Hero of Dixie World Series is a confident hitter
Ben Clark had been dreaming of this moment.

More county schools kick off their seasons
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a four-part series previewing Aiken County high school football teams for the 2005 season.

Eight finalists are chosen for $10,000 scholarship
Angie Griffin waited anxiously to see whether her son Tyler would move on as a finalist in the 3-and-younger category in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing at Fort Discovery.

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

Company is paying for security system for SPCA
Dogs may be man's best friend, but the Aiken County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also has a friend in BNG America SRC, a prime contractor at Savannah River Site.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the week of Aug. 8-14

Recreation center events
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

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Furnishings are restored to historic house
After more than a century, some pieces of furniture have found their way back to the Lamar House.

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

Furnishings are restored to historic house
After more than a century, some pieces of furniture have found their way back to the Lamar House.

Across the river
IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday; Medical College of Georgia Auditoria Building, small auditorium room; learn to protect yourself from identity theft; free; R.S.V.P. by phone or online; 721-2040 or www.hccu.coop

Events
BALLROOM DANCE: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia; The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association; complementary dance lesson offered at beginning of dance; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; (803) 796-8488

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

Residents warned to beware of telephone scams
When Ellora Montgomery answered her phone, she did not recognize the voice on the other end. The anonymous female caller claimed to be a representative from Medicaid.

Reunions
Leavelle McMampbell 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
BALLROOM DANCE: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia; The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association; complementary dance lesson offered at beginning of dance; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; (803) 796-8488

Events
BALLROOM DANCE: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia; The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association; complementary dance lesson offered at beginning of dance; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; (803) 796-8488

First hotel tax funds are distributed
The list of tourism-promoting groups to receive Aiken County's first round of hotel tax revenues has been approved.

Recreation center events
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

County recognizes Wagener's champion jumpers
Double Dutch jump-rope teams from Wagener have made a name for themselves.

This week
Grand illusions: Through Sept. 25; traveling exhibit about faux painting; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St.; museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; 642-2015

County recognizes Wagener's champion jumpers
Double Dutch jump-rope teams from Wagener have made a name for themselves.

Pet of the week
Bobby, a 1-year-old Carolina dog and husky mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

First hotel tax funds are distributed
The list of tourism-promoting groups to receive Aiken County's first round of hotel tax revenues has been approved.

Events
Grand Illusions, a traveling exhibit about faux painting, will be on display at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St., through Sept. 25. The exhibit can be seen during museum hours, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The exhibit is free. For more information, call 642-2015.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the week of Aug. 8-14

Hero of Dixie World Series is a confident hitter
Ben Clark had been dreaming of this moment.

Pet of the week
Bobby, a 1-year-old Carolina dog and husky mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

More county schools kick off their seasons
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a four-part series previewing Aiken County high school football teams for the 2005 season.

Athlete Spotlight: Jacqueline Moyer
There is no off-season for Jacqueline Moyer.

Eight finalists are chosen for $10,000 scholarship
Angie Griffin waited anxiously to see whether her son Tyler would move on as a finalist in the 3-and-younger category in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing at Fort Discovery.

This week
Grand illusions: Through Sept. 25; traveling exhibit about faux painting; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St.; museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; 642-2015

Athlete Spotlight: Jacqueline Moyer
There is no off-season for Jacqueline Moyer.

Reunions
Leavelle McMampbell 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

Recuperating soldier helps out in library
Since Sgt. Steve Lornitzo started volunteering at Fort Gordon's Woodworth Library, interim librarian Susie Joyner has seen a dramatic change in the place.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Residents warned to beware of telephone scams
When Ellora Montgomery answered her phone, she did not recognize the voice on the other end. The anonymous female caller claimed to be a representative from Medicaid.

Recuperating soldier helps out in library
Since Sgt. Steve Lornitzo started volunteering at Fort Gordon's Woodworth Library, interim librarian Susie Joyner has seen a dramatic change in the place.

Company is paying for security system for SPCA
Dogs may be man's best friend, but the Aiken County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also has a friend in BNG America SRC, a prime contractor at Savannah River Site.

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

Highlights from this fall's book releases

Local authors have laughs, insight to attract readers
The Bottom Dollar Girls are back for more laughs and a little heartbreak in A Dollar Short: The Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood, by Augusta resident Karin Gillespie.

How one woman became entangled in the tango
Throughout "Kiss & Tango," author Marina Palmer displays an acute perception of details, nuances, facts, words and circumstances, and an uncanny ability to make them easily understood.

Local authors have laughs, insight to attract readers
The Bottom Dollar Girls are back for more laughs and a little heartbreak in A Dollar Short: The Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood, by Augusta resident Karin Gillespie.

How one woman became entangled in the tango

Highlights from this fall's book releases
NEW YORK - As the fall season approaches, the book world is still searching for this year's great American novel.

Crimes 'speak now' in matrimonial mysteries
A wedding can be interrupted when anyone who might object to the union is invited to "speak now or forever hold your peace."

Crimes 'speak now' in matrimonial mysteries
A wedding can be interrupted when anyone who might object to the union is invited to "speak now or forever hold your peace."

How one woman became entangled in the tango
Throughout "Kiss & Tango," author Marina Palmer displays an acute perception of details, nuances, facts, words and circumstances, and an uncanny ability to make them easily understood.

Crimes 'speak now' in matrimonial mysteries

Local authors have laughs, insight to attract readers

Highlights from this fall's book releases
NEW YORK - As the fall season approaches, the book world is still searching for this year's great American novel.

Ripken giving league shot at being a grand success
ABERDEEN, Md. - When Cal Ripken allowed the Babe Ruth League to affix his name to its largest youth division in 1999, the former Baltimore Orioles star didn't just kick back and wait for the endeavor to become a success.

Ripken giving league shot at being a grand success

Ripken giving league shot at being a grand success
ABERDEEN, Md. - When Cal Ripken allowed the Babe Ruth League to affix his name to its largest youth division in 1999, the former Baltimore Orioles star didn't just kick back and wait for the endeavor to become a success.

Palmeiro offered few explanations during hearing
BALTIMORE - Rafael Palmeiro failed to explain how a steroid entered his system when he went before a baseball panel several months ago to plead his case, The Sun reported Friday.

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Injured right fielder Mike Cameron expects to miss the rest of the New York Mets' season while he recovers from a violent collision with teammate Carlos Beltran.

Palmeiro offered few explanations during hearing
BALTIMORE - Rafael Palmeiro failed to explain how a steroid entered his system when he went before a baseball panel several months ago to plead his case, The Sun reported Friday.

Palmeiro offered few explanations during hearing

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Injured right fielder Mike Cameron expects to miss the rest of the New York Mets' season while he recovers from a violent collision with teammate Carlos Beltran.

