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

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 13-24. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Ice cream brings neighbors together
An ice cream party on a hot summer's day helped residents of Tavelle Plantation in Beech Island cool off and get to know one another.

Across the border
REALIZATIONS: the art of hubert shuptrine: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 13; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors, pupils and military with ID; free for museum members and ages 5 and younger; free Sundays; (706) 724-7501

This week
HOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Mondays; Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken; Monday, Chris Mangelly and Brazilian Nights; Aug. 7, Fort Gordon Dixieland Band; Aug. 14, Catherine Stapleton and Friends; Aug. 21, Fabio Mann and Friends; if it rains, concerts will be at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-7631

Library branch hours
NANCY BONNETTE LIBRARY HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

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.

Festival gives patrons two days to enjoy fried green tomatoes
This year's Fried Green Tomato Festival offers two days of the Southern treat along with classic cars and live entertainment while benefitting two nonprofit organizations.

South Aiken swimmer anxious for season to begin
With the high school swim season around the corner, Klaehn Burkes can't wait to see if his hard work in the pool this summer will pay off.

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 30903-1928. Send a fax to (706) 722-7403.

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.

Soldiers take the stage at Fort Gordon
A group of about 25 soldiers will sing and dance in the annual U.S. Army Soldier Show today.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the week of July 17-23.

Get Smart message is delivered by inmates
Personal experience can be a forceful teacher, but sometimes the lessons learned from the experiences of others can be as effective.

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.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272

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

Pet of the week
Casey, a Dachshund mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at PetSmart in Aiken, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart in Augusta.

School custodians don't like cleaning gummed-up desks
It's a riddle Aiken County school custodians don't find amusing. "What's sticky, colorful and hides under a desk?" Gum.

Company joins effort to protect children from abuse
Peggy Ford and Susan Meehan are trying to teach people how to prevent child abuse.

Around the block
A free exhibit by the Aiken Artist Guild will be on display through today at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The museum is open from 2 to 5 p.m. Call (803) 642-2015.

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

'Da Vinci Code' mania is fading

'Da Vinci Code' mania is fading
NEW YORK - It couldn't last forever, right? Simmered by three years of lawsuits, religious debates and conspiracy theories, brought to a boil in May by the Hollywood movie, the craze for all things Da Vinci Code is finally fading, publishers and booksellers agree.

Bruce Sutter's big day is short and sweet
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Bruce Sutter didn't leave baseball the way he wanted, booed relentlessly when injuries sapped his talent. That doesn't matter any more.

Power Rankings: Week 18
Every week of the regular season, The Augusta Chronicle's Andrew Festa and Miguelangelo Hernandez will rank the teams.

Former Rebel is doing double duty

Sutter inducted into Hall of Fame

Power Rankings: Week 18

Sutter inducted into Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Thirty-three years after his career appeared to be over before it barely had begun, Bruce Sutter will receive the ultimate tribute - induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Former Rebel is doing double duty
Hephzibah High product Augie Rodriguez, a left-handed pitcher with the Rockford (Ill.) Riverhawks of the independent Frontier League, also is serving as a groundskeeper with the team, according to Baseball America.

Bruce Sutter's big day is short and sweet

Postcards flood in from people trying to keep cool

Brady David Brockington

Tristan Joal Kirby
Rebecca Watts and Ryan Kirby are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tristan Joal, born July 12, 2006, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga.

Holly Madison Bullard

Jack Edward Langston

Stuart Owen Schiller
Rebecca and Jeb Schiller Jr., of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Stuart Owen, born May 17, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kylie McKenzie Boatwright
Brittany Hiers and Chris Boatwright, both of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie McKenzie, born July 7, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Annie Phuong Luong

John William Demyan
Miriam and John Demyan Jr., of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John William 'Jack' III, born July 6, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Brady David Brockington
Dawn and Eddie Brockington Jr., of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brady David, born July 10, 2006, at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Noelle Rita Plantamura
Philip and Susan Plantamura, of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Noelle Rita, born June 24, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Abigail Lucile Burdette
Stephen and Amanda Burdette, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Lucile, born July 12, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Braylen Robert Blakely
Darren and Jessica Blakely, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Braylen Robert, born July 11, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jayda Kingsli Mealing

Madison Taylor Wheatley
Amie and Stephen Wheatley Jr., of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Taylor, born June 23, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jacobii Lee Rimmer

Preston Skyler Hall
Mary and Harvey Hall II, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Preston Skyler, born July 7, 2006, at Doctors Stylar in Augusta.

Susan Elizabeth Grammar
William and Theresa Grammar, of Bath, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Susan Elizabeth, born July 5, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Baylee Lauren Sowell
Larry and Lori Sowell, of Trenton, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Baylee Lauren, born July 11, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Abigail Lucile Burdette

Annie Phuong Luong
Thanh and Lan Luong, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Annie Phuong, born July 7, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Stuart Owen Schiller

Jaya Carbaugh Iyer
Drs. Sanjay and Jennifer Iyer, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jaya Carbaugh Iyer, born July 10, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kylie McKenzie Boatwright

Jack Edward Langston
Jeff and Mallory Langston, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jack Edward, born May 31, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Taylor Wheatley

Holly Madison Bullard
Terri Burgess and Richard Bullard are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Holly Madison, born June 26, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Preston Skyler Hall

Jayda Kingsli Mealing
Philip and Shavonne Mealing, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jayda Kingsli, born July 7, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tristan Joal Kirby

Madison Leslie Sperry
Travis and Anna Sperry, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Leslie, born July 3, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elizabeth Brice Hogan

Elizabeth Brice Hogan
Drs. William and Laura Hogan, of Jacksonville, Fla., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Brice, born July 1, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville.

Madison Leslie Sperry

Jacobii Lee Rimmer
Douglas and Carrie Rimmer, of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jacobii Lee, born July 9, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Susan Elizabeth Grammar

Nolyn Gauge Widener
William and Andrea Widener, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nolyn Gauge, born June 28, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Noelle Rita Plantamura

Rhonda Flemming Harmon
Lewis and Tori Harmon, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rhonda Flemming, born July 7, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Baylee Lauren Sowell

Braylen Robert Blakely

John William Demyan

Jaya Carbaugh Iyer

Nolyn Gauge Widener

Rhonda Flemming Harmon

Chipper ailing, but quick enough to sneak out of clubhouse

Chipper likely to land on DL
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' ever-shrinking playoff chances took another blow Friday night when third baseman Chipper Jones aggravated the strained muscle in his left side.

Sosa's stint as a Brave comes to an end
ATLANTA - After a horrendous four months that saw him go from the No. 3 starter to the team's closer to the pitching staff's 12th man, Jorge Sosa's days in Atlanta are over.

Sosa's stint as a Brave comes to an end

Chipper likely to land on DL

Mets trounce Braves
ATLANTA - If this is it, if the Atlanta Braves' run of division titles - and, perhaps, postseason appearances - is complete, Saturday could the day they'll point to where it all ended.

Mets trounce Braves

Braves not giving up on playoffs
ATLANTA - For the Atlanta Braves, it's always been division title or bust. Those 14 straight pennants adorning the facade at Turner Field are held up like badges of honor, as if there's something tainted about getting into the playoffs without finishing first.

Beltran's blasts help Mets sweep Braves
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves worked feverishly in the past week to bolster their bullpen, what they considered to be the team's weakest department.

Beltran's blasts help Mets sweep Braves

Braves not giving up on playoffs

Chipper ailing, but quick enough to sneak out of clubhouse
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones is likely headed for the disabled list with a strained muscle in his left side, but he's still quite nimble when it comes to avoiding the media.

Oil sands fuel Grovetown plant's growth

On the move

On the job
A desk of tangled wires not only hampers your work output; it can be dangerous, too.

Oil sands fuel Grovetown plant's growth
Massive pumps in Canada's Alberta province churn out ton after ton of sand, water and something a little more special.

Business calendar
Sunday-Tuesday: Peter Daniels Business & Finance Conference; Christian entrepreneur/financial conference; 3336 Wrightsboro Road, Building No. 3; (old Circuit City building) call (706) 738-2526 for information.

On the move
- Dr. John L. Rigg has joined Walton Rehabilitation Health System as the neuro medical director. He was previously employed as an instructor and attending physician/fellow in traumatic brain injury at the University of Pittsburgh Medical College's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His responsibilities include care of patients with brain injuries and developing long-term treatment plans.

On the move
- Dr. John L. Rigg has joined Walton Rehabilitation Health System as the neuro medical director. He was previously employed as an instructor and attending physician/fellow in traumatic brain injury at the University of Pittsburgh Medical College's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His responsibilities include care of patients with brain injuries and developing long-term treatment plans.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 14-20. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Richmond County property transfers

Business calendar

On the job

Editorial Cartoon

Balking over bus stops
The more that's learned about Georgia's new sex-offender law, the clearer it becomes that it's rife with unintended consequences.

SLED probes should curb abuse cases
Stories of children under state supervision being abused or neglected by their caregivers are, sadly, all too familiar. Although it usually receives less publicity, abuse also happens to vulnerable adults living in residences the state operates or with which the state contracts.

Parents of Richmond County, unite

Balking over bus stops

SLED probes should curb abuse cases

Parents of Richmond County, unite
Greg Collier calls his grass-roots group Parents United.

A real emergency

A real emergency
Aiken County, like many communities across the country, is suffering from a serious shortage of paramedics. The county's Emergency Medical Services division, which calls for 69 positions, has been short an average of 10 people for the past few years.

Employers help commuters save money
NEW YORK - For 20 years, Martha Fitts drove 16 miles to and from work every day, guzzling, in total, about 6,000 gallons of gasoline. At today's prices, that's worth nearly $18,000.

Employers help commuters save money

Georgia Tech coach lifts veil
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey is not a secretive man.

Georgia Tech coach lifts veil

Shaver not sharp in loss to Shorebirds
In Delmarva, Md., Augusta starter Ryan Shaver allowed 10 earned runs in 1w innings as the GreenJackets fell to the Shorebirds 13-10 on Sunday.

