Halloween evokes images of scary spider webs, with spiders waiting to devour their prey. Fall is when spiders are noticed the most. During this time, spiders are mating and producing egg sacs to reestablish the population next spring.

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Deborah G. Steele Correspondent Mistletoe State Park will host its annual Family Fall Fest on Oct. 12, but activities abound for days surrounding the event. The kickoff to the festival will be a marshmallow roast and night hike on Oct. 11.

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The Columbia County Library expects many fans to turn out for one of its most popular authors this month. Bestselling writer Nicholas Sparks has agreed to speak at an Oct.

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Richard Harmon, Columbia County's longtime director of its Development Services Division, abruptly resigned this week, county officials said.

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Register for the Grovetown High School Mini-Camp on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school. The camp is for those in pre-K through sixth grade and costs $50 per camper up to Oct. 11 and $55 after.

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Wednesday, Oct. 9 Augusta Christian at North Augusta, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Evans, Lakeside at Alexander High School/Asics Invitational, 8:30 a.m. Augusta Prep at Sandhills School, 9 a.m. Greenbrier at Furman Invitational, 9:30 a.m.

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Euchee Creek Elementary has adopted the motto "Have a dream, make a plan, do the work" this year and that's what students, parents and staff have done in the garden area of the school.

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Police Blotter, Oct. 6, 2013

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Bass Pro Shops has canceled its plan to build a store in Columbia County, officials announced Tuesday.

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Marriage Licenses, Oct. 6, 2013

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DUIs, Oct. 6, 2013

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Divorces, Oct. 6, 2013

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Okay, this is one of the few serious columns I write every year, but the subject has been weighing on my heart for a while. An abused child. If this has been happening from the day he was born, he probably doesn't know any other way of life.

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When I asked, "Do you know what day it is," my husband blinked and stared. So I cued him, "It's a very special day." His memory snagged on a limb hiding beneath the surface.

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When officials announced that Bass Pro Shops had backed out of a deal to build a store in Columbia County, the initial reaction from most was disappointment - the county had let a big fish get away.

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