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For the love of music
Columbia County Choral Society's new artistic director has dedicated his career to music.
Illusionist adds truth to comedy
A magic show that's coming to an Evans church isn't just for children.
Review of alcohol licensing finds paperwork problems
An audit of Columbia County's alcohol licensing records shows what officials are calling numerous examples of "sloppy paperwork."
Harlem crowns its homecoming queen
One word described how Ciara Martin felt Friday night when she was crowned Harlem High School's 2010 homecoming queen.
Dealership 's design variation approved
The Columbia County Planning Commission approved on Thursday a design variation for a Martinez car dealership that is undergoing an expansion.
Art, more at Rapids showcase
The Savannah Rapids Visitor Center is looking to showcase Columbia County on Saturday by holding its second annual Fall Festival.
Board to decide fate of settler 's home
A historic but dilapidated Grovetown home likely will be demolished to make way for an apartment complex if a variance request is approved at a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday.
Contestants are being sought for the annual Miss Columbia County Fair Pageant, to be held Oct. 23 at Greenbrier High School. Area single women ages 17-23 are eligible to enter. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645, or e-mail email@example.com.
Jin Brown, of Grovetown, stopped for a photo with an iconic landmark while in Liverpool, England, in July. Jin and her husband, Russell, cruised the British Isles for 12 days with stops at ports in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and the Channel Islands. While in France, Jin and a friend visited Paris while Russell and friend toured the D-Day landing beaches, museums and cemeteries in Normandy.
The father of an 18-year-old Harlem man was arrested early Sunday after his son stabbed his stepfather.
Maze of maize
Rick and Kathleen Spratley and their children Aislinn, 2, (from left), Kassidy, 3, and Morgan, 6, read a sign for a clue on how to get through the corn maze at Steed's Dairy on Wrightsboro Road.
Harlem holds homecoming parade
Harlem coach Jimmie Lewis is surrounded by football team members during the Harlem Homecoming Parade.
Keeping their balance
Jykel Lee, 8, of Augusta, jumps into the foam pit at Hayden's International Gymnastics Academy during an open house.
Pet Adoption Showcase
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. 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. Visitors must wear closed-in shoes to visit the kennel area, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The facility is at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, September 22, 2010.
County's bond trip was well worth it
A recent editorial suggested that Columbia County government might have been excessive in the number of people it sent to New York for an important bond-rating presentation. I would like to state my own personal views as a commissioner on why these people were all necessary to the process.
State needs better handle on funding cuts
Columbia County officials have always been helpful to state agencies with offices here, finding new space for Department of Vehicle Services and building a new State Patrol office.
Cox Road jam ahead Friday
In a conversation with a colleague about the "Mayhem" illusionist show coming Friday at The Sanctuary church, I recalled when I was a kid I wanted to be a magician.
Gym offers programs for special-needs kids
Founders of a Special Olympics program at Hayden's International Gymnastics Academy hope to create an opportunity for those with special needs to join a competition gymnastics team.
Jackets, Knights set for marquee matchup
Last Week's Picks: 4-1
Athlete Spotlight: Keiria McCaskill
By now, Keiria McCaskill has settled back into her normal routine as a student at Evans High School.
Football: Friday: Evans vs. North Augusta, 7:30 p.m.
Lakeside High School will hold a barbecue dinner Friday for the school's homecoming game against Statesboro. The dinner, which includes a barbecue sandwich, two sides, chips, a roll and a drink, will be served from 5:30 p.m. until halftime. Tickets cost $7. There will be tables available in the commons area. For information, call coach Davis at (706) 863-0027.
Week 4 brought in 84 entries, with one contestant picking all 10 games correctly. Five contestants picked nine correctly, 28 picked eight correctly and 33 picked seven correctly. Seventeen failed to qualify, picking six or fewer games correctly.
Gordon Park Race Results
Gordon Park played host to the inaugural Jack Starrette Double 22 on Saturday to honor the late Starrette's contributions to dirt track racing.
Winless Harlem shut out by undefeated Butler at home
Alonzo Hill displayed some great instincts on defense Friday night as Harlem played host to Butler.
Modoc Speedway Results
Modoc Speedway has moved its racing to Saturday nights, and its first Saturday of racing Sept. 11 featured wins from several Columbia County drivers.
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