Photos: Banding together
North Augusta High School band members Kendeshia Bates (from left), Jennifer Gunn and Cam Channell perform at the Bands Across the Savannah competition at North Augusta.

Around the block
The Aiken Jaycees Western Carolina State Fair will continue through Saturday at the Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North. Gates open at 5 p.m. weekdays and at noon weekends. Admission is $6 daily.

Recreation calendar
Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is seeking instructors for classes that include knitting, crocheting, karate, aerobics, pilates, yoga and more.

Photo: Region champions
The Fox Creek High School Lady Predators defeated Ridge Spring-Monetta 25-19, 25-23 and 25-18 last week to win the Region 4-A title and qualify for the state volleyball tournament, which begins Monday. Fox Creek improved its record to 7-2. In the match, Fox Creek's Lindsay Templeton served six aces, Devin Lacey hit six kills and Kristen Williams recorded 12 assists. The Lady Predators will have home-court advantage in the playoffs.

Five questions with Capt. Randy Mosley
Capt. Randy Mosley, of the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, is the program coordinator for Project Lifesaver of North Augusta/Aiken County Inc., a public safety program used to find missing persons who suffer from dementia-type disorders.

Costumes are big at Jack-o'-Lantern Jubilee
The highlight of the annual Jack-o'-Lantern Jubilee is probably the children's costume contest.

County's roads get a fall cleaning
Couches, refrigerators, a boat. Those are some of the items South Carolina Department of Transportation maintenance crews picked up in Aiken County during the agency's annual fall cleanup Sept. 11-15.

Literacy resources
Here are some phone numbers of adult literacy sites:

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.

Photo: Helping the children
Helping the children Lt. Col. Brett Hale, the commander of the 345th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Gordon, greets a pupil at Al Imam Primary School in the Iraqi village of Bani Sa'ad. A team of soldiers recently donated school and athletic supplies to the newly built elementary school.

Where we worship
Pastor Gerald Haynes leads a congregation of about 70 at the New Life Praise Tabernacle.

Rants and raves
A rave to South Carolina for not moving the flag again. That flag does not offend the NAACP. They just want to keep trouble going. So keep it where it is, because it looks good there.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. 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 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

City of Aiken soccer standings
Soccer standings and results for City of Aiken youth soccer.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the October 9-15 Masterpoint Race

Calendar
The Aiken Community Playhouse presents Lying in State at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

The history of SRS is the history of the nuclear age
In the past few years, many newcomers have moved into the area.

Voices from the street
What promise would you make to the people if you were running for governor of the state?

Meetings
The Aiken Toastmasters meet the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:45 p.m. at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center.

Seniors play games
Aiken resident Dick Grant recognized the sound of jubilation from the other side of Hole-N-One Miniature Golf and Games.

Events
Camping reservations for coastal state parks should be made by telephone, mail or in person at least 14 days before occupancy dates for a minimum of four nights during the week or three nights on weekends.

In our community
The Aiken Historical Society meets three times each year and includes about 150 members.

Personal report card shows some plusses and minuses
Well, the first nine weeks of my first year of teaching are over. I have so many emotions about how I think it went that it's difficult to articulate them. My mind is spinning, contemplating my successes and my weaknesses as a teacher.

Police bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 5-13. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Reunions
The North Augusta High School Class of 1991 is seeking classmates for a 15-year reunion on Friday, November 24.

Photo: At the fair
Robert House, of Falmouth, Ky., who works for Paradise Amusements Inc., gets the horses on the carousel clean for the Western Carolina State Fair at the Aiken Fairgrounds. The fair, sponsored by the Aiken Jaycees, runs through Saturday.

Reassessment cap could cost homeowners
The South Carolina General Assembly responded to cries for property tax relief from homeowners by crafting a two-part plan.

School board hopefuls field questions at education forum
Candidates in two contested school board races participated in an education forum Tuesday at Old Storm Branch Baptist Church in Clearwater.

Calendar
Boshears Skyfest opens at 9 a.m. today at Daniel Field. Attractions include a history tent, carnival, military demonstrations, skydiving, displays, airplane and helicopter rides and more.

Pet of the week
Glenda, a 5-month-old mix, is available for adoption through the CSRA Humane Society. Adoptions are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the organization's headquarters, 425 Wood St., Augusta.

Spotted in Carolina
For more photos. log on to The Augusta Chronicle's blog at spotted.augusta.com.

Library listings
Locations, operating hours, and contact information for libraries serving the Aiken County area.

Recycling briefs
City of North Augusta Recycling Center, 101 Clay Pit Road, takes newspaper, cardboard, plastic bottles and milk jugs, glass and tin cans.

Health Calendar
The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

North Augusta Hall of Fame honors sports enthusiasts
For the second straight year, the North Augusta Hall of Fame will honor five people for their contributions to sports.

Athlete Spotlight: Brett Godwin
Brett Godwin can think of no better way to end his football career at Midland Valley High School than by guiding his team deep into the state playoffs.

Tigers trying to forget 2003
There was the night a rookie outfielder hit a grand slam for his first major league homer, but later tore up his knee and got taken off the field on a flatbed cart.

Unexpected, disrespected
DETROIT - Ivan Rodriguez gave Placido Polanco a playful slap upside the head, and they both laughed. Raring to go, they grabbed some bats, bolted the clubhouse and got ready to hit.

Unexpected, disrespected

Augusta has many ties to biggest stage

Cards fly right in opener
With the right rookie on the mound, it was the scrappy St. Louis Cardinals who looked sharp in the World Series.

Tigers trying to forget 2003

Augusta has many ties to biggest stage
"They have come. The greatest aggregation of baseball stars that were ever gathered together on one team are in Augusta."

Twins manager signs deal

Twins manager signs deal
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins have missed the playoffs only once in Ron Gardenhire's five seasons running the team. That was the year he learned the most about managing.

The day after: Mets looking toward 2007

Cards fly right in opener

The day after: Mets looking toward 2007
NEW YORK - David Wright joined a couple of teammates for dinner after the New York Mets' season ended. It was not a festive scene.

She who runs the dial is in charge

Emmett David Hudson

Luke Allen & Lawton Gaige Blankenship
Gib and Jennifer Blankenship, of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their sons, Luke Allen and Lawton Gaige, born on August 10, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Chloe Anne Crowe
Joanna Marie Hall of and Patrick William Crowe, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Anne, born on September 26, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Parker James Chavous
Mark and Madlen Chavous, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker James, born on September 14, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brianna Ashleigh Lovett
Brian and Holley Lovett of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brianna Ashleigh, born on September 25, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brianna Ashleigh Lovett

Weston Thomas Evans

Weston Thomas Evans
Nathan and Angie Evans, of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Weston Thomas, born September 18, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Abigail Laine

Marque Hznri Smyre
Russell and Ekko Smyre III, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Marque Hznri, born September 23, 2006 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Chloe Anne Crowe

Emmett David Hudson
J.T. and Kesley Hudson of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Emmett David, born on September 26, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Parker James Chavous

Alayne Diane Bridges
Brandon and Lara Bridges of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alayne Diane, born on September 25, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

TyCameron Devahnte Williams

Kaden Evan

Marque Hznri Smyre

Luke Allen & Lawton Gaige Blankenship

Chloe Evangeline Crabb

Finnian Joseph
Mack and Kim Taylor, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Finnian Joseph, born on September 4, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Alayne Diane Bridges

Abigail Laine
Todd and Sarah Wilson of Macon, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Laine, born on August 8, 2006, at Coliseum Hospital in Macon.

Finnian Joseph

TyCameron Devahnte Williams
Tykeshia Samoan Williams and John Alexander Ruffin, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, TyCameron Devahnte, born on September 27, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaden Evan
Alan and Jeannett Hyatt, of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kaden Evan, born on September 26, 2006 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Chloe Evangeline Crabb
Timothy and Sonya Crabb, of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Evangeline, born October 5, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

One man's trash ...

Property transfers

Developer finds his Destiny in construction of new city
This is about as close to nowhere as it gets in quickly sprawling Florida.

Business licenses

Business calendar
The UGA Small Business Development Center will present a workshop called Bookkeeping Basics for area small business owners on Monday at 6 p.m. at Sandersville Technical College.

Ginnie Mae funds could turn out to be very rewarding
If the Federal Reserve does as expected and leaves short-term interest rates unchanged Tuesday, investors looking for a conservative-income mutual fund might consider those that invest in Ginnie Maes. Some fund managers believe these government-backed mortgages can perform well in a stable interest rate environment.

Kia plant hailed as a boon for economy in Southeast
WEST POINT, Ga. - Officials from Georgia and Korea hailed the development of Kia Motors Corp.'s $1.2 billion auto plant in Troup County as an economic boon for the Southeast as they turned over ceremonial shovels full of sand Friday near the Georgia-Alabama line.

Bank reaches $1 billion in assets

Revolutionary Taurus rolls to stop this week
Sometime this week, the assembly line at a Ford plant near Atlanta will come to a halt, signaling the end of a family sedan so revolutionary that its 1985 debut changed forever the way cars look, feel and drive.

