Sunday, September 29, 2002

In 'bashing' memory of Confederacy, letter writer shows lack of 'tolerance
Gilmore has hung her stupidity out for all to see. Does she value the memory of veterans from World War I, World War II, Korea and the Vietnam War?

Question about festival's early name may change count of event's years
In Sargents column she mentions the 14th Annual Oliver Hardy Festival on two occasions.

Evans native gets lession in leadership
FORT LEWIS, Wash. - While millions of college students patrolled air-conditioned offices on America's job search circuit, the daughter of an Evans couple grabbed a machine gun, headed into the woods and put her leadership skills on display in hopes of earning a chances to wear the gold bar of an Army lieutenant.

Pastor makes home in county
The Rev. Rex Wright was prepared to move his family out of Girard, Ga., to pastor a church of his own.

Studio sees clogging as family affair
Tara Holmes has been clogging for 24 years, and she has no plans to quit any time soon.

Schools mourn death of 5-year-old student
The death of a five-year-old Evans girl left a pall over a Columbia County school for the second time this month.

Festival accepting art entries
Submissions for the New Horizons Art Festival are being accepted through Monday.

Military Mentors
Euchee Creek Elementary School second-grader Austin Rachels pondered the cards in front of him on the table.

Panel hears discussion on tree ordinance
Members of the Columbia County Tree Ordinance Advisory Committee met Monday evening, but put off reviewing the draft ordinance to hear recommendations from experts.

Club car provides Ryder Cup vehicles
Club Car Inc. has been a well-known industryin Columbia County for years, but during this weekend's 34th Ryder Cup Matches in Sutton Coldfield, England, the local company had to prove themselves on an international stage.

Get up and go
Descendants of Andrew Sturgis and Nancy Shields are invited to attend the 15th annual Sturgis/Shields Family Association reunion at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Winfield Community Center at 150 Cobbham Rd., Thomson.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menu

Current events
Evans High School will hold a blood drive from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the school's commons area to benefit Adam Allen, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.

Columbia newsmakers
The Merchants Association of Columbia County sponsored the 30th annual Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant on Sept. 21 at Evans High School.

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

Property transfers
Louise M. Swan to Jeanne K. Tofferi, 499 Falcon Drive, $249,000.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 71 years ago on Thursday, Oct. 1, 1931.

Merchants group sets example
While the tattered edges of hurricane Isadore may have threatened to swamp the opening days of the 37th annual Columbia County Merchants Association fair, its a pretty good bet that the rest of the week offers plenty of dry days - maybe even a little cool weather.

Ideas foreign to education
One of Georgias top Democrats must have missed a memo. Just a few days after Gov. Roy Barnes floated the moronic idea of ending foreign language instruction in high schools, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor gleefully announced that his campaign Web site is now available in Spanish.

War and peace, once again
If the figures in Good News Magazine are correct, of the last 3,400 years, only 268 of those years - or one year in 13 - have been free of war. So with apologies to Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy for borrowing from his well-known title, why bother to address such a futile subject as war and peace at all?

Prep stars emerge on gridiron
It's way too early in the high school football season to start hyping players for the All-Columbia County team, but some stars definitely are emerging on the gridiron.

Westminster ends Prep's perfect record
Prior to Tuesday's big soccer match between Augusta Preparatory Day School and Westminster School, some Cavalier fans were enjoying a cookout at the Flowing Wells Road campus.

Greenbrier continues to dominate at the net
The Lakeside High School volleyball team would be having a great season if that pesky Brierpatch bunch wouldn't keep getting in the way.

Sports schedule
High School Sports Schedule

Showdown set
The Lakeside and Columbia Middle schools' football teams each kept perfect records intact last week to set the stage for a showdown this Tuesday at Panther Stadium.

Bowling scores
Listed by Men's and women's high game and series.

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