Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing
Austin Pidgeon was not able to attend Saturday's Make Kids Count scholarship drawing in person, but he was there in spirit.

School menu
BREAKFAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUESDAY: Juice, cereal, biscuit and milk

Recycling centers
- 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.

Milestones
Brittany Griffin King, a rising senior at North Augusta High School, recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Atlanta.

Milestones
Brittany Griffin King, a rising senior at North Augusta High School, recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Atlanta.

Farmers market will celebrate anniversary
There will be more than tomatoes and watermelons available at Aiken's Farmers Market on Saturday.

New location helped concert series survive bad weather
Mother Nature was unkind to the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council this year.

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing
Austin Pidgeon was not able to attend Saturday's Make Kids Count scholarship drawing in person, but he was there in spirit.

This week
BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today; Osbon Park, 346 Columbia Ave. N.W., Aiken; school supplies, games; free; 663-6848, ext. 205

Chamber has a heavy schedule for next two months
The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's second annual legislative forum, scheduled for Aug. 9, has been postponed.

Campfire will bring together Girl Scouts of all ages
For generations, Girl Scouts have sat around campfires and eaten the gooey combination of roasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers known as s'mores.

New location helped concert series survive bad weather
Mother Nature was unkind to the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council this year.

Farmers market will celebrate anniversary
There will be more than tomatoes and watermelons available at Aiken's Farmers Market on Saturday.

Reunions
Leavelle McCampbell High School 1957: Seeking classmates for a 48-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10; contact Joane Sealy Yeater, P.O. Box 264, Warrenville, SC, 29851, or e-mail Jack Wood, j57ewood@bellsouth.net

Chamber has a heavy schedule for next two months
The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's second annual legislative forum, scheduled for Aug. 9, has been postponed.

Recycling centers
- 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.

Reunions
Leavelle McCampbell High School 1957: Seeking classmates for a 48-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10; contact Joane Sealy Yeater, P.O. Box 264, Warrenville, SC, 29851, or e-mail Jack Wood, j57ewood@bellsouth.net

Events
STAMP AND PICTURE POSTCARD SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14; Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia; The Columbia Philatelic Society; free; (803) 254-3727

Events
STAMP AND PICTURE POSTCARD SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14; Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia; The Columbia Philatelic Society; free; (803) 254-3727

This week
BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today; Osbon Park, 346 Columbia Ave. N.W., Aiken; school supplies, games; free; 663-6848, ext. 205

Red Cross volunteer is very dedicated
Three years ago, Stephanie Zejewski, 18, volunteered with the Aiken County Chapter of the American Red Cross to fulfill a government class requirement.

Red Cross volunteer is very dedicated
Three years ago, Stephanie Zejewski, 18, volunteered with the Aiken County Chapter of the American Red Cross to fulfill a government class requirement.

Horseshoe'n Time bus rides into town
The Horseshoe'n Time bus was hard to miss when it rolled into Aiken County last week.

Horseshoe'n Time bus rides into town
The Horseshoe'n Time bus was hard to miss when it rolled into Aiken County last week.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 23-25. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Around the block
A Back to School Extravaganza will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Osbon Park, 346 Columbia Ave. N.W., Aiken. There will be free school supplies, games, refreshments and more. For more information, call 663-6848, ext. 205.

Around the block
A Back to School Extravaganza will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Osbon Park, 346 Columbia Ave. N.W., Aiken. There will be free school supplies, games, refreshments and more. For more information, call 663-6848, ext. 205.

Baseball suspends Palmeiro

Baseball suspends Palmeiro
NEW YORK - Rafael Palmeiro poked his finger in the air for emphasis and raised his voice with all the indignation of a man falsely accused.

Baseball suspends Palmeiro
NEW YORK - Rafael Palmeiro poked his finger in the air for emphasis and raised his voice with all the indignation of a man falsely accused.

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business

Braves beat up Reds, Jones hurt

Duke hazardous to Atlanta win streak
ATLANTA - Asked how often in his 35-plus years in major league baseball his team has had a chance to sweep a long homestand, Bobby Cox smiled knowingly and shook his head.

Braves' Farnsworth gets warm welcome
ATLANTA - Kyle Farnsworth came home Monday morning.

Braves' Farnsworth gets warm welcome

Braves' Farnsworth gets warm welcome
ATLANTA - Kyle Farnsworth came home Monday morning.

Duke hazardous to Atlanta win streak

Braves beat up Reds, Jones hurt
CINCINNATI - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones called it the story of his past couple of seasons.

Duke hazardous to Atlanta win streak
ATLANTA - Asked how often in his 35-plus years in major league baseball his team has had a chance to sweep a long homestand, Bobby Cox smiled knowingly and shook his head.

Braves beat up Reds, Jones hurt
CINCINNATI - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones called it the story of his past couple of seasons.

Empty box fills with tools
That abrasive blast cabinet you always wanted just got a little closer.