Baseball notebook

Postcards are reminders of states still left to visit

Benjamin William Brinkley
Benjamin 'Buddy' and Melody Brinkley of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin William, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

William Charles Symonds
Darryl and Carla Symonds are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Charles, born March 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Olivia Turner
Will and Gigi Turner of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Olivia Turner, born June 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

William Charles Symonds

William Charles Symonds
Darryl and Carla Symonds are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Charles, born March 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Landon Bishop
Joseph and Jennifer Bishop of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Landon, born July 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Landon Bishop
Joseph and Jennifer Bishop of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Landon, born July 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Shawn Wayne Athon

Benjamin William Brinkley
Benjamin 'Buddy' and Melody Brinkley of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin William, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Landon Bishop

Shawn Wayne Athon
Jami Singletary and Joshua Athon, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Shawn Wayne, born August 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Olivia Turner

Gracyn Olivia Turner
Will and Gigi Turner of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Olivia Turner, born June 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin William Brinkley

Shawn Wayne Athon
Jami Singletary and Joshua Athon, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Shawn Wayne, born August 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Rookie's debut not so Devine
ATLANTA - Welcome to the show, kid.

Hampton unravels against Padres
ATLANTA - Sappy, memory-tickling video presentations played all evening Friday at Turner Field to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Braves' 1995 World Series title.

Rookie's debut not so Devine

Hampton unravels against Padres

Rookie's debut not so Devine
ATLANTA - Welcome to the show, kid.

Hampton unravels against Padres
ATLANTA - Sappy, memory-tickling video presentations played all evening Friday at Turner Field to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Braves' 1995 World Series title.

Layoffs at SRS lead employees to new work
Gwen Watts was no secretary. Even when pulling clerical duty and filing paperwork at Savannah River Site.

Business briefs

Business briefs
With convenient locations galore, it's not hard to see why people rely on major retailers when buying large appliances. They also know they will get sturdy warranties and the assurance that the store will be there if they ever need to make an exchange, lodge a complaint or buy upgrades.

Owners want historic house back to its old glory
The DeLaigle House is getting a new look - its original one.

Gains slow as Merck gets ruling
NEW YORK - Stocks ended an uneasy week mostly higher Friday as a jury verdict against Merck & Co. over its painkiller Vioxx erased much of an earlier advance fueled by bargain hunting. The major indexes all suffered losses for the week.

Georgia builds its international trade presence
ATLANTA - From his office in downtown Atlanta, Terry Bell talks about the expansive opportunity Georgia companies have for selling raw materials in Asia.

Georgia builds its international trade presence
ATLANTA - From his office in downtown Atlanta, Terry Bell talks about the expansive opportunity Georgia companies have for selling raw materials in Asia.

Gains slow as Merck gets ruling
NEW YORK - Stocks ended an uneasy week mostly higher Friday as a jury verdict against Merck & Co. over its painkiller Vioxx erased much of an earlier advance fueled by bargain hunting. The major indexes all suffered losses for the week.

Richmond County property transfers

Big-rig rule rolling again
WASHINGTON - Truckers can still spend six days on the road during the week and drive for 11 hours at a time, thanks to a rule the Bush administration decided to leave intact, even though truckers and safety advocates say it's unsafe.

Business calendar

Owners want historic house back to its old glory

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

Big-rig rule rolling again

Bridging the age gap
DALLAS - Visitors to Starwood Montessori School in Frisco, Texas, might mistake 27-year-old Anita Khandpur for one of its energetic, young teachers.

Georgia builds its international trade presence

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Free Identity Theft Seminar by Health Center Credit Union; Identity theft, what is it and how do you protect yourself?; 5-6 p.m., MCG Auditoria building; R.S.V.P. by phone or online: 721-2040 or at www.hccu.coop.

Gains slow as Merck gets ruling

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

Bridging the age gap
DALLAS - Visitors to Starwood Montessori School in Frisco, Texas, might mistake 27-year-old Anita Khandpur for one of its energetic, young teachers.

Business licenses

Layoffs at SRS lead employees to new work

Bridging the age gap

Owners want historic house back to its old glory
The DeLaigle House is getting a new look - its original one.

Big-rig rule rolling again
WASHINGTON - Truckers can still spend six days on the road during the week and drive for 11 hours at a time, thanks to a rule the Bush administration decided to leave intact, even though truckers and safety advocates say it's unsafe.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Free Identity Theft Seminar by Health Center Credit Union; Identity theft, what is it and how do you protect yourself?; 5-6 p.m., MCG Auditoria building; R.S.V.P. by phone or online: 721-2040 or at www.hccu.coop.

Business briefs
With convenient locations galore, it's not hard to see why people rely on major retailers when buying large appliances. They also know they will get sturdy warranties and the assurance that the store will be there if they ever need to make an exchange, lodge a complaint or buy upgrades.

Layoffs at SRS lead employees to new work
Gwen Watts was no secretary. Even when pulling clerical duty and filing paperwork at Savannah River Site.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 26-Aug. 9. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 26-Aug. 9. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 21, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 20, 2005.

Comments cause a commotion

Comments cause a commotion
Call Augusta Commissioner Don Grantham anything. Just don't call him "no gentleman."

Comments cause a commotion
Call Augusta Commissioner Don Grantham anything. Just don't call him "no gentleman."

Trojans eye 3rd straight from the top
Here's why Southern California is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll:

Trojans eye 3rd straight from the top

Trojans eye 3rd straight from the top
Here's why Southern California is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll:

Preseason picks never come easily
Editor's note: Morris News Service writer Adam Van Brimmer has been selected to vote in the weekly Associated Press poll. Here is how he voted this week.

Preseason picks never come easily

Preseason picks never come easily
Editor's note: Morris News Service writer Adam Van Brimmer has been selected to vote in the weekly Associated Press poll. Here is how he voted this week.

Exhibit A

The vision thing
Maybe they should take the "special" out of "special purpose local option sales tax."

A bold, new partnership
Communities become great because they undertake great initiatives, says Aiken County Councilman Chuck Smith. This is why he and six of his colleagues voted to move ahead on a bold new plan to meld private development with TIF, a South Carolina acronym for Tax Increment Financing (in Georgia, it's Tax Allocation Districts, or TADs).

Exhibit A
Cindy Sheehan claims that if the United States just leaves Iraq, and Israel leaves "Palestine," then terrorism will end.

The vision thing

Rocky political debut
Rocky Napier wants Aiken Republicans to know he's one of them and would like their vote in the Sept. 13 primary for an at-large city council seat. His campaign stresses bringing residents from all sectors of the community together to get them engaged in city government.

Summer of 'Wackostock'

Summer of 'Wackostock'
"Sell crazy someplace else. We're all stocked up here." That was the advice a Jack Nicholson character gave in the movie As Good As It Gets.

The vision thing
Maybe they should take the "special" out of "special purpose local option sales tax."

Rocky political debut
Rocky Napier wants Aiken Republicans to know he's one of them and would like their vote in the Sept. 13 primary for an at-large city council seat. His campaign stresses bringing residents from all sectors of the community together to get them engaged in city government.

Summer of 'Wackostock'
"Sell crazy someplace else. We're all stocked up here." That was the advice a Jack Nicholson character gave in the movie As Good As It Gets.

Exhibit A
Cindy Sheehan claims that if the United States just leaves Iraq, and Israel leaves "Palestine," then terrorism will end.

