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Two active construction zones including Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Belair Road are experiencing lane closures this week. Paving crews returned Monday to the Jimmie Dyess Parkway resurfacing job from the Interstate 20 interchange to east of Powell Road, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Several Furys Ferry traffic lights, businesses and homes were temporarily without power Tuesday afternoon after power poles and power lines were pulled down by a tractor trailer.

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These accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: Two Grovetown High School students are facing charges of having alcohol at school Thursday. Sheriff's deputies were called to the school about 8:30 a.m.

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A fire that began late Monday night, destroyed a kiln used for drying wood at an Appling lumber yard. Crews were dispatched to Pollard Lumber Co. on Washington Road near the intersection at Pollard's Corner about 9:20 p.m. Monday, according to Columbia County Fire Rescue Administrative Chief Jeremy Wallen.

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Rosters for the Border Bowl IV cheerleading squads were announced Friday.

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Contest qualifiers must match or beat sports writer Chris Gay. There were 62 people who correctly picked at least five of 10 games in Week 5.

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To adopt, call (706) 541-4077 or visit columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services.

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The Columbia County Board of Education will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, for the fall break. Marvin Corner Pump­kin Patch, Oct. 1-31, 2-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.

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Columbia County sporting events

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In his first year as Grovetown's head coach, Damien Postell recently picked up a prestigious statewide award. Recently, Postell was named the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week, presented by Ford. The award goes to 12 high school coaches in the state of Georgia throughout the season, recognizing them for their hard work and their efforts making a difference on and off the field.

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If you like Hillary Clinton, we can be friends. If you like Donald Trump, we can be friends. If you like prevent defense, we're going to have a problem. If there's one thing I hate, it's prevent defense, the bane of football.

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Augusta Prep continues to roll. The Cavaliers knocked off Bethlehem Christian Academy, 55-31, to improve to 6-0 on the season.

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After Harlem lost four seniors off last season's team, Madison Summers said she knew she needed to step up.

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A graduate student from Martinez was one of 12 undergraduate and graduate students named 2016 McGill Fellows by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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