Monday, June 3, 2002

Official announces plans for new park
Columbia County Commissioner Jim Whitehead said he has been holding discretionary funds back for years, waiting for a good time to build a small walking park for the county.

Sweatin' to the oldies
The growls were reminiscent of the noise made by Marines when they want to vocalize their toughness, but this time the militaristic warnings came from a group of senior citizens demonstrating their martial arts expertise.

Officials address issues over breakfast
State Rep. Ben Harbin's point is simple: In economic development terms, regionalism is the best approach if everyone in the region is considered equal.

Schools' test scores improve
Columbia County followed a statewide trend of improving scores on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests and the Georgia Writing Assessment.

County's general fund sees growth
For Leanne DeLoach, this year's budget battles weren't so bad.

Schools receive OK for Spanish classes
Two Columbia County elementary schools will offer Spanish to their students next year now that the Columbia County Board of Education has approved waivers that will allow them to fit the subject into their day.

Pupils get a taste of different countries
The tale of the Loch Ness Monster, the mystery of the Lost City of Atlantis and the legend of the samurai warrior are just a few of the things discovered this year by Augusta Preparatory School fourth graders.

Property transfers
Tiger Inc. to Cynthia Lowe, 6214 Otis Way, $23,850

Columbia digest
Interstate improvements in Columbia County will last at least another year: Officials project a finish date of July 31, 2003.

Columbia County newsmakers
Lakeside High School graduates April Payne and Melissa Cook were members of a five-person University of Georgia team that placed second in the Public Relations Students Society of America's Bateman Case Study Competition.

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

Resumen en Espanol
Mejoramiento del Camino de Estado en el Condado de Columbia de Estado en lo menos otro ano. Oficiales projectan fecha de termino el 31 de Julio, 2003.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago on Thursday, June 7, 1956.

Schools' younger athletes get ready to move up
Throughout the school year, Columbia County's top upperclassmen, especially seniors, seem to get most of the attention in prep athletics.

Wolfpack outfielder misses his last 'dance'
They didn't know it at the time, but a casual conversation between Greenbrier High School outfielders Scott Wandless and Philip Tapley signaled the close of a diamond legacy at the Brierpatch.

Evans grad to play college ball
After Ashley Hale signed a letter of intent to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on a softball scholarship this fall, teammates, coaches and family members couldn't contain themselves.

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