Redcliffe is a historic treasure
Redcliffe Plantation's Greek Revival mansion, completed in 1859, was home to James Henry Hammond and three generations of his descendents.

Milestones
Lauren Sanders, of North Augusta, a graduate of Curtis Baptist High School and daughter of Charles and Melinda Sanders, and Anna Ruffner, a graduate of Augusta Christian Schools and daughter of John and Debbie Ruffner, have received Trustee Scholarships to attend North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C.

Reunions
STROM THURMOND HIGH SCHOOL 1986: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 7; call Gretchen Tremmel Strasser at (803) 202-3355, or Robin Jackson Blackmon at (803) 637-3700

Camp teaches children about growing plants
You don't need a green thumb to be a junior master gardener.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation takes aluminum cans at the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Recreation
SILVERSNEAKERS MUSCULAR STRENGTH AND RANGE OF MOVEMENT CLASSES: 9-9:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; free for members with participating Medicare health plans; $26 per month in-city residents; $46 per month out-of-city residents without recreation membership

School supplies need expected to rise because of layoffs
Chris Slaughter expects that more people will ask for assistance during this year's United Way of Aiken school supply drive.

Educator heeded call from pulpit
The Rev. Albert M. James had a long-established career in education when he felt called in a different direction.

Around the block
Cane Creek Bluegrass Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Maude Edenfield Park, 400 Buena Vista Ave., North Augusta, as part of the free Music in the Park concert series. Visitors can bring chairs and a picnic supper. Call (803) 442-7588.

Aiken County Farmers Market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call (803) 643-4660.

Administrator of education program misses Aiken
Nancy Busbee, who is approaching her one-year anniversary as the director of the office of federal programs for the South Carolina Department of Education, still misses the Aiken County school system.

This week
SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and July 21-22; Wal-Marts at 2035 Whiskey Road, Aiken, and 1201 Knox Ave., North Augusta; items will be distributed in August; application deadline to be eligible to get items is Monday; held by the United Way of Aiken County; (803) 648-8331

Anti-drug program gets donation
If even one child is kept from a life of drugs, the long-running D.A.R.E. program is worth continuing, authorities say.

Applause cover

Applause cover
Applause cover for July 13, 2006.

Prodigal son artist, musician returns to his Augusta roots

Prodigal son artist, musician returns to his Augusta roots
Like the complex pieces he produces in his downtown studio, Augusta artist and musician Troy Campbell's life is something of a collage.

Kazmir flies Air-Rod to game

Welcome back, skip

Traveling to the top
Defiance is a character trait many teenagers enjoy. So when their coach told them to rest Monday afternoon, a few members of the Classic Challenge Shockers Blue 13-and-under travel baseball team decided to practice their swing at the batting cages.

What makes this game so special?
The American League and National League teams line up inside PNC Park before the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The park opened in spring 2001.[CAPTION]

NL's best laid plans are foiled by Young
PITTSBURGH - Trevor Hoffman took the ball exactly as planned, ready to end a decade of All-Star dominance by the American League.

TBS will get 1st round of '07 playoffs
PITTSBURGH - First-round playoff games will be shown only on cable starting next season as part of baseball's new seven-year television deal with Fox and TBS, a total package worth almost $3 billion.

TBS will get 1st round of '07 playoffs

Speculation mounting on indictment

NL's best laid plans are foiled by Young

What makes this game so special?
The American League and National League teams line up inside PNC Park before the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The park opened in spring 2001.[CAPTION]

Leyland still at home in Pittsburgh

Welcome back, skip
American Leaguer Vladimir Guerrero, of the Los Angeles Angels, hits a home run in the second inning of the All-Star Game. Guerrero was one of only two AL starters with a hit. He went 1-for-2 before being replaced.

Traveling to the top

Leyland still at home in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - A couple of Detroit Tigers rooters trudged to one of the top rows of PNC Park's upper deck to watch the All-Star Home Run Derby, huffing and puffing as the stairs grew steeper and steeper.

Kazmir flies Air-Rod to game
PITTSBURGH - Scott Kazmir needed a ride. Alex Rodriguez had a plane.

Speculation mounting on indictment
SAN FRANCISCO - With the grand jury investigating Barry Bonds apparently nearing the end of its term, speculation has swirled around the possibility that one of the game's greatest sluggers could be indicted for perjury or other crimes.

Can the '06 Braves get on track to make the playoffs?
Atlanta, now trailing by 13 games in the NL East and 6 games in the wild card chase, aims to make a push in the second half.

Frenchy fits in
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur couldn't help himself as Chipper Jones stood facing a group of reporters in the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse.

Frenchy fits in

Can the '06 Braves get on track to make the playoffs?

House limits online betting
WASHINGTON - The House passed legislation Tuesday that would prevent gamblers from using credit cards to bet online and could block access to gambling Web sites.

Ultimately successful
NEW YORK - Shortly after a group of investors bought the nearly bankrupt Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2001, the company put on a pay-per-view bout.

Climate change could ruin U.S. wine industry

3 face trial in theft of secrets
ATLANTA - A federal grand jury indicted three people Tuesday on a conspiracy charge alleging they tried to sell Coca-Cola trade secrets to Pepsi and were willing to give the information to the "highest bidder" as new details emerged about the scheme and the suspects.

Europe's wine producers choose quality over quantity
BRINDISI, Italy - It was the first harvest of the new millennium, yet little seemed to have changed since the Greeks and Romans tended vines here in the flatlands of Puglia, the heel of boot-shaped Italy.

Europe's wine producers choose quality over quantity
BRINDISI, Italy - It was the first harvest of the new millennium, yet little seemed to have changed since the Greeks and Romans tended vines here in the flatlands of Puglia, the heel of boot-shaped Italy.

Brochure guides visitors on Brown walking tour

Ultimately successful

House limits online betting
WASHINGTON - The House passed legislation Tuesday that would prevent gamblers from using credit cards to bet online and could block access to gambling Web sites.

3 face trial in theft of secrets
ATLANTA - A federal grand jury indicted three people Tuesday on a conspiracy charge alleging they tried to sell Coca-Cola trade secrets to Pepsi and were willing to give the information to the "highest bidder" as new details emerged about the scheme and the suspects.

Brochure guides visitors on Brown walking tour
You've bought the Godfather of Soul's albums, you've seen him in concert, you've read about him in the papers - and now you can take the walking tour.

Cable dials up happier callers

Climate change could ruin U.S. wine industry
WASHINGTON - Climate warming could have a devastating effect on America's multibillion dollar wine industry.

Plant might lay off up to 540

Plant might lay off up to 540
OPELIKA, Ala. - As many as 540 workers at the Michelin-BFGoodrich tire plant in Opelika could lose their jobs later this year as Lee County's largest private employer plans a sharp cut in its work force.

Cable dials up happier callers
NEW YORK - Cable TV providers who offer telephone service ranked highest in customer satisfaction in five of six U.S. regions, surpassing traditional phone companies among people who subscribe to national calling plans, according to a study by J.D. Power & Associates.

Goshen wrinkle forgives an 'NC'

World War III comes to India
Where will they strike next? On Tuesday evening terrorists attacked India, setting off bomb blasts that ripped through seven trains at the peak of Bombay's rush hour, killing up to 200 commuters and injuring hundreds. Much of the city went into panic mode.

The unbearable laxness of Beijing

A thought for your penny

Keep digging for back taxes

Schrenko, and trust, falls
The thud could be heard long ago. But Linda Schrenko quietly finished her fall from grace Wednesday, with an eight-year sentence and $414,888 in court-ordered restitution.

The unbearable laxness of Beijing
Belatedly and even reluctantly is no way to approach trying to talk someone out of his nuclear weapons ambitions.

Keep digging for back taxes
Advice to Augusta commissioners: Don't even think about raising taxes to help cover the city's $5 million budget deficit until every effort has been made to collect the millions of dollars owed in unpaid taxes and fines dating to 1998.

Schrenko, and trust, falls

A thought for your penny
A penny for your thoughts may soon cost a nickel, if the U.S. Mint has its way. That's inflation for you.

World War III comes to India

Club calendar
THE COUNTRY CLUB: 2834 Washington Road; F&B Night with Southbound tonight; Kalamity Jane Friday, Saturday; The Bellamy Brothers 7 p.m. Friday, July 21; (706) 364-1862.

Spotted
Curtis Newman addressed the crowd at Grovetown's Fourth of July barbecue.

Applause calendar
Send your event schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send by fax to (706) 722-7403.

Ringling Bros. performer travels with his family
The circus might not be in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performer Jon Weiss' blood, but it is certainly in his soul.

Charleston's culinary connection to North Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The cuisine of this seaport city has long been a blend of international influences: French and African, Caribbean and even Middle Eastern.

Space shuttle meals tend to be finger-food affairs

Use both hands when making crab cakes

Use both hands when making crab cakes
Crab cakes are a Maryland institution, and the best are Maryland bred. The high priestess of crab cookery is Nancy Devine, who rules the Lexington Market in Baltimore. Her parents, who founded Faidley's, sold only fresh fish and produce until the early 1970s, when prepared foods first made their way into markets and Mrs. Devine decided to start selling her crab cakes.

Charleston's culinary connection to North Carolina

Space shuttle meals tend to be finger-food affairs
Space food isn't just Tang and tubes anymore. Think paella. Beef brisket. And in the space shuttle this week, lots of stuff you can eat with your fingers.

Blueberry bonanza at this harvest time
The summer blueberry season is here for the tasting. Fresh blueberries are already in most markets across the country in quantity, at reasonable prices, in what looks one of the largest blueberry harvests ever in the United States.

Blueberry bonanza at this harvest time

Lineup is a scary sight for opposing pitchers
There is nothing physically daunting about the top of the Augusta GreenJackets' lineup.

Jackets hottest team in baseball
Augusta GreenJackets right fielder Mike Mooney and his teammates spent the day off Tuesday "just hanging out, relaxing by the pool and stuff."