Look, up in the sky: It's Blood Donor

Roberts takes lead Senior British Open
TURNBERRY, Scotland - Loren Roberts shot a 69, the only score under par Saturday, and held a four-stroke lead through three rounds of the Senior British Open.

Pavin wins first PGA Tour title since 1996
MILWAUKEE - Corey Pavin's putting prowess carried him to his first PGA Tour victory in 10 years.

Roberts beats Romero in playoff at Senior British Open
TURNBERRY, Scotland - Loren Roberts had blown a five-stroke lead, and now he watched Eduardo Romero line up a 30-foot putt on the first playoff hole to win the Senior British Open.

Webb holds off Wie to win Evian Masters

Roberts beats Romero in playoff at Senior British Open

Pavin leads Bohn in Milwaukee

Webb holds off Wie to win Evian Masters
EVIAN, France - Michelle Wie had a two-shot lead after 11 holes and seemed poised to answer all of the questions about when her first professional win was going to come.

Pavin wins first PGA Tour title since 1996

Karlsson strolls to easy victory at Deutsche Bank
ALVESLOHE, Germany - Robert Karlsson shot a 5-under 67 in the final round Sunday to win the Deutsche Bank Players' Championship by four strokes.

Third title is sign of change

Roberts takes lead Senior British Open

Third title is sign of change
When USC Aiken sports information director Brad Fields came up with the idea, he never thought it would become a problem.

Karlsson strolls to easy victory at Deutsche Bank

Pavin leads Bohn in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE - Jason Bohn hopes to have a reason to skip the British Open again next year.

Shaver not sharp in loss to Shorebirds

Postcards flood in from people trying to keep cool
Nothing like seeing the temperature hit 100 for a couple of days to remind us that summer is here. Charmain, a regular reader, passes along these other signs.

City is monument to mismanagement

Rationale on Coulter doesn't wash

What scares you about Coulter?

Paper must bring writer back
First of all, I want to apply dittos to Richard Kremin's letter ("Newspaper caved in to correctness) in your July 25 letters to the editor. I also want Ann Coulter back. There's room for her and Michelle Malkin as far as I'm concerned.John Gordy, Louisville

Thank our election workers

Rationale on Coulter doesn't wash
As a former Georgian, The Chronicle makes me sick with its liberal, politically correct decision to drop Ann Coulter.Chris Motte, Summerville, S.C.

Columnist has moral fiber

Columnist has moral fiber
Just wanted to add my name to the chorus of people not happy with you taking the Ann Coulter column out of your paper.Kevin Williams, Aiken, S.C.

Woman tells it like it is

Woman tells it like it is
It is with regret I learn that The Augusta Chronicle will no longer have Ann Coulter's column in your newspaper. The public needs to understand what is going on, and Ms. Coulter seems to be the only person alive with a column willing to take a stand.Richard Welch, Sandersville

Oh, well, at least there's Malkin

Law's designation is broad
Regarding your article "Request to court may stall evictions" (July 27): There is something terribly wrong with a system that would brand a 16-year-old having consensual sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend as a registered sex offender.George Harrison, Augusta

City is monument to mismanagement
Here we go again. The nitwits that we put in office have flubbed up again with their crazy spending of our tax dollars.Bill King, Augusta

Thank our election workers
Every election day, around 5 a.m., a small but dedicated group of people begins moving around. These are the people who work at our election polls.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

What party does Graham represent?

Oh, well, at least there's Malkin
I must add my voice to the chorus of your readers who are intensely disappointed that you have discontinued publishing Ann Coulter's column in The Augusta Chronicle.Lawrence P. Russo, McCormick, S.C.

Law's designation is broad

Hate speech runs both ways
Obey the law, but do not hide behind it. Austin Rhodes is running scared and whining like the immature bully he is! He has met someone who can spar with him and he cannot stand to be outdone. No bully can because they are all cowards, really.Amy Rourk, Augusta

Paper must bring writer back

What scares you about Coulter?
I guess the intelligence of Ann Coulter disturbs you as well as her clear and insightful writing. This has to be the reason as she is tart, direct and not politically correct.M.W. Sowell, North Augusta, S.C.

Hate speech runs both ways

What party does Graham represent?
According to the August 2006 issue of Judicial Watch Verdict, U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona "have joined Democrats in blocking an up-or-down vote on the nomination of William 'Jim' Haynes ll, one of President Bush's nominees for the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals."Richard Netzley, Evans

Houseguests should tend to linens, beds

AOL revamps video portal with links to rivals

Travel briefs

South Beach and 'Miami Vice,' past and present

Techbits: Mitnick felled, New Wikis and more

Home briefs

B&B re-creates 'Andy Griffith Show' home

Treasured memories

How much to eat? People take cues from their surroundings, study says

Living briefs

Navigation device leader finding its way through more crowded market

Lego kit makes it easier to build your own robot

Wife got dream home as Christmas gift

Home briefs
No matter how well you attempt to clean a paintbrush, some of the paint becomes impossibly lodged in the ferrule, which is where the bristles meet the wooden or plastic handle. As the brush dries, this trapped paint slowly slides down the bristles and hardens, making brushes stiff.

How much to eat? People take cues from their surroundings, study says
NEW YORK - How many M&MS are enough?

Lego kit makes it easier to build your own robot
NEW YORK - It's fun when a collection of plastic parts seems to have personality.

South Beach and 'Miami Vice,' past and present
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - South Beach was once a place where crime kept residents indoors at night and retirees lined porches. Forlorn hotels stood mostly vacant, and a popular outdoor mall was reduced to a desolate strip where the homeless slept.

Wife got dream home as Christmas gift
When Chuck and Debi Ballas began their search for a new home eight years ago, they looked at several neighborhoods in Augusta but couldn't find quite what they wanted.

B&B re-creates 'Andy Griffith Show' home
CLEAR LAKE, Wis. - Marsha Scheuermann met her husband Dave in an Internet chat room where they shared their passion for the 1960s TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. Eventually, they fell in love and married.

Techbits: Mitnick felled, New Wikis and more
BOGOTA, Colombia - This Andean highlands capital has twice felled famed hacker and security consultant Kevin Mitnick.

Living briefs
Makacha Coley and Darrell White exchanged vows July 22 at the Chapel of All Faiths in Milledgeville, Ga.

AOL revamps video portal with links to rivals
NEW YORK - AOL is revamping its video portal this week to give visitors one-stop access to clips from around the Internet, including those at rival sites like YouTube.

Houseguests should tend to linens, beds
Dear Carson: A close relative recently asked whether she and her sister could come visit for 10 days. I was eager for them to visit, but not for that long. When asked whether that was too long, I lied, saying it would be fine, knowing they didn't have many vacations and that they would have to drive a long way.

Navigation device leader finding its way through more crowded market
OLATHE, Kan. - After starting out by helping pilots get around, navigational device maker Garmin Ltd. is now more likely to aid a motorist in finding the quickest interstate or the nearest pizza parlor.

Treasured memories
It starts the moment children are born, with hospital bracelets, first outfits and first photos. The pace picks up after you get them home: toys, first haircuts and more super-cute clothes with which you can't bear to part.

Travel briefs
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The World Cup soccer tournament in Germany is over, but sports fans from around the world are already making plans for their next big trip - the World Cup cricket tournament, to be held next spring in the Caribbean.

Investigator battles bad guys - here and in Iraq
On the streets of Augusta, Cheryl Dorsey risks danger keeping thugs in check.

Wealthy crowd alters island's low-key luster

Some still lag on tracking 911 cellular calls

Where we live
If you walk into Clyde Dunaway Bicycles on 12th Street, you're not entering just a bike shop; you're entering a part of downtown history.

Across the southeast
COUSHATTA, La. - A convicted murderer's claim that he killed three women in the tiny Louisiana town in the 1980s, part of a sensational tale of dozens of slayings across the country, is creating challenges for the area's top lawman.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Ayana Dunbar, 2 months, of Augusta.

The routine of emergency response: A look inside 911
MULTIMEDIA EXTRA: Hear calls to Richmond County's 911 Center on the evening of June 22, 2006, and see how responders handled them.

Third Harrisburg murder suspect in custody

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The state has temporarily shut down a south Fulton County waste processing plant accused of sickening more than 200 people with a noxious odor.

Drilling battle could resonate over Georgia
ATLANTA - An argument in Washington, D.C., over offshore drilling could have far-reaching effects for coastal Georgia.

Five questions with Bertwane Ellison
Bertwane Ellison, 17, was one of hundreds of dancers, singers and musicians who came to the Imperial Theatre on Sunday to try out for the weekly syndicated variety show Showtime at the Apollo. Despite the competition, Bertwane said he would stand out above the rest.

Across the southeast

Across South Carolina
EFFINGHAM - A former city administrator for the Florence County town of Lake City has been charged with embezzlement and misconduct in office.

Jobless problem presents paradox
COLUMBIA - It's a disconnect that state officials are struggling to reconcile and fix.

Jobless problem presents paradox

USO shows support for troops at airport
ATLANTA - Cheers and applause erupt as Capt. Corinne McClellan reaches the top of the giant escalator that leads out into the main concourse of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Kid of the Day

Troubled teens taught manners, skills for life
BEAUFORT, S.C. - Thirty-two troubled teenagers are getting a chance to avoid prison through a program that teaches the teens life skills, including discipline and proper manners.

Across Georgia

Corrections
An item in Monday's Week Ahead gave incorrect information about the Music in the Park concert series. The concert, featuring the Fort Gordon Signal Corps Band, was held Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta. It was the final concert in the series.

The week ahead
Advance voting for the Aug. 8th primary runoff runs through Friday. Voters can visit their county registration office during business hours, complete an application, and show one of the 17 required forms of ID to vote. Voting in Richmond County will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at: Board of Elections Office, Room 104, 530 Green St.; Henry H. Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road; and Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road. For more information, call (706) 821-2340. Columbia County voters can go to the Board of Elections and Registration Office, County Complex Building B, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans.

