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Orthopedic Associates of Augusta, P.A.

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Since 1969, our practice has provided quality, comprehensive orthopaedic care in the CSRA. Our physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and are available to provide general orthopaedic care as well as specialty care, including hand and upper extremity surgery, sports medicine rehabilitation, arthroscopic surgery, foot and ankle surgery, and treatment of spinal disorders. Our total joint replacement program is second to none, and includes the newest minimally invasive procedure for hip replacement. For the convenience of our patients, we have locations both in Augusta and in Evans, as well as an orthopaedic surgery center that provides a comfortable and caring atmosphere for most out-patient surgical procedures. Please dial (706) 823-3812 to schedule an appointment at either location.

University Professional Center
811 13th Street, Suite 20 | Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 722-3401

Evans Town Park
2511 Associates Way | Evans, GA 30809
(706) 854-2140

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.oaapa.com


Dr. Reginald Pilcher

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Dr. Pilcher, along with board-certified nurse practitioners Pamela Pilcher, CPNP, Alicia Murdock, CPNP, and Anna Beth Brooks, CFNP, provides complete and compas- sionate quality care from infancy to 21 years of age. Dr. Pilcher offers comprehensive services which include general pediatrics, wellness care, immunizations, hospital care, along with evaluation and treatment of certain learning dis- orders. Dr. Pilcher is board- certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine and has been practicing for 29 years. He and his staff strive to provide a pediatric home, and his patients are considered family.

3652 J. Dewey Gray Circle • Augusta, GA • 30909
(706) 854-9416

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Dr. REGINALD Pilcher

Pediatric Partners of Augusta

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Pediatric Partners of Augusta is the largest private practice group of Board Certified Pediatricians and Board Certified Pediatric Sub Specialists in the CSRA. Our goal is to partner with parents in helping their children to grow into healthy and happy young adults.

We have two office locations to better serve our patients, one in downtown Augusta and one in Evans.  Our Evans office also has our After Hours Clinic, which is open 365 days a year  for your convenience and is always staffed by one of our Board Certified Pediatricians.

Our Sub Specialists include Pediatric Allergy, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Neurology, all of whom have on site diagnostic testing for your convenience.  Often we are able to schedule referrals to our specialists within 48 hours, and urgent referrals are seen that same day.

1303 d’Antignac Street • Suite 2600
Augusta, GA 30909

411 Town Park Blvd
Evans, GA 30809


Visit our patient portal at www.portal.pedpartners.com


George W. Williams, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

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George Williams, Jr. M.D. was born in Douglas, Georgia and now resides in Augusta. He received his Bachelor of Arts-Chemistry at Emory University, then attended the Medical College of Georgia to obtain his Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Williams joined OB/GYN Associates of Augusta (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) in 1990.

Dr. Williams is Board Certified and a Fellow in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was nominated to Best Doctors and received Teacher of the Year Award while on the clinical facility of MCG (now Augusta University Medical Center). He has state licenses in Georgia and South Carolina. Dr. Williams has two children and a granddaughter.

1348 Walton Way. Suite 4100 • Augusta, GA 30901

Visit our website at obgynaugusta.com


Grovetown Family Dental

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Personalized Individual Care Highly Skilled Professional Team Latest Technology

Established Dental Practice Offering many services:
• Periodontal Treatment
• Laser treatment
• Regular and New patient exams
• Cleanings
• Aesthetic Dentistry
• Implants
• Botox and Dermal Fillers
…And much more.

Ready to serve your needs!  Ask about our In-House Dental Plan.

5172 Wrightsboro Road
(706) 860-1352

Visit our website www.grovetowndental.com


Women’s Health of Augusta

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Women’s Health of Augusta has been providing the best comprehensive Obstetric and Gynecology care in the area for over 40 years. All of our doctors – Dr. Ron Eaker, Dr. Laura Lee Joiner, Dr. Allan Joseph, Dr. Natasha Rushing, and Dr. Robyn Drinkwater – are board certified (Fellows of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology) or board eligible, and are currently seeing new patients.

~We accept most insurances.~

1303 D’Antignac St, Suite 2500 
Augusta, Ga. 30901

Schedule your appointment today by calling 706-733-4427.

Visit us at www.womenshealthofaugusta.com


Lay of the Land

In The Home
Lay of the Land

Photography by Haley Lamb

A prime piece of property in Appling – plus lessons learned from previous homebuilding experiences – add up to a dream home for this family 

Appling resident Mark Ivey has a theory.

“If you want to test your marriage, build a house,” he quips.

He and his wife, Sonia, have been more than willing to test that premise. Fortunately, their marriage has survived the homebuilding process not once, not twice, but three times. And with each new house they learned something along the way.

The first time, they couldn’t agree on colors. The second time, says Mark, who co-owns Ivey Homes with his brother, “I learned a key phrase – ‘Yes, dear. If that’s what you want.’”

