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Columbia County Sheriff's Office 'house watch' allowed worry-free trip
Editor: On Aug. 30, my wife and I left Columbia County to embark on a cruise to the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.

'Competition' needed for lawmakers who voted to allow tax referendum
Editor: Democratic North Carolina State Rep. Bill Faison recently announced a scheme to further bleed the people of their money by re-establishing the one-penny sales tax.

Battling Alzheimer 's
Karen Agrelius cherishes the memory of her father's warm smile and welcoming embrace.

Students learn animation technique
The Lego sailor peacefully glided his plastic boat across the blue construction paper ocean, only to meet with a violent attack from a sea monster.

Correcting zone error paves way for project
Columbia County commissioners soon are likely to correct a rezoning glitch that could pave the way for a $10 million expansion of one of the county's larger employers.

Brandon Wilde is a finalist for wellness award
Brandon Wilde resident Warren Cook makes sure fitness is a part of his daily routine.

Stacie Atkins, the manager of Recreation and Leisure services, presented the Local Dixie Boys Scholarship to Jeremiah Schaeffe.

School Lunch Menu
Today: Beef and cheese nachos, chicken and cheese quesadilla, peanut butter, jelly sandwich, Spanish rice, seasoned black beans fresh apple slices and milk

School Councils
Evans Middle School: 1:20 p.m. today, and Nov. 16, Feb. 15 and April 25.

On Vacation
Caitlyn Griesel, 12, received an autographed guitar from country music artist Keith Urban at his concert Aug. 13 at James Brown Arena.

Current Events
The Columbia County Health Department is holding flu clinics with vaccines for $25 and mists for $35, and high-dose vaccines for those 65 and older for $45. The clinics are at the health department, 1930 William Few Parkway, and other sites. Call (706) 868-3330.

Police Blotter
A judge denied bond Friday for a Martinez woman and her daughter charged with murder in the death of a disabled woman in August.

Pet Adoption Showcase
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services.

Understanding doesn't come easily
While I consider myself a fairly smart person, there are still things in this world I don't understand. To be realistic, I might not want to understand them.

Putting Davis doubts to rest
Are you tired? No? But you look tired.

Teach kids patience: The park isn't open yet
Are kids more rotten these days than ever? That's probably more of a generational perception than a truism. After all, quotes attributed to ancient philosophers for hundreds of years have complained about "disrespectful youth."

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.

Sports Calendar
Registration is under way for the third annual WSI-United Way 10K River run, set for Oct. 22 in North Augusta. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. at Riverview Park, includes a 10K run, a 5K walk, and a 1-mile Kids Fun Run. Registration is $30 or $10 for the Fun Run.

Block blocked
Augusta Prep's Jamie Alexander (left) and Dana Kopald try to block a shot by Wardlaw Academy, only to have the ball fall on their side of the net during the 14th annual Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament.

Pigskin Picks Week 4 Winners
Week 4 had 68 entries, with three contestants picking all 10 winning teams; 16 picked nine correctly, 15 picked eight and 30 picked seven to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Only four contestants failed to pick at least seven winners.

Prep Calendar
Football: Friday: Grovetown vs. Butler, 7:30 p.m.

Despite extra week for practice, Evans won't match North Augusta
Finally, I had a solid week of picks last week, going 5-0. I hope I can keep the momentum going this week. It will not be easy, however, because there are some tough games to call this week.

Cross Country Results
Augusta Prep Invitational

Athlete Spotlight: Stefanie Bloedel
Chuck Renfro remembers the impact Stefanie Bloedel had on opposing coaches years ago.

Forget last year; Grovetown runs its record to 3-0
What a difference one year makes.

Aiken Cup victory
The U-14 Georgia-South Carolina Bulls Boys Squad won the Gold Division for U-14 Boys while competing at the 16th annual Aiken Cup on Aug 28.

Devils still dominant
While the outcome had long been determined, Greenbrier High School was undeterred on its final drive of Friday night's 43-13 loss to visiting Lincoln County.


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