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MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St.; with Gregory Young, Matt Aitken and Mayor Deke Copenhaver; held by Pastor David Hunter; (706) 821-1833

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCHOLAR RECOGNITION PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Jaguar Student Activities Center ballroom, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 737-1632.

MIDDLE EAST DISCUSSION: 7:15 p.m., W1002 Science Building, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; panelists will include Imam Majed Sabke, of the Islamic Society of Augusta, and Archbishop Cyril Salim Bustros, the spiritual leader of Melkite Catholics in the United States; free; (706) 737-1710.


DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF COLUMBIA COUNTY: 7:30 a.m., Columbia County Government Complex, Building A, general conference room.

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