Like rallying cry after Pearl Harbor, 'Remember 9/11' calls nation to war
America fought and won a major war to save democracy, for the living, when a terrorist, tyrant nation launched a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines and killed 3,000 Americans. The cry, Remem-ber Pearl Harbor, united the home front and fueled the fire in the troops bellies to get us that decisive victory for the living.
Coverage of McDuffie County sports intrudes on Columbia County space
I did not realize that Thomson High School has been incorporated by Columbia County. That is the only explanation I can see for there to be so many articles about the Thomson High School football team in recent weeks.
Homeowners have many ways to fend off fire ants
With summer coming to an end, fire ants are taking over yards with their dome-shaped mounds. Only 2-6 millimeters long, fire ants are known for their potent sting and are famous for building their nests where people don't want them.
Firefighters answer call to fight disease
A little girl walked up to the two firefighters, opened her pocketbook and put $1 in each of the two boots sitting on the floor.
Boaters, residents debate ramp
The plans to build a host site for national fishing tournaments on the banks of Thurmond Lake are drawing praise from some and concern from others.
Program offers seniors safety
Though she is homebound and losing her sight, Elizabeth Taylor doesn't worry too much about living alone.
Deputies investigate convicted sex offender
Columbia County deputies are seeking more information about a man they say did not register as a sex offender when he moved to the area from North Carolina earlier this year.
School lunch menus
Columbia County school lunch menu
Ashley Elam, 13, a freshman at Lakeside High School, attended the Summer Science, Engineering and Architecture Program at Clemson University in June.
Get up and go
The Blue Ridge Elementary School Council is scheduled to meet on the following dates at 7:30 a.m. in conference room of the school's media center. The school is at 550 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans. The meeting dates are Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 18, Apr. 15, and May 20.
Augusta State University has named the following students in the area to the summer 2002 dean's list. To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn nine or more hours of undergraduate coursework and achieve a grade-point average of 3.66 or higher for the semester.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is holding a Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy beginning Sept. 12. The free nine-week course is held each Thursday evening and is open to county residents 18 or older. To sign up or for more information, call Capt. Jim March at (706) 541-4027.
As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 5, 1957.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Don't obsess on school reforms, SATs
Columbia County students have long been able to make a boast with a mixed blessing: They have some of the nations best SAT scores, in a state that is among the worst.
Nostalgia fed court's move
Jim Blanchard, the newest judge in the Augusta Judicial Cir-cuit, remembers when court week in Columbia County was a huge social event, complete with barbecue dinners cooked in a wood-fired pit behind the old courthouse in Appling.
September isn't all bad
Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November - but I had no idea there were so many special days and honored events packed into those brief 30 days.
Come clean on group homes
Residents of Columbia Countys neighborhoods have some pretty reasonable expectations.
Neighbors right: Move boat ramps
Here we go again.
Greenbrier, Harlem win openers
The 2002 prep football season is off and running, as Columbia County's public high school squads hit the gridiron for season-opening action last Friday night.
There's something about high school football
I don't know about you, but I was in the trenches last week. Specifically, I was in the rain and slop at Lakeside High School on Friday night.
Wet and wild
The drought ended last week in Columbia County, and that wasn't because of the rain storms that swept through on Friday night.
Softball tourney will open in Evans
High school fast-pitch fans will have a field day this week, as 16 softball teams will be competing in the Evans Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Patriots Park.
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