Jimmy Cofer, 80, was in the spotlight April 12 in SRP Park, as the North Augusta Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism offered a salute in recognition of his 55 years as an umpire and referee in South Carolina and Georgia, helping keep baseball, softball, basketball and football running in reasonably good order. Cofer threw out the ceremonial first pitch, to help start the varsity baseball action, as North Augusta High School prepared to play host to Midland Valley. The home team won the varsity game, 13-3, and also the junior-varsity contest, 4-2.