Thursday, November 1, 2001

There's more to story of out-of-county students
Justen Wonderlys accusation that some students attending Columbia County schools dont live in the county based on their license tag is short-sighted (letter, Schools should enforce zones, Oct. 24).

Waving our flag is a good way to soothe nerves
Barry Paschal is so right (column, Welcome all flag-wavers, Oct. 14). But it is unfortunate that red, white and blue Americans have such short memories. They will rant, shout and wave for a while, then crawl back into the every day habits of life. And when the next big thing that interests them comes along, they will do it all over again. But this is O.K., at least they rally together when the chips are down.

Citizens of District 2 invited to offer comments
Many times as an elected official, Im asked if I ever get input from citizens on the decisions that we must make on a day to day basis.

Not funny
Like a snarling monster looming over the kill, a thick overgrowth of needle vines and tangled tree branches is slowly swallowing the more than 100-year-old structure known as the Hardy house.

Harlem prepares for chief
When he turned in his resignation Sept. 11, Willard Askew said he planned to work on his land and spend more time with his family.

Grovetown pupils march in unity against drugs
Red ribbons and flags flapped in a cool fall breeze as hundreds of children danced down Robinson Avenue, keeping time to a drumbeat.

County expects safe Halloween
Even though her department will be on its highest state of readiness today, Pam Tucker says this year's Halloween shouldn't be any different from any other.

Campania residents discuss water
Residents of Campania are bring given the opportunity to taste what Harlem has on tap.

Up, up and away
Pupils at Bel Air Elementary School kicked of Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 22 by launching more than 650 red ballons.

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

Community events
The annual Historic Holiday Tour and Dinner in Washington, Ga., will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are now available at $12 each. For more information, call Suzanne Norman at 706-678-1922.

Current events
The third-grade students of Brookwood Elementary School will be presenting the musical ''Brookwood Sings America" at 2:15 and 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at the school. The production will include patriotic music and will include audience participation in the singing of songs. The cost is free. For more information, call Johnny Carr at 855-7596, ext. 217.

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

Get up and go
Beulah Grove Baptist Church will have a free community health fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10. At the event, there will be screenings for cholesterol, and blood pressure. There also will be a panel discussion and displays on men, women and children issue. For more information, call 724-1086.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago, Nov. 1, 1956

Knowledge bowl winners
A team from the Lakeside High School chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club brought back first place honors from the First FCCLA Knowledge Bowl.

Horizon North: Good for taxpayers
When Columbia County made its first large-scale foray into industrial land development seven years ago, the method was strictly a government operation. Floating $7.5 million in bonds and kicking in $4.23 million in sales tax funds, the countys Development Authority bought and prepared a huge tract of land surrounding the new John Deere plant.

Say farewell on aisle one
Over next to the pharmacy, Kroger on Washington Road sells sympathy cards along with the usual grocery items.

What in Samhain is all the fuss about?
Every year, somewhere around Oct. 31, the debate over should we or shouldnt we celebrate Halloween always rears its lantern-shaped head, casting limited light on the situation, and making much ado about nothing.

Have a happy, and safe, Halloween
Americas current climate of media-driven and anthrax-inspired fear provides perhaps the spookiest backdrop ever in which to observe Halloween.

Spooky tales to you
First my granddaughter wanted to be a vampire for Halloween, but now shes decided to be an angel. Did she change her mind because I feigned tears when she wanted to be something so ghoulish?

Football teams face crucial games Friday night
For the second straight week, Columbia County's high school football teams will be competing in some enormously important contests Friday night.

Sports briefs
Former Greenbrier High School volleyball player Sara Smith is now competing on the court with the Cornell College volleyball team.

Head coach cuts it close to fulfill promise
Greenbrier Middle School's head football coach Jody Hilley finally met his match Friday at the hand of a hairdresser.

Playoffs start to take shape
Some issues were settled in high school football action last Friday, as Harlem remained in the hunt for a region championship, while Augusta Christian's quest ended.

Runners push physical boundaries
When Greenbrier High School freshman Miguel Mota won the Region 3-AAAA cross country meet last week at the Brierpatch, he wasn't jumping for joy.

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