Children's authors fail to reach audience with e-books
NEW YORK - When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out in July, children from around the world will line up at stores or wait eagerly at home or summer camp for their copy to arrive by mail.

Children's authors fail to reach audience with e-books

Children's authors fail to reach audience with e-books
NEW YORK - When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out in July, children from around the world will line up at stores or wait eagerly at home or summer camp for their copy to arrive by mail.

Florida tops Tennessee

Florida tops Tennessee
OMAHA, Neb. - Matt LaPorta and Brian Jeroloman homered, and Florida held off SEC rival Tennessee 6-4 Friday to win the opening game of the 59th College World Series.

Yankees dominate Pirates, 6-1
NEW YORK - After 2½ months of struggles, Randy Johnson has found his groove.

Florida tops Tennessee
OMAHA, Neb. - Matt LaPorta and Brian Jeroloman homered, and Florida held off SEC rival Tennessee 6-4 Friday to win the opening game of the 59th College World Series.

Smoltz smokes Reds

Hudson added to disabled list
CINCINNATI - To make room for newly signed reliever Jim Brower, the Atlanta Braves knew they'd have to come up with a corresponding move.

Smoltz smokes Reds
CINCINNATI - It's June, not October. Seems like an elementary concept in terms of reading a calendar, but Atlanta starter John Smoltz said he's fast-forwarded his approach a bit, as if the leaves were changing and the air was cooling.

Hudson added to disabled list

Braves having blast in Ohio
CINCINNATI - And to think that John Smoltz was complaining Thursday about Great American Ball Park.

Smoltz smokes Reds
CINCINNATI - It's June, not October. Seems like an elementary concept in terms of reading a calendar, but Atlanta starter John Smoltz said he's fast-forwarded his approach a bit, as if the leaves were changing and the air was cooling.

Braves having blast in Ohio
CINCINNATI - And to think that John Smoltz was complaining Thursday about Great American Ball Park.

Hudson added to disabled list
CINCINNATI - To make room for newly signed reliever Jim Brower, the Atlanta Braves knew they'd have to come up with a corresponding move.

Braves having blast in Ohio

Augusta banker testifies to SEC
A local bank executive told a Securities and Exchange Commission committee Friday that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has created a regulatory and financial nightmare for small, publicly traded companies.

People are restaurateur's profit

A brighter day ahead
Many Augusta employers say the third quarter will be a time for making new hires.

Georgia tops U.S. jobless rate

Director of Broad Street farmers market resigns
The director of Augusta's Saturday Market on Broad announced Friday that he is stepping down and moving to Savannah.

People are restaurateur's profit
S. Truett Cathy, 84, is small in stature, speaks softly and walks slowly.

Augusta banker testifies to SEC
A local bank executive told a Securities and Exchange Commission committee Friday that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has created a regulatory and financial nightmare for small, publicly traded companies.

People are restaurateur's profit
S. Truett Cathy, 84, is small in stature, speaks softly and walks slowly.

Director of Broad Street farmers market resigns
The director of Augusta's Saturday Market on Broad announced Friday that he is stepping down and moving to Savannah.

Director of Broad Street farmers market resigns

A brighter day ahead
Many Augusta employers say the third quarter will be a time for making new hires.

Georgia tops U.S. jobless rate
ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate has topped the national rate for the first time in nearly 16 years, state labor officials reported Thursday.

Augusta banker testifies to SEC

Georgia tops U.S. jobless rate
ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate has topped the national rate for the first time in nearly 16 years, state labor officials reported Thursday.

A brighter day ahead

Ruffling feathers
Newcomers elected to the Richmond County Board of Education last November are ruffling feathers, among both their fellow trustees and the administration.

Ruffling feathers

This Penn isn't mightier
As if the line between journalism and entertainment needed to get any fuzzier, actor Sean Penn has added to that blur.

The cut-and-run crowd

This Penn isn't mightier

The cut-and-run crowd
As polls show the American people getting discouraged with the Iraq war, the traitorous cut-and-run crowd is starting to play their hand. Two U.S. House members, Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., are heading up something called "The Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus."

This Penn isn't mightier
As if the line between journalism and entertainment needed to get any fuzzier, actor Sean Penn has added to that blur.

Durbin's lies
Congressional Democrats have been trying to separate themselves from the hateful, partisan put-downs of their national party chairman, Howard Dean.

Ruffling feathers
Newcomers elected to the Richmond County Board of Education last November are ruffling feathers, among both their fellow trustees and the administration.

The cut-and-run crowd
As polls show the American people getting discouraged with the Iraq war, the traitorous cut-and-run crowd is starting to play their hand. Two U.S. House members, Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., are heading up something called "The Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus."

Patriot Act cleaned up
The poster-child for opposition to the Patriot Act was the part that let the FBI snoop through library and bookstore records to see what suspected terrorists are reading.

Jackson is guilty of many missteps
Michael Jackson is guilty. Yes, I know he was acquitted Monday, and as far as I'm concerned, the conversations of did he or didn't he can end right now. The jury has spoken.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Three weeks after being defeated by Carrie Underwood in the finals of "American Idol," Bo Bice says he's happy he lost.

Tom Cruise proposes to Katie Holmes at Eiffel Tower
PARIS - Tom Cruise popped the question to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower early Friday and then announced the news to the world - they're getting married.

