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Registration helpful for special-needs residents
Two years ago, the Columbia County Emergency Management office initiated a new program to identify those residents who would have special needs during an emergency or disaster. This includes anyone who lives in a private residence and uses medical support equipment that requires electricity or has a condition that would require special assistance in the event of a need to evacuate the area.

Citizens should speak up on North Belair plans
The Feb. 24 editorial, Belair project takes detour, was exactly right on! I am a homeowner on North Belair Road and have been involved with this project for the past two years.

Eighth-grader will represent area in 2002 All-State Band
A middle school trombone player from Columbia County will be the only band member representing the area in the Georgia 2002 Middle School All-State Band.

Team-travel bill pitched
ATLANTA - A small group of Evans High School parents and boosters converged on a legislative subcommitteeMarch 6, voicing their support for a local representative's bill that would limit athletic travel.

Parents speak out at school meeting
Parents at a public hearing March 5 told school officials they want more, not less.

Agency aims to identify those with special needs
Anyone who uses electrically operated medical equipment at home or would require special assis

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia New 32 years ago on Thursday, Mar. 12, 1970.

Property transfers
Builders First, Inc. to William T. Kirkwood and Susan M. Kirkwood, 2046 Silver Run Falls,$142,900

Columbia newsmakers
Joanne Elaine Brumley of Martinez graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Current events
The second annual Faculty Follies, sponsored by Greenbrier High School Academic Booster Club, will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school gym. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults. For more information, call 650-6040.

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

Columbia digest
Columbia County commissioners gave final approval last week to a 2.9 percent increase in water and sewer rates.

Resumen del Espanol
Los comisionados de Columbia County aprobaron la semana pasado un aumento de 2.9 por ciento en el costo del agua y desgues.

Get up an go
The League of Women Voters of the Augusta area will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at the Unitarian Church on Walton Way Extension in Augusta. The meeting will be an overview of the Augusta-Richmond County governance structure led by Dr. Ralph Walker, Professor of Political Science at Augusta State. The public is invited.

Living as 'monuments'
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father, who is in heaven.

Make water guzzlers pay more
Starting in April, Columbia County residents will pay higher water bills. And customers who really open up the spigots and let the H2O flow will pay even more.

Bad manners hurt dialogue
There was a story in the paper the other day about an Athens teacher who wrote to Gov. Roy Barnes, complaining about his education reforms. Barrow Elementary teacher Elizabeth Kidd was surprised not just with a reply from Barnes, but with a 45-minute private audience.

Sports briefs
The Augusta Martial Arts Academy will host the Winter Wars 2002 Saturday, March 16 at the Augusta State University Athletic Complex. The event will feature kickboxing and mixed martial arts matches starring some of the Southeast's most prominent sports figures. Also, three-time Ultimate Fighting champion Dan "The Beast" Severn will conduct his Ultimate Grappling Seminar from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at ASU. For additional information, contact the Augusta Martial Arts Academy at 706-855-5269.

Forecast looks solid for public schools' teams
Don't let the frosty weather of early last week fool you - spring can't be far away, because high school baseball season is already here.

Brown signs to play with Clark
Exactly one month after college football's National Signing Day, Domonique Brown's time finally arrived.

Pack shuts out Knights
The old adage "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" proved true once again last week, at - of all places - a high school soccer match between Evans and Greenbrier.

Season opener
The Greenbrier High School baseball team turned the Brierpatch into Boot Hill during a season-opening game Wednesday against the visiting Evans High School squad.


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