Correction
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have stated that information provided by Thomas Antonio Brown and Mark Dewayne Graham led authorities to identify Joquez Hawes as being present during a fatal shooting Thursday in Augusta's Harrisburg community. Another man, Marcus Brown, was present, but police said he convinced them he had nothing to do with the shooting. He was released.

Filter might curb school stench problem
AIKEN - The Aiken County School district is correcting a stinky situation at Jackson Middle School.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Authorities are searching for a gold, midsize vehicle whose driver might have information about a hit-and-run that killed a 4-year-old boy last weekend.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man told deputies that his friend rammed into his car while leaving his house Saturday, then attacked his brother with a sword, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

News Analysis: Primary had a few humorous moments

Drilling battle could resonate over Georgia

Across the area

Filter might curb school stench problem

Friday-only classes might help students save on gas
With gas prices creeping toward $3 a gallon, Aiken Technical College administrators hope to relieve the gas burden by offering Friday-only classes this fall.

Wealthy crowd alters island's low-key luster
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - Louise White and her husband paid less than $10,000 for their tiny beach cottage in 1964 - a time, she says, when people saw the northern end of Tybee Island as home to "trailer trash."

Addition caters to students
It has its own food court, but it's not a mall. It has fitness and massage rooms on the second floor, but it's not a high-priced gym. And, with its open-glass breezeway, banquet room and free Wi-Fi access, it could easily be mistaken for one of Augusta's swankiest hotels.

Where we live

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Multiple sclerosis event offers lessons to families

Home built on graves, residents say
WOODBINE, Ga. - Pearlie Mae Edwards' earliest memories of Bullhead Bluff Cemetery go back more than 70 years, when a mule and buggy were used to bring bodies to the site for burial.

Across Georgia

Friday-only classes might help students save on gas

Correction

CareFair planned at ASU complex

Longtime Charleston mayor dies in car crash
CHARLESTON, S.C. - J. Palmer Gaillard Jr., a 16-year mayor of Charleston and World War II Navy pilot, has died from injuries in a car crash, his family said. Gaillard was 86.

News Analysis: Primary had a few humorous moments
ATLANTA - The mudslinging might be what sticks in most people's minds about the primary, but there were plenty of things that made the last few months pleasantly entertaining for those addicted to politics.

Digging in to summertime
Stephanie Norfleet, 13, of Augusta, won the watermelon eating contest for her age group at Summertime on the Canal at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Saturday's event featured arts and crafts, other eating contests, children's games, a plastic pig toss and a rubber ducky race.

City keeps tabs on four-legged citizens
AIKEN - The gray cat in Amy Loftus' arms appeared almost comfortable in the stagnant heat.

Kid of the Day

If you build it, they will come
David Smith's eyes advanced across the restored loft apartment, moving down the pipes and into the sinks.

The routine of emergency response: A look inside 911

Investigator battles bad guys - here and in Iraq

Across the area

The week ahead

Longtime Charleston mayor dies in car crash

Addition caters to students

Digging in to summertime

Across the area
A man and woman were arrested and accused of drug possession early Saturday during separate South Carolina Highway Patrol driver's license checkpoints in Aiken, police said.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Macie Hunt of Thomson.

Sanders gets 2006 District Attorney of Year award

Sanders gets 2006 District Attorney of Year award
Dennis Sanders, an unabashed Pollyanna who said he truly believes in truth, justice and the American way, felt down recently.

Across South Carolina

City keeps tabs on four-legged citizens

Some still lag on tracking 911 cellular calls
William Rogers said he looked both ways before he pulled out of 12th Street onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Five questions with Bertwane Ellison

Across Georgia
FORT STEWART - As many as 4,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers must prepare to deploy as part of a fifth major rotation of U.S. troops to Iraq later this year, the Pentagon announced.

Home built on graves, residents say

Third Harrisburg murder suspect in custody
The final suspect expected to be charged in last week's Harrisburg shootings was in custody Saturday.

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Multiple sclerosis event offers lessons to families
Five years ago, Erik Robinson knew something wasn't quite right. After fits of blurry vision and muscle sensations so violent they felt like seizures, he turned to doctors to illuminate the cause of his symptoms.

USO shows support for troops at airport

CareFair planned at ASU complex
CareFair for Women will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Augusta State University Athletic Complex, off Wrightsboro Road.

Troubled teens taught manners, skills for life

If you build it, they will come

Landis certainly not like Bonds
Randy DuTeau is a bike geek. The term flatters him. DuTeau is the kind of cyclist who pedals furiously up Georgia Avenue in North Augusta feeling as if he's climbing the Pyrenees.

Look, up in the sky: It's Blood Donor
It was a normal day at the newspaper. I was clacking away on my computer keyboard when the call came in. I grabbed the phone and listened.

Bourdais wins fifth race of season
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sebastien Bourdais avoided mistakes in a race filled with them and pulled away Sunday for his fifth win of the season, easily defending his 2005 victory in the inaugural San Jose Grand Prix and adding to his series points lead.

Bourdais wins fifth race of season

Panthers' Smith injures hamstring

Hartwell's return to health is key for Falcons' defense

Falcons: Early part of camp difficult for young players

Norwood a quick learner for Falcons

Panthers training camp notebook

Alma E. Brown   (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Ms. Alma E. Brown of Sandersville died Saturday, July 29, 2006. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00am at the Balerma Baptist Church Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the James Brown residence in Sandersville. May and Smith Funeral Directors is in charge of these arrangements.

Charlie Meadows (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Wayne 'Ranger' Meadows, Sr., 62, entered into rest Thursday July 27,2006, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 30, 2006, at Powell Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Whitaker officiating. Interment will be in South Harlem Memorial Gardens. Mr. Meadows was born in Moultrie, Ga., and was a Chief Ranger Senior of the Columbia County Unit for the Georgia Forestry Commission for over 30 years.. He was Coordinator for the Columbia County Sheriff's ATV Unit. He was also Chairman of the Columbia County Forestry Board. Mr. Meadows was a member of the Grovetown Masonic Lodge and Powell Baptist Church. He was a dedicated and loving daddy, papa, and friend to all. Survivors include son Charlie (Chuck) W. Meadows, Jr. and wife, Kim, Harlem; son, Russell (Rusty) F. Meadows and wife, Krista, Dublin; daughter, Deanna (Dee Dee) Meadows Power, Harlem; grandchildren, Christian and Caitlynn Power, Gabriel and Gideon Meadows, and Tucker Meadows; two sisters, Linda Knoeferl and Shawn Coleman; one brother, Anthony Meadows; two dear friends, Irving (Shug) Knox and George (Scontch) Marshall; he was preceded in death by his parents Charlie B. and Pansy N. Meadows. Pallbearers will be Matthew Knoeferl, Christopher Knoeferl, Brad Knoeferl, Hal Sharpe, Ken Coleman, and Mark Munns. Honorary pallbearers will be Georgia Forestry Commission employees and members of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office ATV Unit. If so desired, memorials may be made to Powell Baptist 1577 Old Appling Harlem Highway, Harlem, Georgia 30814. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 7 to 9 PM at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. - Friends may call at the residence of 5883 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem, Ga., Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com.

Deborah D. Hopper (HEBRON, IN.)
HEBRON, IN. - Deborah D. Hopper, 55, of Hebron, IN, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006 at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She was born February 27, 1951 to Robert and Martha Maureen (Rutherman) Staninger and graduated from Merrillville High School in 1969. She was the office manager at Drywall Service of Gary for 11 years, and a member of the Valparaiso First Church of the Nazarene. Deborah is survived by her soul mate and husband of 37 years, Clyde Edward Hopper; a daughter, Heather Hopper of Valparaiso; brother, Robert Staninger, Jr. of Florida; sisters, Pam Wilkins of Augusta, GA, Marsha Potter of Brownsburg, IN, Gerry Lynch of Illinois and Dee Ann Nunnery of Evans, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Craig in 1982 and a brother, Mark Staninger in 2002. Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory at Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso, a memorial service will be held on Monday, July 31 at 6:30 PM at the Valparaiso First Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Shawn Evans officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hannah Wilkins Transplant Fund, P.O. Box 204736, Augusta, GA 30917. angelcrestinc.com

Irene Clark Ward (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Irene Clark Ward, 94, formerly of 523 Rachael Street, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at North Augusta Health Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. Ward was a native of Screven County, Ga. She was a member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church in Millen, Ga. where she was the Mother of the Church, a member of the choir and President of the Deaconess Board. She was also a member of the First Metropolitan Baptist Church of Augusta. Mrs. Irene Ward was a devoted wife, a loving mother and an inspiration to many. Her life story and memoirs were published in the book, Where Would I Be, the Life and Times of Irene Clark Ward. Survivors include three son, Charles (Cheryl) Ward of Los Angeles, Calif., Rev. Enoch (Gloria) Ward, Jr., Augusta and Dr. Bennie F.L. (Gabi) Ward, Waco, Texas; five daughters, Grace (Willie) Gray, Sparks, Md., Irene (William) Sua, Stroudsburg, Penn., Kathryn (John) Brown, Brownsville, N.J., Joann (Tom) Ogburn, Mission Viejo, Calif. and Dr. Peggie (Wayne) Koon, Augusta and three grandsons, Kenneth Ward, Denver, Colo., Kevin (Tabitha) Ward and Justin (Melissa) Koon, both of Augusta; four granddaughters, Edwina (Dominic) Heard, Atlanta, Tamara Gray, Pottstown, Penn., Kiffiny Ward, Augusta and Jamie Sua, Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Eza Clark, N.Y.; four sisters, Pearlie Mae Golden, Millen, Queenie Milles, Millen, Dollie Herrington, Sylvania and Frances Handberry, Millen and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Friends may call at C.A. Reid, Sr. Memorial Funeral Home.