A bold, new partnership

Rocky political debut

A bold, new partnership
Communities become great because they undertake great initiatives, says Aiken County Councilman Chuck Smith. This is why he and six of his colleagues voted to move ahead on a bold new plan to meld private development with TIF, a South Carolina acronym for Tax Increment Financing (in Georgia, it's Tax Allocation Districts, or TADs).

Courtney Love ordered to 28-day drug treatment
LOS ANGELES - Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in violation of her probation terms Friday. The rocker-actress was ordered into a 28-day drug treatment program by a judge who said he had wanted to put her in jail.

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross is engaged.

Entertainment weeklies grabbing teens' attention
They are among her most cherished possessions - magazines about celebrities, saved carefully in a box that she keeps by her bed. But we're not talking Tiger Beat, J-14 or any of the other entertainment publications specifically aimed at teens and preteens.

Courtney Love ordered to 28-day drug treatment
LOS ANGELES - Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in violation of her probation terms Friday. The rocker-actress was ordered into a 28-day drug treatment program by a judge who said he had wanted to put her in jail.

Eminem hospitalized for sleep medication dependency
DETROIT - Eminem is undergoing treatment for dependency to sleep medication, his publicist said Thursday, two days after the Grammy-winning rapper canceled his European tour citing exhaustion.

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross is engaged.

Eminem hospitalized for sleep medication dependency
DETROIT - Eminem is undergoing treatment for dependency to sleep medication, his publicist said Thursday, two days after the Grammy-winning rapper canceled his European tour citing exhaustion.

Entertainment weeklies grabbing teens' attention
They are among her most cherished possessions - magazines about celebrities, saved carefully in a box that she keeps by her bed. But we're not talking Tiger Beat, J-14 or any of the other entertainment publications specifically aimed at teens and preteens.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball rarely draws praise for his accuracy.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball rarely draws praise for his accuracy.

Georgia Tech notebook

Can Ripken Baseball Group put new luster in Augusta's diamond?
ABERDEEN, Md. - Chris Livingston takes a new black baseball glove out of its bag and asks his son William if he wants to wear it.

Can Ripken Baseball Group put new luster in Augusta's diamond?
ABERDEEN, Md. - Chris Livingston takes a new black baseball glove out of its bag and asks his son William if he wants to wear it.

Minor league notebook
The summer baseball void in Columbia will end next year.

Minor league notebook
The summer baseball void in Columbia will end next year.

RiverDogs smack Jackets for seven runs in seventh
As the clock struck 10 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday night, the GreenJackets began the seventh inning with a six-run lead.

RiverDogs smack Jackets for seven runs in seventh
As the clock struck 10 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday night, the GreenJackets began the seventh inning with a six-run lead.

Golf capsules
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - Former PGA Tour and USGA administrator David Eger shot 8-under-par 64 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Craig Stadler and Morris Hatalsky in the Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

Tiger tumbles into a share of the lead

Local stars eye top amateur prize
Each coming off a prestigious tournament victory recently, USC Aiken's Dane Burkhart and Augusta State's Emmett Turner have shown the ability to go low.

Local stars eye top amateur prize

Tiger tumbles into a share of the lead
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods felt he played well enough to score in the mid-60s on Friday and take a comfortable lead into the weekend at the NEC Invitational. One hole changed everything but his outlook.

Defending champ has six-shot lead in Reno

Woods, Perry tied as sirens signal storms
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods had a two-shot lead at the NEC Invitational when storms approached and play was stopped for three hours. He returned to hit three full shots - none of them good - and fell into a tie for the lead Saturday when the third round was suspended.

Golf capsules
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - Former PGA Tour and USGA administrator David Eger shot 8-under-par 64 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Craig Stadler and Morris Hatalsky in the Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

Defending champ has six-shot lead in Reno
RENO, Nev. - Defending champion Vaughn Taylor, of Augusta, opened a six-stroke lead in the Reno-Tahoe Open on Saturday, birdieing four of his first five holes en route to 8-under-par 64 and a tournament-record 21-under 195 total.

Local stars eye top amateur prize
Each coming off a prestigious tournament victory recently, USC Aiken's Dane Burkhart and Augusta State's Emmett Turner have shown the ability to go low.

Tiger tumbles into a share of the lead
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods felt he played well enough to score in the mid-60s on Friday and take a comfortable lead into the weekend at the NEC Invitational. One hole changed everything but his outlook.

Woods, Perry tied as sirens signal storms
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods had a two-shot lead at the NEC Invitational when storms approached and play was stopped for three hours. He returned to hit three full shots - none of them good - and fell into a tie for the lead Saturday when the third round was suspended.

Woods, Perry tied as sirens signal storms

Defending champ has six-shot lead in Reno
RENO, Nev. - Defending champion Vaughn Taylor, of Augusta, opened a six-stroke lead in the Reno-Tahoe Open on Saturday, birdieing four of his first five holes en route to 8-under-par 64 and a tournament-record 21-under 195 total.

Golf capsules

Minor league notebook

Can Ripken Baseball Group put new luster in Augusta's diamond?

RiverDogs smack Jackets for seven runs in seventh

Laney wipes out Butler

Bears romp with rout of Indians

Devils' mistakes add up to defeat

How the Top 10 high school teams fared

Josey wilted under conditions

Crossing the line

Rushing game carries Spartans to rout

Patriots manage to win opener

Thomson pounds out win

Harlem rushes past its longtime rival

High school football scores

Tigers get it done in sloppy game

Mustangs ride high to victory

Thoroughbreds suppress furious rally by Knights

Thoroughbreds suppress furious rally by Knights
AIKEN - West Florence had whittled down South Aiken's 17-point lead to three, and the Thoroughbreds were fading fast on a sweltering night at the Stomping Grounds.

How the Top 10 high school teams fared
Here is how the Top Ten teams in The Associated Press high school football polls fared this week:

Tigers get it done in sloppy game
If the humidity wasn't bad enough. If the sloppy offensive play wasn't bad enough. If the fumbles weren't bad enough.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday's games

Bears romp with rout of Indians
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Jamaris Walden had a pair of touchdown runs and a scoring pass to lead the Bears in a season-opening rout.

Josey wilted under conditions
Josey fans shouldn't read that much into the 37-7 thrashing from Glenn Hills on Friday night.

Rushing game carries Spartans to rout
The future and the present glory of Glenn Hills football linked up Friday in the season opener against Josey.

Laney wipes out Butler
The Laney football team returned to the field Saturday night without several program icons. No more Dominque Walker. No more Robert Dunn. Or Wayne Canty. Or Corvey Irvin.

Thoroughbreds suppress furious rally by Knights
AIKEN - West Florence had whittled down South Aiken's 17-point lead to three, and the Thoroughbreds were fading fast on a sweltering night at the Stomping Grounds.

Laney wipes out Butler
The Laney football team returned to the field Saturday night without several program icons. No more Dominque Walker. No more Robert Dunn. Or Wayne Canty. Or Corvey Irvin.

Harlem rushes past its longtime rival
Not a single player on Harlem's team was alive the last time the Bulldogs beat Evans.

