'Political correctness' hurts South, while America's excesses ignored
As most of us have noticed, the higher a person seeks to ascend up the totem pole of material gain and worldly recognition, the less likely he/she is to take a stand in support of Southern heritage, or anything else that is politically incorrect. Hoping to have their porridge bowls filled to the brim, too many of these people-pleasers resemble court jesters dancing frantically before their king - or perhaps queen.
Midyear opening is set for Grovetown school
When Grovetown's middle school opens after the winter holidays next year, it will make history.
Officials note rise in burglaries after 9-11
The result of a post-Sept. 11 economy in Columbia County has been a crime, says sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
Muralist brightens school's walls
Blue Ridge Elementary School pupils are watching history come alive with the stroke of a brush.
Schools gear up for State
Coming Sunday: A list of Columbia County athletes who have qualified for the state high school swimming championships at Westminster High School, plus a preview of the action in Atlanta.
Declines in crime begin to level off
Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris knew it would happen - eventually.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Columbia County's community theatre, Stage III, will open its 2002 season with Neil Simon's comedy "The Odd Couple" onThursday. The play also will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday as a dinner theatre catered by French Market Grille West. A Sunday matinee will be offered at 3 p.m.Sunday. For reservations, call 228-3636.
As reported in The Columbia News 60 years ago, Feb. 5, 1942
Here's a list of crimes compiled from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The offenses included are:
Telling it like it is, and isn't
It must be the Midwest, that plain-spoken, homespun art of conversation shared by former President Harry Truman, legendary humorist Will Rogers, and most certainly, Americas most popular writer of the 19th-century, Mark Twain.
'V-Day' erodes morality
The use of the masculine in Goethes quotation brought to my attention the progress in our appreciation of egalitarian principles. Now, at long last, the feminine counterpart of his image referred to by Goethe is on display.
License for visibility
Grovetown Police Chief Al Robinson has been beaten worse than a birthday pinata since he came out in favor of allowing drivers licenses for illegal aliens.
Columbia-McDuffie regional airport worth study
Of all the obscure governmental agencies in Columbia County, perhaps the least known is the countys Airport Authority.
The Lakeside High School competition cheerleading squad performs its championship-winning routine during a pep rally Friday at the Lakeside gym. The cheerleaders repeated as Region 3-AAAA champions during
Lakeside wrestles title from Bulldogs
The Butler High School wrestling team raised its collective head on Groundhog Day, and the Bulldogs found themselves in the shadow of the Lakeside High School squad.
A victory for teamwork
Super Bowl XXXVI will, and should be, long remembered.
Panthers see mixed results in big rivalry
While the records were important, the rivalry took precedence last week at Lakeside High School.
The Columbia County Recreation Department will have an adult softball organizational meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative office conference room at Patriots Park. Anyone interested in entering a team should have a representative at the meeting to secure a place for their team. The meeting will feature discussion on start dates for the 2002 seasons, fees and play dates. Please call Randy Haygood at 863-7523 (office) or 825-3295 (cell) for additional information.
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