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Ballet brings story to life
The 17th annual production of "The Roar of Love" will be presented Friday and Saturday by the Ron Jones Academy of Ballet.

Benefit will help sick child
A benefit dinner to help a family help a son will take place this week.

County camps gear up for summer fun
With summer just weeks away, it is time to register for summer camps. Here's a listing of many of the camps in the area.

Event 'drums up' donations
Forgive Todd Fagan for slacking off a bit during his Saturday gig as principal cymbal-crasher for the annual Heartbeats Drum-A-Thon, a fundraising event for March of Dimes.

Shredders will offer service for donations
Aiken-Augusta Mobile Shredders will shred personal documents free of charge Saturday, April 20 in return for donations of canned food or money to benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

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

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

Columbia newsmakers
Columbia County Sheriff's Office Deputy Wesley Mack has completed a three-day training program at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga.

Good deals disappear when you study the fine print
I didnt recognize the return address but, egotist that I am, I imagined the travel agency logo meant only one thing: I had been discovered at last and was being sent on an exotic, all-expense-paid journey about which I would write a fascinating article and establish my globe-trotting, travel-writing career.

County lost in 2002 legislative session
The Georgia Legislative session is supposed to run 40 days, and then come to an end. Part-time citizen-lawmakers should be able to do the peoples business quickly and then go home.

Relict trillium strikes again
For those unacquainted with relict trillium, it may be hard to imagine how the tiny three-leaved plant can be more powerful than a rumbling bulldozer.

McKinney is contemptible
Why, oh why, do we tread so lightly when it comes to Rep. Cynthia McKinney?

Patriots put down Bulldogs
The Harlem High School baseball team returned to action Monday at Westside High School, but the Bulldogs defense appeared to still be on spring break.


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