Spoiler role is played by Intimidators
Even with an 11-game winning streak on the line, the Augusta GreenJackets still couldn't get a handle on the lowly Kannapolis Intimidators.

ABC analyst Rankin recovering from surgery
Judy Rankin sounded as upbeat as ever Tuesday, hopeful the hard part of cancer surgery was behind her. She cooked dinner for the first time and even had the strength to take her dogs for walk at home in Midland, Texas.

Wie takes aim at men again
SILVIS, Ill. - Michelle Wie feels all grown up now.

Wie takes aim at men again
SILVIS, Ill. - Michelle Wie feels all grown up now.

ABC analyst Rankin recovering from surgery

Spoiler role is played by Intimidators

Jackets hottest team in baseball

Lineup is a scary sight for opposing pitchers

College coaches get taste for area during their visit

Even the refs put their skills up for review

Readers' peach pie, cake yield flavor without the fuzz
It's peach season, and there are so many ways to use our abundant local fruit.

Readers' peach pie, cake yield flavor without the fuzz

Magnets, new policies can help schools

Does government sponsor gay pride?
During the infamous years of the Clinton administration, the president and his party developed a unique and self-serving opportunity to enhance their strength by appealing to the gay community. As a result, this minority surfaced, was energized and has given themselves a confusing and somewhat different identity.Vern J. Simon, Evans

Round up Augusta's tax deadbeats
We who live in Richmond County have heard much about people leaving. Sunday's Chronicle reported millions of dollars in delinquent taxes owed the county. We also were warned that property taxes would likely go up. That's why everyone who can is leaving!Clint Smith, Augusta

Does government sponsor gay pride?

Don't cry for this so-called 'patriot'
While there are five or six endangered incumbents facing elections this November, your editorial page editor selected a senator from the abominable northeastern blue state of Connecticut to shed crocodile tears for: Joe Lieberman. And the reason is, he is patriotic. What a joke!Saroja Venkatraman, Martinez

Don't cry for this so-called 'patriot'

Why should we go soft on terrorists?
I see another 30 days has gone past, because I just read another one of Lowell "Looney Left Loser" Greenbaum's rants ("Get over it, Republicans: It's the law," July 8).Leon Sanders, Aiken, S.C.

Round up Augusta's tax deadbeats

Why should we go soft on terrorists?

Magnets, new policies can help schools
As a former teacher in Richmond County I have a few ideas for improving education in our county.Sharon Smith, Augusta

Group finds higher mercury levels in imported tuna

Riverbanks Zoo shows off rare white alligator

Documents throw light on another Einstein lover

Living briefs

Living briefs
Actor Erik Per Sullivan (Malcolm in the Middle) is 15.

Group finds higher mercury levels in imported tuna
WASHINGTON - Many imports of canned tuna have mercury levels higher than the federal limit, according to analysis by an environmental group.

Riverbanks Zoo shows off rare white alligator
COLUMBIA, S.C. - While it awaiting its day in court, a rare white alligator is spending its days basking in Riverbanks Zoo's aquarium and reptile complex.

Documents throw light on another Einstein lover
JERUSALEM - An Albert Einstein letter decrying the attentions of a Berlin socialite is among newly unsealed documents that promise to shed light on the private life of the 20th century's greatest physicist.

Affiliation with Ducks definite
The Augusta Lynx will show off a big-league look on the ice this season, and they'll have the big-league logo to back it.

Affiliation with Ducks definite

School's opening delayed
A new middle school planned for Blackstone Camp Road will open a year beyond the original start date of August 2007.

Across the area

Web site missing hopefuls' reports
ATLANTA - The campaign contribution reports of several Augusta-area candidates for the General Assembly still had not appeared on the Web site of the State Ethics Commission by late Tuesday, more than 24 hours after the deadline.

Sheriff offers reward in case

Candidates face off over ads

Coastal Carolina cancels speech by candidate over fairness issue

Candidates detail finances
Democratic candidate for governor Mark Taylor entered the final weeks of the July 18 primary election campaign with a big financial advantage over Cathy Cox.

Judge seeks opinion on sex offender law

Wedded to duo

$262 million mobile home skews county tax figures

Brief challenges Walker jury

Wish list for civic center overhaul tops $9 million
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority on Tuesday renewed its pursuit of civic center complex renovations that authority members said would make its aging facilities more attractive to promoters.

'Needs improvement' schools await pupil transfer requests

Identity thieves using juror ruse
Identity thieves have a new way to steal your personal information - they're threatening jail time.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Students searched during a 2003 drug raid by police at Stratford High School are eligible for compensation of between $6,000 and $12,000 apiece, now that a federal judge has approved a $1.6 million class-action settlement.

Bids for Buffett plates rolling
COLUMBIA - Jimmy Buffett fans have months to wait until South Carolina's Parrothead license plates are available.

Wedded to duo
It sounds like the setup for a Laurel and Hardy film: plenty of derby hats and conventioneers, an English couple's wedding at Oliver Hardy's birthplace in Harlem and the kicker - a pie-throwing contest just for laughs.

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR THE Spirit Creek Middle School teacher who was arrested for drunk driving. And a Rave for the Spirit Creek Middle School teachers - and the teachers who work at places like Murphey, Grovetown and Columbia middle schools - who opt not to drive when they drink.

Across the area
Another Augustan has been arrested in connection with a July 3 shooting at a south Augusta convenience store parking lot.

Smaller circus is coming this time
The circus is coming to town today, complete with elephants, clowns, trapeze artists, cotton candy - and the potential hassles that an operation expected to draw thousands each day can present.

3 firms make proposals to build county complex

Man injured in Columbia County wreck
An Augusta man was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital this morning after a two-vehicle wreck at Belair Road and Interstate 20.

Three-vehicle wreck ties up traffic

Voter photo ID rule ruled out
ROME, Ga. - The same federal judge who threw out Georgia's voter photo identification law last year issued a ruling Wednesday that blocks the state from enforcing its revised law during this year's elections.

Candidates speak out during NAACP forum

'Needs improvement' schools await pupil transfer requests
With more local schools not meeting federal standards, more pupils are eligible to transfer to schools that are.

Across the Southeast

3 firms make proposals to build county complex
AIKEN - And then there were three.

Warren Road Construction Project

Candidates face off over ads
ALBANY, Ga. - Secretary of State Cathy Cox and Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor faced off over the bitter advertising war their campaigns have been waging, with both claiming they were only playing defense.

Former Aiken County official faces new sex charges
A former Aiken County councilman and onetime legislative candidate awaiting trial for allegedly fondling a 13-year-old girl last year was arrested today on new sex charges.

Across the area
A meth lab was discovered in south Augusta on Wednesday night, and a man and woman were taken into custody and are facing charges.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia will get an additional $6.4 million in federal funding to prepare for a pandemic of bird flu or other form of influenza.

Pickings are peachy this year
Sonny Yonce said his peach orchards had been given meticulous attention - then a storm arrived in late May.

Columbia County ranking projects
A list of capital improvement projects that Columbia County residents could vote on in November is expected to be finalized within the next month, says Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross.

Voter photo ID rule ruled out

Motorcycle ride will teach safety
When the Army goes rolling along Thursday, it'll be on a Harley or two.

Corrections

Warren Road Construction Project
The Warren Road construction project - which started in January 2004 - has been delayed by disagreements between contractors and utilities on the removal of power lines. Weather also has been blamed. But the end is in sight: road portions have been paved, traffic signals have been installed at Washington and Warren roads, and a right-turn lane from eastbound Washington Road onto Warren has been installed.

Healing continues as execution nears

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia will get an additional $6.4 million in federal funding to prepare for a pandemic of bird flu or other form of influenza.

Columbia County ranking projects

Schools' report cards mixed
The number of Richmond County schools meeting state standards termed "adequate yearly progress" slipped a bit, while Columbia County improved slightly, officials announced Tuesday.

News you can use

Medical records go paperless
Under the watchful eye of a tiger licking his lips, Julie Moretz read The Jungle Book to Jack Baughn while his mother, Beth, learned how to enter his life into a computer.

Scheme garners 8 years in jail

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

Rants and raves
I'M CALLING IN response to an article I'm reading about the delinquent accounts. I'm a transplant to Augusta. Where I'm from, if your personal property taxes are delinquent, that property can be seized and sold on the courthouse steps. So I'm not understanding why these personal property taxes are delinquent.

Sex offender law is argued
ATLANTA - Claims that Georgia's new sex offender law effectively kicks thousands of registered sex offenders from their homes with few other legal housing choices have been exaggerated, state lawyers argued in federal court Tuesday.

Former Ga. schools superintendent Linda Schrenko sentenced
ATLANTA -- Former Georgia schools superintendent Linda Schrenko was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison and ordered to pay more than $414,000 in restitution for her role in an embezzlement scheme that helped pay for her face lift and campaign for governor.

Taylor builds on lead in poll
Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor has widened his lead over Cathy Cox, his rival for the Democratic nomination for governor, the latest statewide poll indicates.

Kid of the Day
Aanyjza Devine, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

Sex offender in custody

College cuts melon for all during July
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern University's normally refined President Bruce Grube put on a white apron, picked up a knife and started cutting up.

Sex offender arrested
A registered sex offender whom Columbia County authorities were seeking was arrested this morning at his home.

Sheriff offers reward in case
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in Monday's death of an Augusta man.

Taylor builds on lead in poll

Scheme garners 8 years in jail
ATLANTA - Linda Schrenko, who for eight years oversaw Georgia schools during two tumultuous terms as superintendent, will serve a prison term as long as her tenure in office and must pay more than $400,000 in restitution, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Web site missing hopefuls' reports

Motorcycle ride will teach safety

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - The General Assembly approved Tuesday a requirement that school districts set time daily in classrooms for students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and to teach classes about its meaning.

Across South Carolina

Sex offender law is argued

Men accused of targeting black female victims
MANNING, S.C. - For Oather Webster, who came to the rescue of a 15-year old girl last week, the news of her ordeal at the hands of two white men authorities say targeted her because she is black is "like something out of a horror film."

