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Cousin gives gift of life
Rusty Kelley will have to put off that planned trip to Six Flags for at least a year, but it's a safe bet who he'll invite first when that day comes.

Panel will focus on airport
ATLANTA - Columbia County doesn't have a general-aviation airport to lure business travelers weary of the larger commercial facilities in the aftermath of Sept. 11.

Officials search pond, area where escapee was found
Before getting ready for a third day of diving, Columbia County law enforcement officers wanted to see for where a woman accused of shooting their co-worker abandoned her stolen truck and kicked off the manhunt.

Youth saves family from house fire
When 13-year-old Dina Cogar took her dog, Bell, for a walk the evening of April 6, she did not realize she would save her neighbors' house from possibly being destroyed by fire.

Martinez Elementary honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the honor roll at Martinez Elementary:

Brookwood Elementary honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the honor roll at Brookwood Elementary:

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 64 years ago on Thursday, April 28, 1938 .

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

Needed: Defenders of morality
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Legislature's deadly gridlock
An elementary school student steps off her bus in the afternoon, ducks out of sight and dies when the bus pulls away and runs over her.

Money there for foreign language
olumbia Countys fledgling elementary foreign language program has had a rough year.

Buried for all eternity
It took only a few hours for the sin of Crystal Brewer - or Tamika Bumpass - to be found out. However, with mounting evidence on the multiple-identity Tennessee fugitive, escaping custody and shooting a police officer are only the latest crimes Bumpass thought she could hide.

Golfer signs with Mercer
With friends and family surrounding her, plus a freshly-cut cake and a sweet offer from Mercer University on the table in front of her, what more could Carrie Crawford need?

Pack has eye on playoffs
Columbia County's public high school baseball teams finish their regular-season schedules this week, and the race for state playoff berths won't be decided until the dust settles.

One word describes the performance of two Columbia County high school teams last week: dominating.

Sports briefs
Dates have been announced for the 11th annual Sure-Shot Basketball Camp. The June 3-7 camp will be held at Lakeside Middle School, and is for boys entering grades 6-9. The June 10-14 camp will be held at Riverside Middle School, and also is for boys grades 6-9. The cost for each of those camps is $75. Camps for boys and girls entering grades 2-5 will be held at Lakeside Middle on June 10-14 and July 22.26, with each costing $70. For more information call Tom Weidenaar or Dave Pitock at 855-6900.

Field honors coach's memory
Kevin D'Antignac was slightly nervous as he stepped on the mound at the Crawford Creek Baseball Park Complex last week.

Standout shows skills at collegiate level
Former Greenbrier High School baseball standout Bradley Key is quietly putting together a solid freshman campaign on the collegiate diamond.


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