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Annual camp offers Girl Scouts fun
These Girl Scouts aren't selling cookies but can recite the Girl Scout Promise - albeit a little garbled - underwater.

Event planned to remember Sept. 11 victims, honor heroes
Columbia County will honor the victims and heroes of September 11 with a memorial service and patriotic celebration on the one year anniversary of the tragedy.

Books preserve family memories
Betty Munn's life is neatly bound between the pages of four scrapbooks.

Church celebrates 122 years in county
For 20 years, the Rev. Robert L. Ramsey has led the congregation of Gospel Water Branch Church in worship.

Clean and Beautiful committee cheers new conservation video
A preview of the new conservation video for the Columbia County Clean and Beautiful Committee received high praise as it played near the end of the group's monthly meeting last week.

Quilting becomes a family affair
A quilt embroidered with the names of family members is Doris Dockery's "prized possession."

Annex gets set to open
The new courthouse annex stands tall on the Columbia County horizon.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 47 years ago on Thursday, July 28 1955.

Current events
Congressman Charlie Norwood, Richmond County Campaign Chairs Dave Barbee and Barbara Sims and Columbia County Campaign Chair Debbie McCord play host to a lunch with Congressman Saxby Chambliss - Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate - on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Dye's Fish Camp on Columbia Road. The cost of the event is $10, and includes lunch and a Saxby t-shirt.

Columbia newsmakers
Sally Capers Metzel, daughter of Albert and Sally Metzel of Augusta, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Richmond in May with a bachelor of arts degree. She majored in theater.

Police reports
Two men stole 72 cans of Bud Light beer Sunday night from the Kroger grocery store on Columbia Road in Martinez.

Sports briefs
Lakeside High School softball tryouts will begin Monday, July 29 at 4 p.m. on the school softball field. Players will need to bring a current physical in order to try out.

County well represented at City Amateur
The Augusta City Amateur golf championship was held last weekend at Forest Hills Golf Club, and several Columbia County residents and natives performed well.

Practice drills
Monday was the first day of practice for Georgia High School Association football teams, but in Columbia County, it's never too early to give a pep talk.

Back to the gridiron
Lakeside High School senior C.J. Middleton runs through an agility drill during practice. Monday marked the first day of conditioning practice for Georgia High School Association squads.

Clubs swim their way to victory
It was smooth sailing for Columbia County swimmers at the Augusta Aquatics Center, where county squads successfully navigated the waters during the season-ending CSRA Swim League divisional championships.

County aims to lure events to Wildwood
LEAH - Frank Neal knows the power of the armchair angler.


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