Across South Carolina

Man kills himself outside workplace
Columbia County authorities say a North Augusta man took his life this morning in the parking lot outside his workplace.

Bids for Buffett plates rolling

Candidates speak out during NAACP forum
Wayne Howard, a House District 121 Democratic candidate, said the black community has taken "hits" over the past five years, but it still has much for which it should be proud.

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day

Across the area

Judge stops jury selection in Couey murder trial
TAVARES, Fla. -- The judge in the murder trial of a man accused of killing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford stopped jury selection Thursday because he said an impartial panel can't be found in the area.

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR THE Spirit Creek Middle School teacher who was arrested for drunk driving. And a Rave for the Spirit Creek Middle School teachers - and the teachers who work at places like Murphey, Grovetown and Columbia middle schools - who opt not to drive when they drink.

School's opening delayed

Wish list for civic center overhaul tops $9 million

Schools' report cards mixed

Brief challenges Walker jury
National and state attorney associations have thrown their weight behind former state Sen. Charles Walker's federal appeal.

$262 million mobile home skews county tax figures
BEAUFORT, S.C. - An error that led to a Jasper County mobile home being listed as worth $262 million has put the county's budget out of balance.

Asphyxiation caused death
Richmond County authorities say an Augusta man whose body was dumped and set on fire near Bobby Jones Expressway did not die of a gunshot wound, as originally thought.

Judge seeks opinion on sex offender law
ATLANTA - A federal judge concluded a two-day hearing Wednesday without ruling on a Georgia law that prohibits sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of school bus stops.

Kid of the Day
Gabrielle Elise Malson, of Beech Island, is today's kid of the day.

Healing continues as execution nears
Nina O'Mailia found peace the day she forgave William "Junior" Downs for raping and strangling her 6-year-old son, Keenan. Watching him die wouldn't bring her more comfort, she said this week.

Panel rules out Sam's Club site
AIKEN - Not everyone thinks one of the city's most congested thoroughfares is the place for a new Sam's Club, including members of the city planning commission.

Identity thieves using juror ruse

Candidates detail finances

Men accused of targeting black female victims

Court rules against voter ID law enforcement
ROME, Ga. -- The Georgia Supreme Court denied the state's emergency request to overrule a court order that blocks enforcement of the state's new voter photo ID law during next week's primary elections.

Asphyxiation caused death
Richmond County authorities say an Augusta man whose body was dumped and set on fire near Bobby Jones Expressway did not die of a gunshot wound, as originally thought.

College cuts melon for all during July

Panel rules out Sam's Club site

Corrections
- Two companies should not have been included on a list of delinquent Richmond County property tax accounts reported in Sunday's editions. Payments were applied Friday to the accounts of Carmel Estates MHP and Gaskins Estates MHP as the result of settlements between the property owners and the city, according to North Williamson, delinquent tax commissioner. Sunday's story relied on public information collected as of July 5. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Medical records go paperless

Across Georgia
SYLVESTER - Three people accused of stealing checks in Worth County went to the wrong bank to cash them.

Kid of the Day
Gabrielle Elise Malson, of Beech Island, is today's kid of the day.

Coastal Carolina cancels speech by candidate over fairness issue
COLUMBIA - Coastal Carolina University rescinded an invitation to have the Democratic nominee for education superintendent address a group of first-year principals next week.

Smaller circus is coming this time

News you can use
Did you know that more than 6 million children across the United States are being raised in households headed by grandparents and other relatives, and 2.5 million children are in these households without any parents present?

News you can use

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Leaders of Charleston's 2-year-old law school, facing new questions from the American Bar Association about its operations, are assuring students they will do whatever it takes to gain accreditation.

Pickings are peachy this year

Rants and raves
I'M CALLING IN response to an article I'm reading about the delinquent accounts. I'm a transplant to Augusta. Where I'm from, if your personal property taxes are delinquent, that property can be seized and sold on the courthouse steps. So I'm not understanding why these personal property taxes are delinquent.

Lynx link up with Anaheim Ducks
The Augusta Lynx have entered into an affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks for the 2006-07 season, it was announced this afternoon.

Augusta players get a shot at the last minute
You have this big-time basketball bouillabaisse brewing down by the river and you need a little local flavor to top off the seasoning. Who you gonna call?

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

Mini reviews

New DVD releases

Despite cast, 'Grilled' never catches fire

Despite cast, 'Grilled' never catches fire
More often than not, a direct-to-video release for a feature film raises a red flag. After all, movies are expensive to make, and though a large chunk of profits often stem from video release, it is a movie's theatrical run that gives it the name-brand recognition required to make it successful.

Sentimentality ruins any potential fun of 'Dupree'

Sentimentality ruins any potential fun of 'Dupree'
Yes, last year's Wedding Crashers was a hoot, but it won't do you any good hoping that the summer of 2006 brings anything close to it.

New DVD releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video cassette releases this week, and a calendar of what's coming:

Floyd burnout's death leaves scattered traces of past glory

Sonic spotlight: James McIntyre

Sonic spotlight: James McIntyre
PLAYED WITH: The Kings of Swing, 1999-present; The Confirmation Band, 1987-99; Ramon Morris Quartet, 1975-78; The Section, 2003-05

Floyd burnout's death leaves scattered traces of past glory
I have never been much of a Pink Floyd fan. I know that admission means divesting myself of much of my suburban middle class street cred, if there is such a thing, but The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, even Wish You Were Here all make me kind of sleepy. I'm not sure whether it's those swirling guitars, the throbbing rhythms or just the sheer Englishness of it all, but just a few bars of Money can immediately throw me into a black-light stupor.

Racing Newsmaker: Juan Pablo Montoya
Former Indy car and Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya (above) stunned the racing world Sunday by announcing he was leaving Formula One for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. Montoya talked with the media at Chicagoland Speedway during the announcement. Here are excerpts of the interview:

An investment in passion

Mayfield isn't only one who's frustrated

Montoya leaves team, Formula One in the dust
NASCAR fans might get a look at open-wheel racing star Juan Pablo Montoya a lot sooner than expected.

An investment in passion
ROSSBURG, Ohio - Tony Stewart asked the fans what they thought of Eldora Speedway, and he listened.

Montoya leaves team, Formula One in the dust

Racing Newsmaker: Juan Pablo Montoya

Mayfield isn't only one who's frustrated
Car owner Ray Evernham wasn't upset that Jeremy Mayfield criticized his commitment to the No. 19 stock car team. In fact, he said he was just as frustrated by the poor results.

Hawks get to point by signing Claxton
ATLANTA - Speedy Claxton might not have had the biggest smile in the room when he was introduced Wednesday as the Hawks' new point guard.

Drought broken by East

Drought broken by East
NEW YORK - Katie Douglas scored 16 points and Katie Smith had 14 to help the Eastern Conference cruise to its first victory in seven WNBA All-Star games, 98-82 over the West on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Hawks get to point by signing Claxton

Betty Wright Ryals   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Wright Ryals of Dorset Street entered into rest Friday, July 7, 2006 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at True Vine Baptist Church with Rev. Frederick Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden. She was a native of Richmond County, Ga.; a retired Registered Nurse with over 30 years of service; a member of True Vine Baptist Church where she served on the Junior Usher Board, O.S. West Chorus and the Birthday Club and most recently served in the Health Care Ministry and Sisterhood Ministry. She also served in the United States Army Reserves where she attained the rank of Captain and later entered active duty where she served in Desert Storm. She was a member of the Georgia Nurses Association, Association of Operating Room Nurses and authored a publication in 1993 entitled Surgical Patients Teaching Pamphlets. Survivors are her husband, Willie A. Ryals; one daughter, Alexia Ne'cole Williams; granddaughter, Kentrice Nicole Gaines, Augusta; one brother, Willie L. (Beverly) Wright, Hephzibah; one aunt, Ethel Sizer, Hephzibah; four nephews, Tony (Mtesa) Wright, Eldre Wright, Andre Wright, Travon Wright, all of Hephzibah; one niece, Tonya Wright, Augusta; a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Sue Shouse   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mrs. Kyong Suk 'Sue' Shouse, 52, wife of Edward Lewis Shouse, Jr., entered into rest Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at her residence. Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Grove Baptist Church, Grovetown, Ga., with the Rev. Frank Thigpen, Rev. Wayne Smith, and Dr. Dean Watson officiating. Mrs. Shouse a native of Korea, was a longtime residence of Grovetown, and was very proud of her United States Citizenship. She was a member of Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, survivors include one son, Edward Lewis Shouse, III, of Talbot, Tenn.; one daughter Cherie Lynn Savage, Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers and three sisters; and six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grove Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Sue Shouse, 702 Robinson Avenue, Grovetown, Ga. 30813 Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. - Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

William G. Brown   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William G. (Jump) Brown entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, Avera, Ga., with Denny Daniel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are three sisters, Mary Alice Wilcher, Dorothy Wilcher, Maude Davis; brother, Nathaniel Brown. Friends may call at the residence of his sisters, 945 Harvey St., Stapleton, Ga., (706) 547-0830 or Burnett Funeral Home, 303 Thomson Rd., Wrens, (706) 547-6227. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Featured Obituary: Jack Lam
Inside the Lam Brothers Grocery Store that Jack Lam ran on D'Antignac Street in Augusta for more than 50 years hung a sign that read, "Old-Fashioned Butcher Shop."