Stevie Wonder pays for funerals for fire victims
PHILADELPHIA - Stevie Wonder has arranged to pay the funeral expenses for five children who were killed in a city row house fire, his publicist said.

People in the News
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. is planning a concert featuring Bob Dylan and Norah Jones to celebrate its 10th anniversary next month.

Tom Cruise proposes to Katie Holmes at Eiffel Tower
PARIS - Tom Cruise popped the question to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower early Friday and then announced the news to the world - they're getting married.

Jackson is guilty of many missteps
Michael Jackson is guilty. Yes, I know he was acquitted Monday, and as far as I'm concerned, the conversations of did he or didn't he can end right now. The jury has spoken.

Stevie Wonder pays for funerals for fire victims
PHILADELPHIA - Stevie Wonder has arranged to pay the funeral expenses for five children who were killed in a city row house fire, his publicist said.

People in the News
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. is planning a concert featuring Bob Dylan and Norah Jones to celebrate its 10th anniversary next month.

Tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

River the new hot spot for bass
When Thurmond Lake's fish turn off so you can't buy a strike over two mornings of fishing, what's a fisherman to do?

Shrine lures in anglers
Five men will be honored for their contributions to the sport of angling when they are inducted into the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame on Oct. 25.

Tournament results

River the new hot spot for bass
When Thurmond Lake's fish turn off so you can't buy a strike over two mornings of fishing, what's a fisherman to do?

River the new hot spot for bass

Too much rain can harm lawns

Too much rain can harm lawns
It is nice in many ways to get a lot of rain during the summer. It makes plants and lawns look better, and we don't have to spend extra time and money on irrigation. But too much rain can bring on problems in the landscape and garden.

Plant breeders can be in your backyard, too
Conjure up an image of the typical plant breeder and you'll probably see in your mind's eye a lab-coated scientist in a brightly lit sterile room, busily blowing pollen grains in one direction or another.

Plant breeders can be in your backyard, too

Plant breeders can be in your backyard, too
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Too much rain can harm lawns
It is nice in many ways to get a lot of rain during the summer. It makes plants and lawns look better, and we don't have to spend extra time and money on irrigation. But too much rain can bring on problems in the landscape and garden.

Tech baseball coach agrees to new contract
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech baseball coach Danny Hall agreed to a five-year contract extension, rejecting overtures from Texas A&M.

Tech baseball coach agrees to new contract
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech baseball coach Danny Hall agreed to a five-year contract extension, rejecting overtures from Texas A&M.

Tech baseball coach agrees to new contract

Jackets put Gnats away in 15 innings
A young fan told Marcus Sanders after Friday's Augusta GreenJackets game that it was the first baseball game she's ever attended.

Jackets put Gnats away in 15 innings
A young fan told Marcus Sanders after Friday's Augusta GreenJackets game that it was the first baseball game she's ever attended.

GreenJackets' stars prove worth in win
The Augusta GreenJackets gave the fans at Lake Olmstead Stadium a little preview of this month's South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

GreenJackets' stars prove worth in win
The Augusta GreenJackets gave the fans at Lake Olmstead Stadium a little preview of this month's South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Precision plays big part in Howell's turnaround

Health returns with golf game
It doesn't matter how many times he's been asked the question over the past two weeks. Wayne Marchant is happy to answer it every time.

Coble outlasts rally by teen
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Laura Coble survived a string of three RemiJin Camping comeback birdies on Friday to win her first Women's Southern Amateur Championship after 34 holes.

Howell falls apart on back nine
PINEHURST, N.C. - Charles Howell was cruising along, hanging inside the top 20 through 10 holes and lurking just off the leaderboard.

Langham, Parel fall short of cut

Golf: A day full of surprises
PINEHURST, N.C. - Rocco Mediate and Olin Browne, two 40-somethings supposedly in the twilight of their careers, didn't expect to be at Pinehurst No. 2 for the 105th U.S. Open, let alone share the first-round lead.

Precision plays big part in Howell's turnaround
PINEHURST, N.C. - Charles Howell's Pinehurst story is not uncommon. One day everything rolls off. The next day everything rolls in.

Parel makes major progress since '02
PINEHURST, N.C. - No matter what caliber of player, U.S. Opens never feel comfortable.

Trio share slim lead at the midway point
PINEHURST, N.C. - Some introductions are in order at the 105th U.S. Open.

Dogs lie down in opening round
PINEHURST, N.C. - Something was missing for the three University of Georgia golfers who played together at Pinehurst on Thursday.

Forest Hills taps Allen to manage
All roads led to Augusta for Scott Allen. He played in the high school state championship tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club as a junior. He finished runner-up.

Golf: The cream rise, with a surprise at the top
PINEHURST, N.C. - Olin Browne strolled to the cup as his 18-foot putt dropped on the toughest hole at Pinehurst No. 2, making it look like just another routine birdie.

Coble outlasts rally by teen

Parel makes major progress since '02

Woods wins Masters rematch, shoots 70
PINEHURST, N.C. - This time he holed the impossible pitch shot, rattled off three straight birdies and had the hot putter.

