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Lakeside PTO offers memory bricks to alumni, students
Lakeside students and alumni now have the chance to make a permanent mark on the school.

Honoring King
Members and guests of the Oakey Grove Baptist Church celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day the only way they know how, by singing gospel tunes and listening to the Word of God.

County native gives $500,000 to library
Christina Rice, Columbia County Library System manager, and library board member Jeff Harden accepted a $500,000 donation for the library's expansion.

County's preservation plan sees green
The county now has more green for its green.

Authority considers phase-out of landfill
Just as Columbia County's only landfill fills up, the sands in its hourglass are beginning to run low.

Sign up kicks off start of little league baseball
Baseball hats slumped over their eyes, and T-shirts swallowed their miniature frames whole.

Current events
A storytime for all ages is offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Euchee Creek Library.

Fire calls
Martinez Fire Department activity report for Dec. 23-Dec. 29:

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 60 years ago, Jan. 22, 1942

Columbia County's goals for 2002 reflect slowing economy
Famed cardiac surgeon Robert Jarvik said, Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. Because of the wise and bold leadership of the past few years, Columbia County is reaping the benefits of forward thinking and fiscal responsibility. Faced with an economic downturn, the county intends to pass a budget that will reflect no growth or a decrease in the General Fund in order not to raise the taxpayers millage rate.

Protect Columbia County's trees
In todays guest column on Page 5, Columbia County Commission Chairman Barry Fleming outlines a series of goals for commissioners this year.

A new arena? Fix Chamber first
Early discussions of a new regional civic arena for the Augusta area bring with them an air of excitement and endless possibilities for expanded leisure opportunities - especially for Columbia County, whose citizens are among the more frequent users of the current, inadequate Civic Center.

Trip was a week to remember
Before the sun gets too warm, and the grass too green, please indulge me while I wallow in one more story about snow.

Joining the elite
Augusta Christian Schools senior Lee Jones was just doing what comes naturally during AC's basketball game Friday night at Charlotte Christian.

Teams ready for Panther-Pack Invitational
Saturday will mark the 10th year of the Panther Pac Invitational. For Allison Dixon and Debbie Fransoso, it will their first.

10th Lady Pack player signs college intent
Greenbrier High School senior Heather Adams faced some distractions last week at the Brierpatch, where friends and family gathered Friday to see Adams take a pen and place her name on an important piece of paper.

Black wins 300th
Tommy McKinney's running jumper over seven-foot Westside center, James Beasley, was more than just a buzzer-beating game-winner for the Greenbrier Wolfpack: It gave one of the CSRA's best basketball coaches his 300th win.

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