Stanley F. Foreman   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Stanley F. Foreman, Jr., age 42, entered into rest Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at his residence. Stanley is the son of Mrs. Arlene Foreman and the late Mr. Stanley F. Foreman, Sr.. He was a life long resident of the Augusta area and was a Baptist. Stanley was an ASE Diesel Certified Mechanic and was employed by LaFarge North American Concrete Company. He was an avid NASCAR fan and a Harley Davidson enthusiast. Stanley was a loving son, brother, and uncle and will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2006 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, with Pastor Larry Harmon officiating. Interment services will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Additional survivors include one sister; Vickie Meyer and her husband Charles, of Grovetown, one niece; Amber Meyer, and a cousin; Traci Hentges. Pallbearers will be Harry McCann, Henry Barker, Brian Quarles, Joel Mikles, Barry Mauldin, Edward Salazar, Danny Hetgnes, and Wayne Meyer. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box: 1725, Augusta, GA 30903. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 13, 2006 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lizzette Gifford   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lizzette Gifford formerly of St. John's Tower entered into rest on Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Heartland Hospice. Survivors include her loving and devoted children; Charles W. Gifford, Alrena (Haziel) Garrett, Mary Jones, Delores (James) Campbell, James Gifford, John Victor (Angela) Gifford, and Frankie L. Gifford; 13 grandchildren, sister-in-law, Cora Lee Williams; aunt, Henrietta Sexton, special cousin, Margarete Bentley, Mary Lou Howard, and W. Matthew Collier, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, 2006 at 11:00am at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1828 Wrightsboro Road with Dr. Gregory M. Fuller presiding and Pastor Frederick Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8p.m. at the Kinsey & Walton Funeral, 3618 Peach Orchard Road, 706) 790-8858. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

William H. Doyle   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William Henry Doyle entered into rest on Saturday, July 1, 2006 at Pleasantview Nursing Center, Metter, Ga. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Westview Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Blvd., Hephzibah, Ga.

Lizzette Gifford   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lizzette Gifford formerly of St. John's Tower entered into rest on Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Heartland Hospice. Survivors include her loving and devoted children, Charles W. Gifford, Alrena (Haziel) Garrett, Mary Jones, Delores (James) Campbell, James Gifford, John Victor (Angela) Gifford and Frankie L. Gifford; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Cora Lee Williams; aunt, Henrietta Sexton; special cousins, Margurite Bentley and Mary Lou Howard and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced by Kinsey & Walton Funeral Home, 3618 Peach Orchard Road, 706-790-8858.

Jack Lam (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA - Jack Lam, 85, entered into rest on July 8, 2006 at Kentwood Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Augusta with Dr. Rodger Murchison and Dr. Jacob Malone, officiating. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Gary Tom, Eugene Tom, Jimmy Wong, James Loui, John Joo and Julian Woo. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30909.

Betty Wright Ryals   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Wright Ryals of Dorset Street entered into rest Friday, July 7, 2006 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at True Vine Baptist Church with Rev. Frederick Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden. Family and friends will assemble at the residence at 12:15 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Betty R. Goodwin   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Betty R. Goodwin wife of William T. (Bill) Goodwin. Graveside Services will be held today at 11:00 AM at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Southern Funeral Service 109 Shaw Street Martinez, Ga. 706-364-9122

Dorothy Kazragis   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest July 11, 2006 at Windemere Nursing Home. Mrs. Dorothy Kazragis, wife of the late Robert J. Kazragis, Sr. Private services will be held Friday at Westover Memorial Park. Southern Funeral Service, 109 Shaw St., Martinez, Ga. 706-364-9122

James R. Huskey   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. James Robert Huskey, 62, husband of Mrs. Sandra Huskey of Mt. Vernon Drive entered into rest Sunday, July 9, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Dr. Michael Davenport officiating. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association 3783 Presidential Parkway Suite 102, Atlanta, Ga. 30340. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Ga. 30906.

Marjorie G. Mixon   (EVANS, GA.)
EVANS, GA.- Mrs. Marjorie G. Mixon, of Owens Road, Evans, GA, beloved wife of the late Dr. George Edward Mixon, entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2004, at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 13, 2006 in Westover Memorial Park with The Very Rev. Robert Duncan Fain officiating. Friends and family will assemble at the graveside. Survivors include one daughter: Elizabeth S. Tucker and husband Thomas, one brother: Ray Carson Griner, one sister: Carolyn Griner Duke and husband Ben, four grandchildren: The Rev. Tambria E. Lee and husband David Brown, Joseph S. Lee, Jr. and wife Mechel, Dr. Jennifer E. Tucker, Thomas Daniel Tucker and wife Kelly, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Marjanne S. Lee. A native of Cook County, Mrs. Mixon graduated from Georgia State College for Women in 1939. She briefly taught school in Irwin County. She married Woodrow W. Sutton in 1941and worked forthe REA from 1952 to 1965. Upon the death of her husband in 1965, she succeeded him as Postmaster under Lyndon B. Johnson and served in this capacity for 10 years. In 1974, she married Dr. George Edward Mixon. She also served as a volunteer pianist for each of the Methodist Churches she attended. She served as a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of the Georgia and National Associations of Postmasters. If so desired, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association Augusta Chapter, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta Georgia 30904 Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, 733-3636.

Hertha L. Blount   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, July 9, 2006 at her residence, Mrs. Hertha L. Blount of Kent Street. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Williams Memorial Chrisitian Methodist Episcopal Church with Reverend Dr. Paul W. Gardner officiating. Interment will be in Southview Cemetery. Mrs. Blount was a native of Warren County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Carrie Hart and John F. K. Latimer. Mrs. Blount spent most of her adult life in Augusta, Georgia, where she married the late Robert E. Blount, Sr. She was a devoted member of Williams Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Missionary and Stewardess Board. Mrs. Blount worked tirelessly as an educator in the Richmond County Public Schools until her retirement. Following her retirement, she was active in her church and many other service organizations including the Women's Civic Club, Shiloh Community Center, Paine College Alumni Presidents Club and Spelman Alumni Club. She also devoted many years of service to the Augusta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Augusta Chapter of Links, Incorporated. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dr. Jeannene Blount Cooper and her son, Robert E. Blount, Jr. She is survived by her son, Dr. Latimer (Jean) Blount, Augusta, GA; son-in-law, Dr. Earl Cooper, Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Catherine Fortson, Trenton, NJ and Carol (Futhey) Babcock, Augusta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews. Friends may call the residence or W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.

Bradley Steven Lott   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2006, Mr. Bradley Steven Lott, Jr., 23, son of Mrs. Barbara Cleere of Hephzibah and the late Brad Lott. Mr. Lott was a native and life long resident of the Augusta area. He was a baggage deliverer for Southeast Delivery Service. Bradley loved animals and was a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. Family members in addition to his mother include his stepfather: Gary Cleere of Hephzibah; paternal grandmother: Barbara Lott of Martinez; uncles and aunts: Gene and Yvonne Lott of Martinez, Butch and Irma Heape of Hephzibah, Tom and Ursula Anderson of Augusta and a number of loving cousins. Mr. Lott was preceded in death by his father; grandfather: Lester Lott and maternal grandparents: Johanna and Robert Anderson. Funeral services will be held (today) Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Terry Doss officiating. Pallbearers will be Lendell Williams, Zack Evans, Johnny Sales, Dustin Heape, Fred Prescott, Mike Pope, Trey Lott and Jimmy Rhodes. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Tarcela Vidal   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Tarcela da la Cruz Vidal, age 79, beloved wife of the late Mr. Porferio Vidal, entered into rest Sunday, July 9, 2006 at University Hospital. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, July 13, 2006 at St. Michael's Parrish, Ft. Gordon with the Rev. Alan M. Irizarry celebrant. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Vidal was a native of Asingan Pangasinan, Philippines and had made the Augusta area her home for the past 23 years. She attended the St. Michael Parrish and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include one son, Pablito C. Vidal, Augusta; five daughters, Rose Leal, Rebecca Vidal, Alma Vidal, Cleofe Ordillas, Nida Gadia all of Augusta; twelve grandchildren; 11great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jun David, George Simon, Danny Arias, Henry Leal, Jessie, Fontejon, Andro Hadloc. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Wednesday evening, July 12, 2006 at Elliott Sons, Lumpkin Road Chapel with a visitation to follow till 9:00 pm.

Jesse C. Pugh   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Jesse C. Pugh of Rutherford Avenue, entered into rest on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Walker officiating. Burial will be in Doyle Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Blythe, Ga. He was a native of Richmond County, Ga.; retired from Borden Company and Georgia Railroad and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church were he served as a Deacon. Survivors are two daughters, Julia (Junious) Porter, Maryland, Sylvia (Gary) Thurmond, Morrow, Ga.; four sons, Samuel (Evelyn) Pugh, Charlie Pugh, Augusta, Norris (June) Pugh, Tyler, Texas, Marion (Ethel) Pugh, Decatur, Ga.; two brothers, Paul Pugh, Augusta, Charlie (Gladys) Pugh, Riverdale, Ga.; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great granchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Earl O'Neal Weeks   (GASTONIA, N.C.)
GASTONIA, N.C. - Earl O'Neal Weeks Jr., age 35, of Hodges, SC, entered into rest to be with the Lord Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Mr. Weeks was a native of Augusta, Ga. He was a graduate from Temple Baptist Christian School and Augusta Technical College. Mr. Weeks was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church and attended Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC. He was employed with Duke Power. He was a member of the Southern Roads Motorcycle Group, an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle rider, and he enjoyed time with and loved his family and friends. Family members include his wife Shane Weeks, three children Brandon O'Neal Weeks, Justin Ryan Weeks, and Joshua Mahlon Weeks, his parents Earl O'Neal Weeks Sr. and Nancy Weeks, brother Stephen Dale Weeks and wife Sherri of Stapleton, Ga., and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Mr. Weeks was preceded in death by his grandparents Thurmand and Nina Weeks and David and Kathleen Altee. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, July 14, 2006 at Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel with Pastor Leland Sandy Scott and Pastor Craig Hughes officiating. Pallbearers will be William DeBow, Ray Denton, Lance Poindexter, Richard Winter, Randy Melton, and Bruce Carter. Interment will be at McBean Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday, July 13, 2006. Memorials may be made to Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church Family Life Center, 509 West Kirksey Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646 Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906 (706)798-8886

Annell Gray   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest at University Hospital, July 12, 2006, Mrs. Annell Gray, wife of Mr. Johnny Gray. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Evans with Rev. Robert Rayner officiating. Entombment in the Mausoleum at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Visitation Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Make A Wish Foundation or The Children's Heart Program at the Medical College of Georgia. Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Rd., Martinez, Ga. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Hertha L. Blount   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -Entered into rest Sunday, July 9, 2006 at her residence, Mrs. Hertha L. Blount of Kent Street. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Williams Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with Reverend Dr. Paul W. Gardner officiating. Interment will be in Southview Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of service. The funeral procession will leave the residence at 1:15 p.m.. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.