Kia plant hailed as a boon for economy in Southeast

Dunkin' Donuts expands in South
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - When asked how he got his own Dunkin' Donuts store, Joe Rando holds up the afternoon cup of coffee he's just poured for himself.

Dunkin' Donuts expands in South

Bank reaches $1 billion in assets
The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust Co. on Friday announced it has reached $1 billion in assets four years after passing the half-billion dollar mark.

One man's trash ...
When people ask Dennis Gaines what he does for a living, he has a standard answer. "I work in garbage all day long, and the smell is terrible," he said.

Developer finds his Destiny in construction of new city

On the move, Biz Bits

Business licenses
The following are business licenses from Richmond County for August:

Ginnie Mae funds could turn out to be very rewarding

On the move, Biz Bits
Jeffrey C. Brower has been named general manager of The Partridge Inn by owner The West Paces Hotel Group. He will oversee all areas of hotel operations and service, including food and beverage, rooms, reservations, banquets, meeting rooms and support departments. Mr. Brower was previously employed as general manager of the Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa in Sausalito, Calif.

Business calendar

Revolutionary Taurus rolls to stop this week

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 4-11. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Editorial Cartoon 102206 - The Augusta Chronicle

Beware of seniors in planning cuts

Beware of seniors in planning cuts
City Administrator Fred Russell presented commissioners with a 2007 budget proposal last week with $6.6 million in cuts. When this budget is passed, elephants will fly.

Georgia Tech exposed by Clemson's big plays

Jackets, Tigers fighting for more

Georgia Tech exposed by Clemson's big plays
Clemson left no doubt Saturday as to the identity of the Atlantic Coast Conference's best team.

Jackets, Tigers fighting for more
CLEMSON, S.C. - Everything that indicates a big Atlantic Coast Conference game is here - except the teams who usually dominate the league.

Top 25 roundup

Schembechler falls ill at taping
Former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler was admitted to a cardiac-care unit for observation at an Ann Arbor hospital Friday after he felt ill at the taping of a weekly television show.

SEC Roundup

Southern conference wrapup
Tory Cooper ran for a career-high 204 yards and two touchdowns, including the winning 8-yard score in overtime, as The Citadel beat Western Carolina 30-27 in Southern Conference action Saturday.

National Roundup

Schembechler falls ill at taping

ACC Roundup

National Roundup
It didn't take long for Carson Williams to get comfortable. The freshman quarterback couldn't rally Army to victory against Texas Christian, but he did give coach Bobby Ross something to consider as his team makes a push for a bowl bid.

Seminoles fall to ACC cellar
DeJuan Tribble's 36-yard interception return for a touchdown capped a 21-point second quarter Saturday and No. 22 Boston College held off Florida State 24-19.

Seminoles fall to ACC cellar

SEC Roundup
Arian Foster dived into the end zone with 3:28 left, completing a rally that gave No. 7 Tennessee a 16-13 victory over Alabama on Saturday.

ACC Roundup
Miami came to Duke embarrassed after getting caught up in one of the worst on-field fights in college football history. The last thing the beleaguered Hurricanes needed was another reason for shame - a loss to the lowly Blue Devils.

Southern conference wrapup

Top 25 roundup
Brady Quinn and Jeff Samardzija added another chapter to Notre Dame's storied history.

Most important vote Nov. 7 is for David Roper for judge

No turning back
The president is under pressure from both sides of the aisle to find new tactics in the Iraq war. And he says he's open to it.

Nuclear projects gain regional support
Our two-state region has an opportunity to become an enormous player in nuclear power projects in the years ahead, providing the leadership stays large and enthusiastic.

Here comes the judge
Being a judge is a reactive job. Judges deal with wrongdoing after the fact. Well, Wade Padgett is different.

Nuclear projects gain regional support

No turning back

Here comes the judge

Most important vote Nov. 7 is for David Roper for judge
If they had a factory for judges, David Roper just might be the prototype.

Eagles lose overtime thriller to No. 1 team
It was another disappointment in a season of disappointments for Georgia Southern. But this disappointment brought some hope.

Jackets add more meat to defense
Clemson's defense pulled a trick Saturday most magician's would envy. The Tigers made Georgia Tech's Calvin Johnson disappear.

ACC becoming more wide open
The tailgate talk around Death Valley on Saturday revolved around a changing of the guard in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Georgia Tech exposed by Clemson's big plays
Clemson left no doubt Saturday as to the identity of the Atlantic Coast Conference's best team.

Eagles lose overtime thriller to No. 1 team

Georgia Tech exposed by Clemson's big plays

Jackets add more meat to defense

ACC becoming more wide open

Leader slowed by suspension of play
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Justin Rose was still on the course and still atop the leaderboard when the sun went down Friday.

Leader slowed by suspension of play

Matteson holds one-shot lead

Matteson holds one-shot lead
Troy Matteson has turned his rookie season into a rousing success. He did it in four weeks, too.

Meeks and Lions bull to victory

Bulldogs grind out win

Thoroughbreds hang on

Prep Rewind

Warriors knock out Jefferson County

Prep score recap

High School Roundup

Warriors knock out Jefferson County
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Jefferson County coach J.B. Arnold looked like a country preacher who'd just finished off a wonderful revival Friday night.

High School Roundup
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Jefferson County coach J.B. Arnold looked like a country preacher who'd just finished a tent revival.

Thoroughbreds hang on
NORTH AUGUSTA - South Aiken could have stayed home Friday night and enjoyed the fair.

Meeks and Lions bull to victory
As a senior starter, Augusta Christian tailback Kyle Meeks said he likes his role as a main workhorse in the Lions' offense.

Prep Rewind
Jefferson County junior phenom A.J. Harmon predicted a win. So did teammate Tim Nelson.

Bulldogs grind out win
THOMSON - The first half of Glenn Hills' game against Thomson left fans of both schools wondering whether they had come to watch a defensive clinic. Either that or a punting demonstration.

Prep score recap
A recap of the week's prep football scores for Georgia and South Carolina

NHL Roundup

Sabres stop Carolina, get 12th win in a row

NHL Roundup
Ilya Kovalchuk broke out of his slump with two goals, Marian Hossa scored on a penalty shot and the Atlanta Thrashers kept up the best start in franchise history, beating the Florida Panthers 4-2 Saturday night.

Sabres stop Carolina, get 12th win in a row
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Maxim Afinogenov had a goal and two assists, and Thomas Vanek added a goal and an assist to help the Buffalo Sabres remain unbeaten and set a franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory, 5-4, over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

She who runs the dial is in charge
Yep, you can do all your studies and surveys and focus groups to try to figure out if men and women are inherently equal, but the findings never address thermostats and why their adjustment means so much to women and so little to men.

Crowds made Greek Festival a success
On behalf of the entire community of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the city of Augusta and to all of our guests for their support in making our 17th annual Greek Festival a spectacular success.Debi Ballas, Martinez

Three things are certain: death, taxes and campaign distortions
Every taxpayer knows that the income tax system is broken. Our tax system is overly complex, unfair and even destructive to the national interest. The income tax code is an almost indecipherable 60,000-page-long mess because the political process of amending the tax code serves members of Congress' financial and power interests very well, but badly eclipses the best interests of the people and the nation.

S.C. elementary school is far from flunking

Three things are certain: death, taxes and campaign distortions

GOP hypocrites are ruining America

Nuclear tests are damaging our planet
As a layman who studies the sciences, I would like to bring something to your attention regarding North Korea's most recent nuclear test.Gregory J. Topliff, Warrenville, S.C.

So-called 'devious agenda' confusing

So-called 'devious agenda' confusing
In the letter "Democrats have a devious agenda" (Oct. 17), it is easy to see how desperate Paul Rosenthal is at the prospect of losing control of the legislative branch. But it's very difficult for him to make a case against "hate-filled letters," written by "loony, lying liberals" spewing "fecal fallacies" when he seems to be stooping to the level he condemns. By writing his own "predictable diatribe," he loses any credibility he might be straining for.Stephen Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

Vote down the upcoming bond issue
This is to urge all Columbia County property owners to vote no on all four parts of the bond issue.V.C. Anderson, Martinez

GOP hypocrites are ruining America
I am a Christian and a member of a Southern Baptist church. I am not a member of the religious right led by the likes of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and other Republicans who blindly follow George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.Anne Cook, Augusta

S.C. elementary school is far from flunking
Shame on you for the headline of your Oct. 6 Metro section, "11 Aiken County schools flunk." As principal of one of those schools, I assure you we are far from flunking.John Mills, Wagener, S.C.

