MOVIES ON THE COMMON: 9 p.m. Friday, Augusta Common; screening of The Longshots, rated PG; $2; (706) 821-1754

AUTHOR VISIT: 11 a.m. Saturday, Beulah Grove Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way; Tina A. Brown will discuss her book Crooked Road Straight: The Awakening of AIDS Activist Linda Jordan; (706) 667-4731

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: 8 p.m. Sundays through August, Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta; Sunday, quietSTORM; July 19, Rob Foster and Pulsar; July 26, Preston and Weston; $6 admission;


augusta southern nationals: Gates open 8 a.m., races 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, Augusta Riverfront Marina, 298 Prep Phillips Drive; advance series tickets $22, patron tickets $60; at gate series tickets $30, patron tickets $70;

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Augusta VA supervisor sentenced to prison
In what the judge called a "tragic case," a former Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements in medical files.