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Wall's display at barbecue was 'disrespectful'
Being Vietnam veterans, my wife and I are both greatly disturbed by the way the Vietnam War Memorial was portrayed last weekend in Columbia County.

Proposed calendar aimed at year-'round school
Once again our elected officials seem to forget who put them in office. That disaster to which Columbia County School Board Chairman Wayne Bridges refers are the thousands of parents who put him in office. At least Superintendent Tommy Price holds public meetings for parental input. Even if he never intends to abide by the wishes of the general public, he still allows us the opportunity to speak.

Town center ordinance gets go-ahead
Columbia County Commissioners left a lot on the table last week.

Evans oboist accompanies military band
Erin England did not have to endure six weeks of basic training to join an Air Force woodwind ensemble on stage Monday evening.

4 teens charged in burning death
Confirming what authorities have suspected, Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said Thursday the body found inside the trunk of a burning car off Deep Step Road near the McCormick County, S.C., line is that of Jack A. Murray, 63, of Oakton Trail in Evans.

Day care welcomes special-needs children
Lisa Clark has a place for children who may not be able to go to a regular day care facility.

Turkey wisdom
Where do turkeys come from? That was the question posed to a cross-section of students at Euchee Creek Elementary School and here's what they had to say.

High court justice praises courthouse
When he gets back to Washington, D.C., U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will have a glowing report of his visit to Columbia County.

Teacher's visit
Georgia Teacher of the Year Lorraine Johnson visited Greenbrier Elementary School and talked to about 14 classes about having fun with reading.

Talking turkey
The time has come to loosen the belt and wear the pants with a little extra room in the waist. Thanksgiving is here. That glorious day when the vice of gluttony reigns supreme and all worries are cast aside, save wondering where you stashed the Pepto.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Time capsule
The Columbia County Commission decided at their monthly meeting to drop the commodities program and replace it with a food stamps program. The transfer will take place in three to six months, said program coordinators.

Property transfers
Cendant Mobility Financial Corp. to Kenneth Cueban, 692 Rye Hill Drive, $132,500.

Get up and go
The Leah Volunteer Fire Department will elect new board members for the coming year when it meets Thursday, Dec. 19 at the fire station #2 on Burks Mountain Road. Leah residents are invited to attend.

Riverside Middle School honor roll
The following pupils at Riverside Middle School have been named to the honor roll for the first nine weeks:

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

Aquinas High School honor roll
The following students at Aquinas High School have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter:

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

Current events
The Peppermill Restaurant will be offering a menu of turkey, stuffing with gravy, green beans, cranberry relish, hot rolls, tea, coffee or water and strawberry congeal salad during its Turkey-Fest on Monday.

Cornucopia of thanks
I dont remember the adult sermon that day, but the childrens story, somewhere between the invocation and the second hymn, is with me still.

Real citizens and 'virtual' meetings
When Columbia Countys School Board meets in Appling Tuesday evening, there will be a new twist to the dry, old paper-shuffling among trustees.

New courthouse: Best of both worlds
It is a credit to Columbia County officials attention to detail that a broken fire sprinkler was the only bad news leading up to the opening last week of the new Justice Center in Evans.

Time to judge Augusta race
Four years ago, Bob Young barely missed being elected mayor of Augusta without a runoff. In second place was former mayor Ed McIntyre, as then-mayor Larry Sconyers came in a distant third.

November is Alzheimer's Month
On Oct. 22, 1982, President Ronald Reagan invited representatives from the newly formed Alzheimers Association to the White House to attend his signing of a proclamation designating Nov. 21-27 as National Alzheimers Disease Week. A year later, he would proclaim November National Alzheimers Disease Month.

Sports briefs
Columbia County native Taylor Brooks recently was named head coach of the baseball and softball teams at Oglethorpe County High School. Brooks was a Harlem High School baseball player, and went on to serve as an assistant baseball coach at Harlem under Jimmie Lewis. Last year at Oglethorpe County, Brooks was named Region Assistant Coach of the Year for baseball. This fall, he led the Oglethorpe County softball team to the state sectionals.

Weekly bowling scores
Listed by high game, series

Fireballs wheel way to state victory
For the second-straight season, the Columbia County Fireballs were the hot shots of the Georgia Indoor Wheelchair Soccer League.

Greenbrier teammates sign softball scholarships
During her senior softball season at Greenbrier High School, Nikki Smith always stepped to the plate in the No. 3 slot, just before senior teammate Katie Sutherland in the Lady Wolfpack batting order.

Seegars prepares for senior season
It is hard to believe that James Seegars is already a senior at Charleston Southern University.

Two Evans athletes ink deals to play at colleges
Evans High School seniors Natassia Wilkes and Chance Smith have a lot in common.


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