Monday, April 1, 2002

Quebecor's growth will create 100 jobs
A $35 million expansion at a local printing plant will add 100 jobs.

Restaurant celebrates 25 years
Cleve Edmunds doesn't mince words, "Columbia County has been good to me."

Vying for a spot
Thirty-five people.

Panel votes to retain designer
The Columbia County Clean and Beautiful Advisory Committee voted earlier this month to recommend that the county retain a landscape architect or designer to help plan future developments.

Lakeside dominates ASU math competition
Two Lakeside High School math teams dominated Augusta State's 28th Annual Math Contest.

Donkey ball
It wasn't the kind of basketball fans are accustomed to watching, but it had everything they could want - including a few donkeys.

Official to keep eye on GHSA
ATLANTA - Georgia Rep. Ben Harbin on Monday said it is time for the state legislature to overhaul the Georgia High School Association, which he says is forcing student athletes to make excessively long road trips.

Anderson will run for county post
He's a former school board chairman with aspirations to serve Columbia County in Atlanta.

Fleming will make run for House seat
Barry Fleming is ready to take the next step.

Resumen en espanol
Un hombre absuelto de tres violaciones en Augusta durante el mes de Febrero y que ya enfrenta un nuevo cargo de violacion en Carolina del norte fue detenido por oficiales del Condado de Columbia la semana pasado

Property transfers
J.W. Ivey & Associates, Inc. to Olin H. Causey & Sue Anne Causey, 107 Pond View Road,$327,900

Columbia digest
A man acquitted of three Augusta rapes in February and already facing a new rape charge in North Carolina was picked up by Columbia County deputies last week.

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

Columbia County newsmakers
Leigh Anne Beaudreau, a senior at Augusta Christian School, will represent the CSRA at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 12-18 in Louisville, Ky. She will exhibit her project entitled Fungal Soil Inoculants: What Is the Optimal Concentration? She also was selected to participate in the Georgia State Science Fair in Athens, Ga., April 10-12. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Beaudreau of Evans.

No grand jury 'smoking gun'
When Columbia Countys grand jury decided last September to study the school transportation system, few people expected any earth-shattering conclusions.

Big race ends quickly
What had promised to be a big race for the state House seat left open with Bill Jacksons pending retirement may have ended before the first rhetorical shots were fired.

The delight of Easter
Over the past several years Ive embarked on a project to preserve the film history of my family. Recently I discovered one of the earliest home movies in the Taylor family archives.

When God said 'no'
And Jesus went away a second (and third) time to pray, saying, "O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me except I drink it, then thy will be done... Then He said to His disciples, "Arise, let us be going.

Sports briefs
A basketball shooting clinic is scheduled for June 7-8 at Augusta Preparatory Day School's Boardman Gymnasium. World-class shooting coach Tom Nordland will conduct the clinic, which is open to boys and girls sixth grade or older. The cost is $50 per player, or the $65 price which includes the "Swish" shooting video. The Friday and Saturday clinic features four sessions (9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2-6 p.m. each day). Coaches and parents are welcomed to observe. For more information call Augusta Prep coach Kevin Furtado at 863-1906 (work) or 860-6723 (home). Inquiries also are available by e-mailing furtado26@aol.com.

Facing hurdles
It was the first day of spring, and Roy Cheney still felt a chill from the winter of his discontent.

High school sports schedule
Monday Baseball: Butler at Greenbrier, 5 p.m.; Jefferson County at Harlem, 5 p.m.; Jonesboro at Evans, 5 p.m.

When it comes to woods, is metal better?
Is anyone out there still using persimmon woods?

Harlem course has new owner
Three Oaks Golf Course in Harlem was scheduled to be up for auction last week, but a man wearing a green jacket beat the prospective bidders to the punch.

New pitcher emerges as Greenbrier's ace
The Greenbrier High School baseball team entered the 2001 campaign with a difficult task - the Wolfpack had to replace two of the best players the school has produced, in pitcher-infielder Bradley Key and slugging first baseman Chad Thornhill.

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