Dogs lie down in opening round
PINEHURST, N.C. - Something was missing for the three University of Georgia golfers who played together at Pinehurst on Thursday.

Forest Hills taps Allen to manage
All roads led to Augusta for Scott Allen. He played in the high school state championship tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club as a junior. He finished runner-up.

Dogs lie down in opening round

Birdie streak keeps Love afloat
PINEHURST, N.C. - As if an opening 77 wasn't disastrous enough, Davis Love III was headed for even more trouble in the early part of his second round Friday in the U.S. Open.

Golf: A day full of surprises

Langham, Parel fall short of cut
PINEHURST, N.C. - The opportunities to play the weekend at the U.S. Open were there for Franklin Langham and Scott Parel.

Woods wins Masters rematch, shoots 70

Precision plays big part in Howell's turnaround
PINEHURST, N.C. - Charles Howell's Pinehurst story is not uncommon. One day everything rolls off. The next day everything rolls in.

Howell falls apart on back nine

Forest Hills taps Allen to manage

Coble outlasts rally by teen
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Laura Coble survived a string of three RemiJin Camping comeback birdies on Friday to win her first Women's Southern Amateur Championship after 34 holes.

Trio share slim lead at the midway point

Golf: A day full of surprises
PINEHURST, N.C. - Rocco Mediate and Olin Browne, two 40-somethings supposedly in the twilight of their careers, didn't expect to be at Pinehurst No. 2 for the 105th U.S. Open, let alone share the first-round lead.

Health returns with golf game

Howell falls apart on back nine
PINEHURST, N.C. - Charles Howell was cruising along, hanging inside the top 20 through 10 holes and lurking just off the leaderboard.

Browne is not feeling withdrawal
PINEHURST, N.C. - Olin Browne's decision last week to continue playing in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier is looking pretty good this morning.

Health returns with golf game
It doesn't matter how many times he's been asked the question over the past two weeks. Wayne Marchant is happy to answer it every time.

Woods wins Masters rematch, shoots 70
PINEHURST, N.C. - This time he holed the impossible pitch shot, rattled off three straight birdies and had the hot putter.

Garcia chases history at Open
PINEHURST, N.C. - Sergio Garcia isn't about to give away his secrets this week.

Trio share slim lead at the midway point
PINEHURST, N.C. - Some introductions are in order at the 105th U.S. Open.

Golf: The cream rise, with a surprise at the top
PINEHURST, N.C. - Olin Browne strolled to the cup as his 18-foot putt dropped on the toughest hole at Pinehurst No. 2, making it look like just another routine birdie.

Langham, Parel fall short of cut
PINEHURST, N.C. - The opportunities to play the weekend at the U.S. Open were there for Franklin Langham and Scott Parel.

Parel makes major progress since '02
PINEHURST, N.C. - No matter what caliber of player, U.S. Opens never feel comfortable.

Golf: The cream rise, with a surprise at the top

GreenJackets' stars prove worth in win

Jackets put Gnats away in 15 innings

'Chronicle' readers roam around the world
Your vacation postcards are backing up. Let's check them out. The Taylors from Evans send a card from St. Augustine, where "one drink from the fountain of youth and we lost 10 years!"

State Ethics Commission fines Gov. Perdue
ATLANTA - The State Ethics Commission on Friday fined Gov. Sonny Perdue $1,900 for campaign disclosure law violations and ordered him to repay more than $18,000 in campaign contributions, most of that to his wife, Mary, for using her company's airplane.

U.S. automotive technology lags

Destructive trade deals should not go through
Will Americans wake up in time to save the United States from the Central American Free Trade Agreement and the Free Trade Area of the Americas?Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Tax assessments are hijackings

Tax assessments are hijackings
Mayor Bob Young boasted that the Augusta tax base had increased by $1 billion, and 30,000 lucky landowners should be thrilled to know their property values increased greatly in the last few months.Frank A. Albert, Grovetown

St. Joseph's must not be closed
With the recent announcement of St. Joseph Hospital's future - closing, being sold or downsizing - I feel I must let the community know what a loss it would be for our hospital to close.Patricia Scoggins, Augusta

Destructive trade deals should not go through

Plan could help Gitmo's image
There's been much talk about the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Stem-cell research must go on
I am writing in response to recent letters about the stem-cell debate. I disagree that one has to base one's opinion about stem-cell research strictly on religious beliefs.Kathy Vitacco, Evans

U.S. automotive technology lags
While your "Genuine GM disaster" editorial (June 13) is interesting, you have not addressed the major American automotive manufacturers' problems - that being, General Motors has a line of vehicles that are built around 1940s technology.Bruce Cameron, Evans

Destructive trade deals should not go through
Will Americans wake up in time to save the United States from the Central American Free Trade Agreement and the Free Trade Area of the Americas?Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Tax assessments are hijackings
Mayor Bob Young boasted that the Augusta tax base had increased by $1 billion, and 30,000 lucky landowners should be thrilled to know their property values increased greatly in the last few months.Frank A. Albert, Grovetown

U.S. troops need to leave Iraq
In response to Ken Manfredi's letter to the editor ("Put death toll in right perspective," June 15), he tries, in vain, to make a case for his right-wing, closed-minded views.Jim Reid, Martinez

U.S. automotive technology lags
While your "Genuine GM disaster" editorial (June 13) is interesting, you have not addressed the major American automotive manufacturers' problems - that being, General Motors has a line of vehicles that are built around 1940s technology.Bruce Cameron, Evans

Living briefs

High Mileage Award program

Fashion briefs

Audi's A3 is compact but powerful

The great grilling debate heats up each summer

Diane von Furstenberg: lifetime in fashion not long enough

E-mail scam can wreck car sale

Living briefs
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The great grilling debate heats up each summer
Some people like to argue that Coke is better than Pepsi, or Dunkin' Donuts are superior to Krispy Kremes. A self-described "oven freak," Clint Bryant is more interested in charcoal vs. gas. In his mind, blazing orange embers beat colorless gases any day.

