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Since changes, Euchee Creek Library has lost its 'homey atmosphere'
You want my opinion? Bring John back and give him a raise. ...

Get set for fall fair
Gates to the Columbia County Fall Fair open at 5 p.m. Thursday for 10 days of family fun.

Diabetes walk will give funds to research
Walkers will do their part to help find the cure for juvenile diabetes on Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Course will highlight dangers of holiday season
As people begin to prepare for the holidays, they might not consider the potential dangers that can arise in the festive months. A situational awareness program set for Monday at the Columbia County Library is designed to teach people how to avoid such scenarios.

Shopping center vacancies are beginning to be filled
With an abundance of new shopping centers in Columbia County, developers are looking to fill up vacant storefronts.

Evans Middle School Honor Roll

Police blotter
A man was charged in connection with a 16-year-old Appling runaway, who was located Friday and returned to her family.

Bel Air Elementary Honor Roll

Pet adoptions
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit and follow the links to Animal Services. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt, and puppies and kittens cost $20.

Helping others
Greenbrier Middle School sixth-graders Alyssa DeAngelo (left) and Ellen Johnson collect nonperishable foods in the Knob Hill subdivision on Saturday, for the 16th annual It's Spooky to be Hungry food drive.

Stevens Creek Elementary Honor Roll

Time capsule
As reported 45 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Oct. 21, 1965:

Current events
Donations of archival and historical material are being sought for the Leah High School display at the new Leah fire station, opening Monday. Call Gary or Nancy Blanchard at (706) 541-0043.

School lunch menu
Lunch menus for students attending Columbia County public schools.

Stevens Creek Elementary pupils Riley Wagaman (from left) Josey Dyer, Jordan Hinds, and Tyler Newton fill bags of food for Columbia County Community Connections' Saturday Sacks program.

Vacation photo
During their trip to Dearborn, Mich., Larry and Wanda Williams, of Martinez, visited the Henry Ford Museum; a primitive village built by Ford called Greenwich Village; and toured the Ford Rogue Factory, where Ford F-150 pickups are assembled. They also toured the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, during their trip out of town.

After Perdue comes the fall
Whomever wins this year's gubernatorial election -- and it's entirely possible we won't know until after a post-Thanksgiving runoff -- that man will have the current inhabitant of the Governor's Mansion to thank for one piece of bad news.

Lessons we should have learned
This has been one of the dreariest election years ever. Unhappy voters were made even grumpier by a flood of negative ads. Even in the muck and mire of this campaign cycle, there have been some developments that are worthy of a compliment.

Perception of clinic will hurt neighbors
Let's be clear from the start: Most opposition to methadone clinics is pure hysteria. The recovering addicts who use such services typically bother no one, and in fact try very hard to slip in and out unnoticed.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Columbia County News-Times.

Lakeside girls, boys capture region crown
Heading into the state meet, Augusta Prep cross country coach Tom Holodak knew he had arguably the top runner on the girls' side of the Georgia Independent School Association's AAA classification.

Wolfpack advance to title game
Greenbrier's Taylor Thompson takes third base while playing Loganville in Columbus, Ga. The Wolfpack finished second in the Class AAAA state championship series, losing 3-1 to Jones County in the title game Saturday.

Prep calendar
Upcoming prep sports action in Columbia County.

Gordon Park Speedway results
Drivers in race cars parked on the front stretch in front of the grandstands gave out candy to young fans in advance of Saturday's slate of racing at Gordon Park Speedway.

Panthers persevere, earn postseason shot
After a tight, last-second defeat to Effingham County on Oct. 8, Lakeside stood at 1-2 in Region 2B-AAAA. The Panthers' other subregion loss, Sept. 24 to Statesboro, and a Sept. 3 loss to Thomson, both came in identical heartbreaking fashion.

Peach Belt's Fall Festival will benefit middle school sports
When the Peach Belt Conference planned its Fall Festival, Commissioner David Brunk came across a cause he thought would be ideal for Saturday's 5K/1K Fun Run event, which will start at 11 a.m. at Blanchard Woods Park.

Athlete Spotlight: Tyler Roberson
Nowhere on Tyler Roberson's school schedule does it read "Quarterbacking 101." Not officially, anyway. That doesn't mean the Augusta Christian sophomore doesn't spend countless hours doing his homework on the subject.

Lakeside up against stingy defense
Evans has scored an average of 20.6 points per game and allowed 18.3; Liberty County has scored 13.2 and allowed 17.9.

Pigskin Picks
Week 10 of the Pigskin Picks contest brought in 77 entries, with one contestant picking nine correctly, 13 contestants picking eight correctly and 16 contestants picking seven correctly. Forty-seven contestants failed to qualify, picking six or fewer games correctly, including two late mailed entries.


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