Monday, October 28, 2002

For safety, bike path needs stop signs
I am compelled to write regarding a safety issue concerning the new bike path on Evans-to-Locks Road.

'Delighted, thankful' at Seaborn columns
Thank you so much for Barbara Seaborns columns. So often I have thought of writing to tell you how much pleasure her words bring. I feel enlightened or happy or blessed after reading her words. My favorite was about the signers of the Declaration of Independence. That has been several years ago, but I still recall it and I have many others I have saved to enjoy again.

Cleland served, shouldn't be criticized
U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss recent television attack ad against Sen. Max Cleland, in which Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein appear is about as low as it gets. Most everyone knows that Cleland not only shed his blood in service to his country in Vietnam, but came back home minus two legs and an arm.

Water ball
Sharing a love for water sports and the gridiron, about 20 people from througout the area get together Wednesday evenings at the Augusta Canal for a game of kayak football.

Officials break ground on complex addition
With a graded lot in the background, Columbia County's commissioners stuck several gold shovels in the red clay last week to officially launch construction of an Evans Government Complex addition.

Red Ribbon Week shows students drug dangers
Riverside Elementary School kicked off Red Ribbon Week with a We Will Walk Away from Drugs parade around the track.

Fund-raiser calls on all grillers
If you are the master of your backyard grill, the Columbia County Recreation Department Advisory Board's Veteran's Day fund-raiser may be right up your alley.

Drill puts emergency personnel to the test
A staged tragedy broke-up the monotony of a normally quiet work day in Grovetown on Thursday, when a faux accident involving a nuclear waste transport truck and a mobile methamphetamine lab tested the responses of several Columbia County, state and federal emergency response teams.

School nears industry certification
The Vocational Advisory Board and automotive industry representatives got a look Thursday morning at Evans High Schools' new Hunter Alignment System.

Garden Club seeks flower show entries
A small standard flower show sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs Inc., will be Nov. 1-3 at the Brandon Wilde Clubhouse.

On-air service
Bill Harrell's Sunday morning pulpit message reaches thousands more than the 2,500 members of Abilene Baptist Church.

Portrait of winners
Carol Kelly Dorn was surprised and a little embarrassed as the Dorn name was called for five of the 10 awards given at the New Horizons Art Festival last weekend at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Columbia County newsmakers
For the ninth consecutive time, the Evans High School Knight Raider Team retained the Columbia County Rogers Cup. The cup is a rotating trophy that goes to the JROTC team that wins a grueling raider competition involving an obstacle course, map test, Army Physical Fitness Test, stream crossing and a search and rescue event among others.

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

Get up and go
Junior Girl Scout Troop 52 and area Daisy and Brownie troops are holding a canned food collection as their service unit project from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Martinez United Methodist Church, 3614 Washington Road.

Property transfers
Annette Smith Roberts to Gurjit S. Jalli, 127 Prince Ave., $85,000.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News-Times 13 years ago on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1989.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus.

In 'Goddesses' we trust?
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.

Not all action is next door
If we didnt know better, wed swear the only political races in November are for a state Senate seat in Richmond County, a congressional seat, a U.S. Senate seat and Georgia governor.

Study ballot questions before voting
Georgias Nov. 5 ballot includes a long list of constitutional amendments and referendums; Columbia County adds a single ballot question.

Evans Knights aim to upset No. 2 Jaguars
He's traveled to see the Stephenson High School football team in action, and last week he studied the Jaguars on film.

Netting wins
Columbia County's high school volleyball fans have something to cheer about, as Lakeside, Greenbrier and Evans all advanced to this weekend's state playoff quarterfinals.

Sports briefs
The Lakeside Panther Athletic Association will have a membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school's auditorium.

Cooler weather brings out college reruiters
When the weather starts cooling off in November, the college football recruiting scene really heats up, and that's the case for Evans High School senior Steven Rogers.

West lake club oust Georgia Golf Hall of Famer
Mark Darnell has a permanent spot in the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, but he has lost his title as head golf professional at West Lake Country Club.

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

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