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JENNY BARBER: Named president of the Augusta chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs
A former Augusta political candidate and community activist remained in the Richmond County jail Sunday, although the 15-year-old girl who had accused him and another man of kidnapping and rape had changed her story, police said.
Tuesday's election to fill half the seats on the Augusta Commission is being hailed as one of the dullest elections ever.
The phrase "Southern food" often brings to mind fried chicken or catfish, collard greens seasoned with fatback, black-eyed peas cooked in ham, cornbread slathered with butter and pecan pie. Once the rule of thumb for Southern cooking was "fat, fat and more fat," said Viktors A.K. Trepins, first vice president of the Augusta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, but that's not necessarily the case any longer. Mr. Trepins said he sees the national restaurant trend of "low-fat, highly nutritious but tasteful food" gaining ground in the area.
Travis Hacker knows that dreams can come true. This year in Atlanta Travis became an Olympian - he won a gold medal in bowling at the 2000 Special Olympics.\n\nEarly Tuesday, the 15-year-old from Augusta fulfilled another dream by taking his first trip to Disney World in Orlando. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle
Travis Hacker knows that dreams can come true. This year in Atlanta, Travis became an Olympian - he won a gold medal in bowling at the 2000 Special Olympics.
AUGUSTA, S.C.- Janet Clary, 66, died Friday at her residence in Augusta. Miss Clary was born in Columbia, S.C., a daughter of James Edward Clary, Jr., and Sarah McLean Clary. An accomplished musician, she was a graduate of the Residential School for the Blind and received a Bachelors degree in Musical Education from Jacksonville University and earned a Masters of Science degree with emphasis on Visual Disabilities from Florida State University.