Across the river
CSRA WRITERS: 6:30 p.m. Monday; Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; 738-4114

South Aiken High swimmer is making a big splash
Ryan Freed knows there is a lot of truth in the adage: "Good things come in small packages."

Scout leader is leaving council
The Boy Scouts has been a huge part of Bill Lesshafft's life, and on Sept. 1, his relationship with the organization will head in a new direction.

Production involves 'Amorous' diplomacy
Playing a stiff-upper-lip English butler isn't much of an act for Phil Finn.

University collecting stories of Graniteville train disaster
The University of South Carolina wants residents of Graniteville to talk about the Jan. 6 train wreck and chlorine spill that killed nine people and caused about 5,400 residents to be evacuated.

Cyclist pedals message about proper nutrition
When Aiken High School students returned Tuesday, Joe Wilson, the school's agricultural teacher, had a surprise for his class.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA Bridge Club results for Aug. 1-7

Jazz band is forced to improvise
The opportunity to enjoy her favorite form of music drew Linda Voldness to her first Hopelands Summer Concert Series performance.

Around the block
The Master's Voice choir will be in concert at the Fountain of Life Fellowship, 2799 Whiskey Road, at the 11 a.m. service today. Dinner will be served at the end of the service. For more information call 645-0041.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 2-4. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

This week
Aiken Brass: 7 p.m. Monday; Hopelands Summer Concert Series, Hopelands Gardens, Whiskey Road at Dupree Place; free; 642-7631

Around the block
The Master's Voice choir will be in concert at the Fountain of Life Fellowship, 2799 Whiskey Road, at the 11 a.m. service today. Dinner will be served at the end of the service. For more information call 645-0041.

Reunions
Leavelle McCampbell High sSchool 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 4 p.m. today; Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia; free; (803) 254-3727

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.

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.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, 641-5926

Schooled in the ritual
Jaime Rayos, of Aiken, walks her children, Rhett, 7, and Kim, 6, to Millbrook Elementary.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTYHOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Literacy
AIKEN COUNTY: David Gantt, adult-education director for Aiken County public schools, (803) 641-2476; Mary McGuire, literacy coordinator for public schools, (803) 641-2651

Recreation events
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLEBROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

County employees hold talent contest to help United Way
Twenty-one people will compete in three age brackets for the title of Aiken County Idol in a fund-raiser for the United Way of Aiken County.

Literacy
AIKEN COUNTY: David Gantt, adult-education director for Aiken County public schools, (803) 641-2476; Mary McGuire, literacy coordinator for public schools, (803) 641-2651

Glover 50th wedding anniversary
The Rev. Barney and Sarah Glover, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Saturday, July 9, at their home.

Production involves 'Amorous' diplomacy
Playing a stiff-upper-lip English butler isn't much of an act for Phil Finn.

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA Bridge Club results for Aug. 1-7

Cyclist pedals message about proper nutrition
When Aiken High School students returned Tuesday, Joe Wilson, the school's agricultural teacher, had a surprise for his class.

This week
Aiken Brass: 7 p.m. Monday; Hopelands Summer Concert Series, Hopelands Gardens, Whiskey Road at Dupree Place; free; 642-7631

University collecting stories of Graniteville train disaster
The University of South Carolina wants residents of Graniteville to talk about the Jan. 6 train wreck and chlorine spill that killed nine people and caused about 5,400 residents to be evacuated.

Reunions
Leavelle McCampbell High sSchool 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

South Aiken High swimmer is making a big splash
Ryan Freed knows there is a lot of truth in the adage: "Good things come in small packages."

Recreation events
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLE BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Glover 50th wedding anniversary
The Rev. Barney and Sarah Glover, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Saturday, July 9, at their home.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, 641-5926

County employees hold talent contest to help United Way
Twenty-one people will compete in three age brackets for the title of Aiken County Idol in a fund-raiser for the United Way of Aiken County.

Schooled in the ritual
Jaime Rayos, of Aiken, walks her children, Rhett, 7, and Kim, 6, to Millbrook Elementary.

Scout leader is leaving council
The Boy Scouts has been a huge part of Bill Lesshafft's life, and on Sept. 1, his relationship with the organization will head in a new direction.

New first novels
-"Carnivore Diet" (Norton), Julia Slavin's comic tale in which a mythical monster terrorizing suburban Washington, D.C., seems to be stalking a former child actor.

Buchanan's 'Shadows' deserves the spotlight
Edna Buchanan wears a gold necklace that spells out "I Love Miami." And as the crime rate rises with the Miami temperature, mystery fans love Buchanan.

Author says Pop culture can be educational

Buchanan's 'Shadows' deserves the spotlight
Edna Buchanan wears a gold necklace that spells out "I Love Miami." And as the crime rate rises with the Miami temperature, mystery fans love Buchanan.

Author says Pop culture can be educational
Couch potatoes and video game junkies, rejoice! You have a new messiah in Steven Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You."

Buchanan's 'Shadows' deserves the spotlight

Author says Pop culture can be educational
Couch potatoes and video game junkies, rejoice! You have a new messiah in Steven Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You."

New first novels
-"Carnivore Diet" (Norton), Julia Slavin's comic tale in which a mythical monster terrorizing suburban Washington, D.C., seems to be stalking a former child actor.

New first novels

Team missing Bonds' offense, fan following
SAN FRANCISCO - Baseballs launched into McCovey Cove float untouched in the water now. The kayakers who once fought for Barry Bonds' splash hits have found better things to do.

Team missing Bonds' offense, fan following

Team missing Bonds' offense, fan following
SAN FRANCISCO - Baseballs launched into McCovey Cove float untouched in the water now. The kayakers who once fought for Barry Bonds' splash hits have found better things to do.