Ask Jeeves creates its own ad network
SAN FRANCISCO - Backed by a new owner known for shaking up the status quo, Ask Jeeves Inc. is launching an upstart advertising network powered by its own search engine - a move likely to rankle its longtime business partner, Google Inc.

Nasdaq, S&P 500 climb despite record oil prices
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished an uninspired session mixed Monday as a record high in oil prices was partly offset by a better-than-expected reading of the nation's industrial activity and strong sales at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Empty box fills with tools

Nasdaq, S&P 500 climb despite record oil prices
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished an uninspired session mixed Monday as a record high in oil prices was partly offset by a better-than-expected reading of the nation's industrial activity and strong sales at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Dollars sought to build center
Tourism officials are asking Augusta commissioners to use "conventional" wisdom and seek funding for a downtown exhibition center.

Ask Jeeves creates its own ad network
SAN FRANCISCO - Backed by a new owner known for shaking up the status quo, Ask Jeeves Inc. is launching an upstart advertising network powered by its own search engine - a move likely to rankle its longtime business partner, Google Inc.

Profits decline for First Bank
The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported a drop in second-quarter earnings Monday as mortgage loan activity continued to slow.

Downtown landmark to be redeveloped
The historic Miller Theater was purchased Monday by Augusta businessman Peter S. Knox IV, according to real estate agents affiliated with the deal.

Development lands sports store
A Texas-based sporting goods retailer is on track to build a 77,000-square-foot store near Washington and Owens roads, the newest development in a booming section of Columbia County.

Ask Jeeves creates its own ad network

Development lands sports store
A Texas-based sporting goods retailer is on track to build a 77,000-square-foot store near Washington and Owens roads, the newest development in a booming section of Columbia County.

Development lands sports store

Empty box fills with tools
That abrasive blast cabinet you always wanted just got a little closer.

Dollars sought to build center
Tourism officials are asking Augusta commissioners to use "conventional" wisdom and seek funding for a downtown exhibition center.

Dollars sought to build center

Nasdaq, S&P 500 climb despite record oil prices

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 2, 2005.

Auburn not dwelling on last season
AUBURN, Ala. - Tommy Tuberville doesn't think his Auburn Tigers are wasting time basking in last year's glory.

Auburn not dwelling on last season
AUBURN, Ala. - Tommy Tuberville doesn't think his Auburn Tigers are wasting time basking in last year's glory.

Auburn not dwelling on last season

Healthful nighttime snacking is possible
I'll confess - snacking after dinner is one of my longtime eating behaviors. I kick back, watch a movie and eat. .

Go ahead, make our day
So the United Nations is mired in an oil-for-food scandal, hasn't the spine to even enforce its own resolutions, is chronically anti-American and has only become hopelessly bloated, with precious little reforms, in more than half a century.

Looking up

Looking up
School systems draw plenty of criticism when they're not doing as well as they should, and rightfully so. Without criticism, they have no incentive to improve.

Curbing Medicaid costs
Georgia and South Carolina, like most states, are struggling with ways to deal with the soaring costs of health care for the poor at a time when Congress is committed to cutting its share of Medicaid by $10 billion over the next five years.

Curbing Medicaid costs
Georgia and South Carolina, like most states, are struggling with ways to deal with the soaring costs of health care for the poor at a time when Congress is committed to cutting its share of Medicaid by $10 billion over the next five years.

Looking up
School systems draw plenty of criticism when they're not doing as well as they should, and rightfully so. Without criticism, they have no incentive to improve.

Go ahead, make our day

Not to be ignored
Call it the List of Sadly Ignored Phrases - sentences such as: "Smoking cigarettes can kill you." Or: "Drunken driving can be deadly."

Curbing Medicaid costs

Don't make act permanent
There's nothing like a bombing attack to get our Washington lawmakers moving. Four years ago, Congress passed the Patriot Act in the aftermath of the deadly 9-11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Go ahead, make our day
So the United Nations is mired in an oil-for-food scandal, hasn't the spine to even enforce its own resolutions, is chronically anti-American and has only become hopelessly bloated, with precious little reforms, in more than half a century.

People in the News
NEW YORK - In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was "shocked" by the breakup and is trying to "pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus."

People in the News
NEW YORK - Billy Bob Thornton is happy for his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, who adopted an orphaned baby girl, Zahara Marley, in Ethiopia last month.

People in the News
NEW YORK - In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was "shocked" by the breakup and is trying to "pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus."

Luke's light saber brings $200,600 at auction
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history.

Aniston talks for first time about split with Pitt
NEW YORK - In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was "shocked" by the breakup and is trying to "pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus."

People in the News
NEW YORK - Billy Bob Thornton is happy for his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, who adopted an orphaned baby girl, Zahara Marley, in Ethiopia last month.

