Quoting Christ is not 'extreme, bigoted or intolerant'
It is necessary to respond to some of the inaccuracies of Ben Holsteins recent letter. Firstly, Brian Heckber is minister of Westside Christian Church, not Westside Baptist Church as misstated by Holstein. Secondly, Heckber is not a Southern extremist Christian; he is neither an extremist, nor is he a Southerner. This false accusation exposes Holsteins own prejudiced views.
Commentary on principal's suspension 'nauseating'
I was nauseated by the Oct. 24 News-Times editorial in defense of the Lakeside principal. From the gloating headline to its smug conclusion, it was taken right out of the Democrat-ic National Committee attack-journalism handbook. It could have easily been written by Slick Willies scabrous attack rat, James Carville.
Times have changed in school cafeterias - for better
I want to invite Tanner and anyone else on The News-Times staff for school lunch. Nowhere else can you get more than you pay for, especially in these economic times.
Rep's new title
U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Atlanta, by her actions to solicit that big check, has put herself on a level of royalty. The title of Her Royal Hindness is very fitting. What she attempted to do showed plenty of royal brass
Door of newly elected Harlem official 'always open'
I wish to write and thank all of the voters of Harlem who supported me in the election. I am honored that they have chosen me to serve as their representative and will strive to live up to the trust that they have put in me. I plan to work my hardest to implement the ideas that I campaigned on: smart, fiscally responsible government; recruiting of new and vibrant industries to our area, and involvement of citizens in government.
Task force outlines role of chairmanship
Columbia County's Chairmanship Task Force got down to business Wednesday night.
County seeks funds for tree-lighting
Columbia County is looking for a little help to Light the Tree.
Election sees mix of faces new, old
Two newcomers, one incumbent and a former city councilman were elected Tuesday to fill open city council seats in Harlem and Grovetown.
Veteran's bravery will be honored
Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; and Sept. 11, 2001 - days forever etched in Americans' memories.
Martin is stressing reform in campaign
He has a background in education, a plan for what Georgia's Department of Education should do and an arsenal of Linda Schrenko stories.
Spears talks growth at District 2 meeting
Greenspace and recreation were the main topics on the agenda at a meeting of District 2 residents but virtually all the issues at Columbia County Commissioner Frank Spears' session revolved around one theme: growth.
Get up and go
The Junior League of Augusta will be presenting the annual Festival of Trees event beginning Nov. 14 at the Augusta Museum of History.
As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago, Nov. 10, 1955
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Honoring our veterans
U.S.A.F. SSgt. Paul Lockwood bows his head while tapst is played during a Veterans Day Ceremony at Brookwood Elementary.
Church profile: Redeemer Presbyterian Church PCA
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church of America
Charles A. and Linda W. Powell to Rodney A. and Kim E. Gill, 4939 Marble Drive, Evans,$140,000
The Columbia County Tax Commissioner's offices in Evans and Appling will be open for business from 8 a.m.-5 p.m on Monday, the official observance date for Veteran's Day.
Veterans' service guarantees freedom
If ever there was a time for America to honor those who have served as her protectors, this is the year. Monday is Veterans Day, and it is more than just an occasion to wave flags: It is a time to count the blessings of a nation at war, and to thank the men and women who continue to battle on our comfortable behalf.
Restore old names first
Columbia County School Board members are studying a change in policy to allow naming schools in honor of people.
Small hope for Evans' 'isolation'
The Georgia High School Association giveth, and the Georgia High School Association taketh away.
Who's in charge?
How does a terrorist become a hero? Thats what New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wants to know, and I add: How do hero-worshippers choose their gods?
Send your letters to Tom Murphy
Everyone at Evans High School is still fuming over the Georgia High School Association's ruling against adding an isolation policy to the GHSA constitution.
Talented teen gets crash course in stock cars
Like many teen-agers, Brandon Carpenter began driving before he got his license. Unlike many teen-agers, he was behind the wheel of a stock car going 90 miles per hour.
Pack, Dogs get jump start on season
High school basketball begins in Columbia County on Monday, as the Greenbrier and Harlem high school girls compete in the Lady Pack Tip-off Tournament at the Brierpatch.
Vote left Evans no comfort
On Monday in Forsyth, representatives from Evans High School were led like lambs to the slaughter, and the Georgia High School Association executive committee wielded the bloody blade.
GSHA proposes alternative
In the aftermath of the Georgia High School Association vote against adopting an isolation policy, Evans High School has been offered some relief.
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