Chiefs duke it out in 'battle'

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Columbia County officials trounced their Augusta counterparts, despite SWAT backup, during the inaugural match Monday of a new Lasertron facility at Adventure Crossing.

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver lines up a shot in the new laser tag facility at Adventure Crossing.  Jim Blaylock/Staff
Jim Blaylock/Staff
Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver lines up a shot in the new laser tag facility at Adventure Crossing.

Owners of the amusement park on Wheeler Road introduced the 6,100-square-foot, two-story laser tag arena during a Columbia County Chamber of Commerce event.

Columbia County won both matches against Richmond County.

Divided into two 15-person teams, players accumulate points by "tagging" opposing players and bases with their phasers.

"I've played laser tag before, but this beat them all," said Columbia County School Board Member Mike Sleeper, who posted the most points of any player. "Pardon the pun, but it was a blast. I can't wait to do it again."

Even with the assistance of SWAT officers from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Augusta officials failed to overcome Columbia County's blitz-like tactics.

"The problem is you can't think like a SWAT guy," a bystander said. "You have to think like a 10-year-old."

A 30-minute laser tag session cost $13.99 per person, said Adventure Crossing President Ed Smith. Lasertron also will be included in package deals that might encompass go cart racing, mini golf and rides.

Mr. Smith suggested that anyone wishing to play Lasertron make a reservation by calling (706) 863-3087. It opens to the public on March 27.

Reach Donnie Fetter at (706) 868-1222, ext. 115, or donnie.fetter@augustachronicle.com.

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pofwe
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pofwe 03/18/08 - 07:14 am
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This is an ad, ... not a news

This is an ad, ... not a news story. Replication of journalism.

wise ole man
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wise ole man 03/18/08 - 07:54 am
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What a perfect example of

What a perfect example of Mike Sleepers mentality-childish. I am sure his "BFF' Scott Dean was right along with him since they are so inseparatable and both have the same mentaility. This is a joke of an article. I hate to think this is my "tax dolloars" at work. And where were the other public officals- teh BOE chair and vice chair? Were they not invitied to play?

kai@reasontostand.org
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kai@reasontostand.org 03/18/08 - 07:56 am
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It may be an ad, but its

It may be an ad, but its pretty clever. Kind-of like those superbowl ads. Bravo to the marketing team at AC.

BoldTruth
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BoldTruth 03/18/08 - 08:14 am
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That is the problem with many

That is the problem with many people today, they have forgotten how to have fun. GOOD STORY.

john
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john 03/18/08 - 09:54 am
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no kidding. lighten up

no kidding. lighten up francis!

foxyloxy
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foxyloxy 03/18/08 - 11:16 am
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I guess it is a "crime" to

I guess it is a "crime" to have a little fun. That is the problem with most of you "Disgustans" out there. You don't know what the term "fun" really means!

jkt
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jkt 03/18/08 - 11:31 am
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To wise ole man. Get a life.

To wise ole man. Get a life. Live a little and remember, not everything an elected official or a county employee does has to do with your freakin tax dollars.

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