Josey wilted under conditions
Josey fans shouldn't read that much into the 37-7 thrashing from Glenn Hills on Friday night.

Harlem rushes past its longtime rival
Not a single player on Harlem's team was alive the last time the Bulldogs beat Evans.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday's games

Devils' mistakes add up to defeat
GREENSBORO, Ga. - It was a typical August opener, filled with foolish penalties, heat-induced cramps, blown calls and broken plays. Unfortunately for Lincoln County, most of it came at the Red Devils' expense.

How the Top 10 high school teams fared
Here is how the Top Ten teams in The Associated Press high school football polls fared this week:

Devils' mistakes add up to defeat
GREENSBORO, Ga. - It was a typical August opener, filled with foolish penalties, heat-induced cramps, blown calls and broken plays. Unfortunately for Lincoln County, most of it came at the Red Devils' expense.

Bears romp with rout of Indians
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Jamaris Walden had a pair of touchdown runs and a scoring pass to lead the Bears in a season-opening rout.

Mustangs ride high to victory
After hosting the Aiken County Jamboree one week ago, Midland Valley still needed one more quarter Friday night to warm up.

Crossing the line
Briarwood Academy running back Chris Gerlach stretches the ball over the goal line for a first-quarter score against Memorial Day School on Friday night.

A new season begins
Richmond Countys football season begins.

Thomson pounds out win
ELBERTON, Ga. - There wasn't much trickery or subtlety about Thomson coach Luther Welsh's gameplan for Friday night's season opener against Elbert County in a muggy Granite Bowl.

Rushing game carries Spartans to rout
The future and the present glory of Glenn Hills football linked up Friday in the season opener against Josey.

Patriots manage to win opener
Westside got a 3-yard touchdown run from Sergio Campbell in the second quarter and survived a dramatic Richmond Academy scoring threat in the final minute to defeat the Musketeers, 7-0 on Friday night at ARC Stadium.

Crossing the line
Briarwood Academy running back Chris Gerlach stretches the ball over the goal line for a first-quarter score against Memorial Day School on Friday night.

Mustangs ride high to victory
After hosting the Aiken County Jamboree one week ago, Midland Valley still needed one more quarter Friday night to warm up.

Patriots manage to win opener
Westside got a 3-yard touchdown run from Sergio Campbell in the second quarter and survived a dramatic Richmond Academy scoring threat in the final minute to defeat the Musketeers, 7-0 on Friday night at ARC Stadium.

Tigers get it done in sloppy game
If the humidity wasn't bad enough. If the sloppy offensive play wasn't bad enough. If the fumbles weren't bad enough.

Thomson pounds out win
ELBERTON, Ga. - There wasn't much trickery or subtlety about Thomson coach Luther Welsh's gameplan for Friday night's season opener against Elbert County in a muggy Granite Bowl.

Postcards are reminders of states still left to visit
"America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it has merely been detected."

Postcards are reminders of states still left to visit
"America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it has merely been detected."

Baby is found near dead body
A 13-month-old baby was found alive Saturday night next to the badly decomposed body of a woman believed to be the child's mother.

Lemon sauce atop pasta is perfect taste for summer
Pasta is a family favorite at my house, but instead of the heavy, meat-based sauces I serve in the cooler months, I serve bowls of pasta laced with fresh pesto, uncooked tomatoes and slivered fresh basil or creamy lemon-infused sauce.

Woods on top of the world again
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods overcame some shaky putting Sunday by making the one that mattered.

Augusta's Taylor wins Reno-Tahoe Open
RENO, Nev. - Vaughn Taylor of Augusta, Ga., shot an even-par 72 Sunday to survive a late charge by Jonathan Kaye and win his second consecutive Reno-Tahoe Open by three strokes with a tournament-record 21-under par.

This weekend, Augusta becomes a Navy town

Commission has its bottom-feeders
I've written this before, but it's worth repeating. To paint all of the Augusta Commission with the same brush is not fair and not warranted. M. Don Williams, Augusta

Commission has its bottom-feeders

Goldberg speaks from bitterness
How unfortunate that Bernard Goldberg was given a public forum to comment on the career of Peter Jennings ("End of an era," Aug. 9). David Lorenzatti, McCormick, S.C.

Cemetery's condition is shameful
From Aug. 5-11, I helped clean up Cedar Grove Cemetery. Cedar Grove is a historical Augusta cemetery founded by Springfield Baptist Church. In 1820, the city allocated 40 acres of land for it.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Blame liberals for gas prices
As I write this letter, gasoline prices in the Augusta area are about $2.50 per gallon - and rising. In most other areas of the United States, prices are even higher.Richard Rogers Jr., Evans

Blame liberals for gas prices

Parents, kids want their summer back
I am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the early start date of Columbia County schools.Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Don't destroy dam
Judy Gordon ("Bluff dam should be demolished," Aug. 19) writes that she "and other concerned citizens and biologists" are in favor of demolishing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.Keith Shafer, Augusta

Don't destroy dam
Judy Gordon ("Bluff dam should be demolished," Aug. 19) writes that she "and other concerned citizens and biologists" are in favor of demolishing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.Keith Shafer, Augusta

Give assistant principal a break
Both of my children have attended Brookwood Elementary School with Barbara Gleitsmann as assistant principal, and never had a problem with her or any other members of the staff. Charles D. Johnson Jr., Augusta

Cemetery's condition is shameful

Blame liberals for gas prices
As I write this letter, gasoline prices in the Augusta area are about $2.50 per gallon - and rising. In most other areas of the United States, prices are even higher.Richard Rogers Jr., Evans

Don't destroy dam

Goldberg speaks from bitterness

Parents, kids want their summer back
I am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the early start date of Columbia County schools.Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Give assistant principal a break

Parents, kids want their summer back

Cemetery's condition is shameful
From Aug. 5-11, I helped clean up Cedar Grove Cemetery. Cedar Grove is a historical Augusta cemetery founded by Springfield Baptist Church. In 1820, the city allocated 40 acres of land for it.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Give assistant principal a break
Both of my children have attended Brookwood Elementary School with Barbara Gleitsmann as assistant principal, and never had a problem with her or any other members of the staff. Charles D. Johnson Jr., Augusta

Commission has its bottom-feeders
I've written this before, but it's worth repeating. To paint all of the Augusta Commission with the same brush is not fair and not warranted. M. Don Williams, Augusta

This weekend, Augusta becomes a Navy town
Most everyone in the CSRA understands that Augusta has been, off and on, an Army town from the beginning, when Fort Augusta was established in 1736. The Army arsenal was founded in 1819, and Army training was conducted here for the Spanish-American War and World War I.

Goldberg speaks from bitterness
How unfortunate that Bernard Goldberg was given a public forum to comment on the career of Peter Jennings ("End of an era," Aug. 9). David Lorenzatti, McCormick, S.C.

This weekend, Augusta becomes a Navy town
Most everyone in the CSRA understands that Augusta has been, off and on, an Army town from the beginning, when Fort Augusta was established in 1736. The Army arsenal was founded in 1819, and Army training was conducted here for the Spanish-American War and World War I.

