Church group is ready for Bolivia mission
Bobby Oliver has helped build churches for poor villagers in Bolivia many times, but this trip will be a little different.

Aiken Tech program scores coup
Getting national accreditation for Aiken Technical College's radiology program was the hardest thing Steve Strickland has ever done.

Man will go to Las Vegas to compete in martial arts
Two-time world champion Aaron Hensley will return to Las Vegas this week to defend his title at the United Fighting Arts Federation's Chun Kuk Do International Training Conference and World Championships.

Reunions
AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1960: Seeking classmates for a 45-year reunion on Saturday, July 23; contact Linda Adams, 793-2191 or lindajim@bellsouth.net.

Chalk drawings decorate Nancy Carson Library
Three-year-old Blake Swanson wanted to draw an outline of his mother, Yolanda Swanson, on the sidewalk at the Nancy Carson Library on Friday.

Aiken Tech program scores coup
Getting national accreditation for Aiken Technical College's radiology program was the hardest thing Steve Strickland has ever done.

Hopelands Gardens has plans to build octagonal labyrinth
A project that has been more than two years in the making is underway in Aiken.

Hitchcock board sets sights on first executive director
The board of directors of the Hitchcock Foundation, which manages Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, is shopping for its first executive director.

Recreation calendar
RIBBONS AND CUTS DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1; area barbers, beauticians to give free haircuts; donations of barrettes, ribbons, combs and brushes are needed.

Pet of the week
Bo, a 10-month-old male yellow Labrador retriever mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

Adult literacy information
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Adult literacy information
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Around the block
A Caring Connections lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hitchcock Healthcare, 690 Medical Park Drive, Aiken. Representatives of the end-of-life industry, health care providers and consumer and civic organizations will be present.

Recycling locations
To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety Stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Breyer club allows children chance to learn about horses
The 4-H Club has formed a new group for equine lovers.

Across the river
BASTILLE DAY: Noon Thursday; Cafe du Teau, 1855 Central Ave.; sponsored by French Women of Georgia; for reservations, call Leone Pispisa, 860-8778.

Recreation calendar
RIBBONS AND CUTS DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1; area barbers, beauticians to give free haircuts; donations of barrettes, ribbons, combs and brushes are needed.

Around the block
A Caring Connections lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hitchcock Healthcare, 690 Medical Park Drive, Aiken. Representatives of the end-of-life industry, health care providers and consumer and civic organizations will be present.

Church group is ready for Bolivia mission
Bobby Oliver has helped build churches for poor villagers in Bolivia many times, but this trip will be a little different.

Chalk drawings decorate Nancy Carson Library
Three-year-old Blake Swanson wanted to draw an outline of his mother, Yolanda Swanson, on the sidewalk at the Nancy Carson Library on Friday.

Reunions
AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1960: Seeking classmates for a 45-year reunion on Saturday, July 23; contact Linda Adams, 793-2191 or lindajim@bellsouth.net.

Calendar
MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. Thursday, Maude Edenfield Park, beside North Augusta Community Center; with Wayne Hoey; free; 442-7588.

Pet of the week
Bo, a 10-month-old male yellow Labrador retriever mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

Anniversaries
J. Frank and Estelle W. Stewart, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 17 with a family gathering at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Thomson.

Recycling locations
To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety Stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Play is enlivened by youthful fervor
Murder's afoot at Crooked House, and it's up to Hoboken, N.J., Detective Hercules Porridge to find out whodunit.

Calendar
MUSIC IN THE PARK: 7 p.m. Thursday, Maude Edenfield Park, beside North Augusta Community Center; with Wayne Hoey; free; 442-7588.

Play is enlivened by youthful fervor
Murder's afoot at Crooked House, and it's up to Hoboken, N.J., Detective Hercules Porridge to find out whodunit.

Man will go to Las Vegas to compete in martial arts
Two-time world champion Aaron Hensley will return to Las Vegas this week to defend his title at the United Fighting Arts Federation's Chun Kuk Do International Training Conference and World Championships.

Anniversaries
J. Frank and Estelle W. Stewart, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 17 with a family gathering at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Thomson.

Applause cover

Applause cover

Applause cover

Fine arts calendar

Timely tribute
It took more than longtime Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre director Steve Walpert's blessing to persuade Les Reagan to take the helm of a production at the theater.

Artist paints his images with humor, surprises
For Augusta artist Jay Jacobs, inspiration can come from a snippet of song, a phrase uttered on the radio, even the gentle curve of a line hastily applied to a blank canvas. The only constant is a firmly held belief that art should entertain before it educates.

Fine arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Timely tribute

Timely tribute
It took more than longtime Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre director Steve Walpert's blessing to persuade Les Reagan to take the helm of a production at the theater.

Fine arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Artist paints his images with humor, surprises
For Augusta artist Jay Jacobs, inspiration can come from a snippet of song, a phrase uttered on the radio, even the gentle curve of a line hastily applied to a blank canvas. The only constant is a firmly held belief that art should entertain before it educates.

Artist paints his images with humor, surprises

Sidewinders pack potent bite
Hollow pings of metal bats hitting baseballs and the dull thud of balls hitting leather mitts fill the barn-like structure.

Youth has given Braves new life
ATLANTA -- The poignant moment in the Atlanta Braves' first half of the season didn't occur on the field of play. It was in the dugout.

Youth has given Braves new life

Youth has given Braves new life
ATLANTA -- The poignant moment in the Atlanta Braves' first half of the season didn't occur on the field of play. It was in the dugout.

Steeply escalating gas prices take their toll
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. - At the Gulf gas station off Route 1, business is booming.

Castleberry expands to bring new jobs

Castleberry expands to bring new jobs
After being purchased late last year, an Augusta food producer is poised for major growth.

Castleberry expands to bring new jobs
After being purchased late last year, an Augusta food producer is poised for major growth.

Restaurant angles for fish eaters
A new restaurant is casting its line into the feeding frenzy along Washington Road. It's up to you to take the bait.

Restaurant angles for fish eaters

Coalition hopes "spyware" definitions lead to better control of machines
NEW YORK - Anti-spyware vendors and consumer groups took a stab at issuing uniform definitions for "spyware" and "adware" on Tuesday in hopes of giving computer users more control over their machines.

Developer group plans retail village

Steeply escalating gas prices take their toll

Augusta bank crosses river to S. Carolina
"The oldest name in Augusta banking" will soon have a fledgling sister across the river.

