Sunday, March 24, 2002

'Rain tax' opinion draws rebuttal
Griffin is completely accurate in stating that This is a county that is charging a rain tax on some property owners, and not all.

Lakeside duo spell victory
Two Lakeside High School students rebounded from disappointment last year and walked away with state spelling championship honors.

Walk into the past
Students leaders from Columbia County high schools heard the lore and history of their home Tuesday as the final session of a leadership training program.

Two announce candidacies for comission posts
The ballot for the coming Columbia County elections officially now has a couple of names.

New annex must meet guidelines, county says
Columbia County Commissioners said the new courthouse annex doesn't have to conform to new guidelines they passed a couple of ago regulating how buildings appear at the Evans Government Complex.

Count signs on to spruce up subdivision
The residents of Merrymont subdivision have a new sign near Columbia Road thanks to the efforts of a Girl Scout.

Time capsule
J.S. Hardin, civilian defense chairman for Columbia County, has been notified that a nine-hour course will be held in Thomson. Citizens from surrounding counties being asked to cooperate with McDuffie County and attend the meeting. Credit will be given for the actual number of hours taken.

Resumen en espanol
Oficiales del Condado de Columbia estan considerando comprar un inceneador que ayudara a disponer de los restos de animales.

Property transfers
Andrew N. & Sandra W. McGovern to Thomas G. Breedlove, 5533 White Oak Rd,$175,000

Current events
The McKameys will be in concert March 28 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church on Columbia Road in Martinez. A love offering will be taken.

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

Columbia newsmakers
Local Family and Consumer Science Teachers attended the GATFACS Winter In-Service meeting in Atlanta. The teachers that attended were Sandi Taylor, Jacki Atkinson, Laotha Carswell, Martha McGough, Barbara Howard, and Debbie Seymour.

Columbia digest
Columbia County officials are considering buying an incinerator to help dispose of animal carcasses.

Sisler: Senator playing games with life
The Bard once wrote, That which we call a rose by another name would smell as sweet.

Declining to pass 'the bitter cup'
Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not my will but yours be done.

Incinerator isn't just burning money
While it may seem like county officials need a little help with math, the numbers used to justify the proposed purchase of an incinerator for Columbia County Animal Care and Control really do add up.

Builders policing themselves?
average, there are 1,000 new homes built in Columbia County each year. That construction activity provides thousands of jobs and significant economic impact.

Sisters share son after loss
Ever since I was a child, Ive wondered what it would be like to be part of an adoptive family.

School's golf team has fighting Chance
This year the Augusta Christian School golf team features a very special player.

Schools mount up for donkey basketball
The Lakeside-Evans rivalry takes a new twist Tuesday, as students and faculty members from the two high schools compete for a unique prize - The Donkey Cup.

Student uses senior project to help others have a ball
Greenbrier High School senior Clint Shearouse has brought his favorite sport to school.

Weighting game
Chris Cozart was toiling away in weightlifting class last week, and the Evans High School junior could break a smile just as easily as breaking a sweat.

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