Javonne Thigpen   (AVERA, Ga.)
AVERA, Ga. - Mrs. Javonne Thigpen, age 58, entered into rest July 28, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. TODAY at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. James Funeral Home- Wrens, GA.

James Lowell Virgo (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
FAIRFAX, S.C. - James Lowell Virgo, 82, died July 28, 2006. Mr. Virgo was born in Dickey, N.D. on August 31, 1923. He later moved to Cazenovia, N.Y., eventually permanently relocating to Fairfax, S.C. Mr. Virgo was an Army Veteran and worked at EI Dupont, retiring after 31 years. He spent his retired years as a cattle farmer in Fairfax. Mr. Virgo was preceded in death by his parents, Roderick and Gladys Virgo; two brothers, Glen Virgo and Roderick Virgo and one sister, Audrey Virgo. Surviving is his wife, Jean Youmans Virgo of the home; two sons, R. Steven (Gayle) Virgo of North Augusta, S.C. and Robert J. (Mary) Virgo of Graniteville, S.C.; two stepsons, Wayne Champagne of San Antonio, Texas and Derriel (Mary) Champagne of Fairfax; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial may be made to Swallow Savannah Cemetery in lieu of flowers. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Bellinger Chapel Methodist Church in Fairfax. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1:15 in the church. Smith-Rhoden Funeral Home of Allendale is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruby Joyce Lane
Ruby Joyce Lane worked hard to help people anyway she could, her family said.

Susan Thompson (SNELLING, S.C.)
SNELLING, S.C. - Susan (Sue) Denton Thompson, 53, died Thursday, July 27, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Seven Pines Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Watford officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mole Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Seven Pines Baptist Church Mission Fund, 14957 Dunbarton Blvd., Snelling, SC 29812.

Joseph Mosley (PORTAL, Ga.)
PORTAL, Ga. - Mr. Joseph Mosley, 51, died Thursday, July 27, 2006. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 31 at 11:00 a.m. at the Agape C.O.G.I.C. on 810 W. Grady Street Ext. Burial will be held in the Parrish Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Twin City, Ga. Family visitation will be held on Sunday, July 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Roberta Raymond Memorial Chapel at Craig R. Tremble and Sons Funeral Home. Craig R. Tremble and Sons Funeral Home.

Kenneth E. Imler   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Kenneth E. Imler, age 71, beloved husband of Rose Mary Imler, entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Imler was the son of the late Martin M. and Romaine H. Imler. He was born in Harrisburg, PA and after serving in the U.S. Army for 23 years he moved to the Augusta area in 1972. While serving in the military, Mr. Imler completed tours of duty in the Korean Conflict and two tours in Viet Nam. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Viet Nam Campaign Medal, two O/S Bars, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal while serving in Korea. He traveled extensively while in the military and loved serving his country. Following his career in the military, Mr. Imler worked for Best Transmissions until his second retirement. Mr. Imler was an avid fisherman, a prolific breeder of Cockatiels, and enjoyed the fish in his aquarium. He was a devout husband; father, grandfather, and great grandfather and he will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August, 2, 2006 from Elliott Sons Lumpkin Road Chapel with Pastor Larry Sneed officiating. Interment services will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. An Honor Guard detachment from Ft. Gordon will provide full Military Accord. Additional survivors include two sons; Kenneth N. Imler of Montgomery, AL, and Michael W. Imler of Waynesboro, GA, five daughters; Patricia Porter (Jeffery) of Harlem, Michelle R. Imler of Hephzibah, Crystal E, Imler of Augusta, Tracy A. Stone (J.C.) of Augusta, and Anissa D. Cawley of Augusta, 22 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, two brothers; Barry Imler (Mary) and Mike Imler (Kay), one sister; Betty Mountain (Denny), a mother in law; Ms. Dotty Bowling, two sisters in law; Rebecca Skinner (Joseph), and Linda Cloer (Brown), and a brother in law; Nathan Smith (Margaret Ann), and a very special buddy; Johnathon Stone. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Dutch R. Moore (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Mr. Dutch R. Moore, husband of the late Carolyn (Kay) Moore, entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2006, following a short stay in the VA Medical Center. He is survived by two sons Charles (Maria) Moore of Graniteville, SC and Ronald (Danna) Moore of North Augusta, SC and granddaughters Kristin and Karla. He is also survived by six sisters and one brother: Eloise Alderman, Melvin (Ruby) Moore and Edith Aldridge of Lexington, MS, Loretta (Jim) Wilson of San Jose, CA, Billie Ruth (James) Hubbert of Jasper, AL, Minette Skinner of Jackson, MS, and Jean (Jerry) Marshall of Anderson, IN. Dutch or "Pops" was a native of Lexington, MS. He learned to operate heavy equipment in the Army during WWII. He then worked at a number of different construction jobs as a heavy equipment operator. He joined Hammett Gravel Company of Lexington in the mid '70s where he worked with heavy equipment until he retired in the mid '80s. He movedto Kosciusko, MS and began restoring old 8N Ford tractors. In 1993, he relocated to the Bath, SC area, and pursued a small engine repair hobby which he enjoyed until his health declined in 2003. A memorial service will be held at the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. Highway 1 in Langley, SC on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Herb Sons officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Bath First Baptist Church. Friends may call on Monday evening from 7 until 9 at the Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. #1, Langley, SC.

Alonzo Jennings   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.- Mr. Alonzo Jennings, husband of Mary Kelly Smith, died at University Hospital July 28, 2006. Born in McCormick, S.C., November 26, 1929, he worked in Washington D.C. many years and returned to S.C. eight years ago. Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Sallie Jackson; step-daughter, Lillie Mae Cunningham; step-son, Cleveland Kelly; sisters, Sallie Mae Morton and Bertha L. Walker; a brother, Calvin Jennings. Services are Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Zion Chapel A.M.E Church, McCormick with Rev. George Olive officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Friends may call at his him at 1221 Chimebell Church Rd., Aiken or at Walker Funeral Home, McCormick. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Irene Clark Ward   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Irene Clark Ward, 94, formerly of 523 Rachael Street, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at North Augusta Health Care. The funeral will be held at First Metropolitan Baptist Church, Augusta, Ga., with the Rev. Enoch Ward, Jr. officiating at 11:00 a.m., Friday August 4, 2006. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Ward was a native of Screven County, Ga. She was a member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church in Millen, Ga. where she was the Mother of the Church, a member of the choir and President of the Deaconess Board. She was also a member of the First Metropolitan Baptist Church of Augusta. Mrs. Irene Ward was a devoted wife, a loving mother and an inspiration to many. Her life story and memoirs were published in the book, Where Would I Be, the Life and Times of Irene Clark Ward. Survivors include three son, Charles (Cheryl) Ward of Los Angeles, Calif., Rev. Enoch (Gloria) Ward, Jr., Augusta and Dr. Bennie F.L. (Gabi) Ward, Waco, Texas; five daughters, Grace (Willie) Gray, Sparks, Md., Irene (William) Sua, Stroudsburg, Penn., Kathryn (John) Brown, Brownsville, N.J., Joann (Tom) Ogburn, Mission Viejo, Calif. and Dr. Peggie (Wayne) Koon, Augusta and three grandsons, Kenneth Ward, Denver, Colo., Kevin (Tabitha) Ward and Justin (Melissa) Koon, both of Augusta; four granddaughters, Edwina (Dominic) Heard, Atlanta, Tamara Gray, Pottstown, Penn., Kiffiny Ward, Augusta and Jamie Sua, Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Eza Clark, N.Y.; four sisters, Pearlie Mae Golden, Millen, Queenie Milles, Millen, Dollie Herrington, Sylvania and Frances Handberry, Millen and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2006 at First Metropolitan Baptist Church, 3719 Belair Rd., Augusta. Friends may call at the residences of Reverend Enoch Ward at 4621 Peavine Court , Martinez or Dr. Peggie Koon at 26 Eagle Point Dr., Augusta. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Deborah D. Hopper   (HEBRON, IN.)
HEBRON, IN. - Deborah D. Hopper, 55, of Hebron, IN, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006 at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She was born February 27, 1951 to Robert and Martha Maureen (Rutherman) Staninger and graduated from Merrillville High School in 1969. She was the office manager at Drywall Service of Gary for 11 years, and a member of the Valparaiso First Church of the Nazarene. Deborah is survived by her soul mate and husband of 37 years, Clyde Edward Hopper; a daughter, Heather Hopper of Valparaiso; brother, Robert Staninger, Jr. of Florida; sisters, Pam Wilkins of Augusta, GA, Marsha Potter of Brownsburg, IN, Gerry Lynch of Illinois and Dee Ann Nunnery of Evans, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Craig in 1982 and a brother, Mark Staninger in 2002. Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory at Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso, a memorial service will be held on Monday, July 31 at 6:30 PM at the Valparaiso First Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Shawn Evans officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hannah Wilkins Transplant Fund, P.O. Box 204736, Augusta, GA 30917. angelcrestinc.com

Celia M. Woody   (THOMASVILLE, Ga.)
THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Celia M. Woody, of Thomasville, died July 26, 2006 in Augusta, Ga. Graveside services will take place Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at Peaceful Rest Cemetery, Thomasville at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Charlie Ross officiating. Ms. Woody was born in Metcalf, Ga., but moved to Thomasville at an early age. The was employed at Uniform Industries for 20 years. She was the daughter of the late Gussie Forest Davis and Roscoe. Ms. Woody was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling all over the United States and Japan. She was a great southern cook and loved helping others. She was a member of First Unity Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Phillip Wayne Garland, Thomasville; daughter, Samantha L. (Zachary) Bryant, Hephzibah; 10 granchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and other grieving family and friends. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends are asked to meet 820 Wright St.,Thomasville at 9:45 Tuesday for the funeral processional. Hatcher-People's Funeral Home of Thomasville in charge or arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Gracie L. Clark (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 24, 2006 at Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Gracie Louise Clark, formerly of Bear, Delaware. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Reverend Otis Smith officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Ms. Clark was a native of Malvern, Arkansas, born November 12, 1955 to the late Vetodis "Buster" Clark Jr. and Louise C. Clark. Gracie was a gentle, kind, giving and loving person. Survivors are two sisters, Arichia M. (Charles) Turner, Evans, GA and Vetodis (Garcia) Garnett, Bear, DE; three brothers, Buster Clark, Jr. and Grady Clark, both of Hot Springs, AR and Ollie (Johnnie) Clark, Little Rock, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com TheAugusta Chronicle-July 30, 2006

