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Students need useful lessons in 'life strategies'
A recent Ann Landers column quoted a poem by Charles Osgood that really hit home regarding our current state of public education in this country. It particularly addresses the importance of education as one of the building blocks of life.

Stevens Creek parents committed to Spanish
I read Barry Paschals Sunday, Nov. 25 column about equity, and was agreeing with him 100 percent until I got to the one paragraph about how the rich snobs at Stevens Creek are scraping up nearly $50,000...

Even with loss, Series was great for local star
Congratulations to former Evans High star Todd Greene on playing in a World Series, getting a hit and an RBI. Condolences on the loss,, but at least his team was there.

Events set to welcome season
Columbia County will be filled with the Christmas spirit this weekend.

Teen-ager's collection helps many
When she was 14 years old, Ashley Titter took a trip with her family to Atlanta. She didn't know how long they would stay or under which circumstances they would return.

Looking for literature
It's a problem Russ Holloman has been happy to see in Columbia County.

Columbia County's history goes down in the books
After years of being in the planning stage, Columbia County's first comprehensive history book has finally made it to print.

Current events
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee's Annual Pre-Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 39 years ago, Nov. 29, 1962

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

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

New morgue fit for a King
In all the excitement over preparations for Saturdays tree-lighting ceremony at the Evans Government Complex, a few things have slipped past that shouldnt have. Now is a good time to play catch-up.

A little bit of fantasy in our lives
Every year, somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I have one celebratory drink, th

Saturday, it's time to light the tree
There are some rousing holiday events on the calendar for this weekend, but none will be bigger than the first-ever lighting of the official Columbia County Christmas tree on Saturday.

World goes overboard
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action... that you overstep not the modesty of nature.

Area high school athletes sign on to continue play in college
In Sunday's News-Times, I previewed the county's public school girls hoops season. Now, lets take a look at our two private school squads: Augusta Christian Schools and Augusta Preparatory Day School.

Dogs end season with loss
FORSYTH, Ga. - With a comfortable fourth-quarter lead over Mary Persons High School in first-round action of the Class AAA state playoffs Friday night, the Harlem High School football team looked unbeatable.

Reed signs to play at Kennesaw
For Sammy Reed, signing a letter of intent to attend Kennesaw State University on a baseball scholarship was the easy part.

Fireballs win state wheelchair soccer tourney
The Columbia County Fireballs captured the Division A Georgia State Wheelchair Soccer Championship with two tournament victories on Nov. 17 at Cross Creek High School.

Knights ready to hit the court
The Evans High School boys' varsity basketball team had a banner season in 2000-01. The Knights won their first Columbia County Christmas Tournament title, and posted a school-record 19 wins.


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