Coalition hopes "spyware" definitions lead to better control of machines

Developer group plans retail village
A $150 million Belk- and Dillard's-anchored shopping center could be on its way to a location near the intersection of River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Developer group plans retail village
A $150 million Belk- and Dillard's-anchored shopping center could be on its way to a location near the intersection of River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Coalition hopes "spyware" definitions lead to better control of machines
NEW YORK - Anti-spyware vendors and consumer groups took a stab at issuing uniform definitions for "spyware" and "adware" on Tuesday in hopes of giving computer users more control over their machines.

Restaurant angles for fish eaters
A new restaurant is casting its line into the feeding frenzy along Washington Road. It's up to you to take the bait.

Steeply escalating gas prices take their toll
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. - At the Gulf gas station off Route 1, business is booming.

Players get involved in recruiting at event

Getting the right medicine
If there are reasons to believe a couple of bad pharmacists may be dispensing the wrong medicine, it ought to take less time than a year and a half to get at the truth - and, if necessary, run them out of business.

Gitmo terrorists live large

Getting the right medicine
If there are reasons to believe a couple of bad pharmacists may be dispensing the wrong medicine, it ought to take less time than a year and a half to get at the truth - and, if necessary, run them out of business.

Gitmo terrorists live large
Last week's deadly terrorist attacks on London have refocused the civilized world's attention where it should be - on radical Islam's war against the West.

First acknowledge it

First acknowledge it
It happens every time. After every incident of Muslim terrorism, Muslims express more concern about a potential backlash toward them than about the extremism and violence emanating from their midst.

Europe's nightmare
What's perhaps scariest to Britons - and should be to the rest of the civilized world - is that last week's terrorist attacks on London's transit systems, killing more than 50 people and injuring scores more, apparently were carried out by suicide bombers.

Gitmo terrorists live large
Last week's deadly terrorist attacks on London have refocused the civilized world's attention where it should be - on radical Islam's war against the West.

First acknowledge it
It happens every time. After every incident of Muslim terrorism, Muslims express more concern about a potential backlash toward them than about the extremism and violence emanating from their midst.

Getting the right medicine

Financing company sues Michael Jackson
NEW YORK - A financial company specializing in asset acquisition sued Michael Jackson on Monday, saying it is owed $48 million in fees for rescuing the singer's stake in the publishing rights to songs by the Beatles.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

The Liquid Life
Helga's Lounge, 2015 Central Ave.

Chillin' out
When the Augusta Ice Forum opened in early 1999, it was envisioned as a place where the young and old could gather to learn to skate, play ice hockey and keep cool from Georgia's scorching summers.

Video Game Reviews: 'Coded Arms,' 'Dead to Rights'
You'd think video games involving battles with gun-toting hoodlums or computer-generated robot hackers would at least get the blood pumping.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of drink specials and entertainment at nightclubs in Augusta and Aiken:

What is podcasting?
To Pod or Not to Pod: Q. What is podcasting?

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Have proper clothing, caution when hitting rink for first time
There's a vast difference between ice-skating in a rink and on a frozen pond.

Features, wit bonus to run-of-the-mill game
Alien invasions often make for great entertainment, and Destroy All Humans! is no exception.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Farm Aid to celebrate 20th anniversary
CHICAGO - Twenty years after Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young organized a daylong music festival in central Illinois to benefit cash-strapped farmers, Farm Aid is coming back to the state where it started to celebrate its anniversary.

Features, wit bonus to run-of-the-mill game
Alien invasions often make for great entertainment, and Destroy All Humans! is no exception.

Farm Aid to celebrate 20th anniversary
CHICAGO - Twenty years after Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young organized a daylong music festival in central Illinois to benefit cash-strapped farmers, Farm Aid is coming back to the state where it started to celebrate its anniversary.

The Liquid Life
Helga's Lounge, 2015 Central Ave.

Video Game Reviews: 'Coded Arms,' 'Dead to Rights'
You'd think video games involving battles with gun-toting hoodlums or computer-generated robot hackers would at least get the blood pumping.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

What is podcasting?
To Pod or Not to Pod: Q. What is podcasting?

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Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of drink specials and entertainment at nightclubs in Augusta and Aiken:

14 copies of new Potter book sold by accident
COQUITLAM, British Columbia - A handful of people in Canada got a sneak peak of the latest Harry Potter book, but a British Columbia Supreme Court judge ordered them to keep it a secret.

Have proper clothing, caution when hitting rink for first time
There's a vast difference between ice-skating in a rink and on a frozen pond.

Cookbooks offer vacation-flavor food
NEW YORK - Food has a special taste these away-from-it-all summer days - and don't for a minute think that staying home need disqualify you from the pleasure. Even if you're not "away," you can catch the flavor through cookbooks that conjure up dishes and ingredients associated with what for many of us are vacation lands.

Grubbin': Starbucks to open full-service cafe

Summer brings blueberry recipes

Recipe for pineapple-cucumber gazpacho
CONCORD, N.H. - Would somebody please explain to me why we're still hearing about raw food diets?

Grubbin': Starbucks to open full-service cafe
Starbucks, the Seattle-based chain responsible for introducing Frappuccino to the American lexicon, will open its first full-service cafe in Augusta on July 23. The 1,752-square-foot cafe, which is opening at 3018 Washington Road, the former site of a McDonald's at the Interstate 20 westbound access ramp, will feature a patio, a drive-through and a menu replete with talls, grandes and ventes.

Summer brings blueberry recipes
Recalling the New England summers of her childhood, food and travel writer Linda Dannenberg says, she thinks of blueberries.

Cookbooks offer vacation-flavor food

Cookbooks offer vacation-flavor food
NEW YORK - Food has a special taste these away-from-it-all summer days - and don't for a minute think that staying home need disqualify you from the pleasure. Even if you're not "away," you can catch the flavor through cookbooks that conjure up dishes and ingredients associated with what for many of us are vacation lands.

What's for Lunch
Ming-Yat, 434 Georgia Ave., North Augusta.

What's for Lunch

Grubbin': Starbucks to open full-service cafe
Starbucks, the Seattle-based chain responsible for introducing Frappuccino to the American lexicon, will open its first full-service cafe in Augusta on July 23. The 1,752-square-foot cafe, which is opening at 3018 Washington Road, the former site of a McDonald's at the Interstate 20 westbound access ramp, will feature a patio, a drive-through and a menu replete with talls, grandes and ventes.

Recipe for pineapple-cucumber gazpacho
CONCORD, N.H. - Would somebody please explain to me why we're still hearing about raw food diets?

What's for Lunch
Ming-Yat, 434 Georgia Ave., North Augusta.