Teri Hatcher to offer advice in 'Burnt Toast'
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher will serve up life lessons in "Burnt Toast," a book of advice and inspiration Hyperion plans to publish in the spring of 2006.

Lauren Bacall criticizes 'vulgar' Tom Cruise
NEW YORK - Lauren Bacall has a few unkind words to say about Tom Cruise.

Aniston talks for first time about split with Pitt
NEW YORK - In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was "shocked" by the breakup and is trying to "pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus."

Luke's light saber brings $200,600 at auction
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history.

Lauren Bacall criticizes 'vulgar' Tom Cruise
NEW YORK - Lauren Bacall has a few unkind words to say about Tom Cruise.

Think of lemonade as Nature's soft drink
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Something magical happens when you combine sugar, water and lemon juice - the result is a tangy mixture of unadulterated ingredients that offers a refreshing substitute for sodas. Despite these unassuming, simple ingredients, old-fashioned lemonade can be the ultimate thirst quencher on a hot summer's day.

Recipe for rustic fruit tart
CONCORD, N.H. - Three pounds a day! That's how many raspberries my tiny - and until recently untended - patch has been producing this week. It's left me astounded and my freezer bursting.

Cool off with book's frozen desserts

Recipe for rustic fruit tart

Chicken with grilled mushroom skewers fra diavolo
This chicken dish with its grilled mushroom skewers fra diavolo packs a punch in the bold flavors of the marinade-sauce, and in the touch of jalapeno added to each skewer.

Recipe for rustic fruit tart
CONCORD, N.H. - Three pounds a day! That's how many raspberries my tiny - and until recently untended - patch has been producing this week. It's left me astounded and my freezer bursting.

Cool off with book's frozen desserts
CONCORD, N.H. - A lifetime's supply of ice cream for just $250? What a deal!

Think of lemonade as Nature's soft drink
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Something magical happens when you combine sugar, water and lemon juice - the result is a tangy mixture of unadulterated ingredients that offers a refreshing substitute for sodas. Despite these unassuming, simple ingredients, old-fashioned lemonade can be the ultimate thirst quencher on a hot summer's day.

Cool off with book's frozen desserts
CONCORD, N.H. - A lifetime's supply of ice cream for just $250? What a deal!

Think of lemonade as Nature's soft drink

Rest of schedule is favorable for Augusta
Heading into tonight's home series against the Rome Braves, the Augusta GreenJackets have 32 games left in the regular season.

Rest of schedule is favorable for Augusta
Heading into tonight's home series against the Rome Braves, the Augusta GreenJackets have 32 games left in the regular season.

Courses soak up recent weather
One area golf club professional who pays attention to such things says the recent weather, particularly the late afternoon thundershowers, is par for the course.

Swinging from the heels
Joseph Gray, 11, takes a mighty swing during Tuesday's Mickie Gallagher Junior golf tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Golf: A big letdown for the Big Easy
There were signs from the start that this might be a year Ernie Els would like to forget.

Golf: A big letdown for the Big Easy

Golf: A big letdown for the Big Easy
There were signs from the start that this might be a year Ernie Els would like to forget.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Swinging from the heels

Swinging from the heels
Joseph Gray, 11, takes a mighty swing during Tuesday's Mickie Gallagher Junior golf tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Courses soak up recent weather

Courses soak up recent weather
One area golf club professional who pays attention to such things says the recent weather, particularly the late afternoon thundershowers, is par for the course.

Rest of schedule is favorable for Augusta

NHL: Flyers sign Hatcher, Therien and Rathje
VOORHEES, N.J. - The Philadelphia Flyers bulked up their defense Tuesday by signing hulking blueliners Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje and Chris Therien to free-agent contracts.

NHL: Flyers sign Hatcher, Therien and Rathje
VOORHEES, N.J. - The Philadelphia Flyers bulked up their defense Tuesday by signing hulking blueliners Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje and Chris Therien to free-agent contracts.

NHL: Flyers sign Hatcher, Therien and Rathje

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming
Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes.

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming
Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes.

Many more hurricanes predicted for this year
WASHINGTON - The government on Tuesday sharply boosted its forecast for hurricanes this season, predicting 18 to 21 tropical storms by the end of November.

Many more hurricanes predicted for this year
WASHINGTON - The government on Tuesday sharply boosted its forecast for hurricanes this season, predicting 18 to 21 tropical storms by the end of November.

Almost any leftovers can make a tasty frittata
When my friends' and neighbors' gardens are putting out more vegetables than they can handle, I'm the happy recipient of the fruits of their labor.

Almost any leftovers can make a tasty frittata
When my friends' and neighbors' gardens are putting out more vegetables than they can handle, I'm the happy recipient of the fruits of their labor.

Almost any leftovers can make a tasty frittata

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business
With last week's arrival of my great-nephew Andrew, I have added a new family title to my rsum: great-uncle. As with most of the previous family jobs I've been assigned - son, brother, cousin, uncle, dad - I plan to grow into the role.