Marcus Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2006, Mr. Marcus Tyrone Harris of Long Creek Lane. Mr. Harris was a native of Augusta and a member of House of God Church in Christ, Thomson, Ga. Survivors include father, Mr. Melvin Harris (Vanessa); mother, Mrs. Clara Taylor; daughter, Taylor Harris; seven brothers, Mr. Melvin C. Harris, Andre T. Harris, Jabaira A. Levi, Chicago, Ill., Colby Harris, Antuan B. Harris, Howard C. Harris, Andrian Harris, Torian Taylor, Augusta; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Martha Taylor; paternal grandparents, Bishop Mark and Dorothy Walden, Thomson, Ga.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from House of God Church In Church, 441 Jackson St., Thomson, GA., 706-595-1513. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home. The remains will lie in state at the church onMonday, one hour prior to the services and will not be viewed after the eulogy. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment, serving the CSRA since the 1800's. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Naomi Boatwright (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Naomi Edwards Boatright, 79, died Saturday morning. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Hawhammock Church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening between the hours of 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Tomlinson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Joyce Lane (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest on July 28, 2006, Mrs. Ruby Joyce Lane, wife of Mr. Ted Lane of Evans. Mrs. Lane lived all of life in this area. She was the daughter of the late Melvin E. Inglett, Sr. and Mrs. Louise Walker Inglett. She was a member of the New Hope Worship Center, Merchants Association of Columbia County and past Secretary of the Columbia County Democratic Party. She was very active in the Merchants Association Scholarship program. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Merchants Association of Columbia County Scholarship program, P.O. Box 204455 Martinez, Ga. 20917-4455. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Worship Center with Rev. Rich Bowen and Rev. Freddy Vicks officiating. Interment will be in Westover Memorial Park. Mrs. Lane will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service. Family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Sunday, July 30, 2006 between the hours of 4 to 6 p.m. Survivors are husband, Ted Lane, Evans, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Lanette Brown and husband, Eddie Evans, Ga.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Jennifer McGahee and husband, Ernest, Marietta, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Dolores Holsonbake, Appling, Ga.; nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Merchant Association of Columbia County. Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Rd., Martinez, Ga. Florist: Please deliver flowers, today, after 9:00 a.m., Monday before 8:30 a.m.

Redella W. Butler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2006, Mrs. Redella West Butler, 81, of Tenth Avenue. Funeral services will be conducted, today, Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. from First Mount Moriah Baptist Church with Reverend Andrew Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service. The funeral procession will leave the residence at 2:30 p.m. W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.

Ronald Maybee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Ronald Keith Maybee, 77, husband of Rosemarie Eisenberg Maybee entered into rest on Friday, July 28, 2006 at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. A memorial service with military honors will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2006 in the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Chip Wilson officiating. Other survivors include his sons, Bill Maybee of Martinez and Rick Maybee of Evans; daughter, Peggy Nixon of Augusta; brothers, Gilbert Maybee of Ft. Myers, FL and Delbert Maybee of Flint, MI; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Maybee was born in Flint, MI to the late Merton and Hazel Maybee. He served in US Army in the Korean Conflict and attended Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society 2623 Washington Road Ste. F-104 Augusta, GA 30904 Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 RichmondHill Road. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Joshwa Albright (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Bon Joshwa San Antonio Albright, born February 6, 1989, went to be with his heavenly father on July 27, 2006. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Sharon Albright Merriweather and stepfather, Randall Merriweather, Hephzibah; father, John F. Williams, Sr., Atlanta; two brothers, John F. Williams, Jr. Augusta, Walter Stokes, Atlanta; two sisters, Ms. ShaWanda L. Geter, Hephzibah, JaBrina Stokes, Atlanta; stepsisters, Cheryl M. Scurry (James), Stacey M. McCain (Lee), Shannell Merriweather, April Merriweather, all of North Augusta, Kimberly Merriweather, Atlanta; grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Harvey, Columbus, Ga.; special and loving aunt, Ms. Bonnie Williams, Augusta; five aunts, seven uncles, eight great aunts, three great uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements will be announced later. Friends may call at 3731 Rio Ridge Dr. or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA Since the 1800's,

Lois G. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lois G. Jones, age 86, of Augusta, entered into rest on Saturday morning, July 29, 2006 at Doctor's Hospital. A native of Harlem, GA, Mrs. Jones had made Augusta her home since moving from Harlem in the mid 1940s. Her family cherishes their memories of the loving spirit of her as a Wife, Mother, Homemaker, Grandmother and great grandmother. She was a longtime member of the Bayvale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Mr. Albert M. Jones, who passed away in March of 2003. She is survived by: their two sons, Tommy Jones and his wife Suella, Columbia County, GA, Bill Jones and his wife, Faye, Appling, GA; a brother, John W. Gay and his wife, Lillie, Augusta, GA; a sister, Vera G. McKay, Martinez, GA; eight grandchildren, Brian and Kevin Jones, Keri Cross, Christina Jones, Susan Cady, Patricia Tuttle, Frances Huber, Catherine Hutchings; 14 great grandchildren, Caroline Cross, Hannah, Erin, Heather, Amanda and Ashley Jones, Jennifer, Zachary and Jacob Cady, Richard, Megan and Lauren Tuttle, Victoria and Natalie Huber and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, with Reverend Charles DeLoach officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bayvale Baptist Church Kitchen Renovation Fund, 2240 Bayvale Road, Augusta, GA 30909 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lois G. Jones   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lois G. Jones, age 86, of Augusta, entered into rest on Saturday morning, July 29, 2006 at Doctor's Hospital. A native of Harlem, GA. Mrs. Jones had made Augusta her home since moving from Harlem in the mid 1940s. Her family cherishes their memories of the loving spirit of her as a Wife, Mother, Homemaker, Grandmother and great grandmother. She was a longtime member of the Bayvale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Mr. Albert M. Jones, who passed away in March of 2003. She is survived by: their two sons, Tommy Jones and his wife Suella, Columbia County, GA, Bill Jones and his wife, Faye, Appling, GA; a brother, John W. Gay and his wife, Lillie, Augusta, GA; a sister, Vera G. McKay, Martinez, GA; eight grandchildren, Brian and Kevin Jones, Keri Cross, Christina Jones, Susan Cady, Patricia Tuttle, Frances Huber, Catherine Hutchings; 14 great grandchildren, Caroline Cross, Hannah, Erin, Heather, Amanda and Ashley Jones, Jennifer, Zachary and Jacob Cady, Richard, Megan and Lauren Tuttle, Victoria and Natalie Huber and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, with Reverend Charles DeLoach officiating. Pallbearers will be Don Scott, Tom Johnson, Brian Jones, Kevin Jones, Robert Cross, John Piozonic. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bayvale Baptist Church Kitchen Renovation Fund, 2240 Bayvale Road, Augusta, GA 30909