Planning your travel around food? Think Barbecue U.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Steven Raichlen slices open a 3-pound hunk of pork and sprinkles it liberally with Jack Daniel's and a spice rub. Then he smears on Dijon mustard and brown sugar before wrapping it all up in bacon and tying it with a string.

Recipe for pineapple-cucumber gazpacho

Summer brings blueberry recipes
Recalling the New England summers of her childhood, food and travel writer Linda Dannenberg says, she thinks of blueberries.

GreenJackets leads league in rain outs
When the Augusta GreenJackets' staff distributed pocket schedules before the season, a higher being apparently got a copy.

GreenJackets leads league in rain outs
When the Augusta GreenJack¤ets' staff distributed pocket schedules before the season, a higher being apparently got a copy.

Golf Glance
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

St. Andrews stifled with wave of heat
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - If ever there was an argument for global warming, this week is it.

Wind keeps St. Andrews challenging
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- It stands out on the wall inside the Dunvegan Hotel like an asterisk in the baseball record book beside Roger Maris' 61 home runs.

Nicklaus' love of St. Andrews strong as ever

Nicklaus' love of St. Andrews strong as ever
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The first Nicklaus family review of the Old Course wasn't flattering.

Golf: Wayward drives lead to laughs

St. Andrews stifled with wave of heat
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - If ever there was an argument for global warming, this week is it.

Golf: Wie squeaks past Claxton
LEBANON, Ohio -- With the nation's most famous amateur golfer - male or female - walking by on the first hole, Will Claxton tried to start a conversation.

Golf: Old Gray Lady has unique style

Howell aims to get on track
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Charles Howell has had some rough days since he turned professional, but the final round of June's U.S. Open was among the toughest.

Golf: Wayward drives lead to laughs
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The first two times you chuckle. The third, fourth and fifth times are just embarrassing.

Wind keeps St. Andrews challenging
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- It stands out on the wall inside the Dunvegan Hotel like an asterisk in the baseball record book beside Roger Maris' 61 home runs.

Golf: Old Gray Lady has unique style
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - If you've never believed in love (or hate) at first sight, you've never seen the Old Gray Lady.

Golf: Wie squeaks past Claxton
LEBANON, Ohio -- With the nation's most famous amateur golfer - male or female - walking by on the first hole, Will Claxton tried to start a conversation.

Golf: Wayward drives lead to laughs
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The first two times you chuckle. The third, fourth and fifth times are just embarrassing.

Golf: Wie squeaks past Claxton

Golf: Old Gray Lady has unique style
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - If you've never believed in love (or hate) at first sight, you've never seen the Old Gray Lady.

Nicklaus' love of St. Andrews strong as ever
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The first Nicklaus family review of the Old Course wasn't flattering.

St. Andrews stifled with wave of heat

Golf Glance

Wind keeps St. Andrews challenging

Howell aims to get on track
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Charles Howell has had some rough days since he turned professional, but the final round of June's U.S. Open was among the toughest.

A little 'research' will cost you
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The lure was simply too much. You step into a betting parlor to do "research" and you're guaranteed to leave a few pounds lighter.

Howell aims to get on track

Golf Glance
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

GreenJackets leads league in rain outs

Elvis impersonator returns to coach Fox Creek

Duo puts on quite a show at Peach Jam

NBA draft rule postpones dreams of player

Basketball anchors sons of coaches

Elvis impersonator returns to coach Fox Creek
Being an Elvis impersonator suits Russell Schneider just fine.

Elvis impersonator returns to coach Fox Creek
Being an Elvis impersonator suits Russell Schneider just fine.

Southern peaches get Italian treatment
Just drive down the road and you know it's peach season in the South by the line of produce stands selling the summer fruit.

Southern peaches get Italian treatment
Just drive down the road and you know it's peach season in the South by the line of produce stands selling the summer fruit.

Southern peaches get Italian treatment

Three killed in I-20 accident
Three people are dead after an afternoon crash on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County.

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch

Aiken caregiver charged with homicide in beating death of 6-year-old girl
AIKEN - The 6-year-old Aiken girl who'd been dead for up to 14 hours before being taken to a hospital was beaten to death, authorities said tonight.

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch
A group of investors has announced that it will build an 800,000-square-foot open-air shopping center on a 132-acre site near the intersection of River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Commandments are wrongly ignored
The Ten Commandments have more or less been a reliable standard for just about every major religion in the world, and certainly a great recipe for sanity and civilized behavior.Barbara Grear, Augusta

Get constitutional constructionists
The big secret is now out: When Sens. Joseph Biden and Ted Kennedy, and the rest of the liberal crowd, tell you that a judicial nominee is "out of the mainstream," that means the person may actually have the temerity to believe the words of the Constitution have meaning.David G. Brown, Augusta

God-fearing leaders are needed urgently
The current political climate in the United States and its dominant Republican Party reminds me of the rich young man who kept the Ten Commandments since he was a boy.Roy Ellis, Augusta

End government extravagance
I would like to comment on your editorial titled "The price of knowledge" (July 11). This editorial seems to be stating that, sometimes, the price that our government pays to gain knowledge is much too high.Tim Bledsoe, North Augusta, S.C.

GM engines are not so primitive
The letter by Bruce Cameron ("U.S. automotve technology lags," June 18) about General Motors cars being built around 1940s technology is totally incorrect.Lee Cheesborough, Augusta

Right nomination requires leadership

Commandments are wrongly ignored

God-fearing leaders are needed urgently

Right nomination requires leadership
Upon reading Bob Gutin's letter ("Justice must have bipartisan support," July 11), I must say that for anyone trying to learn liberal-speak, this is a textbook example.Dan Duncan, Aiken, S.C.

Commandments are wrongly ignored
The Ten Commandments have more or less been a reliable standard for just about every major religion in the world, and certainly a great recipe for sanity and civilized behavior.Barbara Grear, Augusta

Right nomination requires leadership
Upon reading Bob Gutin's letter ("Justice must have bipartisan support," July 11), I must say that for anyone trying to learn liberal-speak, this is a textbook example.Dan Duncan, Aiken, S.C.

God-fearing leaders are needed urgently
The current political climate in the United States and its dominant Republican Party reminds me of the rich young man who kept the Ten Commandments since he was a boy.Roy Ellis, Augusta

Study: Drivers using cell phones more likely to crash

A matter of choice

Study: Drivers using cell phones more likely to crash
WASHINGTON - Drivers using cellular phones are four times as likely to get into a crash that can cause injuries serious enough to send them to the hospital, said an insurance study released Tuesday.

A matter of choice
There was a time when having a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes the cervix, was the cure-all for women's gynecological health problems.

