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District 2 school board candidate is 'very energetic and enthusiastic'
The folks in District 2 have a chance to elect to the Board of Education a very energetic and enthusiastic lady, Kristi Baker.

Baker is 'a hard worker, passionate about her family and community'
I am writing to ask the residents of Columbia County's District 2 to vote for Kristi Baker as their next Board of Education representative.

Strength from adversity
As a Columbia County firefighter, David Pouler is no stranger to adversity.

Drill will prepare team for real thing
Grovetown-area residents, motorists and business owners shouldn't be alarmed about sirens and emergency vehicles blocking John Deere Parkway Wednesday morning.

ASU students will seak source of contamination in residential lake
The lake inside the Woodbridge neighborhood in Evans became the focus of an Augusta State University biological study last week because of high levels of waste indicators recently recorded there.

Trauma network center a possibility
A newly formed state commission aimed at improving trauma care statewide hopes to do so from Columbia County.

Fundraiser to further research on cancer
Martinez gardener Kris Gordon knows all too well the heartache that comes when a child is diagnosed with cancer. Her grandson Patrick Chance was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma four years ago. Patrick relapsed in June 2009 after 34 months of chemotherapy.

Longtime information officer retires to coast
After 30 years in the Augusta area, Maryanne "Honey" Shore moved to the beach.

Mary Sanders was inspiration to many
Mary Elizabeth Sanders invested more than half her life in educating young children during some of the more tumultuous times of the 20th century.

Most grasses grown in our area shouldn 't be fertilized in the fall
Should grasses be fertilized in the fall? The answer depends on what type of grass is being grown.

Optical store owners, county officials work on compromise
Recent design changes to an eyeglass store scheduled to open this week in Martinez are no optical illusion.

Military Newsmakers
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy M. Crowley , son of Barbara A. and Dennis S. Crowley of Grovetown, recently was promoted to his current rank while serving at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C. Crowley was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Crowley is a 1999 graduate of Evans High School.

School Lunch Menus
Monday: Pork and vegetable egg roll, chicken rings, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, stir-fried rice, steamed broccoli, garden salad, chilled fruit cup and milk

Police Blotter
An Evans teen called police early Wednesday claiming he was assaulted by three other teens outside his apartment.

Girl Scout Troop #20310 recently donated dog, puppy and kitten food to CSRA Happy Tails Rescue at its adoption site, Tractor Supply Company on Bobby Jones Expressway. Pictured are Barbara Gleitsmann holding Frazier, a miniature pinscher (from left); Anna Kate Prescott holding Cali, a 'designer' pup; Kyla McGann holding Axel, Cali's brother; Tamera Mistry holding Violet, a beagle; and Brian Ruge. Anna Kate and Tamera are two youth volunteers who frequently assist at adoptions.

On Vacation
Heading out of town or visiting a local park? Send us a family photo, and we'll publish it in The News-Times . Bring or mail a photo to our office at 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, Evans, GA 30809, or e-mail photos to cnt@newstimesonline. com. Be sure to write a few words to tell readers about your trip.

Property Transfers
Chamblin Ridge LLC to Jason D. Hayes, 530 Capstone Way, $181,900.

Nicole Ellinore Newman and Joel M. Newman , Sept. 1, 2010.

Class Reunions
- The Evans High School class of 2000 will hold its 10th reunion 7-11 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Doubletree Hotel. Tickets cost $75 per person or $120 per couple.

School Calendar
Thursday: Early release

Pet Adoption Showcase
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue Inc. is a nonprofit licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the CSRA. Adoptions are held each Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Tractor Supply on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. For information or to adopt, call Barb at (706) 955-0438 or go to

Nicholas Louie Alvanos, 61, of the 200 block of Lee Street in Modoc, S.C., was charged with driving under the influence on March 24, 2010, and was fined $810.

School Councils
The Greenbrier High council will meet at 7:15 a.m. in the principal's conference room Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Current Events
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, will hold Christian Education Department Appreciation Day at 10:45 a.m. today with the Rev. Sherry Hunter, associate pastor of Laura Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarks Hill, S.C. For information, call (706) 860-7091.

Can't we all just get along?
Word came out this past week that Rodney King (remember him?) is marrying one of the jurors who helped him win a $4 million settlement in his police brutality case against the city of Los Angeles

Mary Sanders: Mother of our schools
Mary Sanders never married and never gave birth to children of her own.

In defense of normal-looking people
How many of you reading this watch a lot of TV? I have to admit that I do. In fact, I'm addicted to many shows. However, none of them are "reality" programs. I can't imagine calling them "reality" when, in my opinion, they're way out there.

First of two
Evans High School second baseman Kristin Hampson tags out Lakeside's Bria Baker before throwing to first for a double play as shortstop Karis Edwards backs up the play in the first inning of Wednesday's softball game between the county rivals. Evans won 7-1.

Unfamiliar matchups make for more interesting contests
In college football, non-conference scheduling is all about not outkicking your coverage, so to speak.

Boy is NASCAR driven
Alex Miles owns autographed photos of himself with every NASCAR Sprint Cup driver. He can flip through them and name the drivers one by one, even the ones disguised by sunglasses.

Expectations for the season set by ASU 's surprise victory
The Augusta State University golf team stunned some in the golf world by toppling Georgia Tech, Florida State and Oklahoma State en route to winning the Division I national title.

Harlem satellite to offer cheerleading
Alex Banks never intended to be a cheerleader.

Sports Calendar
The 2010 PRC Fall Classic tennis tournament will be held Thursday-Sunday 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 or For information, call the club at (706) 860-9288.

Prep Calendar
Football: Friday: Augusta Prep (JV) vs. Central Fellowship at John Hancock, 7 p.m.


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