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New middle school should be named for mayor
This is a new millennium and our nation is strong only because there are those who have given of themselves heroically. Since Sept. 11 we have become aware of how saliently freedom impacts our American way of life.

Smaller Spanish programs are effective, too
At first I was simply angry that the Spanish program at Evans Elementary was characterized in a The News-Times story as not a true foreign language program. Then I realized that you have no idea what you are talking about.

County delegation outlines 2002 battles
The leader of Columbia County's legislative delegation believes it's time for the county to step forward in the region.

Song and a prayer
It's a biblical passage that spans only two verses.

Don't let grinches steal Christmas
Police in Columbia County are urging residents to be on the lookout this holiday season for several Grinches who just might steal Christmas.

Students put trust on paper
Augusta Preparatory Day School seventh-grader Andrew Motzkus recently signed his name on a contract, one that requires him to behave.

Family calls man avid Harlem fan
Hugh Camp was committed to wildlife preservation and was a man known for his smile, friends and family said last week.

Euchee Creek Elementary honor roll
Euchee Creek Elementary honor roll

Get up and go
The Harmony Baptist Church on Hopkins Street in Augusta will have its annual candlelight communion service at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. The Rev. Otis Moss III and the Tabernacle Baptist Church family will be the special guests.

Current events
A meeting to discuss a reapportionment mapping of the legislative districts and how they will affect the area will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Sheraton Hotel.

Columbia newsmakers
Navy Chief Petty Officer Cindy L. Marks, daughter of Yolanda C. and Kenneth C. Marks of Evans, was recently promoted to her current rank while serving aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp.

School lunch menu
Monday 12/10 - Sloppy Joe on a bun, grilled cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup w/ crackers, fresh fruit, rice krispie treat, milk.

Bel Air Elementary School honor roll
Bel Air Elementary School honor roll

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 24 years ago, Dec. 7, 1977

Greenbrier Elementary School honor roll
Greenbrier Elementary School honor roll

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

Riverside Elementary School honor roll
Riverside Elementary School honor roll

Property transfers
Prudential Residential Services to John C. and Carolyn B. Cannon, 490 Cambridge Way,$165,000

Map still unsure, but work goes on
Brought together last week by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, members of the countys legislative delegation provided a perfect example of the good fortune our community enjoys even as others fall on hard times.

Open house for county's history
Columbia County residents interested in the history of their community have a prime educational opportunity today when the countys Historical Society holds an open house at the newly renovated jail in Appling.

Tested, but staying the course
If Gallup, Zogby and others testing the whims of the populace today had been around 2,000 years ago, Jesus wouldnt have cared about the first poll.

Spanish program draws an ally
Columbia Countys elementary Spanish programs, threatened by changes in the structure of school enrichment, now enjoy the renewed attention of Geor-gia state School Superinten-dent Linda Schrenko.

Lakeside takes 2nd at the Cat
The Lakeside High School wrestling team wasn't able to win its own Black Cat Tournament last weekend, but second place never felt so good.

Sports brief
A number of Greater Augusta Swimming members were recently honored for their achievements during the 2001 season, and the honorees included several Columbia County residents.

Brown names 2001 football all-county team
With another high school football season in the books, it's time to honor Columbia County's top performers during the 2001 campaign.

Lakeside, Evans win in rivalry
The Lakeside and Evans high schools boys' basketball teams put on a show last week at the Evans gymnasium, while the Lady Knights were a no-show in their no-contest against the Lady Panthers.


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