Monday, February 4, 2002

Environs threatened by 'developers run amok'
What is in the mind of the powers that be in Columbia County? We have the Columbia County Greenspace Committee talking about saving our environment, yet the developers are running amok.

Military dependents should update ID cards
The Odd Fellows Lodge has received word that some military dependents are being denied care due to expired identification cards. These ID cards must be renewed every four years for the dependants to receive benefits and for TFL to pay claims.

Paschal is named publisher of 'News Times'
Barry Paschal, the opinions editor and a columnist for The Columbia County News Times, has been named publisher of the newspaper.

County, landowner at odds over mobile home
The way Brenda Johnson sees it, she asked, received permission from Columbia County and moved her sister's manufactured home to her plot of land near Appling.

Panel rejects Harlem again
Harlem officials were confident they would get into the exclusive club of 52.

Students get taste of finance
"You need to develop a policy now: If I have a credit card it is only going to be used in emergencies or if I can pay the balance in full at the end of each month," Yvonne Meeks told Greenbrier High School students Tuesday.

A new environment
Jessica Butler had just one word to describe how she felt as she walked through the doors of Harlem High School on Tuesday night: "Nervous."

Property transfers
K & E Management, LLC, to Goodall Properties, Inc., 520 Furys Ferry Road,$165,000

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

Columbia digest
Grovetown public safety officers are trying to reach out to the city's growing Hispanic community.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago, Feb. 6, 1964

Improvement help needed
My mother was my biggest fan.

A wretched waste of freedom
Saturated by a steady stream of steamy television shows, raunchy movies and suggestive advertising, Americans have a hard time understanding the severe restrictions imposed on the women of Afghanistan under the now-defeated Taliban totalitarians.

Charity 'suffers long'
Maybe if I hadnt just re-read the Book of Exodus, it wouldnt be so hard not to believe I was reading todays news. Noticing an uncanny resemblance between the two, I had to wonder if civilization has made any progress at all in 3,500 years.

Lawmakers ease Evans travel
They tried gentle persuasion. They tried fact-filled recitations of financial hardship. They tried emotional appeals.

Augusta Christian beats Prep teams
The Augusta Preparatory Day School girls basketball team was in the Wright place at the wrong time last week.

County prospects strong for football signing day
College football's National Signing Day arrives Wednesday, and there still are a few Columbia County athletes who haven't settled their plans for playing at the next level.

A vintage season
The Lakeside High School basketball team put on quite a show last week at Butler High School.

Injuries hamper several players
Just when it seemed the Harlem High School basketball team was on easy street, it ran into a detour.

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