Thursday, February 14, 2002

Horizon North intrudes on residential neighbors
In contrast to the homeowners in close proximity to the new Wal-Mart, we homeowners in close proximity to the new Horizon North Industrial Park got little notice or coverage in The News-Times Opinions section. So little, in fact, that probably nobody remembers that a massive industrial development is going up in our backyards. Nobody, except us.

Sad to see Silver Eagle Speedway shut down
This letter is in response to the story by Preston Sparks regarding Silver Eagle Speedway

Role reversal
It's not often that the roles of students and teacher are reversed.

Businesses gear up for Cupid's day
For some, Deborah Partridge says, the Valentine's Day lesson was learned last year.

Young poets take 'coffee house' stage
Valery Dinkins proved that a little decorating and a lot of imagination can accomplish a lot.

Martinez native has blast while touring U.S.
When Rita McDonald of Martinez talks to her son on the phone, she hears a musician who is thrilled about touring the country.

Celebration honors heroes
On Sept. 11, Aracelis A. Hernandez was in Atlanta getting ready to board a plane to Mexico.

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

Lakeside Middle School honor roll
Lakeside Middle School

Westmont Elementary School
A and A/B honor roll students

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

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

Current events
A Valentine's Dive-In Movie event will be offered by the Family Y from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wheeler Center indoor pool on Wheeler Road. Participants will swim in a heated pool and watch a big screen classic movie. Cost is $3 for gold members, $4 for silver members, $5 for bronze members and $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call 738-6678.

South Columbia Elementary School honor roll
A and A/B honor roll students

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

Columbia newsmakers
Caroline Rausch, a senior at Augusta Christian Schools, recently earned third place in the Oratorical Competition at the Georgia State Beta Club Convention in Atlanta. Rausch delivered a speech called The Magic of Beta.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago, Thursday, Feb. 14, 1957

Stevens Creek Elementary School honor roll
A and A/B honor roll students

Get up and go
First Baptist Church of Evans is offering its sanctuary as a place for prayer and meditation from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call 863-1228. The church is located on the corner of Washington and Belair roads.

Georgia Southern Univeristy
The following students at Georgie Southern University have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2001 term.

University of Georgia
The following students at the University of Georgia have completed their degree requirements at the end of the fall 2001 semester.

This time, firefighters rescued
When state Rep. Ben Harbin asked fellow lawmakers to support sales-tax exemptions for volunteer fire departments, he was surprised by the reaction: Not only were other legislators eager to sign; they all wondered why they hadnt thought of the bill themselves.

CEO coming; trustees next
Columbia Countys lawmakers have put into writing all the talk about changing the countys government.

My funny Valentine
If you have more than one child - or grandchild - you know the importance of treating them each alike. Buy a gift for one, and you need something comparable for the other. Take one on an outing, and the other invariably wants to go along. Think you can fool the ungifted or uninvited ones, think again. Superconductive brains inhabit those little heads.

Area athletes take part in national, all-star tourneys
Five area athletes had starring roles in the Lone Star State, as players from the Columbia Fireballs and the Richmond County Dream Team flew to Houston last month and participated in a wheelchair soccer exhibition game.

Adaptive sports program glides along
Westmont Elementary School teacher Joni Lawton currently is pursuing a doctorate degree, and her dissertation is on how being a part of a team helps disabled children with their identity formation.

Harlem High going to playoffs
It's official - the Harlem High School boys basketball team is going to the state playoffs for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Wolfpack earns right to boast
Saturday night was a time for celebration at Greenbrier High School.

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