Another year of postcards from every state is complete

Owen Hunter Hughes

Charles Asher Jones

Riley Grace Wisham
Christopher and Penny Wisham of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, born July 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Chase Tyler Sakers

Riley Grace Wisham
Christopher and Penny Wisham of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, born July 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Grace Wisham

Olivia Rose Dillabough
Katie Dillabough and Fili Sanchez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Rosa, born July 30, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Isabella Grace Faglier

Owen Hunter Hughes
Heather and Christopher Hughes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Owen Hunter, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lane Bradley Dunagan

Jack Edney Thomas

Jack Edney Thomas
Dr. and Mrs. Jack and Rachel Thomas, Jr. of Atlanta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jack Edney Thomas III, born March 26, 2005 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Owen Hunter Hughes
Heather and Christopher Hughes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Owen Hunter, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Chase Tyler Sakers
Robert and Stacey Sakers of Appling are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chase Tyler, born July 7, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Leighton Miles Linder
Wes and Denise Linder of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Leighton Miles, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Charles Asher Jones
Jason and Allison Jones of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Asher, born July 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Grace Faglier
Mechelle P. Faglier of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Isabella Grace, born July 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Leighton Miles Linder

Lane Bradley Dunagan
Raven and Scott Dunagan of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lane Bradley, born June 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Charles Asher Jones
Jason and Allison Jones of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Asher, born July 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jack Edney Thomas
Dr. and Mrs. Jack and Rachel Thomas, Jr. of Atlanta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jack Edney Thomas III, born March 26, 2005 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Olivia Rose Dillabough

Chase Tyler Sakers
Robert and Stacey Sakers of Appling are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chase Tyler, born July 7, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Lane Bradley Dunagan
Raven and Scott Dunagan of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lane Bradley, born June 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Leighton Miles Linder
Wes and Denise Linder of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Leighton Miles, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Grace Faglier
Mechelle P. Faglier of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Isabella Grace, born July 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Rose Dillabough
Katie Dillabough and Fili Sanchez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Rosa, born July 30, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Bats support Thomson's return

Bats support Thomson's return
ATLANTA - John Thomson's first start in nearly three months wasn't a masterpiece by any means, but that really didn't matter by late Saturday afternoon.

Braves: No magic this time for Sosa
ATLANTA - In recent weeks, Jorge Sosa had evolved into the Atlanta rotation's Houdini or Copperfield, wiggling out of tight spots without much damage incurred.

Bats support Thomson's return
ATLANTA - John Thomson's first start in nearly three months wasn't a masterpiece by any means, but that really didn't matter by late Saturday afternoon.

Braves: No magic this time for Sosa
ATLANTA - In recent weeks, Jorge Sosa had evolved into the Atlanta rotation's Houdini or Copperfield, wiggling out of tight spots without much damage incurred.

Braves: No magic this time for Sosa

Business licenses from May
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from May 2005:

Business licenses from May

Business licenses from June
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from June 2005:

Retailers see dollar signs in dorm-room decorating
NEW YORK - Denim fashions might be all the rage this fall, but Erica Green cares more about dressing up her dorm room than dressing up herself. Ms. Green, an incoming junior at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., plans to spend more than $500 on furnishings, from bright-blue butterfly chairs and rugs to a TV-DVD combo unit.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber's Women in Business; speaker Barbara Sims on Women in Government, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, $17 at the door, nonmembers $20; contact Allison Hopkins at 821-1306 or ahopkins @augustagausa.com.

Restaurateur hopes to suit tastes of downtown diners
Broad Street patrons soon will have a second helping of hot food to digest.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber's Women in Business; speaker Barbara Sims on Women in Government, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, $17 at the door, nonmembers $20; contact Allison Hopkins at 821-1306 or ahopkins @augustagausa.com.

Access to acne drug is curbed
WASHINGTON - The thousands of Americans who take the acne drug Accutane - and people who prescribe and dispense it - must enroll in a national registry, part of a major government program to tighten access to the medicine that causes birth defects.

Business licenses from June

Restaurateur hopes to suit tastes of downtown diners
Broad Street patrons soon will have a second helping of hot food to digest.

Retailers see dollar signs in dorm-room decorating

Delta revises flights for fall
Business travelers will be losing Delta Air Lines' first morning flight out of Augusta for only one month, instead of the 2 previously announced.

Mill blames 350 layoffs on imports
FLORENCE, S.C. - A textile maker in the Pee Dee will lay off about 350 workers because cheap imports from China have hurt business, company officials said.

Mill blames 350 layoffs on imports
FLORENCE, S.C. - A textile maker in the Pee Dee will lay off about 350 workers because cheap imports from China have hurt business, company officials said.

Biz bits
- Dr. Henry W. Ferguson, associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named director of the graduate training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery and interim chairman of the department.

Access to acne drug is curbed
WASHINGTON - The thousands of Americans who take the acne drug Accutane - and people who prescribe and dispense it - must enroll in a national registry, part of a major government program to tighten access to the medicine that causes birth defects.

Growth in Columbia County lures Augusta's restaurants
First they came downtown; now they're headed uptown.

Retailers see dollar signs in dorm-room decorating
NEW YORK - Denim fashions might be all the rage this fall, but Erica Green cares more about dressing up her dorm room than dressing up herself. Ms. Green, an incoming junior at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., plans to spend more than $500 on furnishings, from bright-blue butterfly chairs and rugs to a TV-DVD combo unit.

Business licenses from May
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from May 2005:

Mill blames 350 layoffs on imports

Growth in Columbia County lures Augusta's restaurants

Business calendar

Stocks fall amid news of rising trade deficit
NEW YORK - Wall Street retrenched Friday as the trade deficit widened and oil prices surged, while a weak quarterly report from Dell Inc. also disheartened the market.

Restaurateur hopes to suit tastes of downtown diners

Biz bits

Access to acne drug is curbed

Biz bits
- Dr. Henry W. Ferguson, associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named director of the graduate training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery and interim chairman of the department.

Delta revises flights for fall
Business travelers will be losing Delta Air Lines' first morning flight out of Augusta for only one month, instead of the 2 previously announced.

Business licenses from June
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from June 2005:

Business briefs
How important are photos? The folks at Yahoo! asked 15,000 people worldwide last month.

Growth in Columbia County lures Augusta's restaurants
First they came downtown; now they're headed uptown.

Delta revises flights for fall

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 14, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 13, 2005.

22nd District's hopefuls have little time to get warmed up

22nd District's hopefuls have little time to get warmed up
So two attorneys and a telecommuting businessman walk into the secretary of state's office ...

22nd District's hopefuls have little time to get warmed up
So two attorneys and a telecommuting businessman walk into the secretary of state's office ...

Quarterbacks shine in Clemson scrimmage

Quarterbacks shine in Clemson scrimmage
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's quarterbacks threw for four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Tigers held their first scrimmage of fall practice Saturday.

Quarterbacks shine in Clemson scrimmage
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's quarterbacks threw for four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Tigers held their first scrimmage of fall practice Saturday.

