Among the 3,700 athletes registered for today's Ironman 70.3 Augusta competition, several people with Columbia County ties are expected to race.
The eighth annual event, the largest half-Ironman in the United States with 3,700 registered athletes, sold out in February. The contestants who made the trek to Augusta will start with a 1.2-mile swim down the Savannah River. After a transition to the bike, they will then ride a 56-mile loop into South Carolina and back to downtown Augusta, where they will transition into the start of the 13.1-mile run. The race will finish in front of the Augusta Common on Broad Street.
Augusta Prep remained undefeated with its 41-20 victory at Gatewood.
In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Cavaliers pounded out 429 yards on the ground. B.J. Stone rushed 16 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns, while David Bramble added 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Rebecca P. Oellerich and William H. Ollerich III to Frederick Lee Ashley III; Map & Parcel number: 077, 565; $159,900
Regis Development Co. to Eban Gray; Map & Parcel number: 024, 220; $80,000
James Middleton Walker to Lori L.
Shawn Patrick Walsh and Samantha Anne Goode applied for a marriage license Sept. 12 and were married Sept. 12 in Evans
John Haitas and Abby Leigh Weinberger applied for a marriage license July 5 and were married Sept.
Older brothers will ultimately take over the world. They will take control of our minds, our thoughts, and our toys. They will change life as we know it one head game at a time. It will happen so gradually, no one will notice until it's too late.
The idea of Master Gardener volunteer training began on the West Coast more than 40 years ago. Overwhelmed by requests for gardening information, Extension agents from Washington State University recruited home gardeners.
A section of raised flower beds at Reed Creek Nature Park had recently turned into a field of knee-high weeds.
But through a partnership with the Augusta area Master Gardeners, the beds have now been given a purpose again.