High Mileage Award program
After more than a year's hiatus, Mercedes-Benz has reintroduced its High Mileage Award program to recognize owners with long-lasting cars, the Chicago Tribune reports.

E-mail scam can wreck car sale
A scheme that needs to be exposed has found its way onto the Internet. Thanks to a reader, who will go by Eli, we now know how it works:

The great grilling debate heats up each summer
Some people like to argue that Coke is better than Pepsi, or Dunkin' Donuts are superior to Krispy Kremes. A self-described "oven freak," Clint Bryant is more interested in charcoal vs. gas. In his mind, blazing orange embers beat colorless gases any day.

High Mileage Award program
After more than a year's hiatus, Mercedes-Benz has reintroduced its High Mileage Award program to recognize owners with long-lasting cars, the Chicago Tribune reports.

E-mail scam can wreck car sale
A scheme that needs to be exposed has found its way onto the Internet. Thanks to a reader, who will go by Eli, we now know how it works:

Audi's A3 is compact but powerful
It's a five-door hatchback and is smaller and lower-priced than Audi's A4 sedan, but Audi's new price leader in the United States, the 2006 A3, is no cheap car.

Diane von Furstenberg: lifetime in fashion not long enough
NEW YORK - Diane von Furstenberg spent three decades making the case that women can be sexy, strong and successful.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Searching for your own personal style? It might be just a pair of jeans and bottle of bleach away.

Audi's A3 is compact but powerful
It's a five-door hatchback and is smaller and lower-priced than Audi's A4 sedan, but Audi's new price leader in the United States, the 2006 A3, is no cheap car.

Diane von Furstenberg: lifetime in fashion not long enough
NEW YORK - Diane von Furstenberg spent three decades making the case that women can be sexy, strong and successful.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Searching for your own personal style? It might be just a pair of jeans and bottle of bleach away.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your entertainment bets for this weekend:

Former hostage writing book on her ordeal

Huge backlog revealed with new court law
The move to streamline case assignment in Augusta Judicial Circuit courts has been complicated with the discovery of thousands of backlogged cases - some stretching back half a decade or longer.

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Across South Carolina

Security program awarded funding

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Former hostage writing book on her ordeal
ATLANTA - The woman who convinced a suspected courtroom killer to surrender during a seven-hour hostage ordeal at her suburban apartment is writing a memoir.

'Chronicle' gets general excellence award

Instructor faces assault charge

Offender jailed on violation

Women ordered to give up 82 dogs

Police look into report delay

Sparklers are OK for this year's 4th

Reed Creek sand runoff might be clogging canal

Security program awarded funding
Homeland security is hitting home in Columbia County in the form of money.

Kid of the Day

Commissioner wants lane on perilous road
Once a new convenience store and car wash is built on Mike Padgett Highway at Old Waynesboro Road, Augusta Commissioner Jimmy Smith worries that the highway will become even more dangerous for drivers.

News you can use

Panel to decide area code's fate
ATLANTA - If calling changes are inevitable, businesses would rather dial more digits than lose their existing area code, representatives told state regulators Thursday.

Across the area

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Worth the wait

N. Augustan uncovered break-in

Across Georgia

High levels of bacteria reported in waterways

Officials had to build case after confession
AIKEN - For more than a month, state social workers and sheriff's detectives say they knew that a Windsor man had confessed to sexually assaulting young girls.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Grace Holliday is today's Kid of the Day.

State Ethics Commission fines Gov. Perdue

Governor agrees to $1,900 fine
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue reached a deal with the State Ethics Commission on Friday to pay $1,900 in fines and return more than $18,000 in campaign contributions to settle charges stemming from his 2002 run for the governorship and his re-election campaign.

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Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Myrtle Beach State Park is without lifeguards for the first time in four decades after the state canceled a contract with a lifeguard service that went out of business, officials say.

High levels of bacteria reported in waterways
AIKEN - Potentially harmful levels of fecal coliform have been reported in four Aiken County waterways, including one that feeds heavily used Langley Pond.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Fort Benning soldier with ties to Sumter, Greenville and Easley, S.C., was killed earlier this week during a roadside bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, according to the Defense Department.

Across the area

Across the area
An Aiken man died Friday morning from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident Thursday.

Women ordered to give up 82 dogs
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Two women were scolded by a judge after they pleaded not guilty to single counts of cruelty to animals and surrendered the rights to 82 dogs and a cat to Glynn County animal control officers.

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COLUMBIA - A former Holly Hill police officer has been charged with dropping traffic offenses against women if they let him videotape them stripping, according to State Law Enforcement Division warrants.

