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Volunteers at Columbia County Cares should 'put differences aside'
Editor: It appears there has been a change of command at the Columbia County Cares Food Pantry.

Lettuce, onions are good choices for fall vegetable crops
As the temperature start to cool, it will be time to start thinking about what to plant in the vegetable garden.

Retired state trooper takes Harlem post, temporarily
Like Andy Griffith's famous television sheriff, Harlem's new head lawman doesn't carry a gun.

Farm adds to events for public
A Grovetown dairy farm has some residents feeling lost.

Horticulture classes prove popular
When the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs held their first-ever basic horticulture workshops last year, more about 60 people participated. This year, the council hopes that others will realize the benefits of the sessions and want to participate.

Paying for the crime
Property and cash taken from criminals in Columbia County often is used to seek justice.

Current Events
Military Academy Day, for students seeking appointment to the nation's military service academies, will be held 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 at the Jaguar Center at Augusta State University. Reservations are required by emailing reagan.williams@ The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 12.

Property Transfers
Jesse Yarnell to Terry J. Quarles and Brandy M. Quarles, 4308 Hardy Road, $120,000.

James Kenneth Widener and Kay Kirksey Widener, Aug. 26, 2011.

Police Blotter
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia

Time Capsule
As reported 54 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Aug. 24, 1957:

Pet Adoptions
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.

Marriage Licenses
Calvin Lee Spencer and Mindi Faith Arnold applied for a marriage license on July 22, 2011, and were married Aug. 6, 2011, in Martinez.

On Vacation
Ronald Cooper and his mother, Joan Cooper, of Martinez, visited Key West, Fla., where they went sightseeing and enjoyed relaxing on the beach in the evenings.

Traveling with family is beneficial
Have you ever taken a trip as part of your job and taken a family member with you? You go to meetings or do your work and they meet with friends or family and go sight-seeing or shopping.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.

Still early, but crowd forming
The Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy said Wednesday that former Augusta mayor Bob Young is their new president and CEO.

Time to prepare is before disaster hits
While hurricane Irene spared the Georgia and South Carolina coasts, the storm might have been one of the costliest in U.S. history when it went ashore in the northeast.

Former Lion Motes is All-American scholar
Former Augusta Christian golfer Matt Motes is used to making a statement with his clubs.

Sports Calendar
Lacrosse league: Augusta Lacrosse is sponsoring a Girls 7 vs. 7 Fall Lacrosse League. It is open to players in grades 8-12. Dates are Wednesday through Nov. 12, with play on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon. Kelley Field off Old Petersburg Road will be used. The cost is $75 per player.

Escapability and defense help new 'Pack starter earn victory
As Greenbrier High School started the 2011 softball season, it did so without one of its more influential players on last season's Class AAAA state runner-up squad.

Former Lakeside player suits up with Alabama
Former Lakeside High School standout Josh Dickerson is continuing his football career, which is no surprise for a former All-County and All-Region player. However, where he is playing might turn some heads.

Athletic facilities are being overhauled
As pregame warm-ups died down and game time approached for Evans High School's Aug. 26 football season-opener, the Knights' assistant coaches assumed their typical position, high up looking down on the field.

Prep Calendar
Football: Lakeside vs. North Augusta, 7:30 p.m. Friday


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