For their third home, where they have lived since June of 2016, they divided the decisions evenly. “I really enjoyed this process. Most of what we build is production-oriented,” says Mark. “With a custom home, you get a chance to think outside the box.” 

Focal Points
Mark spent a lot of late nights sketching out their new home at the breakfast room table. “We worked on this floorplan for a long time,” he says. “It changed over the years.”

Family-Room-6They knew they wanted a casual, rustic look for their home, and they wanted to build on a site with plenty of open space. After searching for land for about six months, they finally found 25 acres in Appling. It took another four months to negotiate the purchase. The Iveys ultimately divided the property into three lots, keeping 12 acres for themselves.

To take full advantage of the property, they positioned the house, which took nine months to build, so that it faces a wide open field and offers a view of Burks Mountain from the front porch. The covered porch also features a stained V-groove ceiling, rocking chairs and two ceiling fans, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the scenery.

“You can sit on the front porch and watch the sun set,” says Mark. “The dog will sit on the front porch and chew on a stick.” (The bigger the stick, the better.)

The sensory sensations continue even after the sun goes down. “We can hear the whippoorwills at night,” says Sonia.

If there are any lingering doubts that land isn’t important to the Iveys, then a painting in their wide foyer puts that notion to rest.

FoyerSandwiched between a pair of distressed shutters on a brick wall, the painting, which Sonia had done for Mark, depicts his father’s old home place in Lincoln County. The homestead is still standing on 200 acres of land. No one lives in the house – where Mark’s father Jake grew up as the youngest of eight children – any longer, but family members still go to the property to hunt on weekends. “A lot of that heritage is in our house,” says Mark.

For instance, they used wood from an 85- to 100-year-old barn on the Lincoln County property in several rooms in their house. They incorporated old brown wood from the interior of the barn on a wall in the dining room and a wall in the family room. One of the walls in Mark’s office features gray wood from the exterior of the barn behind the built-in bookcases.

In the family room, the barn wood also lines the wall behind the built-in bookcases, where birdhouses made by Mark’s uncle are perched in glass-front cabinets above the top shelves. One of the birdhouses looks like the barn on the Lincoln County family property, and Mark’s uncle even used some of the wood from the barn to build it.

Two framed photos that Sonia took of the setting sun hang on the walls in the family room as well. Sonia took one of the sunset photos on their property; she took the other one at Clarks Hill Lake. The family room also features a raised hearth fireplace and a painted V-groove ceiling with coffered beams.

The dining room also includes an accent wall with board and batten wainscoting. “In each room, we tried to put one focal element,” Mark says. “It’s a little different in each room.”

The house also features heart pine flooring, which was distressed with a chain, throughout the first floor and 2.5-inch cove crown molding on all of the downstairs doors and windows. “It gives it a little more weight at the top,” Mark says of the crown molding. Three-paneled doors can be found throughout the house as well.

Kitchen-3What’s Cooking
Although the Iveys were certain about some of the features that wanted in their home, Mark says the kitchen was the most difficult room to design. In fact, he says, construction on the house was delayed for two months until they could settle on kitchen plans. Ultimately, however, Mark cooked up a design that was worth the wait.

A maple wood, stained island with an amarone granite countertop occupies the middle of the room. The granite was honed and brushed to give it a dull appearance. “We built the room around the granite,” Mark says.

The room also includes black titanium countertops around the perimeter and painted cabinets. The top cabinets feature seeded glass doors, and cabinet panels cover the front of the appliances so that they blend into the décor.

The fluted apron-front farmhouse sink is divided into two sections for washing pots and pans– one for clean water and one for sudsy water. Apparently, old habits die hard.

“My mama taught me a certain way to do things,” Mark says, “and my wife reinforced it.”

Kitchen-2The kitchen also features a coffered pine ceiling, which extends from the family room; a beveled, textured tile backsplash; lots of drawers and wood and metal lights above the island.

“Picking out lights was hard,” says Sonia. “We had to picture how the size and proportion would look in the room.”

Like the kitchen, the butler’s pantry features black titanium countertops and seeded glass door cabinets. An antique mirror and 6-inch cover crown molding accent the space.

Pulling It All Together
The laundry room features a solid oak barn door, 12-inch-by-24-inch tiles on the floor, a desk area for Sonia, a folding counter and a sewing center.

A brick doorway topped by a cedar header leads into the mud room, which is the chief domain of the Iveys’ black Labrador retriever, Remi (when he is not outside chewing on sticks or racing ahead of their son, Will, when he rides his dirt bike). The coated concrete floor was built with Remi in mind – “He can’t hurt it,” says Mark – and he sleeps in a cutout under the stairs. A pair of sepia family photos in burlap frames on a mudroom wall add to the home’s rustic décor.