All's quiet at Florida under its new coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators have experienced their least eventful off-season in recent years.

All's quiet at Florida under its new coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators have experienced their least eventful off-season in recent years.

All's quiet at Florida under its new coach

Repair lock and dam
Congress just approved a whopping $286 billion transportation bill packed with hundreds of millions of dollars in local pork projects that politicians call "earmarks."

Sorrowful arrogance

A more dangerous world
The world became a more dangerous place last weekend as nuclear nonproliferation talks broke down with North Korea and Iran - showing how extraordinarily difficult it is to negotiate life-or-death matters with sociopathic regimes.

Repair lock and dam

A more dangerous world

A more dangerous world
The world became a more dangerous place last weekend as nuclear nonproliferation talks broke down with North Korea and Iran - showing how extraordinarily difficult it is to negotiate life-or-death matters with sociopathic regimes.

Repair lock and dam
Congress just approved a whopping $286 billion transportation bill packed with hundreds of millions of dollars in local pork projects that politicians call "earmarks."

Sorrowful arrogance
It wasn't conscience or caring that brought down the Rev. Bob Cushing. It was sheer arrogance, plain and simple.

Sorrowful arrogance
It wasn't conscience or caring that brought down the Rev. Bob Cushing. It was sheer arrogance, plain and simple.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Kirsten Dunst says her role as Claire in Cameron Crowe's new film, "Elizabethtown," was one of the best female parts she'd read in ages.\r\n

People in the News
NEW YORK - Kirsten Dunst says her role as Claire in Cameron Crowe's new film, "Elizabethtown," was one of the best female parts she'd read in ages.

Schwarzenegger to rock with Rolling Stones
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Concert tickets for major acts are costly, but $100,000 to see the Rolling Stones?

Angelina Jolie given Cambodian citizenship
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Family ties between Angelina Jolie and her son, Maddox, just got a little tighter.

Eagles reload for another run at national title
Georgia Southern won the Southern Conference for the eighth time last season, but that wasn't good enough for a program that bases its success on bigger trophies.

Eagles reload for another run at national title
Georgia Southern won the Southern Conference for the eighth time last season, but that wasn't good enough for a program that bases its success on bigger trophies.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Travis Bell said there's one way to improve on his record-breaking first season as Georgia Tech's place-kicker.

Can Calvin Johnson end Ga Tech's rut?
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson has played himself on a new college football video game. Made some pretty good catches, too.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Travis Bell said there's one way to improve on his record-breaking first season as Georgia Tech's place-kicker.

Can Calvin Johnson end Ga Tech's rut?
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson has played himself on a new college football video game. Made some pretty good catches, too.

Eagles reload for another run at national title

Can Calvin Johnson end Ga Tech's rut?

Georgia Tech notebook

Minor league baseball notebook
Appling's James Shanks made his Triple-A debut a week ago today. The former Greenbrier player went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and one RBI for the Albuquerque Isotopes - the Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

Sosa, Wagner slug Jackets to victory
In Savannah, Ga., Carlos Sosa and Michael Wagner both had two-RBI hits in a five-run first inning, and the Augusta GreenJackets got seven strong innings from Anthony Pannone for a 6-3 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats on Saturday night.

Sosa, Wagner slug Jackets to victory
In Savannah, Ga., Carlos Sosa and Michael Wagner both had two-RBI hits in a five-run first inning, and the Augusta GreenJackets got seven strong innings from Anthony Pannone for a 6-3 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats on Saturday night.

Minor league baseball notebook
Appling's James Shanks made his Triple-A debut a week ago today. The former Greenbrier player went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and one RBI for the Albuquerque Isotopes - the Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

Ace ups Howell's shot

Mickelson, Love lead Bjorn by one shot
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Is Davis Love III feeling it?

Club pro makes first major cut thanks to sister
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Ron Philo Jr. has finally reached the weekend of a major championship. He just wishes his caddie didn't have to go back to the LPGA Tour next week.

Mickelson, Love lead Bjorn by one shot
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Is Davis Love III feeling it?

Ace ups Howell's shot
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Debra Howell would never be confused with either Babe Ruth or the Amazing Kreskin, but the PGA Tour mom's psychic abilities proved pretty sharp on Saturday.

Steady Bjorn surprised by his record 63
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Thomas Bjorn made the biggest move of the PGA Championship's third round and etched his name into major championship history in the process.

Mickelson takes big lead as Tiger struggles
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The roars came early for Phil Mickelson, who quickly separated himself from the pack Friday at the PGA Championship and matched his largest lead in a major.

Late stumbles cost Woods shot at big move
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The steam coming out of Tiger Woods wasn't from the oppressive heat.

Peers not surprised by Brown
AIKEN - North Augusta's Scott Brown might be the only player in the Palmetto Amateur golf tournament who can shoot 7-under-par 64 and barely cause a stir.

Late stumbles cost Woods shot at big move

Club pro makes first major cut thanks to sister
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Ron Philo Jr. has finally reached the weekend of a major championship. He just wishes his caddie didn't have to go back to the LPGA Tour next week.

Ace ups Howell's shot
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Debra Howell would never be confused with either Babe Ruth or the Amazing Kreskin, but the PGA Tour mom's psychic abilities proved pretty sharp on Saturday.

Blackburn looks to make history
For the first time in three years, the Regions Cup's Player of the Year will be determined in the season-ending tournament this weekend.

Another 68 has Love in contention

Blackburn looks to make history

Mickelson takes big lead as Tiger struggles

Another 68 has Love in contention
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After opening with 2-under-par 68 on Thursday in the PGA Championship, Davis Love III remarked that four of those scores might be good enough to win the tournament.

Curtis shrugs off shank to contend
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Ben Curtis, the 2003 British Open champion who has struggled mightily with his game ever since, remained in contention entering the final round of the PGA Championship despite an embarrassing drive at the par-5 17th hole at Baltusrol Golf Club on Saturday.

Blackburn looks to make history
For the first time in three years, the Regions Cup's Player of the Year will be determined in the season-ending tournament this weekend.

Peers not surprised by Brown

Steady Bjorn surprised by his record 63
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Thomas Bjorn made the biggest move of the PGA Championship's third round and etched his name into major championship history in the process.

Mickelson, Love lead Bjorn by one shot

Another 68 has Love in contention
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After opening with 2-under-par 68 on Thursday in the PGA Championship, Davis Love III remarked that four of those scores might be good enough to win the tournament.

