Ex-Fire Chief Howard Willis dies

...unit, high angle rope rescue, water rescue and safety, along with security for major special events, such as the Georgia Games and July Fourth celebrations.Becoming chief of the department in 2005 was a lifelong ambition, he said in a Chronicle...

Top-ranked Kentucky denies Georgia's upset bid, remains unbeaten

...each other and we work well together."Thornton, a fifth-year senior who has had three knee surgeries, tied the Georgia games record played Tuesday. Djurisic is a 1,000-point scorer."I'm proud of both of them," coach Mark Fox said...

John Sidener

...traveling to tournaments out of town and was awarded a gold and silver medal with his team when they competed in the Georgia Games. He retired after 33 years and is a long standing member of the Local 150 Plumbers and Steamfitters. He also served...

One year later: Olympic Games left lasting impact

...at Georgia Tech, now used mainly as a seasonal staff and student swimming pool. The natatorium being built for the Georgia Games is a muchneeded part of the county's recreational facilities and will provide public swimming pools, including...

Georgia Games torch passes through Augusta

Two Augusta athletes were honored Tuesday afternoon when the Georgia Olympic Games torch run stopped at Fort Discovery. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Fabish of Augusta and Angela Hamilton of Columbia County received BellSouth Champion Awards for their success in the District Sports Festival, held in Augusta earlier this summer as a precursor to the 1997 Georgia Olympic Games.

Torch to pass through Augusta

The Georgia Games torch will pass through Augusta Tuesday on its way to Atlanta. The...Angel Hamilton and Joe Fabish, two local athletes competing in the Georgia Games, will receive Champion Recognition Awards. After the torch leaves...

Other sports
Coach mixes sport,spirit in ministry

Thwack! Just hitting a few tennis balls with neighborhood youth three years ago has mushroomed into a second career for Rhonell Williams. Mr. Williams, a retired policeman and addiction counselor, has taught students - including twins Hayward and Howard Jean, 14 - to shine on the court. The brothers are playing in the Junior U.S. Open tennis championship in Rome, Ga., this weekend. Mr. Williams' Beech Island Tennis Academy has attracted backing from Augusta-area parks and recreation departments and Grace Baptist Church in Evans.

Things to Do | Midland Valley High School
City pool plan hits obstacle

...city for the 1999 Georgia Games, the state's largest participatory sporting event. It will be the first time the Georgia Games have been held outside Atlanta since their inception in 1990. The event, which should bring at least 10,000 amateur...

Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Praise CVB, others for `team effort'

...done swiftly with Augusta's best interests at heart and, quite frankly, was the catalyst in our ability to show the Georgia Games commission how committed we were to the bid process. The work has now just begun. We, as a community, are challenged...

Sports Council coup!

The Greater Augusta Sports Council has had a lot of success in promoting our community as a major player in minor sports. But the announcement Thursday that the city will host the 1999 Georgia Games is the Council's best coup yet. The Games are not a niche sport with a popular following. They are the state's largest participatory sporting event, patterned after the Olympics, offering more than 10,000 amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels a chance to compete for medals in at least 30 events.