Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Mint should make Masters coin
The Masters is an international, as well as a national, major sporting event that draws tens of thousands of people from all over the world annually to our community.

Schools need later start times; students need less homework
Columbia County middle- and high-school teachers should reduce the amount of homework and projects theyre assigning students. Every day, students have hours of homework, including on Fridays. In addition, they have numerous projects which are taking up many weekends. They also have to go to bed earlier because of the early start time, so there isnt much time left for extracurricular activities. Weve had to miss several after-school classes that weve paid for.

Group raises $3,000 for sick 3-year-old
On Friday, The Fraternal Order of Eagles will be making a check presentation to the Wooten family that everyone involved hopes will make life easier for a 3-year-old boy.

'I think I've been shot'
It began with a frantic, garbled scream over the police radio Friday afternoon.

Panel aims to clean waterways
The Columbia County Clean and Beautiful Advisory Committee began searching Thursday April 17 for ways to focus greater attention on cleaning up the county's streams.

Walking through all the wordage
It happens in every profession, that temptation to overwhelm an audience with all the words one has ever heard on a given topic, whether or not anyone other than the speakers inner circle understands what those words mean.

Shooting, escape: Questions rise
Among the host of questions still being sorted out in the aftermath of the escape and capture last week of Tamika Bumpass, perhaps the biggest is: Whyd she do it?

Community and cops respond to need
Whenever something happens to a police officer, not only does the entire law enforcement community respond, but citizens step in, too.

Deputy took bullet for us
Deputy Glenda Shelton took a bullet the other day - for you, and for me.

Lady Knight signs to play college softball
Whether it was while playing with the Evans High School squad or for her Determinators traveling team, fastpitch softball player Heather Jones was all business.

Knights shine
The Evans High School tennis teams made short work of North Clayton High School's squads Monday afternoon at Patriots Park, where the Knights and Lady Knights recorded easy wins in opening action of the Region 4-AAAAA tournament.

Record win came earlier than flawed stats claim
Picture this: A local high school baseball coach sets a state record for all-time wins, eclipsing the old mark on the very diamond where the original total was achieved by the former record-Holder.

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