Brown wants to leave on top

Flanders leads at home course
GRANITEVILLE - A change of scenery, plus a couple of putting tips, was all Rusty Flanders needed.

Golf roundup
WHEATON, Ill. - John Holmes beat longtime Britain and Ireland player Gary Wolstenholme 1-up to help the United States take a 6-5 lead after the first day of the Walker Cup matches at Chicago Golf Club.

Brown wants to leave on top
AIKEN - Today's final round of the Palmetto Amateur has an added significance for leader Scott Brown.

Peers not surprised by Brown
AIKEN - North Augusta's Scott Brown might be the only player in the Palmetto Amateur golf tournament who can shoot 7-under-par 64 and barely cause a stir.

Brown wants to leave on top
AIKEN - Today's final round of the Palmetto Amateur has an added significance for leader Scott Brown.

Flanders leads at home course
GRANITEVILLE - A change of scenery, plus a couple of putting tips, was all Rusty Flanders needed.

Mickelson takes big lead as Tiger struggles
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The roars came early for Phil Mickelson, who quickly separated himself from the pack Friday at the PGA Championship and matched his largest lead in a major.

Flanders leads at home course

Steady Bjorn surprised by his record 63

Club pro makes first major cut thanks to sister

Late stumbles cost Woods shot at big move
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The steam coming out of Tiger Woods wasn't from the oppressive heat.

Minor league baseball notebook

Sosa, Wagner slug Jackets to victory

Another year of postcards from every state is complete
Thank you all. For the 12th year in a row, we have achieved our summer goal of a vacation postcard from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Another year of postcards from every state is complete
Thank you all. For the 12th year in a row, we have achieved our summer goal of a vacation postcard from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Remember, folks: We are at war
Why is there no daily reference in the newspaper to the fact that we are at war? And we are at war because we were attacked.Susan B. Pitts, Augusta

Sweets story strikes a sour note
In the Aug. 7 Your Life section, there was an article on the health benefits of chocolate ("Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?"). In it, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg clearly warned that milk chocolate and processed products such as typical candy bars were not used in the research.Casey Fay, Martinez

Will we feel film's butterfly effect?

Editorial sold anchorman short
This is regarding the Aug. 9 editorial "End of an era." I thought it was a tribute to the late Peter Jennings. But after two short paragraphs, the usual liberal bashing started, quoting - of all people - Bernard Goldberg.Saroja Venkatraman, Martinez

Pakistanis are proud to weave their culture into the American fabric

Will we feel film's butterfly effect?
"According to chaos theory, the flapping of a single butterfly's wings can trigger a hurricane halfway across the globe, a phenomenon known as the 'butterfly effect,' " began a recent Los Angeles Times editorial.Mike Fulford, Evans

Sweets story strikes a sour note

Pakistanis are proud to weave their culture into the American fabric
A celebration of Pakistan Independence Day is being held by the Pakistan American Cultural Association in celebration of Pakistan's 58th year of independence, Aug. 14, 2005.

Remember, folks: We are at war

Sweets story strikes a sour note
In the Aug. 7 Your Life section, there was an article on the health benefits of chocolate ("Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?"). In it, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg clearly warned that milk chocolate and processed products such as typical candy bars were not used in the research.Casey Fay, Martinez

Pakistanis are proud to weave their culture into the American fabric
A celebration of Pakistan Independence Day is being held by the Pakistan American Cultural Association in celebration of Pakistan's 58th year of independence, Aug. 14, 2005.

Remember, folks: We are at war
Why is there no daily reference in the newspaper to the fact that we are at war? And we are at war because we were attacked.Susan B. Pitts, Augusta

Will we feel film's butterfly effect?
"According to chaos theory, the flapping of a single butterfly's wings can trigger a hurricane halfway across the globe, a phenomenon known as the 'butterfly effect,' " began a recent Los Angeles Times editorial.Mike Fulford, Evans

New air conditioners are energy savers

Friends enjoy cozy cottage

Travel briefs

Not-so-basic black fashions return this fall

See the real Little House on the Prairie

Employees should remember office etiquette

Women seek beauty with less makeup

Living briefs

Magazines feature females of all shapes and sizes

Back-to-school traditions

Fashion briefs

Living briefs
Months before he would pledge to be with her in sickness and in health, and days before he proposed, Eric Butler already was carrying out that particular duty for Karen Giles.

See the real Little House on the Prairie
DE SMET, S.D. - Margaret Knowles and her sister Karen Erickson might not be typical visitors to this little town on the South Dakota prairie, the setting for five of Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels for children about life on the American frontier.

See the real Little House on the Prairie
DE SMET, S.D. - Margaret Knowles and her sister Karen Erickson might not be typical visitors to this little town on the South Dakota prairie, the setting for five of Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels for children about life on the American frontier.

Not-so-basic black fashions return this fall
There's nothing boring about the newest versions of fashion's favorite standby. The black garments that designers and retailers are embracing are rich, textured and luxe, yet more cozy than sleek.

Women seek beauty with less makeup
CHICAGO - When Sandy Di Stefano sees a woman wearing a lot of makeup, she doesn't think "pretty." She thinks "face paint."

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - What are many girls going to do as Step 1 in their back-to-school beauty ritual? Wash their face.

New air conditioners are energy savers
During a recent heat wave, the central air conditioning system failed in our home.

Magazines feature females of all shapes and sizes
NEW YORK - Mixed among the pages of dazzling celebrities and rail-thin models that dominate fashion and teen magazines is a surprising sight: young women with thick thighs and flabby abs.

Women seek beauty with less makeup
CHICAGO - When Sandy Di Stefano sees a woman wearing a lot of makeup, she doesn't think "pretty." She thinks "face paint."

Not-so-basic black fashions return this fall
There's nothing boring about the newest versions of fashion's favorite standby. The black garments that designers and retailers are embracing are rich, textured and luxe, yet more cozy than sleek.

Back-to-school traditions
Children are synonymous with unpredictably.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - What are many girls going to do as Step 1 in their back-to-school beauty ritual? Wash their face.

Employees should remember office etiquette
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column originally ran Oct. 3, 1999.

New air conditioners are energy savers
During a recent heat wave, the central air conditioning system failed in our home.

Friends enjoy cozy cottage
Neel Amin and Curran Ethridge's Kings Wood home is quite different from the apartment the two friends had previously shared.