Study: Drivers using cell phones more likely to crash
WASHINGTON - Drivers using cellular phones are four times as likely to get into a crash that can cause injuries serious enough to send them to the hospital, said an insurance study released Tuesday.

A matter of choice
There was a time when having a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes the cervix, was the cure-all for women's gynecological health problems.

Kid of the Day

Chase leads to arrests of robbery suspects
THOMSON, Ga. - Two armed robbery suspects were arrested in Warren County on Wednesday morning after a holdup at the Fast Fare in Thomson followed by a police chase.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The first black woman ever to lead the highest appeals court in any state said Wednesday that she is setting up a commission to examine the welfare of families because domestic cases such as divorces and child custody fights are clogging up the court system.

Allen announces state Senate bid
Another Augusta attorney, former state Rep. Ben Allen, threw his hat into the state Senate ring Tuesday, declaring his candidacy for the 22nd District seat in front of a group of supporters.

Girl's death is investigated

Tax notices are invalid, ex-chief says
Richmond County's former chief tax appraiser, Sonny Reece, says this year's property tax assessment change notices are invalid because they were not mailed to property owners in a timely manner after the tax assessors board approved the changes.

Appeals court reverses sludge suit ruling
Georgia's Court of Appeals has reversed portions of a Superior Court judge's 2004 ruling that dismissed a Richmond County family's claim that dairy cattle and land were poisoned by sewage sludge.

Ecology lab sends workers to job fair
Rosemary Forrest saw one job on Tuesday she knew she could do. Trouble is, it's at half her salary.

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch

Evans makes list as 32nd-best place to live
Columbia County officials might want to put up a big 32 somewhere along Washington Road in Evans.

Kid of the Day
Mason Todd Ezernack is today's Kid of the Day.

Bosses eye site for new reactor
Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Ga., is emerging as the top contender among three potential sites for one of the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the United States in three decades.

Across the area

Garden education
Andrew Davis Tucker/StaffGarden educationAt left, Kay Mills (left), the master gardener and coordinator of volunteers for The Hydrangeas at Pendleton Volunteers, shows different kinds of hydrangeas to Susan Hester, of Augusta.

Park work trails wetlands project
Just as one Columbia County park project is beginning to pick up speed, another has hit a snag.

Commissioner Boyles announces mayoral bid
Augusta Commission District 7 member Tommy Boyles launched his campaign for mayor Tuesday, promising to bring leadership, trust and political stability back to the city.

Lawyers seek clarity on child support law
ATLANTA - Georgia attorneys voiced concern about the state's new child support law Wednesday, warning that the measure needs lots of changes to become more "user-friendly" before taking effect next July.

Fatal accident
Fatal accidentA Georgia Department of Transportation worker inspects a Chevrolet Corvette after it was in an accident with a dump truck Tuesday afternoon at Furys Ferry and Baston roads.

Wreck on I-20 kills three college students
Three Columbia County college students died Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County.

Two blind students take victory walk
Guided by his golden retriever Max, the walk across the stage was no mean feat for William James, who overcame blindness to earn his degree and now seeks to help others succeed as well.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Coliseum authority looks at renovation
Members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority have tentative plans to give the city commission a multimillion-dollar renovation project to upgrade the aging civic center complex.

News you can use
Georgians had best watch out. While those to the west of the Savannah River are enjoying the lazy days of summer, the Palmetto State is engaged in battle - fighting off sedentary lifestyles, nicotine and bad eating habits.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Tropical Storms Cindy and Dennis have left behind millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and crops in Georgia, state officials said Tuesday.

Dragboat racers set to make splash

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Last call at Greenville's bars and restaurants is coming a little earlier this week.

Across Georgia

Across the area
The Columbia County school board postponed a decision on disciplinary action against school administrators at a Tuesday meeting.

Walker's daughter confesses to tax fraud

Kid of the Day
Colton Avery Watkins is today's Kid of the Day.

Wrens officer accuses chief of violations
The city of Wrens is conducting an internal investigation of Police Chief David Hannah.

News you can use
The National Safety Council suggests the following techniques:

Mother says newborn drowned in bathtub
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking into the death of a newborn boy after his mother gave birth at her Augusta home, officials said Wednesday.

Heritage group sues over flag removal
A Southern heritage group has filed a lawsuit against the Augusta Commission and former Mayor Bob Young in an effort to restore a Confederate banner to its former place on Riverwalk Augusta.

Tensions have been high inside college
ATHENS, Ga. - Two weeks after the University of Georgia reprimanded journalism Dean John Soloski for comments university officials deemed a reasonable person could think had sexual connotations, documents from the university suggest that the problems in Grady College were broader than one incident.

Walker's daughter confesses to tax fraud
The daughter of former state Sen. Charles Walker entered a guilty plea Tuesday to tax fraud.

Uncle-back ride
Zachary Vitha, 11, gets a piggy-back ride courtesy of his uncle, James Christgau, as they and niece Michaela Vitha, 7, walk along the Eighth Street bulkhead in Augusta.

FBI refuses to comment on visit to tire shop
CLEARWATER - U.S. Department of Energy and FBI officials confirmed Wednesday that federal agents were on the premises of a Clearwater business.

Dental program cuts are in limbo
ATLANTA - Negotiations on changes to a state-funded dental plan for children have stalled, those on both sides of the issue say, and some dentists now fear cuts to the program could imperil children's lives.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

Allen announces state Senate bid
Another Augusta attorney, former state Rep. Ben Allen, threw his hat into the state Senate ring Tuesday, declaring his candidacy for the 22nd District seat in front of a group of supporters.

Tensions have been high inside college
ATHENS, Ga. - Two weeks after the University of Georgia reprimanded journalism Dean John Soloski for comments university officials deemed a reasonable person could think had sexual connotations, documents from the university suggest that the problems in Grady College were broader than one incident.

Tax notices are invalid, ex-chief says
Richmond County's former chief tax appraiser, Sonny Reece, says this year's property tax assessment change notices are invalid because they were not mailed to property owners in a timely manner after the tax assessors board approved the changes.

District to guide Aiken's design
AIKEN - Some saw it as a necessary development tool to protect the downtown area. At least one person saw it as a cumbersome new layer of rules and regulations.

Ecology lab sends workers to job fair
Rosemary Forrest saw one job on Tuesday she knew she could do. Trouble is, it's at half her salary.

New rules include penalties, rewards
ATLANTA - State oversight of schools failing to meet federal standards would be significantly overhauled under a plan expected to be approved today by the state Board of Education.