Ethel C. Shelton (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Ethel Cranford Shelton, age 76, 159 Pinedale Drive, entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2006 at Medical College of Georgia. She was the beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph O. Shelton. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 P. M. Monday July 31, 2006 at Prospect United Methodist Church with Elder George Nichols, Rev. Stan Holsonback and Rev. Susan Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Shelton will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services at the church. Mrs. Shelton, a native of Warren County was the daughter of the late J. C. and Ola Mae Johnson Cranford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. Mrs. Shelton was a member and Past Matron of the Frances Bell Chapter # 75 O.E.S. and a former secretary of the North Atlantic Girl Scouts of Europe and a Girl Scout leader. Survivors include four daughters, Elaine S. (Bill) Dent, Hawkinsville, GA, Linda S. (George) Nichols, Thomson, GA, Susan S. (Jaffrey) Montgomery, Warrenton, GA, and Brenda S. (Dale) Reed, Mitchell, GA; two sisters, Gloria Williams, and Pansy Pearson both of Thomson, GA; two brothers, Ronnie Cranford, Thomson, GA and Jimmy Cranford, Athens, GA; seven grandchildren, George Scott Nichols, Joe Dent, Bobby Montgomery, Kimberly Gunby, Gary Dent, Kristen Nichols, and J. C. Montgomery; one great-grandson, Joshua Ryan Montgomery. Pallbearers will be Guy Shivers, Alan Johnson, James Cranford, Chris Gunby, Bobby Montgomery, Joey Dent, and Gary Dent. Memorials may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church C/O Mrs. Robin Johnson 6681 Cadley Road Norwood, GA 30821 Friends may call at the residence. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Sunday evening, July 30 at the funeral home. Lowe Funeral Home, 77 W Gibson St. Warrenton GA 30828 (706) 465-3333, Email: Lowe113@cs.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Dorroh Lee Nowell   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dorroh Nowell, 88, entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by his wife Alethia Bigbie Nowell. Mr. Nowell was born in Winder, GA and moved to Augusta at an early age. He graduated from the Academy of Richmond County and the Junior College before entering Georgia Tech. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1939 with a degree in Ceramic Engineering and was hired that same year at Merry Brothers Brick and Tile Company. He became the distinguished Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of this fine company which has played such an important role in our community. This company is now known as Boral Brick. He has made many contributions to this community including helping to organize St. John Towers, Junior Achievement, Private Enterprise at Augusta State and the Presidents Club at Augusta State. Mr. Nowell was a former Director, President and Campaign Chairman of the United Way of Augusta/North Augusta, former President of Tuttle Newman Home, former President of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and Vice Chairman of General Aviation Authority. Among his honors was receiving the Liberty Bell Award from the Augusta Bar Association and the Golden Deed Award from the Exchange Club of Augusta. He served on many boards including the Metropolitan-Augusta Foundation, Sun Trust Bank, Sacred Heart Cultural Center and Augusta College Foundation. In 1995, Mr. Nowell was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame. He had organized the Georgia Tech Club of Augusta in the early 1940's. Mr. Nowell retired from Merry Brick in 1983. During his tenure as Chairman, Merry Brick Co. became the second largest brick manufacturer in the country. He was a member of the board of directors and Vice Chairman of the Brick Institute of America and one of two Georgians to receive the Newit Wilson Award from the American Ceramic Society. Other survivors include one daughter, Janet Isenberg; two sons, Bobby Nowell and Lee Nowell; three step-daughters, Dianne O'Neal, Alethia Thompson and Susan Loftis and nine grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Crusaders Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Augusta and former members of the Nowell Bible Class at St. James United Methodist Church and Golf Buddies. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30919. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at First Baptist church of Augusta with Dr. Roger Murchison and Dr. Robert Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the rotunda of the church. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Shelby Greiner Kelly   (WAYNESBORO, GA)
WAYNESBORO, GA - Shelby Greiner Kelly, 65, entered into rest on Saturday, July 29, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia. She was born in Augusta on September 1, 1940. Mrs. Kelly attended Richmond County public schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerard L. Greiner, Sr., and her son, Jerard L. Greiner, Jr. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of DeLoach - Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Warren Glisson, Jackson Lee, Mitch Marchman, Wade Marchman, Britt Marchman, and Matt Holland. She is survived by her husband, John H. Kelly, brother, James Blackmon (Ellen), of Sandersville, GA.; sister, Mildred Hogan, of Augusta; two granddaughters, Blaine Greiner Holland, and Neely Greiner, both of Waynesboro; step son, Ollie Kelly, of Martinez, GA; step daughter, Brandi Glisson, of Augusta; and several nieces and nephews. Remembrance may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345 or the American Heart Association, 1-800-242-8721. DeLoach - Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA. 706-554-3531 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Kate McCarty   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mrs. Kate McCarty age 87, wife of the late Lamar McCarty, died on Friday July 28, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Monday July 31, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Belair Rd. Chapel of Platt's Funeral Home with Rev. Archie Moore and Rev. Kem Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Westover Memorial Park. Survivors include, two sons, Larry McCarty of Evans, and Tony McCarty of Sante Fe, NM; two daughters, Hilda Cliatt of Grovetown, and Rita Thomas of Newberry, S.C.; two brothers, Earl Davis and Payton Davis, both of Augusta; four grandchildren, Eric Cliatt, Donna Berry, Tiffany Thomas, and Jaclyn Thomas; two great grandchildren, Erica Cliatt, and Brooke Berry. Mrs. McCarty was a retired seamstress from the King Mills, after 30 years of service. She attended Westminster Presbyterian Church and was formerly active with the Augusta Womens Bowling Association. Donations may be made to the Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church @5555 Hereford Farm Rd. Evans,Ga. 30809, the Westminster Presbyterian Church @ 4303 Wheeler Rd. Martinez, Ga. 30907 or to the Kitchen Angels 1222 Siler Rd. Sante Fe, NM 87507 Pallbearers will be, Chris Davis ,Gary Safely, Robert Jones, Monty Steedley, Craig Kuptz ,and Ronald Blanton. Honorary pallbearers will be, Robert ' Shorty' Martin, Carlton Blanton, Glenda Murry, Wynona Barber, Edward Barber, and Mary Ann Howland. Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd., Evans, Ga. 30809 706-860-6166

Peyton Moses Hawes   (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Peyton Moses Hawes, age 79, of Lincolnton, GA passed away Friday, July 28, 2006 at his residence. His funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at 1:00 PM at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Perriman, Pastor and officiating. Those left to cherish his memories are a son, Ray Brooks of Minneapolis, Minn; a daughter, Jackie Brooks of Chicago, IL; a brother, Joe Otis Hawes of Lincolnton, GA; four sisters, Melba H. Nunally and Arlesia V. Hawes both of Lincolnton, GA, Helen H. Sutton of East Point GA, and Ella H. Hamp of Augusta, GA; You can contact the family at sister's residence 2183 Elberton Hwy Lincolnton, GA Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ethel C. Shelton   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. -Mrs. Ethel Cranford Shelton, age 76, 159 Pinedale Drive, entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2006 at Medical College of Georgia. She was the beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph O. Shelton. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 P. M. TODAY at Prospect United Methodist Church with Elder George Nichols, Rev. Stan Holsonback and Rev. Susan Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Shelton will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services at the church. Memorials may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church C/O Mrs. Robin Johnson 6681 Cadley Road Norwood, GA 30821 Friends may call at the residence. Lowe Funeral Home, 77 W Gibson St. Warrenton GA 30828 (706) 465-3333 Email: Lowe113@cs.com

Ronald Maybee   (ARMY AUGUSTA, Ga.)
ARMY AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Ronald Keith Maybee, 77, husband of Rosemarie Eisenberg Maybee entered into rest on Friday, July 28, 2006 at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. A memorial service with military honors will be held today in the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Chip Wilson officiating. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road.

Marcus Harris   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2006, Mr. Marcus Tyrone Harris of Long Creek Lane. Mr. Harris was a native of Augusta and a member of House of God Church in Christ, Thomson, Ga. Survivors include father, Mr. Melvin Harris (Vanessa); mother, Mrs. Clara Taylor; daughter, Taylor Harris; seven brothers, Mr. Melvin C. Harris, Andre T. Harris, Jabaira A. Levi, Chicago, Ill., Colby Harris, Antuan B. Harris, Howard C. Harris, Andrian Harris, Torian Taylor, Augusta; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Martha Taylor; paternal grandparents, Bishop Mark and Dorothy Walden, Thomson, Ga.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from House of God Church In Church, 441 Jackson St., Thomson, GA., 706-595-1513. The family will receive at the funeral home Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home. The remains will lie in state at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the services and will not be viewed after the eulogy. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment, serving the CSRA since the 1800's.

Frederick A. Rheney   (SMYRNA, Ga.)
SMYRNA, Ga. - Mr. Frederick A. Rheney, age 83 of Smyrna, died Friday, July 28, 2006. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 31, 20067 at 11:00 a.m. from the Smyrna 1st United Methodist Church with Dr. Stuart Greene and Jim Wesley officiating. Interment will be at Georgia Memorial Park., cemetery in Marietta. Born March 10, 1923 in Wadley, Ga., Jefferson Co., Mr. Rheney served his country during WWII with the 15th Air Force in Italy. He attended Ga. State University. He retired after 33 years with the Atlanta Public Schools, Henry Grady High School. Mr. Rheney was a member of the Smyrna 1st United Methodist Church and friendship class. Survivors include, wife, Clyda Rheney of Smyrna; two daughters and sons in law, Sheryl Rheney Feick and Bill Feick of Smyrna, Karen Rheney Barboza and Raul Barboza of Dallas, Ga.; one granddaughter, Angela Conklin; one grandson, Jacob Barboza; one brother, P. Austin Rheney of Wadley, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.The family will receive from 6-8 p.m. at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna. Courtesy Announcement by Smith Funeral Home of Wadley, Ga. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Thomas S. Herndon   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Reverend Thomas Speer Herndon, 86, husband of 36 years of Mrs. Thelma Herndon of Eve St. entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2006 in the University hospital. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Gerald Meriweather and Reverend Clarence Ross officiating. Reverend Herndon was a native of Walton County Georgia, a veteran of W.W. II and had served as pastor of the Church of God Holiness Tabernacle for 31 years and a contractor. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandfather. Additional survivors include; two sons and daughter-in-law, Gary and Carol Roberts of Franklin, N.C., Richard Roberts of Augusta, six daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbi Spivey of Heroman, Tn., Susan and Dennis Ford of Beach Island, S.C., Miriam and James Ford of Randallman, N.C., Mary Ann and Ken Carnes of Augusta and Alabama, Fernada Juliaand Richard Goode of Panama City, Fla., daughter and caregiver, Tambra New, best friend and great-grandson, Ricky Justin Alexander New both of Augusta, twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, many loving church members and former church members. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of God Holiness Tabernacle 1754 Broad St. Augusta, Ga. 30904. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Margaret Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Gilchrist of Mill Street entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the St. Joseph Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Palmer Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will be in McElmurray Spring Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Burke County, Ga. She was a native of Burke County, Ga., a member of Palmer Grove Baptist Church and a retired Employee of King Mill for 30 years. Survivors are god-daughter, Shaniquia 'Nikki' Utley, Augusta; five nieces, June (Bernard) Edwards, Hephzibah, Ga., Catherine (Earl) Little, Daisy Wright, Diane Lovett, Delores Lovett, Augusta; four nephews, Willie Mims, Kenny Mims, Thomas Mims, Bernard Wright, Larry Wright, Augusta; a dear friend, Leatrice Utley, Augusta; a host of other great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.