J. B. Russell   (NASA ROCKLEDGE, Fla.)
NASA ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - J. B. Russell, 82, entered into rest on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at his residence. He was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on May 11, 1924, to the late John and Mattie Byzor Russell. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and retired from NASA at Cape Kennedy in 1973. He was a Mason, Shriner, councilman for the City of Rockledge, FL, a member of the Humane Society, and a chairman of the Barracuda Golf Tournament in Waynesville, N C. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Baptist Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Willie Frances McGlohn Russell; two daughters, Sherry Russell Wiesner of Huntsville, AL, and Geri Joyner of Waynesboro; two sons, J. B. (Butch) Russell, Jr. (Linda) of Collinsville, IL, and Donnie Russell (Annette) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA 706-554-3531 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Willie Bowdre   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Willie Bowdre of Burks Mountain Rd. entered into rest Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at Augusta Hills Nursing Home. Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Second Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Appling, Ga., with Rev. Alexander Ingram officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are four sisters, Mary Smalley, Pinkie Bowdre, Appling, Willhelmenia Garnett, Lincolnton, Ga., Marie (Frank) Berry, Augusta; two brothers, Ruben (Nellie) Bowdre, John Willie (Carrie) Bowdre, Augusta. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Marjorie G. Mixon   (EVANS, GA.)
EVANS, GA.- Mrs. Marjorie G. Mixon, of Owens Road, Evans, GA, beloved wife of the late Dr. George Edward Mixon, entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2004, at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 13, 2006 in Westover Memorial Park with The Very Rev. Robert Duncan Fain officiating. Friends and family will assemble at the graveside. Survivors include one daughter: Elizabeth S. Tucker and husband Thomas, one brother: Ray Carson Griner, one sister: Carolyn Griner Duke and husband Ben, four grandchildren: The Rev. Tambria E. Lee and husband David Brown, Joseph S. Lee, Jr. and wife Mechel, Dr. Jennifer E. Tucker, Thomas Daniel Tucker and wife Kelly, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Marjanne S. Lee. A native of Cook County, Mrs. Mixon graduated from Georgia State College for Women in 1939. She briefly taught school in Irwin County. She married Woodrow W. Sutton in 1941and worked forthe REA from 1952 to 1965. Upon the death of her husband in 1965, she succeeded him as Postmaster under Lyndon B. Johnson and served in this capacity for 10 years. In 1974, she married Dr. George Edward Mixon. She also served as a volunteer pianist for each of the Methodist Churches she attended. She served as a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of the Georgia and National Associations of Postmasters. If so desired, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association Augusta Chapter, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta Georgia 30904 Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, 733-3636. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

A. Marvin Self   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. A. Marvin Self, 91, of Washington Commons, Evans, GA who died July 11, 2006, will be conducted Saturday morning at 11:00 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry T. Matthews officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Self was a native of Meansville, GA, a former resident of Edgefield, and a 55 year resident of North Augusta, having made Evans his home for the past several years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta, the Sheffield Club, and the Andrew Bible Class where he formerly served as Secretary for 20 years. A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, he retired from the Civil Service-Quartermaster Corps at Fort Gordon. Mr. Self was a member of the American Legion Post #63, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and husband of the late Mrs. Earline Hammond Self. Survivors include his wife Mary T. Self; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Odus Francis, North Augusta and Jayne and Steven Woodward, Columbia, SC; four grandchildren, Bryan Francis, Lance Francis, Brad Woodward and Todd Woodward; a great-granddaughter Sarah Beth Francis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8. The family will be at the residence of Odus and Beth Francis, 12 Foxcreek Drive, North Augusta, SC 29841. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com . Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

James Reynolds   (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. James William 'Jim' Reynolds of Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, died Sunday, July 9, 2006. Services will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro. Family and friends will be received afterwards in the church's Family Life Center. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greenbsoro, Ga., in charge of arrangements.

Ida Bell Carrie   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Ida Bell Carrie, 84, of Schley Street, Warrenville, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Williston, with Reverend Joe F. Singleton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are her five sons, Norman Bush, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., James Carrie, Jr., Spartanburg, S.C., Cleveland Carrie, Aiken, S.C., William Carrie, Kline, S.C., George Carrie, Elko, S.C.; three daughters, Louise King, Williston, Rosa Graham, Aiken, Connie Robinson, Williston; 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends may call Simmons Funeral Home of Williston, Inc., 803-266-7808.

Wyman Jerome Key   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Wyman Jerome Key, entered in to rest on Monday, July 10, 2006. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at Crawford Ave. Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Mr. Key was a native of Augusta and was retired from the Bottling business. He had most recently been employed with Reed Ice Company. He was a member of the Crawford Ave. Baptist Church for over 60 years and served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Key was also a member of the Faithful One's and was a Mason and a member of Social Lodge #1. Survivors include his wife, Billie Lever Key; a daughter, Teresa K. McDonald and husband, Joe of Evans; a step son Ron Easler and his wife, Vivian of Beech Island, SC; his grandchildren, Christopher and Jeffrey McDonald of Memphis, TN and Rebecca E. Key and Bradley Key of Evans, GA; his step grandchildren, Mark and his wife, Sara Easler of Columbia, SC and Sarah E. Easler of North Augusta, SC; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Ryne McDonald of Memphis, TN, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Key was preceded in death by the Mother of his children, Ethel S. Key and his son Wyman J. Key, Jr. Pallbearers will be James Harmon, John Agers, Charlie Tuggle, Wayne Foster, Tab Reed and Allan Young. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Faithful One's and Deacons of Crawford Ave. Baptist Church. If so desired Memorials may be made to Crawford Ave. Baptist Church Building Fund 507 Crawford Ave. Augusta, GA 30904 Platt's Funeral Home 721 Crawford Ave. Augusta, GA 30904

Elsie Blanche Payne   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Blanche Payne will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2006, in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Lusk officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edith Anderson   (ALEXANDER, Ga.)
ALEXANDER, Ga. - Edith Brinson Anderson, age 85, died July 11, 2006 at her residence in Alexander after a long illness. The Screven County native worked at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Sylvania for 44 years until she retired in 1995, at which time she was serving as vice-president. She was also a member of Sylvania First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband: Charles R. Anderson, her parents: Nan "Nannie" Thompson and Luther J. Brinson and brother, Jessie Brinson. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Roland Oglesby of Alexander; two grandchildren, Jennifer L. Cook of Alexander and Dustin K. Dailey of Covington, KY; great-grandson, Jay Cook of Alexander; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Donnie Sheppard of Sylvania; several nieces and nephews. Visitation: Thursday, July 13, 2006, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Services at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 14, 2006, at Sylvania First Baptist Church with Rev. Lonnie Norris and Rev. Clarence Cannon officiating. Interment will be at Screven County Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers are nephews: Don Sheppard, Stan Sheppard, Tommy Sheppard, Jim Sheppard, Donald Sheppard III, Richard Sheppard, Clint Sheppard, Samuel Sheppard and Geoffrey Williams. Honorary Pallbearers: The Directors and Officers of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Sylvania. Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Robert Lee Sturgis   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Celebration of life for Mr. Robert Lee Sturgis, 50, of Thomson will be held Friday, July 14, 2006 at 2:300 p.m. at the Popular Springs Baptist Church, Rev. F.C. Henderson officiating. Survivors are two daughters, Shanta Sturgis and Jaclyn (Kwanta) Dawson of Augusta, Ga.; six sisters, devoted sister, Evelyn Sturgis, Thomson, Marie (Willie) Casey of Clarksville, Tenn., Eva Jones of Waynesville, Mo., Betty (Andrew) Wiggins of Albany, Ga., Cora Jackson of Thomson, Desiree (Rickey) Fuquay of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, James Sturgis, Jr. and Curtis Sturgis both of Thomson; five grandchildren, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Popular Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 333 Popular Springs Church Rd., Thomson, Ga., 30824. Thomson Funeral System, Thomson, Ga., in charge. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Eugene Anderson   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral Services for Mr. Eugene (Andy) Anderson, who entered into rest on July 7, 2006, will be conducted this Thursday July 13, 2006, at 11 AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Reverend Bobby L. Truitt officiating. Interment will be at Walker Cemetery. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Rita Z. Barrow   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -Entered into rest Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Augusta Hills Nursing Home. Mrs. Rita Z. Barrow, mother of Mr. Fred Barrow of Columbia, South Carolina. Services will held in Los Angeles, California. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA (706) 722-6401.

