Teacher explains percentages
Mathematical shortcuts are used daily by adults, said Brett Cooper, a North Augusta resident who teaches fifth grade math and has written a book called Pesky Percentages.

Reunions
STROM THURMOND HIGH SCHOOL 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, with a family event at Misty Lake on Friday and a banquet at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta on Saturday; contact Mack Thomas, (803) 278-4981 or Mack416@comcast.net

Events
RESERVATIONS FOR RENTAL FACILITIES: Camping reservations for coastal state parks should be made by telephone, mail or in person at least 14 days before occupancy dates for a minimum of four nights during the week or three nights on weekends.

Augusta State graduates
This is a list of spring graduate candidates from Augusta State University:

Dinosaurs roaming Fort Discovery again
From mild-looking sea creatures to terrifying carnivores with bared teeth and bloody claws, dinosaurs have returned to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

Literacy site numbers
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Around the block
The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Monday at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. Alysa Smith will perform. The event is free. If it rains, the concert will be held at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Call 642-7631.

Events
RESERVATIONS FOR RENTAL FACILITIES: Camping reservations for coastal state parks should be made by telephone, mail or in person at least 14 days before occupancy dates for a minimum of four nights during the week or three nights on weekends.

Farmers market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call (803) 643-4660.

Farmers market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call (803) 643-4660.

Summer camp based on popular crime show
Some of the 15 children enrolled in the CSI: Aiken summer camp last week hope some day to make their mark in the field of forensic science.

Library schedules
Here's what's going on at area libraries

Pet of the week
Kirby, a 5-month-old shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Recreation schedules
SUMMER CAMP: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 5; arts and crafts, reading, movies, outdoor activities, swimming and more; for ages 6-12; $65 per child for two weeks

Seat-belt violators targeted
Aiken County students who don't wear their seat belts risk more than a $25 ticket: They could lose their school parking spots.

Around the block
The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Monday at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. Alysa Smith will perform. The event is free. If it rains, the concert will be held at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Call 642-7631.

Recreation schedules
SUMMER CAMP: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 5; arts and crafts, reading, movies, outdoor activities, swimming and more; for ages 6-12; $65 per child for two weeks

Reunions
STROM THURMOND HIGH SCHOOL 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, with a family event at Misty Lake on Friday and a banquet at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta on Saturday; contact Mack Thomas, (803) 278-4981 or Mack416@comcast.net

Literacy site numbers
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

All-star softball player is a born athlete
A life filled with sports was part of Kayte Gilliland's destiny.

Augusta State graduates
This is a list of spring graduate candidates from Augusta State University:

Summer camp based on popular crime show
Some of the 15 children enrolled in the CSI: Aiken summer camp last week hope some day to make their mark in the field of forensic science.

All-star softball player is a born athlete
A life filled with sports was part of Kayte Gilliland's destiny.

Food bank warehouse gets air conditioning
Working in the heat never bothered Jenia Frails.

Food bank warehouse gets air conditioning
Working in the heat never bothered Jenia Frails.

Dinosaurs roaming Fort Discovery again
From mild-looking sea creatures to terrifying carnivores with bared teeth and bloody claws, dinosaurs have returned to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

Two teens are left in scholarship contest
On June 16, the 13-to 18-year-old category of the Make Kids Count scholarship contest was whittled down from four entries to two, with Richard Gilmer and Michael Garner advancing to the final drawing.

Community playhouse sets schedule for coming season
Musicals, comedies and dramas are on tap for the Aiken Community Playhouse's next season .

Across the river
CONCERT AND BARBECUE SUPPER: 5 p.m. today; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; featuring patriotic songs from Savannah River Winds, barbecue dinner; dinner tickets are $6 adults, $4 ages 5-12, free for ages 5 and younger; 210-1133

Teacher explains percentages
Mathematical shortcuts are used daily by adults, said Brett Cooper, a North Augusta resident who teaches fifth grade math and has written a book called Pesky Percentages.

Calendar
HOPELANDS CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday; Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken; with Alysa Smith; free; 642-7631

Calendar
HOPELANDS CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday; Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken; with Alysa Smith; free; 642-7631

North Augusta makes plans for centennial
Plans are coming together for a yearlong celebration of North Augusta's 100th anniversary.

North Augusta makes plans for centennial
Plans are coming together for a yearlong celebration of North Augusta's 100th anniversary.

Community playhouse sets schedule for coming season
Musicals, comedies and dramas are on tap for the Aiken Community Playhouse's next season .

Palahniuk's 'Haunted' is a knockout
The author who showed readers how good a jab to the face can feel with "Fight Club" hits below the belt in his seventh work of fiction, with a sickening punch of grisly stories.

Palahniuk's 'Haunted' is a knockout

Palahniuk's 'Haunted' is a knockout
The author who showed readers how good a jab to the face can feel with "Fight Club" hits below the belt in his seventh work of fiction, with a sickening punch of grisly stories.

MLB roundup
NEW YORK - Cliff Floyd hit a pair of two-run homers, David Wright also connected and the New York Mets routed the Yankees, 10-3 on Saturday, for their second consecutive Subway Series victory.

All-area boys baseball teams
The Augusta Chronicle is saluting prep baseball players from the area.

Barnes' actions, words still speak
Westside threw the top hand and cooked with Crisco this year, giving coach Gerald Barnes had many reasons to love living in the South.

Florida player in the minority
Gavin Dickey stuck with baseball even while his friends gave up on the sport. Now, as the starting left fielder during Florida's run to the championship round of the College World Series, he's part of an ever-dwindling minority.

Barnes' actions, words still speak
Westside threw the top hand and cooked with Crisco this year, giving coach Gerald Barnes had many reasons to love living in the South.

Barnes' actions, words still speak

Reds squeak by Indians
CLEVELAND - Ken Griffey Jr. is back on track and so are the Cincinnati Reds.

Egan, bat live up to hype

Egan, bat live up to hype
His batting average was .597. He was the definition of a slugger, yet he reached base nearly 74 percent of the time.

Florida player in the minority

Egan, bat live up to hype
His batting average was .597. He was the definition of a slugger, yet he reached base nearly 74 percent of the time.

Reds squeak by Indians

Florida player in the minority
Gavin Dickey stuck with baseball even while his friends gave up on the sport. Now, as the starting left fielder during Florida's run to the championship round of the College World Series, he's part of an ever-dwindling minority.

Lions thrived under Johnson

All-area boys baseball teams

Freshman pitcher delivers in clutch
Most baseball coaches would face trepidation when a freshman took the mound.

Lions thrived under Johnson
Craig Johnson had a clear goal when he took the job at Augusta Christian.

Lions thrived under Johnson
Craig Johnson had a clear goal when he took the job at Augusta Christian.

Reds squeak by Indians
CLEVELAND - Ken Griffey Jr. is back on track and so are the Cincinnati Reds.

Freshman pitcher delivers in clutch
Most baseball coaches would face trepidation when a freshman took the mound.

Freshman pitcher delivers in clutch

MLB roundup

All-area boys baseball teams
The Augusta Chronicle is saluting prep baseball players from the area.

MLB roundup
NEW YORK - Cliff Floyd hit a pair of two-run homers, David Wright also connected and the New York Mets routed the Yankees, 10-3 on Saturday, for their second consecutive Subway Series victory.

