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County should outlaw golf cars on new bike path
I am compelled to take issue with the editorial, Spoilsports will make path off-limits, in the Oct. 13 News-Times.

Campaign's disclosures were mailed on time
It seems campaign times not only bring out the worst in some candidates, it appears also to affect some editorial writers.

Columnist wrong: Flag change will hurt Barnes
Columnist Bill Shipp and Georgias liberal media must have lost their minds: Of course we everyday Georgians have made the Georgia flag a deciding issue in this governors race (column, Flag protesters make difference, Oct. 6). The only way Backroom Barnes" could win this race would be through trickery - perpetrated upon Georgia voters by that ridiculous new voting machine.

What's cookin'?
Brookwood Elementary School cafeteria manager Elander Jones arrives at work about 6 each morning while children are nestled all snug in their beds with visions of her cinnamon buns dancing in their heads.

Commissioners OK road-paving project
Making King Taylor Road a cut-through for residents in the Oakbrook subdivision would end up costing Columbia County about $400,000.

Commissioners decline request to build car wash
On paper, Willard Hogan's request seemed very bureaucratic: He wanted to rezone property located at Southeast Corner of Fury's Ferry Road and Blackstone Camp Road from C-1 use to CC use.

Man finds niche in Catholic church
Sitting inside Our Lady of Peace Catholic School in North Augusta, Walt Hollis says he's found his niche.

Banquet applauds bus drivers
As the long list of names for awards was read Tuesday at the Columbia County Board of Education's Bus Driver Appreciation Banquet, only one person got a round of applause when his name was called.

Exercise will test county's disaster reflex
What would happen if a sabotage effort or accident resulted in a shipment of radioactive waste spilling?

Area teen heads to state beauty pageant
Ann Patterson says her daughter Vanessa was destined to be in pageants.

I-20 work nears end
Columbia County drivers soon will be able to take that 30-minute pad out of their travel schedule.

Vet tapped as U.S. marshal
Tom Roberts is honored to be serving his country, again. As the newly-appointed U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, the retired Army colonel will be responsible for tracking down fugitives and running the asset forfeiture program for the government.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus.

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

Get up and go
White Rock Baptist Church will host guest evangelist the Rev. B.L. Richardson, Christ Harvest Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Albany, Ga., for its annual Fall Revival.

Property transfers
John Burton McDaniel to Donald K. Deas,406 Bristol Road, $109,000.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 64 years ago on Thursday, Oct. 20, 1938.

Current events
Harlem United Methodist Church is holding its October revival - Fall In Love With Jesus - at 6 p.m. Sundays through October.

Lucky break on check forgery
Hearing the checks in the mail could make Colum-bia County officials cringe.

Dodging the 'Orange Menace'
It almost happened again the other day.

Team pulls together
Its not that I want to belabor the already covered-to-death subject of the beltway sniper who, as of this writing, is still terrorizing suburban Washington, D.C., but I cant get the everyone knows best mentality of solving this and other recent horrors out of my mind.

Delays shouldn't deter voters
Theres no need to panic if youre heading out of town and worry that you may not be around to vote in the Nov. 5 General Election. Plenty of absentee ballots are available.

Kids know what's right
When every click of the TV remote and every turn of the radio dial brings another gush of love for some ego-bloated candidate or a snarling attack on his sitting-duck opponent, it may be hard to remember that there are bigger priorities in life than elections.

Lakeside looks to regroup, overcome losses
It's easy to kick a man when he's down. That saying succinctly describes the situation of the struggling Lakeside High School football team.

Who can forget Will Caywood?
As is often the case when a prep football player moves on to a small-college program, former Greenbrier High School standout Will Caywood seems to be a forgotten man.

Play ball
There was a touch of fall in the air Thursday night at Diamond Lakes Regional Park, so the Greenbrier High School softball team warmed things up with an annual tradition.

Weekly bowling scores
Listed by men's and women's high game, high series

Seniors earn statewide recognition
Four Columbia County high school seniors have received statewide recognition, and are now eligible for national honors in the Wendy's High School Heisman Award program.

Fall soccer standings
Columbia County Recreation Department Fall Soccer Standings (week ending Oct. 10).


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