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Blessings in the bag for pupils
As summer vacation winds down, pupils are praying for a couple more weeks of freedom. Teachers are praying for attentive classes and, well, a couple more weeks of freedom.

School board race mirrors '98 election
Same candidates, same districts, same everything.

Infant receives a new liver
All parents think their children are special.

Grocer chain promotes kid ID program
Continuing a community service program that began years ago, Publix supermarkets will sponsor a Kids Safety I.D. kit promotion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Harlem High holds orientation for seniors, parents
From senior project information to graduation expenses, Harlem High School seniors and their families were briefed Thursday night on what is expected of them this school year.

Student plans future as health-care leader
Allen Seigler quickly admits that his dream is to one day work as a doctor for a professional baseball team. And, the 16-year-old is getting a lot of exposure to the medical field as president of the Georgia Health Occupations Students of America.

Bye, bye summer
Greenbrier Elementary School kindergarten teachers Andy Baumgartner (clockwise from top), Deanne Murphy, Andrea Booker, Lisa Pounds and Ronnie Horne gather on their first day back from summer vacation to plan for the new year, which starts for the pupils next week.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 62 years ago on Thursday, July 25, 1940:

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

Columbia newsmakers
Lindsay Shuford Yount, a 1998 graduate of Augusta Preparatory Day School and daughter of Drs. Peter and Avis Yount, has graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wake Forest University, with a Batchelor of Arts degree in chemistry. She will attend the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Tough break for Knights; pro's test featured on TV
Many people had high expectations for Evans High School quarterback Travis Clark.

First year directors take their positions
Public schools are back in session today in Columbia County, and later this month, students at the county's two private schools also will be back to the same old grind.

Switching sides
Give Steven Rogers some credit.

From the field to the front
It's not Sports Illustrated, but Chris Dickerson and Ryan Bowers, both of Columbia County, have found themselves on the cover of a magazine.


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