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Grovetown citizens 'fortunate' to have police
Please allow me to comment on a recent letter by Dave Stewart of Grovetown, Harsh words for "changes with Grovetown Police.

Vote on firehouse rezoning protects old park
In response to Barry Paschals recent comments regarding the rezoning request on Desoto Drive: The reasons for my vote to deny the proposal are as follows:

Ex-councilman has best experience for county
I was glad when my friend Mark Devoti told me he was going to be a candidate for the Columbia Commission District 4 seat. I cant think of anyone better qualified. Mark has served on the Grovetown City Council for eight years, and with that experience he will not be going in to a situation that he is not familiar with; he knows how the system works.

Program gives pupils teaching experience
Evans High School teacher Gail Sims would like to introduce you to Lindsey Carver, a senior in the school's early childhood education program.

Pupils collect pencils to puch Mideast peace
When Corrine Sweeney's husband had lollipops, the children in Afghanistan asked for pencils and pens.

Banquet applauds Harlem program
A county commissioner and Georgia senator joined in congratulating a Harlem organization on its success.

Columbia County plans emergency preparedness drill
The staff of the Harlem wastewater treatment facility will get to practice what they have learned in the classroom about dealing with a chlorine gas leak on Thursday when Columbia County goes through an emergency preparedness exercise centered on the Harlem plant.

A simple show of support
It began as a simple show of support for a cousin in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Church initiates war to share gospel
Close to 80 area youths spent their Saturday dressed in camouflage and shooting at each other about 200 yards from a church.

Odds and ends
Brandon Wilde will be the local host site for the ninth annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 29.

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

Columbia County newsmakers
Elizabeth Susan Borchers of Evans has received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech.

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

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 39 years ago on Thursday, May 16, 1963.

Current events
First Baptist Church of Evans will host Time Out, a monthly "inspiration and lunch" gathering for all who live or work in Columbia County, at 11:50 a.m. Thursday.

Good compromise heads off crisis
Crisis averted. Columbia County, Grovetown and Harlem officials have signed off on a deal to divide the next 10 years worth of money from the Local Option Sales Tax.

Dominoes fall in state races
What may be the most remarkable continuing development in this years political arena is not the people who are running, but those who are choosing not to run at all.

Nostalgia hides history's 'warts'
From county to country, comparing how the government functions today to how we think it performed in the past supersedes baseball as our national pastime.

Reasons not to ride the bus
Come on, yall! Quit nagging us well-meaning but overindulgent parents about making our kids ride the bus to ease school traffic congestion. Enough already!

Clean sweep
Columbia County high school baseball teams did some spring cleaning last week, as Evans, Lakeside and Greenbrier all swept their opponents in opening-round action of the Georgia High School Association state playoffs.

Wolfpack ready for war with Heritage
When describing the upcoming second-round Class AAAA state baseball playoff series between Greenbrier and Heritage, Wolfpack catcher Robert Davis doesn't mince words.

County takes charge in round 1 of state basketball action
In round one of the Georgia High School Association state baseball playoffs last week, Evans, Lakeside and Greenbrier showed why Columbia County has earned state-wide recognition for its prowess on the prep diamond.

Pack soccer standout signs with UAB
If you wanted to paint a picture of the prototypical goalkeeper, the end result would look a lot like Greenbrier High School soccer player Keith Borgner.

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