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Ice cream chain gives 'cool' salute to everyday heroes
Bruster's Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Yogurt is honoring heroes of the Sept. 11 attacks with an ice cream salute.

Insurance agent earns chamber business honor
Dr. William Bloodworth, the president of Augusta State University, can be extra proud of one of the university's alumni, Tommy Norris.

Schools will remember Sept. 11 with silence
No school bells will ring. No teachers will lecture.

Getting crafty
Jennifer Nelson won $21 for something she has been doing as a hobby since middle school.

Memorial marker
A piece of stone now sits at the entrance of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety.

District 3 runoff set for Tuesday
Columbia County's District 3 voters have two choices at the polls Tuesday: former Grovetown City Councilman Mark Devoti or Harlem businessman Tony Mundy.

Remembering our sorrow
Honey Shore will find special meaning in the events the Martinez Fire Department will be involved in to honor fallen firefighters and their families on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Program allows pupils to pick books
Every day when North Columbia Elementary School Media Specialist Cindy Beatty arrives home, she discovers boxes of books on her front doorstep.

Sept. 11 remembrance services across Columbia County
Columbia County government will host a ceremony beginning at 8:46 a.m. at the flagpole in front of the Columbia County Justice Center and Courthouse Annex on Ronald Reagan Drive. The short program will include God Bless America, the national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.

Colonel will share experience of 9-11
Although many people turned to religion and made family relationships a top priority during the weeks and months after the tragic events of Sept. 11, Col. Jack Hook said the terrorist attacks didn't change his perspective on life.

Police seek man accused in molestation of teengaer
The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is looking for a man they say molested a 13-year-old girl and disappeared.

Duo takes first walk down new judicial center's aisle
Diane Boysen and Gary Findlay were the first couple to be married at Columbia County's new Judicial Center in Evans.

Business group applauds contractor
H. Jerome Jones never thought about winning awards when he started J&B Construction 1989.

Event will properly dispose of unservicable flags
Americans showed their patriotism in many ways after the Sept. 11 attacks. One of the most popular was by displaying the American flag - the most easily recognized symbol of American freedom - on everything from homes and vehicles to apparel and mailboxes.

Get up and go
The Sierra Club will hold a Pot Luck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Unitarian Church at 3501 Walton Way Ext.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Property transfers
Nordahl Homes Inc. to Michelle H. Looper, 1102 Maple Ridge Road, $110,000

Police blotter
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 48 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 9, 1954.

Current events
"SuCCess Columbia County Style" - an after-work gathering aimed at building relationships between businesses - is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at The Centre at Fury's Ferry. The event is sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses.

Don't monkey with tax value
There is a scene in what has become one of my all-time favorite movies, O Brother, Where Art Thou? in which radio listeners are described as going all apey over a new song.

Best 'choice': Stick with schools
For the time being, parents in three Columbia County schools have made the best choice: Their kids are staying put.

Choose Devoti in District 3 runoff
In the Aug. 20 primary, just 28 percent of Columbia Countys voters showed up at the polls. Even that turnout was considered huge when compared to the rest of Georgia, in which barely 20 percent of the electorate cast ballots.

Panthers, Knights set to revive rivalry
The majority of players on the Evans and Lakeside high school football teams have never met in a varsity game, but the Panthers and Knights can finally get acquainted this week.

Injured Knight cleared to play
Evans High School football coach Lee Chomskis said last week that he didn't know who his starting quarterback would be when the Knights play Lakeside this Friday at Blanchard Stadium.

Sports brief
The Evans High Athletic Booster Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the school's media center.

Greene has hot August on the diamond
I know it's football season, but Todd Greene had quite a stretch on the diamond during August.

Bye-ing time
The Lakeside and Evans high school football teams got a break, as neither squad practiced on Labor Day; but with the Panthers and Knights both having an open date on their schedules last week, there is ample opportunity to make up for lost time.

Lee proves himself on college diamond
As a starting middle infielder for the Evans High School baseball team the past three years, Jon Lee's talent was hard to overlook.

Sports schedule
High School Sports Schedule

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