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Pierce Garrett Perdue
Emmett and Leslie Perdue, of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Pierce Garrett, born June 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sebastian Alexander Nunnelee
Bobbylee and Billie Nunnelee, of Millen, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sebastian Alexander, born May 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Ayden Tyler Cunningham
Rebecca Lynn Snellings and Shaun Patrick Cunningham are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ayden Tyler, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Paul Charles Brooks

John Tyler Prosnak

Jared Austin Thigpen

Sara and Nancy Mobley

Emily Grace Linares

Jackson David Hammett
Jason and Heather Hammett, of Wagener, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson David, born June 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Andrew Michael Simpson

Layla Christain Campbell

Mark Brian Abel

Paige Lauren Ricketts

Elijah Philip Sander

John Tyler Prosnak
Mike and Alison Prosnak, of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Tyler, born May 26, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Sebastian Alexander Nunnelee

Seth David Cibak
April Jane Daniel and Frank David Cibak are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Seth David, born June 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh

Taylor Nichole Stringfield
Brandon and Heather Stringfield of Auburn, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Nichole, born April 1, 2005 at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga.

Alexander Clark Bowen

Paige Lauren Ricketts
Jason and Kym Ricketts, of Augusta, are pleased to announced the birth of their daughter, Paige Lauren, born May 30, 2005 at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

James Edward Harrison

Justin Colt Gallaway

Daisy Kathleen Mills

Brandan Michael Williams

Tyler Gracin Clark

Clint Llewellyn Stanley, Jr.

Ansley Elizabeth Casey

Mark Brian Abel
Brian and heather Abel are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mark Brian, born April 29, 2005. He made his debut at 1:16 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 10oz. and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by big brother Jacob, 9 and big sisters Hope, 7 and Meredith, 1.

Parker William Cozzi

Parker William Cozzi
Alex and Sunday Cozzi, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker William, born May 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Katelyn Nicole Hardin

Andrew Michael Simpson
Ashleigh Marie Simpson is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Andrew Michael, born June 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Pierce Garrett Perdue
Emmett and Leslie Perdue, of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Pierce Garrett, born June 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Grace Linares
Victor and Vicki Linares, of Washington, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace, born May 24, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Clint Llewellyn Stanley, Jr.
Amber Blount and Clint Stanley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Clint Llewellyn, born May 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 2:48 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Ansley Elizabeth Casey
Paul and Delta Casey, of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Elizabeth, born on May 20. 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Mark Brian Abel
Brian and heather Abel are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mark Brian, born April 29, 2005. He made his debut at 1:16 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 10oz. and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by big brother Jacob, 9 and big sisters Hope, 7 and Meredith, 1.

Nathan Scott Vandegrift
Scott and Angela Vandegrift, of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Scott, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Akira Elise Simmons
Artesia Elvira Mobley and Earnest Simmons, II, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Akira Elise, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Helen Sharp
Shelley Williams and Carman Sharp III are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Helen, born May 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Katelyn Nicole Hardin
Stacey Lynn Woods and Vernon James Hardin are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Nicole, born June 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Nyandria Natashia Burley
Monique Harris and Daniel L. Burley, Sr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nyandria Natashia, born June 7, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Jared Austin Thigpen
John and Alaina Thigpen, Jr., of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jared Austin, born June 7, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Aniya Makayla Wright
Tiara Sherelle Jones and Mark Warren Wright, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Aniya Makayla, born June 9, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Sebastian Alexander Nunnelee
Bobbylee and Billie Nunnelee, of Millen, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sebastian Alexander, born May 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Seth David Cibak

Layla Christain Campbell
L.C. and Michelle Campbell, of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Christain, born May 31, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Scott Edward Whitaker

James Andrew McNair
James and Amy McNair, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Andrew, born June 9, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Scott Vandegrift

Aniya Makayla Wright
Tiara Sherelle Jones and Mark Warren Wright, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Aniya Makayla, born June 9, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kendall Auston Gage

Daisy Kathleen Mills
Roy and April Mills, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Daisy Kathleen, born June 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

James Andrew McNair

Paige Lauren Ricketts
Jason and Kym Ricketts, of Augusta, are pleased to announced the birth of their daughter, Paige Lauren, born May 30, 2005 at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Akira Elise Simmons

Collin Bradley Smith

Akira Elise Simmons
Artesia Elvira Mobley and Earnest Simmons, II, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Akira Elise, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nyandria Natashia Burley
Monique Harris and Daniel L. Burley, Sr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nyandria Natashia, born June 7, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Clint Llewellyn Stanley, Jr.
Amber Blount and Clint Stanley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Clint Llewellyn, born May 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 2:48 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Tyler Eugene Hayslip
Mary Joyce Callender and Stephen Tyler Hayslip are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Eugene, born May 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Thomas Maxwell Blanchard
Tom and Jessica Blanchard, III, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Maxwell, IV, born May 31, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jackson David Hammett
Jason and Heather Hammett, of Wagener, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson David, born June 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Paul Charles Brooks
Charles and Shea Burdette, of Lynchburg, Va., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Paul Charles Brooks, born May 13, 2005.

Elijah Philip Sander
Mark and Joy Sander of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Philip, born April 27, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Harrison Markham Mobley
Richard and Heather Mobley, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Markham, born June 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Helen Sharp
Shelley Williams and Carman Sharp III are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Helen, born May 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Gerald Lee (Trey) Jones, III
Gerald Lee (Jay) and Alice Marie Jones, of Newport, N.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gerald Lee (Trey), born March 1. 2005 at Halyburton Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, N.C.

Sara and Nancy Mobley
Warren and Sara Mobley, of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their identical twin daughters, Sara Jane and Nancy Jordan, born April 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Gracin Clark
Heather Lorraine Clark is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Tyler Gracin, born June 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

James Edward Harrison
James and Sonya Harrison, of Seneca, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Edward, V, born April 4, 2005 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca.

Ryan Joseph Newman
Jason and Rebecca Newman, of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Joseph, born June 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brandan Michael Williams
Jennifer Grubbs and Michael Williams are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brandan Michael, born May 26, 2006 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken.

Taylor Nichole Stringfield
Brandon and Heather Stringfield of Auburn, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Nichole, born April 1, 2005 at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga.

Collin Bradley Smith
Carl and Kecia Smith, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Collin Bradley, born May 31, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Allyanne Carlee Harrison
James and Alison Harrison, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Allyanne Carlee, born June 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Scott Edward Whitaker
Jason and Shannon Whitaker, of Lincolnton, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Scott Edward, born June 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Scott Vandegrift
Scott and Angela Vandegrift, of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Scott, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alexander Clark Bowen
Barry and Laura Bowen, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Clark, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alexander Clark Bowen
Barry and Laura Bowen, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Clark, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Allyanne Carlee Harrison
James and Alison Harrison, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Allyanne Carlee, born June 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Scott Edward Whitaker
Jason and Shannon Whitaker, of Lincolnton, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Scott Edward, born June 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Justin Colt Gallaway
Justin and Whitney Gallaway of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Justin Colt, born May 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ansley Elizabeth Casey
Paul and Delta Casey, of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Elizabeth, born on May 20. 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Philip Sander
Mark and Joy Sander of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Philip, born April 27, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Collin Bradley Smith
Carl and Kecia Smith, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Collin Bradley, born May 31, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Eugene Hayslip
Mary Joyce Callender and Stephen Tyler Hayslip are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Eugene, born May 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Seth David Cibak
April Jane Daniel and Frank David Cibak are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Seth David, born June 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh
Felix and Georgetta Key, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brandan Michael Williams
Jennifer Grubbs and Michael Williams are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brandan Michael, born May 26, 2006 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken.

