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County should 'look elsewhere' rather than seeking hotel on riverfront
Editor: The Savannah Rapids Pavilion area is a jewel and a real asset to Columbia county.

Online idea spawns consignment store
Allison Adams never dreamed when she and a friend started a yard sale group on Facebook that it would grow into a full-time business within six months.

Ballet centers around patriotic themes
The Columbia County Ballet will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a special performance.

Upgraded system
To help parents better understand changes to the way pupils in some elementary grades are assessed academically, Columbia County school officials recently tweaked a new grading system.

$1 films could be hit with families
Columbia County residents will be able to enjoy movies under the stars starting this Saturday night.

Pet Adoption Showcase
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services.

Newsmakers
The following college students were named to Oglethorpe University's Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester: Whitney Daly , an English major from Martinez, and Mary Horton , a business administration major from Martinez.

Current Events
Greenbrier Elementary School is holding a book fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.

Police Blotter
A Columbia County Juvenile Court judge decided Friday that one child of a Martinez woman charged with killing an elderly woman in her care will live with his father, while two others remain in protective custody.

On Vacation
Mac and Elizabeth Copeland, shown at Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Ariz., recently returned after a visit to several western states.

Giving thanks
Columbia County first responders line up for breakfast at Greenbrier Middle School. The school hosted a 9/11 appreciation breakfast for the schoolchildren's parents who work in emergency services.

Two natives seeking post
Back when then-state Rep. Barry Fleming stepped down to run for Congress, Lee Anderson was quick to declare his intention to run for the seat Fleming was leaving.

Rec volunteer made mark on the county
If ever anyone needed an example of selfless service, they should look no further than Jim Siple.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.

Deal's puzzling personnel decision
David Stooksbury, the Georgia state climatologist for the past 12 years, was eminently qualified to do the work that he does. I don't know of anyone who was more qualified.

Gentle giant's booming voice guided youths
Nancy Siple could almost predict the reaction of young athletes when they heard her husband's booming voice.

Athlete Spotlight: Amanda Murphy
When First Presbyterian Day School competed in Georgia Independent School Association track meets, Grace Tinkey was the runner nobody could beat.

Pigskin Picks Week 3 Winners
None of the Week 3 contestants in the Pigskin Picks contest selected all 10 winning teams. However, four contestants picked nine correctly, nine picked eight correctly and 19 picked the minimum seven game-winners to qualify for the grand prize drawing.

Knights roll in tourney
Evans' Savanna Gladue is safe at home as she beats the tag by Grovetown catcher Sam Tranum.

Friday's games produce many top performances
It was a nice bounce-back week for Evans High School, and both Greenbrier and Augusta Christian earned hard-fought victories this past weekend.

Evans throws in just enough passing to confuse Glenn Hills
Evans High School held a one-touchdown lead midway through the second quarter Friday night, and the Knights had run on 18 of 19 plays to that point.

Prep Calendar
Football: Thursday: Harlem at Butler, 7 p.m.

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