Sky's the limit for travelers
The 3,000-person cruise Ann Bruno is taking this month from New York City has been booked solid for almost three months.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A former Holly Hill police officer has been charged with dropping traffic offenses against women if they let him videotape them stripping, according to State Law Enforcement Division warrants.

Robbery suspect
The Wrens Police Department is looking for this man, who was caught on surveillance video during the robbery of First State Bank on Main Street in Wrens at 1:10 p.m. Friday.

Corrections
An article in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about a man who authorities said tried to enter the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center with a sawed-off shotgun contained incorrect information. Tony Lamar Buford is not currently being supervised by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, a spokeswoman for the board said.

Instructor faces assault charge
An Aiken Technical College instructor, whose actions allegedly sent one student to the hospital, has been charged with simple assault, a school police officer said Friday.

Huge backlog revealed with new court law

Reed Creek sand runoff might be clogging canal
At the request of Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell, Columbia County officials have initiated a nearly $8,000 study involving a gritty detail of the Augusta Canal - sand runoff.

Growth of tumors is linked to 'hijacking'

Man gets life term for shooting, killing man
An Augusta man who shot two men, killing one, was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Across Georgia

Volunteers help save Tybee Island turtles
SAVANNAH, Ga. - More than 250 diamondback terrapins, most of them heavy with eggs, have died this spring trying to cross U.S. Highway 80, which leads to Tybee Island, and a brigade of volunteers has tried to help.

Police look into report delay
Child molestation allegations against a Riverside Elementary School substitute teacher went unreported by school officials for more than a month, and Columbia County Sheriff's Office officials said Friday they are considering whether the school might be held accountable.

Worth the wait
An employee of the Spirit gas station on Washington Road in Martinez directs traffic around the station Friday as motorists line up for regular gasoline, priced at $1.69 per gallon.

Man faces sex abuse charges

Offender jailed on violation
Authorities arrested a convicted sex offender Friday who they said was violating his probation by teaching at a North Augusta martial arts academy.

Most members lose interest in Internet

Police look into report delay
Child molestation allegations against a Riverside Elementary School substitute teacher went unreported by school officials for more than a month, and Columbia County Sheriff's Office officials said Friday they are considering whether the school might be held accountable.

Across South Carolina

Newspaper staffers deliver baby story
Metro Courier delivered a whole lot more than newspapers Friday morning.

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Panel to decide area code's fate

Huge backlog revealed with new court law
The move to streamline case assignment in Augusta Judicial Circuit courts has been complicated with the discovery of thousands of backlogged cases - some stretching back half a decade or longer.

Car runs over woman in lot

'Chronicle' gets general excellence award
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - Sports stories about local athletes finding success against the odds, photographic images of breaking news and a rare sweep of all editorial writing entries helped earn The Augusta Chronicle second place in this year's General Excellence categories in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspapers Contest.

Car runs over woman in lot
An Augusta woman was in critical condition Thursday after being run over by a driver authorities said was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.

Officials had to build case after confession
AIKEN - For more than a month, state social workers and sheriff's detectives say they knew that a Windsor man had confessed to sexually assaulting young girls.

Man faces sex abuse charges
AIKEN - A 59-year-old Windsor man has been charged with 28 counts of sexually assaulting young girls at his home.

Kid of the Day
Grace Holliday is today's Kid of the Day.

Commissioner wants lane on perilous road

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Fort Benning soldier with ties to Sumter, Greenville and Easley, S.C., was killed earlier this week during a roadside bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, according to the Defense Department.

Most members lose interest in Internet
Although Richmond County school board members voted in March to install high-speed Internet access in their homes, they are now being polled to determine whether they still want it.

Across the area
An Aiken man died Friday morning from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident Thursday.

N. Augustan uncovered break-in
If it wasn't for North Augusta native Frank Wills, there never would have been a Deep Throat.

Officials had to build case after confession

Kid of the Day
Katelyn Holliday is today's Kid of the Day.

Sky's the limit for travelers

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old Augusta man on a child molestation charge Thursday, police records show.

Across Georgia
WILLIAMSON - Two people were killed Thursday when their single-engine trainer aircraft crashed in a field shortly after takeoff, authorities said.

Across Georgia
WILLIAMSON - Two people were killed Thursday when their single-engine trainer aircraft crashed in a field shortly after takeoff, authorities said.

Newspaper staffers deliver baby story

Sparklers are OK for this year's 4th
ATLANTA - This year's Fourth of July sizzle may come from more than the barbecue grill.

Growth of tumors is linked to 'hijacking'
Finding her breast cancer early paid off for Connie Crenshaw - twice. Mrs. Crenshaw's tumors were tiny and therefore less likely to have spread to other organs.

Sparklers are OK for this year's 4th
ATLANTA - This year's Fourth of July sizzle may come from more than the barbecue grill.

Commissioner wants lane on perilous road
Once a new convenience store and car wash is built on Mike Padgett Highway at Old Waynesboro Road, Augusta Commissioner Jimmy Smith worries that the highway will become even more dangerous for drivers.

Robbery suspect

Security program awarded funding
Homeland security is hitting home in Columbia County in the form of money.

