Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Berea Baptist finds good fit in Evans
Pastor Bert Daniel knew the timing was right for his church to relocate when the opportunity presented itself.

Planning commissioners approve wireless tower for Springlakes site
Columbia County Planning Commissioners gave rezoning approval Thursday for a wireless tower to be constructed within the Springlakes subdivision.

Events to honor victims of 9-11
Columbia County government and fire officials are inviting residents to join them for a Patriot Day ceremony Saturday to honor the nearly 3,000 people whose lives were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, on the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

Ballet to stage 'Swan Lake,' 'Velveteen Rabbit' Saturday
Dancers with the Columbia County Ballet will take to the stage Saturday to perform a children's story and a romantic ballet.

Outdoor movie series starts Saturday
Families can enjoy three movie nights underneath the stars in September at the Columbia County Amphitheater.

Computer patchwork still being reviewed by county
Columbia County government's financial operating system can be likened to an electronic quilt, having been pieced together over the years with numerous software patches.

Arts center planners seek $100,000 to start
Those in support of an arts and cultural center in Columbia County hope to raise $100,000 by the end of October.

Current Events
Sparkle Express Car Wash on Belair Road will donate $4 to the Evans High School Band Booster Club for every $9.99 car wash during September. Enter code 4008.

Pet Adoption Showcase
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt, and puppies and kittens cost $20. Adopted animals must be spayed or neutered. Visitors must wear closed-toed shoes to visit the kennel area, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. The facility is at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling.

Police Blotter
A Grovetown man told police that in the early hours of Aug. 31 his ex-girlfriend stole his television.

On Vacation
Dean, Heather, Melissa, Trevor and Fisher Wright prepare to board the Maid of the Mist during their visit to Niagara Falls in May. The weeklong trip also included visits to Toronto, Philadelphia and Hershey, Pa.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, September 8, 2010.

Ethics a factor in governor's race
Do Georgia voters really pay any attention to ethics issues?

No pressing need to amend Georgia Constitution
It might seem hard to believe, especially after a primary election in July and a runoff in August, but voters can already return to the polls in September.

Candidates in agreement
It's probably an understatement to say that Georgia voters this fall aren't likely to be terribly excited about their choices for governor.

Prep Calendar
Football: Friday: Hephzibah at Greenbrier (Homecoming), 7:30 p.m.

Bartram Trail to unveil more durable greens
Bartram Trail Golf Club opened in September 2005. Five years later, the Evans golf course will have a reopening of sorts Friday when it unveils new greens to the public.

Athlete Spotlight: Allie Lehi
For Allie Lehi, a knee injury she suffered in eighth grade turned out to be a defining moment.

Sports Calendar
The 2010 PRC Fall Classic tennis tournament will be held Sept. 16-19 at Petersburg Racquet Club in Martinez. The tournament features men's and women's doubles in 2.5-5.0 divisions and mixed doubles in 5.0-9.0 divisions. The cost is $40 plus a TennisLink fee and covers two events. The tournament is sanctioned by the USTA, and all registration is handled online. Those interested can register at www.usta.com or www.prctennis.com. The PRC Fall Classic serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2010 USTA Georgia Tournament of Champions. For information, call the club at (706) 860-9288.

Panthers' loss tough to take, despite my pick
We are coming off a 4-1 weekend. I would have preferred to go 3-2 and have Lakeside High School hold on against Thomson. Give the Panthers a lot of credit; they played a solid team, in a tough atmosphere, with some key players injured.

Talent lands junior on U.S. Open stage
Falkner Hain has participated in several U.S. Tennis Association showcases and exhibitions as the organization tries to spread the word about a new brand of tennis for players younger than 11.

Shaw pulls Super Street shocker
Saturday's races at Gordon Park Speedway featured side-by-side racing, fender-rubbing and car-mangling crashes.

Halfback pass lifts Knights to victory
Ask Evans coach Marty Jackson, and he'll tell you Friday night had been years in the making.

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