Todd Eric Dixon   (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Todd Eric Dixon, 41, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at his residence. Born in Richmond County, Georgia on December 9, 1964 to Rebecca Odom Dixon and the late Charles A. Dixon, he has lived in Burke County all of his life. He enjoyed carpentry work and helping neighbors and friends. Todd was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lindner and Mamie Odom. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Wade Skinner, Mark Quick, Shane Rickinson, Aaron Claxton, Rex Herrington, Bill Hammett, and Don (DJ) Wilson, Jr. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. He is survived by a son, Jason Knight of Aiken, S. C.; his mother, Rebecca Odom Dixon; two brothers, Mark Dixon (Bonnie) of Hephzibah, GA, and Charles Whitaker of North Augusta, S C and nieces, Kayla Dixon, Haylee Dixon, Miranda Whitaker, Cali Whitaker, and Chris Whitaker. DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA 706-554-3531 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

E. J. "Ernie" Hairr   (CWO, Navy AUGUSTA, Ga.)
CWO, Navy AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Mr. E. J. "Ernie" Hairr, 95, husband of Dorothy Haynie Hairr. Mr. Hairr was a native of Sampson County, NC. He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy. Family members in addition to his wife include his nephews T.M. Carr of Wilson, NC and William Carr of Clemmons, NC. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006, 1:00 PM, in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta, GA 30904 or the Georgia Carolina Council of Boy Scouts, 1804 Gordon Hwy., Augusta, GA 30904. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Betty Wright Ryals   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Wright Ryals of Dorset Street entered into rest Friday, July 7, 2006 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at True Vine Baptist Church with Rev. Frederick Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden. She was a native of Richmond County, Ga.; a retired Registered Nurse with over 30 years of service; a member of True Vine Baptist Church where she served on the Junior Usher Board, O.S. West Chorus and the Birthday Club and most recently served in the Health Care Ministry and Sisterhood Ministry. She also served in the United States Army Reserves where she attained the rank of Captain and later entered active duty where she served in Desert Storm. She was a member of the Georgia Nurses Association, Association of Operating Room Nurses and authored a publication in 1993 entitled Surgical Patients Teaching Pamphlets. Survivors are her husband, Willie A. Ryals; one daughter, Alexia Ne'cole Williams; granddaughter, Kentrice Nicole Gaines, Augusta; one brother, Willie L. (Beverly) Wright, Hephzibah; one aunt, Ethel Sizer, Hephzibah; four nephews, Tony (Mtesa) Wright, Eldre Wright, Andre Wright, Travon Wright, all of Hephzibah; one niece, Tonya Wright, Augusta; a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Peggy Jean Koon   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest at her residence Tuesday July 11, 2006 Mrs. Peggy Jean Cox Koon, age 62 beloved of wife of Mr. Robert J. Koon Sr. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Friday July 14, 2006 at Sweetwater Church of God with Rev. Phillip Napier and Rev. Brad Jay officiating. Interment will follow in Southlawn Cemetery, Aiken. Mrs. Koon was a native and life long resident of Aiken County. She was a member of the Sweetwater Church of God. A loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all those who knew her. Additional survivors include two sons, Robert J. Koon Jr., (Gwen), Aiken, Daniel D. Koon (Renee'), North Augusta; two daughters, Peggy Ann Koon Frank, (Allen), Graniteville, Regina Koon Shealy, (Darrell), Aiken; two brothers, Jack Pride Cox, and Ronnie Larry Cox, both of Langley, one sister, Johnnie Mae Thomas, Aiken; fifteen grandchildren, Ryan Shealy, Christopher Shealy, Jeramy Frank, Kelton Koon, Josh Shealy, Justin Shealy, Jacob Koon, Brandon Batchelor, Natasha Hammell, Dani Frank, Nicole Koon, Victoriea Koon, Candace Batchelor, Nichole Batchelor; three great grand children, Dillon Hammell, Austin and Alyssa Batchlor. Mrs. Koon was predeceased by one brother, Preston Cox. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Koons Grandsons and Honorary Pallbearers will be Mrs. Koons Granddaughters. A visitation with the family will be from 7-9 pm this evening, Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Shellhouse Rivers Funeral Home. Friends may call at the residence or at the funeral home. Please visit the online memorial at www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com . Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Bradley Steven Lott   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2006, Mr. Bradley Steven Lott, Jr., 23, son of Mrs. Barbara Cleere of Hephzibah and the late Brad Lott. Mr. Lott was a native and life long resident of the Augusta area. He was a baggage deliverer for Southeast Delivery Service. Bradley loved animals and was a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. Family members in addition to his mother include his stepfather, Gary Cleere of Hephzibah; paternal grandmother, Barbara Lott of Martinez; uncles and aunts, Gene and Yvonne Lott of Martinez, Butch and Irma Heape of Hephzibah, Tom and Ursula Anderson of Augusta and a number of loving cousins. Mr. Lott was preceded in death by his father; grandfather, Lester Lott and maternal grandparents, Johanna and Robert Anderson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Terry Doss officiating. Pallbearers will be Lendell Williams, Zack Evans, Johnny Sales, Dustin Heape, Fred Prescott, Mike Pope, Trey Lott and Jimmy Rhodes. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Earl Weeks   (GASTONIA, N.C.)
GASTONIA, N.C. - Earl O'Neal Weeks Jr., age 35, of Hodges, SC, entered into rest to be with the Lord Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Mr. Weeks was a native of Augusta, Ga. He was a graduate from Temple Baptist Christian School and Augusta Technical College. Mr. Weeks was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church and attended Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC. He was employed with Duke Power. He was a member of the Southern Roads Motorcycle Group, an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle rider, and he enjoyed time with and loved his family and friends. Family members include his wife Shane Weeks, three children Brandon O'Neal Weeks, Justin Ryan Weeks, and Joshua Mahlon Weeks, his parents Earl O'Neal Weeks Sr. and Nancy Weeks, brother Stephen Dale Weeks and wife Sherri of Stapleton, Ga., and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Mr. Weeks was preceded in death by his grandparents Thurmand and Nina Weeks and David and Kathleen Altee. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, July 14, 2006 at Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel with Pastor Leland Sandy Scott and Pastor Craig Hughes officiating. Pallbearers will be William DeBow, Ray Denton, Lance Poindexter, Richard Winter, Randy Melton, and Bruce Carter. Interment will be at McBean Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2006. Memorials may be made to Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church Family Life Center, 509 West Kirksey Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646 Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906 (706)798-8886 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Elsie Blanche Payne   ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Elsie Blanche Payne, 84, beloved wife of sixty-seven years to James H. Payne, of Dove Avenue, entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2006 in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Lusk officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, GA. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rusty Hanks, Tracy Hanks, Wayne Bennett, John Bennett, David Capps and Len Ferguson. Mrs. Payne was a native of Altavista, VA and had lived in North Augusta for the past thirty-nine years. She was a homemaker and attended Grace United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Ferguson and Jennifer Peterson. Additional survivors include two daughters, Joyce Hanks of Chattanooga, TN and Loretta Bennett (Ronald) of North Augusta, SC; one brother, Earl Walker of Altavista, VA, one sister, Gladys Manuel of Altavista, VA; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

William G. Brown   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William G. (Jump) Brown entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, Avera, Ga., with Pastor Perry Daniel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are three sisters, Mary Alice Wilcker, Dorothy Wilcker, Maude Davis; brother, Nathaniel Brown. Friends may call at the residence of his sisters, 945 Harvey St., Stapleton, Ga., (706) 547-0830 or Burnett Funeral Home, 303 Thomson Rd., Wrens, (706) 547-6227.

James R. Huskey   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. James Robert Huskey, 62, husband of Mrs. Sandra Huskey of Mt. Vernon Drive entered into rest Sunday, July 9, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Dr. Michael Davenport officiating. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association 3783 Presidential Parkway Suite 102, Atlanta, Ga. 30340. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Ga. 30906.

Helen Clark Moore   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Tuesday, afternoon, July 11, 2006 at her home, Mrs. Helen Moore, of Aiken, SC, wife of the late Ralph L. Moore, Sr. Born in Edgefield County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Jim D. and Lucille Clark. She retired from Graniteville Company after twenty years of service. Mrs. Moore was a very active member of Howlandville Baptist Church where she was a member of the TEL Ladies Sunday School Class and enjoyed fishing and gardening. She is survived by sons, Ralph L. Moore, Jr., (Joyce) Warrenville, SC, Ronnie E. Moore, (Claudia) Aiken, SC, and Steve Moore, (Jan) Trenton, SC; daughters, Billy Jo Gregory, (Robert) Aiken, SC and Wanda Kay Hamilton, (Michael H. Sr.) Simpsonville, SC; brother, Ralph Clark, Johnston, SC; sister, Frances Winn, Johnston, SC; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 14, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Howlandville Baptist Church, Warrenville, SC, withRev. Dr. Ken Klingler and Rev. James McCary officiating. Interment will follow in Aiken Memorial Gardens, Aiken, SC. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Matthew Gregory, Ron Moore, Jr., Chris Moore, Jason Moore, Kipp Moore, and Michael Hamilton, Jr. Members of the TEL Ladies Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. Mrs. Moore will be placed in the church at 10 Friday morning. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael S. Macfee, Dr. Sharad Ghamande, and the staff of the Medical College of Georgia Gynecology Oncology Cancer Center for the excellent care given to Mrs. Moore. Memorials may be made to Howlandville Baptist Church, 316 Howlandville Rd., Warrenville, SC 29851 Friends may call at the home 2925 Congaree Ave., NW, Aiken, SC. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Doris Poole   (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Doris G. Poole, 85, of Louisville, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at the Heritage of Old Capitol Nursing Home. She was born in Washington County, Ga., on January 2, 1920 to the late Luther A. Garrett and Dovey Roberson Garrett Stavely. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Cramer Poole. Survivors include her two sons, Robert L. 'Bob' Poole, Louisville, Ga., James Earl 'Jim' Poole of Acworth, Ga.; one brother, Louis Garrett, Annapolis, Md.; four grandsons, four step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 13, 2006 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Louisville Chapel. Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Louisville is in charge of the arrangements. 478.625.7761. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Harry Joseph Long   ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The Mass of Christian Burial for Harry Joseph Long, of North Augusta will be at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, (TODAY) July 12, 2006 from the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 811 Telfair Street with Reverend Father Michael Lubinsky, officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Memorial Gardens, North Augusta, SC.

Emily Button Russell   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Emily Button Russell, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, (TODAY), July 12, 2006 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2321 Lumpkin Road with Reverend Billy Alford officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road.

