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Congress too busy fund-raising to heed calls for finance reform
In July I went to Washington, D.C., to visit Georgia congressional offices and ask representatives to support campaign finance reform. Harry Schwarz, a resident of the Brandon Wilde Retirement Community, accompanied me on the trip.

Will America's strength and unity survive after initial shock of terrorism?
Has reality finally set in on the people of the United States for the first time in many years, or is this something that is just to last for a while?

Woman walks through pain
Four times a week, McDuffie County resident Elaine Hughes can be seen walking down the sidewalks in Harlem.

Students earn pavilion
If all goes as planned, students will soon be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers under the shade of a new pavilion and barbecue pit at Evans High School.

Show of patriotism
Ellise Stokes was proud to put her red, white and blue hand print on the giant banner.

Kraft grant will provide new freezers
Six Columbia County churches will benefit from a grant from Kraft Foods.

Legion veterans go fishing
Gathered on the banks of a serene fishing hole, they met once again to continue a bond formed years ago in war.

Water bill fee waived
The Rev. Earl Griffith just wanted a little help.

Police reports
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago, Sept. 26, 1963

Get up and go
The Columbia County Recreation Department will offer a ''trick-or-treating'' event Oct. 30.

Current events
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.

Property transfers
Knob Hill LLC to Drew L. Shelton and Carla F. Shelton, 1438 Knob Hill Circle, Evans, $49,900

Those short on sympathy blame victims for tragedy
God commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he (Jesus) is the one appointed as judge of the living and the dead.

Horse regulations back in the saddle
Columbia County will be one step closer - or another step further away - from new rules on keeping horses after a Sunday, Sept. 30 "study session" for planning officials.

Young soldiers ready to defend U.S.
As a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor at Evans High School for the past eight years, I have numerous memories of students whom I have had the privilege to instruct, coach and mentor.

Reverends see wrath; I predict Beanies
That sure didnt take long.

Playing hardball
As she stood in the third base coaches box Wednesday at the Evans High School softball field, Lady Knights coach Colette Cassedy was stumped.

Training, dedication propel runner
Paul Lancaster was determined to win the Broad Street Ramble last weekend in Augusta, even if it meant leaving a friend behind.

Whinghter heads for big year; Harlem is team to watch
Augusta Christian tailback Joel Whinghter will have to really put up some astonishing numbers during the remainder of the season to even approach the rushing totals he posted during his junior campaign (2,435 yards), but he is still having a big year for the Lions.

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