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Donations of books needed for library sales
The Friends of Columbia County Libraries conducts a monthly sale of donated books. Past sales have been so successful that we have depleted our supply of books for the November 2001 sale. This is a good problem to have but we need the communitys help to solve it. Citizens can help us to help them by donating used books. Books for children are especially needed.

Enforcement, not new laws, needed for horses
I have become increasingly concerned about the proposed rezoning or micromanagement of zoning with regard to ownership of horses in Columbia County.

Mobile classroom touts trees
The sixth-grade pupils of Evans Middle School made their way through a virtual forest on Tuesday, learning about the benefits of trees through a new, high-tech approach to teaching forestry.

Pupils get bus help
Bus rides will be safer from now on for children at Euchee Creek Elementary School.

Education reconsiders name game
If Greenbrier Athletic Booster Club member Jon Thornhill has his way, the school's baseball field will be named in honor of retired coach Terry Holder.

Drug raid nets new vehicle for forestry service
It cost the city of Grovetown just $8.50 to get a couple of computers, cameras and three four-wheelers.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times 27 years ago, Oct. 16, 1974

Columbia newsmakers
Chris Shannon of Harlem was recently selected to participate in the National Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.

Property transfers
Dustin, Inc. to Sherry L. Albritton, 703 Laurel Place, Martinez,$68,900

Current events
The Columbia County Humane Society will be having a feline extravaganza from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at PetSmart. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption for a fee of $80. All cats are given their first kitten or adult shots, vaccinated against rabies, tested for feline leukemia, wormed and spayed or neutered.

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

Welcome all flag-wavers
What is it about Americans that we compete for everything - especially among ourselves?

What's holy about jihad?
The truth is, fanaticism can spring from misguided excess in any religion."

Rumors aside, dam is protected
The silly season has really gotten out of hand.

Hard time right for drug lab operators
Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet rightly deserves, and is receiving in spades, angry criticism for his limp-wristed probationary sentence of an admitted cocaine trafficker.

Volleyball finals start
The story of the 2001 Area 3-AAAA volleyball season can be summed up in one word: Dominance.

Greenbrier Middle heads toward sweep
The Greenbrier Middle School football team is picking up steam as the six-game season enters its stretch run.

High School Sports Schedule
Monday Cross Country: Region 3-AAA meet at Augusta Prep, 4:30 p.m.; Lakeside at Evans, 4 p.m.; Harlem at Washington County, TBA.

Bowling scores
Weekly Bowling Scores-Men's and Women's High Game and High Series

Cross country title at stake
The Georgia Independent Schools Association cross country season concludes this week, and teams from Augusta Christian Schools and Augusta Preparatory Day School are expected to run to glory.

Lakeside alum Rivers gains ground in Canada
David Rivers' football odyssey continues north of the border with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.


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