Henry Anderson   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Henry Gary Anderson, Jr. of Aiken died Monday, July 10, 2006 at the Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church The family will receive friends following the service in the Stevenson McClelland Building. Mr. Anderson was born in Spartanburg, SC to the late Henry Gary and Georgie Mitchell Anderson. He was a lifelong resident of Aiken, and was the manager for the Aiken Coca Cola Plant. He served in the US Navy during WWII, was a member of American Legion Post 126, a Rotarian, a member of the Aiken Coffee Club and the Aiken Outing Club. He was a member of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church. Survivors include his beloved wife, Edith Hahn Anderson; a daughter, Carol Anderson Looney, Rowlett, TX; two sons, H. Gary Anderson, III, Columbia, Robert Edward Anderson, Cumming, GA; four grandchildren, Michelle Looney, Robert Looney, Matt Anderson and Whitney Anderson; step children, Bob and Ronald Wade, Aiken; step grandchildren, Ellen Perry, Benton Wade, Andrew Wade and Katherine Wade. Memorials may be directed to St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St., Aiken, SC 29801, or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3157, Aiken, SC 29802 Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, SC Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Earl Weeks   (GASTONIA, N.C.)
GASTONIA, N.C. - Earl O'Neal Weeks Jr., age 35, of Hodges, SC, entered into rest to be with the Lord Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Mr. Weeks was a native of Augusta, Ga. He was a graduate from Temple Baptist Christian School and Augusta Technical College. Mr. Weeks was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church and attended Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC. He was employed with Duke Power. He was a member of the Southern Roads Motorcycle Group, an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle rider, and he enjoyed time with and loved his family and friends. Family members include his wife Shane Weeks, three children Brandon O'Neal Weeks, Justin Ryan Weeks, and Joshua Mahlon Weeks, his parents Earl O'Neal Weeks Sr. and Nancy Weeks, brother Stephen Dale Weeks and wife Sherri of Stapleton, Ga., and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Mr. Weeks was preceded in death by his grandparents Thurmand and Nina Weeks and David and Kathleen Altee. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, July 14, 2006 at Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel with Pastor Leland Sandy Scott and Pastor Craig Hughes officiating. Pallbearers will be William DeBow, Ray Denton, Lance Poindexter, Richard Winter, Randy Melton, and Bruce Carter. Interment will be at McBean Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2006. Memorials may be made to Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church Family Life Center, 509 West Kirksey Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646 Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906 (706)798-8886 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

E. A. 'Sid' Wallace   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. E.A. "Sid" Wallace, 75, of Brooks Drive, North Augusta, SC, who died July 9, 2006, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Curtis Baptist Church. Dr. Rusty Newman and Rev. W. Sherrell Dunn officiating. Interment in Westover Memorial Park with Veterans Honors. Pallbearers will be Joe Brown, Lee Gilbert, Bob Golden, Allen Weikel, Tom Shelton, Jack Coley. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .

J. B. Russell   (NASA ROCKLEDGE, Fla.)
NASA ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - J. B. Russell, 82, entered into rest on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at his residence. He was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on May 11, 1924, to the late John and Mattie Byzor Russell. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and retired from NASA at Cape Kennedy in 1973. He was a Mason, Shriner, councilman for the City of Rockledge, FL, a member of the Humane Society, and a chairman of the Barracuda Golf Tournament in Waynesville, N C. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Baptist Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Willie Frances McGlohn Russell; two daughters, Sherry Russell Wiesner of Huntsville, AL, and Geri Joyner of Waynesboro; two sons, J. B. (Butch) Russell, Jr. (Linda) of Collinsville, IL, and Donnie Russell (Annette) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA 706-554-3531 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Kathryn Hoffman   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Kathryn Hoffman will be at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, (TODAY) July 12, 2006 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 1134 Telfair Street, with Reverend Matthew Nelson, officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Bradley Steven Lott   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2006, Mr. Bradley Steven Lott, Jr., 23, son of Mrs. Barbara Cleere of Hephzibah and the late Brad Lott. Mr. Lott was a native and life long resident of the Augusta area. He was a baggage deliverer for Southeast Delivery Service. Bradley loved animals and was a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. Family members in addition to his mother include his stepfather, Gary Cleere of Hephzibah; paternal grandmother, Barbara Lott of Martinez; uncles and aunts, Gene and Yvonne Lott of Martinez, Butch and Irma Heape of Hephzibah, Tom and Ursula Anderson of Augusta and a number of loving cousins. Mr. Lott was preceded in death by his father; grandfather, Lester Lott and maternal grandparents, Johanna and Robert Anderson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Terry Doss officiating. Pallbearers will be Lendell Williams, Zack Evans, Johnny Sales, Dustin Heape, Fred Prescott, Mike Pope, Trey Lott and Jimmy Rhodes. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

James Gunby   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest July 11, 2006 at a local infirmary, Mr. James "Danny" Gunby, 68, husband of Mrs. Helen Gunby. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park with Rev. Michael Davenport officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery. Mr. Gunby was born in Wrens, Ga. and was the owner of Gunby Refrigeration Service. He served with honor in the U.S. Navy with 14 years of service and three tours of Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Helen Gunby, Martinez; two sons, James Sead Gunby and wife Jo Ann, Lawrenceville, Ga., Randy Gunby and wife Ashlee of Appling, Ga.; a sister, Kathern Wilson of Irwinton, Ga.; five grandchildren, Harrison, Savannah, Madison, Jackson and Morgan Gunby. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Florist, Thurs. 9 a.m. Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Rd., Martinez, Ga., 706-863-6747. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Emily Button Russell   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Emily Button Russell, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, (TODAY), July 12, 2006 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2321 Lumpkin Road with Reverend Billy Alford officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road.

Ida Bell Carrie   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Ida Bell Carrie, 84, of Schley Street, Warrenville, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, July 12, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Williston, with Reverend Joe F. Singleton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are her five sons, Norman Bush, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., James Carrie, Jr., Spartanburg, S.C., Cleveland Carrie, Aiken, S.C., William Carrie, Kline, S.C., George Carrie, Elko, S.C.; three daughters, Louise King, Williston, Rosa Graham, Aiken, Connie Robinson, Williston; 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends may call Simmons Funeral Home of Williston, Inc., 803-266-7808. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Elsie Blanche Payne   ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Elsie Blanche Payne, 84, beloved wife of sixty-seven years to James H. Payne, of Dove Avenue, entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2006 in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Lusk officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, GA. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rusty Hanks, Tracy Hanks, Wayne Bennett, John Bennett, David Capps and Len Ferguson. Mrs. Payne was a native of Altavista, VA and had lived in North Augusta for the past thirty-nine years. She was a homemaker and attended Grace United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Ferguson and Jennifer Peterson. Additional survivors include two daughters, Joyce Hanks of Chattanooga, TN and Loretta Bennett (Ronald) of North Augusta, SC; one brother, Earl Walker of Altavista, VA, one sister, Gladys Manuel of Altavista, VA; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Devin Hughey   (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Devin Garrett Hughey, 36, of Cloudman St., entered into rest, Friday, July 7, 2006, at his residence. Funeral services will be private. Mr. Hughey moved to Warrenville, SC from San Diego, CA eight months ago. He was employed with the Aiken Standard and was also a self employed graphic artist engineer. He was a United States Air Force veteran. Mr. Hughey was preceded in death by his mother, Gail Walsh Hughey. Survivors include his father, Alfred W. Hughey of Las Cruces, NM; one brother, Darryl Hughey of North Augusta, SC; one sister, Lacy Hughey of Las Cruces, NM. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Emma Ruth Patterson   (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Ms. Emma Ruth Patterson of Marion Avenue entered into rest on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at The Medical College of Central Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Mark Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens. The remains will lie in state in the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah, Ga.

Ida Newsome   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A receiving of friends and time of remembrance and sharing for Ms. Ida Newsome will be from 6-8 pm, Wednesday evening, tonight, July 12, 2006 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road.

Betty R. Goodwin   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ , Ga. - Entered into rest July 10, 2006 at Hartland Hospice, Augusta, Mrs. Betty R. Goodwin wife of Mr. William Bill Goodwin. Mrs. Goodwin a native of Americus GA lived most of her life in Augusta. She was a homemaker and worked for T's restaurant for years. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Additional survivors include sons, Allen Turner, John Gary Turner, Augusta, Ga. Dan Turner, Interlachen, Fl.; step son, Steve Goodwin, Stapleton, Ga.; one daughter, Gayle Harrison, Louisville, Ga.; step-daughter, Jan Tanner, Thomson, Ga.; 12 Grandchildren, & 9 Great Grandchildren. Graveside Services Will be conducted Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 11:00 AM Mr. Ronnie Crawford & Bruce Tanner Speaking. The Family will receive friends at Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM. Southern Funeral Service, 109 Shaw Street Martinez, Ga., (706) 364-9122. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Harold F. Newsome   (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mr. Harold F. Newsome, 77, entered into rest Monday, July 10, 2006 at University Hospital. Harold was born in Warren County, he was the son of the late Willis Newsome and Ruby Newsome of Thomson, Ga. Funeral services will be held Thursday July 13, 2006 at 10 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne McDaniel officiating. Family will receive friends from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Wednesday evening July 12, 2006 at the funeral home in Wrens Ga. Burial follow at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Harold was proprietor of Newsome's Barbershop for more than 40 years in Harlem, Ga. and he was a beloved member of the Community. Harold was an avid gardener and fisherman and known for his generosity with his home grown vegetables and fresh fish. Mr. Harold is survived by his loving and devoted wife Eva Kitchens Newsome. They would have celebrated 29 years of marriage this Saturday July 15, 2006. He was the father of two daughters, Vickie (Ken) Richardson, of Harlem, Ga. and Mickey Huffman of New Ellenton, S.C. Left to cherish his memory are six grandchildren, Len Payne, Randy (Farrah) Payne, Brett (Crystal) Huffman, Daniel Huffman, Lori Britton and David Huffman; seven great grandchildren, Shayla Britton, Savannah Huffman, J T Huffman, Ava Glisson, Jalean Britton, Tucker Payne and Calvin Britton; seven brothers, Willis (Fraces Ann) Newsome, Jay Newsome, Hodges (Corine) Newsome, Chick Newsome, Edward (Marjorie) Newsome, Wallace (Patsy) Newsome, Donald Newsome and devoted family friend, Martha Brown. Pallbearers will be his long time friends, Bill Barron, Paschall Price, Hal Keller, Larry Maynard, Len Reeves, Jack Addison, Jimmy Wilcher, Billy Neal, Wayne Higdon and Joe Wheeler. James Funeral Home- Wrens, GA. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Sadie B. Boatwright   (LANGLEY, S.C.)
LANGLEY, S.C. - Entered into rest Tuesday, morning, July 11, 2006 at her home, Mrs. Sadie B. Boatwright, 65, of Langley, SC, wife of the late James E. Boatwright. Born in Saluda, SC and a longtime area resident, she was a daughter of the late Julain and Dyzree Millie Burnett Butler. Mrs. Boatwright was of the Baptist faith and retired from the King Mill. Surviving are a sister, Faye Dean Tadlock, Langley, SC; and nephews, Julain Charles Tadlock, Florence, SC and Carl Edward Tadlock, Langley, SC. Memorials may be made to the Savannah River Area Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 3694, Aiken, SC 29802. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC with Pastor Jack Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC. The family will receive friends Friday, July 14, 2006 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the home, 179 Baker St., Langley, SC Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, US Hwy 1, Langley, SC. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Dorothy Kazragis (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Devin Hughey (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Sadie B. Boatwright (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Lizzette Gifford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Marjorie G. Mixon (EVANS, GA.)