Friends enjoy cozy cottage
Neel Amin and Curran Ethridge's Kings Wood home is quite different from the apartment the two friends had previously shared.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - You won't have to share a bathroom with three dozen backpackers at these hostels.

Living briefs
Months before he would pledge to be with her in sickness and in health, and days before he proposed, Eric Butler already was carrying out that particular duty for Karen Giles.

Back-to-school traditions
Children are synonymous with unpredictably.

Employees should remember office etiquette
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column originally ran Oct. 3, 1999.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - You won't have to share a bathroom with three dozen backpackers at these hostels.

Magazines feature females of all shapes and sizes
NEW YORK - Mixed among the pages of dazzling celebrities and rail-thin models that dominate fashion and teen magazines is a surprising sight: young women with thick thighs and flabby abs.

Across the area
Qualifying for the Sept. 20 special election to fill the Georgia Senate 22nd District seat once held by Charles Walker ended at noon Friday with three men in the running, Secretary of State Cathy Cox said.

Educators plead for changes in federal policy

Educators plead for changes in federal policy
AIKEN - Despite objections from educators across the country, the federal government's No Child Left Behind legislation should be reauthorized when it comes before Congress in 2007, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday during a trip to Aiken.

Utilities fund regulators' campaigns
ATLANTA - Despite a state law barring utility companies from giving money to their state regulators, those with ties to such corporations have poured thousands of dollars into recent elections for the Public Service Commission, a study of campaign finance records shows.

Guardsman returns to Iraq with family's hugs
It was the kind of morning a family might have if a son were leaving to spend a semester abroad, or maybe heading back to a faraway college after summer break.

Educators vent at meeting
When Georgia Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor met with Richmond County teachers Saturday morning to get their opinions on education in the state, he left with an earful.

Harlem High students keeping to themselves
Freshmen at Harlem High School take classes, study and eat lunch together. What they don't do is socialize much with upperclassmen.

Recipient's story helps dispel myths
Many of Sherrell Gay's co-workers at the Georgia Transplant Foundation insist that the Augusta woman has a big heart.

Across Georgia

Across the area
The inmate who stole an Aiken County truck and escaped from a work-release detail Wednesday was arrested in Belton, S.C., a town east of Anderson, on Saturday.

Educators plead for changes in federal policy
AIKEN - Despite objections from educators across the country, the federal government's No Child Left Behind legislation should be reauthorized when it comes before Congress in 2007, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday during a trip to Aiken.

Atlanta Boy Scouts work to recruit inner-city youth
BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Towering pines, shimmering lakes, bike trails, target shooting and cookouts. For Julian White, Boy Scout camp in the north Georgia mountains is a world away from the life he's used to on the streets of Atlanta.

Roomier homes offer families needed space
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Stephanie Rolston finally has a garage.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Gregory Leaptrotte is today's Kid of the Day.

State law allows private meetings
ATLANTA - When Georgia Public Service Commissioner Angela Speir heard about the meeting, a stunned look crossed her face.

Purple Hearts mark sacrifices
With his bright-eyed, 3-year-old son, Robert, and wife, Regina, beside him, Staff Sgt. Earnest P. Kimery joined two other National Guard soldiers in receiving the Purple Heart at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Friday.

Churches gather flocks in new, larger facilities
There's Christ Church Presbyterian, Journey Community Church, New Heights Community Church, Westside Christian Church and St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, among others.

Battleground prepares for anniversary
BLACKSBURG, S.C. - Chris Revels is used to the question he gets as chief ranger at Kings Mountain National Military Park, where colonial patriots won a crucial Revolutionary War battle.

Across South Carolina
SURFSIDE BEACH - A small plane made an emergency landing on a golf course Friday.

Across the Southeast

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The University of Georgia's campus police chief has been cleared of allegations made by one of his lieutenants that he acted in a sexually and racially offensive manner.

Fishing for finds

Utilities fund regulators' campaigns
ATLANTA - Despite a state law barring utility companies from giving money to their state regulators, those with ties to such corporations have poured thousands of dollars into recent elections for the Public Service Commission, a study of campaign finance records shows.

Soldier remembered for service to God, country
The day before he was killed in a roadside bombing in Iraq, Sgt. David Jones Sr., of Augusta, wrote a last letter to his wife, Karen, and their two children.

Across the area
The inmate who stole an Aiken County truck and escaped from a work-release detail Wednesday was arrested in Belton, S.C., a town east of Anderson, on Saturday.

Private giving hits record high at UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia posted its best fundraising year ever in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the university has announced.

Federal funds funnel to area
Equipment and services paid for with millions of federal homeland security dollars have trickled into the Augusta area, according to records submitted by agencies in Columbia, Richmond and Aiken counties.

Earlier aid may decrease dropouts
ATLANTA - A new outreach program by the Department of Technical and Adult Education aims to keep high school students from dropping out, Commissioner Mike Vollmer said.

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

Across Georgia
PINE LAKE - A Wisconsin man who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop and then killed himself inside a post office had been involved in a standoff with police before and was wanted in his home state for violating his supervised release from prison, authorities said Friday.

Federal funds funnel to area
Equipment and services paid for with millions of federal homeland security dollars have trickled into the Augusta area, according to records submitted by agencies in Columbia, Richmond and Aiken counties.

Finding his name
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The mystery started 62 years ago in Rhode Island and was renewed 10 years ago as Ted Darcy walked through a nearby cemetery.

Private giving hits record high at UGA

Programs will work together
Picking apart the brain is a strength in Georgia, but it's one researchers should work together to build on, researchers said.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Scheduling gets easier for schools
With school starting Monday, Richmond County officials are confident that there won't be a repeat of last year's first day of school.

News you can use

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

Scheduling gets easier for schools

News you can use
A college education isn't cheap, but neither is college-style fun. Keeping track of money can sometimes take a back seat to good times. Avoid financial failure with these tips:

Finding his name

News you can use
A college education isn't cheap, but neither is college-style fun. Keeping track of money can sometimes take a back seat to good times. Avoid financial failure with these tips:

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The University of Georgia's campus police chief has been cleared of allegations made by one of his lieutenants that he acted in a sexually and racially offensive manner.

Recipient's story helps dispel myths
Many of Sherrell Gay's co-workers at the Georgia Transplant Foundation insist that the Augusta woman has a big heart.

Battleground prepares for anniversary
BLACKSBURG, S.C. - Chris Revels is used to the question he gets as chief ranger at Kings Mountain National Military Park, where colonial patriots won a crucial Revolutionary War battle.

