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Proposed apartments 'detrimental' to West Lake
My husband and I are new residents of the newly developed Cottage are of West Lake. After considering many residential sites in the Augusta area, we decided that West Lake was a beautiful community well taken care of, with homeowners taking pride in their homes and the surrounding community.

Top educators bring honor to Columbia County
It was my privilege and honor to represent the Co-lumbia County Chamber of Commerce at the Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner on Oct. 18. At that event, 25 Columbia County Teachers of the Year for 2001-2002 were honored.

School lunch lampoon deserves apology
As a cartoonist for The Columbia County News-Times, I have the luxury (or problem) of filling a box on the opinion pages twice a week with a cartoon that is humorous at best, thought-provoking if possible, or heavy on detail if nothing else. I look at the world around me, listen to the people I come in contact with and then try to come up with something clever to draw. Sometimes I'll hit and sometimes Ill miss.

Stoddard, Owens "asset" to City Council
I wold like to endorse Bruce Stoddard and Rosa Lee Owens to the citizens of Grovetown, in the upcoming General Election for City Council. Their ideas and willingness to help the city progress and grow is what our city is looking for in leadership.

George James has what it takes for Grovetown
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Grovetown for allowing me to serve them on the City Council the past eight years. I have met so many wonderful people in my duties on Council, and want to thank everyone who has supported me and the many efforts that went to task.

Deputy saw ties in fires
Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Warner was reading the newspaper early Tuesday when he saw a familiar face.

Residents discuss recreation
Columbia County residents were given the opportunity Tuesday to weigh in on the county's parks and recreation master plan.

Six people vie for council seats
Two cities. Three candidates. Two seats.

German village moved by attacks
Adjusting his glasses, Walter Nail of Evans sat back in a chair inside a Martinez fire station and began reading several letters of sympathy sent to him from his friends in Germany.

Prompt Care opens facility
The move is complete.

Property transfers
Richard L. and Kamille McPeek to Charles L. Rikard, Jr., 894 Hunting Horn Way East, Evans,$117,500

Raymond L. and Laura L. Robinson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

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

Exchange club
The Exchange Club of Columbia County is repainting the crosswalks, direction arrows and other painted areas at each of the schools in Columbia County. The project should be complete within a few weeks. Exchange Club members shown are Jim Adkins (from left), Bryan Evans and Larry Moore.

Get up and go
The City of Grovetown Museum Board of Directors is currently seeking donations of military memorabilia with ties to Fort (Camp) Gordon for a special display depicting the historical relationship between the fort and Grovetown.

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.

Columbia newsmakers
Tiffany Poole, daughter of Jack and Iris Poole, recently was named to the dean's list for the summer semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a junior majoring in industrial engineering.

Thanksgiving assistance needed
Now that kids sweet tooths are satisfied by the candy handed out at Halloween, its time to call on Columbia County residents to consider donating more-nourishing food.

Local athlete catches prez pitch; stormwater suit runs into fed ditch
Securely in the category of Things We Havent Made a Big Enough Deal Of is the scene Tuesday night of the president of the United States throwing a baseball to a bona fide Columbia County boy.

Harlem, Grovetown vote Tuesday
For the first time Tuesday, Columbia County officials will handle elections duties for the city of Harlem, as three people run for two City Council seats.

When the saints go marching
For all the saints, who from their labors rest,

AC thrives after switch to fastpitch
Augusta Christian Schools softball team's mantra might be, "It's not how you finish, it's how you start."

Isolation decision at hand
It was the night before Halloween, and Lee Chomskis felt a shiver up his spine.

Athletes deserve yes vote
Don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.

Teen takes pride in Go-Kart
A.J. Howell enjoys skateboarding, football and playing saxophone in the Lakeside Middle School band.

Greene catches presidential pitch
Former Evans High School star Todd Greene has had a pretty good life. He has achieved the unthinkable by becoming a professional athlete, and his baseball career has featured some memorable moments, but none were bigger than Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday in New York City.


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