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Americans demonstrated strength after 9-11
Sept. 11, 2001 was perhaps the darkest day in our nations history, and yet it provided a reaffirmation of our finest character traits. America is often thought of around the world as arrogant and bellicose.

Legionnaire pens 9-11 commemorative poem
The members of Evans, Georgia, American Legion Post 192, Have always had a very strong patriotic point of view.

Harlem sailor helps fight war on terrorism
ON BOARD THE USS JOHN F. KENNEDY - From the waters of the Arabian Gulf, 700 miles south of Afghanistan, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Seven embarked on USS John F. Kennedy launched into darkness just after midnight March 11 to deliver their first strikes in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

County recreation department gets fall soccer rolling
The Georgia Youth Soccer Association select soccer program kicked off its fall schedule for the 2002-2003 season this past weekend with several games at sites all across the state.

Model citizens
For Columbia County Sheriff's Office Lt. Clay Smith, it's a change of pace and a way to give back.

Harlem sailor helps fight war on terrorism
ON BOARD THE USS JOHN F. KENNEDY - From the waters of the Arabian Gulf, 700 miles south of Afghanistan, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Seven embarked on USS John F. Kennedy launched into darkness just after midnight March 11 to deliver their first strikes in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Caregiver has animal magnetism
Though most people may not know what a good citizen Donna Evans is, many of the area's dogs and cats can testify.

Bike shop serves up delicious thank-you for county workers
What better way to show appreciation than to fill an empty stomach?

Volunteer puts fun into words
Many people would like to give back to their community in their own special ways with their own unique talents. Kathleen Bigham volunteers her special talent - teaching - eight hours a day, five days a week.

Man's work fills need, stomachs
Marvin Young sees hope restored in the downtrodden every day. That's what makes his life fulfilled.

Bike shop serves up delicious thank-you for county workers
What better way to show appreciation than to fill an empty stomach?

County officials dedicate new recreation fields
Just 24 hours before the first games were set to begin on the four new baseball fields at Riverside Park, Columbia County leaders officially christened the final phase of improvements at the 75-acre park off Hardy-McManus Road on Monday afternoon.

Sept. 11 services
Sept. 11 Remembrance Services Across Columbia County

Program makes safety fun
Have you ever gotten great inspiration from something you saw on television?

Volunteer puts fun into words
Many people would like to give back to their community in their own special ways with their own unique talents. Kathleen Bigham volunteers her special talent - teaching - eight hours a day, five days a week.

County recreation department gets fall soccer rolling
The Georgia Youth Soccer Association select soccer program kicked off its fall schedule for the 2002-2003 season this past weekend with several games at sites all across the state.

Lions roar past foe at pride valley
The Augusta Christian Schools football team notched an impressive victory last week at Pride Valley, while the Greenbrier and Harlem high squads came up short in Friday night football action.

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

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Get up and go
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is holding a Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy beginning Thursday. The free nine-week course takes place each Thursday evening and is open to county residents ages 18 and older. To sign up or for more information, call Capt. Jim March at (706) 541-4027.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 40 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 13, 1962.

Wolves still at the door
I was leaving my townhouse last month to go to work, struggling with getting out of the drive and into the heavy traffic, and had all but given up. Sinking myself into

Residents reveal rich character
Columbia County's schools have designated the week surrounding Sept. 11 as American Character Week, and today The News-Times highlights some of our citizens who demonstrate good character.

Preparedness efforts continue
We all remember where we were and what we were doing on Sept. 11, 2001 when we found out that America was under attack by terrorists. The sheer magnitude of death and destruction brought to thousands of innocent citizens on our own soil that day left us feeling sad, angry, confused, frightened and dazed.

Echoes of 1942 in news of 2002
December of 1942 would seem to have a lot in common with September of 2002. Both dates came a year after sneak-attacks on American soil that caused thousands of deaths, angering and mobilizing the nation to war.

Remembering and moving on
On Sept. 3, 2001, I was standing inside the Oklahoma City Memorial, trying to grasp the horror of Americas worst ever terrorist disaster: the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building and the loss of 168 lives six years before.

Players sign up for tennis league
Terese Lavan, of North Augusta, has been playing tennis for six years - since she was 8.

Ex-LHS coach, son on Duluth gridiron
Some of you may know that former Lakeside High School football coach Ed Koester is now an assistant football coach at Duluth High School, where he is in charge of the running backs.

Lions roar past foe at pride valley
The Augusta Christian Schools football team notched an impressive victory last week at Pride Valley, while the Greenbrier and Harlem high squads came up short in Friday night football action.

Sept. 11 events still vivid for athletes
One early morning last September, Greenbrier High School softball coach Garrett Black was sitting at his desk, piddling around with a lineup for a game later that day against Thomson.

Ex-LHS coach, son on Duluth gridiron
Some of you may know that former Lakeside High School football coach Ed Koester is now an assistant football coach at Duluth High School, where he is in charge of the running backs.

Players sign up for tennis league
Terese Lavan, of North Augusta, has been playing tennis for six years - since she was 8.

Sept. 11 events still vivid for athletes
One early morning last September, Greenbrier High School softball coach Garrett Black was sitting at his desk, piddling around with a lineup for a game later that day against Thomson.

Lions roar past foe at pride valley
The Augusta Christian Schools football team notched an impressive victory last week at Pride Valley, while the Greenbrier and Harlem high squads came up short in Friday night football action.

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