Sunday, May 20, 2007

Harlem property owners should attend meetings on historic districts
Residents and property owners in Harlem should have received a letter from the city of Harlem advising you of two meetings to be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Harlem Middle School Auditorium, for participation in the process of the designation of Harlem's Historic District 1.

Help reinforce young people in effort to promote good decision-making
We have finished prom season and graduation season here in our community. SADD clubs (Students Against Destructive Decisions) across our area have the mission of encouraging our young people to make positive decisions in their lives daily.

Stop birds from attacking your house
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? If you have ever watched Snow White, you are familiar with these words. The wicked queen in the story used the mirror to find out who competed with her for the most beautiful in the kingdom.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle., P.O. Box 1928, Augusta GA 30903-1928.

Fort Gordon fights fire with fire
Keeping as little underbrush and dead wood around the training areas as possible is important to Steve Willard.

Historic district input sought
Harlem city officials will ask for residents' input on a proposed historic district in the city at two public hearings this week.

Renovations, new construction update housing
Last week, work crews put the finishing touches on a new house in Fort Gordon's Maglin Terrace.

Harlem begins sprucing up downtown
Downtown Harlem is filled with orange barrels, caution tape, and piles of bricks and other construction materials.

Euchee greenway plan is approved
Columbia County commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday night an Euchee Creek Greenway Master Plan.

Free performance a 'gift' to residents
The Columbia County Ballet is inviting the public to join its end-of-the-year celebration with a free outdoor performance.

He ought to be in pictures
Ryan Kuhar is keeping his career options open. Kuhar, a Martinez native and rising junior at Emory University in Atlanta, is majoring in art history and French literature, but he says he wants to be a doctor.

Budding TV journalist is role model for her peers
Jasmine Jones has a lot of role models in her family, but she says her mother is likely her greatest source of inspiration when it comes to following in someone else's footsteps.

Anesthetist program has No. 2 ranking
Maj. Randy Sellars chose his career field because of a link he discovered among those in it.

Churches prepare to expand
A Martinez Episcopal church will break ground Sunday on its permanent home, while a nearby Lutheran church begins a major expansion.

Police accept donations, lunch
Residents at an Evans retirement community showed their appreciation for law enforcement Tuesday with a lunch in honor of Columbia County sheriff's deputies and by making a donation of school supplies for abused children.

Students create, publish collection of profiles
A Tuesday ice cream party not only marked the beginning of summer vacation. It also was a celebration for the unveiling of Greenbrier Middle School's third annual student-written-and-published literary magazine.

Photo: Receiving her medal
Cadet Anna Patten (left), a graduating senior and member of the Army ROTC program at Augusta State University, is presented the Gold ROTC Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution by Frankie Rush Nevins, the regent of the College Hill Chapter of the DAR.

Weeds best controlled when plants are young
No matter if you have a flower or vegetable garden, there's one thing that inevitably will grow in both: weeds. And while tending to weeds is certainly not the point of gardening, there's no way to get around them.

Grovetown has beauty in plan
Grovetown City Council members unanimously agreed Monday to the first step of a Grovetown Merchants Association initiative that will focus on aesthetic enhancements to commercial areas.

Principals leave posts; most are retiring
Seven Columbia County schools will have new principals next year.

Things to Do
A free caregiver seminar, "Alzheimer's: Safety in the Home, Driving and Wandering," will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 29 at the Jud C. Hickey Adult Day Center, 1901 Central Ave. For information, call (706) 731-9060.

Military Newsmakers
Air Force Airman 1st Class Alice C. Lewis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Ray and Shelley Lewis, of Appling. Lewis is a 2002 graduate of Greenbrier High School.

Health Calendar
The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Photo: Character reading
On April 26, SRP Federal Credit Union President Ed Templeton read from the character-trait book, Eight Keys To A Better Me, to fourth-grade pupils at Belair Elementary School. The book is designed to develop character on a level that children can understand.

Divorces
Jock Stephens and Charmaine Stephens, April 13, 2007.

Photo: Fire destroys home
A Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighter catches his breath while helping to battle a blaze that destroyed a home on Bussey Road in Martinez.

