Sunday, October 6, 2002

Marker to honor vets of countys biggest event
I would like to clarify some matters that have been otherwise misrepresented. There are those who obviously are not aware that the monument will be located at Columbia Countys new Memorial Gardens monument park rather than on the grounds of the new courthouse annex. This fact was also pointed out by the editor at the end of Keith C. Moses Sept. 1 letter, Confederate marker shouldnt be at annex.

Adult exhibit winners
Merchants Association of Columbia County Fall Fair Adult exhibit winners

A taste of Germany
Gabriel Barnett and her husband cooked authentic German delicacies for almost three days before the American Legion Post 192's Octoberfest last week.

Lunch meeting offers tips for winter gardens
Ken and Linda Gribek spent three days fitting together the puzzle pieces of sod that will one day become their lush, healthy lawn.

School mourns students death
For the third time in less than a month, a Columbia County school has needed extra counselors to deal with the death of a student.

Appling youth center sought
The Concerned Citizens of Columbia County will be holding an open meeting Tuesday to discuss a petition for a new youth center in the north-western part of the county.

Coffee forum will focus on voting devices
The director of Columbia County's Board of Elections is anticipating a greater voter turnout at the Nov. 5 general election because of the implementation of touch-screen electronic voting machines.

Youth exhibit winners
Merchants Association of Columbia County Fall Fair Youth exhibit winners

Lesson in nutrition
Tonia Mayfield read the ingredients for the dipping sauce that accompanied Trees In A Broccoli Forrest:

'Spooky' event will benefit the hungry
This knock on the door won't be followed by a "trick or treat" request for candy, but for nonperishable food items for those in need.

Day cares prep for emergencies
Disasters of all kinds - natural and otherwise - can occur without warning and no one, not even a day care, is immune.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus.

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

Property transfers
Gregory Allen James and Pamela A. James to Stephanie N. McFarlain, 140 Thomas Lane, $86,900.

Current events
Bellevue Baptist Church will hold two special services at the church in Grovetown. Homecoming services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday with dinner to follow.

Columbia County newsmakers
Three local Georgia Southern University students have been named to the Dean's List for Summer 2002 term. To be eligible, the students made a 3.5 grade point average and carried a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago on Thursday, Oct. 11, 1956.

Time to review town center rules
The Evans town center ordinances have been in place for the better part of two years now. What do we have to show for it?

Grief unfathomable
The accidental death of one child is bad enough, but when the same community loses two children, under similar circumstances and only days apart, how do we handle our grief?

Mayor's race turns on race
After getting the question over and over, it seems like time to address it in once.

Former Lakeside High standout verge of greatness
Former Lakeside High School football standout Brian Bratton certainly displayed his talent during his prep career with the Panthers, but I'm not sure anyone expected him to become an instant success on the college gridiron.

Hard work puts team on road to perfection
The message scrawled on the bulletin board inside the Greenbrier High School softball team's dugout seems simple enough.

Take one
The Columbia Middle School football team needed just two big plays to top Lakeside Middle School 14-0 in a battle of unbeaten teams Tuesday at Panther Stadium.

Sports briefs
The Columbia County Recreation Department will be holding registration Oct. 14 through Nov. 2 for the 2003 Basketball and Spring Soccer seasons.

Fireballs gear up for hot season
Like most team practices, the Monday workout at Patriots Park gymnasium began with players taking laps around the court. Then came a short water break, and the athletes moved right along, spending some time on tactics.

Sports schedule
High School Sports Schedule

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