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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Highlights from this fall's book releases

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.

Local authors have laughs, insight to attract readers

How one woman became entangled in the tango

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
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
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.

Baseball notebook

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.

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.

Ripken giving league shot at being a grand 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

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.

Postcards are reminders of states still left to visit

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.

Gracyn Olivia Turner

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.

William Charles Symonds

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
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
Darryl and Carla Symonds are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Charles, born March 29, 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.

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.

Benjamin William Brinkley

Elijah Landon Bishop

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.

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.

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.

Hampton unravels against Padres

Rookie's debut not so Devine

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.

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
ATLANTA - Welcome to the show, kid.

Business calendar

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:

Owners want historic house back to its old glory

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Business licenses

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.

Gains slow as Merck gets ruling

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Layoffs at SRS lead employees to new work

Richmond County property transfers

Bridging the age gap

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

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

Georgia builds its international trade presence

Big-rig rule rolling again

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 20, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 21, 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."

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.

Trojans eye 3rd straight from the top

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.

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
Here's why Southern California is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll:

Preseason picks never come easily

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

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).

Rocky political debut

The vision thing

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

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

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.

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).

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.

A bold, new partnership

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'

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Defending champ has six-shot lead in Reno

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.

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.

Woods, Perry tied as sirens signal storms

Golf capsules

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

Local stars eye top amateur prize

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.

RiverDogs smack Jackets for seven runs in seventh

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

Minor league notebook

Thoroughbreds suppress furious rally by Knights

Josey wilted under conditions

Mustangs ride high to victory

Rushing game carries Spartans to rout

Laney wipes out Butler

Devils' mistakes add up to defeat

Patriots manage to win opener

Thomson pounds out win

Crossing the line

How the Top 10 high school teams fared

Harlem rushes past its longtime rival

Bears romp with rout of Indians

High school football scores

Tigers get it done in sloppy game

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

A new season begins
Richmond Countys football season begins.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday's games

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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

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.

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.

Cemetery's condition is shameful

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

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

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.

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

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

Parents, kids want their summer back

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

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

Goldberg speaks from bitterness

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

Blame liberals for gas prices

Don't destroy dam

Give assistant principal a break

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.

Commission has its bottom-feeders

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lapse in manners no excuse for silence

College survival guide

Spa trends: Local ingredients, exotic influences

School is exciting - and a bit scary

Romance in Olde Town

Back-to-school styles that work for the classroom

Living briefs

'Billgrimage' drawing Clinton fans to Arkansas

Children's clothes that look like children's clothes

Pastiness finally is accepted as beauty

New roof crush standard for vehicles proposed

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.

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

'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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

'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."

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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Road might be scrapped

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Across South Carolina

We won't drop the ball on sports coverage

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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Across Georgia

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 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.

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.

Fort proudly sends off medics

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Growth surpasses board's 5-year capital outlay plan

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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.

Calling all Laurel and Hardy fans

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.

Public to take swing at golf course today

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.

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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.

New rules will allow more vendors, music

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across Georgia

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Across the area

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.

Across the southeast

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.

Many victims won't show up

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Vogtle closer to new reactor

Kid of the Day

Library wins signed copy of new Harry Potter book

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

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.

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.

Guards peeped, women allege

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.

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.

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

Policy is collared as pupil is refused

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.

Attorneys argue death sentence legality

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
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.

Kid of the Day

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

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

Familiar faces fill Senate race

Searching for Tiffany Nelson

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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 Georgia
Land mine in Iraq kills Fort Stewart soldier

Across Georgia
Land mine in Iraq kills Fort Stewart soldier

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
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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

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
BROOKLYN, Mich. - The dark cloud that's followed Joe Nemechek all season finally allowed a ray of hope Saturday.

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.

Rain can't drown out Nemecheck's parade

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

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.

Manning eager for second chance at Panthers

No deal means Gates will miss season opener

Falcons run out of steam

Falcons looking for good returns

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Alice Dryer    (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Craft    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

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

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

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

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James T. Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Nunn    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Donald W. Wiley    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Paul Craft    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Prosser    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Donald W. Wiley    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Dryer    (NEWNAN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Brunner    (ULMER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ina B. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Thelma Fennell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary H. Demons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eddie Brunner    (ULMER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ina B. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Thelma Fennell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Nunn    (WAGENER, S.C.)

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

Mr. Eddie R. Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James T. Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Faye Prosser    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Eddie R. Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (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.

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. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Faye Prosser (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Alice Dryer (NEWNAN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Coren Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Matt Rice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Paul Craft (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Matt Rice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Thelma Fennell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Clarence Coleman (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mozelle Harper (PACOIMA, Calif.)

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

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Joe Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Energy cycle

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Bush, Armstrong taking their first ride together

Overtime

Federer, Roddick advance to Cincinnati Masters final

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Big fish

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

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?"

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?"

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

Deer baiting debate rages on

NASCAR process is stuck in reverse

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.

'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.

ABC sets 'Dancing' rematch for Kelly and John

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.

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.

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.

'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'

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Costas refuses to host show about Natalee Holloway

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.

People in the News

Entertainment weeklies grabbing teens' attention

Eminem hospitalized for sleep medication dependency

Courtney Love ordered to 28-day drug treatment

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

Martinez gets chance at Georgia

Defense focused on more mistakes

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
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.

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.

'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.

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

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.

This week

First hotel tax funds are distributed

Hero of Dixie World Series is a confident hitter

Pet of the week

Recuperating soldier helps out in library

Library events

Residents warned to beware of telephone scams

Meetings

Adult literacy sites

Company is paying for security system for SPCA

Athlete Spotlight: Jacqueline Moyer

Across the river

Recreation center events

More county schools kick off their seasons

Events

Events

Reunions

Eight finalists are chosen for $10,000 scholarship

CSRA Bridge results

County recognizes Wagener's champion jumpers

Furnishings are restored to historic house

Minister's saw leads villagers to crosses

Faith Calendar

Fath digest

Singer puts God first in music, workshops

Emerging churches broaden experience

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