School is exciting - and a bit scary

Pastiness finally is accepted as beauty

New roof crush standard for vehicles proposed

Living briefs

Back-to-school styles that work for the classroom

Lapse in manners no excuse for silence

Children's clothes that look like children's clothes

Romance in Olde Town

'Billgrimage' drawing Clinton fans to Arkansas

College survival guide

Spa trends: Local ingredients, exotic influences

College survival guide
There's nothing more exhilarating than moving to a new town, and right now, hundreds of college students are converging on Augusta. Whether you plan to call the Medical College of Georgia, Paine College, Augusta State University or University of South Carolina Aiken your alma mater, you're probably asking yourself the question: What's up with Augusta?

Spa trends: Local ingredients, exotic influences
NEW YORK - Now that day spas are turning up in airports, malls and beauty salons, destination spas are increasingly offering unique services and products to differentiate themselves from mainstream purveyors of massages and facials.

Living briefs
Jennifer Curtis and Jonathan Sheets shared a friendship and a faith that brought them together, she said.

Romance in Olde Town
Ten years ago, Birkie and Carol Ayer met at Fox's Lair in Olde Town. It was only fitting that when they were married, the ceremony was held in Olde Town, this time in their new home, a Mediterranean-style house on Broad Street.

Lapse in manners no excuse for silence
Dear Carson: My sister and I were going shopping, and she asked me to meet her at her fiance's house. I had never been to his house, and upon my arrival her fiance just sat on the couch and watched television, not saying one word to me.

New roof crush standard for vehicles proposed
WASHINGTON - Federal officials, responding to a prodding from Congress, proposed new rules Friday that would require automakers to build stronger roofs on vehicles in an effort to protect passengers in rollover crashes.

'Billgrimage' drawing Clinton fans to Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK - The summer travel season in full swing, the Clinton Presidential Library is drawing 2,000 visitors a day, and a new tourism phenomenon is being seen 115 miles away in the town of Hope: "Billgrimage."

New roof crush standard for vehicles proposed
WASHINGTON - Federal officials, responding to a prodding from Congress, proposed new rules Friday that would require automakers to build stronger roofs on vehicles in an effort to protect passengers in rollover crashes.

'Billgrimage' drawing Clinton fans to Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK - The summer travel season in full swing, the Clinton Presidential Library is drawing 2,000 visitors a day, and a new tourism phenomenon is being seen 115 miles away in the town of Hope: "Billgrimage."

College survival guide
There's nothing more exhilarating than moving to a new town, and right now, hundreds of college students are converging on Augusta. Whether you plan to call the Medical College of Georgia, Paine College, Augusta State University or University of South Carolina Aiken your alma mater, you're probably asking yourself the question: What's up with Augusta?

Pastiness finally is accepted as beauty
During the summer, I used to alternate among three skin colors: ghost white, beet red and spotted. The only hue that eluded me was a rich, buttery mocha. My girlfriends could spend two hours in the sun and glow like golden goddesses. I'd spend 15 minutes in the sun and turn into a speckled trout. After a half-hour, I'd be a red, peeling speckled trout.

Back-to-school styles that work for the classroom
Children's clothes for this back-to-school season include many styles that are appropriate for the classroom while also hitting on some broad fashion trends.

Romance in Olde Town
Ten years ago, Birkie and Carol Ayer met at Fox's Lair in Olde Town. It was only fitting that when they were married, the ceremony was held in Olde Town, this time in their new home, a Mediterranean-style house on Broad Street.

School is exciting - and a bit scary
NEW YORK - Some children are excited on the eve of the first day of school, others are nervous. Essentially, they're feeling the same emotion, it's just manifesting itself in different ways, says Catherine Hutter, pediatric psychologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Spa trends: Local ingredients, exotic influences
NEW YORK - Now that day spas are turning up in airports, malls and beauty salons, destination spas are increasingly offering unique services and products to differentiate themselves from mainstream purveyors of massages and facials.

Back-to-school styles that work for the classroom
Children's clothes for this back-to-school season include many styles that are appropriate for the classroom while also hitting on some broad fashion trends.

Lapse in manners no excuse for silence
Dear Carson: My sister and I were going shopping, and she asked me to meet her at her fiance's house. I had never been to his house, and upon my arrival her fiance just sat on the couch and watched television, not saying one word to me.

Children's clothes that look like children's clothes
NEW YORK - Grown-ups grumble that today's children look too old too young.

School is exciting - and a bit scary
NEW YORK - Some children are excited on the eve of the first day of school, others are nervous. Essentially, they're feeling the same emotion, it's just manifesting itself in different ways, says Catherine Hutter, pediatric psychologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Living briefs
Jennifer Curtis and Jonathan Sheets shared a friendship and a faith that brought them together, she said.

Children's clothes that look like children's clothes
NEW YORK - Grown-ups grumble that today's children look too old too young.

Pastiness finally is accepted as beauty
During the summer, I used to alternate among three skin colors: ghost white, beet red and spotted. The only hue that eluded me was a rich, buttery mocha. My girlfriends could spend two hours in the sun and glow like golden goddesses. I'd spend 15 minutes in the sun and turn into a speckled trout. After a half-hour, I'd be a red, peeling speckled trout.

Kid of the Day
Bruce "B.J." Bernard Cribbs III is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Attorneys argue death sentence legality
An Augusta man accused of committing a double homicide nearly two years ago could stand trial in January.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - More than a dozen applicants to University of North Carolina schools have been rejected because of troubling behavior under guidelines developed in the year since two female students at UNC-Wilmington were killed by male students who stalked them.

Attorneys argue death sentence legality

Many victims won't show up

New rules will allow more vendors, music

Calling all Laurel and Hardy fans
Denise Carter needs 12 men in coconut cups and hula skirts and a few hundred free pies to throw at people's faces.

Policy is collared as pupil is refused

Policy is collared as pupil is refused
A pupil was being denied an education because of a shirt collar, her mother said.

Across South Carolina

Familiar faces fill Senate race

News you can use

Across the area
Soldiers from a Fort Gordon Signal officer class will join civilian volunteers and Richmond County sheriff's personnel in a canvass in rural Burke County this morning for clues in the death of Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson.

Guards peeped, women allege

Across the area

Across Georgia

Public to take swing at golf course today
Starting today, the public will get to take its first look at Bartram Trail Golf Course, the first public course to be built in Columbia County in several years.

Public to take swing at golf course today

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

Library wins signed copy of new Harry Potter book

Across Georgia
Land mine in Iraq kills Fort Stewart soldier

Road might be scrapped

Attorneys argue death sentence legality
An Augusta man accused of committing a double homicide nearly two years ago could stand trial in January.

Vogtle closer to new reactor

Kid of the Day

Calling all Laurel and Hardy fans

New rules will allow more vendors, music
First Friday is going to get a little more freedom.

Kid of the Day

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's 21-year-old son was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that crashed into a retaining wall on an interstate highway near Charleston, S.C., late Thursday, flipped and killed a passenger, police said.