SGM Robert L. Caldwell   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Retired SGM Robert L. Caldwell, age 72, beloved husband of Mrs. Bobbie J. Caldwell, entered into rest Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Heartland Hospice. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth E. Imler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Kenneth E. Imler, age 71, beloved husband of Rose Mary Imler, entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2006 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen H. Holmes   (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Helen Harrison Holmes, widow of the late Fred Morris Holmes, Sr. died Saturday July 29, 2006 at her residence. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Augusta 1, 2006, 10 AM at Trenton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Vickers, with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery. Mrs. Holmes was a native of Trenton and daughter of the late E.F. and Beatrice (Bea) Harrison, she attended the University of South Carolina, member of Trenton United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Country Gardeners of Trenton, Morning Bridge Club, and Bible Study Fellowship of Augusta. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca H. (Kit) Carson of Charleston, Anne H. (Kim) Sidey of Augusta GA., three sons, Fred Morris (Nancy) Holmes, Jr., of Lexington, John Harrison (Pam Wilson) Holmes of Graniteville, Edmund Franks (Carlette) Holmes of Anderson, Grandchildren, John Russell Holmes, Sally Cade Holmes, Mikal Brelyn Holmes and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Holmes, two sisters Laura Ann Harrison Adams of Charlotte, NC., and Eddie Harrison Boatwright of Johnston, predeceased by a sister Frances Harrison Clark Memorials may be made to Trenton United Methodist Church, 119 E Wise St.Trenton, SC 29847 The family is at the home were they will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 PM. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Suzanne Moore Echols (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, July 27, 2006, at her residence, Mrs. Suzanne Moore Echols. Mrs. Echols was a native and lifelong resident of Augusta. She was a retired supervisor of the Printing and Photo Department at Gracewood State School and Hospital. She was a member of Mize Memorial United Methodist Church. Family members include her husband: William M. Echols of Augusta; father: Arthur P. Moore of Augusta; brother: Mitch Moore, Sr. of Harlem; stepson: Chris Echols of Washington; nephews: Mitch Moore, Jr. and Scott Moore of Harlem; niece: Stacey Lazenby of Augusta; three great nieces and great nephew. She was preceded in death by her mother: Louise Curry Moore. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Mr. Scott Moore officiating. Pallbearers will be William Echols, Mitch Moore, Sr., Mitch Moore, Jr., Scott Moore, Scott Terry and Gene Hollins. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. The family will receive friends, today, Sunday, July 30, 2006 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Ella Jean Pyle   (OAK PARK, Ga.)
OAK PARK, Ga. - Mrs. Ella Jean Newman Pyle, 78 of Oak Park died at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness on July 29. Memorial service will be Tuesday August 1, at 11 am at Pendleton Springs Baptist church in Oak Park with Rev. Walter Jarrell officiating. Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jane Arrington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Jane Childress Arrington, 75, formally of Grundy, Virginia passed away Saturday, July 29, 2006 at St. Joseph's hospital after a brief illness. Born July 21, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Granville Childress of Leemaster, Virginia and the late Kelsey Tennessee Charles Childress of Zebulon, Kentucky. In addition to her parents, Betty Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Monroe Arrington. She is survived by one son Terry Lynn Arrington; two daughters, Sheri Diane Arrington Owens and husband Cory of Augusta , Georgia and Dawn Leigh Arrington Crouse and husband, Michael of Knoxville, Tennessee; four grandsons, Andrew Cory Owens, John Nicholas Owens, Michael James Crouse II, and Miles Callaghan Crouse; two granddaughters, Courtney Dawn Owens and Elizabeth Kelsey Dyhanne Crouse. One Love of her life was serving in the Girl Scouts of Buchannan County, Virginia from which she received the high honor of the Thanks Badge for all of the work she did mainly behind the scenes. She enjoyed seeing what she could do to help people both within the Girl Scouts and the Church. God blessed her with many gifts including caring for people, preparing memorable meals and working with her hands. Betty Jane had many good friends at the Looney Chapel United Methodist Church in Vansant, Virginia, where she was made to feel a part of the church family. She spent the last fourteen years living and making many friends in Augusta, Georgia and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. In Lieu of Flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to Looney Chapel United Methodist Church, Box 409, Vansant, Virginia 24656. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Georgia 30906 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Dutch R. Moore   (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Dutch R. Moore, husband of the late Mrs. Carolyn (Kay) Moore, will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Monday evening from 7 until 9 at the Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. #1, Langley, SC.

Kate McCarty (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mrs. Kate McCarty age 87, wife of the late Larry McCarty, died on Friday July 28, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Monday July 31, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Belair Rd. Chapel of Platt's Funeral Home with Rev. Archie Moore and Rev. Kem Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Westover Memorial Park. Survivors include, two sons, Larry McCarty of Evans, and Tony McCarty of Sante Fe, NM; two daughters, Hilda Cliatt of Grovetown, and Rita Thomas of Newberry, S.C.; two brothers, Earl Davis and Payton Davis, both of Augusta; four grandchildren, Eric Cliatt, Donna Berry, Tiffany Thomas, and Jaclyn Thomas; two great grandchildren, Erica Cliatt, and Brooke Berry. Mrs. McCarty was a retired seamstress from the King Mills, after 30 years of service. She attended Westminster Presbyterian Church and was formerly active with the Augusta Womens Bowling Association. Donations may be made to the Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church @5555 Hereford Farm Rd. Evans,Ga. 30809, the Westminster Presbyterian Church @ 4303 Wheeler Rd. Martinez, Ga. 30907 or to the Kitchen Angels 1222 Siler Rd. Sante Fe, NM 87507 The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home this evening Sunday July 30, 2006 from 6 until 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be, Chris Davis ,Gary Safely, Robert Jones, Monty Steedley, Craig Kuptz ,and Ronald Blanton. Honorary pallbearers will be, Robert ' Shorty' Martin, Carlton Blanton, Glenda Murry, Wynona Barber, Edward Barber, and Mary Ann Howland. Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd., Evans, Ga. 30809 706-860-6166 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

James R. Williams   (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Mr. James R. "Pedro" Williams entered into rest on Friday, July 28, 2006 at his residence after a lengthy illness. A private family memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. Mr. Williams was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Carrie G. Williams. Survivors include 2 sons, Mr. Michael R. Williams of Martinez, and Mr. Robert L. Blackston of Grovetown, GA.; 2 daughters Mrs. Marilyn Thompson of Evans and Ms. Jayne Grey.; 6 Grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren also survive. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Joe Clemons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Joe Clemons, III, of 6th Ave. entered into rest July 26, 2006 at his residence. Memorial services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. J.R. Hatney officiating. Survivors are two daughters, Carmelita (Michael) Clemons-Champion, Pamela Clemons; two sons, Reginald (Tamera) Clemons, Dameon Clemons, Augusta; one sister, Pat Williams; four grandchildren, Nicholas Champion, Brandon Champion, Nadia Clemons, Keiana Clemons, Dameon Clemons, II; devoted aunts, Rose Johnson, Elease Smith, Dorothy Clark, Augusta; uncles, Walter Johnson, Augusta, Roy Johnson, Oxon Hill, Md., P.F. Johnson, Jr., Chicago, Frank W. Johnson, London, England; devoted cousin, Margaret Johnson; a host of other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Donna L. Hazel   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.-Funeral Arrangements for Mrs. Donna Lee Hazel, 50, wife of Mr. Gerald Hazel of North Augusta, SC, who died July 30, 2006, will be announced. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .

Javeon Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Javeon Deshon Anthony Jones entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at University Hospital. Javeon leaves to treasure in his memories: his mother, Laquandra Jones; father, Paul Keith, both of Augusta; four grandmothers, Marian Evans, Gabrielle Dunbar of Augusta, Linda Donald of Hephzibah and Sabrina Jones of Augusta; one grandfather, Freddie Keith, Sr. of Hepzibah; five aunts, Tammy Keith and Lindsey Keith of Hephzibah, Vanessa Chaffino, Taja Miller and Venus Wilson of Augusta; five uncles, Freddie Keith, Jr. and Ronnie Evans of Augusta, Travis Keith, Tarrall Keith and William Crawford of Hephzibah; two god mothers, Kenyetta Jones and Saunderdeanor Hogues, both of Augusta and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be July 31, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral procession will leave from 1622 Applevalley Dr., Augusta, Ga. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 30, 2006, 4 to 6 p.m. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Margaret Gilchrist   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Gilchrist of Mill Street entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the St. Joseph Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Palmer Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will be in McElmurray Spring Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Burke County, Ga. Remains will lie in state in the church from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Family and friends will assemble at 3412 Essex Drive at 1:00 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.

Cory Lyn Slacum (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Memorial services celebrating the life of Cory Lyn Slacum, 37, of Dogwood Drive, Washington will be held Saturday, August 5, 2006 at Fort Washington Park, Washington at 4 p.m. He died Wednesday, July 26 at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Mr. Slacum was a member of the Bobby and Peggy West family of Washington, joining them in 1983. He was the son of Kay Slacum Harrell of Florida and Lyn and Una Slacum of Summerville, S.C. He was a native of Cambridge, Maryland and had lived in Wilkes and Lincoln County for approximately 30 years. He was currently living on Dogwood Drive in Washington with his significant other, Vicky Lynn Gaddis and her daughter, Ashley, where they were eagerly preparing for the arrival of their son, Aaron Tyler. He attended Wilkes County Schools and North Georgia School of Technology in Clarksville, Ga. He was a welder by profession and a member of the Baptist faith, attending churches of the area. Mr. Slacum was employed as a mechanic and welder in the maintenance department of Pilgrim's Pride Elberton, Ga. Survivors include a son, Timothy Paul Slacum of Washington; family members, Robby and Jeanne-Marie West, Elizabeth and Aidan; Molley Skeens, Emily; Jim West and Mable West of Washington; grandmother, Opel Slacum, Cambridge, Maryland; step-grandfather, Vince Giarida, Chester, Maryland; sister, Debra Kay Reeves, Summerville, S.C.; nieces, Amanda and Stephanie Reeves and nephew, Taylor Reeves. Memorial contributions may be made to the family at 640 Lexington Avenue, Washington or the Shock Trauma Unit at the Medical College of Georgia. Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, Ga. was in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ruby Joyce Lane   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Services today at 11:00 a.m., Newhope Worship Center. Interment will be in Westover Memorial Park. Mrs. Lane will line in state at the church one hour prior to service. Thomas L. King Funeral Home.