Panel to decide area code's fate
ATLANTA - If calling changes are inevitable, businesses would rather dial more digits than lose their existing area code, representatives told state regulators Thursday.

Kid of the Day
Katelyn Holliday is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old Augusta man on a child molestation charge Thursday, police records show.

Women ordered to give up 82 dogs
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Two women were scolded by a judge after they pleaded not guilty to single counts of cruelty to animals and surrendered the rights to 82 dogs and a cat to Glynn County animal control officers.

Growth of tumors is linked to 'hijacking'
Finding her breast cancer early paid off for Connie Crenshaw - twice. Mrs. Crenshaw's tumors were tiny and therefore less likely to have spread to other organs.

Newspaper staffers deliver baby story
Metro Courier delivered a whole lot more than newspapers Friday morning.

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Events scheduled for today include:

Former hostage writing book on her ordeal
ATLANTA - The woman who convinced a suspected courtroom killer to surrender during a seven-hour hostage ordeal at her suburban apartment is writing a memoir.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Myrtle Beach State Park is without lifeguards for the first time in four decades after the state canceled a contract with a lifeguard service that went out of business, officials say.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Sky's the limit for travelers
The 3,000-person cruise Ann Bruno is taking this month from New York City has been booked solid for almost three months.

Most members lose interest in Internet
Although Richmond County school board members voted in March to install high-speed Internet access in their homes, they are now being polled to determine whether they still want it.

Robbery suspect
The Wrens Police Department is looking for this man, who was caught on surveillance video during the robbery of First State Bank on Main Street in Wrens at 1:10 p.m. Friday.

N. Augustan uncovered break-in
If it wasn't for North Augusta native Frank Wills, there never would have been a Deep Throat.

Instructor faces assault charge
An Aiken Technical College instructor, whose actions allegedly sent one student to the hospital, has been charged with simple assault, a school police officer said Friday.

Car runs over woman in lot
An Augusta woman was in critical condition Thursday after being run over by a driver authorities said was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.

Reed Creek sand runoff might be clogging canal
At the request of Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell, Columbia County officials have initiated a nearly $8,000 study involving a gritty detail of the Augusta Canal - sand runoff.

Man faces sex abuse charges
AIKEN - A 59-year-old Windsor man has been charged with 28 counts of sexually assaulting young girls at his home.

Worth the wait
An employee of the Spirit gas station on Washington Road in Martinez directs traffic around the station Friday as motorists line up for regular gasoline, priced at $1.69 per gallon.

High levels of bacteria reported in waterways
AIKEN - Potentially harmful levels of fecal coliform have been reported in four Aiken County waterways, including one that feeds heavily used Langley Pond.

Offender jailed on violation
Authorities arrested a convicted sex offender Friday who they said was violating his probation by teaching at a North Augusta martial arts academy.

'Chronicle' gets general excellence award
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - Sports stories about local athletes finding success against the odds, photographic images of breaking news and a rare sweep of all editorial writing entries helped earn The Augusta Chronicle second place in this year's General Excellence categories in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspapers Contest.

State Ethics Commission fines Gov. Perdue
ATLANTA - The State Ethics Commission on Friday fined Gov. Sonny Perdue $1,900 for campaign disclosure law violations and ordered him to repay more than $18,000 in campaign contributions, most of that to his wife, Mary, for using her company's airplane.

Blink and you can miss best (and worst) of Open
PINEHURST, N.C. - U.S. Opens have been known to cause so many symptoms, they should come with a warning label.

Golf's 'Animal' stays true to self
PINEHURST, N.C. - When John Daly's reasoning for skipping practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday were cited as "too hot and too hard," the infamous rebuke from Dean Vernon Wormer to Flounder immediately leapt to mind.

Blink and you can miss best (and worst) of Open
PINEHURST, N.C. - U.S. Opens have been known to cause so many symptoms, they should come with a warning label.

Golf's 'Animal' stays true to self
PINEHURST, N.C. - When John Daly's reasoning for skipping practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday were cited as "too hot and too hard," the infamous rebuke from Dean Vernon Wormer to Flounder immediately leapt to mind.

Poll: Fans prefer home viewing to big-screen
LOS ANGELES - The parking's easy and there are no lines at the concession stand: Most Americans would now rather watch films at home than in theaters, according to an AP-AOL poll.

Poll: Fans prefer home viewing to big-screen

Poll: Fans prefer home viewing to big-screen
LOS ANGELES - The parking's easy and there are no lines at the concession stand: Most Americans would now rather watch films at home than in theaters, according to an AP-AOL poll.

Rapper Cassidy turns himself in to face murder charge
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Cassidy turned himself in to authorities Friday in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured two others.

Rapper Cassidy turns himself in to face murder charge
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Cassidy turned himself in to authorities Friday in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured two others.

Rapper Cassidy turns himself in to face murder charge

Martin's seen a lot during racing days
BROOKLYN, Mich. - During his farewell tour as a driver on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Mark Martin continually likes to remind everyone he's not very smart.

Martin's seen a lot during racing days
BROOKLYN, Mich. - During his farewell tour as a driver on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Mark Martin continually likes to remind everyone he's not very smart.