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business
With last week's arrival of my great-nephew Andrew, I have added a new family title to my rsum: great-uncle. As with most of the previous family jobs I've been assigned - son, brother, cousin, uncle, dad - I plan to grow into the role.

Former Aiken County Sheriff Sellers dies
AIKEN -- Former Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers, who was the county's top law enforcement official for a decade before leaving for a federal position in 2003, died Wednesday, friends said.

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire
An Aiken County man was killed in an early morning fire that consumed his mobile home, police said Tuesday.

Augustans to vote twice to fill vacant posts
ATLANTA -- Augusta voters will head to the polls twice this year for special elections to fill vacant posts instead of a single trip.

While you're at it, Rev. Cushing ...

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness
In regards to the Rev. Bob Cushing seeking forgiveness from the Japanese: That is not his place to ask the Japanese to forgive us.Jack D. Sloan, Augusta

Politicos wronged Westmoreland
I am trying to fathom the significance of Hilary Cosell's apologia for her navete during the Vietnam War, and her hour of lucidity during her talk with Gen. William Westmoreland ("Seeing war through a general's eyes," Aug. 1).William J. Welsh, M.D., Augusta

Which editorial page is this?

Keep the heat on misguided priest
Augustans, veterans, Americans: Our collective voices are being heard! Continue to shout the truth locally and nationally in countering the historically inaccurate perspective shared by the Rev. Robert Cushing, of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, on the just cause of World War II.Tom Fitzpatrick, Augusta

CAFTA is moving us even closer to ruin
The U.S. House of Representatives betrayed Americans last week when it approved the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The Augusta Chronicle's lead editorial Sunday ("Rhymes with 'DISASTA') provided a few excellent examples of the damage CAFTA brings us.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness

Which editorial page is this?
Boy, did you guys scare me today. I usually read your editorial page for my daily laugh and all of a sudden I thought I might have picked up my real paper, The New York Times. Harold Szerlip, Martinez

It was correct to A-bomb Japan
This is another letter in response to the Rev. Bob Cushing's visit to Japan this month, and his views on the use of the atomic bombs to end the war with Japan. Jim Allen, Aiken

CAFTA is moving us even closer to ruin
The U.S. House of Representatives betrayed Americans last week when it approved the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The Augusta Chronicle's lead editorial Sunday ("Rhymes with 'DISASTA') provided a few excellent examples of the damage CAFTA brings us.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

CAFTA is moving us even closer to ruin

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness
In regards to the Rev. Bob Cushing seeking forgiveness from the Japanese: That is not his place to ask the Japanese to forgive us.Jack D. Sloan, Augusta

It was correct to A-bomb Japan
This is another letter in response to the Rev. Bob Cushing's visit to Japan this month, and his views on the use of the atomic bombs to end the war with Japan. Jim Allen, Aiken

While you're at it, Rev. Cushing ...
Please thank the Rev. Bob Cush-ing for going to Japan to apologize for our use of the atomic bomb.Richard A. Kremin, Appling

It was correct to A-bomb Japan

Keep the heat on misguided priest
Augustans, veterans, Americans: Our collective voices are being heard! Continue to shout the truth locally and nationally in countering the historically inaccurate perspective shared by the Rev. Robert Cushing, of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, on the just cause of World War II.Tom Fitzpatrick, Augusta

Keep the heat on misguided priest

Pax Christi group is too new-age, leftist
Regarding the July 23 article "Seeking forgiveness": Melissa Harpring, North Augusta S.C.Susan Beckworth, Evans

Which editorial page is this?
Boy, did you guys scare me today. I usually read your editorial page for my daily laugh and all of a sudden I thought I might have picked up my real paper, The New York Times. Harold Szerlip, Martinez

Priest's message is misunderstood
I would like to dispel the missed interpretation of the Rev. Bob Cushing's apology and offer my support, as a Catholic and member of Pax Christi Augusta.Soncerae Dierkes, Evans

While you're at it, Rev. Cushing ...
Please thank the Rev. Bob Cush-ing for going to Japan to apologize for our use of the atomic bomb.Richard A. Kremin, Appling

Health and fitness calendar

Daisy Duke's cutoffs were top priority for designer

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals

Living briefs

Living briefs

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Living briefs
THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE is accepting submissions for its fourth Singer-Songwriter Contest. The rules are simple - send a recording, CD or cassette, of an original composition. Six finalists, three chosen by reader votes and three critics picks, will be invited to perform Sept. 16 at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival downtown.

Living briefs
The Dukes of Hazzard might be just popcorn entertainment, but for fans of the muscle car, the movie provides plenty of eye candy - and we're not talking about Jessica Simpson. Coming Thursday in Applause.

Living briefs
The Dukes of Hazzard might be just popcorn entertainment, but for fans of the muscle car, the movie provides plenty of eye candy - and we're not talking about Jessica Simpson. Coming Thursday in Applause.

