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End fees for cleanup?
I believe the residents of Columbia County might do a better job of cleaning up the county if the dump suspended fees for residential users on the designated countywide cleanup day, Oct. 12.

Judge Allgood's court needs more observers
Wouldnt it be beneficial to society and the families involved if Superior Court Judge Lyn Allgoods court were to be open to the scrutiny of a non-participating, reasonably sized gallery of onlookers?

Cartoon symbolizes U.S. anger after 9-11
Jon Tanners cartoon on Sept. 11 depicting the Statue of Liberty with the middle digit being hoisted into place was most symbolic of how most Americans feel about the 9-11 tragedy.

Spaghetti dinner helps food bank
About 700 people ate spaghetti last week to help feed the hungry.

Pupils building GREAT garden
There was no doubt Nicole King's family would be Shout-ing out the dirt stains on her white fleece shirt Thursday night.

Schools' test results rise slightly
The Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores are in, and though the county scores fluctuated little from last year, there was good news for one Columbia County school listed as not making adequate progress on a Title I report last year.

Fair weather
Members of the Merchants Association of Columbia County are praying for no more rain.

Opening of store fulfills a dream
Opening a music store was a natural progression for Stewart Ray.

Winfield firefighters meet and eat
Residents of Winfield and surrounding areas gathered at the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department station on Cobbham Road last Thursday evening for an annual meeting and social gathering.

Board deadlocks on zoning
Changes to Columbia County's zoning ordinance will be up to county commissioners next month after members of the county's planning commission deadlocked last week.

Voters OK tax for new school
McDuffie County voters Tuesday overwhelmingly favored continuing a one-cent special-purpose local option sales tax - half of which will be used to build a new middle school.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Columbia newsmakers
Jullia M. Bryan, daughter of retired Col. George M. and Sara Z. Bryan of Evans, has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 25 years ago on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1977.

Get up an go
The CSRA Childhood Apraxia of Speech parent Support Group will hold its fall meeting Thursday at Martinez United Methodist Church at 8 p.m. Mary Snyder, a speech pathologist, will speak about childhood apraxia and about what to do if you child is practically normal in every way but does not talk or is difficult to understand. For information call 860-9385.

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

Courthouse debate, again
The County Court-house is the legal center of the community, the silent witness to its birth and growth..., and a symbol of the sovereignty of its people.

Every teacher has one
Theres an old joke about the retired teacher who went to her doctor seeking relief from a very worrisome condition. She couldnt quit saying Sssssshhhhh to everyone with whom she came in contact.

Good response on Wildwood ramps
Think your government doesnt listen? The folks in Keg Creek might beg to differ.

Winners must play by the rules
Theres something to be said for persistence when challenging government bureaucracy.

Columbia County Patriots Select Soccer
Scheduled games this weekend at Patriots Park

No. 1 Thomson blanks Cross Creek
Thomson High School's high-powered wing-T offense and stingy brick-wall defense proved too tough for a young, inexperienced Cross Creek High School team, as the Bulldogs roared to a 43-0 rout of the Razorbacks.

Columbia Middle softball team jumps to 7-0
This time there was joy in Mudville.

One for Andrew
The Harlem High School homecoming football game was just that - a game.

Young pack poised to win three straight
Ashley Brown's high school football picks.

Greenbrier ground game downs Lakeside
Columbia County's high school football teams all made moves last week, but not all the squads took a step in the right direction.

Athlete spotlight: Rachel Osborne, Melissa Fleming, Ashley Bailey, Laura Schmidt
Athlete Spotlight: Greenbrier High School volleyball players Laura Schmidt, Melissa Fleming, Rachel Osborne and Ashley Bailey.

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