Don't let the Dems get away with it

North Korea? Blame Carter and Clinton
The news from North Korea should send a message to Jimmy Carter: Shut up! Bill Clinton could take a hint, too.Franklin R. Cox, Warrenton

Vote down the upcoming bond issue

Crowds made Greek Festival a success

Nuclear tests are damaging our planet

North Korea? Blame Carter and Clinton

Don't let the Dems get away with it
Paul Rosenthal's letter ("Democrats have a devious agenda," Oct. 17) was a factual, intellectual and fairly complete assessment of the trash that the liberal Democrats have in store for us if they succeed in their unprincipled lust to regain power, at any price, including the endangerment of our national security.Vern J. Simon, Evans

Run for it

Insulation can help cut heating bills

Look ahead

Stucco receives total makeover

Run for it
Last spring, you might have stood at your front door and thought to yourself, "You know, now would be a good time to start running."

Stucco receives total makeover
Charles and April Neel appreciate old houses. They are grateful for the nooks and crannies, deep moldings, generous windows and wood floors - all jumping off points for their and their friends' imaginations.

Look ahead
Are you gathering canned goods for local food pantries? Gathering used shoes, cell phones, eyeglasses to send to third world countries? Need help getting your volunteer organization off the ground? We want to know about it.

Insulation can help cut heating bills
With prices for some types of heating fuel falling, many families can expect to pay less this winter to keep their houses warm - but that shouldn't stop them from adopting energy-saving strategies to lower bills even further.

Lynx begin season with loss

Lynx take first win of season

Lynx begin season with loss
Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson talked all through camp about how critical the power play would be at the start of the season, thanks to the ECHL's crack-down on penalties.

Lynx take first win of season
The Augusta Lynx bounced back from their disappointing loss in the season opener with an enthusiastic wire-to-wire effort Saturday night, holding on to beat the Gwinnett Gladiators 6-5 at James Brown Arena.

Across Georgia

Ready for display
Three-year-old Hayley Lock, of Salley, puts the finishing touches on her jack-o'-lantern during a pumpkin-carving contest at Roy Warner Park in Wagener. Hayley's mother helped her carve the pumpkin. A teacher workday meant that many children had the day off from school to get their jack-o'-lanterns ready for Halloween.

Bout is sequel for pair
Listening to U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., and his Republican opponent, former Congressman Max Burns, is like walking into the middle of a two-year-long argument.

Where we live

Cancer battle is team effort

Photo: Dream come true

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Study evaluates area needs

Two PSC positions open

Across Georgia

Across the Southeast

Across the area

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Tougher task ahead for Martin

Immigrants flock to GOP districts
It's a slice of Americana: children playing soccer on a sunny Saturday morning, their parents cheering them on. But at these soccer fields, the dominant language is Spanish, the food truck sells authentic Mexican and few of the adults are eligible to vote.

Eerie nights mark change in 9th Ward

Across the area
The Columbia County Health Department has announced that flu shots will be given out from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Grovetown City Hall. The cost is $20 per dose.

Driver course to be given on Web
A computer mouse might soon complement the stick shift for Georgia teens needing driver's education courses.

Budget proposal calls for job cuts

Across the area

News you can use
CASTING CALL: A casting call for Who's Your Caddy? will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. at Club 706, 2623 Deans Bridge Road. Casting directors are looking for people interested in being part of a club scene to be shot in Augusta later this fall.

Rants and raves
I'VE BEEN ADVISED by this newspaper to have emergency medications stockpiled. I would like this newspaper to name one physician in the United States who would give me a bottle of antibiotics, corticosteroids, antihistamines, tamiflu and opiate painkillers to keep on hand in my emergency box. Bet they have them in their homes.

And action!

Many delight in holiday frights

Cagle is no longer the underdog
Almost from the time he was born, state Sen. Casey Cagle says, he has never been a favorite.

Actress stresses diligence

Few: 'Share in the view of this city'

Ruling helps make way for new library

Many delight in holiday frights
For Misty Poffenberger, Halloween was the one time of year she could be anything she wanted.

Kerry returns to start of quest

Gilyard 'Looking for something different'

Organizers place rules on vendors

Driver course to be given on Web

Photo: The big day

Across the Southeast
As town twinning goes, it has been a decidedly one-way relationship between the people of Manteo, N.C., and Bideford, a coastal town in southern England.

Baker blasted on involvement

Study evaluates area needs
Johnny George usually comes home to Harrisburg after work and flips on the PlayStation to unwind.

Two PSC positions open
ATLANTA -- As energy prices continue to be a volatile subject for industries and homeowners in Georgia, two spots on the Georgia Public Service Commission board are up for grabs in next month's general election.

Buckley banks on education
Even Allen Buckley knows his bid for the lieutenant governor's office is a long shot.

Actress stresses diligence
Life is about change. But more importantly, it's also about how we deal with that change.

Texans take comedian's bid for governor seriously
Richard Kinky Friedman is standing, sans cowboy boots, in his suite at the Hilton as a third day of election stumping ends, remote in hand and Fox News on the tube. His campaign manager is doing his best to reassure Texas' most unlikely gubernatorial candidate that he might just win.

Who will be the new face of Augusta?
The Augusta Chronicle spent a day with each candidate. Last Sunday, we offered a slice of life on and off the campaign trail for Mr. Copenhaver and Steven Kendrick, the first two to grant us access. Today, we tell the stories of William "Gil" Gilyard III and Ronnie Few.

Across South Carolina

Budget proposal calls for job cuts
The man in charge of Augusta's trees and parks is one of the city employees whose jobs might be eliminated if City Administrator Fred Russell's latest budget plan is finally approved.

Research attempts to explain road rage
Obscene gestures, chilling glares, and tailgating by drivers can wreak havoc on the roads, sometimes leading to dangerous and deadly situations.

Kid of the Day
Raven Alexis Thomas, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

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

Kerry returns to start of quest
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sen. John Kerry, returning to the city where he began his quest for the presidency, thanked supporters Friday and said he has no problem campaigning in a red state such as heavily Republican South Carolina.

Politick correctly

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport owes the company that runs the retail shops in the facility's Atrium $3.3 million because post-Sept. 11 security measures have hurt profits for the stores, according to a court ruling Thursday.

Ready for display

Ruling helps make way for new library
A judge has lifted a restraining order that blocked the demolition of a downtown building where the new Augusta library will be built.

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - At the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia on Thursday night, a Fort Mill cop who spent $20 on lottery tickets made a million bucks.

Texans take comedian's bid for governor seriously

Bush plans return trip to campaign for Burns
SAVANNAH, Ga. - For the second time in two months, President Bush will travel to Georgia to campaign for former Republican congressman Max Burns, considered one of the GOP's best bets to defeat a House Democrat in November.

10,000 show up for aerial celebration

Across the Southeast
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee drew criticism from a Jewish Democratic group Friday for jokingly crediting his 100-pound weight loss to a stay in a concentration camp.

Role of office is argued
ATLANTA - Georgia's Department of Labor is viewed as one of the best in the country, according to Michael Thurmond, who is vying for his third term to lead the agency.

Cancer battle is team effort
ATHENS, Ga. - The Friday morning walks for Katharyn Richt and friends started near the beginning of football season. Heading off from the Five Points section of Athens, the trek by foot stretched as long as 18 miles.

Bush plans return trip to campaign for Burns

Across the area
Those wishing to adopt a pet may visit the Columbia County Animal Care and Control office from 8 a.m. to noon today. Special adoption prices will be offered for a variety of dogs, cats and rabbits.

Immigrants flock to GOP districts

Gilyard 'Looking for something different'
Plates of eggs, bacon, fruit and raisin bread are on the dining room table, but Dianne Gilyard feels the need to apologize to her guests for what isn't there.

Voter ID letter investigation requested

Bout is sequel for pair

Across South Carolina
Gov. Mark Sanford's youngest brother has risked his share of Sanford family land in Beaufort County on a company that makes novelty items such as insulated foam holders that keep soft drinks chilled.

News you can use

Across the Southeast

Organizers place rules on vendors
With two weeks to put the party together, a new committee formed to run November's First Friday plans to curb the afterparty by cracking down on rogue street vendors.

Cagle is no longer the underdog

Politick correctly
Lawrence Hammond says he was simply introducing himself as a candidate for Columbia County school board chairman at a recent Lakeside High School football game.

News you can use
What do you get dialing 2-1-1? An around-the-clock crisis and referral hot line that is now in 36 states, including Georgia and South Carolina, according to the United Way of America's Web site, unitedway.org.

And action!
AIKEN - Cameras will begin rolling today at New Bridge Polo & Country Club to film scenes for Who's Your Caddy.

Across Georgia
When 4,000 Fort Stewart soldiers leave for a third combat tour in January, they'll likely be headed to one of two volatile areas of Iraq: Baghdad or the western Al Anbar province.

Baker blasted on involvement
ATLANTA - When the incumbent is a Democrat who says he wants to streamline the execution process and comes endorsed by the National Rifle Association, a conservative isn't likely to find many high-profile issues to disagree with him on.

10,000 show up for aerial celebration
Andrea Yingling said Boshears Skyfest is more than just entertainment for children.

