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Far from 'hateful,' young minister simply states Biblical truth
This is in response to the letter by Gene L. Rickaby in the Sept. 26 edition of The News-Times, Advice for young pastor: Back off "hateful language.

Agrees with columnist on war-protest 'crazies'
I just wanted to say how much I loved and agree with Barry Paschals Sept. 26 column, Time to crush protesters.

Cartoonist admired for tone of terror cartoons
I would like to commend Jon Tanner for the cartoons he has submitted concerning the terrorist attacks. It is difficult to walk the fine line of humor/satire with such a tragic event.

Apprenticeships give students jump on jobs
Situated in front of a computer screen in the offices of eSolutions, Nicholas Smith was tweaking a program that will allow Housing and Urban Development affiliates to create their own Web pages.

Look-alikes return to fest
Two men from Canton, Ohio, consider Harlem their home away from home.

State board grants Harlem 'City of Ethics' certification
Harlem has joined Augusta and Grovetown as a Georgia ''Certified City of Ethics.''

County weighs zoning changes
Staff WriterThe livestock issue in Columbia County is in the hands of the county commission.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 61 years ago, Oct. 10, 1940

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

Current events
Evans Middle School will be the site of the 53rd Annual Augusta Hamfest. The event will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hamfest will feature tailgating by new- and used-radio-equipment dealers. For more information, call Mike at 706-855-0745 or Jay at 706-651-9504

Sports schedule
Cross Country: Lakeside at North Augusta, 5 p.m.; Evans/Greenbrier/Thomson at Harlem, 4:45 p.m.

When no news is good news
Of all the changes to life as we (used to) know it following the events of Sept. 11, few are as striking to me as what we talk about now - or, more specifically, what were not talking about.

Slow Belair down, then leave it alone
Under Georgia law, police officers and deputies using radar cant ticket a driver whose vehicle is traveling less than 10 mph over the posted speed limit.

Wheelchair is a hurdle
Among veterans, there is an unwritten hierarchy of respect relating to military service.

'Family' unites in time of strife
Maybe its only an illusion. Or maybe its because I live here in San Francisco, a continent away from my hometown. But in times of insecurity, television makes me feel solidarity with the rest of the country. Im reassured to be part of an enormous, cantankerous, TV-watching, extended family.

Greene will see playoffs
For the first time in his major league career, Todd Greene will see what the playoffs are all about.

Hall gets school's first TC by a girl
The Harlem Middle School football team needed some points last week against the visiting Columbia Middle squad, so the Bulldogs turned to an all-around athlete with reliable hands and gridiron grit.

High schools look ahead after losses
Friday night football was no fun for Columbia County high school squads last week. In four games, county teams suffered four losses, and only one contest was even close.

Big bad Wolfpack
Athletic tradition can't be bought. At the high school level, tradition is attained through years of sustained excellence.


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