitts
AIKEN- Shelia D. Fitts of Hephzibah, and A. Marcell Harris of Augusta, were married at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the Victorian Wedding Chapel. Dr. C.W. Joyner, Jr. officiated.

Taylor-Rogers
HEPHZIBAH- Nikki Rogers and Jeremy Taylor, both of Hephzibah, were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, in a garden wedding held at the home of the brides parents. The Rev. John Beck officiated.

English-Wikander
HELEN, Ga.- Mary Louise Wikander and Travis Shawn English, both of Trenton, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Alpine Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Austin Echols officiated.

Gillis-Snider
AUGUSTA- Rachael R. Snider of Nashville, Tenn., (formerly of Augusta) and Jonathan E. Gillis of Florence, Miss., were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the First Assembly of God. The Rev. Baxter Stanley, uncle of the bride officiated.

Flag protesters to print deck of cards

Faith and fellowship calendar

Good eggs

Alleluia leaders to speak at Christian unity conference

Religion news in brief

Faith digest