Across South Carolina

Tougher task ahead for Martin
During his campaign for the second-highest office in Georgia, former Human Resources Commissioner Jim Martin has talked frequently about how overcoming difficult times in his life shaped his views on key issues.

Buckley banks on education

Research attempts to explain road rage

Voter ID letter investigation requested
U.S. Rep. John Lewis and two U.S. senators have requested a federal investigation into the State Election Board's mailing of letters erroneously telling voters they must show a photo ID to cast a ballot Nov. 7.

Eerie nights mark change in 9th Ward
The noises - the rumble of an engine, the skittering of a rat, a nagging dog bark - are startling, perhaps because there is so little to break the nighttime silence.

Photo: Dream come true
Amanda Eury gets out of her wheelchair to get a closer look at her new 1944 Ford fire truck in Spartanburg, S.C. The 19-year-old, who has several illnesses, loves everything about being a firefighter, especially the trucks, and she has been adopted by several local fire departments. Amanda gets to take the surprise gift home to play in; the truck does not run.

Few: 'Share in the view of this city'
It's a little past noon on a Tuesday, and three of the city's mayoral candidates gear up for the questions set to come their way from a group of black ministers at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Photo: The big day
With a little coaxing from her mother, Laura Miyazaki (center), Shelby Miyazaki, 2, poses for photographer Mike Tripp near the fountain at the Ninth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta. Shelby was dressed up to be the flower girl at her aunt's wedding later in the day.

Role of office is argued

Lynx hit the ice

Who will be the new face of Augusta?

Rants and raves
I'VE BEEN ADVISED by this newspaper to have emergency medications stockpiled. I would like this newspaper to name one physician in the United States who would give me a bottle of antibiotics, corticosteroids, antihistamines, tamiflu and opiate painkillers to keep on hand in my emergency box. Bet they have them in their homes.

Lynx hit the ice
The Augusta Lynx and Columbia Inferno wait for the puck to drop at the beginning of the first period.

News you can use

Tigers win the big matchup, but little decided
The new "it" rivalry in the Atlantic Coast Conference begs one question - this is IT?

Auto roundup
Jack Sprague took the lead when NASCAR took it away from Ted Musgrave with 61 laps to go Saturday and won for the first time in 13 career starts at tight and tricky Martinsville Speedway in NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series.

NASCAR Notes
Ward Burton sat around and waited for the right job offer in NASCAR for nearly two years. Apparently, work at the No. 4 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet was that job.

Busch gets Martinsville pole

Changing course in the stretch run

Changing course in the stretch run
At least one driver has declared himself out of contention in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship after each of the past five races. A day later, they all changed their minds.

Auto roundup

NASCAR Notes

Busch gets Martinsville pole
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kurt Busch won the pole Friday for the Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway, then he quickly gave the credit to everyone else at Penske Racing South, past and present.

NBA overview

NBA overview
Once the South Beach parties had all dwindled and Pat Riley committed to coming back, the dapper Miami coach got to work on his plan for keeping the Heat atop the NBA.

Backs stand tall for rivals

NFL Power Rankings

Panthers' rookie brushes aside gridiron stress

Vick's woes enhanced by receivers' poor play

Engram has virus, disease; Leftwich's ankle flares up

Ward makes Falcons regret 'passed' decision

Rachel L. Dunlap   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Rachel L. Dunlap, 89, of Five Notch Road, North Augusta, SC, who died October 19, 2006, will be conducted this Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Dr. James C. Adams and Dr. T. Joseph Lusk officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post #71 Building Fund, P.O. Box 6036, North Augusta, SC 29861. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements. (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .

Everett Newsome (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Lewis Everett Newsome, age 66, beloved husband of Julia Newsome, died Thursday, October 19, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 3:00PM Sunday October 22, 2006 in the Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Garvin and Dr. C. Richard Dendler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to the Sweetwater Baptist Church Renovation Fund 1606 Wrens Hwy. Thomson, GA 30824. You may sign the online guestbook at www.curtisfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Curtis Funeral Home.

Heyward Johnson   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Heyward "Jimmy" Johnson, who was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie B. Johnson, entered into rest on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Hill, Sr. officiating. Survivors are a son, Heyward L. (Sandra) Johnson, Sr., Hephzibah, Ga.; daughter, Cathy L. Johnson, Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Heyward L. (Akisha) Johnson, Jr., Seattle, WA and Kierstin L. Johnson, Hephzibah, Ga.; adopted daughters, Mary Stewart, Yvonne Bussey, and Sylvia Jackson, all of Augusta; sister-in-law, Mrs. Rosa Durman, Vicksburg, MS; and brother-in-law, Henry (Janie) Middleton, Vicksburg, MS. Heyward was reared as brothers and sisters with his cousins, Mamie Just-Buddy, Georgia (Jimmy) Reynolds, Rosa Ayers, all of Philadelphia, Pa., Sammy Johnson, Jr., Lenes Johnson, Catherine Reyes, of Bronx, N.Y., Rev. Vergia Cohen, Pineland,S.C., Cynthia (Moses) McCauley, Augusta; godchildren, Samuel "Butch" Williams, Bonita Williams, Demetrius Williams, Christopher Jackson, Corey Jackson, all of Augusta, Rosemary Hamilton, Evans, Ga. and Janice (Charles) Freeman, Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Heyward Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Heyward "Jimmy" Johnson, who was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie B. Johnson, entered into rest on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Hill, Sr. officiating. Mr. Johnson was born on August 30, 1929 in Barnwell, S.C. to the late Theodore Brooks and Leola "Red" Johnson. Heyward "Jimmy" Johnson joined Rosemary Baptist Church in Ulmer, S.C. at an early age. He later joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. F.H. Hart and remained until he was called to his eternal home. He drove taxi cabs and worked at Royal Crown Bottling Company. He also was employed by Haverty's Furniture Store for several years. Later he worked at Lenwood Division-Veterans Administration Hospital. He retired from the VA with 36 years of service. He served in the Korean War and later served in the Vietnam War with the 319th Transportation Company, during which time he earned the Bronze Star medal. He retired from the United States Army Reserve as a Sergeant First Class (SFC) with over 35 years of service. Survivors are a son, Heyward L. (Sandra) Johnson, Sr., Hephzibah, Ga.; daughter, Cathy L. Johnson, Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Heyward L. (Akisha) Johnson, Jr., Seattle, WA and Kierstin L. Johnson, Hephzibah, Ga.; adopted daughters, Mary Stewart, Yvonne Bussey, and Sylvia Jackson, all of Augusta; sister-in-law, Mrs. Rosa Durman, Vicksburg, MS; and brother-in-law, Henry (Janie) Middleton, Vicksburg, MS. Heyward was reared as brothers and sisters with his cousins, Mamie Just-Buddy, Georgia (Jimmy) Reynolds, Rosa Ayers, all of Philadelphia, Pa., Sammy Johnson, Jr., Lenes Johnson, Catherine Reyes, of Bronx, N.Y., Rev. Vergia Cohen, Pineland, S.C., Cynthia (Moses) McCauley, Augusta; godchildren, Samuel "Butch" Williams, Bonita Williams, Demetrius Williams, Christopher Jackson, Corey Jackson, all of Augusta, Rosemary Hamilton, Evans, Ga. and Janice (Charles) Freeman, Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

John Hancock   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - John Arthur Hancock, Sr., 87, beloved husband of Vera Bradford Hancock for 66 years died in his home on Thursday, October 19, 2006. He was born on November 8, 1918 in Cook County, Ga., to the late Joe Adam and Clifford Lee Griner Hancock. Mr. Hancock retired from the John P. King Manufacturing Company "King Mill" in 1984 after 45 years of service and was a member of the VFW, Masons, and the Cattle Association of Burke County. He was a veteran who served in the United States Army during peace time and the United States Navy during WWII. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons, John A. Hancock, Jr. and his wife Lisa, of Franklin, TN; Winston D. Hancock and his wife Betsy, of Augusta; Clifford Lee Hancock and his wife Debra, of Hephzibah; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one sister, Glossie Giddens. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2006 in the Chapel of DeLoach - Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, with Rev. Dan Bowen officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2006 at DeLoach - Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Rd. Augusta, Ga. 30904. DeLoach - Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah (706) 592-5000. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Susie Bush-Harrison (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Departed this life Tuesday, October 17, 2006, Mrs. Susie Ann Bush-Harrison of 517 E. Pine St., New Ellenton, S.C. Funeral services will be today, Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the Runs Missionary Baptist Church, Beech Island, S.C. with Rev. Freddie Lee Bush officiating. The interment will immediately follow in the church cemetery. The funeral cortege will leave the residence, 517 E. Pine St., New Ellenton, S.C., at 1:20 p.m. Cheatham Funeral Homes, Inc. 520 Hickory Ave., East, New Ellenton, S.C. 803-652-2422.

