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Roast applauds retiring politician
After three decades of public service, Bill Jackson has retired. But not before getting a good old fashion roasting.

Fourth-grader takes reading challenge, wins
Augusta Preparatory Day School fourth grader Stefan O'Kula has been there, done that and has the t-shirt to prove it.

Committee will delay talks with developers
The Columbia County Greenspace Committee decided Thursday to delay until the fall a meeting with local subdivision developers to allow more time for planning and conferring with government leaders.

4-Hers win top prize in state poetry contest
Two Columbia County 4-H Club members were state winners in the River of Words contest.

Columbia County salutes its heroes
A small, makeshift wall served as a showcase of art from a first grade classroom and as a reminder of why the crowd gathered.

Riverside happy to be 'Blue'
A Federal Express package delivered Friday confirmed what Sandra Carraway has been saying about Riverside Middle School for the last three years.

2 more enter commission seat election
Two more Columbia County men are hoping to win a seat on the Columbia County Commission.

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

Columbia County newsmakers
Jessica Fogarty received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing May 7 from Valdosta State University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity and the Order of Omega Honor Society.

Current events
Brandon Wilde will be the host site for the ninth annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 39 years ago on Thursday, May 30, 1963.

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

Get up and go
Georgia Legal Services Program staff will be in Columbia County June 19 to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help.

Title quest eludes pack
For one inning of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAA state semifinals, the Marist baseball team looked like the Bad News Bears. For the rest of the best-of-three playoff series against Greenbrier at the Brierpatch, the top-ranked War Eagles looked more like the 1927 New York Yankees.

Augusta State adds ex-Knight to baseball roster
A few days after graduating from Evans High School, Justin Walker returned to his alma matter last week.

Evans' coach reflects on year
As a member of two state title baseball teams at Evans High School, and as a starter in 1991 when the squad stretched its state-record win streak to 61 games, Ricky Beale is accustomed to success.

Former AC coach earns victory at new school
The Augusta Christian School baseball team didn't win the Georgia Independent Schools Association Class AAA championship this season, but I imagine that most Lions' fans are pleased with the outcome in Class AA.


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