Daisy Kathleen Mills
Roy and April Mills, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Daisy Kathleen, born June 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kendall Auston Gage

Layla Christain Campbell
L.C. and Michelle Campbell, of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Christain, born May 31, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Grace Linares
Victor and Vicki Linares, of Washington, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace, born May 24, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Jared Austin Thigpen
John and Alaina Thigpen, Jr., of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jared Austin, born June 7, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

James Edward Harrison
James and Sonya Harrison, of Seneca, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Edward, V, born April 4, 2005 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca.

Aniya Makayla Wright

Sara and Nancy Mobley
Warren and Sara Mobley, of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their identical twin daughters, Sara Jane and Nancy Jordan, born April 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nyandria Natashia Burley

Tyler Gracin Clark
Heather Lorraine Clark is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Tyler Gracin, born June 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Ryan Joseph Newman

Harrison Markham Mobley
Richard and Heather Mobley, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Markham, born June 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Jackson David Hammett

Andrew Michael Simpson
Ashleigh Marie Simpson is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Andrew Michael, born June 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Pierce Garrett Perdue

John Tyler Prosnak
Mike and Alison Prosnak, of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Tyler, born May 26, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Harrison Markham Mobley

Gerald Lee (Trey) Jones, III
Gerald Lee (Jay) and Alice Marie Jones, of Newport, N.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gerald Lee (Trey), born March 1. 2005 at Halyburton Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, N.C.

Tyler Eugene Hayslip

Paul Charles Brooks
Charles and Shea Burdette, of Lynchburg, Va., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Paul Charles Brooks, born May 13, 2005.

Gerald Lee (Trey) Jones, III

Parker William Cozzi
Alex and Sunday Cozzi, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker William, born May 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Taylor Nichole Stringfield

Kendall Auston Gage

Madison Helen Sharp

Ryan Joseph Newman
Jason and Rebecca Newman, of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Joseph, born June 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Allyanne Carlee Harrison

James Andrew McNair
James and Amy McNair, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Andrew, born June 9, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Katelyn Nicole Hardin
Stacey Lynn Woods and Vernon James Hardin are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Nicole, born June 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh
Felix and Georgetta Key, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Justin Colt Gallaway
Justin and Whitney Gallaway of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Justin Colt, born May 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jones' home run rescues Atlanta
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones didn't hem, didn't haw, didn't sidestep the question for a split-second.

Braves hammer Orioles
ATLANTA - Marcus Giles and Andruw Jones hit first-inning home runs as the Atlanta Braves took an early six-run lead and beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to knock the Orioles out of first place in the AL East.

Marte demoted to bolster pitching
ATLANTA - With Atlanta's pitching staff much more of an issue right now than third base, the Braves made a move they had to, but didn't necessarily want to, make Saturday by sending down rookie Andy Marte.

Braves hang on against Orioles
ATLANTA - The two starting pitchers Friday at Turner Field weren't born when Julio Franco made his major league debut in 1982.

Jones' home run rescues Atlanta
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones didn't hem, didn't haw, didn't sidestep the question for a split-second.

Braves hang on against Orioles
ATLANTA - The two starting pitchers Friday at Turner Field weren't born when Julio Franco made his major league debut in 1982.

Marte demoted to bolster pitching

Braves hammer Orioles
ATLANTA - Marcus Giles and Andruw Jones hit first-inning home runs as the Atlanta Braves took an early six-run lead and beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to knock the Orioles out of first place in the AL East.

Jones' home run rescues Atlanta

Braves hammer Orioles

Marte demoted to bolster pitching
ATLANTA - With Atlanta's pitching staff much more of an issue right now than third base, the Braves made a move they had to, but didn't necessarily want to, make Saturday by sending down rookie Andy Marte.

Braves hang on against Orioles

Business calendar
Wednesday: University of South Carolina Aiken Small Business Development Center workshop on opening and running a small business, 9 a.m.; Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $20, includes a resource guide and other handouts; registration required, contact sbdc@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3646.

Regulations boost air unit efficiency, cost
Energy-hungry air conditioners are getting the cold shoulder from the government. And after January, it might be hard for you to find one to buy..

Defer taxes to avoid paying on money not needed
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ask the Experts gives readers a chance to have financial questions answered by local financial professionals. Readers with questions and financial professionals willing to give advice can contact Business Editor Damon Cline at damon.cline@augustachronicle.com.

Business calendar

Regulations boost air unit efficiency, cost

Negotiating lease can be challenging

Business calendar
Wednesday: University of South Carolina Aiken Small Business Development Center workshop on opening and running a small business, 9 a.m.; Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $20, includes a resource guide and other handouts; registration required, contact sbdc@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3646.

Everthere settles into new offices

On the move
- Jackie Rhodes White has joined Sherman and Hemstreet LLC as a residential associate. She earned a degree in education from Augusta State University and has been a licensed real estate agent since 1994, assisting with residential marketing and property management services. Ms. White is a member of the Greater Augusta, Georgia and National associations of Realtors.

Business licenses from Richmond County

Regulations boost air unit efficiency, cost
Energy-hungry air conditioners are getting the cold shoulder from the government. And after January, it might be hard for you to find one to buy..

On the move

On the move
- Jackie Rhodes White has joined Sherman and Hemstreet LLC as a residential associate. She earned a degree in education from Augusta State University and has been a licensed real estate agent since 1994, assisting with residential marketing and property management services. Ms. White is a member of the Greater Augusta, Georgia and National associations of Realtors.

Defer taxes to avoid paying on money not needed

Everthere settles into new offices
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it tries to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the sixth article in the monthly series.

Business licenses from Richmond County
The following is a list of business licenses from Richmond County in April:

Business briefs
Pricey oil certainly is exacting a toll on consumer finances, but it's also affecting the nation's companies, according to a survey of corporate finance chiefs.

Defer taxes to avoid paying on money not needed
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ask the Experts gives readers a chance to have financial questions answered by local financial professionals. Readers with questions and financial professionals willing to give advice can contact Business Editor Damon Cline at damon.cline@augustachronicle.com.

Business licenses from Richmond County
The following is a list of business licenses from Richmond County in April:

Negotiating lease can be challenging
When it comes time to lease an office, take it slowly, because it might not be quite what you're expecting.

Everthere settles into new offices
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it tries to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the sixth article in the monthly series.

Negotiating lease can be challenging
When it comes time to lease an office, take it slowly, because it might not be quite what you're expecting.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 26, 2005.

Election of Mays leaves questions

Election of Mays leaves questions
Questions on everybody's lips last week after the surprise (to a few) election of Willie Mays as interim mayor and the resounding defeat of the arena and judicial center bond issues were, "What was Commissioner Andy Cheek promised for changing his mind at the last minute and voting for Mr. Mays instead of James Kendrick? Was it the mayor pro tem title when commissioners meet July 5? Or the fire chief's job for interim chief and Emergency Management Agency Director Howard Willis? Will Mr. Mays appoint former Fire Chief Ronnie Few as EMA director if Mr. Willis becomes chief? Will commissioners be able to come up with a tax package that won't turn voters off?"