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals
Pencils aren't the only things being sharpened this week.

Living briefs
THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE is accepting submissions for its fourth Singer-Songwriter Contest. The rules are simple - send a recording, CD or cassette, of an original composition. Six finalists, three chosen by reader votes and three critics picks, will be invited to perform Sept. 16 at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival downtown.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals
Pencils aren't the only things being sharpened this week.

Daisy Duke's cutoffs were top priority for designer
NEW YORK - Who wears short shorts? Daisy Duke wears short shorts, and - if you can believe it - Jessica Simpson's denim cutoffs in the new The Dukes of Hazzard movie are even cheekier than Catherine Bach's were in the old CBS series.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Daisy Duke's cutoffs were top priority for designer
NEW YORK - Who wears short shorts? Daisy Duke wears short shorts, and - if you can believe it - Jessica Simpson's denim cutoffs in the new The Dukes of Hazzard movie are even cheekier than Catherine Bach's were in the old CBS series.

Across the area

Across the area
The Augusta Commission must fill the 9th District commission seat this week or Gov. Sonny Perdue will fill it.

Substitute is indicted on molestation charges
Billy Fray Cleveland, a former Columbia County substitute teacher, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on seven counts of child molestation.

Court says sludge suit stays

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Across Georgia
FORT GORDON - Soldiers at U.S. Army posts around the world are signing up to compete for a chance to go to Fort Gordon - not to join the post's famed Signal Center, but to sing.

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - Police shot and killed a man they say forced his way into a church, refused to leave and became combative.

Back on the commission
Freddie Handy (left) is congratulated by interim Mayor Willie Mays after being sworn in as the District 9 commissioner.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Across Georgia

Judge begins sorting status of court cases
The Superior Court judge who propelled a new way of conducting court business in the Augusta area is the first judge to tackle his load of assigned cases.

Coroner waits to rule death SIDS

Former inmate is suing Richmond County
Man says he got sick while in jail

Director named to research post

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

River Ridge school is now in session
Avery Meagher hurriedly paced the aisles of the media center of Columbia County's newest school, River Ridge Elementary, during its open house Tuesday until something caught her eye.

Growth benefits others in area
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It might take 20 years to realize all the economic benefits of the west side's explosive growth.

Nuclear reactor planners greeted warmly

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - In just under a week, a single infantry platoon in the 48th Brigade Combat Team has lost about a quarter of its men - including two from the Augusta area.

Driver in wreck used cell phone

Relief rules to get review
AIKEN - After about 15 years of service at Savannah River Site, Bobby Bragg left with infected lungs and unpaid medical bills.

City leaders roll back millage

Burn center imports patients from other states
The room where Joe and Louise Suddeth spent their 47th wedding anniversary was empty Monday as Mr. Suddeth stood looking at a picture of his wife on a bulletin board, trying not to break down.

River Ridge school is now in session

Kid of the Day
Javen Hashim McCaster Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

Substitute is indicted on molestation charges
Billy Fray Cleveland, a former Columbia County substitute teacher, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on seven counts of child molestation.

Judge begins sorting status of court cases
The Superior Court judge who propelled a new way of conducting court business in the Augusta area is the first judge to tackle his load of assigned cases.

Train hits ice cream truck
A truck driver was injured, but no one else was hurt in a Monday afternoon crash that left pounds of ice cream melting in the heat and closed down a railroad route for a few hours.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Relief rules to get review
AIKEN - After about 15 years of service at Savannah River Site, Bobby Bragg left with infected lungs and unpaid medical bills.

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - Police shot and killed a man they say forced his way into a church, refused to leave and became combative.

Substitute is indicted on molestation charges

Burn center imports patients from other states
The room where Joe and Louise Suddeth spent their 47th wedding anniversary was empty Monday as Mr. Suddeth stood looking at a picture of his wife on a bulletin board, trying not to break down.

Relief rules to get review

Health officials show child safety to parents
Nate Moorman treats a sample car seat like a petite dance partner, twirling it around proudly to display features on each side of the plastic contraption:

Kid of the Day

Train hits ice cream truck
A truck driver was injured, but no one else was hurt in a Monday afternoon crash that left pounds of ice cream melting in the heat and closed down a railroad route for a few hours.

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Health officials show child safety to parents

Teen dies after yearlong battle with cancer
Scott Kutlik loved bringing smiles to those around him, family and friends said Tuesday.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
A former Columbia County substitute teacher indicted on child molestation charges Monday will have a hearing Thursday to decide whether he will be allowed to post bond and get out of jail before his trial.

News you can use

City leaders roll back millage
In what a majority called an effort to restore confidence in city government, Augusta commissioners rolled back Richmond County's property tax rate Tuesday, forfeiting what could have been a $4.2 million windfall from this year's reassessments.

