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Welcome to Snead, where town's vision doesn't include big-box stores
After living with an Evans address for more than nine years, my wife and I were surprised to learn we actually live in Snead, according to our new GPS-equipped car. The map clearly labels our area as Snead, as does the Mapblast web site.

Ride supports mission to mentor youth
More than 200 bikers from the Augusta area and across the Southeast converged on Wildwood Park on Sept. 1 for a ride to support a youth-mentoring mission in the Augusta area.

Now is time to remove yellow jackets
The other afternoon, I was working along the edge of the woods in my yard. I looked down, and there was a yellow jacket stinging my glove. While I watched, it stung my glove seven or eight times before I flicked it off. I stayed in the area, looking for the nest, but didn't find one.

Service to honor Sept. 11 victims
Columbia County will again memorialize the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with a Patriot Day service on Tuesday in Evans.

New businesses open shops in Evans area
Three businesses have opened recently in the Evans area to help customers make their mark.

Film set to music is tribute to fallen
An Evans man's efforts to memorialize his boyhood heroes has led him on a journey to also honor the fallen heroes of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Two gardens, one friendship
Mary Alice Woodrum and Jane Waldrop have been friends for more than 23 years.

Only one candidate qualifies for Grovetown mayoral race
Grovetown voters will have only one candidate on their ballots this November in the race to succeed Mayor Dennis Trudeau.

Senior takes mission of helping others to heart
A Harlem High School senior is making it his mission each summer to help children who have been institutionalized in Romanian orphanages.

'Rumors' will fund state trip to session
The cast of Greenbrier High School's newest production plans to spread rumors this week as they debut Neil Simon's satire about upper-class America.

Current events
Columbia County's annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the flag pole of the Justice Center in Evans.

Greyhound of the week
Deluca is a 5-year-old, white-and-fawn spotted greyhound who has Egyptian eyes. Deluca does well around children, other dogs and cats. Call Cindy Loar at (706) 831-2657 or click if you are interested in learning more.

Diane Swain King and Thomas Lamar King, Aug. 29, 2007.

Get Up and Go
Contestants are being sought for the 2007 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant to be held Sept. 29. Sponsored by the Columbia County Merchants Association, the pageant is open to single women ages 17-24, with judging in interview, swimsuit and evening gown competition.

Anthony Maselli, pictured with his sister Angela Maselli, a 2004 graduate of Mercer University, graduated from the University of Georgia Law School in May with a juris doctorate.

Newsmaker photos
Charles Allen Jr., Tia Allen, Brenda Dent Dunn and Melody Pollard were hosts of the Allen/Williams family reunion. The reunion began Friday, June 15, at the Marriott Hotel at Riverwalk Augusta and continued Saturday at the Eubank Blanchard Community Center.

Property Transfers
Willie R. Rivers to Peter J. Stoehr and Kathleen A. Haley, 256 Stonington Drive, $238,000.

First day of school photos
Ansley and Emma Lowe's first day of school at Stevens Creek Elementary School.

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

Photo: World Changers return from trip
First Baptist Church of Evans' Youth Group traveled to Dallas in July to participate in World Changers 2007.

Photo: Virginia trip
Corkey and Kitty Angleman, of Evans, attended a family reunion at Charlottesville, Va., where they celebrated Mr. Angleman's 80th birthday. In the photo, Mr. and Mrs. Angleman and their children stand on the steps of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.

Vacation gallery
Paul and Barbara Lesher, of Appling, spent time at Mt. Pleasant, Mich., at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, where they stayed on the Indian reservation and enjoyed the museums and Indian history.

Time Capsule
As reported 46 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Sept. 7, 1961:

Photo: 90th Birthday celebration
Rita Hadley celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 19 with family members. Hadley grew up in White Plains, N.Y. After she became a military wife, life brought her to the Augusta area in 1961. In 2002 she moved in with her family in Martinez.

Fire services a remarkable success
A mild tit-for-tat battle of letters to the editor took place recently on the pages of The Augusta Chronicle, with a former rural volunteer firefighter complaining about the county's current fire service, and the county's emergency services director defending their progress.

Come Tuesday and remember
It has been six years since radical Islamic terrorists commandeered four commercial airliners, crashing them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

The intolerance of 'zero tolerance'
When a high school student in Arizona doodled in the margin of his test paper a few weeks ago, and the misshapen artwork resembled a rare type of gun, the novice artist received a five-day suspension from school for breaking school policy against weapons on campus.

State line is perfect for net gains
South Aiken High School's volleyball team crossed the state line Tuesday to play Lakeside.

Augusta Prep readies for rival
Although their 4-2 record doesn't show it, the start to the 2007 season has been rough for the Augusta Prep boys soccer team.

Poythress shines at summer league
Former Greenbrier High School star Rich Poythress has been dubbed a star since he hit .750 as an eighth-grader at Columbia Middle School.

Columbia Countians shine bright in college soccer
Last Saturday was a big day for several Columbia County soccer players. The start to the 2007 college soccer season has been kind to several of our former high school standouts.

Words of wisdom calm young pitcher
Jesse Weigers was in trouble. She didn't know she was starting until five minutes before game time, but her pitch location and movement had allowed her to reach the top of the sixth inning with a two-run lead. That's when the trouble began.


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