Marjorie G. Mixon (EVANS, GA.)

Stanley F. Foreman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Harry Joseph Long ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Betty Wright Ryals (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lizzette Gifford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Harold F. Newsome (HARLEM, Ga.)

Rita Z. Barrow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Doris Poole (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Hertha L. Blount (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jack Lam (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Robert Lee Sturgis (THOMSON, Ga.)

E. J. "Ernie" Hairr (CWO, Navy AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ida Bell Carrie (AIKEN, S.C.)

Willie Bowdre (APPLING, Ga.)

Hertha L. Blount (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

A. Marvin Self (EVANS, Ga.)

William G. Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Edith Anderson (ALEXANDER, Ga.)

Eugene Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

William G. Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

William H. Doyle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Bradley Steven Lott (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Emma Ruth Patterson (MACON, Ga.)

Jesse C. Pugh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ida Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Earl O'Neal Weeks (GASTONIA, N.C.)

James Reynolds (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Annell Gray (EVANS, Ga.)

James Gunby (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Elsie Blanche Payne (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Wyman Jerome Key (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

E. A. 'Sid' Wallace (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Tarcela Vidal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sue Shouse (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Henry Anderson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Betty R. Goodwin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Kathryn Hoffman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Todd Eric Dixon (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Betty R. Goodwin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ida Bell Carrie (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Augusta salvages draw, playoff hope

Lead belongs to Frenchman

Italian player admits he insulted France's Zidane

Freire wins last flat stage of Tour de France

Zidane says insults targeted mother, sister

Liu breaks hurdles record

Overtime

Overtime

Barbaro faces 'tough odds' after colt's latest setbacks

Overtime
Evan Fountain of Glennville, Ga., closed with 1-under-par 71 and rallied to win the Georgia PGA Junior Tour's West Lake Junior Classic at West Lake Country Club in Martinez.

Champion likely decided in Pyrenees
DAX, France - Oscar Freire, of Spain, won stage nine of the Tour de France by less than a wheel length Tuesday over Robbie McEwen, of Australia.

Zidane says insults targeted mother, sister
PARIS -French soccer star Zinedine Zidane apologized for head-butting an Italian opponent during the World Cup final, saying Wednesday that he was provoked by harsh insults about his mother and sister.

Freire wins last flat stage of Tour de France
DAX, France - Oscar Freire of Spain won stage nine of the Tour de France by less than a wheel length Tuesday over Robbie McEwen of Australia.

Barbaro faces 'tough odds' after colt's latest setbacks
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. - Barbaro's condition turned "potentially serious" again Wednesday, a day after the Kentucky Derby winner's veterinarian gave a more upbeat report, saying the colt was stable and resting comfortably.

Italian player admits he insulted France's Zidane
MILAN, Italy - Marco Materazzi acknowledged he insulted Zinedine Zidane before the French captain head-butted him in the World Cup final, but repeated his denial that he called Zidane a "terrorist."

Lead belongs to Frenchman
PAU, France - Lance Armstrong once said there are no gifts at the Tour de France - a maxim that a Frenchman and a Spaniard showed still holds true, even with the seven-time champion out of the picture.

Overtime
Atlanta Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler, a three-time Pro Bowl pick, could be limited in the preseason as he recovers from shoulder surgery, general manager Rich McKay said Tuesday.

Augusta salvages draw, playoff hope
Between long stretches of consistent offensive pressure Wednesday night, one momentary lapse almost cost the Augusta FireBall.

Champion likely decided in Pyrenees
DAX, France - Oscar Freire, of Spain, won stage nine of the Tour de France by less than a wheel length Tuesday over Robbie McEwen, of Australia.

Liu breaks hurdles record
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Liu Xiang, of China, set a world record in the 110-meter hurdles on Tuesday, breaking the record he shared with Britain's Colin Jackson.

College coaches get taste for area during their visit
The general consensus was the NCAA basketball coaching fraternity came to the Peach Jam with one thing on their minds

Metress, Alexander lead tipoff clinic
Dip Metress stood inside a circle of players, dribbling a ball between his legs when one child piped up.

Even the refs put their skills up for review
They come from all over the country. They sweat and toil hoping to make the next level.

Metress, Alexander lead tipoff clinic
Dip Metress stood inside a circle of players, dribbling a ball between his legs when one child piped up.

Latest album from '70s country star gets high praise in Nashville

Longtime papal spokesman leaving post
VATICAN CITY - For more than two decades he was Pope John Paul II's confidant and the Vatican's public face. A usually unflappable Spaniard, Joaquin Navarro-Valls struggled to hold back tears as the Polish pontiff lay on his deathbed.

Latest album from '70s country star gets high praise in Nashville
One of the finest albums I've encountered lately, All the Girls I Am, was handed to me in a Nashville, Tenn., nightclub this year by the artist who recorded it.

Across the river
SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and July 21-22; Wal-Marts at 2035 Whiskey Road, Aiken, and 1201 Knox Ave., North Augusta; items will be distributed in August; application deadline to be eligible to get items is Monday; held by the United Way of Aiken County; (803) 648-8331

Wedding bells still ringing after 50 years
Ray and Janice Grubbs didn't have a church wedding in 1956. Instead, the 16-year-old lovebirds eloped to Saluda, S.C.

Girl Scouts plan summer programs
In the hands of children, clear plastic tubing and brightly colored sand became unusual pieces of jewelry at North Augusta's Riverview Park on Monday.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the week July 3-9.

Around the block
Cache (Hidden) is being shown through Friday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St., as part of the Indies at the Imperial series, which will show a newly released independent film each week through July. The films will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

Milestones
Amelia Barnes, a teacher at National Hills Elementary School, has completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.

Military milestones
- Air Force Airman 1st Class William T. Mills, a 2000 graduate of the Academy of Richmond County and son of William Mills and Valda Mills, both of Augusta, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
Health department ratings of Richmond County restaurants; the top rating is 100:

Young dancer trains for nationals
With a national Irish dance competition behind her, Baileigh Williamson is focused on polishing her skills and preparing for the next event.

Libraries need more audio books for young listeners
Five-year-old Susana Brucker sits at a computer at the Main Branch Library on Greene Street and listens to a Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus audio book.

For the record
Sentencings, divorces and marriage license applications.

Loss of trade show cuts into AFCEA scholarships
With the loss of the trade show attached to the annual Regimental Signal Symposium at Fort Gordon, the Augusta-Fort Gordon chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association wasn't able to give as many scholarships as it had in the past.

Deadline near to get entries in arts festival
Saturday is the deadline to submit applications to be an arts and crafts vendor at this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival.

Health and fitness calendar
The HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

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

Police dogs sniff out trouble in demo at Fort Discovery
Although they have worked together for only a few months, Deputy Rick Chase, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, has learned some of the quirks of his new partner Alex, a German shepherd.

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

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Reunions
O'Bryant: Seeking members for a reunion Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30, at Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites; contact V.T. Davis at (706) 651-1514.

Spinning for the Braves
Michael Tucker (left), the human resources coordinator for the Atlanta Braves, watches as 8-year-old Kendrick Griffin, of North Augusta, spins the wheel to win a prize at Georgia on My Mind Day at the Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 20. Kendrick won a 1995 commemorative World Series baseball.

Can you find it?
This week's image has class. If you think you know where it is, call (706) 823-3708 and leave your name, area code and telephone number, and how to spell your name. Please be specific. If your name is picked from among the correct answers, you will win a gift from The Augusta Chronicle.

Soldier donates part of her liver to help ill sister-in-law
Every Thursday, Tammy Johnson makes a thankful phone call. "It's another week of life. I can't let a Thursday go by," said Mrs. Johnson, of El Paso, Texas, who had a partial liver transplant May 4. The donor was her sister-in-law, Sgt. 1st Class Christine Shedrick.

Milestones

Soldier donates part of her liver to help ill sister-in-law

Spinning for the Braves

Wedding bells still ringing after 50 years

Georgia Farmers Market

Girl Scouts plan summer programs

Young dancer trains for nationals

Loss of trade show cuts into AFCEA scholarships

Seniors calendar

Deadline near to get entries in arts festival

Can you find it?

Health and fitness calendar

For the record

Across the river

CSRA Bridge results

Reunions

Libraries need more audio books for young listeners

Police dogs sniff out trouble in demo at Fort Discovery

Around the block

Post Happenings

Military milestones

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Augusta players get a shot at the last minute

Undercover work helps propel story in many silver-screen tales

Spotted

Applause calendar

Ringling Bros. performer travels with his family

Club calendar

Undercover work helps propel story in many silver-screen tales
In Hollywood, people slip in and out of false identities all the time. Not only will an actor take on a role for a movie but directors also will claim to be producers, writers will claim to be directors and waiters will claim to be actors.

Goshen wrinkle forgives an 'NC'
There is life after a "no card" after all.

Recycling centers

Administrator of education program misses Aiken

Recreation

Camp teaches children about growing plants

Reunions

Anti-drug program gets donation

Milestones

Redcliffe is a historic treasure

Aiken County Farmers Market

Around the block

School supplies need expected to rise because of layoffs

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Educator heeded call from pulpit

Longtime papal spokesman leaving post

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