Guy Anthony Meyer   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Guy Anthony "Killer" Meyer, age 42, of Augusta, entered into rest, Thursday, October 19, 2006 at University Hospital. Mr. Meyer was a native of Augusta, Ga. He was a truck driver and loved fishing. Family members include his parents Harry and Sylvia Meyer of Augusta, Ga., sister Katrina Joines, brother Kyle Meyer and his wife Rebecca, nephews Nicholas Joines and Kyle E. Meyer, III, and niece Paige Larscey all of Augusta, Ga. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, October 23, 2006 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906, (706)798-8886. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

James Thames   (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - James Willie Thames, Jr, 56 passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at his residence. Born to the late James Willie Thames, Sr and Videll Beasley Thames in Waynesboro, Ga on June, 17, 1950. Mr. Thames worked for Burke Manufacturing Company for over 20 years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved and enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and great grandchild. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lillie E. Thames; children, Brenda Griffin (William) of Baxley, GA, Wanda Hammett (Ellie), James "Will" Thames, III and Jo Thames all of Waynesboro, GA; sisters, Margie Steinberg (Bob) of Hartford, CT,, Betty Cleveland (Dennis) of Dallas, TX, Shirley Haymen (Frank) of Waynesboro,GA; brothers, Ben Thames (Judy) of Columbus, GA, Glenn Thames (Patricia) of Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Walter "Buck" Hammett, Chris Griffin, Kristin Hammett, April Hammett and Ryan Thames; and great grandchild, Michael Hammett. Several nieces and nephews and many loving friends also survive. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro with the Rev. Ken Young officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Donald "Duck" Thames, Joseph "Smokey" Thames, Carl "Pumkin" Thames, Charles "T-bow" Thames, Albert "BooBoo" Thames and Steve Quick. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-8 PM. DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, 706-554-3531. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Leonard Alfred Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Leonard Alfred Jones of Broad Street entered into rest Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at the residence. Memorial service will be held in St. Louis, MO. Survivors are his wife, Nicole M. Jones; children, Leonard (Sherry) Ayana and Christopher Jones, St. Louis, MO; sisters, Janet M. Gorden, Augusta and Natalie McDaniel; one brother, Leonard Jones, St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Cydney, Melvin, III, Meoni and Leonard Lamonte; aunt, Lillian Thomas; nieces, Latonya Gorden, Tedra (Williams) Ridley, Sherita (Reginald) Rosier; brother-in-law, Michael Mack, St. Louis, MO; great nieces, nephews; cousins; and other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Jerry B. White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Jerry B. White, Sr., age 74, of Augusta, entered into rest on Friday, October 20, 2006 at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center. A native of Ensley, AL, he had resided in the Augusta area since being stationed here in 1965 from Korea. A Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he had retired in May of 1969 from the U.S. Army as an E-7, SFC Instructor with the Signal Corp. at Ft. Gordon. After retirement, he enjoyed various pursuits including working as a Produce Manager at Piggly-Wiggly, Insurance Sales with Delta Life and helping his best friend Tony Moates with his plumbing business. He was a member of the American Legion Post 205, the 40 & 8 and was a former member of the VFW. Mr. White was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church, Hephzibah, GA. He is preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Smith and a grand- daughter, Beverly Lamb. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Helen White; 2 sons, Jerry B. White,Jr., (Kim) Evans, GA and Ralph A. Carney, (Diane) Augusta, GA; 3 daughters, Laurie Bugg (Charles Stanley), Hephzibah, GA, Donna Kumiski (Donald Jr.), Augusta, GA, Karen Lamb (Gene), Hephzibah, GA; additional children, Jerry Hamilton, Los Angeles, CA, Johnny Ray Hamilton, Los Angeles, CA; 3 sisters, Pat Kent, Mexico Beach, FL, Frances Sinz, Lompoc, CA, Peggy Liston, Lompoc, CA; brother in law, Tony Smith; his best friend, Tony Moates; 11 Grandchildren, Jay, Brad, Allison and Valerie Carney, Nathan and Lauren White, Scott Lamb, Jennifer and Shelby Kumiski, Christopher and Julianne Bugg; and 2 great grandchildren, Brayden and Joshua Carney. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, on Monday, October 23, 2006 from the graveside in Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hephzibah, GA with Reverend James D. Hyder, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Fort Gordon Ceremonial Detachment. The family will receive friends from 3-5 pm, on Sunday at the Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. White's memory to the Liberty United Methodist Church, 2040 Liberty Church Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815 Please visit the online register and memory book at Augusta Chronicle.com. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Edward Murray (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mr. Edward Murray entered into rest Wednesday, October 18, 2006. Funeral service will be held Monday, October 23, 2006 at 12:00 noon at Zion Canaan Baptist Church, 7820 Farrow Rd., Columbia, S.C. Burial in Elm Wood Cemetery. Leevy's Funeral Home, 1831 Taylor St., Columbia, S.C. 803-771-7799.

Carol Lambert ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, October 20, 2006, Mrs. Carol Lambert, wife of the late John Lambert, Jr. Mrs. Lambert was born in Bremerhaven, Germany and had lived in Augusta since 1962. She was a member of the Augusta Bowling Association. Survivors include her daughters, Doris L. Koziatek and her husband Vernon, Susan Webber and her husband Steve; sons, Bernd Lambert and his wife Mary Ann, Pete J. Lambert and his wife Diana and Fred J. Lambert; grandchildren, Paul Koziatek, Susan Hall, Valerie Lambert, Greg Lambert, Erica Porter, Michael Brigham, Danielle Lambert, Jon Lambert and Molly Lambert and four great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at West View Cemetery with Rev. Kermit Jones officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Solomon C. Greene   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Solomon C. Greene of Walden Drive entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his wife, Loretta R. Greene; two daughters, Salina Allen, Johnson City, TN and Bridgett (William) Cherry, Augusta; one son, Brandon Wiley, Augusta; one brother, Joseph D. (Barney) Greene, Thomson, Ga.; two sisters-in-law, Victoria Greene, Roebling, N.J. and Geneviene Greene, Hanover, Pa.; three grandchildren, William Rashad Adams, Oliver Rashad Allen, and William Cherry, Jr.; a host of other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Richard Allen Powers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Richard Allen Powers, 57, of Augusta entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2006. Mr. Powers was born in Griffin, GA, a son of Mattie Mae Butler Powers of Augusta and the late Earnest Clifton Powers, he had lived in Augusta for the past 20 years. He was a member of the First church of the Nazarene of Augusta. Surviving, in addition to his mother, is a son, Spencer C. Powers of Savannah; two daughters, Linda Martin and Debbie Fail, both of Barnwell, SC; four sisters, Hazel Ansley of Waynesboro, GA, Amelia Powers of Rincon, GA, Shirley Corder, of Augusta, and Faye Day of Rincon; five grandchildren, George Nathan Powers, Ramey Gibbs, Josh and Summer Padget, and Chasity O'Grady; five nieces, 10 nephews, 11 great-nieces and 14 great-nephews. A funeral will be held at 2:00PM Monday, October 23, 2006 at Poteet Funeral Homes - South Chapel. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7-9:00PM Sunday at the funeral home. Poteet Funeral Homes - South Chapel, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906 - 706-798-8886. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ruby Brown   (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Bland Brown will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2006 at Old Storm Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Irvin officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the church from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Family and friends will assemble at 30 Huckabee Street at 1:30 p.m. G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C.

Warren Hills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Warren Hills, Sr. of Cairo Drive entered into rest Tuesday October 17, 2006 at his residence. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. C. William Joyner, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hills was a native of New Orleans, LA, a member of Broadway Baptist Church, a United State Army Veteran, and he retired from Local Union No. 1137/515. He was very active with Civic and Political programs. Past President of the Augusta Federation of Trades, served as second vice Chairman and was elected as a delegate of the Richmond County Democratic Committee, past State Committee member of the 22nd Senatorial District, was a deputy registrar for the Richmond County Board of Election, Chaplain of the Augusta Chapter of A.P.R.I, past Junior Warden of New Era Lodge #107, past Secretary-Treasurer of Augusta, Georgia Building and Construction Trades Council. 6th Regional Vice President, Georgia State AFL-CIO, served on the Richmond County Private Industry Council Committee, Board of Trustees for the Laborers' Southeast Regional Welfare Fund, Liuna's Tri-Funds, Citizen Advisory Board for SRS, Lucy C. Laney High School Booster Club, and past President of the Laborers' District Council of Georgia and South Carolina, Vice President for Local No. 515. While a member of Local #1137, from October 22, 1969 until his death, he was an organizer/field Representative, President of the Local and later became Business Manager. Survivors are 6 daughters, Courtney Hills, Shontavia Hills, Amy Freeman, Demetra Stephens, Chasity Roberson, Lucretia Williams, all of Augusta; two sons, Warren Hills, Jr. and Elmer Williams, both of Augusta; four brothers, Louis Bailey, New Orleans, LA, Rolland Hills, Long Beach, CA, Donald (Geraldine) Hills, Luling, LA, and Lester Bailey, Jr., Boutte, LA; two sisters, Mary Jane Bailey Lay, Boutte, LA, Beverly (Walter) Simmons, Paradis, LA; fourteen grandchildren; aunts, Carrie Sandolph, Dora Williams, Paradis, LA; uncle, Amos Sandolph, Boutte, LA; dear friend, Margaret Black, Augusta; best friend, Moses Dunn; and a host of nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Monday evening 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Andrew Mercer   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Andrew "Andy" Jackson Mercer, entered into rest on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Mr. Mercer had retired from International Paper approx. 18 months ago. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced from Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta.

