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Roses can use help getting through long, hot summer
Bill DeHaven knows a lot about roses. The Evans resident started growing them nearly 30 years ago.

Several methods can be used to rid lawns of poison ivy or poison oak
Poison ivy (Rhus radicans ) and poison oak (Rhus toxicodendron ) are common poisonous plants in Georgia. Poison ivy and poison oak prefer moist, deciduous forests and wooded areas. They are also found in fence rows and ornamental plantings.

Man on the street
The News-Times asked area residents what they wanted to be when they grew up, and what job they now hold. Here are some of their responses.

Gospel singer includes family on new CD
Lacey Hight started singing at a young age in a family of musicians, and her recently released gospel album is truly a family affair.

Roadway changes proposed
Columbia County motorists could soon see changes to a busy intersection that serves as a gateway into the Evans Town Center.

Working together
In the traditionally nonunion South, talk of organized labor might conjure up images of Jimmy Hoffa leading mobs of striking Teamsters.

Growth management group discusses revitalization effort
A committee tasked with guiding a revision of Columbia County's growth-management plan met Tuesday to discuss growth on commercial corridors and urban revitalization efforts.

Current Events
The Columbia County Choral Society is seeking new members. Rehearsals are held at First Baptist Church of Evans on Belair Road at Washington Road. For information and rehearsal schedules, call (706) 650-2311 or go to

Restaurant expands
Willie Sue's restaurant, 500 Oxbow Drive in Grovetown, held a grand opening ribbon-cutting for its newly expanded dining area with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on July 29.

Police blotter
A Burke County man accused of fleeing from Columbia County deputies in a stolen vehicle was arrested late Tuesday.

60 years of service
On Aug. 16, Rudolph C. Thomas (left), of Appling, was awarded with a plaque and pin for 60 years of service to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1579. Ken Ward, business manager of the IBEW, presented the award.

April W. Dickerson and Christopher A. Dickerson, Aug. 9, 2010.

Marriage Licenses
Brian Jeffrey Fort Jr. and Heather Marie Watton applied for a marriage license on Aug. 2, 2010, and were married Aug. 7, 2010, in Appling.

On vacation
Members of Girl Scout Junior Troop 20011 sold almost 4,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to pay for their trip to Disney World. Making the trip were Kaitlyn Lancaster (front, from left), Nichole Ardis and Leah Rollins; Hope Irwin (middle row, from left), Kara Holliday and Emma Young; and Ashley Toups (back).

Adoption showcase
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on donations to continue the rescue effort. Located in Martinez, Heartsong rescues from 10 counties. All animals are current on their vaccinations (age appropriate). All dogs are microchipped. All pets are spayed/neutered and cats are litter-box trained prior to placement. To adopt, donate, or for information, contact Loretta at (706) 855-1241, or go to Ling Ling is a female kitten.[CAPTION] Scarlett is an 8-month-old female kitten. [CAPTION] Special Photos Diamond is a 6-month-old Great Dane mix.

School lunch menu
Menus for Columbia County schools.

Property Transfers
Pillon Communities Inc. to Celita Rivera, 482 Lory Lane, $149,050.

Loren Crawford of Harlem, was named to the Dean's List of Emory College for the 2010 spring semester.

School calendar
Monday: Labor Day holiday

Open for business
Kackleberry Farm, LLC, 1025 Verdee Road, Louisville, Ga., held a grand opening ceremony with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

From pulpwood to publishing
On Labor Day weekend, the media usually publish end-of-summer stories and various what-do-you-do-for-a-living pieces.

Georgia gets a green light on voter law
Georgia often gets a black eye from various unflattering rankings: Low SAT scores and high school graduation rates, high percentages of poverty and rates of incarceration.

Here's one way to raise grad rates
One of the criticisms you'll often hear of Georgia is the low percentage of students who stay the course in high school and graduate with a diploma.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, September 5, 2010.

Greenbrier Middle uses early strikes to beat Evans Middle
On the first play of the season, Greenbrier Middle School ran what appeared to be a perfectly executed screen pass. Jamal Richard caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage, then made a move past several defenders before sprinting 70 yards for a touchdown.

Rule for kicking makes big plays harder to come by
The scene plays out numerous times on Saturdays throughout the college football season.

Sports calendar
The 2010 PRC Fall Classic tennis tournament will be held Sept. 16-19 at Petersburg Racquet Club in Martinez.

Young goalie's dream is to be pro hockey player
With a name like Broder, Jared was destined to become a hockey goaltender.


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