'Equity' on hold, trustees need to study further
I last wrote to defend and praise the work of the Comprehensive Elementary Curric-ulum Committee. As a member of this committee I wanted everyone to know how this committee had worked to establish equity in time and curriculum issues and that our intentions were not to eliminate foreign language or any other programs from any particular school. I stand by that.
County honors retirees
Collectively, they have 730 years of experience. Separately, they are the backbone of Columbia County's government - the employees, some with more than 30 years on the job.
Scholarship semifinalists named
Nine Columbia County students have been named semifinalist in the 47th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Competitors show off black history savvy
Standing in front of a group of young competitors, Norma Griffin began asking questions about black history.
What began as a tribute to hometown celebrity Oliver Hardy has now turned into a job for Harlem High School art student Mandie Dixon.
As reported in The Columbia News 48 years ago, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 1954.
Here's a list of crimes compiled from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The offenses included are:
The Lakeside High School Show Choir is having a silent auction and talent show March 8, at the Lakeside High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for auction bids. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 or at the door for $6. For more information, call 854-0591.
Gail Morrison Wheatley, daughter of Lee and Marilyn Wheatley of Evans was crowned Miss Georgia State University on Feb. 9, 2002. She will represent Georgia State University in her first-ever appearance at the Miss Georgia Pageant. Gail also won the talent award. She is a 1998 honor graduate of Evans High and is currently attending Georgia State University where she plans to graduate in May.
Future Business Leaders of America
Evans High School students who participated in a FBLA Regional Competition at Greenbrier High School are Sean Mercer (from left), Mark Crawford, John Frazier, Gloria Meyer (front) and Danielle Simmons.
Get up and go
Reading Success, Inc. will be hosting a seminar for parents who have or believe they have a child with Attention Deficit Disorder on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will be held at Augusta State University's New Science Building, room W1002. The cost of the seminar is $5. There is limited seating, so please call 863-8173 to register. All proceeds will benefit the Metro Adult Literacy Council.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Hypocritical lynch mob victorious at Lakeside High
When I was a child, many of my friends, good and kind as they were, belonged to congregations that often got rid of their preachers, for a variety of reasons, few of which ever quite made sense to me. In most of the Presbyterian churches Id always known, the ministers stayed around for decades, usually retiring with their manses as parting gifts.
'Sticking' to the rules
Reputable business owners know that among the basic costs of operation are the licenses and fees needed to set up shop in a particular community.
Coming in second best
To anyone remotely interested in the just-completed Winter Olympics, the story of figure-skater Michelle Kwans bid for a gold medal had reached Olympic proportions long before the Games began. Already a world champion, and winner of the silver medal four years ago, the graceful skater was the favorite not only of the home-country fans, but of most of the world.
Baby dragon's birthday
She looked like a lizard.
Athlete shows skills on court
Jordan Belcher already has had his name etched in stone for stellar play in one sport. Now he's made it into the record books for his performance in another.
Pack athlete recognized for skills on, off field
Greenbrier High School senior Creswell Curtis was recognized last month in Atlanta at the seventh annual Scholar Athlete Awards Program presented by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
Ex-AC star helps carry college to conference
Former Augusta Christian Schools standout guard James Seegars continues to be one of the top performers for the Charleston Southern University basketball team.
David Usry, head golf professional at North Augusta Country Club, was recently nominated for the Junior Golf Leader Award by his fellow Carolinas Section professionals.
Tourney shows of soccer teams' talents
While the Greenbrier Invitational was billed as a showcase for girls high school soccer, the four-team event last weekend was more like a high-stakes card game.
Basketball teams end seasons
Columbia County's high school basketball season officially ended last weekend, as the only two local squads left standing, Harlem and Augusta Christian, fell flat with state playoff losses on Saturday.
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