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Everything's $1 to kick off fair
The aroma of funnel cake and glowing neon lights mean one thing: The Columbia County Fall Fair has arrived.

Newest Walmart Superstore anchors Gateway retail plaza
With the purchase of a bag of potato chips Wednesday, former Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau became the first customer of a new Walmart near the city.

Workshop 's decorations will come from nature
Nature can be an inspiration for many things, including the decorations that will adorn homes this holiday season. From elegant wreaths to tablescapes for the next family gathering, nature can serve up the main ingredients for holiday decorating needs.

Alzheimer 's journey does not have to be a lonely one
When Carrie Ponder learned she had Alzheimer's disease two years ago, she took action.

County withdraws $600,000 development grant
Columbia County commissioners on Tuesday retracted an economic incentive award for an Evans shopping center.

Bids on new school to be opened
Columbia County school officials expect student populations to continue to climb next year, especially after enrollment outpaced predictions this year.

Publix ready to welcome shoppers
When Publix opens on Wednesday it will become the newest in a recent boom of grocery store openings in Columbia County.

Vandals don 't deter man 's holiday spirit
Harvey Hayes puts a lot of effort, money and pride into holiday displays at his Evans home.

Events to aid swine flu victim 's family
Two supper fundraisers will be held this week to benefit the family of Summer Rockefeller.

Three vying for two Grovetown seats
Three candidates will vie for two city council seats in Tuesday's Grovetown municipal election.

Asian ladybugs are helpful, but they 're not welcome in the house
When the temperature starts to drop and winter is on the way, many creatures start looking for shelter from the cold.

Chin Hui Baik and Jin Su Baik, Oct. 19, 2009.

School councils
Lakeside High School: Nov. 9, Feb. 22, March 29 and April 19.

Pumpkin contest winners
Meet the winners of our 2009 Carve the Pumpkin Coloring Contest

Evans Middle School Honor Roll correction
Sydney Highfield, whose name was listed on the Sixth Grade A/B Honor Roll for Evans Middle should have been listed on the Sixth Grade A Honor Roll.

Get up and go
Harlem High School will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 pm. Thursday in Room 619.

Property transfers
Choice One Home Builders Inc. to Virginia C. Hamilton, 148 Brandimere Drive, $84,200.

Marriage licenses
James Matthew Bronstein and April Jennings Harrell applied for a marriage license on Sept. 14, 2009, and were married Sept. 26, 2009, in Martinez.

Current events
Oakey Grove Baptist Church, 911 N. Belair Road, Evans, will celebrate its 119th anniversary at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Carlton Howard and the Noah's Ark Baptist Church of Keysville, Ga. For information, call (706) 863-4215.

Pet adoptions
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on donations to continue the rescue effort.

Police blotter
An Appling man was sentenced Friday to two years' probation after pleading guilty to obstruction of police and disorderly conduct, stemming from an incident involving 16-year-old singer/actress Miley Cyrus on Tybee Island this past summer.

Columbia Middle School First Nine Weeks Honor Roll
A and A/B honor roll

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, November 1, 2009.

Congressional races draw little interest
You would think people would be fired up about the congressional races on tap for next year, considering that Republicans will be trying to reverse their election losses of 2006 and 2008 while Democrats will be trying to protect their majority status.

Grovetown voters should head to polls
Barely a dozen people traveled to the Columbia County Board of Elections office during the past four weeks to cast early ballots for Tuesday's Grovetown city council election.

First shot fired for 2010 fights
The first hat is in the ring for next year's Columbia County elections. It's a hat that's been there before.

Ex-Evans back Ho has made huge impact
You would be hard pressed to find a better young man to represent Columbia County than former Evans tailback Cheng Ho.

Building gives wrestlers, cheerleaders practice site
A small crowd gathered Wednesday at Greenbrier in front of the tall metal structure that has popped up in recent months.

Commitment keys York pool
Melrose York was sure the show of solidarity was not a normal occurrence.

Rested Grovetown readies for its finale
Grovetown football coach Rodney Holder asked his players to take a knee following practice one day last week.

Prep calendar
Listing of area prep sporting events.

Sports calendar
The Marshall Family Y is holding registration for its fall lacrosse program. The program is open to ages 7-15. Participants can register at The Marshall Family Y in Evans.

Born rightly deserves credit for Greenbrier volleyball 's continued success
It wasn't always this easy for Greenbrier volleyball.


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