I would like to congratulate The Columbia County News-Times for offering its Columbia Digest in Spanish.
According to the 2002 Census, Columbia Countys Hispanic population increas-ed 140.4 percent, and Georgias Hispanic population increased 300 percent since 1990. These people deserve to read the news in their native language in correct Spanish.
I was very disappointed when I read the article Hombre local rescatado in The News-Times on Feb. 17, because I found grammar and spelling mistakes. I hope that you continue providing news in Spanish, but in a more accurate manner.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Augusta State University
(Editors note: The New-Times effort to offer portions of its news coverage in Spanish is a work of continual improvement. Since the first Digest was published Feb. 17, several Spanish-language experts have come forward and are assisting us in improving the accuracy of our translations. Anyone who wishes to help in the effort, or who has other suggestions for growth or improvement of the Digest, should call publisher Barry Paschal at (706) 863-6165, or e-mail cnt@ newstimesonline.com.)
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