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Education panel set to OK budget
Columbia County Board of Education is expected to tentatively approve the 2002-2003 operating budget Tuesday.

Pupils project aids American Cancer Society
Greenbrier High School students have logged a lot of time behind their desks this year, but they've also put in hours of community service.

GOP canadidates speak to area Republicans
The Republican race to represent the newly-created and democratic-leaning 12th congressional district is picking up speed.

Settlement Road will get overdue sewer lines
A new sewer under Settlement Road in Martinez is almost sure to bring dramatic changes to the neighborhood fronting one of the busiest sections of Bobby Jones Expressway.

After nearly a century, family sells Appling store
The Appling property that was once occupied by the J.D. Howell & Co. store has been sold, ending almost 100 years of ownership by the same family.

Friends' project earns them Girl Scout gold
When five Girl Scouts were awarded the coveted Gold Award recently, the project which won them the honor could be seen as a way for them to pass on to others the leadership training they had received earlier.

Man's commitment to family, his community remembered
Roy Goodwin was a man of commitment.

EPA to review county's status
Columbia County will be re-considered for inclusion on the list of Georgia counties that could face non-attainment status under the federal Clean Air Act, according to state regulators.

Time capsule
The position of Comptroller for Columbia County was created Tuesday night by a unanimous vote at the Columbia County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Columbia digest
A 17-year-old Martinez man accidentally shot himself in the foot while squirrel hunting Tuesday.

Police reports
An Evans woman told police someone threw a liquid-filled balloon at her car and cracked her windshield May 17.

Resumen en espanol
Un hombre se 17 anos de Martinez accidentalmente se da un tiro en pie, mientras casaba ardillas el martes.

Columbia newsmakers
Amy Williams, a 1999 graduate of Lakeside High School, made the dean's list at Augusta State University for the spring semester.

Property transfers
Belinda D. Adams to Jon P. Burch, 416 Millhollow Lane, $143,500

Area palyers ready to strut stuff in series
Columbia County baseball players have made their mark with the Middle Georgia College baseball team this season, and now the former high school stars will vie for the ultimate prize - a National Junior College Athletic Association World Series championship.

One of the guys
As the Diamondbacks and Cubs prepared for a baseball matchup Tuesday at Riverside Park, the key question was "Where's Estelle?"

Umpire set to make the calls at D-II World Series
Ted Miller will have a great view of the Division II World Series this week, mainly because he'll be wearing blue.

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