Atlanta Boy Scouts work to recruit inner-city youth
BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Towering pines, shimmering lakes, bike trails, target shooting and cookouts. For Julian White, Boy Scout camp in the north Georgia mountains is a world away from the life he's used to on the streets of Atlanta.

Across South Carolina
SURFSIDE BEACH - A small plane made an emergency landing on a golf course Friday.

State law allows private meetings
ATLANTA - When Georgia Public Service Commissioner Angela Speir heard about the meeting, a stunned look crossed her face.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Joel McArthur Leaptrotte of Augusta.

Churches gather flocks in new, larger facilities
There's Christ Church Presbyterian, Journey Community Church, New Heights Community Church, Westside Christian Church and St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, among others.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is reconsidering a campaign comparing images of animal abuse with those of slavery after complaints from civil rights groups and others.

Persistent problems plague jail
Nearly one year after city commissioners questioned why 20 different types of mold spores were found growing inside the moisture-laden walls of the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, the building's problems are far from being solved.

Former congressman Dorn dies at age 89
GREENWOOD, S.C. - William Jennings Bryan Dorn, who served western South Carolina in the U.S. House for nearly three decades, died Saturday morning in his home, his family said. He was 89.

Roomier homes offer families needed space

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Guardsman returns to Iraq with family's hugs

Persistent problems plague jail

Across the area

Across the area

Educators vent at meeting
When Georgia Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor met with Richmond County teachers Saturday morning to get their opinions on education in the state, he left with an earful.

News you can use

Across South Carolina

Federal funds funnel to area

Programs will work together

Across the southeast

Harlem High students keeping to themselves

Churches gather flocks in new, larger facilities

Purple Hearts mark sacrifices

Across Georgia

Guardsman returns to Iraq with family's hugs
It was the kind of morning a family might have if a son were leaving to spend a semester abroad, or maybe heading back to a faraway college after summer break.

Kid of the Day

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

Recipient's story helps dispel myths

Purple Hearts mark sacrifices
With his bright-eyed, 3-year-old son, Robert, and wife, Regina, beside him, Staff Sgt. Earnest P. Kimery joined two other National Guard soldiers in receiving the Purple Heart at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Friday.

Educators vent at meeting

Finding his name
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The mystery started 62 years ago in Rhode Island and was renewed 10 years ago as Ted Darcy walked through a nearby cemetery.

Former congressman Dorn dies at age 89

Harlem High students keeping to themselves
Freshmen at Harlem High School take classes, study and eat lunch together. What they don't do is socialize much with upperclassmen.

State law allows private meetings

Programs will work together
Picking apart the brain is a strength in Georgia, but it's one researchers should work together to build on, researchers said.

Utilities fund regulators' campaigns

Fishing for finds
Evans resident Eddie Bailey takes a dive in the Savannah River at the North Augusta boat ramp. He was looking for old bottles and enjoying the warm weather Friday.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army Reserve soldier from Greenville County has died in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Friday.

Where we live

Across the Southeast
WARTBURG, TENN. - More than 1,000 people, including 200 uniformed officers, attended the funeral Friday for a Tennessee corrections officer gunned down during a prisoner's escape from a courthouse parking lot.

Battleground prepares for anniversary

Scheduling gets easier for schools
With school starting Monday, Richmond County officials are confident that there won't be a repeat of last year's first day of school.

Atlanta Boy Scouts work to recruit inner-city youth

Private giving hits record high at UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia posted its best fundraising year ever in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the university has announced.

Across South Carolina

Roomier homes offer families needed space
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Stephanie Rolston finally has a garage.

Persistent problems plague jail
Nearly one year after city commissioners questioned why 20 different types of mold spores were found growing inside the moisture-laden walls of the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, the building's problems are far from being solved.

Across the area
Qualifying for the Sept. 20 special election to fill the Georgia Senate 22nd District seat once held by Charles Walker ended at noon Friday with three men in the running, Secretary of State Cathy Cox said.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Across the Southeast
WARTBURG, TENN. - More than 1,000 people, including 200 uniformed officers, attended the funeral Friday for a Tennessee corrections officer gunned down during a prisoner's escape from a courthouse parking lot.

Former congressman Dorn dies at age 89
GREENWOOD, S.C. - William Jennings Bryan Dorn, who served western South Carolina in the U.S. House for nearly three decades, died Saturday morning in his home, his family said. He was 89.

Across Georgia
PINE LAKE - A Wisconsin man who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop and then killed himself inside a post office had been involved in a standoff with police before and was wanted in his home state for violating his supervised release from prison, authorities said Friday.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is reconsidering a campaign comparing images of animal abuse with those of slavery after complaints from civil rights groups and others.

Fishing for finds
Evans resident Eddie Bailey takes a dive in the Savannah River at the North Augusta boat ramp. He was looking for old bottles and enjoying the warm weather Friday.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Joel McArthur Leaptrotte of Augusta.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army Reserve soldier from Greenville County has died in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Taylor's no longer sweeping the dew
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - It's your first major championship as a professional and you reach the weekend two groups in front of Tiger Woods.

Taylor's no longer sweeping the dew
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - It's your first major championship as a professional and you reach the weekend two groups in front of Tiger Woods.

Tiger turns making cut into high drama
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Only Tiger Woods can make winning majors seem boring but surviving the cut look like a three-act Broadway drama.

Tiger turns making cut into high drama
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Only Tiger Woods can make winning majors seem boring but surviving the cut look like a three-act Broadway drama.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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

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

Stewart on cruise control

NASCAR: Roush won't let Busch go in '06
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch will be back to fulfill the final year of his contract with Roush Racing because his car owner will not let him go early.

Newman blazes to Zippo victory

NASCAR: Roush won't let Busch go in '06
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch will be back to fulfill the final year of his contract with Roush Racing because his car owner will not let him go early.

Stewart on cruise control
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart arrived at Watkins Glen on the kind of roll a driver usually dreams about.

Newman blazes to Zippo victory
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Ryan Newman won a three-lap dash to the finish Saturday, holding off hard-charging Robby Gordon to win the Busch Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

Newman blazes to Zippo victory
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Ryan Newman won a three-lap dash to the finish Saturday, holding off hard-charging Robby Gordon to win the Busch Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

NASCAR: Roush won't let Busch go in '06

Tracy speeds to mile-high record
DENVER - Paul Tracy had no intention of putting his car out early in qualifying. He quickly changed his mind when he saw Sebastien Bourdais head out of pit row.

