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Extravaganza pair feline with homes
Gretchen, a one-year-old gray cat took a field trip from the Columbia County Humane Society to Petsmart on Thursday, July 25. He was one of six cats brought to the feline extravaganza to find a place to call home.

Geese feeding causes flap in neighborhood
Rob Athey, 65, begins his day at sunrise by feeding the ducks and geese near the lake outside his Woodbridge home.

Annual Beagle Trade Day draws nearly 100 participants
Billy Nelson and his son Derek drove from North Augusta to the Winfield Community Center on Saturday.

Back-to-school event scheduled
When the Back to School Festival was held the first year at Evans Middle School it was too small.

Bulldog football is uniting force for city residents
It's the thing that brings Thomson together.

The Fan
THOMSON - Barry Hunt may be the Thomson High School Bulldog's biggest fan - literally.

Living facility celebrates 75th
Ask Red Keen what he likes about living in Jensen's Wymberly and you'll get a one-word answer: "fishing."

Current events
The third annual Steven W. Patch Memorial Golf Tournament will be Aug. 17 at Forest Hills Golf Club. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a putting contest at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $300 per team - or $75 per individual player - and includes lunch. All proceeds benefit the Steven W. Patch Scholarship for students with cancer at Augusta State University. For more information, call Jason Smith at 868-1222, Ext. 115, or send e-mail to

Get up and go
Telephone book recycling containers have been placed at the following locations in Columbia County: Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Lock Road, Evans, Parking lot of North Wing of the Evans Government Complex, The Water Works Parking lot near exit sign on 4235 Evans to Lock Road, Columbia County Landfill, 590 Baker Place Road, Grovetown, Roads & Bridges Parking lot on 2257 County Camp Road, Appling, and the Grovetown and Harlem city halls.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago on Thursday, August 1, 1957:

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

Lakeside pair gets some TV time
Last season, the Furman Paladins football team finished with a 12-3 record and were runners-up for the Division 1-AA national title.

Teams medal at Georgia Games
The newest youth running club in Augusta powered past the competition during the recent Georgia Games Road Race and track championships.

Sports briefs
A free football conditioning program for boys and girls will begin soon in Columbia County. The program, for boys and girls ages 9-12, is designed to help young players get in shape for the upcoming football seasons. For more information call 863-4978.

Hitting the field
The final days of July mark the end of summer vacation for many, but it also means something more to many others in McDuffie County.

Teams hit the field as the clock strikes 12
There was some late-night - or was it early-morning? - revelry in Columbia County this week, and it was all because of football.

Series bound
The Columbia County Recreation Department National League All-star team dominated the Dixie Boys state tournament last week in Forsyth, winning five straight games to earn a berth in the Dixie Boys World Series.


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