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Start planning now to make costumes

If you're into countdowns, you have only 8 to 10 days left until Halloween and the weekend of major costume and theme parties. Yes, you can ignore it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/10/23/met_200136.shtml
Metro
Living briefs

...TONIGHT NETWORKS OFFER QUOTES, ETIQUETTE - The folks at the American Film Institute have a big thing for lists and countdowns. Tonight, it's 100 Movies - 100 Movie Quotes, a special that recalls the film lines ("Here's looking' at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/21/liv_456593.shtml
Life & style
Poll: Shoppers split on early Christmas

...commercial celebration of Christmas was well under way. Judging from the music, the decorations and even the shopping day countdowns that somehow find their way into stores before the back-to-school sales are over, Dec. 25 is coming earlier every year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/23/biz_217926.shtml
XXX Bizarre
Countdown clocks remind Clemson players of failure against South Carolina

...of yourself. Take it one game at a time.Which is why the countdown clock that hangs by the door of every team meeting room in...been so striking. At other schools such as Georgia, the countdown clocks always point to the next opponent whether it's Florida...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-11-25/countdown-clocks-remind-c
Athens couple welcomes quadruplets after miscarriage

...her first ultrasound."That was a shock," he said. The births are considered high-risk and the couple endured nervous countdowns, to viability at 24 weeks, then to 28 weeks and were hoping for longer. But Saturday after Matt Kirkland took their oldest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-03-24/athens-coupled-blessed-four-
Gas countdown begins for Georgia customers

ATLANTA -- The 100-day countdown for Georgia natural-gas consumers...beginning of the legislatively mandated countdown. He noted that switching will save...many in the industry have termed the countdown period "the 100 Days War." "We...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/05/bus_260662.shtml
Business
Countdown begins for shuttle launch

...shuttle part, NASA began another launch countdown for Endeavour's long-delayed mission...but a computer malfunction halted the countdown. The faulty master events controller...from the shuttle. On Tuesday, as the countdown began again, technicians discovered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/10/tec_282218.shtml
XXX Technology
Countdown goes down to zero, but rocket stays on pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The launch countdown went all the way down to zero Thursday night, but Boeing's...satellite. Three times Thursday night, an alarm halted the countdown at the last minute but Boeing resolved those problems and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/24/tec_259830.shtml
XXX Technology
Countdown at 2: Ruth and Jordan

...saved baseball vs. the man who sold basketball. ESPN's countdown of the century's greatest athletes has reached the final...element to advertisers. They are the survivors of the yearlong countdown after running back Jim Brown was announced as No. 4 and boxer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/26/oth_279698.shtml
Other sports
Countdown to Minnesota set to begin

...Ga. -- As far as the Atlanta Falcons are concerned, the countdown starts tonight. The team's exhibition game against the Tennessee...preseason game - a trip to Cincinnati next Friday. After that, the countdown ends with Minnesota.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/27/foo_268746.shtml
Food