Election of Mays leaves questions
Questions on everybody's lips last week after the surprise (to a few) election of Willie Mays as interim mayor and the resounding defeat of the arena and judicial center bond issues were, "What was Commissioner Andy Cheek promised for changing his mind at the last minute and voting for Mr. Mays instead of James Kendrick? Was it the mayor pro tem title when commissioners meet July 5? Or the fire chief's job for interim chief and Emergency Management Agency Director Howard Willis? Will Mr. Mays appoint former Fire Chief Ronnie Few as EMA director if Mr. Willis becomes chief? Will commissioners be able to come up with a tax package that won't turn voters off?"

Fun in Hawaii

Better SRS future?
The Savannah River Site could be a huge beneficiary if Congress, as expected, passes an energy bill.

Fun in Hawaii
Only in government can you be failing at your job and send yourself on an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii. Try that in the private sector and you'd be fired.

Better SRS future?
The Savannah River Site could be a huge beneficiary if Congress, as expected, passes an energy bill.

Fun in Hawaii
Only in government can you be failing at your job and send yourself on an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii. Try that in the private sector and you'd be fired.

Justice delayed
The manslaughter conviction of 80-year-old Edgar Ray Killen seemed like a peculiar verdict. He was tried for murder in the deaths of three young civil rights workers 41 years ago near Philadelphia, Miss.

Justice delayed

License to steal
Liberals portray themselves as for the little guy, the poor guy, the middle class guy - and against the wealthy, the powerful, the well-connected.

Justice delayed
The manslaughter conviction of 80-year-old Edgar Ray Killen seemed like a peculiar verdict. He was tried for murder in the deaths of three young civil rights workers 41 years ago near Philadelphia, Miss.

Better SRS future?

Tom Cruise touts Katie, on 'Today' show interview
NEW YORK - Let the cynics talk. Tom Cruise is in love - and he just can't restrain himself.

Elle Macpherson and partner separate
LONDON - Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson and partner Arpad Busson announced Friday that they are separating.

Elle Macpherson and partner separate
LONDON - Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson and partner Arpad Busson announced Friday that they are separating.

At 25, 'Pac-Man' still has a slice of gaming pie
For a video game, Pac-Man is getting downright old. The ghost-wary hero with an insatiable appetite for dots turns 25 this month.\r\n

At 25, 'Pac-Man' still has a slice of gaming pie
For a video game, Pac-Man is getting downright old. The ghost-wary hero with an insatiable appetite for dots turns 25 this month.

Tom Cruise touts Katie, on 'Today' show interview
NEW YORK - Let the cynics talk. Tom Cruise is in love - and he just can't restrain himself.

Supplemental life insurance not always the best choice
Q. My company offers supplemental life insurance. Should I sign up for it or am I better off shopping for my own term-life policy?

Government benefits get stuck in tape

Government benefits get stuck in tape
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Al Nelson proudly served the United States as a soldier for 20 years.

Supplemental life insurance not always the best choice

Government benefits get stuck in tape
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Al Nelson proudly served the United States as a soldier for 20 years.

Supplemental life insurance not always the best choice
Q. My company offers supplemental life insurance. Should I sign up for it or am I better off shopping for my own term-life policy?

Augusta Yankees died quietly after title
It's hard to believe many subscribers to The Augusta Chronicle even looked at the sports page on Nov. 23, 1963.

Murray unearths a trove of baseball treasures
About 15 years ago, Milledge Murray began a search that evolved into a quest.

Baseball sees high, low times in Augusta
If not for minor league baseball in Augusta, Bill Johnson probably wouldn't have met Louise Robinson.

Baseball sees high, low times in Augusta
If not for minor league baseball in Augusta, Bill Johnson probably wouldn't have met Louise Robinson.

Augusta Yankees died quietly after title
It's hard to believe many subscribers to The Augusta Chronicle even looked at the sports page on Nov. 23, 1963.

Murray unearths a trove of baseball treasures
About 15 years ago, Milledge Murray began a search that evolved into a quest.

Harrington joins Furyk as co-leader in Barclays Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. - Jim Furyk finally has some company at the top of the Barclays Classic leaderboard.

Teens have date with history

Harrington joins Furyk as co-leader in Barclays Classic

Sorenstam stumbles rounding second
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - The confident pursuit of a Grand Slam gave way to frustration as Annika Sorenstam tried to make up ground and instead went backward in the U.S. Women's Open.

Teens have date with history
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Those who came to Cherry Hills wanting to witness history only had to adjust their view Saturday in the U.S. Women's Open.

Sorenstam stumbles rounding second
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - The confident pursuit of a Grand Slam gave way to frustration as Annika Sorenstam tried to make up ground and instead went backward in the U.S. Women's Open.

Golf capsules
CONCORD, Mass. - Tom Purtzer is cruising right along again on the Champions Tour.

Sorenstam stumbles rounding second

Golf capsules

Harrington joins Furyk as co-leader in Barclays Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. - Jim Furyk finally has some company at the top of the Barclays Classic leaderboard.

Golf capsules
CONCORD, Mass. - Tom Purtzer is cruising right along again on the Champions Tour.

Teens have date with history
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Those who came to Cherry Hills wanting to witness history only had to adjust their view Saturday in the U.S. Women's Open.

Murray unearths a trove of baseball treasures

Augusta Yankees died quietly after title

Baseball sees high, low times in Augusta

NHL, union wrap up five days of labor talks

NHL, union wrap up five days of labor talks
TORONTO - The NHL and the players' association wrapped up five days of labor negotiations Friday, slowly moving toward an agreement that will end the lockout.

NHL, union wrap up five days of labor talks
TORONTO - The NHL and the players' association wrapped up five days of labor negotiations Friday, slowly moving toward an agreement that will end the lockout.

Would you like to sponsor my race?
In a little more than a week, I will kick off a summer vacation by running in Atlanta's celebrated Peachtree Road Race.

Would you like to sponsor my race?
In a little more than a week, I will kick off a summer vacation by running in Atlanta's celebrated Peachtree Road Race.

Trash pickup becomes bothersome
Subdivisions in Evans neighborhoods are getting congested with trash trucks picking up neighborhood trash.James M. Roussos, Evans

'Chronicle' is part of the problem

Trash pickup becomes bothersome
Subdivisions in Evans neighborhoods are getting congested with trash trucks picking up neighborhood trash.James M. Roussos, Evans

'Chronicle' is part of the problem
In a June 18 editorial ("The cut-and-run crowd"), you said that "A bipartisan resolution has been introduced into the U.S. House to start pulling troops out of Iraq ... ." Doesn't the word "bipartisan" mean both Republicans and Democrats?Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Voters reveal their dissatisfaction
For the second time in a row, the voters of Richmond County have thoroughly defeated what the Augusta Commission thinks are the best ideas since sliced bread. Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

Trash pickup becomes bothersome

Stem cell stance is questionable
I really have scientific ethical issues with embryonic stem cell research. I believe the scientific community is falsely representing the potential of this approach, and now it has become a political issue and a biotechnical race with other countries.Art Beall, Evans

'Chronicle' is part of the problem
In a June 18 editorial ("The cut-and-run crowd"), you said that "A bipartisan resolution has been introduced into the U.S. House to start pulling troops out of Iraq ... ." Doesn't the word "bipartisan" mean both Republicans and Democrats?Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Players find relaxation, laughter in laying down tiles

Strict rules govern formal place settings

Denver: From 16th Street, you can discover the city

'Stepmom' is merely scratching the surface

Civil War hospital museum was birthplace of modern care

Home prices going up? Think refurbishing

Easy hikes, good advice are plentiful in Denver area

Kids' bodies often tell them what and how much to eat

Children's eating styles - and how to deal with them

Classic features for a home in golf community

Classic features for a home in golf community
Moving day finally came in January for Debbie and C.D. "Danny" Bourne. They had spent two years collecting and storing furniture, rugs and accessories before their house behind the golf course in Jones Creek was ready.