Patrick has pole, aims for first win
SPARTA, Ky. - Danica Patrick says she's felt more like a "girl racer" in recent weeks, thanks to the media's focus on her story. But that could be a good thing for her at Kentucky Speedway, if history is any indication.

Stewart on cruise control
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart arrived at Watkins Glen on the kind of roll a driver usually dreams about.

Boston judge clears way for Belkin's removal
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks owners are free to remove Steve Belkin as the team's NBA governor after a Boston judge on Friday lifted the injunction he issued earlier in the week.

Boston judge clears way for Belkin's removal
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks owners are free to remove Steve Belkin as the team's NBA governor after a Boston judge on Friday lifted the injunction he issued earlier in the week.

Vick unscathed as Falcons rip Ravens

Falcons try to buck 39 years of history

Panthers pummel Redskins

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Mark Richard Scott    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvest Hall    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingeborg Wolff    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Cleveland Williams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lila Mae Brannen    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harold T. Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie K. Combs    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong    (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mark E. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cassie Greene    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hilda Cantrell    (PENFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James P. Smith    (SUWANEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Norman    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bodie, Sr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertude Fuller    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Edith Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Durward D. Murphy    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Mae Brannen    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mackenzie Jo Malcom    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary B. Swafford    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. David Morris    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Durward D. Murphy    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Sallie R. Wright    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Krysta Moore    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hal G. Lewis, Sr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa L. Searles    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Reardon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong    (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Mr. David Morris    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Edith Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie K. Combs    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark E. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary B. Swafford    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Jayden Elizabeth Jones    (EVANS, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Maedell Horton    (NUNEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Maedell Horton    (NUNEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Gaumer    (PORTLAND, Ind.)

Mr. Harvest Hall    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Franklin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Gaumer    (PORTLAND, Ind.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertude Fuller    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harold T. Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Franklin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark E. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bodie, Sr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Reardon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold T. Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Richard Scott    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa L. Searles    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Walker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Williams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Coren Wilson
A tough but beloved Richmond County elementary school principal lost a long battle with cancer Saturday, a few days shy of the first day of school.

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Aunard Young    (MURPHY, N.C.)

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Taylor, Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Rosita S. Alston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary B. Swafford    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Walker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Stephens, Jr.    (BURLINGTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James P. Smith    (SUWANEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey O. Safford    (SOUTHINGTON, Conn.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Durward D. Murphy    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mackenzie Jo Malcom    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene Powers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Pournell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Cassie Greene    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Norman    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Durward D. Murphy    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harold T. Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Coren Wilson
A tough but beloved Richmond County elementary school principal lost a long battle with cancer Saturday, a few days shy of the first day of school.

Mr. Ralph Taylor, Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Aunard Young    (MURPHY, N.C.)

Mr. Jesse Stephens, Jr.    (BURLINGTON, N.C.)

Ms. Sallie R. Wright    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffrey O. Safford    (SOUTHINGTON, Conn.)

Mrs. Lorene Powers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jayden Elizabeth Jones    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Pournell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie E. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Krysta Moore    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hal G. Lewis, Sr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Rosita S. Alston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingeborg Wolff    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Mark E. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mark E. Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Coren Wilson

Mr. James P. Smith (SUWANEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Aunard Young (MURPHY, N.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Durward D. Murphy (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rosita S. Alston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Stephens, Jr. (BURLINGTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Rosa L. Searles (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Taylor, Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Walker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Hal G. Lewis, Sr. (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Reardon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertude Fuller (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. David Morris (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Harold T. Clark (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers (JACKSON, S.C.)

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Norman (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie K. Combs (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Williams (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Franklin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harold T. Clark (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Richard Scott (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Mae Brannen (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Cassie Greene (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary B. Swafford (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingeborg Wolff (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harvey Pournell (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maedell Horton (NUNEZ, Ga.)

Mackenzie Jo Malcom (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey O. Safford (SOUTHINGTON, Conn.)

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Miss Edith Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bodie, Sr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jayden Elizabeth Jones (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Ms. Sallie R. Wright (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Lorene Powers (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Krysta Moore (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harvest Hall (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Durward D. Murphy (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Mark E. Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Gaumer (PORTLAND, Ind.)

Gaza disengagement is a sacrifice
The front page of The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8 noted the resignation of Israeli Finance Minister and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the issue of the upcoming disengagement. The decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank is by far the state's most important decision in 57 years.

Secrets can haunt bearers for life
I knew John as a carefree, funny, vocally talented and handsome classmate in high school. He was, in fact, the only person out of hundreds that I wished had been at our 20th reunion. I hadn't seen him since graduation. I thought of him often. I missed him.

Gaza disengagement is a sacrifice
The front page of The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8 noted the resignation of Israeli Finance Minister and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the issue of the upcoming disengagement. The decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank is by far the state's most important decision in 57 years.

Secrets can haunt bearers for life
I knew John as a carefree, funny, vocally talented and handsome classmate in high school. He was, in fact, the only person out of hundreds that I wished had been at our 20th reunion. I hadn't seen him since graduation. I thought of him often. I missed him.

Secrets can haunt bearers for life
I knew John as a carefree, funny, vocally talented and handsome classmate in high school. He was, in fact, the only person out of hundreds that I wished had been at our 20th reunion. I hadn't seen him since graduation. I thought of him often. I missed him.

Gaza disengagement is a sacrifice
The front page of The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8 noted the resignation of Israeli Finance Minister and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the issue of the upcoming disengagement. The decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank is by far the state's most important decision in 57 years.

Overtime

Friends Rahman and Barrett to meet in ring

Area sports announcements

U.S. ties golden mark; teen sweeps distances

Overtime

U.S. ties golden mark; teen sweeps distances
HELSINKI, Finland - Lauryn Williams led the United States to victory in the 400-meter relay for her second gold medal of the week, and Dwight Phillips won his second straight long jump title Saturday to help the Americans match their best showing ever at the world track and field championships.

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

U.S. ties golden mark; teen sweeps distances
HELSINKI, Finland - Lauryn Williams led the United States to victory in the 400-meter relay for her second gold medal of the week, and Dwight Phillips won his second straight long jump title Saturday to help the Americans match their best showing ever at the world track and field championships.

