Roving Reporter: Annual Junior League Attic Sale scheduled for Oct. 6

September 27, 2012 

The 2012 Junior League Attic Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. The sale will be closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The attic sale features gently used items at bargain prices. Items available include furniture, appliances, electronics, books, children's toys, housewares, holiday decorations, clothes and more. In addition, new and quality items are available at reduced prices.

A doorbuster sale is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5. This is the first chance for non-league members to shop. Admission is $10 and prices are doubled.

Profits from the event support Junior League sponsored projects in the community and the operations of the Junior League.

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Pay your property taxes on time

The deadline for Muscogee County residents to pay property taxes is Oct. 1. For information, call 706-653-4211 or email

Tax holiday for energy-efficient items

Georgia will offer a sales tax holiday for WaterSense Products and ENERGYSTAR Products Oct. 5-7.

The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 5 and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 7.

The purchase of WaterSense labeled products will be exempt from state and local sales taxes, if the item costs no more than $1,500.

WaterSense-labeled toilets, showheads, faucets, irrigation controllers and other products use at least 20 percent less water than regular products. Energy-efficient products that bear the ENERGYSTAR label and have a purchase price of no more than $1,500 will also be exempt from sales tax.

The exemption does not apply to items purchased for use in trade or business, or items rented or leased.

Scottish Rite produces "Sylvia"

The Scottish Rite of Columbus announces its first production for fall 2012 -- the comedy/drama "Sylvia," written by A.R. Gurney and first produced on Broadway in 1995.

"Sylvia" is about a couple whose kids have gone to college. They move into an apartment in Manhattan, and soon the husband finds the titular stray dog in the park. He brings her home, much to the consternation of his wife. The husband starts doting too much on the dog and forces crises in his career and his marriage. By play's end, he has to make a choice between his dog and his wife.

The play is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Doors are open one hour before each performance. The theater is located at 1027 Second Avenue, next door to the Springer Opera House. Admission is $10 at the door, but tickets can be purchased in advance with reservations. For more information, contact Ed Summey at 706-536-8824 or Dan Dawson at 706-681-0871. Reservations can be made by calling 706-322-3091.

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