Martin's seen a lot during racing days

Pistons' defense on Duncan has rendered him ordinary
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The battles between Tim Duncan and Rasheed Wallace date to their days on opposite ends of Tobacco Road, when Wake Forest played North Carolina and the two young big men were just starting down the path that has led them to these NBA Finals.

Pistons' defense on Duncan has rendered him ordinary
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The battles between Tim Duncan and Rasheed Wallace date to their days on opposite ends of Tobacco Road, when Wake Forest played North Carolina and the two young big men were just starting down the path that has led them to these NBA Finals.

Timberwolves hire Sonics assistant Casey
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves hired longtime Seattle assistant Dwane Casey as their new coach on Friday.

Detroit knots up best-of-7
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Tayshaun Prince looked down upon Manu Ginobili, faked him out with a quick move and darted to the basket for a resounding dunk.

Pistons' defense on Duncan has rendered him ordinary

Timberwolves hire Sonics assistant Casey
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves hired longtime Seattle assistant Dwane Casey as their new coach on Friday.

Timberwolves hire Sonics assistant Casey

Mr. Douglas R. Smith    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie Devoe    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Bess G. Adams    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie R. Miller    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Thena Wiggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr.    (EVANSTON, Ill.)

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. H.M. Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sudie L. Cobb    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Rev. Dr. George Weaver    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James L. McMurrain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriet A. Moore    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Norman Wallace    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Booker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sudie L. Cobb    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Booker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Bowden, Jr.    (STATHAM, Ga.)

Mr. Silas Curry    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Silas Curry    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gartrell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Coleman, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie Devoe    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr.    (EVANSTON, Ill.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie G. Parrish    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva C. Oglesby    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Y. Nichols    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie L.. Harden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Henley    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. Eugene J. Hamilton    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Sauls Carter    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thena Wiggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Philip L. Stewart    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Damir Tomljenovic    (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie B. Dean    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Bowden, Jr.    (STATHAM, Ga.)

Mr. David Edward Kaplan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ulysses Coleman, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gartrell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie B. Dean    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Edward Kaplan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Damir Tomljenovic    (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)

Mrs. Harriet A. Moore    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Philip L. Stewart    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Sauls Carter    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Lowder    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Matthew Gray    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Lowder    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rev. Dr. George Weaver    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Mary Y. Nichols    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Gray    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. James L. McMurrain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert J. Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Rev. Eugene J. Hamilton    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr.    (AVISTON, Ill.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie M. Hawkins    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. John H. Henley    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. H.M. Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Norman Wallace    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie L.. Harden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas R. Smith    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. William Lee Plotts, Sr.    (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. O'Neal Salter Graves    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie R. Miller    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Lee Plotts, Sr.    (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva C. Oglesby    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ronnie G. Parrish    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie M. Hawkins    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr.    (AVISTON, Ill.)

Mrs. O'Neal Salter Graves    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert J. Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bess G. Adams    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Flossie Devoe (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva C. Oglesby (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sudie L. Cobb (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Booker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. H.M. Willis (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Gray (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Y. Nichols (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Eugene J. Hamilton (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Damir Tomljenovic (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)

Mr. John H. Henley (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert J. Green (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Silas Curry (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie G. Parrish (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Sauls Carter (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Bess G. Adams (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Bowden, Jr. (STATHAM, Ga.)

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Ulysses Coleman, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Miss Johnnie Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriet A. Moore (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Norman Wallace (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Philip L. Stewart (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie B. Dean (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr. (AVISTON, Ill.)

Mr. James L. McMurrain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. David Edward Kaplan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Lee Plotts, Sr. (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr. (EVANSTON, Ill.)

Mrs. Essie R. Miller (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Lowder (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. Dr. George Weaver (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Maggie L.. Harden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas R. Smith (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. O'Neal Salter Graves (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Johnnie M. Hawkins (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thena Wiggins (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gartrell (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Tribe still supports Florida State use of nickname

Overtime

Overtime

FireBall calm Chaos

Goals keep senior sharp

Roddick given tough draw at Wimbledon

Waters steers team to ultimate reward

Dutcher keeps pep in her step

Goals keep senior sharp
Almost every player of the year story starts the same way. Player does something great; team, fans and coaches are amazed; nothing but smooth sailing along a dream year.

Overtime
USC Aiken's baseball team finished the season ranked No. 12 in the final Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30 coaches poll.

Overtime
USC Aiken's baseball team finished the season ranked No. 12 in the final Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30 coaches poll.

FireBall calm Chaos
During its perfect start, the Augusta FireBall United's defense had gotten most of the credit for the team's early success.

South Aiken's 'Goose' has been golden in net
Ring up the Gustavsons in Aiken. Ask to speak with Goose and prepare for a quick quiz.

Dutcher keeps pep in her step
South Aiken coach Bridget Dutcher has a different sort of "Win one for the Gipper" speech.

Roddick given tough draw at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - To get to the Wimbledon final, Andy Roddick may first have to get past the tallest player on the tour, the local favorite and the game's newest darling.

Waters steers team to ultimate reward
Everyone saw it coming. South Aiken's boys soccer team began the year with its stable bursting with talent.

Dutcher keeps pep in her step
South Aiken coach Bridget Dutcher has a different sort of "Win one for the Gipper" speech.

