Fall Columbia County Recreation Department youth sports registration runs through Friday. Registration is online or at Patriots Park. First-timers must register in person. For information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Columbia County softball season begins Friday. Hopefully, it won't make national news. Harlem and Grovetown open their respective seasons in a tournament at Patriots Park, playing in the Chick-fil-A Classic.
Harlem vs. Elbert County at Patriots Park Field 16, 5 p.m.
Grovetown vs. Thomson at Patriots Park Field 12, 5 p.m.
Grovetown vs. Hephzibah at Patriots Park Field 12, 6:45 p.m.
Editor: Re Pat Fickle's recent column, "If you don't vote, you have no right to complain": I agree that all eligible voters should vote, but it is their right to vote or not to vote. But not voting does not take away their right to complain.