Classic features for a home in golf community
Moving day finally came in January for Debbie and C.D. "Danny" Bourne. They had spent two years collecting and storing furniture, rugs and accessories before their house behind the golf course in Jones Creek was ready.

The five wardrobe commandments
As the anchor of Bergdorf Goodman's personal shopping service, Betty Halbreich is indeed a saleswoman. But she wants her clients to be smart shoppers and will even discourage a purchase that doesn't quite fit - whether on their bodies or in their lives.

Civil War hospital museum was birthplace of modern care
SHARPSBURG, Md. - Visitors to the Antietam National Battlefield often come knowing about the deaths. Starting this spring, they can learn how lives were saved by modern medical concepts pioneered at the Civil War site.

Home prices going up? Think refurbishing
In the last three years, the homes in our neck of the woods have more than doubled in price. Some subdivisions are holding lotteries where 400 people or more are in line for 20 to 30 home releases.

Home prices going up? Think refurbishing
In the last three years, the homes in our neck of the woods have more than doubled in price. Some subdivisions are holding lotteries where 400 people or more are in line for 20 to 30 home releases.

Children's eating styles - and how to deal with them
There are six basic eating styles - the food demander, the trouble transitioner, the picky eater, the beige food eater, the spurt eater and the grazer, according to "Take the Fight Out of Food: How To Prevent and Solve Your Child's Eating Problems" (Atrium).

Denver: From 16th Street, you can discover the city
DENVER - Visiting a city for the first time can be confusing. Must-see attractions may be in far-flung neighborhoods, and it's not always easy to figure out local mass transit, arrange for taxis or navigate unfamiliar streets in a rental car.

Civil War hospital museum was birthplace of modern care
SHARPSBURG, Md. - Visitors to the Antietam National Battlefield often come knowing about the deaths. Starting this spring, they can learn how lives were saved by modern medical concepts pioneered at the Civil War site.

Strict rules govern formal place settings
Dear Carson: I'm having a formal dinner party and I'm wondering about place settings. I need to know how to place all the forks, spoons, knives, and cups in place. Thanks. - Toast Host

Living briefs
Seagram's Cooler Escapes is holding a makeover contest to celebrate its new look and new flavors.

Players find relaxation, laughter in laying down tiles
Before the clock reads 9:30 a.m., and just as coffee and orange juice are being served, the contents of a tin container rattle free onto a table inside Henry H. Brigham Senior Center in south Augusta.

Easy hikes, good advice are plentiful in Denver area
DENVER - Visitors who want an easy ramble on a gentle path or a lungful of thin air on a high-country trail can find what they're looking for on dozens of hikes within an hour or two of downtown Denver.

Players find relaxation, laughter in laying down tiles
Before the clock reads 9:30 a.m., and just as coffee and orange juice are being served, the contents of a tin container rattle free onto a table inside Henry H. Brigham Senior Center in south Augusta.

Children's eating styles - and how to deal with them
There are six basic eating styles - the food demander, the trouble transitioner, the picky eater, the beige food eater, the spurt eater and the grazer, according to "Take the Fight Out of Food: How To Prevent and Solve Your Child's Eating Problems" (Atrium).

Strict rules govern formal place settings
Dear Carson: I'm having a formal dinner party and I'm wondering about place settings. I need to know how to place all the forks, spoons, knives, and cups in place. Thanks. - Toast Host

Kids' bodies often tell them what and how much to eat
NEW YORK - Parents try it all: Bribery, camouflage, threats and sweet talk. But no matter what they do, children just don't seem to want to clean their plates.

'Stepmom' is merely scratching the surface
I know this is difficult for you," I said to the figure sitting sullenly in the corner of the room. "And I have no intentions of trying to take the place of your real mommy. But I do hope that one day we can be friends."

'Stepmom' is merely scratching the surface
I know this is difficult for you," I said to the figure sitting sullenly in the corner of the room. "And I have no intentions of trying to take the place of your real mommy. But I do hope that one day we can be friends."

Easy hikes, good advice are plentiful in Denver area
DENVER - Visitors who want an easy ramble on a gentle path or a lungful of thin air on a high-country trail can find what they're looking for on dozens of hikes within an hour or two of downtown Denver.

Kids' bodies often tell them what and how much to eat
NEW YORK - Parents try it all: Bribery, camouflage, threats and sweet talk. But no matter what they do, children just don't seem to want to clean their plates.

Denver: From 16th Street, you can discover the city
DENVER - Visiting a city for the first time can be confusing. Must-see attractions may be in far-flung neighborhoods, and it's not always easy to figure out local mass transit, arrange for taxis or navigate unfamiliar streets in a rental car.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man was found dead early Friday after he was hit by a vehicle in the 2600 block of Highway 88 at about 4:25 a.m.

St. Joseph looks for buyers
The future of St. Joseph Hospital might lay in the hands of its competitors.

Man pleads guilty in sex crimes case
As Gerald Wayne Smith pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two counts of false imprisonment Friday morning, jurors were preparing to acquit him .

Doctor finds new green tea benefits
To the touted anti-cancer benefits of drinking green tea, Stephen Hsu wants to add another: It might keep your body from turning against itself. And that could become more important as some medications are pulled off the market or required to carry warnings about heart disease.

Tough jobs are ahead for mayor
Augusta's newly appointed interim mayor, Willie Mays, seems to be the only person in Augusta who doesn't think he's going to run to fill Bob Young's unexpired term in a few months.

Students attend summer school to get ahead
Jade Hawk scoffed at the idea of using valuable class time to take a computer course. Instead, the rising senior at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School opted to take the computer class in summer school and free up his schedule for more interesting academic pursuits.

Views mixed on land seizure
Old MacDonald had a farm ... and then the government took it to build a Target superstore "for the benefit of the community." E-I-E-I-O.

Tough jobs are ahead for mayor
Augusta's newly appointed interim mayor, Willie Mays, seems to be the only person in Augusta who doesn't think he's going to run to fill Bob Young's unexpired term in a few months.

Views mixed on land seizure
Old MacDonald had a farm ... and then the government took it to build a Target superstore "for the benefit of the community." E-I-E-I-O.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Man is burned in blaze

Hearing date is set in Augusta
A Dacula dentist, accused of murder in the deaths of his wife and of an estranged girlfriend from his dental school days in Augusta, is scheduled for a hearing in Richmond County Superior Court next month.

St. Joseph looks for buyers

Group questions removal of drugs
Even as the Food and Drug Administration pushes stronger warning labels on many pain medications, the Arthritis Foundation says it is not sold on the data.

Man is burned in blaze
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - An East Point man was burned over 80 percent of his body Wednesday night when a boat exploded after he filled it with fuel at a Glynn County marina.

Poultry farmers face controversy
Aiken County poultry farmer Paige Kirkland has been raising chickens for three years and says he's never had trouble getting permits for the four chicken houses where he keeps about 88,000 birds.