Train hits ice cream truck

Kid of the Day
Baylea Michelle Jones is today's Kid of the Day.

Growth benefits others in area

Back on the commission

Director named to research post
Frank Treiber helped to bring in millions of research dollars at Medical College of Georgia.

Kid of the Day

Nuclear reactor planners greeted warmly
AIKEN - The joke Tuesday was that NuStart Energy Development LLC could ask for anything and get it, as long as the consortium chose to get a nuclear reactor license at Savannah River Site.

Former inmate is suing Richmond County

Teen dies after yearlong battle with cancer
Scott Kutlik loved bringing smiles to those around him, family and friends said Tuesday.

Former Aiken County Sheriff Sellers dies

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Chairman tells Regents to focus on four goals

River Ridge school is now in session
Avery Meagher hurriedly paced the aisles of the media center of Columbia County's newest school, River Ridge Elementary, during its open house Tuesday until something caught her eye.

Teen dies after yearlong battle with cancer

Coroner waits to rule death SIDS
The Richmond County Coroner's Office is waiting on test results before declaring Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as the cause of death of a 6-week-old infant found lifeless and facedown in his bassinet Saturday.

Augustans to vote twice to fill vacant posts

Driver in wreck used cell phone
ATLANTA - An Augusta motorist who struck two landscapers on Interstate 20 last month was attempting to use his cell phone when the deadly accident occurred, according to state records obtained by Morris News Service.

Across the area
The Augusta Commission must fill the 9th District commission seat this week or Gov. Sonny Perdue will fill it.

Chairman tells Regents to focus on four goals
ATLANTA - Laying out a plan for his leadership of the board that oversees the state's colleges and universities, Regents Chairman Timothy Shelnut said he would focus on more than simply finding a new chancellor.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Two people have died in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer cab in Spartanburg County.

Opening remains on track
AIKEN - Mossy Creek Elementary School has cleared one of its last significant hurdles on its way to opening in two weeks.

Court says sludge suit stays
Georgia's Court of Appeals refused to reconsider its partial reinstatement of a Richmond County family's lawsuit claiming dairy cattle and land were poisoned by Augusta's sewage sludge.

$2 billion is sought to meet needs of student population
ATLANTA - The University System Board of Regents plans to ask the Georgia Legislature to appropriate $2 billion for educating students in fiscal 2007, a 5 percent increase over the current year's budget.

Drug-ring suspect given life in prison
AIKEN - A third man in an Aiken County drug ring was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday for his involvement in the drug-related murder of a police informant, authorities said.

Judge begins sorting status of court cases

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - In just under a week, a single infantry platoon in the 48th Brigade Combat Team has lost about a quarter of its men - including two from the Augusta area.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Mount Pleasant man faces as much as 20 years in prison after he advertised several cars - including a Jaguar, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro and a Hummer - on an Internet bidding site but never delivered the vehicles.

Health officials show child safety to parents
Nate Moorman treats a sample car seat like a petite dance partner, twirling it around proudly to display features on each side of the plastic contraption:

Across the area
A former Columbia County substitute teacher indicted on child molestation charges Monday will have a hearing Thursday to decide whether he will be allowed to post bond and get out of jail before his trial.

Bill allows coverage for small businesses
U.S. Rep. John Barrow is co-sponsoring a bill that would give small businesses leverage in purchasing health insurance for their employees.

City leaders roll back millage
In what a majority called an effort to restore confidence in city government, Augusta commissioners rolled back Richmond County's property tax rate Tuesday, forfeiting what could have been a $4.2 million windfall from this year's reassessments.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Two people have died in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer cab in Spartanburg County.

Back on the commission
Freddie Handy (left) is congratulated by interim Mayor Willie Mays after being sworn in as the District 9 commissioner.

Growth benefits others in area
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It might take 20 years to realize all the economic benefits of the west side's explosive growth.

Kid of the Day
Baylea Michelle Jones is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Javen Hashim McCaster Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

Augustans to vote twice to fill vacant posts
ATLANTA -- Augusta voters will head to the polls twice this year for special elections to fill vacant posts instead of a single trip.

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire
An Aiken County man was killed in an early morning fire that consumed his mobile home, police said Tuesday.

Former Aiken County Sheriff Sellers dies
AIKEN -- Former Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers, who was the county's top law enforcement official for a decade before leaving for a federal position in 2003, died Wednesday, friends said.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Coroner waits to rule death SIDS
The Richmond County Coroner's Office is waiting on test results before declaring Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as the cause of death of a 6-week-old infant found lifeless and facedown in his bassinet Saturday.

Court says sludge suit stays
Georgia's Court of Appeals refused to reconsider its partial reinstatement of a Richmond County family's lawsuit claiming dairy cattle and land were poisoned by Augusta's sewage sludge.

Former inmate is suing Richmond County
Man says he got sick while in jail

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire

Director named to research post
Frank Treiber helped to bring in millions of research dollars at Medical College of Georgia.

