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Inmates well-fed at Columbia County's old jail
I was on jury duty in the early 80s in Appling for a week. The only place to eat (a hot dog) was the filling station on the highway.

Keg Creek residents want money spent wisely
I would like to clear the record of a few misnomers.

Thanks for county, fire department assistance
Im sending a huge thanks to Columbia County and the Martinez Fire Department for its generous support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Labor Day weekend!

Woman honors brother's memory
The emotions that racked Americans on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks hit close to home for one Columbia County woman who continues to deal with the grief surrounding the death of her brother, a New York City firefighter.

Organizers gear up for annual Fire Fest
Employees at Club Car Inc. and Atlanta Gas Light Co. are in competition with each other to see who can sell the most golf cart raffle tickets for this year's Fire Fest.

North Columbia honors heroes
Appling Fire Department's red engine was parked in the lot in front of North Columbia Elementary School on Wednesday morning.

Bass-fishing mega-plex is running out of time
It's do or delay time for Columbia County officials planning to develop a bass-fishing mega-plex at Wildwood Park.

Greenbrier uses art to commemorate Sept. 11
"Sacrifice" is the word Ami Flowers painted on her ceramic hand that was used in the Sept. 11 memorial art installation, Reality and Hope, displayed in the mall at Greenbrier High School.

New commissioner ready to begin job
Standing in the auditorium of the Evans Government Center on Tuesday night, Mark Devoti looked tired.

County recalls Sept. 11 tragedies
As the flag rose slowly up the pole in front of the Columbia County Judicial Center, several residents put their hands over their hearts, a veteran saluted and the tears began to fall.

Patriots Day highlights
Photos from various Sept. 11 memorials.

Project aims to teach pupils about patriotism
Riverside Elementary School is a lot cleaner thanks to the fourth grade class.

Firefighters dine with pupils
"I am going to be a fireman," 5-year-old Joey Thornton proclaimed.

Community marks anniversary
A lone bagpipe player blew his heart into Amazing Grace to a solemn crowd at Wesley United Methodist Church on Wednesday evening.

Patriots Day
Peace and Hope now live at Columbia Middle School.

Current events
The 2003 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant will be Saturday. The pageant is for single women ages 17-24 and includes swimsuit, evening gown and talent divisions.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Time capsule
The Columbia County Fair will open Sept. 29, 1964, in Harlem. It will have exhibition shows, rides and fun for all. It will run through Oct. 3, 1964.

Plan ahead for aging
he assisted living industry is a relatively new emerging growth industry in the United States. The industry primarily provides housing accommodations and care services for frail elderly persons.

The next step for Patriots Day
With bagpipes and bugles, flags and flowers, Columbia County residents marked the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks along with the rest of the nation.

It's all in the timing, but not ours
When my 4-year-old granddaughter showed me her Sunday school paper last week, with the picture of a baby floating on the water in his basket-bed, I asked if she knew who the baby was. Its Baby Noses, she quickly replied.

Verdict awaits new officials
Now that the elections for Columbia County Commis-sion offices are over, we know what the countys government will look like Jan. 1.

Bowling scores
The high game and series below are scores from all centers in Augusta over the past three weeks.

Card set features ex-pack standout
Former Greenbrier High School standout James Shanks had a phenomenal minor league baseball season for the Single A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals in Burlington.

Sports brief
The Columbia County Recreation Department is playing host to the Fall Baseball Tournament at Riverside Park starting Friday.

Crushing win
Losing can be a great motivator for a high school softball team, especially for a squad unaccustomed to fastpitch failure.

Lakeside, Columbia middles score wins
The Lakeside and Columbia middle school football teams picked up wins last week, and are the only middle school squads without a loss as the season approaches the halfway point.

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