Andrew Mercer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Andrew "Andy" Jackson Mercer, age 61 , entered into rest on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center. A native of McDowell County, Welch, West Virginia, he had resided in the Augusta area since the early 1960's. Mr. Mercer had retired from International Paper in 2004 after 28 years as a Machine Tender. During his School age years, Andy was an accomplished Football and Baseball player. He had attended Richmond Academy in Augusta. A follower of the Advent Christian Church, he was a member at East War Advent Christian in War, WV and he had attended Bethlehem Advent Christian in Augusta. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He is survived by a daughter, Miranda Lynn Shuman, Augusta, GA; a son, Christopher Lee Shuman, Augusta, GA; 2 sisters, Sandra K. Mercer, Augusta, GA and Garnett Durkee, Grovetown, GA; an uncle and aunt, Donald E. and Mary Tunnell, Augusta, GA; cousins, Mrs. Iris Lloyd, Martinez, GA and Donnette Gustafson, Columbia, TN; a niece, Renee Silverman, Long Beach, NY; 2 nephews, Brian Sloan, NASC and Kevin Sloan, Augusta, GA.; 2 great nephews, Aaron Sloan and Blake Sloan. Memorial services will be at 6:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at the Bethlehem Advent Christian Church, 1815 Central Avenue, Augusta. The family will receive friends following the service, at the church. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, GA. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Mary L. Reese   (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The funeral service for Mrs. Mary L. Reese will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Blount Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Williams officiating. Interment will be in Pines Cemetery. A loving family will cherish her memories. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, (706) 554-5500.

Veola Rickerson (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Veola "Cindy" Rickerson, 48, of Courtillian Rd., died Thursday, October 19, 2006 at her residence. She was born in Evans, GA and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Willard Royal Rickerson, Jr., Augusta; mother and step-father, Mary Lee Waters and Tommy Taylor, Aiken; father and step-mother, Thomas and Karen Gulotta, Clearwater Beach, FL; two daughters, Lucretia (Wesley) Powell, Lincolnton, GA, Vivian Rickerson, Augusta; a son, Willard Royla Rikerson III, GA; a granddaughter, Kari Powell; a sister, Deborah Wooden, Cabot, AK; two brothers, David Harden, Circleville, OH and Rufus E. Waters, Aiken; and a special friend, Leonard Floyd, Aiken. The family will receive friends from Noon until 2:00 PM Monday at Thomas L. King Funeral Home, Davis Rd., Martinez, GA. Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 East Pine Log Rd. Aiken, SC.

Carrie Bell Ryan (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Carrie Bell McKie Ryan, 88, entered into rest October 20, 2006 at Anne Marie Rehab & Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. Ryan, a native of Edgefield County was a member of Shaws Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Emily Knight, Staten Island, N.Y., Annie (Marvin) Nabriet, Jamaica, N.Y., Jeanette (Wesley) Roundtree, North Augusta, and Pamela (Norris) Rouse, Hephzibah; four sons, Rev. Benjamin (Lorriane) Ryan, Beech Island, Rev. Martin (Ruth) Ryan and Jim (Beatrice) Ryan, Trenton, and Samuel (Rosa) Ryan, Belvedere; two sisters, Mariah (Virgil) Combs and Sally (Nathaniel) McCants, Augusta; one brother, Harvest Butler, Augusta; sisters-in-law, Everdener Harris, Trenton and Minnie McKie, North Augusta; forty grandchildren, thirty seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Jeanette (Wesley) Roundtree, 7 Rushton Drive, North Augusta. G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C.

James Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. James Beard of Chestnut Street entered into rest Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Willie Green officiating. Interment will follow in Southview Cemetery. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mrs. Ida Mae Sharpton Beard, Augusta, Ga.; three daughters, Ms. Carolyn Williams, Harlem, Ga., Ms. Corine Williams, Augusta, Ga., and Ms. Marilyn Mincey, Boston, Mass.; one sister, Elizabeth (Willie) Bryant, Augusta, Ga.; 16 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Peoples Funeral Home. 706-724-1885. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ursula H. Jessie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ursula H. Jessie, 67, of Augusta entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2006 at her home. Mrs. Jessie was born in Berlin, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Heinrich Julius Ludwig Hirschmann and Charlotte Gertrude Hirschmann, and had lived in Augusta since 1977. She enjoyed baking cakes and traveling. Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Jessie; her daughter, Barbara Jessie Black of Durham, NC; her sister, Gudrun Schulz of Essen, Germany; a niece and a nephew. The family will receive friends 2:00-3:00PM Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Poteet Funeral Homes - South Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Relay for Life, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904 or to St. Joseph Hospice; 2260 Wrightsboro Road; Augusta, GA 30904. Poteet Funeral Homes - South Chapel, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906 - 706-798-8886.

Marjorie D. Thomas   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Marjorie D. Thomas, age 92, of Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. Mrs. Thomas was a native of McKenzie, Alabama and had lived in Hephzibah since 1943. She was the wife of the late J.C. Thomas who died in 1980. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a nurse during WWII. Mrs. Thomas retired from Gracewood State School and Hospital where she was a registered nurse. Family members include her daughters Carolyn Peters of Gainesville, Fl., and Ruth T. Mobley of Hephzibah, Ga., grandsons Scott L. Peters of Gainesville, Fl., Ty Mobley and Wyatt Mobley, both of Hephzibah, Ga., and a great granddaughter Brittany M. Peters. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 21, 2006 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Hyder officiating. Memorials may be made to a hospice organization of the donor's choice. Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906, (706)798-8886.

Guy Anthony Meyer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Guy Anthony "Killer" Meyer, age 42, of Augusta, entered into rest, Thursday, October 19, 2006 at University Hospital. Mr. Meyer was a native of Augusta, Ga. He was a truck driver and loved fishing. Family members include his parents Harry and Sylvia Meyer of Augusta, Ga., sister Katrina Joines, brother Kyle Meyer and his wife Rebecca, nephews Nicholas Joines and Kyle E. Meyer, III, and niece Paige Larscey all of Augusta, Ga. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, October 23, 2006 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906. (706)798-8886

Everett Newsome   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Lewis Everett Newsome, age 66, beloved husband of Julia Newsome, died Thursday, October 19, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 3:00PM Sunday October 22, 2006 in the Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Garvin and Dr. C. Richard Dendler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Melvin Ansley, Dave Hunter, Lewis Hoats, Sam Prince, Branson Marsh, Aubrey Montgomery, Jimmy Steptoe, and Sammy Luckey. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the C. D. Cason Sunday School class of Sweetwater Baptist Church. Mr. Newsome was a native of Glascock County, but had lived most of his life in Thomson. He was a 1961 graduate of Thomson High School. He worked for Thomson Company for 40 years, and retired after several years of service as a salesman from Salant Corporation. He was a faithful, devoted member of Sweetwater Baptist Church since 1969 he was a deacon and member ofthe C. D. Cason Sunday School Class. Mr. Newsome was a huge fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Thomson Bulldogs. Mr. Newsome was preceded in death by his father, J. B. Newsome and is survived by his wife, Julia Ann Ward Newsome of Thomson, two daughters and sons-in-law; Kathy and Mark Hughes of Thomson, Melissa and Jason O'Kane of Savannah, mother, Edna Land Newsome of Thomson, three grandchildren, Robert Michael Hughes, Kasie Leigh Hughes, and Kimberlyn Brooke Hughes all of Thomson. The Newsome family will be at the residence 414 Shiloh Road in Thomson and will receive friends 7:00 to 9:00PM Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to the Sweetwater Baptist Church Renovation Fund 1606 Wrens Hwy. Thomson, GA 30824. You may sign the online guestbook at www.curtisfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Curtis Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Frances Clark (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Entered into rest in Augusta, Ga. Miss. Frances Clark. Funeral services will be conducted today at 3:00 PM at Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens City Cemetery. James Funeral Home, Highway 1 North, Wrens, Ga. 706-547-2522.

Julian M. Hammond   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Julian M. Hammond, 85, of Hammond Pond Road, will be held today at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. Ty Lockridge, Mr. Archie Hixon and Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Interment will be in Pineview Memorial Park. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys M. Jones   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Gladys M. Jones, 81, entered into rest on October 18, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospice. Graveside services will be held Monday, October 23, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC.

