Absentee Voting for the July 15 general primary is now available in the Columbia County Board of Elections Office or via mail. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
A 10-year candlelight memorial service for Dave Holt, the Sams Club manager abducted and killed during a robbery in 1998, will be held at 9:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of Sams Club on Bobby Jones Expressway.
The series of summer archaeology camps at Hickory Hill in Thomson will continue Monday-Friday, and July 7-11 and July 14-18. Cost is $50 per week for children ages 11-17. For information, e-mail email@example.com, or call (706) 595-7777.
Dr. Russell Brown will discuss Jefferson Davis' visits to Augusta beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Maj. Gen. Ambrose Ransom Wright Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the private dining room of the Side Track Bar and Grill, at 4027 Washington Road. For information, call (706) 863-7172, or go to www.geocities.com/scv1914/home.
Sales tax meetings
The Columbia County Commission will hold a series of meetings to seek public input for capital projects to be funded in the 2011-2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center; 6 p.m. July 10 in the county auditorium in Evans; and at 6 p.m. July 17 at the Appling courthouse.
MCGHealth Children's Medical Center's Movies Under the Stars series will conclude Saturday at the Columbia County amphitheater in Evans with Shrek the Third . Gates open at 7 p.m.; tickets cost $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 13-younger. Call (706) 721-5736.
Air Force ball
The 31st Intelligence Squadron of the U.S. Air Force at Fort Gordon is seeking donations to support the annual Air Force Ball to be held Sept. 27 at the Doubletree Hotel in Augusta. For information, call Master Sgt. Michele Daley at (706) 791-9577.
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