Fort proudly sends off medics

Across the southeast

Across the area

Searching for Tiffany Nelson

We won't drop the ball on sports coverage

Calling all Laurel and Hardy fans
Denise Carter needs 12 men in coconut cups and hula skirts and a few hundred free pies to throw at people's faces.

Across the area
Investigators with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department said someone set fire to a Hephzibah residence while three people were inside sleeping Friday morning.

Road might be scrapped
AIKEN - Members of a city-county advisory committee might have to scrap the decision they made about a connector road between Whiskey and Silver Bluff roads and consider a paving project instead.

Familiar faces fill Senate race
A month from now, voters in Georgia's 22nd Senate District will go to the polls to choose who will fill the seat vacated by Charles Walker after his conviction of multiple federal crimes in June.

Library wins signed copy of new Harry Potter book
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - The Jefferson County Library has some exciting news for local Harry Potter fans.

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Qurianna Jamya Smiley of Augusta.

Growth surpasses board's 5-year capital outlay plan
It took the Columbia County School System only three years to outgrow its five-year plan.

Across the area
Investigators with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department said someone set fire to a Hephzibah residence while three people were inside sleeping Friday morning.

Searching for Tiffany Nelson
Searchers looking for clues into the disappearance of Tiffany Nelson uncovered more bones Saturday that might belong to the 9-year-old girl who vanished 11 years ago.

We won't drop the ball on sports coverage
Covering high school football is one of the most important things The Augusta Chronicle does in the fall. Some readers would tell you it's the only thing they care about.

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

Public to take swing at golf course today
Starting today, the public will get to take its first look at Bartram Trail Golf Course, the first public course to be built in Columbia County in several years.

Across South Carolina
COTTAGEVILLE - Authorities think a man shot himself in the head in front of a Cottageville gas station after leading police on a chase through Colleton County.

Across South Carolina
COTTAGEVILLE - Authorities think a man shot himself in the head in front of a Cottageville gas station after leading police on a chase through Colleton County.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's 21-year-old son was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that crashed into a retaining wall on an interstate highway near Charleston, S.C., late Thursday, flipped and killed a passenger, police said.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Where we live

Across the area
Soldiers from a Fort Gordon Signal officer class will join civilian volunteers and Richmond County sheriff's personnel in a canvass in rural Burke County this morning for clues in the death of Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson.

Road might be scrapped
AIKEN - Members of a city-county advisory committee might have to scrap the decision they made about a connector road between Whiskey and Silver Bluff roads and consider a paving project instead.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Fort proudly sends off medics
Before they left to be deployed, scattered among military hospitals in the United States and Europe, more than 100 soldiers of the 3297th U.S. Army Hospital gathered at Fort Gordon to say goodbye to family and friends.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Qurianna Jamya Smiley of Augusta.

Vogtle closer to new reactor
ATLANTA - Plant Vogtle owners officially notified federal regulators this week that they intend to study adding new nuclear units to the Waynesboro facility near Augusta.

Across Georgia
Land mine in Iraq kills Fort Stewart soldier

Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Poachers have stolen an estimated 125 loggerhead sea turtle eggs from seven nests on secluded beaches on Hilton Head Island, officials said.

Many victims won't show up
ATLANTA - Some 300 seats are being set aside for the sentencing of the man behind the deadly 1996 Olympics bombing and two other Atlanta blasts, but only about half the victims of Eric Rudolph's crimes are expected to show up.

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

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

Across South Carolina

Searching for Tiffany Nelson
Searchers looking for clues into the disappearance of Tiffany Nelson uncovered more bones Saturday that might belong to the 9-year-old girl who vanished 11 years ago.

Guards peeped, women allege
ATHENS, Ga. - Women working the cosmetics counter of a local department store were spied on by security guards using a hidden camera as the women undressed in their changing room, Belk contract workers allege.

Familiar faces fill Senate race
A month from now, voters in Georgia's 22nd Senate District will go to the polls to choose who will fill the seat vacated by Charles Walker after his conviction of multiple federal crimes in June.

Across Georgia

Growth surpasses board's 5-year capital outlay plan
It took the Columbia County School System only three years to outgrow its five-year plan.

Growth surpasses board's 5-year capital outlay plan

Many victims won't show up
ATLANTA - Some 300 seats are being set aside for the sentencing of the man behind the deadly 1996 Olympics bombing and two other Atlanta blasts, but only about half the victims of Eric Rudolph's crimes are expected to show up.

New rules will allow more vendors, music
First Friday is going to get a little more freedom.

Kid of the Day
Bruce "B.J." Bernard Cribbs III is today's Kid of the Day.

Fort proudly sends off medics
Before they left to be deployed, scattered among military hospitals in the United States and Europe, more than 100 soldiers of the 3297th U.S. Army Hospital gathered at Fort Gordon to say goodbye to family and friends.

Guards peeped, women allege
ATHENS, Ga. - Women working the cosmetics counter of a local department store were spied on by security guards using a hidden camera as the women undressed in their changing room, Belk contract workers allege.

Policy is collared as pupil is refused
A pupil was being denied an education because of a shirt collar, her mother said.

Library wins signed copy of new Harry Potter book
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - The Jefferson County Library has some exciting news for local Harry Potter fans.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Vogtle closer to new reactor
ATLANTA - Plant Vogtle owners officially notified federal regulators this week that they intend to study adding new nuclear units to the Waynesboro facility near Augusta.

Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Poachers have stolen an estimated 125 loggerhead sea turtle eggs from seven nests on secluded beaches on Hilton Head Island, officials said.

We won't drop the ball on sports coverage
Covering high school football is one of the most important things The Augusta Chronicle does in the fall. Some readers would tell you it's the only thing they care about.

Across the area
Investigators with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department said someone set fire to a Hephzibah residence while three people were inside sleeping Friday morning.

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - More than a dozen applicants to University of North Carolina schools have been rejected because of troubling behavior under guidelines developed in the year since two female students at UNC-Wilmington were killed by male students who stalked them.

NASCAR process is stuck in reverse
There is what makes sense - and there is NASCAR.

NASCAR process is stuck in reverse
There is what makes sense - and there is NASCAR.

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

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Noise from Rolling Stones concert to be measured
BOSTON - While fans are rocking to the Rolling Stones inside Fenway Park, police officers armed with noise meters will be positioned outside the ballpark Sunday night.

Noise from Rolling Stones concert to be measured
BOSTON - While fans are rocking to the Rolling Stones inside Fenway Park, police officers armed with noise meters will be positioned outside the ballpark Sunday night.

Noise from Rolling Stones concert to be measured

Rain can't drown out Nemecheck's parade
BROOKLYN, Mich. - The dark cloud that's followed Joe Nemechek all season finally allowed a ray of hope Saturday.

Penske racers claim top spots

Penske racers claim top spots
FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Helio Castroneves walked into the room with a huge grin, put one hand on Sam Hornish Jr.'s shoulder, then started pumping his fist.

Rain can't drown out Nemecheck's parade

Penske racers claim top spots
FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Helio Castroneves walked into the room with a huge grin, put one hand on Sam Hornish Jr.'s shoulder, then started pumping his fist.

