Area announcements

...Tuesday. For more information, contact Danielle Wong Moores at (706) 496-5956. Softball? Complete Game baseball will play host to a 2014 back to school softball camp Aug. 4-5 from 10 a.m.-noon for grades 6-8. The camp cost $75...

Helping Dad

Bryson Brantley, 2 1/2 , helps his dad, Shawn Hancock, pick up softballs while practicing at a field on the corner of First Avenue and Mathney Drive on Wednesday. Dr. Hancock and teammate and friend Ashley Howell practice two or three times a week.

Tell-all books about the magazine industry sell, sell, sell

NEW YORK -- Lauren Weisberger is in a Barnes & Noble, fielding softballs from the audience as she promotes her anti-fashionista novel, "The Devil Wears Prada." Describe your "writing process...

Practice pitch

Lamont Williams pitches a ball to co-worker Steve Lorick at Riverview Park. The two spent their day off Monday exercising and hitting softballs around for fun.

Vertical plan yields big tomatoes, cucumbers

...built more than 43 years ago, his tomato plants towered over his 6-foot-3 frame, and the fruit they bore were as big as softballs. When he moved a few years ago into a house in Martinez, he saw no reason why he couldn't have another successful vegetable...


...championship games were played. SoftballArea players are part of title winThe S.C. Illusion, a fastpitch 10-and-under travel softball team from Cayce, S.C., won the NSA Fastpitch World Series in Clearwater, Fla., this weekend.The Illusion, which...

'The Augusta Chronicle' staff wins Morris awards

...stories of 12 women who survived breast cancer.And Taylor Hanks received a similar honor for North Augusta Today's work on a softball camp.The Chronicle staff also took the top Morris social media award for what the judges termed an "absolutely novel and...

Robert Lane Sr.

...gained the respect of many young ball players who became his lifelong friends. Mr. Lane was a proud member of the Senior Softball Team and played until the age of 81. He was well known and respected throughout the area. Mr. Lane was an avid Atlanta Braves...

Norma Alexanderson

...graduated from Nassau Community College along with her daughter Marilou. In her teen years Mrs. Alexanderson was an outstanding softball player known as "Pee Wee" for her short stature and her admiration of Brooklyn Dodgers' Pee Wee Reese. After her retirement...

Now a word from Obamacare's sponsor

...minutes of consequence?At least one of Galifianakis' intentionally cringe-worthy questions hit harder than the usual softballs Obama is thrown by the Washington press corps."Have you heard of the Affordable Care Act?" Obama asks after more than...