Evans makes list as 32nd-best place to live
Columbia County officials might want to put up a big 32 somewhere along Washington Road in Evans.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The first black woman ever to lead the highest appeals court in any state said Wednesday that she is setting up a commission to examine the welfare of families because domestic cases such as divorces and child custody fights are clogging up the court system.

Bosses eye site for new reactor
Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Ga., is emerging as the top contender among three potential sites for one of the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the United States in three decades.

New rules include penalties, rewards

Commissioner Boyles announces mayoral bid
Augusta Commission District 7 member Tommy Boyles launched his campaign for mayor Tuesday, promising to bring leadership, trust and political stability back to the city.

Tensions have been high inside college

Wrecked explosives truck spills chemicals
Cleanup will continue today on Columbia Road near Appling where a truck carrying explosives overturned Tuesday morning.

Chase leads to arrests of robbery suspects

Property reassessments cause tax increase
Exactly what classifies as a tax increase?

Three killed in I-20 accident
Three people are dead after an afternoon crash on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County.

Garden education
Andrew Davis Tucker/StaffGarden educationAt left, Kay Mills (left), the master gardener and coordinator of volunteers for The Hydrangeas at Pendleton Volunteers, shows different kinds of hydrangeas to Susan Hester, of Augusta.

Garden education

Fatal accident
Fatal accidentA Georgia Department of Transportation worker inspects a Chevrolet Corvette after it was in an accident with a dump truck Tuesday afternoon at Furys Ferry and Baston roads.

Bosses eye site for new reactor

Two blind students take victory walk
Guided by his golden retriever Max, the walk across the stage was no mean feat for William James, who overcame blindness to earn his degree and now seeks to help others succeed as well.

Allen announces state Senate bid

Coliseum authority looks at renovation
Members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority have tentative plans to give the city commission a multimillion-dollar renovation project to upgrade the aging civic center complex.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Laundromat owner nabs burglary suspects
A Trenton, S.C., politician and businessman turned crime stopper when he thwarted a burglary at his coin laundry.

Chase leads to arrests of robbery suspects
THOMSON, Ga. - Two armed robbery suspects were arrested in Warren County on Wednesday morning after a holdup at the Fast Fare in Thomson followed by a police chase.

Anti-gambling work draws skepticism
ATLANTA - A lottery-funded program designed to help compulsive gamblers must make significant steps toward showing its worth in the coming months or possibly face the budget ax, several top lawmakers said Tuesday.

Dragboat racers set to make splash
Workers are transforming Augusta's Riverfront Marina into a spectator's paradise for this weekend's 20th annual Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races.

Man's body found in Augusta Canal
Police were called to the Augusta Canal on Tuesday evening after being told that a body was spotted floating near 13th Street next to Walton Rehabilitation Hospital.

Teachers learn new curriculum
Training has trickled down the ranks as the Georgia Department of Education prepares to implement the first phase of its curriculum overhaul.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Tropical Storms Cindy and Dennis have left behind millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and crops in Georgia, state officials said Tuesday.

District to guide Aiken's design
AIKEN - Some saw it as a necessary development tool to protect the downtown area. At least one person saw it as a cumbersome new layer of rules and regulations.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Last call at Greenville's bars and restaurants is coming a little earlier this week.

New rules include penalties, rewards
ATLANTA - State oversight of schools failing to meet federal standards would be significantly overhauled under a plan expected to be approved today by the state Board of Education.

Across the area
The Columbia County school board postponed a decision on disciplinary action against school administrators at a Tuesday meeting.

News you can use
Georgians had best watch out. While those to the west of the Savannah River are enjoying the lazy days of summer, the Palmetto State is engaged in battle - fighting off sedentary lifestyles, nicotine and bad eating habits.

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina would study executions for two years but not stop them under a weakened bill sent to the full House on Tuesday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Embattled Charleston City Councilman Kwadjo Campbell has been indicted on three charges involving campaign contributions and misconduct in office, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.

News you can use
The National Safety Council suggests the following techniques:

Across the area
North Augusta Public Safety officers are looking for a 74-year-old man with several health problems who left his workplace Tuesday night and hasn't been seen since, officials said Wednesday.

Kid of the Day
Colton Avery Watkins is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Mason Todd Ezernack is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

Three killed in I-20 accident

Teachers learn new curriculum
Training has trickled down the ranks as the Georgia Department of Education prepares to implement the first phase of its curriculum overhaul.

News you can use

Wrens officer accuses chief of violations
The city of Wrens is conducting an internal investigation of Police Chief David Hannah.

Two blind students take victory walk

Park work trails wetlands project
Just as one Columbia County park project is beginning to pick up speed, another has hit a snag.

Ecology lab sends workers to job fair

Lawyers seek clarity on child support law
ATLANTA - Georgia attorneys voiced concern about the state's new child support law Wednesday, warning that the measure needs lots of changes to become more "user-friendly" before taking effect next July.

Across South Carolina

Dragboat racers set to make splash
Workers are transforming Augusta's Riverfront Marina into a spectator's paradise for this weekend's 20th annual Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races.

Across Georgia

Uncle-back ride
Zachary Vitha, 11, gets a piggy-back ride courtesy of his uncle, James Christgau, as they and niece Michaela Vitha, 7, walk along the Eighth Street bulkhead in Augusta.

Commissioner Boyles announces mayoral bid

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Embattled Charleston City Councilman Kwadjo Campbell has been indicted on three charges involving campaign contributions and misconduct in office, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch

Across the area
North Augusta Public Safety officers are looking for a 74-year-old man with several health problems who left his workplace Tuesday night and hasn't been seen since, officials said Wednesday.

Walker's daughter confesses to tax fraud
The daughter of former state Sen. Charles Walker entered a guilty plea Tuesday to tax fraud.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Heritage group sues over flag removal
A Southern heritage group has filed a lawsuit against the Augusta Commission and former Mayor Bob Young in an effort to restore a Confederate banner to its former place on Riverwalk Augusta.

Across the area

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch
A group of investors has announced that it will build an 800,000-square-foot open-air shopping center on a 132-acre site near the intersection of River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Teachers learn new curriculum

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch

Uncle-back ride

News you can use

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

District to guide Aiken's design

Across South Carolina

Heritage group sues over flag removal

Lawyers seek clarity on child support law

Tax notices are invalid, ex-chief says

Park work trails wetlands project

Coliseum authority looks at renovation

Wrens officer accuses chief of violations

Evans makes list as 32nd-best place to live

Fatal accident

Kid of the Day

Everyone can bet, except the streakers
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The specials are listed on a chalk board as they might be at a local restaurant.

