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Great-grandfather planted tree at school site
I was very pleased to see the picture of Columbia County School Superintendent Tommy Price standing next to the old tree on Hereford Farm Road (from editorial, Protect Columbia Countys trees, Jan. 23).

Commission should explain unpaid stormwater fees
This letter adds some information that was not provided in the Jan. 23 guest column by Columbia County Commission Chairman Barry Fleming.

Replace Grovetown noose with American flag
At a residence on Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown, there is an effigy. Osama bin Laden is hanging with a noose around his neck. Lynching was the preferred method of capital punishment in the West. Lynching, however, is a symbol of injustice, racism and hatred in the South. Lynching is more akin to vigilantism that justice, and it is a reminder of the strange fruit hanging from Southern oaks and pines.

Event puts students to the test
Warren County High School junior Latoya Nelson was ready for the test.

Final stages
For those upset about the recent closings of some local retailers, Wal-Mart greeters in Evans are standing by.

Evangelist entertains small crowd at Martinez church
The front row of people at Bible Cathedral in Martinez came armed with pencils and notebooks Sunday to hear Dr. John Maxwell, a preacher with a message of encouragement.

Harlem council OK's new panels
Harlem council members put the finishing touches on changes that will affect how the city operates for some time to come.

Public meeting offers residents chance to discuss green spaces
Wanted in Columbia County: landowners interested in having their property preserved.

New school's boundaries to be set
With construction under way, school officials are deciding which pupils will attend the new Grovetown middle school.

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

Evans Middle School Honor Roll
A and A/B Honor Roll students

Bel Air Elementary School Honor Roll
A and A/B Honor Roll students

Furman University Dean's List
The following students made the Dean's List at Furman University for the fall term.

Current events
The Friends of the Columbia County Libraries will have a book sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Gibbs Library on North Belair Road.

University of Georgia Dean's List
The following from Columbia County were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the Dean's List for fall semester at The University of Georgia.

Time capsule
High cotton and corn yields told

Get up and go
Prayer site offered

Greenbrier Elementary School honor roll
A and A/B honor students

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

Buyers delight grows
It was nearly 25 years ago when our family left Berlin, Germany, and returned to the Columbia County home we had purchased six years before. Since this would be the final assignment of my husbands military career, we began making retirement plans.

Rage against the dying dream
If you do very well in school, work hard in your career, spend carefully, obey the law, and live your faith, youll be financially successful. Baloney

Good attempt for underdog
An iron-clad rule of politics is that underdogs have to act boldly to get noticed. That partly explains why state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, is pushing a bill to let voters approve a change in Augustas government.

Treat everyone fairly on taxes
For as long as Columbia County has been in existence, there has been a lingering sense that some parts of the county are treated better than others.

Softball trio signs letters of intent
Georgia Perimeter College softball coach Ed Schutte and his assistant coach Bob Hudson both did a double-take when they arrived at the Spring Lakes subdivision last week.

Panther teams take charge at invitational
With the big fish away, the Lakeside High School swim teams were ready to play.

Todd Greene jersey retirement ceremony and girls basketball.
Friday night at Evans High School, former Knights' baseball star and current major leaguer Todd Greene had his No. 10 jersey retired by the Evans baseball team.

Weekly bowling scores
Men's and Women's High Game and High Series January 12-19


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