Javonne Thigpen (AVERA, Ga.)
AVERA, Ga. - Mrs. Javonne Thigpen, age 58, entered into rest July 28, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 31, 2006 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. this evening, at funeral home. Mrs. Thigpen was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was a life long resident of Jefferson County and was retired from Thermo King. Survivors include her husband, Ray Lucius Thigpen; son, Mark (Lisa) Thigpen, Avera, Ga.; stepson, Timmothy (Cathy) Thigpen, Portland, Or.; three brothers, Norman (Gladys) Pittman, Augusta, Ga., Dewayne (Donna) Pittman, Edge Hill, Ga., Benard (Johanna) Pittman, Avera, Ga.; a sister, Vannie (Jimmy) Black, Avera, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Ben and Alison Thigpen, Portland, Or. Pallbearers will be Wade Brooks, L. W. Smith, Rudy Dixon, Mac Alligood, Anthony Clark, and Boyd Williams. Memorials can be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1350 Church Street, Avera, Ga. 30803 James Funeral Home- Wrens, GA. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Kain Martz   (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Our beloved son Xander Kain Martz, 2, went to be with our heavenly father on Saturday, July 29, 2006. Xander was the son of John I. Martz, III and Viviana Puckett Martz and the brother of Jasmine Martz, all of 46 Andover Drive, Graniteville, SC. Surviving with his parents, are his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Martz, Jr., Warrenville, SC; Paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Martz, Sr., North Augusta, SC; paternal great-great grandmother, Mrs. Betty Martz, Rockland, PA; paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Slye, Oil City, PA; paternal great-great grandmother, Mrs. Eunice Slye, Venus, PA; Maternal grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Puckett, Graniteville, SC; maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bedenbaugh, Lexington, SC; aunts, Caroline Stephens, Columbia, SC and Jaclyn Martz, Warrenville, SC and an uncle, Josh Martz, Vaucluse, SC. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, 4 o'clock, at Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Gary Curry officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Please send memorials in the loving memory of Xander Martz, c/o Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 645, Clearwater, SC 29822. Pallbearers will be Josh Martz, Chris Martz, William Martz and Allen Fenstermaker. Friends may call at Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene on Monday evening from 5 until 8. We love you Buddy. Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Connie Brown   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Connie Brown, 44, who entered into rest July 24, 2006 will be conducted this Tuesday, Augusta 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. C.A. Reid, Sr., Memorial Funeral Home, Gibson Chapel, with Rev. J.C. Trowell officiating. Burial will be in the Southview Cemetery. Viewing will be on Monday from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Joe Clemons   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Joe Clemons, III, of 6th Ave. entered into rest July 26, 2006 at his residence. Memorial services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. J.R. Hatney officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Robert Harold Schaub (TOLEDO, OH.)
TOLEDO, OH. - Robert 'Bob' H. Schaub, age 75, died July 26, 2006 at his South Toledo home. Bob attended the University of Toledo and began his career at Owens, Illinois as an electrician. He then became assistant plant manager in development. While working there, Bob progressed through the company in various positions and in different countries including his last assignment as project manager in the plastic bottle division in Italy where he retired. In retirement Bob continued to consult with many are firms. He loved to travel and was an avid golfer who volunteered at the LPGA as Chairman of the Grounds Committee for seven years. He managed the renovation of the veterinarian hospital at The Toledo Zoo where he was a very active volunteer and would rally his friends to do the same for various zoo events. Bob was also an active member of the Maumee Elks and Eagles and a past member of Brandywine Country Club. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Lena; daughters, Debbie (Joey) Newsome, Merry (John Ferns) Schaub and Robin (Stan) Guidera; grandchildren, Heather, Rhett and Heath Newsome; Ryan Jasinski and Zoe Brown; brother, Bill (Linda) Schaub; many nieces and nephews also survive him. Friends may visit the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 South Reynolds Rd. on Saturday, July 29, 2006 where a memorial service beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may take the form of contributions to either The American Cancer Society or The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Bob truly enjoyed life and loved his family, grandchildren and friends very much. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Please view and sign the Guest Registry at www. Coyle FuneralHome.com. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lois G. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dorroh Lee Nowell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGM Robert L. Caldwell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ruby Joyce Lane (EVANS, Ga.)

Cory Lyn Slacum (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Irene Clark Ward (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Connie Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ella Jean Pyle (OAK PARK, Ga.)

Peyton Moses Hawes (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Javeon Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Irene Clark Ward (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Redella W. Butler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gracie L. Clark (EVANS, Ga.)

Betty Jane Arrington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joe Clemons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joe Clemons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Donna L. Hazel (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ethel C. Shelton (THOMSON, Ga.)

James R. Williams (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Robert Harold Schaub (TOLEDO, OH.)

Helen H. Holmes (TRENTON, S.C.)

Kate McCarty (EVANS, Ga.)

Javonne Thigpen (AVERA, Ga.)

Marcus Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Kenneth E. Imler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Kenneth E. Imler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dutch R. Moore (BATH, S.C.)

Celia M. Woody (THOMASVILLE, Ga.)

Charlie Meadows (HARLEM, Ga.)

Kate McCarty (EVANS, Ga.)

Frederick A. Rheney (SMYRNA, Ga.)

Ruby Joyce Lane (EVANS, Ga.)

Naomi Boatwright (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Margaret Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Javonne Thigpen (AVERA, Ga.)

Shelby Greiner Kelly (WAYNESBORO, GA)

Susan Thompson (SNELLING, S.C.)

Dutch R. Moore (BATH, S.C.)

Ethel C. Shelton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Deborah D. Hopper (HEBRON, IN.)

Ronald Maybee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Kain Martz (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Joshwa Albright (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Thomas S. Herndon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Suzanne Moore Echols (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ronald Maybee (ARMY AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lois G. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Alonzo Jennings (AIKEN, S.C.)

Marcus Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Alma E. Brown (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Joseph Mosley (PORTAL, Ga.)

James Lowell Virgo (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Deborah D. Hopper (HEBRON, IN.)

Margaret Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Teaching values in schools
In the past few years, I have been privileged to teach leadership, altruism and heroism in various schools throughout the CSRA. I usually show short portions of two DVDs - one about Augusta's great hero Jimmie Dyess, and another on the history of the Carnegie Medal, America's highest award given to civilians for acts of heroism. This is followed by a few stories about individuals, mostly children, who have done the right thing in difficult situations.

Teaching values in schools
In the past few years, I have been privileged to teach leadership, altruism and heroism in various schools throughout the CSRA. I usually show short portions of two DVDs - one about Augusta's great hero Jimmie Dyess, and another on the history of the Carnegie Medal, America's highest award given to civilians for acts of heroism. This is followed by a few stories about individuals, mostly children, who have done the right thing in difficult situations.

Newest X Games sport pushes the limits of BMX riding

Fans corner

Pressure on for Gatlin to explain positive test

Landis says he'll prove he's not guilty of doping

Overtime

Summer sports camp: How to win at disc golf

Overtime

Newest X Games sport pushes the limits of BMX riding
The riders look down as the crowd gets smaller, the slow elevator ride to the 80-foot platform providing plenty of time to realize just how high they're going. Once at the top, there's no backing out, the only way down a narrow ramp that launches them over a 70-foot gap to a landing that's still 30 feet off the ground.

Pressure on for Gatlin to explain positive test
While his coach claimed Justin Gatlin's positive drug test was a result of sabotage, the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Sunday called for the American sprinter to be banned for "up to life" if the results are confirmed.

Landis says he'll prove he's not guilty of doping
MADRID, Spain - His voice steady and his tone defiant, Floyd Landis vowed he would clear his name of allegations he cheated to win the Tour de France.

Overtime
In a matchup of top rising seniors in the area, Team Georgia held on for a 7-6 win Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium after South Carolina's squad left two men on base in the seventh inning.

Fans corner
What do you think of the prediction that Georgia won't finish first in the SEC East? Do you think Floyd Landis cheated his way to the Tour de France title? What is your opinion of the trades the Braves have made so far?

Overtime
Former Richmond Academy and Aiken Tech player James Stokeling has signed a grant-in-aid to play for Brewton-Parker College, an NAIA school in Mount Vernon, Ga.

Summer sports camp: How to win at disc golf
Disc golf is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States and the best thing about it is you can exercise outdoors for almost nothing.

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Outdoors calendar

Foes line up against webcast

Foes line up against webcast
In a world already infested with reality shows, should hunting join the pack?

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

Norwood a quick learner for Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Three days into the Atlanta Falcons' training camp, rookie running back Jerious Norwood looks like a quick learner.

Falcons: Early part of camp difficult for young players
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Patrick Kerney took a few minutes to work with Tommy Jackson after practice Sunday morning.

Panthers training camp notebook
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - It may be early in training camp, but Carolina linebacker Chris Draft only wanted to talk about the regular season opener against Atlanta on Sept. 10 - and probably provided bulletin board material for the Panthers' biggest rival.

Panthers' Smith injures hamstring
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers All-Pro receiver Steve Smith was carted off the field Saturday with a hamstring injury on the opening day of training camp.

Hartwell's return to health is key for Falcons' defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons fell from the NFC Championship game following the 2004 season to finishing out of the playoffs last year at 8-8.

Catholic women face excommunication for first female ordination in U.S.
PITTSBURGH - Joan Houk has ministered to the sick and needy, run two Roman Catholic parishes that were without priests and has presided over baptisms and funerals. Her calling now, she says, is to be a priest.

Landis certainly not like Bonds

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead

Memorable moments on MTV's 25th anniversary

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
It's as inevitable each summer as sunburn. But you don't have to go outside or splash on calamine lotion.

Memorable moments on MTV's 25th anniversary
NEW YORK - No one knows how to throw a party like MTV. So there must be quite a bash planned for Aug. 1, celebrating 25 years on the air. Right?

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Recreation

Health and fitness calendar

School custodians don't like cleaning gummed-up desks

Reunions

South Aiken swimmer anxious for season to begin

This week

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Library branch hours

Seniors calendar

Pet of the week

Get Smart message is delivered by inmates

Soldiers take the stage at Fort Gordon

Festival gives patrons two days to enjoy fried green tomatoes

Company joins effort to protect children from abuse

Aiken County Farmers Market

Around the block

Events

Across the border

CSRA Bridge results

Adult literacy sites

Recycling centers

Ice cream brings neighbors together

Catholic women face excommunication for first female ordination in U.S.