Across Georgia

Nuclear reactor planners greeted warmly
AIKEN - The joke Tuesday was that NuStart Energy Development LLC could ask for anything and get it, as long as the consortium chose to get a nuclear reactor license at Savannah River Site.

Burn center imports patients from other states

Driver in wreck used cell phone
ATLANTA - An Augusta motorist who struck two landscapers on Interstate 20 last month was attempting to use his cell phone when the deadly accident occurred, according to state records obtained by Morris News Service.

Chairman tells Regents to focus on four goals
ATLANTA - Laying out a plan for his leadership of the board that oversees the state's colleges and universities, Regents Chairman Timothy Shelnut said he would focus on more than simply finding a new chancellor.

Across Georgia
FORT GORDON - Soldiers at U.S. Army posts around the world are signing up to compete for a chance to go to Fort Gordon - not to join the post's famed Signal Center, but to sing.

Bus funding could go 'round and 'round
At least one state-of-the-art bus will be pulling into Augusta's transfer facility in the next year.

It's a girl's, not woman's game
ROSWELL, Ga. - Somewhere in the past 20 years, golf went from being a woman's game to being a girl's game. Laura Coble of Augusta can personally attest to that.

Johnny Knoxville raises heck in 'Dukes of Hazzard'
NEW YORK - During a recent interview with Johnny Knoxville, the "Dukes of Hazzard" star suggests drinking a round of tequila shots "stuntman"-style, which entails snorting the salt and squirting the lime juice in your eye.\r\n

Johnny Knoxville raises heck in 'Dukes of Hazzard'
NEW YORK - During a recent interview with Johnny Knoxville, the "Dukes of Hazzard" star suggests drinking a round of tequila shots "stuntman"-style, which entails snorting the salt and squirting the lime juice in your eye.

Johnny Knoxville raises heck in 'Dukes of Hazzard'

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected music reviews: Faith Hill, "Fireflies "(Warner Brothers Records)

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected music reviews:\r\nFaith Hill, "Fireflies "(Warner Brothers Records)

Hawks, Suns awaiting NBA's approval on trade

Hawks, Suns awaiting NBA's approval on trade
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns were awaiting approval from the NBA on a sign-and-trade deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks, an agent involved with the deal said Tuesday.

Hawks, Suns close to Johnson trade

Hawks, Suns awaiting NBA's approval on trade
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns were awaiting approval from the NBA on a sign-and-trade deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks, an agent involved with the deal said Tuesday.

Hawks, Suns close to Johnson trade
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns are close to completing a deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal, according to reports in Phoenix and Atlanta.

Hawks, Suns close to Johnson trade
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns are close to completing a deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal, according to reports in Phoenix and Atlanta.

Williamson signs with Minnesota

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future

In a league of their own, women tackle football

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. John M. Lyons    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Herndon    (HARTWELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Michelle Martin    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Herndon    (HARTWELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Odell Prince    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mr. John M. Lyons    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Neal Donovan, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Neal Donovan, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William I. Samuels    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Howard W. Norris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. "Flock" Fanning, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Destiny Curtis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy L. Barron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Shugerts    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Howard W. Norris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William I. Samuels    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. "Flock" Fanning, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Ainsworth    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Michelle Martin    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Odell Prince    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Ainsworth    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Sgt. Roy "Buzz" Zahl    (USMC, Retired AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald "Ron" Billings    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Sgt. Roy "Buzz" Zahl    (USMC, Retired AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald "Ron" Billings    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Ainsworth    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy L. Barron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. "Buster" Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Destiny Curtis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. "Buster" Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Ainsworth    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Karen Louise Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Karen Louise Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jerry Shugerts    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. John M. Lyons (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Roy Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. "Buster" Brown (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald "Ron" Billings (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mrs. Nancy L. Barron (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James Young (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Lester (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant (AIKEN, S.C.)

Destiny Curtis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Michelle Martin (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Ainsworth (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Herndon (HARTWELL, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Sgt. Roy "Buzz" Zahl (USMC, Retired AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Howard W. Norris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Karen Louise Smith (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. "Flock" Fanning, Jr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Shugerts (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. James Young (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Neal Donovan, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Odell Prince (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Ainsworth (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William I. Samuels (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Lamb (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
The San Francisco Giants announced Monday that they promoted Augusta GreenJackets catcher Steve Holm to Double-A Norwich.

Overtime
Aiken's Whitney Simons won a playoff to earn a match play spot in the U.S. Women's Amateur on Tuesday in Roswell, Ga.

Overtime
Aiken's Whitney Simons won a playoff to earn a match play spot in the U.S. Women's Amateur on Tuesday in Roswell, Ga.

Overtime
The San Francisco Giants announced Monday that they promoted Augusta GreenJackets catcher Steve Holm to Double-A Norwich.

