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Euchee Creek Library patrons 'shocked' at long-time director's transfer
Editor:Many patrons of Euchee Creek Library were shocked that the director, John Welch, is being transferred to the reference desk at the Evans Library. Mary Lin Maner, the head of all three county libraries, came to Euchee Creek Sept. 16 and told Welch he was being transferred in two weeks.

Grovetown band members give 'renewed hope' with 9-11 performance
Editor:The Grovetown 9-11 remembrance ceremony was very special, considering that the Grovetown High School band director, Brian Toney, was given a last-minute request on the previous Friday for some of his students to participate in the ceremony the next morning.

Being nerdy is cool
Many educators seek to improve their teaching skills during summer break, but few have gone to the extremes of Riverside Middle School's Pam Ferris.

Software problems don't end contract
Columbia County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to continue engaging the services of a software provider of an operating system many officials dislike.

Effective weed control is impossible if seed germination not prevented
The continued hot, dry weather is stressing many plants. This weather also is keeping winter weeds from germinating.

Business group set to assess its future
The Grovetown Merchants Association is inviting members and potential members to a meeting to discuss the future of the association.

Rose Society plans golden anniversary celebration
The Augusta Rose Society will celebrate its golden anniversary Saturday with a show of grand proportions.

Flu-vaccine clinics being held
The Columbia County Health Department started public flu vaccine clinics last week that will continue through October.

Augusta Marine gets grant for road entry to new store
A newly opened boating and retail store in Columbia County will receive a taxpayer-funded economic grant for road improvements at its new location.

Student-restraint policy is changed
The Columbia County school board adopted a new policy on Wednesday that sets guidelines for when teachers and administrators may restrain students.

Officials applaud county's progress
Columbia County and city leaders seized an opportunity to brag about their communities during a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Wednesday.

Marriage licenses
Solomon Shad Knox and Crystal Michelle Turner applied for a marriage license on Aug. 31, 2010, and were married Sept. 3, 2010, in Evans.

Shannon Marie Seagraves and Ryan Michael Seagraves, Sept. 16, 2010.

Property transfers
Ricky E. Spillman to Raymund C. Johnson, 883 Sturbridge Drive, $239,900.

Ribbon cutting
Frank Wilson's Equipment Center Inc., at 114 E. Robinson Ave. in Grovetown, held a grand opening celebration with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

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 to 4 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. on Bobby Jones Expressway. Please contact Barb at (706) 955-0438 or browse our Web site ( for information about the animals. [CAPTION] Special Photos Honey Pup, a female dog, is less than a year old.[CAPTION] Kiki is a 1-year-old house-trained female husky mix. [CAPTION] Warlock is a black male kitten about 3 months old.

Police Blotter
A suspected robber tried to hold up a package store Thursday, only to be shot in the hip by an armed employee, Columbia County authorities say.

Current events
Contestants are being sought for the annual Miss Columbia County Fair Pageant, to be held Oct. 23 at Greenbrier High School. Single women ages 17-23 are eligible to enter. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645, or e-mail

'King Roy' got his name honestly
The financial problems of Republican Nathan Deal have dominated news of Georgia's gubernatorial race for the past couple of weeks.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, September 26, 2010.

Halloween is on Oct. 31. Again. No, really.
Fall is here again, so it's that time of year when public officials declare that Halloween will be celebrated on Halloween.

Should Deal's financial woes matter?
During a recent telephone call with reporters, Nathan Deal explained why he and his wife had made bad investment decisions that are threatening them with financial insolvency.

Poythress receives honor for stellar season
Former Greenbrier High School and University of Georgia star Rich Poythress has been named the Seattle Mariners Minor League Player of the Year.

'Pack in a familiar place as the playoffs approach
This season has been far from typical for Greenbrier High School's softball program. But you wouldn't notice any difference if you checked out the Region 2B-AAAA standings.

Martinez cyclist could move up after victory
Brad Harman puts 12,000 miles on his tires each year.

Scrappy Gladue sticks out at Evans
After Tuesday's game between Evans and Greenbrier, I asked Knights coach Colette Cassedy if I could speak with Savanna.

Prep calendar
Listing of area prep sporting events.

Winning team
Zaxby's won the sixth annual Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Monday with an 18-under-par score. Team members are Bert Bentley (from left), Mike Armstrong, Dean Newman and Jim Jones. Presenting the prizes were tournament chairman Chris McLaughlin and chamber president Tammy Shepherd.

Sports calendar
The Columbia County Youth Football Night will be held at Grovetown High School on Oct. 15. All recreational league football players are invited and will get in the game for free if they are wearing their team jersey.


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