Monday, September 14, 2009

Animal rescue organization needs support to accomplish goals
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue, a licensed non-profit organization, will celebrate its seventh anniversary in December.

Roses need another dose of fertilizer before winter
Rose growers are preparing their bushes for the onset of winter by giving them a final application of fertilizer this month.

Harlem group promotes graduation
Harlem High recently expanded the scope of a new program meant to inspire students to obtain their diplomas.

For charity
Jill Wagner shaves the head of Advanced Services for Pest Control CEO Jeff Annis during the fundraiser.

Planting shrubs, trees in fall gives them a better chance in hot weather
Fall and winter are the best times to plant shrubs and trees.

All animals welcome at blessing
The 10th annual Blessing of the Animals will be historic for The Church of the Holy Comforter.

Commission grant for center expected
Columbia County commissioners on Tuesday likely will approve a $25,000 grant to help build a Richmond County facility for the Salvation Army.

School Board picks road name
Columbia County school board members selected Hero Way on Tuesday as the name for a new road leading to a planned elementary school off Baker Place Road.

Grovetown ordinance would prohibit unlicensed vendors
On any given Saturday morning, a variety of vendors temporarily set up in the Food Lion parking lot in Grovetown.

Flu shots available at clinics
Area residents can prepare for the flu season by receiving their vaccines at one of the Columbia County Health Department's flu clinics being held throughout the county in September and October.

Ryan's songs
With numbers boosted by a college marching band's tribute to a hometown hero, the football game between Lakeside and Evans high schools on Sept. 4 likely was the highest attendance ticketed event in Columbia County's history.

Police blotter
Columbia County authorities arrested two people Thursday and were looking for two more following an armed robbery of a Martinez jewelry store.

Other Border Bash
Augusta Christian Schools' varsity football team recently held its fifth annual Border Bash scrimmage to support the American Cancer Society.

Current events
The Columbia County Foundation for Children Resource Center, 6347 Columbia Road, Appling, will hold at $3 bag sale on summer clothing until Sept. 24.

Divorces
Richard M. Payne and Brittany N. Payne, Aug. 29, 2009.

Marriage licenses
Montrile De'Anjlo Rouse IV and Stephanie Michelle Murray applied for a marriage license June 22, 2009, and were married July 18, 2009, in Warner Robbins, Ga.

Offering helpful tips
Evans resident Eddie Hulsey, a gun expert and recently published author, was on hand at American Sportsman in Evans on Aug. 22, to sign copies of his book, Defensive Handgun for the Armed Citizen.

Adoption spotlight
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue Inc. is a 501-C3 nonprofit, licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the CSRA.

Taking turns getting lost in the Rockies
I just returned from a vacation in Canada. I went with a group of people, but as a single so I didn't have to share a room with anyone.

Pay for speed humps like street lights
One of the minor controversies to cross Columbia County in recent years has been the occasional disagreement regarding speed humps.

Editorial cartoon
The editorial cartoon for Sunday, September 13, 2009.

Protesters and a free lunch
On Labor Day, if you wore a shirt with the logo of a college team, Chick-fil-A would give you a free sandwich.

Coach takes on new challenge
When Chileno Valdez began coaching the CSRA Crusaders baseball team, the feeling he got from the players was that the sport was something they did for fun, not worrying much about wins and losses.

Prep calendar
Greenbrier-Lakeside (in Coca-Cola Classic), Monday, 6 p.m.

'Everything we do is different'
The motorcycle race team at Augusta Triumph/Ducati is small, with three members at its shop on Wheeler Road.

Bulls win Cup division
The GA-SC Bulls U12 Boys Red finished as champions in the top U12 boys division of the 14th Annual Aiken Soccer Cup tournament on Aug. 30.

Sports calendar
The Georgia Rockers Fast Pitch Organization will hold tryouts for its 14-and-under and 16-and-under travel teams for the upcoming season at 2 p.m. today at Patriots Park.

Domed pool will boost ASL in winter months
Practice for Aiken-Augusta Swim League's short course season started last week, with the weather still warm enough for league members who live in the area to swim at Riverwood Plantation.

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