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'Politically correct liberals' sound off in letters
Have you noticed that letters to the editor written by politically correct liberals are just as shallow and ridiculous as the speeches given by most Democrats running for political office? Please, dont torture us.

Fleming unresponsive on stormwater fee
It amazes me to read or hear all these people running for office how much experience, how much they have learned and what they will do if elected. They promise the moon if only they could get elected. When they do get elected what happens to their commonsense brain and all their promises after they are sworn in?

Harlem native deserves 'wholehearted' support
I have known Barry Fleming all my life and watched him grow up in Harlem. Although Barry is only 37 years old, he has experience in government service beyond his years, having worked for congressmen and senators in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

Helpers hit streets for hunger
Hundreds of little red wagons dotted the Augusta area last Saturday as volunteers collected food door-to-door during the annual It's Spooky to be Hungry food drive.

Flashy items going on county's auction block
Everything from a Corvette to dump trucks will be up for grabs at the annual auction held by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners.

School gets rare chance to stage 'Les Miserables'
It was an opportunity Gloria Dossett couldn't let pass.

Fall full of fun
Many festivals brightened Columbia County last Saturday, featuring everything from souped-up hot rods to hayrides and, of course, children in costume.

Winfield volunteers adding Moontowns Road fire station
The Winfield Volunteer Fire Department soon will be adding another fire station to its department to serve the growing Moontown Road area.

Hot time for Halloween
Is there a scary ghost at your house? How about a funny clown?

Volunteers plan auction to help ill 10-month-old
A John Deere tractor,an electric car and minor plastic surgery are just some of the things that will be auctioned during a benefit for Ania Yarish.

Board will review new-school options
The Columbia County Board of Education will get its first look at zoning options for the new Hereford Farm Road elementary school Nov. 26.

Friends mourn beloved teacher
As the rainbow of balloons rose above the church Friday night - their colors in contrast to the storm clouds overhead - Gail Fitzpatrick thought of her friend.

Time capsule
Doris Watts Belcher, Columbia County Associate Extension Home Economist since 1957, was selected as one of three Georgians to receive the National Association of Extension Home Economists' Distinguished Service Award.

Halloween happenings
Augusta Christian School annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the school at 313 Baston Road, Martinez.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus.

Get up an go
The Columbia County Choral Society will present God and Country, a musical tribute to America's Heroes and First Responders at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, at Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road, Martinez.

Honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the A honor roll at Greenbrier Elementary:

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

Current events
The Columbia County Recreation Department and the Recreation Advisory Board is taking nominations for the Columbia County Recreation and Leisure Services Department Hall of Fame.

Changing minds about change
In one of the cleverest telemarketing calls Ive ever received, the sweet-voiced lady on the other end of the line asked if I had a few minutes to help her with a research project. Since I have some idea how difficult research can be, I pressed the mute button on my TV remote and accepted her worthy request.

It's time to license home builders
Any customer who walks through the door of a barber shop or beauty salon and kicks back in the chair can do so safe in the knowledge that the person wielding the scissors wouldnt be allowed to trim a single whisker without first passing a series of courses and obtaining a professional license.

Unsure voters decide races
Last nights political forum may have been the last chance for Columbia County voters to hear from the candidates raw and unfiltered, instead of only through the rosy lens of campaign commercials.

Championship run
If Greenbrier High School runs out of places to hang championship banners, blame Kati Smallwood.

Tough foes loom for schools
A.B.'s high school football picks

Athlete Spotlight: Brittany Adams, Jenna Haynes and Kelly Newman
Lakeside High School volleyball players Jenna Haynes, Kelly Newman and Brittany Adams saved the best for last.

Wolfpack returns for another shot at softball title
Everything seems to be falling into place for the Greenbrier High School softball team.

Coaches' ethics policy changed
Columbia County school system coaches now must seek approval from the county school board if they are going to be involved in athletic events outside the school day.

Teams' playoff hopes dim
With the finish line of the 2002 season in sight, one Columbia County football team hit its stride last week, while three other county prep squads started a stumble down the home stretch.

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