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Parents deal with first day with Koffee and Kleenex
Sharon Knoll sat in the lunch room, reading school-related ma terial and wondering how her 5-year-old twin daughters were doing on their first day of kindergarten.

Safety department holds annual night out
On Tuesday, the Grovetown Department of Public Safety was overrun by citizens.

Jeweler enjoys 'tying' one on
The skinny, the fat, the bold and the beautiful - Rusty Lovelace wears them all.

Schools buy computers despite flap
This is the third year the Columbia County School System has had controversy involving its annual computer purchases.

Back to class
A low hum of voices and a steady stream of children marked the first day in the lunchroom at Harlem Middle School.

Candidate cleared to run in District 3
No matter how the Columbia County Board of Elections ruled, Peggy Lichtenberg was ready.

Thompson students begin school year
The sound of school bells broke the morning silence in McDuffie County on Friday, as students cracked the books again for the first day of school in the 2002-2003 term.

Forum puts hopefuls in hot seat
The Aug. 20 primary election is just around the corner, and Columbia Countians who haven't decided whom they will vote for will get one last opportunity to hear from the candidates during an open forum Tuesday at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Demolition exercises test troops
To the National Guard troops, it was an event that provided an explosive conversation piece for their next day at work.

Coffee brews up discussion of county topics
Mark Wills is excited about Columbia County and what it has to offer.

Property transfers
David L. Rhoden to Nancy L. Dixon, 3167 Georgia Avenue, $125,000

Guide to Columbia County Schools 2002-2003
Guide to Columbia County Schools 2002-2003

Current events
The Olive Grove Baptist Church will be having a Summer Revival Monday-Friday nightly at 7 p.m. The revival will be with the Rev. Keith Moore of Albany, Georgia as guest evangelist. For more information call Willette Dunn at 860-7345 or 869-0377.

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

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.

Sports briefs
The Evans High School Athletic Booster Club will hold a meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the school's Media Center. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Back in action
The high school softball season begins this week, as Columbia County's fastpitch prep squads take the field for the 2002 campaign.

New director finds zone at Augusta Prep
After a detour or two, Tom Holodak found the right road.

Region's college teams previewed
Next week, I'll begin doing football previews on my radio show, so here's a heads up for local fans: high school - Aug. 13-16; college - Aug. 26-30; NFL - Sept. 2-6.


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