The Columbia County Parks and Recreation held the fourth annual Hester Jackson Memorial Racquetball Tournament last month. The event was held in memory of Hester Jackson, a longtime member of Patriots Park and one of the best racquetball players in the county. On Dec. 8, 2012, Jackson was shot and killed in his Augusta home by burglars.
Shane Karmelin won first place in the Open Division of the Hester Jackson Memorial, while David Stincer placed second. In the A Division, Shalin Shah took home first, while Eric Saghini finished runner-up.