Mary Calkins, Miss Augusta Teen USA, will be competing for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2014. The Miss Georgia Teen USA pageant is the official preliminary to Miss Teen USA and is a Donald Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. It will be Nov. 21-23 in Cartersville, GA.Calkins, 15, is the youngest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joe B. Calkins Jr. She is a high school sophomore at Veritas Christian Co-op, a cooperative education system that puts a modern twist on traditional homeschooling.
Martinez Masonic Lodge No. 710, F. & A.M., held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new lodge at 3730 Wheeler Road in Augusta on Oct. 4. MWGM E. Ray Knittel was the featured guest. Pictured are WB William R. Hogan Sr. (from left), WB David Sutherland, WB Otis Gould, WB Steven Price, WM M. Milton Steinberg, WB Jay Frye, MWGM E. Ray Knittel, WB Jimmie Kirkland and JW Elmer H. Young III.
Augusta Prep Middle School math teacher Peggy Kelly recently posed with golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife along with other teachers who attended the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy for math and science teachers. Kelly is in the front row, second to the right of the center rail.