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Trip to D.C. demonstrates area cooperation
As an elected official representing one community, I often hear that the leaders of this region cannot work together. I would like to share with the readers something very positive.

State's criteria for failing schools 'flawed'
I am very proud to be a volunteer at North Harlem Elementary, the school that my grandchildren attend. The welcoming environment and the professionalism of the staff and the current administration make volunteering there a pleasure. I have spent much time in the building during school hours and observed, firsthand, the hard work and commitment of the teachers.

Politicians gather at barbecue
Several heavy-weight Republican politicians seeking some of Georgia's most important public offices were going "eyeball-to-eyeball and belly-to-belly" with voters Saturday afternoon in western Columbia County.

Ivy Falls still lacks amenities
There wasn't a lot Columbia County Planning Commissioner could do for Ivy Falls residents Thursday night, except sympathize.

Moms want their day to relax
Surveys show that people plan to spend more on Mother's Day this year, but what some women want for the holiday is a little pampering and some time away from the family.

Schools gear up for summer session
Though the school year officially ends in just 10 days, for some it will continue through the summer.

Harlem group holds fund-raiser
For the Harlem Neighborhood Development Corporation, it's more than a fund-raiser. It's a showcase of work being done and a glimpse of what's to come.

Book sale kicks off month for libraries
John Harlan finally got his "mini-book."

Knight shines at math
Evans Middle School Knight Brian Armstrong has a lot of academic armor.

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

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

Current events
Harlem Middle School will hold a parent meeting at 6 p.m. May 16 in the school auditorium. Parents will nominate and elect two parent representatives for the Harlem Middle School Council. Parents can be nominated and placed on the ballot before the meeting by calling school principal Geoffrey Schlichter at 556-5990.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago on Thursday, May 7, 1964.

Traffic solution? Stay out of it
The final week of the 2001-2002 school year is almost here. For just a few more days, parents and driving-age students can continue to endure the indignities of waiting in long traffic lines around some Columbia County campuses.

Message from the earth
Weve recently celebrated Earth Day, condescendingly perhaps, considering how close even the title comes to the politically charged environmental issue.

Will Few join expatriates?
Just as it has become a refuge for citizens seeking suburbia, Columbia County is getting a reputation as a haven for former Augusta officials.

Campaign needs healthy boost
First, the state ethics commission turned down state School Superintendent Linda Schrenko when she sought permission to borrow $500,000 to jump-start her campaign for governor.

Columbia County has a big night
At the 26th annual Augusta west Rotary Club Athlete of the Year Banquet, Columbia County athletes garnered two of the major awards.

Local stars sign up for college level
Columbia County continues to be a popular travel destination for college coaches.

3 teams seek championship
For three Columbia County high school baseball teams, the magic number is 10.

Lakeside wins tennis, soccer playoff
Columbus and Heritage high school athletic teams encountered construction work on Interstate 20 while traveling to Columbia County on Monday, and they hit a road block after arriving at Lakeside High School.

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