Things To Know Friday

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Augusta's Fair Begins
The Georgia Carolina Fair opens today at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds and will be underway through Oct. 27.
Celebrating its 91st year, this fair will bring a few new attractions.

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High School Football Tonight
Butler visits Cross Creek; Greenbrier travels to Lakeside; Grovetown comes to Evans ... and much more.

THIS WEEK'S HIGH SCHOOL GAMES
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Eating Out Friday?
Check out our restaurant reviews and health department databases.

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS
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Traffic Watch
Road construction will also mean a detour through Oct. 28 at Georgia Highway 4 southbound at the I-520 overpass.
Motorists are asked to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones.

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Weather Watch
Heading into the weekend.
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Unemployment Claims Drop
ATLANTA -- The number of laid-off workers filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits in September dropped to the lowest level since the same month in 2007, the Georgia Department of Labor reports.

Locally, the one-month change in claims from August to September fell 3.8 percent in Augusta.
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'Think Pink' Events
Get ready for Saturday's Miracle Mile Walk, Augusta Common; registration, 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9:30. Net proceeds go to provide mammograms to underserved women in community. For information or to register, visit www.TheMiracleMileWalk.org.

UPCOMING THINK PINK EVENTS

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Abominable Snowman's ... a Bear?
Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes posing with a prepared DNA sample taken from hair from a Himalayan animal.
Sykes says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman — the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas also known as the Yeti.
He thinks it's a bear, based on two samples sharing a genetic fingerprint with a polar bear jawbone found in the Norwegian Arctic that is at least 40,000 years old.

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