Goals keep senior sharp
Almost every player of the year story starts the same way. Player does something great; team, fans and coaches are amazed; nothing but smooth sailing along a dream year.

Tribe still supports Florida State use of nickname
MIAMI - The Seminole Tribe of Florida said it still backs Florida State University's use of the Seminoles nickname, just a week before the NCAA meets on the appropriateness of American Indian nicknames.

Roddick given tough draw at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - To get to the Wimbledon final, Andy Roddick may first have to get past the tallest player on the tour, the local favorite and the game's newest darling.

Tribe still supports Florida State use of nickname
MIAMI - The Seminole Tribe of Florida said it still backs Florida State University's use of the Seminoles nickname, just a week before the NCAA meets on the appropriateness of American Indian nicknames.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., a 5-foot birdie putt by Laura Coble catapulted the Augustan to her first Women's Southern Amateur Championship final and halted the run of a surging Lindsey Bergeon, a Florida Southern sophomore playing her first match-play event.

Waters steers team to ultimate reward
Everyone saw it coming. South Aiken's boys soccer team began the year with its stable bursting with talent.

FireBall continue to smoke
There are a few defining moments that illustrate the true character of a team. The Augusta FireBall United soccer team had its first one a week ago.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., a 5-foot birdie putt by Laura Coble catapulted the Augustan to her first Women's Southern Amateur Championship final and halted the run of a surging Lindsey Bergeon, a Florida Southern sophomore playing her first match-play event.

FireBall calm Chaos
During its perfect start, the Augusta FireBall United's defense had gotten most of the credit for the team's early success.

Groups see lack of men in pews
There are no 'Men, keep out' signs above church doors, but to some men, there might as well be.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com.

Faith digest
A 300-VOICE CHOIR of youths from the Carolinas and Georgia will perform for the Aiken Ambush at 4 p.m. today at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken. The event is sponsored by Christ N U, a parachurch youth ministry.

Insiders offer two 'instant' books on Pope Benedict
Pope Benedict XVI assumed Peter's throne April 19, leaving behind an extensive paper trail from his years as a theologian in Germany and as the Vatican's chief doctrinal overseer. The conservative Ignatius Press has issued many of his writings.

Insiders offer two 'instant' books on Pope Benedict
Pope Benedict XVI assumed Peter's throne April 19, leaving behind an extensive paper trail from his years as a theologian in Germany and as the Vatican's chief doctrinal overseer. The conservative Ignatius Press has issued many of his writings.

Church, neighborhood take to streets to battle crime
It has been a good year since Mount Vernon Baptist Church and its South Nellieville neighbors prayed in the streets to run drug dealers out of their community. On Wednesday, it was time to go back.

Friends, church members pray for pastor's recovery
The Rev. Scott Ostendorf, a preacher-biker from Clearwater, is on a new journey.

Groups see lack of men in pews
There are no 'Men, keep out' signs above church doors, but to some men, there might as well be.

Church, neighborhood take to streets to battle crime
It has been a good year since Mount Vernon Baptist Church and its South Nellieville neighbors prayed in the streets to run drug dealers out of their community. On Wednesday, it was time to go back.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com.

Faith digest
A 300-VOICE CHOIR of youths from the Carolinas and Georgia will perform for the Aiken Ambush at 4 p.m. today at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken. The event is sponsored by Christ N U, a parachurch youth ministry.

Friends, church members pray for pastor's recovery
The Rev. Scott Ostendorf, a preacher-biker from Clearwater, is on a new journey.

Golf's 'Animal' stays true to self

Blink and you can miss best (and worst) of Open

First two hours inside Austin 'Real World' control room

Runaway bride to pitch TV project about her life
ATLANTA - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks has struck a deal for a TV project about her misadventures, irritating some people in her hometown.

First two hours inside Austin 'Real World' control room
AUSTIN, Texas - Jim Johnston, supervising producer of the 16th season of "The Real World," is swaggering back and forth like a rancher directing his hands to cover the herd, calling out commands on a walkie-talkie to three camera crews.

Michael Palin up to something completely different
LOS ANGELES - Head for the hills with Michael Palin. "Himalaya" - premiering 9 p.m. Sunday, June 20 on the Travel Channel - chronicles his six-month journey over the Khyber Pass from Pakistan to Afghanistan and then into India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Burma.

Michael Palin up to something completely different

Michael Palin up to something completely different
LOS ANGELES - Head for the hills with Michael Palin. "Himalaya" - premiering 9 p.m. Sunday, June 20 on the Travel Channel - chronicles his six-month journey over the Khyber Pass from Pakistan to Afghanistan and then into India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Burma.

First two hours inside Austin 'Real World' control room
AUSTIN, Texas - Jim Johnston, supervising producer of the 16th season of "The Real World," is swaggering back and forth like a rancher directing his hands to cover the herd, calling out commands on a walkie-talkie to three camera crews.

Jackson is guilty of many missteps

People in the News

Tom Cruise proposes to Katie Holmes at Eiffel Tower

Stevie Wonder pays for funerals for fire victims

Faith calendar

Church, neighborhood take to streets to battle crime

Insiders offer two 'instant' books on Pope Benedict

Groups see lack of men in pews

Friends, church members pray for pastor's recovery

Faith digest