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Newspaper article bring back memories
A charming black-and-white photograph of an elated girl in a homemade evening gown sits on a side table.

Attendance earns rewards for educators
School system employees will be rewarded for good attendance, thanks to a policy which was revised by the Columbia County Board of Education Tuesday.

Breaking ground
A group of bicycling enthusiasts, scouts and public officials gathered Wednesday to break ground for the first phase of a bike path that will eventually connect Savannah Rapids Pavilion to the Evans Government Center.

School budget receives final ok
The Columbia County Board of Education put the final stamp of approval on its $118 million 2002-2003 operating budget Tuesday.

Their time to shine
Some Columbia County's students vacationed in a tropical paradise this week.

A wish come true
Mark Roberson, 16, is just like any other teenager: He loves to hang out with his friends and go skateboarding.

County prepares to embark on restoration of pavilion
It doesn't look like much, but the brick-lined hole in the ground between the Augusta Canal and Savannah Rapids Pavilion means a lot: It's one of the first tangible signs of restoration work in the area.

Teen honored at state 4-H annual event
A Columbia County teen was one of 47 state winners honored in Atlanta at the 60th annual State 4-H Congress recently.

Current events
Ted Lee, director of the Ethics Commission, will present a seminar on the Georgia Ethics in Government Act from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 in the auditorium of the Columbia County Government Complex, Evans.

Resumen en Espanol
Investigadores del Departamento del Alguacil del Condado de Columbia publicaron el retrato de un hombre quein estan buscando en coneccion con cinco robos de banco en Georgia incluyendo dos en el Condado de Columbia.

Columbia digest
Columbia County Sheriff's Department Investigators have released the picture of a man they say is wanted in connection with five Georgia bank robberies - including two in Columbia County.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 39 years ago on Thursday, June 13, 1963.

Property transfers
Crawford Mill LLC to Jessica N. Hatcher and Ralph O. Talton, 4761 West Creek Mill Court, $69,500

Police reports
Willie Virgil Randall, 67, told deputies an unknown person had cut off the lock to the front door of a construction trailer.

Water games
Early in a June swim meet between neighborhood rivals West Lake and Jones Creek, a dripping 10-year-old girl shuffles over to West Lake head coach Greg Young with wide-eyed uncertainty. "Did I get DQ-ed?" she asks.

Honoring time spent with dad, granddad
Pete Smith and Allison Yearwood always shared a common love of fishing.

Sports briefs
Wedges & Woods has scheduled clinics for its summer junior program, to be conducted by PGA professional Alex McNeil. The next clinic will begins this week - the dates are June 18-20, and 25-27. Other clinic sessions will be conducted July 9-11/16-18, and July 23-25/30-Aug. 1. The cost is $95 per session. Each day of a session runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The classes will cover the grip, chipping, posture, bunker play, alignment, full swing, putting and etiquette. On the last day of each session, the class will play a round of golf. Classes are limited to eight students. Equipment will be furnished, if needed. Youngsters can sign up from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., or applications can be obtained by calling Wedges & Woods at 854-0360.

Rogers will lead Patriots Select Soccer Program
The Columbia County Patriots Select Soccer Program has announced the selection of Donny Rogers as the Director of Coaching for the 2002-02 Select Soccer season.


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