DNA test links bones to girl
Family members of Tiffany Nelson, the girl who vanished without a trace from an Augusta gas station 11 years ago, can finally stop wondering what happened.

News you can use
Today's events and activities include:

Kid of the Day
A'Dontae D'Lon Welch is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
Beginning Tuesday afternoon, traffic on Furys Ferry Road will shift onto the newly finished section between Boller and Blackstone Camp roads, a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation states.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Bones' burial won't put mystery to rest
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Draped with a Polish flag and a rosary, the sealed wooden box contains a set of bones and a mystery nearly as old as the United States itself.

Leaders plan trip to Hawaii

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK - Drugs, weapons - and Bambi? Police discovered a small deer in a spare room this week in the same house where authorities seized cocaine, prescription painkillers and four firearms.

DNA test links bones to girl

Across South Carolina
INMAN - Authorities say that a 60-year-old man found dead in his home had been shot three times and that they are now talking to anyone who saw Kenneth Wayne Bristol immediately before his death.

News you can use

A blessed new life
Victoria Okafor (far left) watches as her husband, Isaac, takes a hat off of their son Kosy, 1, before Kosy is baptized by the Rev. J. Andrew Menger (right) and the Rev. Canon Lewis P. Bohler Jr.

Kid of the Day

Across the Southeast
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - A jury awarded $10 million to the family of an electrician and his stepson, who died more than five years ago when a Coleman heater filled their camping tent with carbon monoxide.

News you can use
Today's events include:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Alexa Gabrielle Youmans of Aiken.

Kid of the Day
A'Dontae D'Lon Welch is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

Growers say their fruit is the sweetest of all
Georgia peaches vs. South Carolina peaches. The Peach State vs. The Tastier Peach State?

Poultry farmers face controversy

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

A blessed new life

Across the region
MARIETTA, GA. - Three business fires were reported within an hour of each other in Cobb County on Friday, one of which caused the destruction of a CVS Pharmacy and the evacuation of a nearby day care, authorities said.

Group questions removal of drugs

Girl's death is investigated
A 6-year-old Aiken girl had likely been dead up to 14 hours before her guardian took her to a local hospital, authorities said Friday.

Across the Southeast

Man pleads guilty in sex crimes case
As Gerald Wayne Smith pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two counts of false imprisonment Friday morning, jurors were preparing to acquit him .

Students attend summer school to get ahead

South Carolina 5, Georgia 4
Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt turned his car around and headed back to the station. North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones cleared his calendar first thing one morning. Judge Jim Blanchard, of Augusta, vowed to stop court if necessary.

Across the area

Growers say their fruit is the sweetest of all
Georgia peaches vs. South Carolina peaches. The Peach State vs. The Tastier Peach State?

Across Georgia

Pilot died happy man, friends say

Bones' burial won't put mystery to rest

South Carolina 5, Georgia 4

Tough jobs are ahead for mayor

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Concerns mount in Midville

Scope of substitute case grows

Hearing date is set in Augusta

Views mixed on land seizure

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Across the region

Doctor finds new green tea benefits

Growers say their fruit is the sweetest of all

Across the Southeast
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - A jury awarded $10 million to the family of an electrician and his stepson, who died more than five years ago when a Coleman heater filled their camping tent with carbon monoxide.

Across the region
MARIETTA, GA. - Three business fires were reported within an hour of each other in Cobb County on Friday, one of which caused the destruction of a CVS Pharmacy and the evacuation of a nearby day care, authorities said.

News you can use

Pilot died happy man, friends say
AIKEN - William Currier was a sociable, likeable man who probably died happy, his friends and neighbors said Friday.

Kid of the Day

Monday is last day to appeal tax change
For all those who love an appeal or just hate a tax increase, Monday is the final day for appealing property tax assessments in Columbia County.

Across South Carolina
INMAN - Authorities say that a 60-year-old man found dead in his home had been shot three times and that they are now talking to anyone who saw Kenneth Wayne Bristol immediately before his death.

Scope of substitute case grows
Police said Friday they will expand their investigation of a Columbia County substitute teacher accused of child molestation at Riverside Elementary School.

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK - Drugs, weapons - and Bambi? Police discovered a small deer in a spare room this week in the same house where authorities seized cocaine, prescription painkillers and four firearms.

Leaders plan trip to Hawaii
Augusta commissioners are scheduled to set this year's property tax rate July 19, but they probably won't because four of them and the city clerk plan to be in Hawaii.

Across the area
Beginning Tuesday afternoon, traffic on Furys Ferry Road will shift onto the newly finished section between Boller and Blackstone Camp roads, a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation states.

South Carolina 5, Georgia 4
Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt turned his car around and headed back to the station. North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones cleared his calendar first thing one morning. Judge Jim Blanchard, of Augusta, vowed to stop court if necessary.

News you can use
Today's events and activities include:

St. Joseph looks for buyers
The future of St. Joseph Hospital might lay in the hands of its competitors.

Poultry farmers face controversy
Aiken County poultry farmer Paige Kirkland has been raising chickens for three years and says he's never had trouble getting permits for the four chicken houses where he keeps about 88,000 birds.

Choosing not to shoot
Mark Robinson says fellow police officers were surprised to learn he never even considered firing at a felon who tried to smuggle a shotgun into Richmond County's Law Enforcement Center last week.

Group questions removal of drugs
Even as the Food and Drug Administration pushes stronger warning labels on many pain medications, the Arthritis Foundation says it is not sold on the data.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man was found dead early Friday after he was hit by a vehicle in the 2600 block of Highway 88 at about 4:25 a.m.

Hearing date is set in Augusta
A Dacula dentist, accused of murder in the deaths of his wife and of an estranged girlfriend from his dental school days in Augusta, is scheduled for a hearing in Richmond County Superior Court next month.

News you can use
Today's events include:

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Pilot died happy man, friends say
AIKEN - William Currier was a sociable, likeable man who probably died happy, his friends and neighbors said Friday.

Concerns mount in Midville
MIDVILLE, Ga. - There's trouble in Midville. City records are missing. A petition against the police department has been forwarded to state law enforcement. And the police chief recently resigned after failing a drug test, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Man is burned in blaze
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - An East Point man was burned over 80 percent of his body Wednesday night when a boat exploded after he filled it with fuel at a Glynn County marina.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Leaders plan trip to Hawaii
Augusta commissioners are scheduled to set this year's property tax rate July 19, but they probably won't because four of them and the city clerk plan to be in Hawaii.

Students attend summer school to get ahead
Jade Hawk scoffed at the idea of using valuable class time to take a computer course. Instead, the rising senior at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School opted to take the computer class in summer school and free up his schedule for more interesting academic pursuits.

Monday is last day to appeal tax change
For all those who love an appeal or just hate a tax increase, Monday is the final day for appealing property tax assessments in Columbia County.

Doctor finds new green tea benefits
To the touted anti-cancer benefits of drinking green tea, Stephen Hsu wants to add another: It might keep your body from turning against itself. And that could become more important as some medications are pulled off the market or required to carry warnings about heart disease.

Scope of substitute case grows
Police said Friday they will expand their investigation of a Columbia County substitute teacher accused of child molestation at Riverside Elementary School.

Man pleads guilty in sex crimes case

DNA test links bones to girl
Family members of Tiffany Nelson, the girl who vanished without a trace from an Augusta gas station 11 years ago, can finally stop wondering what happened.

