Sunday, July 21, 2002

Candidate's residency under fire
The first big battle of the election season in Columbia County involves two non-partisan candidates, a gutted mansion and couple of pieces of paper.

Junior Toastmasters program teaches pupils how to be the toast of the town
There are not too many programs that allow students to stand up and give a speech about cheese and school in the same breath. Or give them a sense of how to think on their feet when asked, 'if there was one thing that you would change about your parents, what would it be?'

Event draws 'booming' vehicles
The cars are decked out more than the North Pole at Christmas, inside and out. From customized antennas to specialized muffler tips, the proud owners of these vivacious vehicles sport more than just a booming bass.

System welcomes new school teachers
Twenty-seven year teaching veteran and 1999 National Teacher of the Year Andy Baumgartner could hardly be classified as a new teacher.

Nuke test to evaluate emergency personnel
Columbia County emergency personnel use constant training and various exercises to ensure they are prepared for any situation.

Events aim to benefit new library
Library patrons are continuing their tradition of making June and July the busiest months for Columbia County libraries.

Sister City program founder departing
Expanding the vocabulary horizons of foreign nations and welcoming people from the other side of the globe are just part of Ginny Husen's typical day.

Columbia digest
Hank Aaron's Jaguar and Land Rover dealership has cleared Columbia County's zoning hurdles and should be open in early 2003.

Property transfers
Benchmark Augusta Homes Ltd to Allison P. Green, 5520 Sapelo Drive, $154,900

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 40 years ago on Wednesday, July 19, 1962.

Current events
Monday is the last day citizens can register to be eligible to vote in the August 20 primary election.

Gearing up
Like warriors in waiting, football players assembled last week at Evans High School.

County athletes see gold at Georgia Games
Columbia County has had a prominent role in the 20002 Georgia Games Championships by playing host to a number of events, but along with providing the sports venues, county athletes also have been in the spotlight.

Big three hits halfway mark
With an end-of-the-year deadline looming, officials from The Big Three Golf Club say they've surpassed the halfway point in securing investors to the Evans golf club project.

Holder retained at Vanderbilt
Usually in college athletics, when a school hires a new coach, he comes in and cleans house.

Football briefs
The Greenbrier High School football team begins practice Monday at 5 p.m. Players should report to the school's locker room. A physical and proof of insurance are required to participate.

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