Voters weren't confused in poll for chairman
This is in response to The News-Times Nov. 7 editorial ("Will of the people a sham) which stated that people who are calling the Columbia County Chairmanship/ CEO Task Force elitist are ill-informed.
School programs for Veterans Day 'impressive'
I attended three Veterans Day presentations in Columbia County schools this past week, and feel the need to express what I saw and felt.
Wrong Talmadge name
Please review the historical facts concerning for whom Talmadge Memorial Hospital was named. I believe Barry Paschal was in error in saying that it was named for Sen. Herman Talmadge (column, Nov. 11). My recollection of that part of history is that it was named for his father, the late Eugene Talmadge, former governor of Georgia.
Restaurant gives meal to veterans
As a Golden Corral manager, Julio Romero is happy to give back to veterans who served the country.
Fit for a King
Tommy King Sr. had been watching for the sign on Belair Road for a week or so.
Friends recall woman as devoted to community
James Lewis Sr. knew Hattie Lee Beall as a great cook, someone involved in her community and a fanatic when it came to Harlem High School baseball.
Evans to push isolation
Evans High School hopes to hit a home run when it submits a new isolation rule to the Georgia High School Association.
Get up and go
The Leah Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at station No. 2 on Burks Mountain Road. The public is invited to attend. There will be an election of board members for the coming year.
The sixth-grade homeroom class of Sandra Atkins at Evans Middle School recently was chosen as the winner of a door-decorating contest as part of Red Ribbon Week. The class also was the countywide winner. Runner-ups were Glenda Atkins' eighth-grade class and Rosemary Anderson's sixth-grade homeroom.
The Georgia Forestry Commission is now offering advise to residents on whether their home is in the line of fire. The service is particularly aimed at rural residents. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at 556-3962.
As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago, Nov. 17, 1955
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Greenbrier Middle School honor roll
A list of A and A/B Honor Roll students from Greenbrier middle.
Rance Scott to William P. Gibbs and Gail L. Gibbs, 204 Waters Way,$132,900
The Augusta Opera will be presenting the 18th annual Augusta Opera and St Paul's Holiday Concert at 3:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. Paul's Church on Reynolds Street. There will be both holiday and patriotic music performed. Tickets will be $25 and can be purchased by calling 826-4710 or in person at the opera office in Sacred Heart Cultural Center or at Merry Times in Surrey Center.
Columbia Middle School honor roll
A list of A and A/B Honor Roll students from Columbia middle.
North Harlem Elementary School honor roll
A list of A and A/B Honor Roll students from North Harlem Elementary.
Remembering a friend whose encouragement outlives tragic loss
I have known him all of my life. I cant think of a time when he wasnt part of my life. I am a 10-year-old girl and my friend was named Steve. I looked up the word friend in the dictionary, and it stated that a friend is someone of affection that is not a relative. I think that the dictionary is wrong. My friend loved me. He teased me. He carried me on his back. He ran with me. He called me on the phone and ate with me and chased me and tickled me. He gave me presents and I gave him presents, too. I always think of him and he never forgot me. A friend is much more than affection.
Giving thanks in difficult times
Thanks, O God, for home and fireside, where we share our daily bread...
Legislators will change Commission
The people have spoken.
List of names still growing
As Bill Sams points out in a letter today, the wrong Talmadge got credit in my column last Sunday in which I noted the original name of the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
Greenbrier players reach next level
Greenbrier High School seniors Robert Davis and Erica Johnson struck gold last week, thanks to their abilities on the diamond.
Net worth looks up for Prep
Al West is ready to test the water, while Kevin Furtado wants to make more waves.
County softball leads 3-AAAA
Even after the prep softball season ends, Greenbrier and Lakeside high school players continue to dominate Region 3-AAAA.
Rankings falls short; standouts see college success
Here is another example of why, other than for compiling statistics, computers have no business being involved in sports.
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