Across the area

Choosing not to shoot
Mark Robinson says fellow police officers were surprised to learn he never even considered firing at a felon who tried to smuggle a shotgun into Richmond County's Law Enforcement Center last week.

Choosing not to shoot

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Alexa Gabrielle Youmans of Aiken.

Monday is last day to appeal tax change

A blessed new life
Victoria Okafor (far left) watches as her husband, Isaac, takes a hat off of their son Kosy, 1, before Kosy is baptized by the Rev. J. Andrew Menger (right) and the Rev. Canon Lewis P. Bohler Jr.

Bones' burial won't put mystery to rest
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Draped with a Polish flag and a rosary, the sealed wooden box contains a set of bones and a mystery nearly as old as the United States itself.

Concerns mount in Midville
MIDVILLE, Ga. - There's trouble in Midville. City records are missing. A petition against the police department has been forwarded to state law enforcement. And the police chief recently resigned after failing a drug test, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Bailey puts his faith all-in at the poker table
Glen Bailey still wrestles with the perceived discrepancy of two great forces in his life.

Bailey puts his faith all-in at the poker table
Glen Bailey still wrestles with the perceived discrepancy of two great forces in his life.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Hiatt finds his muse in Memphis
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - John Hiatt is never sure what to make of those phone calls.

Fantasia talks about fashion on the road
NEW YORK - Even before she became a single-named, platinum-selling diva, Fantasia had a stylist.

Hiatt finds his muse in Memphis

Festivalgoers set to dance to 'silent disco'
LONDON - It's a scene familiar to any summer music festival - open fields full of sweaty young bodies writhing in time. But this one appears to be missing a vital element - sound.

Turning 80 sweet for blues guitarist B.B. King
INDIANOLA, Miss. - Through his agile fingers, still soft despite decades of making love to the taut strings of his guitar, B.B. King becomes immersed in his music.

Turning 80 sweet for blues guitarist B.B. King

Hiatt finds his muse in Memphis
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - John Hiatt is never sure what to make of those phone calls.

Fantasia talks about fashion on the road
NEW YORK - Even before she became a single-named, platinum-selling diva, Fantasia had a stylist.\r\n

Fantasia talks about fashion on the road

Turning 80 sweet for blues guitarist B.B. King
INDIANOLA, Miss. - Through his agile fingers, still soft despite decades of making love to the taut strings of his guitar, B.B. King becomes immersed in his music.

Festivalgoers set to dance to 'silent disco'
LONDON - It's a scene familiar to any summer music festival - open fields full of sweaty young bodies writhing in time. But this one appears to be missing a vital element - sound.

Festivalgoers set to dance to 'silent disco'

Dixon continues to have problems
RICHMOND, Va. - Danica Patrick got another phone call from Bernie Ecclestone, and she remains puzzled by this series of exchanges after the Formula One boss likened women to "domestic appliances."

Track's record could be trouble

Dixon continues to have problems

Jeff Gordon feels at home in Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. - Everything was going so smoothly for Jeff Gordon.

Jeff Gordon feels at home in Sonoma

Track's record could be trouble
CLEVELAND - For the second consecutive year, Paul Tracy will start from the pole in the Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland. In this race, though, the inside of Row 1 isn't always the place to be.

Jeff Gordon feels at home in Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. - Everything was going so smoothly for Jeff Gordon.

Dixon continues to have problems
RICHMOND, Va. - Danica Patrick got another phone call from Bernie Ecclestone, and she remains puzzled by this series of exchanges after the Formula One boss likened women to "domestic appliances."

Track's record could be trouble
CLEVELAND - For the second consecutive year, Paul Tracy will start from the pole in the Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland. In this race, though, the inside of Row 1 isn't always the place to be.

Tidbits, teasers for the NBA draft
Did you know?

Tidbits, teasers for the NBA draft

2005 NBA Draft Order
At New York

Basketball serious business for Bogut

Bobcats pick up option year on Okafor's contract
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Bobcats have picked up the option on Emeka Okafor's contract, keeping the reigning rookie of the year in Charlotte through at least the 2007-08 season.

2005 NBA Draft Order

Basketball serious business for Bogut
SALT LAKE CITY - Andrew Bogut does just about everything with a straight face. Dunks, rebounds, assists, awards - nothing seems to trigger much emotion.

Tidbits, teasers for the NBA draft
Did you know?

Bobcats pick up option year on Okafor's contract
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Bobcats have picked up the option on Emeka Okafor's contract, keeping the reigning rookie of the year in Charlotte through at least the 2007-08 season.

Basketball serious business for Bogut
SALT LAKE CITY - Andrew Bogut does just about everything with a straight face. Dunks, rebounds, assists, awards - nothing seems to trigger much emotion.

2005 NBA Draft Order
At New York

Bobcats pick up option year on Okafor's contract

Lane gets credit for time served

Panthers sign sixth-round draft pick

Mr. Harold W. Tabor    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Carl S. Deer    (JESUP, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Stephanie Ellen Siler    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth C. "K.C." Helms    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Odell Norton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor P. Story    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Odell Norton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Waters    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth C. Helms    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Mark Beasley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Campbell    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. James G. Beck, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Burris G. Coleman    (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins    (MSGT, Retired, U.S. Army AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cushman    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mr. Frank Cushman    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Smith    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Stephanie Ellen Siler    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Edwin Webb    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor P. Story    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles L. Henshaw    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Chaquise Natae Gregory    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore    (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Mr. William Gauthier    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Otis Campbell    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth C. "K.C." Helms    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Martin    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mr. Harold W. Tabor    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Smith    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard McKeller, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Waters    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard McKeller, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Martin    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Charles L. Henshaw    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mozell Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth C. Helms    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Strowbridge    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Gauthier    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore    (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Carl S. Deer    (JESUP, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. William Currier    (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Edwin Webb    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. John Cawthon, Jr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Burris G. Coleman    (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Carol Ann Boothe Dubois    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozell Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cushman    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mrs. Barbara Strowbridge    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Mark Beasley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James G. Beck, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Carol Ann Boothe Dubois    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins    (MSGT, Retired, U.S. Army AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Cawthon, Jr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Currier    (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Cushman    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. John Cawthon, Jr. (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Smith (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth C. Helms (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Strowbridge (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Waters (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth C. "K.C." Helms (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl S. Deer (JESUP, Ga.)

Mr. William Currier (GILBERT, S.C.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozell Williams (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Gauthier (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Edwin Webb (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Cushman (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Leonard McKeller, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Mr. James G. Beck, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold W. Tabor (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles L. Henshaw (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Martin (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Stephanie Ellen Siler (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Burris G. Coleman (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Beasley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins (MSGT, Retired, U.S. Army AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor P. Story (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Odell Norton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Campbell (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Thomas Waltower (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin (WADLEY, Ga.)

Carol Ann Boothe Dubois (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Smith (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Cushman (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Britain's last Wimbledon hope loses to former finalist in third round

Armstrong prepares for the last roundup

Overtime

Friends join up at Petersburg

Overtime

A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday

Area sports announcements

'What am I doing out here?!': Serena Williams upset in third round

Gatlin guns by rest of the field

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Friends join up at Petersburg
Craig Jones loves to teach. Mark Rearden is a master at customer service. Together, the two local tennis pros hope a newly-formed partnership will pay off for both of them at Petersburg Racquet Club.