Rain can't drown out Nemecheck's parade
BROOKLYN, Mich. - The dark cloud that's followed Joe Nemechek all season finally allowed a ray of hope Saturday.

Belkin leaves as Hawks owner

Belkin leaves as Hawks owner
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have a new point guard, Joe Johnson, and are losing Steve Belkin as co-owner - just as the team's general manager and other owners wanted.

Belkin leaves as Hawks owner
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have a new point guard, Joe Johnson, and are losing Steve Belkin as co-owner - just as the team's general manager and other owners wanted.

Falcons run out of steam

Falcons looking for good returns

No deal means Gates will miss season opener

Manning eager for second chance at Panthers

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Nordyke    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Nunn    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Charmaine A. Perry    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. William E. Knotts, Jr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Prosser    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilfred H. Rheaume    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline E. Livingston    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice Dryer    (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald W. Wiley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie R. Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia C. Castiglione    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Kirkland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie L. Mercier    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Elroy Armstrong    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jerome Wright, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Wilfred H. Rheaume    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul J. Sprague    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina B. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome Wright, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Featured obituary: William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr.
Family and friends of former seven-term Williston mayor and state Sen. William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr. remember him as a caring family man and key figure in developing and improving the small Barnwell County town he loved.

Mrs. Betty Nordyke    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice Dryer    (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Donald W. Wiley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Knotts, Jr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert M. Bulfinch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Carl D. Holliday    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline E. Livingston    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John E. Greer    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie "Billie" Googe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James T. Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Nunn    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Charmaine A. Perry    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Prosser    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James T. Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie L. Mercier    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Kirkland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Greer    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

Mr. William E. Knotts, Jr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl D. Holliday    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Thelma Fennell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Brunner    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Craft    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Elroy Armstrong    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eddie Brunner    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert M. Bulfinch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Paul J. Sprague    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina B. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie "Billie" Googe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Craft    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie R. Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr.
Family and friends of former seven-term Williston mayor and state Sen. William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr. remember him as a caring family man and key figure in developing and improving the small Barnwell County town he loved.

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia C. Castiglione    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Fennell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary H. Demons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert G. Kirkland    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Robert M. Bulfinch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wilfred H. Rheaume (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline E. Livingston (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina B. Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr.

Mr. Paul J. Sprague (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert M. Bulfinch (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary H. Demons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper (PACOIMA, Calif.)

Mr. William E. Knotts, Jr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert G. Kirkland (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Harold V. Dekle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie R. Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. William A. Fletcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elroy Armstrong (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Fennell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl D. Holliday (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Eddie Brunner (ULMER, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice Dryer (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Prosser (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie L. Mercier (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Greer (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James T. Moss (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Craft (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Matt Rice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Nordyke (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia C. Castiglione (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Kirkland (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Nunn (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Donald W. Wiley (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Fletcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie "Billie" Googe (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome Wright, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Charmaine A. Perry (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Don't vote for a new SPLOST - vote for new Augusta commissioners
Despite the need to address a number of serious issues with a fifth round of SPLOST, it does not appear that one will be approved in the near future.

Don't vote for a new SPLOST - vote for new Augusta commissioners
Despite the need to address a number of serious issues with a fifth round of SPLOST, it does not appear that one will be approved in the near future.

Don't vote for a new SPLOST - vote for new Augusta commissioners
Despite the need to address a number of serious issues with a fifth round of SPLOST, it does not appear that one will be approved in the near future.

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Energy cycle

Bush, Armstrong taking their first ride together

Federer, Roddick advance to Cincinnati Masters final

Overtime

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.

Bush, Armstrong taking their first ride together
CRAWFORD, Texas - It's not clear whether Lance Armstrong will have to abide by the standard rules for biking with President Bush when the two famously competitive Texans take their first ride together Saturday.

Federer, Roddick advance to Cincinnati Masters final
MASON, Ohio - Heat. Wind. Thunder. Drizzle. Roger Federer took everything that the afternoon and Robby Ginepri, of Marietta, Ga., could throw at him, and found a way to overcome it.

Energy cycle
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFFEnergy cycleCyclists make their way down Broad Street during the Augusta Cyclismo on Saturday afternoon. The event concludes today with the Georgia State Road Racing Championship.

Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning by John Otness scored Chuck Jeroloman as the Greenville Bombers edged the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.

Overtime
In South Williamsport, Pa., Kalen Pimentel tied a Little League World Series record for a regulation, six-inning game with 18 strikeouts to lead Rancho Bueno Vista of Vista, Calif., to a 7-2 victory over Owensboro (Ky.) Southern.

Bush, Armstrong taking their first ride together
CRAWFORD, Texas - It's not clear whether Lance Armstrong will have to abide by the standard rules for biking with President Bush when the two famously competitive Texans take their first ride together Saturday.

Overtime
In South Williamsport, Pa., Kalen Pimentel tied a Little League World Series record for a regulation, six-inning game with 18 strikeouts to lead Rancho Bueno Vista of Vista, Calif., to a 7-2 victory over Owensboro (Ky.) Southern.

Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning by John Otness scored Chuck Jeroloman as the Greenville Bombers edged the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.

Energy cycle
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFFEnergy cycleCyclists make their way down Broad Street during the Augusta Cyclismo on Saturday afternoon. The event concludes today with the Georgia State Road Racing Championship.

Federer, Roddick advance to Cincinnati Masters final
MASON, Ohio - Heat. Wind. Thunder. Drizzle. Roger Federer took everything that the afternoon and Robby Ginepri, of Marietta, Ga., could throw at him, and found a way to overcome it.

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.

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

Outdoors calendar

Big fish

Big fish
Tyler Spence, 8, of Martinez, hoped for something big when he baited a stout line with a live bluegill he caught while camping with his parents, Alan and Leslie Spence, at Thurmond Lake"s Modoc Campground.

Big fish
Tyler Spence, 8, of Martinez, hoped for something big when he baited a stout line with a live bluegill he caught while camping with his parents, Alan and Leslie Spence, at Thurmond Lake"s Modoc Campground.

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

Deer baiting debate rages on
Yet another showdown is brewing in the perennial battle over whether Georgians should be allowed to shoot deer over bait.

Deer baiting debate rages on
Yet another showdown is brewing in the perennial battle over whether Georgians should be allowed to shoot deer over bait.

Falcons run out of steam
ATLANTA - Looking for an opportunity to grab the Falcons' kickoff return job, DeAndra Cobb dashed from one side of the field to the other Friday night, but Atlanta fell to the Tennessee Titans, 24-21.

No deal means Gates will miss season opener
SAN DIEGO - Antonio Gates didn't meet the San Diego Chargers' ultimatum to sign a contract by Saturday afternoon, meaning the defending AFC West champions will be without their All-Pro tight end for at least the season opener against Dallas.

Manning eager for second chance at Panthers
ALBANY, N.Y. - When he lines up under center Saturday night at Giants Stadium, Eli Manning will see the same Carolina Panthers defense he saw a year ago when he made his first NFL preseason start.