Ovelene Bentley   (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT, Ga. - Ovelene Walker Bentley, age 77, died on Thursday, October 19, 2006. Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, Ga., 706-453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin Gilchrist   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral Services for Rev. Alvin Gilchrist, who entered into rest on Sunday October 15, 2006, will be conducted today at 3PM at First Metropolitan Baptist Church located at 3719 Belair Rd. with the Rev. Enoch Ward Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Walker Memorial Cemetery.

Louise McGee Pilot   (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Mrs. Louise McGee Pilot of Graniteville, S.C. will be conducted today, Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Puckett officiating. The interment will follow in the Graniteville Cemetery. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C. 29829.

Myrtice Day   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest October 19, 2006 at her residence, Mrs. Myrtice Holsenback Day, age 81, wife of the late Mr. Milledge Day, Sr. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday October 22, 2006 at North Aiken Church of God with the Rev. Derrick Strickland and Rev. W.H. Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in the Holsenback Family Cemetery. Mrs. Day will be placed in the church one hour prior to service. Mrs. Day was a native and life long resident of Aiken and was a charter member of North Aiken Church of God where she taught the Adult Sunday School Class for many years. Survivors include one daughter, Grace Day (Norman) Baughman, Aiken; one brother/son, Jay (Betty) Holsenback, Aiken; thirteen grandchildren, thirty one great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Ronnie Baughman, Melvin Baughman, Johnny Day, Milledge Harris Day, Gregg Anderson, and Brad Royall. Honorary Pallbearers will be thegreat-grandsons. A visitation with the family will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. this evening, Saturday, October 21, 2006 at North Aiken Church of God. Flowers are to be delivered to North Aiken Church of God. G. Carl Cole, III, Funeral Director, Aiken. Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors, Augusta, Ga. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Louis Edward Harvey   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Louis Edward Harvey (Blues Man) of 11th Ave. entered into rest Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at the residence. Graveside service will be held Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Thankful Baptist Church, Blythe, Ga. with Rev. Martris Mims officiating. He was a native of Richmond County, Ga., a 1980 graduate of George P. Butler High School, United States Army Veteran, and was employed by Sizemore Security as a Security officer for 22 years. Survivors are four sisters, Gwendolyn Harvey, Philadelphia, Pa., Narrie Garduno, Willa Harvey, Dannette Walker, Augusta; four brothers, Denair Harvey, Atlanta, Ga., Kefauver Harvey, Seattle, Wash., David Harvey and Hayward Harvey, Augusta; uncle, Arnold Moss, Augusta; aunt, Lillie Mae Evans, Pittsburg, Pa.; devoted friends, Horace Thomas, Larry Phillips, and Greg Morrison; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends will assemble at 1618 Cornell Drive at 1:00 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

T. Everett Johnson   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - The funeral service for T. Everett Johnson, Sr. of Aiken, S.C. will be conducted today, Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Graniteville, S.C. with Rev. Barry T. Antley and Rev. Stephen Roehrs officiating. The interment will follow in the Graniteville Cemetery. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C. 29829.

Margaret Dewberry (DUNEDIN, FL)
DUNEDIN, FL - Entered into rest on Thursday, October 12, 2006 in Dunedin, FL, Mrs. Margaret S. Dewberry, 96, wife of the late Hilsman A. Dewberry, Sr. Mrs. Dewberry was a native of Augusta and had lived in Dunedin, FL for the past four years. Survivors include her children, Hilsman A. Dewberry, Jr. and his wife Hazel of Modoc, SC, Nealy D. Bradley and Kay D Guenther both of Dunedin, FL.; her seven grandchildren, Michael J. Dewberry and his wife Grace of Hephzibah, GA, Kathy B. Penning and her husband Tom of Loma Linda, CA, Bill Bradley and his wife Eldy of Dunedin, FL, Mary Bradley Weichmann and her husband Jerry of Scottsdale, AZ, Jane B Smart and her husband Rick and Sarah Marker and her husband Rich all of Palm Harbor, FL and Paul Bradley of LA. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great nephews. Graveside services for Mrs. Dewberry will be conducted Monday, October 23, 2006, 2:00 PM, in Westover Memorial Park, with Rev. Justin Ferguson officiating. If so desired, memorials may be made In Memory of Mrs. Margaret Dewberry, to the American Heart Fund, 1003 Hammond Rd. Aiken, SC 29803 or St Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, GA 30904 Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Frances Clark   (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Entered into rest in Augusta, Ga. Miss. Frances Clark. Miss. Clark a life long resident of Jefferson County, was retired from Ft. Gordon as a Personnel Manager of the Post Exchange, member of Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Charter Member of The Ladies Ten Pin Bowling League, inducted in the Bowlers Hall of Fame. Survivors include one brother Thomas Clark, Salina, Utah; two sisters, Katie Rabun, Augusta, Ga. and Martha Clark, Wrens, Ga.; many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 PM at Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Rev. Gary Jones Officiating. Interment will follow at Wrens City Cemetery. Pallbearers: Clark Rabun, John Rooks, Bobby Brown, Leslie Hentges, Larry Wooten, Robert D. Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be Men of the church. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 404 King St. Wrens, Ga. 30833. The family willreceive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM. James Funeral Home, Highway 1, North Wrens, Ga. 706-547-2522 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Cassie Bell Stevens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Cassie Bell Stevens, 57, wife of Johnny Stevens, Jr., entered into rest Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Heartland Hospice. Private graveside services were held in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Other survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jean and Peter Hull of Athens, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Kathryn Keen of North Augusta; nieces, Kimberly Grant of Lincolnton, GA and Tracy Proud of Germany; grandchild, Kristen A. Hull. Mrs. Stevens, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary Helen Keen, was a lifelong resident of Augusta. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Life Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 108 W. Robinson Ave., Grovetown, GA 30813, or to Heartland Hospice, 1365 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Georgia 30906.

George Rowley   (TENNILLE, Ga.)
TENNILLE, Ga. - George Hardy Rowley of 217 West Adams Street, Tennille, Georgia, formerly of 157 Plum Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, October 19, 2006. Born May 30, 1923 he was the elder son of Judge Geo. H. Rowley and Susan Templeton Rowley. On September 23, 1950 he married Rosamond Kahle who died July 13, 1997. On January 24, 2004 he married Mary Eva Smith of Tennille, Georgia, a long-time friend of his family. Funeral services for Mr. Rowley will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 11:00 AM in the Tennille United Methodist Church. Rev. Peter Barlow and Rev. Don Youmans will officiate. Burial will take place in the Shenango Valley Cemetery in Greenville, Pennsylvania at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Rev. Harry Wood will officiate. Mr. Rowley attended the Greenville Public schools and graduated from Penn High School where he was a champion debater. He then attended Thiel College, in Greenville, Pennsylvania for one year before beginning his studies at Yale University. His college education was interrupted by his service in World War II as a deck officer in the U.S. Navy. Following the war, he resumed his studies at Yale, graduating in 1947. Mr. Rowley then entered Harvard Law School from which he graduated in 1949 with a juris doctorate degree. After serving the required six-month clerkship, he was admitted to the Bar in 1950 and was employed by the law firm of Whiteman, Voorhies, Dilley & Keck. From 1950 to 1952 he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Following his service as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Rowley was made a partner in the law firm that had been his employer. He was primarily a trial lawyer. While in active practice, Mr. Rowley was a member of many professional organizations including the American, Pennsylvania and Mercer County Bar Associations, American Judicature Society, Defense Research Institute, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. In 1975 he was elected a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. For many years he served the Mercer County Courts as Chairman of their Civil Rules Committee. For fifty years Mr. Rowley was a member of the Greenville Country Club and the Iroquois Boating and Fishing Club of Conneaut Lake. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He was a dedicated environmentalist and was a member of the Leadership Circle of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. His real love was travel, especially his many trips to Europe and to Africa. Mr. Rowley retired from the active practice of law in 1995 because of failing eyesight. He moved to Georgia in 2004 following his marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two nephews, Derek Rowley of St. Louis, Missouri and Jason Rowley of Ventura, California; a step-son William Clinton Smith and his wife, Joan Smith of Tennille and a number of cousins, including Lucille Christopher of Greenville, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Peter Templeton Rowley. The family will receive friends at the residence at 217 West Adams Street, Tennille. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Rowley's memory to the Tennille United Methodist Church, P O Box 265, Tennille, Georgia 31089. May & Smith Funeral Directors, 1119 Riddleville Road, Sandersville has charge of these arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Solomon Greene (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Solomon C. Greene of Walden Drive entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his wife, Loretta R. Greene; two daughters, Salina Allen, Johnson City, TN and Bridgett (William) Cherry, Augusta; one son, Brandon Wiley, Augusta; one brother, Joseph D. (Barney) Greene, Thomson, Ga.; two sisters-in-law, Victoria Greene, Roebling, N.J. and Geneviene Greene, Hanover, Pa.; three grandchildren, William Rashad Adams, Oliver Rashad Allen, and William Cherry, Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Sallie Mae Bright (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mrs. Sallie Mae Jefferson Bright, 66, of Clearmont Street, entered into rest October 20, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. Bright, a native of Aiken County, was a member of Hammond Grove Baptist Church and owner of Sunlight Personal Care Home, Augusta. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa (Johnathan) Stubblefield, Alexander, Va. and Emma Jean (Chirag) Patel, Augusta; three sons, David Bright, Jr., Alexander, Va., Michael (Sheila) Bright, Sr., Augusta, and Herbert (Carolyn) Bright, Belvedere; a sister, Mattie Mae (Ernest) Walker, Belvedere; two brothers, Robert Lee Jefferson, Jr., Belvedere and Alfred Miles, Sr., Carteret, N.J.; two aunts, Mary Johnson, North Augusta and Eunice Rivers, Augusta; eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence. G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C.