Everyone can bet, except the streakers
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The specials are listed on a chalk board as they might be at a local restaurant.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's just out in DVDs, and a calendar of what's coming:

'Wedding Crashers' should have ended while the party was still going strong

'Wedding Crashers' should have ended while the party was still going strong
Wedding Crashers is like one of those awesome parties that's loud and rockin', booze-soaked and packed. All your friends are there, all your favorite songs are playing - but then something goes horribly wrong.

'Constantine' is complex thriller with lots of style
A film focused on an eternal battle between the forces of heaven and hell, Constantine struggles to find a balance between insipid and inspired.

Wonka's Charlie Bucket content to pass on golden ticket
LOWVILLE, N.Y. - Peter Ostrum takes off his hay-scratched cap and gloves, then walks into a classroom at Lowville Academy.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

Documentary looks at Mantle's life and death
DALLAS - In telling Mickey Mantle's story, it's easy to get wrapped up in his tremendous home runs, the World Series championships he won and the anecdotes about his boozy carousing.

'Constantine' is complex thriller with lots of style
A film focused on an eternal battle between the forces of heaven and hell, Constantine struggles to find a balance between insipid and inspired.

Wonka's Charlie Bucket content to pass on golden ticket
LOWVILLE, N.Y. - Peter Ostrum takes off his hay-scratched cap and gloves, then walks into a classroom at Lowville Academy.

Mini reviews

Documentary looks at Mantle's life and death
DALLAS - In telling Mickey Mantle's story, it's easy to get wrapped up in his tremendous home runs, the World Series championships he won and the anecdotes about his boozy carousing.

New on DVD

Documentary looks at Mantle's life and death

'Constantine' is complex thriller with lots of style

Wonka's Charlie Bucket content to pass on golden ticket

'Wedding Crashers' should have ended while the party was still going strong
Wedding Crashers is like one of those awesome parties that's loud and rockin', booze-soaked and packed. All your friends are there, all your favorite songs are playing - but then something goes horribly wrong.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's just out in DVDs, and a calendar of what's coming:

Slim Thug aims nationwide with album

Hot Ticket
Destiny's Child, 7 p.m. Friday, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta.

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is on Michael Baideme of North Augusta.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected music reviews:

Influential musician measures his success in personal improvement

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Influential musician measures his success in personal improvement
As a founding member of the influential, if rarely heard, British post-punk outfit Swell Maps and a solo artist destined to always have the term "cult following" attached to his name, Nikki Sudden approaches the idea of success abstractly.

Lauryn Hill returns to the limelight
NEW YORK - Lauryn Hill's long freeze-out of the public is beginning to thaw.

Influential musician measures his success in personal improvement
As a founding member of the influential, if rarely heard, British post-punk outfit Swell Maps and a solo artist destined to always have the term "cult following" attached to his name, Nikki Sudden approaches the idea of success abstractly.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected music reviews:

Hot Ticket

Slim Thug aims nationwide with album
CYPRESS, Texas - Slim Thug is a Goliath on the Houston rap scene, and it has nothing to do with his 6-foot-6, 265-pound frame.

Sonic Spotlight

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is on Michael Baideme of North Augusta.

Hot Ticket
Destiny's Child, 7 p.m. Friday, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta.

Concert calendar
DAVID ALLAN COE: Saturday, July 23, Last Call.

Slim Thug aims nationwide with album
CYPRESS, Texas - Slim Thug is a Goliath on the Houston rap scene, and it has nothing to do with his 6-foot-6, 265-pound frame.

NASCAR: Rule allows drivers to be owners

Officials say track can hold next racenotes
A tornado packing 150 mph winds touched down at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 6, causing an estimated $40 million in damage.

NASCAR: Rule allows drivers to be owners
ATLANTA -- Bobby Hamilton proclaims himself the happiest man in NASCAR these days.

Officials say track can hold next racenotes
A tornado packing 150 mph winds touched down at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 6, causing an estimated $40 million in damage.

Racing Newsmaker: Steve Hmiel
Steve Hmiel returned to Victory Lane as a crew chief last Sunday at Chicagoland, guiding Dale Earnhardt Jr. to his first Nextel Cup win of the season in just his seventh race back on the pit box.

NASCAR: Rule allows drivers to be owners
ATLANTA -- Bobby Hamilton proclaims himself the happiest man in NASCAR these days.

Officials say track can hold next racenotes

Racing Newsmaker: Steve Hmiel
Steve Hmiel returned to Victory Lane as a crew chief last Sunday at Chicagoland, guiding Dale Earnhardt Jr. to his first Nextel Cup win of the season in just his seventh race back on the pit box.

Racing Newsmaker: Steve Hmiel

Players get involved in recruiting at event
College coaches aren't the only ones recruiting at the Peach Jam.

Players get involved in recruiting at event
College coaches aren't the only ones recruiting at the Peach Jam.

Mr. James G. Hensiek, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Cordelia Ann Ellis    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Wall Matthews    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry L. Williams    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rickey J. Williams, III    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William R. Kirkland    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock    (EVANS, Ga.)

Javen S. Cummings    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Ms. Atlene Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. David George Reigle    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. David George Reigle    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Glover    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Alice Poston Gurr    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ezell Goff    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Javen S. Cummings    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. James Harrison    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Lutrica Evans    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Hensiek, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James Buford Kent    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre    (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre    (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ezell Goff    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne McDade    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Motin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith D. Padgett    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Roland Arlie Redd    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jonas Taylor    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock    (EVANS, Ga.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Buford Kent    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Van Sant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Claude Campbell    (CENTENNIAL COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mr. Roland Arlie Redd    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Buford Kent    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith D. Padgett    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Van Sant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rickey J. Williams, III    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne McDade    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Jones    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William R. Kirkland    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mr. Ira C. Brown, Jr.    (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph C. Holland    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Harrison    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Glover    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. June O. Moffett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Motin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. June O. Moffett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Thomas Vaughn Padgett, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Thomas Vaughn Padgett, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph G. Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph G. Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alice Poston Gurr    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Cordelia Ann Ellis    (WRENS, Ga.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ira C. Brown, Jr.    (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mrs. Betty Wall Matthews    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Buford Kent    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet "Jan" Faxon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick (Snook) Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Jones    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Abroms, Sr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Hardin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Riley Edward Watson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Campbell    (CENTENNIAL COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mr. Jonas Taylor    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick (Snook) Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Abroms, Sr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Riley Edward Watson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lutrica Evans    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry L. Williams    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Ruby Hardin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet "Jan" Faxon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Henry L. Williams (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Anne McDade (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph G. Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ezell Goff (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Buford Kent (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. David George Reigle (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. William R. Kirkland (ULMER, S.C.)