Friends Rahman and Barrett to meet in ring
CHICAGO - Hasim Rahman and Monte Barrett are friends, and so are their children.

Overtime
In Montreal, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the finals of the Rogers Cup with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over unseeded Paul-Henri Mathieu of France on Saturday.

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx signed defenseman Shaun Fisher for the upcoming season.

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

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx signed defenseman Shaun Fisher for the upcoming season.

Friends Rahman and Barrett to meet in ring
CHICAGO - Hasim Rahman and Monte Barrett are friends, and so are their children.

Overtime
In Montreal, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the finals of the Rogers Cup with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over unseeded Paul-Henri Mathieu of France on Saturday.

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

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

Outdoors calendar

Consumption advisories on stripers likely
Fishing in the Savannah River has changed a lot since striped bass were placed off limits in 1988, when they had nearly vanished.

Consumption advisories on stripers likely
Fishing in the Savannah River has changed a lot since striped bass were placed off limits in 1988, when they had nearly vanished.

Falcons try to buck 39 years of history
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Like any team that falls one measly win short of the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons talk boldly about building on their success.

Panthers retire Mills' jersey at halftime
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers honored the late Sam Mills at halftime of their preseason game Saturday night by retiring his jersey.

Vick unscathed as Falcons rip Ravens
ATLANTA - Ed Hartwell picked off a pass against his old team, and Michael Vick didn't get hurt.

Hartwell eager to play against old team
ATLANTA - Ed Hartwell circled this one on his calendar right away. Never mind that it's only the preseason.

Vick unscathed as Falcons rip Ravens
ATLANTA - Ed Hartwell picked off a pass against his old team, and Michael Vick didn't get hurt.

Panthers pummel Redskins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rod Gardner did his best to prove that Carolina was right to trade for him and that Washington should have found a way to use him.

Falcons try to buck 39 years of history
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Like any team that falls one measly win short of the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons talk boldly about building on their success.<

Panthers pummel Redskins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rod Gardner did his best to prove that Carolina was right to trade for him and that Washington should have found a way to use him.

The secularization of America's great universities
Some requirements for students at one prominent American college:

The secularization of America's great universities
Some requirements for students at one prominent American college:\r\n

After the call, child took to pulpit to begin ministry
Standing next to a pulpit that had a few inches on him, 11-year-old Daniel Greene lost no time getting to his message for the youths at First New Canaan Baptist Church.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Churches make Sunday school fit their needs
Is it still Sunday school if it is not on Sunday and not under the church roof and the Scripture lessons are individualized?

Faith digest
RECAPS AND SASSY BRASS WILL PLAY FROM 8-11 P.M. TODAY at Westside High School, 1002 Patriot's Way. The dance is sponsored by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for others. Call 737-4944.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

After the call, child took to pulpit to begin ministry
Standing next to a pulpit that had a few inches on him, 11-year-old Daniel Greene lost no time getting to his message for the youths at First New Canaan Baptist Church.

Churches make Sunday school fit their needs
Is it still Sunday school if it is not on Sunday and not under the church roof and the Scripture lessons are individualized?

Faith digest
RECAPS AND SASSY BRASS WILL PLAY FROM 8-11 P.M. TODAY at Westside High School, 1002 Patriot's Way. The dance is sponsored by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for others. Call 737-4944.

Consumption advisories on stripers likely

Taylor's no longer sweeping the dew

Tiger turns making cut into high drama

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

TV movie portrays Pope John Paul II's struggle

Five orphaned siblings suing home makeover show
LOS ANGELES - Five orphaned siblings who moved into a new dream home on the hit ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are suing the network, the company that built the house and the couple who took them in after their parents died.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Family, and the joy, pain and mystery that implies, is the theme loosely connecting a trio of films airing on PBS' "P.O.V." series.

'Sopranos' adds 'bonus' episodes to sixth season
LOS ANGELES - When "The Sopranos" finally arrives next year for its sixth season, fans of the HBO mob drama will get more than they expected.

Five orphaned siblings suing home makeover show

TV movie portrays Pope John Paul II's struggle
NEW YORK - It doesn't match the impact of "Schindler's List" or "The Pianist" - and what portrayals of the Nazi era reach such Academy Award-winning heights?

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Family, and the joy, pain and mystery that implies, is the theme loosely connecting a trio of films airing on PBS' "P.O.V." series.

TV movie portrays Pope John Paul II's struggle
NEW YORK - It doesn't match the impact of "Schindler's List" or "The Pianist" - and what portrayals of the Nazi era reach such Academy Award-winning heights?

Five orphaned siblings suing home makeover show
LOS ANGELES - Five orphaned siblings who moved into a new dream home on the hit ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are suing the network, the company that built the house and the couple who took them in after their parents died.

People in the News

Shockley finally gets his chance to shine for Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley thought it would happen quicker than this. Much quicker.

Georgia tries to share ball among runners
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia hopes to learn a thing or two - maybe even three - about sharing from a bitter Southeastern Conference rival.

Georgia tries to share ball among runners

Shockley finally gets his chance to shine for Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley thought it would happen quicker than this. Much quicker.

Georgia tries to share ball among runners
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia hopes to learn a thing or two - maybe even three - about sharing from a bitter Southeastern Conference rival.

Shockley finally gets his chance to shine for Bulldogs

Spurrier not pleased with South Carolina's scrimmage
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina still has a lot of work to do before the Gamecocks are ready for their Sept. 1 opener against Central Florida, coach Steve Spurrier said after the team's first scrimmage of the fall Saturday.

Spurrier not pleased with South Carolina's scrimmage

Spurrier not pleased with South Carolina's scrimmage
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina still has a lot of work to do before the Gamecocks are ready for their Sept. 1 opener against Central Florida, coach Steve Spurrier said after the team's first scrimmage of the fall Saturday.

Schooled in the ritual

Literacy

Cyclist pedals message about proper nutrition

Recycling centers

Around the block

CSRA Bridge Club results

Production involves 'Amorous' diplomacy

Recreation events

Reunions

Scout leader is leaving council

Library events

University collecting stories of Graniteville train disaster

County employees hold talent contest to help United Way

Meetings

This week

South Aiken High swimmer is making a big splash

Glover 50th wedding anniversary

After the call, child took to pulpit to begin ministry

Faith Calendar

The secularization of America's great universities

Churches make Sunday school fit their needs

Faith digest