Advice to young pastor: Back off 'hateful' language
Westside Christian Churchs senior minister Brian Heckbers hateful comments about those who are not Christians demonstrate his crudeness, his lack of sensitivity and his limited education (How we worship feature, Sept. 5). His ugly reference to folks worshipping the Buddha, Mother Nature or a rubber chicken reveals his willingness to vilify something he knows nothing about.
Terrorism fight shouldn't be prelude to loss of liberty
Its a shame some media outlets are trying to use these terrible terrorist attacks upon American soil as another call for burying states rights, limited government intrusion, resistance to tyranny and those Southern symbols which represent the same.
Audience, riders give support with show
Wearing dusty cowboy boots, blue jeans and a checkered shirt, 5-year-old Chad Johnson was eager to hit the saddle on Saturday, ready to begin his first horse show competition.
West Nile virus scare hits county
Columbia County Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker is urging local horse owners to take caution after the first report of a suspected case of West Nile virus in Columbia County.
County fair will highlight area's arts, crafts talent
The Merchants Association of Columbia County fair hopes to appeal to adults and children of all ages when it opens its doors Thursday.
SAT scores' rise pleases officials
Columbia County school officials were all smiles after receiving a report on the SAT which showed a 14-point jump in test scores.
Family, friends gather to celebrate 100th
The Great Depression, both world wars, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the building of Thurmond Dam and the Savannah River Bridge - Ila Bartles has lived through them all.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rafael Lopez, son of Cecilia and Rafael Lopez of Grovetown, recently completed the Electro Optical Ordinance Maintenance Technician Course. Lopez is a 1996 graduate of Harlem High School.
As reported in The Columbia News22 years ago, Sept. 28, 1977.
Here's a list of crimes compiled from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The offenses included are:
Warm-up/resistance exercises and low impact dance aerobics - 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The Columbia County Planning Commission will hold a workshop meeting on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Evans Government Center Auditorium. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed ordinance amendments to the zoning and subdivision chapters of the Columbia County Code of Ordinances in regards to the keeping and care of livestock. The proposed changes will then go before the full planning commission on Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Elementary lunch menu
Columbia County School Elementary Lunch Menu
No licenses for illegal aliens
At a time when America is mourning the loss of thousands of citizens in an attack by foreign terrorists, Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes wants to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens.
It's time for fun at the fall fair
Just as surely as the weather cools and the leaves turn colors and fall from the trees, the Merchants Association Fair comes to the Columbia County fairgrounds.
Backing up to go forward
Lend me the stone strength of the past and I will lend you the wings of the future.
Will response echo Pearl?
We were on Kittys porch when the darkness came. Kitty was a very pretty almost 18. She and her brother were jitterbug attractions and were practicing some of their gambits to a record that was playing while my friend Earl and I watched.
Time to crush protesters
There are little centipedes all over the sidewalk in front of my office. After every rain, the many-legged critters crawl out from under the damp mulch, thousands of them dying while drying in the sun, crunching underfoot as pedestrians walk past.
Football resumes after week off
For the only time this month, there were no high school football games played in Columbia County last week. Augusta Christian earned a road win Thursday, Lakeside triumphed Friday in Augusta, while Evans suffered a setback Saturday in Hampton, Ga.
Lady golfers amaze; don't count out FSU
The players of the LPGA were quite impressive last week at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in Edgefield.
Brother-sister act stars on Harlem sports teams
When they were younger and living in Alaska, Tim and Shannon Camp used to participate in dogsled races. Now that the siblings have moved to Columbia County, they're helping pull the Harlem Bulldogs.
Tryouts for a new 13 and under girls fastpitch softball travel team will be conducted Saturday at Blanchard Park. The team name will be announced later. For more information contact Jeff Towe at (706)364-2170 (home) or (706)771-5618 (work).
Reid takes senior championship; three ace holes
West Lake Country Club cornered the market on golf excitement in Columbia County last week.
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