Thursday, October 18, 2001

Area can't be too careful with security measures
After I read Barry Paschals column in the Oct. 7 Columbia County News-Times (Sorry, but we arent worth attack), I want to ask President Andrew Jackson a question: How do you secure your rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, if your country is the target of attack, your normal life is in danger?

'Extreme religious notions' feed dangerous acts
I recall reading the comments of Pastor Brian Heckber, as well as the original comments made by Gene Rickaby in response to the inflammatory remarks the good pastor made which relegated any other religions to rubber chicken worship.

Festivals tout art, fire safety
People looking for something to do this weekend won't have far to go.

Augusta artist captures spirit of attack aftermath
It comes as no surprise to Maryanne Kelly Hand that more than $1 million was raised locally for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Correction
A photo cutline in Sunday's edition of The Columbia County NewsTimes should have identified Jennifer Hood.

Harlem has big victory
The rain was a day away, but Harlem High School football coach Jimmie Lewis still got soaked Saturday night at Academy of Richmond County Stadium.

Top teacher almost left field
Brian Campbell has been teaching for only five years, but this year he earned top honors as Columbia County's Teacher of the Year.

Carnivals give pupils, parents reason to smile
Children plucked sticky gobs of cotton candy from plastic bags, threw baseballs at dunking booths and walked hand in hand with parents while displaying wide-eyed grins.

Columbia County's Teachers of the Year
Elizabeth Arthur was selected as Greenbrier Middle School's first Teacher of the Year due to her tremendous effort and dedication to the Wolfpack students and staff. In the classroom, her science lessons involve a variety of instructional strategies that center around hands-on activities and the frequent use of technology. She is committed to providing assignments and instruction that demand high quality products from her students.

Crime zones
Here's a list of crimes compiled from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The offenses included are:

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago, Oct. 17, 1963

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

Community evnts
The Harlem High School Class of 1976 is planning a reunion.

Current events
The hunger Committee of Columbia County is coordinating a day of free food giveaways Saturday.

Monkeyshines
Brittany Bohler, 9, of Martinez gets some attention from a monkey named Chrystal at the Merchants Association of Columbia County Fair.

Deer season saves cars
Deer season in Georgias Northern Zone - which includes Columbia County - began for archers on Monday; hunters using muzzleloaders take to the woods starting Saturday, while regular firearms season begins the following Saturday, Oct. 27.

Price of change drops in fast-paced world
We might as well dispute whether its the upper or the under blade of a pair of scissors that cuts the paper, as whether value is governed by usefulness or the cost of production.

Don't let fear take control
On the morning of Sept. 11, I was one of many Columbia County officials in a training session learning new skills to develop high-performance employees. It was a normal, peaceful day.

Principal must earn trust
This past spring, some Lakeside High parents were angered when Principal Victor Lee went outside the school system to hire Ed Koester as athletic director and head football coach. The confrontation reached its low point when an overzealous assistant principal locked some of those parents inside a football field fence.

A good week to eat, adopt
Boy, Jon Tanner got me in a lot of trouble this week.

Stars' triple triumph
The Columbia County Stars won the Muddogs Summer Classic in September, marking the team's third tournamnet win.

Actions of unhappy parents hurt school
It's a shame that this column has to be written.

Region 3-AAAA contests continue
At the midpoint of the 2001 season, both the Lakeside and Greenbrier high school football teams are still ironing out some gridiron problems.

Bulldogs dominate Wildcats
Like a small tremor before a massive earthquake, the signs were there.

'Competitive' game breaks records for Augusta Christian
Records fell Friday night at Pride Valley, where the Augusta Christian Schools football team beat Brentwood School 56-28.

Evans High works hard for season's first win
Lee Chomskis got the monkey off his back last week, but after earning his first win as Evans High School's football coach, he was happier to see the Knights break through with a 42-8 victory Friday night at Henry County.

Greenbrier softball survives
Columbia County placed five high school teams in the volleyball and softball state playoffs, but only one squad is still bidding for a state championship.

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