Javen S. Cummings (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alice Poston Gurr (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Van Sant (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Hardin (THOMSON, Ga.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Cordelia Ann Ellis (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. James Buford Kent (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Motin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Hensiek, Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Abroms, Sr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Rickey J. Williams, III (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Roland Arlie Redd (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Thomas Vaughn Padgett, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ira C. Brown, Jr. (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mr. Patrick (Snook) Tyler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Harrison (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Jones (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet "Jan" Faxon (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. June O. Moffett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Campbell (CENTENNIAL COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Glover (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Riley Edward Watson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Wall Matthews (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith D. Padgett (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lutrica Evans (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jonas Taylor (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Overtime

Area Announcements

Overtime

Soccer: FireBall will honor troops at game

CSRA Swim League Results

Area 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.

Overtime
South Carolina admitted to 10 NCAA violations committed under former football coach Lou Holtz in a report released Wednesday.

Overtime
South Carolina admitted to 10 NCAA violations committed under former football coach Lou Holtz in a report released Wednesday.

Soccer: FireBall will honor troops at game
Throughout their inaugural season in the Premier Develop-ment League, the Augusta Fire-Ball have received more support than they ever could have anticipated.

CSRA Swim League Results
Here are the swim meet results:

Overtime
In Palo Alto, Calif., Division II Player of the Year Dane Burkhart and USC Aiken coach Michael Carlisle will lead the American squad into the 30th annual Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship beginning today.

CSRA Swim League Results
Here are the swim meet results:

Soccer: FireBall will honor troops at game
Throughout their inaugural season in the Premier Develop-ment League, the Augusta Fire-Ball have received more support than they ever could have anticipated.

Overtime
In Palo Alto, Calif., Division II Player of the Year Dane Burkhart and USC Aiken coach Michael Carlisle will lead the American squad into the 30th annual Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship beginning today.

Area 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.

NBA draft rule postpones dreams of player
Brandan Wright said he wanted to make the "jump."

Duo puts on quite a show at Peach Jam
The most anticipated matchup at the Peach Jam on Wednesday morning was between Friends of Hoop Seattle and the D.C. Blue Devils and the center and point guard at the tournament.

NBA draft rule postpones dreams of player
Brandan Wright said he wanted to make the "jump."

Duo puts on quite a show at Peach Jam
The most anticipated matchup at the Peach Jam on Wednesday morning was between Friends of Hoop Seattle and the D.C. Blue Devils and the center and point guard at the tournament.

Basketball anchors sons of coaches
Jeremiah Rivers and Jai Lucas see basketball as more than just a game.

Basketball anchors sons of coaches
Jeremiah Rivers and Jai Lucas see basketball as more than just a game.

Miller Theater has a rich history in entertainment

Miller Theater has a rich history in entertainment
Country music star Eddy Arnold was once both on and off the screen at the Miller Theater on Broad Street.

Miller Theater has a rich history in entertainment
Country music star Eddy Arnold was once both on and off the screen at the Miller Theater on Broad Street.

Show attracts lovers of sport bikes
Dennis Garrett doesn't mind the distances he travels to get to a motorcycle show.

Show attracts lovers of sport bikes
Dennis Garrett doesn't mind the distances he travels to get to a motorcycle show.

Military Reunions
USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DLG-13/DDG-44): Seeking shipmates for a reunion Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 17-21, Charleston Clarion Hotel, Charleston, S.C.; contact Rodger Hall, 1286 Steakhouse Road, Knoxville, IL 61448, (309) 289-8750 or hallr44@yahoo.com

Hicks recognizes former mayor with honorary corps membership
An Air Force veteran received an honorary membership in an Army regiment Friday in a brief ceremony at Fort Gordon's Conrad Hall.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Martial arts champion defends title
Two-time world champion Aaron Hensley will return to Las Vegas this week to defend his title at the United Fighting Arts Federation's Chun Kuk Do International Training Conference and World Championships.

Library events
Here are events for area libraries.

Mini Theatre continues its scholarships
The Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School awarded college scholarships to nine recent high school graduates during a program June 21.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court sentencings, paroles, indictments, dui sentencings, juvenile sentencings, divorces and marriage license applications.

Farmers market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Military Reunions
USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DLG-13/DDG-44): Seeking shipmates for a reunion Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 17-21, Charleston Clarion Hotel, Charleston, S.C.; contact Rodger Hall, 1286 Steakhouse Road, Knoxville, IL 61448, (309) 289-8750 or hallr44@yahoo.com

Visitors treated just peachy
Jo Madira (left), the corporate communications assistant for Babyland General, which makes Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, shows Sebrina Moore, of Clarkton, N.C., information during Georgia on My Mind Day at the Georgia Visitors Center on Interstate 20 West. More than 5,000 people attended events at welcome centers throughout Georgia. The events are held yearly to promote regional tourism, said Robyn Jarrett, an information specialist for the visitors center. This year's event featured nearly 40 exhibitors, including representatives from Dekalb County, with free grilled hot dogs; the Blue Willow Inn from Social Circle, with free lemonade; Fort Valley, with peaches and peach-flavored salsa, dressing and barbecue sauce; and the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, with samples of cotton plants.

Anniversaries
J. Frank and Estelle W. Stewart, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 17 with a family gathering at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Thomson.

Upcoming events
OLD TIME COUNTRY FAIR: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, July 30; Steffen Thomas Museum, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, Ga.; mobile dairy classroom, Native American cultural exhibits, agility and herding dogs, vintage tractors, cruise-in and more; free; (706) 342-7557.

Service programs change to meet new needs
This month, Army Community Service celebrates 40 years of helping Army families.

Calendar
BASTILLE DAY: Noon today; Cafe du Teau, 1855 Central Ave.; sponsored by French Women of Georgia; for reservations call Leone Pispisa; 860-8778.

Martial arts champion defends title
Two-time world champion Aaron Hensley will return to Las Vegas this week to defend his title at the United Fighting Arts Federation's Chun Kuk Do International Training Conference and World Championships.

Post plays host to bowlers
Chris Hayden's score of 216 in the final game of the Professional Bowlers Association's tournament at Fort Gordon's Gordon Lanes pushed the former national champion past Chris Collins for a win.

Location is big advantage to living in Daniel Field area
EDITOR'S NOTE: To have your neighborhood featured, call 823-3552.

Hicks recognizes former mayor with honorary corps membership
An Air Force veteran received an honorary membership in an Army regiment Friday in a brief ceremony at Fort Gordon's Conrad Hall.