Williamson signs with Minnesota
Troy Williamson officially became a Minnesota Viking on Monday afternoon.

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAngelo Hall couldn't believe how quickly Roddy White fooled him into turning the wrong way.

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAngelo Hall couldn't believe how quickly Roddy White fooled him into turning the wrong way.

In a league of their own, women tackle football
ATLANTA - Sue Cackowski makes a living cracking bones. On weekdays, she runs a chiropractic clinic. On weekends, she gets tackled by 200-pound defensive linemen, er, linewomen.

In a league of their own, women tackle football
ATLANTA - Sue Cackowski makes a living cracking bones. On weekdays, she runs a chiropractic clinic. On weekends, she gets tackled by 200-pound defensive linemen, er, linewomen.

Williamson signs with Minnesota
Troy Williamson officially became a Minnesota Viking on Monday afternoon.

TNT's 'Wanted' aims beyond usual suspects
LOS ANGELES - Wanted: a distinctive cop show. In a summer of usual suspects, Jorge Zamacona is on the case.

'Starved' finds comedy in eating disorders

TNT's 'Wanted' aims beyond usual suspects
LOS ANGELES - Wanted: a distinctive cop show. In a summer of usual suspects, Jorge Zamacona is on the case.

Popular hosts out at BET music video show "106 & Park"
NEW YORK - The hosts of "106 & Park" are both out after five years with BET's most popular series, with one suggesting he was pushed out the door.

'Starved' finds comedy in eating disorders
NEW YORK - "Starved" feeds on the culture's jangled issues about food, in shockingly funny ways.\r\n

TNT's 'Wanted' aims beyond usual suspects

'Starved' finds comedy in eating disorders
NEW YORK - "Starved" feeds on the culture's jangled issues about food, in shockingly funny ways.

Aniston talks for first time about split with Pitt

Lauren Bacall criticizes 'vulgar' Tom Cruise

People in the News

Luke's light saber brings $200,600 at auction

People in the News

Imports bolster Bulldogs' talent
ATHENS, Ga. - Days before Georgia begins early football practice for the upcoming season, the Bulldogs bolstered their roster for 2006 and beyond.

Spurrier opens Gamecocks practice
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier moved a step closer to his college football return as he opened fall practice at South Carolina on Tuesday night.

Spurrier opens Gamecocks practice
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier moved a step closer to his college football return as he opened fall practice at South Carolina on Tuesday night.

Spurrier opens Gamecocks practice

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):

Question of the week
Should you be fined or jailed if you miss excessive amounts of school?

Yes, high school is different, but freshmen need not worry
It's hard to believe that just a year ago I was a nervous wreck.

Audio best

Decision to abstain from sex is smart
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and I have been going out for about four months, and we are both really in love. We are both virgins, and the other night he asked me when we are going to have sex, but I didn't know how to respond, so I said I didn't know.

Group wants teens to turn off their PC for a week

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week

Xtreme calendar
TodaySHARE A HAIRCUT campaign will run through Aug. 15 at Augusta Hair Cuttery locations. For each haircut purchased, nonprofit organizations donate a free haircut to an underprivileged child.

Question of the week
Should you be fined or jailed if you miss excessive amounts of school?

Group wants teens to turn off their PC for a week
You can find anything online, including nearly nine out of 10 teenagers, according to a recent survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Group wants teens to turn off their PC for a week
You can find anything online, including nearly nine out of 10 teenagers, according to a recent survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use
Behold the infinite: the Internet. During the past decade or so, this system of sharing data has come to earn its place with such "necessities" as the telephone and the automobile.

Yes, high school is different, but freshmen need not worry
It's hard to believe that just a year ago I was a nervous wreck.

The 4-1-1
The Offspring is back for the last time with the release of its Greatest Hits album. For nearly a decade, The Offspring has been delighting our ears, eyes and minds with its original and comical punk rock. This smashing compilation includes the best of the best songs from all its albums.

Yes, high school is different, but freshmen need not worry

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):

Decision to abstain from sex is smart
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and I have been going out for about four months, and we are both really in love. We are both virgins, and the other night he asked me when we are going to have sex, but I didn't know how to respond, so I said I didn't know.

Xtreme calendar
Today SHARE A HAIRCUT campaign will run through Aug. 15 at Augusta Hair Cuttery locations. For each haircut purchased, nonprofit organizations donate a free haircut to an underprivileged child.

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use
Behold the infinite: the Internet. During the past decade or so, this system of sharing data has come to earn its place with such "necessities" as the telephone and the automobile.

Decision to abstain from sex is smart

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use

Milestones

Farmers market will celebrate anniversary

Horseshoe'n Time bus rides into town

Events

Chamber has a heavy schedule for next two months

This week

Red Cross volunteer is very dedicated

Reunions

Around the block

New location helped concert series survive bad weather

Recycling centers

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing

Many more hurricanes predicted for this year

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming