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Martinez man wins SRS's top officer event
After a week of shooting at moving targets in the sweltering June heat, Douglas Scott was surprised to find his name atop the leaderboard.

GOP candidates speak out
About 50 people, including local- and state-level candidates hopeful of victory in summer and fall races, attended the June 21 monthly meeting for the Columbia County Republican Party.

White Oak camp meeting kicks off
A cool breeze blows through the dog-trot of Forest and Shirley Johnson's "tent."

Panel will examine new tree ordinance
The seeds have been planted for a tree ordinance in Columbia County.

Committee works on cleanup
Litter reduction and locations for future beautification sites were the two items that Columbia County Clean and Beautiful chairman Jim Truitt challenged his committee to work on in the coming months.

Crowds cook up funds for Cantey scholarship
The crowd came in spurts but the food never stopped flowing.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 48 years ago on Thursday, June 17 1954.

Family fitness
Flanked by children canoeing on one side and a dive team on the other, close to a dozen swimmers from throughout the Southeast competed in the 1-mile race at Wildwood Park on Saturday.

Youth learn from pros
Just before the rain got serious enough to seek cover from, eight kids were taught some football fundamentals by several members of the Augusta Stallions.

Sports briefs
Columbia County Recreation Department Final Baseball Standings

Greenbrier doles out the awards
As the ace of the Greenbrier High School pitching staff this spring, Nick Wandless was unrivaled on the mound, but the right-hander finally met his match in Wolfpack teammate Creswell Curtis.

County stars shine at collegiate level
Former Lakeside High School standout Brian Johnson has been a pleasant surprise for the coaching staff of the Georgia Tech football team.

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