Family-Room-5The hallway that connects the mudroom to the master suite features a framed 1910 Columbia County militia district map on one wall. Another brick doorway with a cedar header leads to the master suite. The master bedroom features a V-groove pine ceiling and a bump-out wall that resembles a bay window. The adjoining master bath includes a tile shower, standalone tub, Cambria countertops and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.

“When you pick things out individually, you’re nervous about how it will look together,” Mark says.

Sonia agrees. “It happens in stages from the tile to the granite to the paint colors,” she says. “But seeing it all come together is a lot of fun.”

Fortunately, they had expert help from Ivey Homes design consultant Robin Sullivan to guide them through the process.

A bonus room above the garage includes a slope ceiling, which was made of tin from the family barn and sprayed with sealer, and a shiplap wall. They also included an adjoining full bath in case they ever decide to convert the room to a bedroom.

Another shiplap wall creates a focal point in the upstairs loft area, where Will plays video games. The loft, which includes a hall tree with a seat that was an Ivey family piece, can be seen from the foyer when looking up the stairs.

Covered-Back-Porch-1Spot On
The covered back porch features wicker furniture, a gas brick fireplace with a cedar mantel, two ceiling fans, a V-groove pine ceiling and a flat-screen TV behind cabinet doors.

“During football season, we can open the cabinets, and I can see the TV from the kitchen,” says Sonia.

They dropped the back porch down to eliminate the need for a railing and to keep the back of the furniture from being visible from the house. The side porch features a grilling area.

Guest-Bedroom“We really like the privacy in the back,” says Mark. “We knew we wanted a view in the front and privacy in the back.”

They recently built a shop on their property – Sonia got outvoted 2-1 by Mark and Will – but she still has hopes of adding a swimming pool in the backyard one day. In the meantime, though, the Iveys couldn’t be happier with their home or their land.

“We never thought we would wind up with a spot as pretty as this,” Mark says.

By Sarah James


Attic Treasures of Harlem

Community Groups in Action

Attic Treasures of HarlemNever underestimate the power and effectiveness of volunteers. Especially the 20-30 volunteers for Attic Treasures of Harlem, which sells donated items at its West Milledgeville Road location to raise funds for local charities. Through the years Attic Treasures, which is celebrating its ninth year this fall, has raised more than $257,000 for other organizations.

“It’s amazing to see what we can do and how we can help the community with the store,” says Loreen Reynolds, the treasurer of the nonprofit. “We have so much fun. Our volunteers have formed good friendships with each other and with a lot of our regular customers.”

Some of the charities that the store supports include Relay for Life; Fisher House at Fort Gordon and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center; Lydia House; Good Samaritan House, a free health clinic in Dearing; Concerned Women in Grovetown and Wounded Warrior Project.

“When an organization like Attic Treasures is operated by all volunteers, you know it’s run from the heart,” says Phil Alexander, CallingPost founder. “We salute the Attic Treasures organization and its volunteers that share their time and energy to help others in need.” 

Attic Treasures also gives four scholarships of $1,000 each annually to a senior from Harlem, Grovetown and Thomson high schools as well as a home-schooled student to further their educations. At Christmastime, the organization purchases new toys and clothing for 100-150 children. It also supports individuals who have fallen on hard times, sports organizations, Harlem Arts Council and Columbia County Animal Shelter. 

“We give the shelter pillows and blankets that can’t be sold. We hold a free rabies clinic in the spring and a free microchipping clinic in the fall. Pet owners just need to bring a bag of brand-name dog or cat food to the clinics as payment, and we give the food to the shelter,” says Loreen. 

The store is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. For more information, visit attictreasuresofharlem.org.

Family Care, Inc.

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Family Care is the oldest locally owned home care company in the CSRA. We offer compassionate and understanding care for your loved ones so they can remain safe and independent in the comfort of their home or other place of residence. Our RNs and LPNs provide communication and support to their clientèle and staff. Whether it’s an hour a day, an eight-hour shift or complete live-in care, our aides are there to provide the exact service you need and maintain a 24-hour client assistance line.


208 Church Street | Thomson, GA  30824
1-800-791-5156 | 706-597-1890

Please visit our website at www.FamilyHomeCare.com

Hardwood Floors & More

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Hardwood Floors & More is a family-owned and operated business with over 25 years of experience with window treatments, carpet, tile, lighting, wallpaper,  furniture, and hardwood flooring. Evans, GA clients can take advantage of our  superior service and affordable solutions for all interior design needs. We offer a  full catalog of interior products and designer accents from the best names in the  business, including Hunter Douglas blinds, Karastan carpets, and wallcoverings  from York, Schumacher, and others. However you want to improve your home, we have what you’re looking for. Additionally, if you need professional installation or refinishing services, we can assist you after a free consultation.


4696 Washington Rd 
Evans, GA 30809

Tel: 706-868-7030