Falcons run out of steam
ATLANTA - Looking for an opportunity to grab the Falcons' kickoff return job, DeAndra Cobb dashed from one side of the field to the other Friday night, but Atlanta fell to the Tennessee Titans, 24-21.

No deal means Gates will miss season opener
SAN DIEGO - Antonio Gates didn't meet the San Diego Chargers' ultimatum to sign a contract by Saturday afternoon, meaning the defending AFC West champions will be without their All-Pro tight end for at least the season opener against Dallas.

Falcons looking for good returns
ATLANTA - Most kick returners abide by a simple philosophy.

Manning eager for second chance at Panthers
ALBANY, N.Y. - When he lines up under center Saturday night at Giants Stadium, Eli Manning will see the same Carolina Panthers defense he saw a year ago when he made his first NFL preseason start.

Falcons looking for good returns
ATLANTA - Most kick returners abide by a simple philosophy.

Singer puts God first in music, workshops
When singer Jeff Deyo and his band perform, they want to balance reverence with freedom of expression.

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

Fath digest
Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold a walkathon at 7 a.m. today at the site of its planned family life center across from the church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd. A block party with a health fair, DJ, concessions and activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Emerging churches broaden experience
Some United Methodist church planters were visiting one of the denomination's larger congregations when the pastor was asked, "What do you think about this emerging church movement?"

Minister's saw leads villagers to crosses
When the Rev. Gerald Varner put together a few metal blades, screws, nuts, bolts, plywood and automotive belts to make nine foot-pedal-powered scroll saws, he had no idea how long they would last or how long the Honduran woodworkers he was trying to help would use them.

Emerging churches broaden experience
Some United Methodist church planters were visiting one of the denomination's larger congregations when the pastor was asked, "What do you think about this emerging church movement?"

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

Minister's saw leads villagers to crosses
When the Rev. Gerald Varner put together a few metal blades, screws, nuts, bolts, plywood and automotive belts to make nine foot-pedal-powered scroll saws, he had no idea how long they would last or how long the Honduran woodworkers he was trying to help would use them.

Singer puts God first in music, workshops
When singer Jeff Deyo and his band perform, they want to balance reverence with freedom of expression.

Fath digest
Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold a walkathon at 7 a.m. today at the site of its planned family life center across from the church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd. A block party with a health fair, DJ, concessions and activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deer baiting debate rages on

NASCAR process is stuck in reverse

ABC sets 'Dancing' rematch for Kelly and John
Kelly Monaco and John O'Hurley will return for a rematch of the "Dancing with the Stars" finale, ABC announced Thursday. The encore performance, dubbed a "dance-off," will air Sept. 20 (8:30 p.m.) with a results show set for Sept. 22.

Costas refuses to host show about Natalee Holloway
NEW YORK - While some cable TV hosts are making their living off the Natalee Holloway case this summer, Bob Costas is having none of it.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
This is a show you may not want to see. It is hard to spend four hours with a documentary that exhaustively chronicles our nation's mistakes leading up to one terrible day... then recaptures that day, moment by moment.

'Six Feet Under' is laid to rest
NEW YORK - Befitting any drama about a family that owns a funeral home, "Six Feet Under" gives itself a graceful send-off to end its five-season run.

Danny Pino heats up 'Cold Case'
BURBANK, Calif. - Like the unsolved crimes he investigates, Detective Scotty Valens has a hidden past.

'Six Feet Under' is laid to rest
NEW YORK - Befitting any drama about a family that owns a funeral home, "Six Feet Under" gives itself a graceful send-off to end its five-season run.

Danny Pino heats up 'Cold Case'
BURBANK, Calif. - Like the unsolved crimes he investigates, Detective Scotty Valens has a hidden past.

Costas refuses to host show about Natalee Holloway
NEW YORK - While some cable TV hosts are making their living off the Natalee Holloway case this summer, Bob Costas is having none of it.

ABC sets 'Dancing' rematch for Kelly and John
Kelly Monaco and John O'Hurley will return for a rematch of the "Dancing with the Stars" finale, ABC announced Thursday. The encore performance, dubbed a "dance-off," will air Sept. 20 (8:30 p.m.) with a results show set for Sept. 22.

Danny Pino heats up 'Cold Case'

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Costas refuses to host show about Natalee Holloway

ABC sets 'Dancing' rematch for Kelly and John

'Six Feet Under' is laid to rest

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
This is a show you may not want to see. It is hard to spend four hours with a documentary that exhaustively chronicles our nation's mistakes leading up to one terrible day... then recaptures that day, moment by moment.

Entertainment weeklies grabbing teens' attention

Courtney Love ordered to 28-day drug treatment

Eminem hospitalized for sleep medication dependency

People in the News

Defense focused on more mistakes
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's stout defenses in recent years have earned a nasty reputation. First-year defensive coordinator Willie Martinez doesn't want that to change, but he's putting a heavier emphasis this season on creating takeaways.

'Dogs receive second No. 13 rank from AP
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia checked in at 13th in the Associ-ated Press preseason media poll that was released Saturday, the same spot where the Bulldogs landed in the USA Today coaches' poll earlier this month.

'Dogs receive second No. 13 rank from AP
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia checked in at 13th in the Associ-ated Press preseason media poll that was released Saturday, the same spot where the Bulldogs landed in the USA Today coaches' poll earlier this month.

Defense focused on more mistakes
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's stout defenses in recent years have earned a nasty reputation. First-year defensive coordinator Willie Martinez doesn't want that to change, but he's putting a heavier emphasis this season on creating takeaways.

Martinez gets chance at Georgia

Martinez gets chance at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - When Mark Richt had to look for a new defensive coordinator in January, he didn't stage a national or even regional search.

Defense focused on more mistakes

'Dogs receive second No. 13 rank from AP

Martinez gets chance at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - When Mark Richt had to look for a new defensive coordinator in January, he didn't stage a national or even regional search.

Former USC standout wants charges dismissed
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Burglary charges against former South Carolina standout Moe Thompson should be dropped, his lawyer said Friday, because the defensive lineman was treated differently by the school because he is black.

Former USC standout wants charges dismissed
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Burglary charges against former South Carolina standout Moe Thompson should be dropped, his lawyer said Friday, because the defensive lineman was treated differently by the school because he is black.

Former USC standout wants charges dismissed

Across the river

Adult literacy sites

Reunions

Recuperating soldier helps out in library

Athlete Spotlight: Jacqueline Moyer

Events

Recreation center events

CSRA Bridge results

Hero of Dixie World Series is a confident hitter

County recognizes Wagener's champion jumpers

First hotel tax funds are distributed

Pet of the week

Company is paying for security system for SPCA

Eight finalists are chosen for $10,000 scholarship

More county schools kick off their seasons

Events

Furnishings are restored to historic house

This week

Residents warned to beware of telephone scams

Library events

Meetings

Minister's saw leads villagers to crosses

Singer puts God first in music, workshops

Emerging churches broaden experience

Faith Calendar

Fath digest