Visitors treated just peachy
Jo Madira (left), the corporate communications assistant for Babyland General, which makes Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, shows Sebrina Moore, of Clarkton, N.C., information during Georgia on My Mind Day at the Georgia Visitors Center on Interstate 20 West. More than 5,000 people attended events at welcome centers throughout Georgia. The events are held yearly to promote regional tourism, said Robyn Jarrett, an information specialist for the visitors center. This year's event featured nearly 40 exhibitors, including representatives from Dekalb County, with free grilled hot dogs; the Blue Willow Inn from Social Circle, with free lemonade; Fort Valley, with peaches and peach-flavored salsa, dressing and barbecue sauce; and the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, with samples of cotton plants.

Recreation calendar
FORT DISCOVERY: Seventh Street, 821-0200; HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

A girl's best friend
Genevieve Knotts, 4, closes her eyes as she hugs Lad, a Shetland sheepdog owned by Therapy Dogs Inc. staffer Marcia Geraci, during a storytime program for children at the Appleby Branch Library. Personnel from Therapy Dogs talked to the children about dog safety and allowed them to interact with the animals.

Library events
Here are events for area libraries.

Car show is fashionable
Each year for the past six years, the Shade Tree A's, a local Model A Ford car club, has held its annual car show at Augusta Mall.

For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court sentencings, paroles, indictments, dui sentencings, juvenile sentencings, divorces and marriage license applications.

Milestones
Terry M. Taylor, of Augusta, son of Jean Kernaghan, has earned a juris doctor degree from the Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University, Ada.

Concert series sees return of saxophonist
A once-familiar face on Augusta's music scene will be the featured guest at today's Concerts in the Park series in North Augusta.

Military Milestones
- Army Sgt. Maj. Steve A. Harris, a 1982 graduate of Westside High School, has graduated from the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.

A girl's best friend
Genevieve Knotts, 4, closes her eyes as she hugs Lad, a Shetland sheepdog owned by Therapy Dogs Inc. staffer Marcia Geraci, during a storytime program for children at the Appleby Branch Library. Personnel from Therapy Dogs talked to the children about dog safety and allowed them to interact with the animals.

Calendar
BASTILLE DAY: Noon today; Cafe du Teau, 1855 Central Ave.; sponsored by French Women of Georgia; for reservations call Leone Pispisa; 860-8778.

Location is big advantage to living in Daniel Field area
EDITOR'S NOTE: To have your neighborhood featured, call 823-3552.

Recycling locations
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Around the block
The French Women of Georgia will hold a Bastille Day celebration at noon today at Le Cafe Du Teau, 1855 Central Ave. For reservations, call Leone Pispisa at 860-8778.

Service programs change to meet new needs
This month, Army Community Service celebrates 40 years of helping Army families.

Upcoming events
OLD TIME COUNTRY FAIR: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, July 30; Steffen Thomas Museum, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, Ga.; mobile dairy classroom, Native American cultural exhibits, agility and herding dogs, vintage tractors, cruise-in and more; free; (706) 342-7557.

Recycling locations
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Pet of the week
Bo, a 10-month-old male yellow Labrador retriever mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

Car show is fashionable
Each year for the past six years, the Shade Tree A's, a local Model A Ford car club, has held its annual car show at Augusta Mall.

Mini Theatre continues its scholarships
The Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School awarded college scholarships to nine recent high school graduates during a program June 21.

Military Milestones
- Army Sgt. Maj. Steve A. Harris, a 1982 graduate of Westside High School, has graduated from the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.

Around the block
The French Women of Georgia will hold a Bastille Day celebration at noon today at Le Cafe Du Teau, 1855 Central Ave. For reservations, call Leone Pispisa at 860-8778.

Concert series sees return of saxophonist
A once-familiar face on Augusta's music scene will be the featured guest at today's Concerts in the Park series in North Augusta.

Pet of the week
Bo, a 10-month-old male yellow Labrador retriever mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

Anniversaries
J. Frank and Estelle W. Stewart, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 17 with a family gathering at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Thomson.

Upcoming events

Mini Theatre continues its scholarships

Military Reunions

Martial arts champion defends title

For the record

Calendar

Service programs change to meet new needs

Recycling locations

Pet of the week

Hicks recognizes former mayor with honorary corps membership

Around the block

Post happenings

Location is big advantage to living in Daniel Field area

Show attracts lovers of sport bikes

Car show is fashionable

Anniversaries

Visitors treated just peachy

Library events

Meetings

Military Milestones

A girl's best friend

Concert series sees return of saxophonist

Everyone can bet, except the streakers

Babes in Hollywood can be real, animated

CBS to expand Web news
NEW YORK - CBS News is aggressively expanding its Internet capabilities to offer a 24-hour news network with a "video jukebox" that allows consumers to construct their own online newscasts, the network announced Tuesday.

Features, wit bonus to run-of-the-mill game

Open tab

Club calendar

The Liquid Life

Farm Aid to celebrate 20th anniversary

Applause calendar

What is podcasting?

Video Game Reviews: 'Coded Arms,' 'Dead to Rights'

Have proper clothing, caution when hitting rink for first time

Babes in Hollywood can be real, animated
Let me first offer a few words of self-defense. I am not completely insensitive to the feelings of the fairer sex. I understand that behind every pretty face there are a complex personality, wants and needs, hopes and dreams. I also am a man who often can be found dragging his knuckles through his beer-and-baseball existence. What can I do - to err is human and to belch in public, divine. Allow me to indulge my more primal side and take a look at a few movies that might not boast mind-blowing metaphors or dark allusions to the human condition, but instead feature Hollywood hotties at the peak of their man-stopping power. Yum.

Babes in Hollywood can be real, animated
Let me first offer a few words of self-defense. I am not completely insensitive to the feelings of the fairer sex. I understand that behind every pretty face there are a complex personality, wants and needs, hopes and dreams. I also am a man who often can be found dragging his knuckles through his beer-and-baseball existence. What can I do - to err is human and to belch in public, divine. Allow me to indulge my more primal side and take a look at a few movies that might not boast mind-blowing metaphors or dark allusions to the human condition, but instead feature Hollywood hotties at the peak of their man-stopping power. Yum.

Calendar

Chalk drawings decorate Nancy Carson Library

Church group is ready for Bolivia mission

Pet of the week

Recycling locations

Around the block

Reunions

Aiken Tech program scores coup

Adult literacy information

Anniversaries

Play is enlivened by youthful fervor

Man will go to Las Vegas to compete in martial arts

Recreation calendar