Current events
An urban wildflower Weed Walk, beginning with a photo presentation and study of plants, will start at 2 p.m. today at the Reed Creek Park Interpretive Center. For information, call John Graham at (706) 868-0296.

Greyhound of the week
Billie Jean is a playful, 2 1/2-year-old small fawn-colored girl who is the life of the party. She loves stuffed toys and running. She is ready to run the race into your heart! Billie is safe with cats, small dogs and small children.

Get Up and Go
The Jump into Summer and Support Kids with Autism fundraiser will be held 5-8 p.m. Monday at Jumpin' Party Zone USA, 4495 Columbia Road, Martinez.

Property Transfers
Matthew J. Callahan to Juanita S. McCarty and Sharon L. Fowler, 4532 Ridgepine Court, $307,500.

Photo: Gymnast places first in state meet
Courtney Thompson, from Hayden's International Gymnastics Academy, placed first in the Level 7 Georgia State Gymnastic Meet for the SrC Age Division.

Class Reunions
The Academy of Richmond County class of 1957 will hold its 50th reunion June 8-9. For information, call Linda Williams Beazley at (706) 736-8661, or Bill Force, (706) 733-3815.

Photo: Tractor trailer overturns
Rescue workers load Henry Burroughs, 54, of Martinez, into a helicopter after he was pulled from an overturned Kneece Express Inc. tractor trailer. Burroughs wrecked on Tuesday while exiting westbound Interstate 20 at Appling-Harlem Road near Appling.

Police Blotter
Three Greenbrier High School students, two of them football players, have been arrested off campus on drug charges.

Photo: Health science students
Healthcare Science students at Greenbrier High School recently completed their unit on the reproductive system. To celebrate, they held a baby shower for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Pictured are students from Kim Pippin's third-period class.

Photo: Ready for weather
Steve Naglic, of the National Weather Service, presents Columbia County Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker (left) and District 3 Commissioner Diane Ford with the county's recertification as a Storm Ready community.

Marriage Licenses
The following were applied for in Columbia County Probate Court:

Photo: Parent volunteers honored at breakfast
Parent volunteers at Greenbrier High School were honored at a thank-you breakfast. Dr. Marjorie Hamilton, the principal (second row, fourth from right) poses with the volunteers May 8.

Photo: What a catch!
Chris DeLeon, of Martinez, a senior at the University of Georgia, caught an 87-inch sailfish off the coast of Key Biscayne, Fla., during spring break.

Jerry Falwell was committed, faithful
When I awoke and started the day's duties on Tuesday morning, I assumed that it would be just another day much like all the rest.The duties as pastor of Abilene Baptist Church would consume my every thought and action for the next 12 to 14 hours.

Don't budge on town center rules
So robust is the growth in Columbia County that both the Board of Commissioners and the School Board are considering tax cuts. Additionally, retail expansion is so dramatic that revenue from sales taxes continues to set records each month.

Brushing up on graduation
Hundreds of teens are waking up all over Columbia County this morning to a startling realization: Their breath stinks.

All Region Soccer
The All-Region 3N-AAAA Boys and Girls Soccer Teams.

Sports Calendar
The Greenbrier High School Cheerleading Kiddie Camp will take place June 11-13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Greenbrier High School gym. Girls from prekindergarten to eighth grade are welcome to attend.

High school baseball coach a chilly job - if you're winning
It was a cold ride back to Augusta on Tuesday night. I was returning from Columbia, S.C., where I watched the Augusta Christian baseball team move into dynasty mode by clinching a third straight state championship.

Augusta Christian wins again
Augusta Christian's threepeat is complete. The Lions baseball team knocked off Ben Lippen in a two-game sweep in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association Class AAA state championship series last week.

Greenbrier hopes to keep winning streak going
Greenbrier's march to a potential state championship repeat will continue this week into the Class AAAA state tournament quarterfinals round.

County's ball teams blessed by three-peats
Back in May of 1990 (it's hard to believe that was 17 years ago) I was a freshman in college. I will never forget making the trip to Dunwoody to watch Evans High School go for a third straight state crown.

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