Mary D. Wright (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mary Dillard Wright, 95, died Friday, October 20, at Wilkes Health Care Center in Washington. Mrs. Wright was a native of Wilkes County and was a retired Schoolteacher, having taught in McDuffie Co. and for 33 years in Wilkes County. She was the widow of John Goode Wright. Graveside services will be Monday, October 23, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Daniel-Bryant Cemetery in Philomath, Ga. Mrs. Wright is survived by one brother, Carlton Dillard, of Augusta and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Dillard Nash, Lois Dillard Houston, and Helen Dillard Bradley and by two brothers, Jack Dillard and Ewing Dillard. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Presbyterian Church or to the Philomath Church Preservation Association, c/o Lawrence Nash, 2302 Crawfordville Rd., Rayle, Ga. 30660. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Jerry White   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Jerry B. White Sr., 74, beloved husband of Helen L. White, entered into rest Friday, October 20, 2006 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Frank E. Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Frank E. Grant, Jr., entered into rest on Saturday, October 21, 2006, at his residence. He leaves fond loving memories to his family, wife, Mrs. Joann Butler Grant; children, Tina (Earnest) Rhodes, Alexander (Lillian) Grant, Henry Grant; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Kinsey & Walton Funeral Home, 3618 Peach Orchard Road. (706) 790-8858

William H. Gentry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William H. Gentry, 90, husband of Mrs. Mary E. Gentry of Pawley Court, Evans, Ga. entered into rest Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Georgia 30906.

Ursula H. Jessie   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ursula H. Jessie, 67, of Augusta entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2006 at her home. Mrs. Jessie was born in Berlin, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Heinrich Julius Ludwig Hirschmann and Charlotte Gertrude Hirschmann, and had lived in Augusta since 1977. She enjoyed baking cakes and traveling. Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Jessie; her daughter, Barbara Jessie Black of Durham, NC; her sister, Gudrun Schulz of Essen, Germany; a niece and a nephew. The family will receive friends 2:00-3:00PM Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Poteet Funeral Homes - South Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Relay for Life, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904 or to St. Joseph Hospice; 2260 Wrightsboro Road; Augusta, GA 30904. Poteet Funeral Homes - South Chapel, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906 - 706-798-8886.

Andrew Mercer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

George Rowley (TENNILLE, Ga.)

James Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Warren Hills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Louise McGee Pilot (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Edward Murray (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mary L. Reese (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

William H. Gentry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Carol Lambert ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jerry B. White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

James Thames (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Everett Newsome (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ursula H. Jessie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Richard Allen Powers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Everett Newsome (THOMSON, Ga.)

Margaret Dewberry (DUNEDIN, FL)

Carrie Bell Ryan (TRENTON, S.C.)

Andrew Mercer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ruby Brown (BATH, S.C.)

Sallie Mae Bright (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mary D. Wright (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Susie Bush-Harrison (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Ursula H. Jessie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Heyward Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Frances Clark (WRENS, Ga.)

Veola Rickerson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Gladys M. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cassie Bell Stevens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ovelene Bentley (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Solomon Greene (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Heyward Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Myrtice Day (AIKEN, S.C.)

T. Everett Johnson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Solomon C. Greene (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Guy Anthony Meyer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Julian M. Hammond (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Frances Clark (WRENS, Ga.)

Marjorie D. Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

John Hancock (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Alvin Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Frank E. Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Leonard Alfred Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Guy Anthony Meyer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Louis Edward Harvey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jerry White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rachel L. Dunlap (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Goal to be host with most medals

United States' frustration builds

Overtime

Youngsters get shots in Tyson's sideshow

Overtime

Photo: Fine day for a run

Area announcements

Youngsters get shots in Tyson's sideshow
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Amid the freaks and folly tagging along with Mike Tyson's traveling one-ring circus, real boxing punches on.

United States' frustration builds
AARHUS, Denmark - Anastasia Liukin and Alicia Sacramone leaned on the podium and painted on smiles, acting happy for the cameras as they held up another pair of American silver medals.

Overtime
South Carolina coach Susan Walvius has received a two-year contract extension that keeps her with the Gamecocks through the 2008-09 season.

Overtime
Qualifying rounds for the $25,000 Comcast Professional Women's Tennis Challenge begin today at The Club at Raes Creek.

Goal to be host with most medals
The sleeping giant of gymnastics has come alive at a very interesting time. China won two more gold medals at the world championships Saturday to close the meet with eight.

Photo: Fine day for a run
Fine day for a run: The Columbia County Invitational cross country meet was held Saturday. Greenbrier swept the team titles in both the boys' and girls' divisions.

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

Hunters enjoy happy first day of the season
Jeremy Seago wasn't too optimistic about hunting on Saturday.

Hunters enjoy happy first day of the season
Jeremy Seago wasn't too optimistic about hunting on Saturday.

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

Hunters enjoy happy first day of the season

Hunters enjoy happy first day of the season

Outdoors calendar

Ward makes Falcons regret 'passed' decision
ATLANTA - Growing up in the Atlanta area, Hines Ward was a big fan of the Falcons.

Vick's woes enhanced by receivers' poor play
Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is done coddling his pass catchers. He won't out-right criticize Michael Jenkins, Roddy White or newcomer Ashley Lelie. And they still have his vote of confidence, at least publicly.

NFL Power Rankings
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Engram has virus, disease; Leftwich's ankle flares up
KIRKLAND, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks receiver Bobby Engram had been waiting to learn whether a virus or an autoimmune disease was causing the thyroid condition that has him out indefinitely.

Backs stand tall for rivals
Although Michael Strahan has never had to chase teammate Tiki Barber in a game, 10 years of practices have taught him what a challenge it is.

Panthers' rookie brushes aside gridiron stress
Many NFL players wind down after a day of practice and meetings by playing video games, listening to iPods or watching movies.

Faith and Film
It's all about numbers. When the Christian movie Facing the Giants opened in September in Augusta, screen receipts were nearly triple its national average. Though the city's enthusiasm varies from movie to movie, faith-based film distributors look at it as a good audience.

Christian comedian has show to inspire
Christian comedian Mark Lowry's shows are one of a kind. If he wants to know what he told an audience the night before, he needs to watch a tape.

Faith digest
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Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to (706) 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Seminar will address real meaning of stewardship
Ann Rauvola Bailey has a message for churches - money isn't everything.

Tigers win the big matchup, but little decided

Georgia is out to end losing streak

UGA Notebook

Inconsistent Georgia sweats out close win
A made to order get-well game for Georgia Saturday against Southeastern Conference bottom-feeder Mississippi State brought more sweat-it-out moments until the end for the Sanford Stadium fans Saturday.

Georgia is out to end losing streak
ATHENS, Ga. - Sylvester Croom has a simple diagnosis for Georgia's two-game losing streak:

Inconsistent Georgia sweats out close win

UGA Notebook
Tony Ball promises either personnel or scheme changes on kickoff and punt returns this week.

Spurrier hopes to keep Vanderbilt streak intact

Newton savors Gamecocks' win
Syvelle Newton isn't interested in looking back to last year when he tore his left Achilles' tendon against Vanderbilt and didn't play again that season.

Spurrier hopes to keep Vanderbilt streak intact
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Steve Spurrier has a nice little streak working against Vanderbilt. The coach has not lost to the Commodores while at Duke, Florida and now South Carolina, not once in 13 games.

Newton savors Gamecocks' win

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Seniors Calendar

Reassessment cap could cost homeowners

Photo: At the fair

Five questions with Capt. Randy Mosley

County's roads get a fall cleaning

Costumes are big at Jack-o'-Lantern Jubilee

Seniors play games

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Around the block

Reunions

Recycling briefs

Photo: Helping the children

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The history of SRS is the history of the nuclear age

Aiken County farmers market

Voices from the street

In our community

Photos: Banding together

Rants and raves

Personal report card shows some plusses and minuses

Meetings

Spotted in Carolina

Events

School board hopefuls field questions at education forum

Police bookings

Recreation calendar

Photo: Region champions

Health Calendar

CSRA Bridge results

Pet of the week

City of Aiken soccer standings

Athlete Spotlight: Brett Godwin

Calendar

North Augusta Hall of Fame honors sports enthusiasts

Faith calendar

Christian comedian has show to inspire

Faith digest

Faith and Film

Seminar will address real meaning of stewardship