A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday
WIMBLEDON, England - A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday:

Gatlin guns by rest of the field
CARSON, Calif. - The young burst through to victory, and one of the greatest sprinters of the past decade pulled up lame on an emotional afternoon at the U.S. track and field championships Saturday.

Armstrong prepares for the last roundup
PARIS - When Lance Armstrong climbs onto a bicycle next weekend in a French coastal village for the start of the Tour de France, it will be the beginning of the end of an era.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
In Charleston, S.C., Estee Harris led off the fifth inning with a home run and Charleston's pitching staff held Augusta to only five hits in a 5-0 shutout of the GreenJackets on Friday.

Armstrong prepares for the last roundup
PARIS - When Lance Armstrong climbs onto a bicycle next weekend in a French coastal village for the start of the Tour de France, it will be the beginning of the end of an era.

Britain's last Wimbledon hope loses to former finalist in third round
WIMBLEDON, England - Union Jack flags and Scottish tartan hats were scattered throughout the stands at Wimbledon on Saturday, and they were all for Andrew Murray.

Overtime
In Toyota City, Japan, Team USA compiled a four-day total of 40-under 824 on Friday to win its second consecutive Toyota World Junior Golf Cup.

'What am I doing out here?!': Serena Williams upset in third round
WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams steered a wild backhand wide to make a growing deficit even more daunting, looked up at the slate sky, and screamed at herself, "What am I doing out here?!"

'What am I doing out here?!': Serena Williams upset in third round
WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams steered a wild backhand wide to make a growing deficit even more daunting, looked up at the slate sky, and screamed at herself, "What am I doing out here?!"

Overtime
In Toyota City, Japan, Team USA compiled a four-day total of 40-under 824 on Friday to win its second consecutive Toyota World Junior Golf Cup.

A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday
WIMBLEDON, England - A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday:\r\n

Friends join up at Petersburg
Craig Jones loves to teach. Mark Rearden is a master at customer service. Together, the two local tennis pros hope a newly-formed partnership will pay off for both of them at Petersburg Racquet Club.

Overtime
In Charleston, S.C., Estee Harris led off the fifth inning with a home run and Charleston's pitching staff held Augusta to only five hits in a 5-0 shutout of the GreenJackets on Friday.

Britain's last Wimbledon hope loses to former finalist in third round
WIMBLEDON, England - Union Jack flags and Scottish tartan hats were scattered throughout the stands at Wimbledon on Saturday, and they were all for Andrew Murray.

Gatlin guns by rest of the field
CARSON, Calif. - The young burst through to victory, and one of the greatest sprinters of the past decade pulled up lame on an emotional afternoon at the U.S. track and field championships Saturday.

A special catch

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

A special catch
J.T. Taylor, 7, of Hephzibah, joined his dad, Jack Taylor, for a Father's Day outing at the Richmond Factory Pond in south Augusta, where this hefty largemouth was lurking near the spillway.

A special catch
J.T. Taylor, 7, of Hephzibah, joined his dad, Jack Taylor, for a Father's Day outing at the Richmond Factory Pond in south Augusta, where this hefty largemouth was lurking near the spillway.

County included in gator hunt
They've turned up in golf course ponds at West Lake, on the banks of the Augusta Canal and - most recently - sprawled across River Watch Parkway.

County included in gator hunt
They've turned up in golf course ponds at West Lake, on the banks of the Augusta Canal and - most recently - sprawled across River Watch Parkway.

Lane gets credit for time served
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Deidra Lane apparently won't have to spend as much time in prison as originally thought for the shotgun slaying of her estranged husband, former Carolina Panthers player Fred Lane.

Panthers sign sixth-round draft pick
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers have signed sixth-round draft pick Joe Berger, the team announced Friday.

Lane gets credit for time served
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Deidra Lane apparently won't have to spend as much time in prison as originally thought for the shotgun slaying of her estranged husband, former Carolina Panthers player Fred Lane.

Panthers sign sixth-round draft pick
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers have signed sixth-round draft pick Joe Berger, the team announced Friday.

Allegations of proselytizing ignite House
WASHINGTON - The House passed a mammoth defense spending bill earlier in June, but only after a Republican congressman was forced to take back remarks accusing Democrats of "demonizing Christians."

Traditional candles extend to strange, bizarre
CHICAGO - Several weeks after it first appeared, the Virgin Mary-like salt stain on the wall of an underpass in Chicago continues to draw scores of visitors - and almost as many tall glass candles.

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

Faith digest
Colorado Springs, Colo. - a chaplain who spoke out against religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy has resigned her commission just as a report addressing the issue was to be released.

Traditional candles extend to strange, bizarre
CHICAGO - Several weeks after it first appeared, the Virgin Mary-like salt stain on the wall of an underpass in Chicago continues to draw scores of visitors - and almost as many tall glass candles.

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

'Trial of the century' involved the Bible and evolution
Forget Michael Jackson, O.J. and the Lindbergh kidnapping. The "trial of the century" occurred 80 years ago this July in broiling Dayton, Tenn. It was called the "Monkey Trial."

'Trial of the century' involved the Bible and evolution
Forget Michael Jackson, O.J. and the Lindbergh kidnapping. The "trial of the century" occurred 80 years ago this July in broiling Dayton, Tenn. It was called the "Monkey Trial."

Faith digest
Colorado Springs, Colo. - a chaplain who spoke out against religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy has resigned her commission just as a report addressing the issue was to be released.

Allegations of proselytizing ignite House
WASHINGTON - The House passed a mammoth defense spending bill earlier in June, but only after a Republican congressman was forced to take back remarks accusing Democrats of "demonizing Christians."

County included in gator hunt

Bailey puts his faith all-in at the poker table

Orlando ER patients sue over use in TV series
ORLANDO, Fla. - Two Florida men are suing the producers of the reality TV series "Trauma: Life in the E.R.," saying their privacy rights were violated when they were filmed while being treated for injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Robert Redford calls them "a rare combination of saint, politician and hard-nosed businessperson." He also calls these people "the new heroes."\r\n

Orlando ER patients sue over use in TV series

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Robert Redford calls them "a rare combination of saint, politician and hard-nosed businessperson." He also calls these people "the new heroes."

Orlando ER patients sue over use in TV series
ORLANDO, Fla. - Two Florida men are suing the producers of the reality TV series "Trauma: Life in the E.R.," saying their privacy rights were violated when they were filmed while being treated for injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

At 25, 'Pac-Man' still has a slice of gaming pie

Elle Macpherson and partner separate

Tom Cruise touts Katie, on 'Today' show interview

Gamecocks picked to win SEC East
South Carolina has been chosen to win the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference in the coaches poll released Monday. The Gamecocks are ranked as high as seventh in some preseason polls.\r\n

Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

Gamecocks picked to win SEC East
South Carolina has been chosen to win the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference in the coaches poll released Monday. The Gamecocks are ranked as high as seventh in some preseason polls.

Recreation schedules

Community playhouse sets schedule for coming season

Farmers market

Food bank warehouse gets air conditioning

North Augusta makes plans for centennial

Augusta State graduates

Reunions

Dinosaurs roaming Fort Discovery again

All-star softball player is a born athlete

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Summer camp based on popular crime show

Teacher explains percentages

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Traditional candles extend to strange, bizarre

'Trial of the century' involved the Bible and evolution

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