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Moving Day

There's only a few hours left in September, which means time is ticking away for The Mirror to move to the other side of the tracks.

The renovations are pretty much finished - just like a house, there's always something to be done - and we're hoping to be fully moved in by the end of the weekend.

Keep in mind that word - "hope."

Stop by and see us Monday or so.

We've always said you'll like what you see in The Mirror. I think you'll like what you see in our new office, too. Especially once we complete all the finishing touches.

Meanwhile, picture time is here. We'll be taking the photographs for The Mirror's annual Christmas section on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28. We're still working out the specifics of exactly where we'll be set up for the photos, but now is the time to get your name on the list.

Just like in previous years, you can dress your child for the Christmas holidays if you'd like. Or you can dress them for a themed family photo - like matching University of Georgia outfits, for example.

As always, there's no cost for the photo session (unless you want more than one pose), and there's no cost for putting them in The Mirror.

Call Janet at 706-597-0335 to get on the list for times.

On Saturday, I joined my wife and my parents to take a few hours to check out the Rockin' Rib Fest in downtown Augusta. Admittedly, it has been a tough few weeks for the organizers. Ticket sales were slow (though they never admitted that) and headliner Martina McBride pulled out due to "scheduling conflicts."

So with an up-and-comer filling in at the last-minute at the top-slot, crowds just didn't pack into the Augusta Commons. And, by the time Saturday afternoon rolled around, there really weren't that many ribs left either.

But it was something my wife noticed as we left that'll stand out in my mind. She noticed an engraved stone in a small brick wall at one corner of the Commons. The words "Political Freedom" were etched on the stone.

I looked around for "Political Gridlock," "Political Posturing," and "Political Persecution," but they weren't there.

Maybe we could start a fundraiser.

Football is back in full swing this weekend with all of our area teams in action.

Thomson plays host to Hephzibah in The Brickyard, Briarwood is at home against Bulloch Academy, and Warren County - fresh off their first win of the Coach Lee Hutto era - travels to Twiggs County.

Please pick a team, and take the time to go out and support the players, cheerleaders, band members and the rest of the folks that make Football Friday Nights one of the greatest things about the community we call home.

Web posted on Thursday, September 28, 2006

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