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Evans woman misses Miss Georgia title again
Two days after being named first runner-up in the Miss Georgia pageant for her third consecutive year, Andrea Bailey still had a sense of humor.

Doctor to have trial by judge
A Columbia County doctor has waived his right to a jury trial on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated sexual battery.

Hard work, culture shock mark student's year in Japan
Jack Ellis has a hard time finding a single explanation for his fascination with Japan. Instead the Evans resident measures the intrigue by what is not known.

Burst of patriotism
Angela Rosser, 14, of Martinez launched a watermelon seed 21 feet, making her the new watermelon seed-spitting champion in the 12- to 17-year-old division, at the Little River Marina Fourth of July celebration. Spending part of the Fourth of July at Little River Marina is part of the Rosser's family tradition.

Property transfers
L. Steven and Kimberly R. Lowman to Craig C. Dotson, 243 Amelia Drive, West, $125,000

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

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 44 years ago, July 11, 1957.

Columbia newsmakers
The following area residents have been named to the dean's list at Furman University, Greenville, S.C.:

Sports briefs
CSRA Summer League swimming Division Championships - Augusta Aquatics Center

Take ten: The bottom line on timely topics
I've decided to use the holiday weekend to give you my view on some of the burning topics in the world of sports.

Close-knit Lookouts earn series berth
In 1979, when the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a World Series title, the team's solidarity was summed up by its theme song "We Are Family."

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