Thursday, December 5, 2002

Results 'disappointing,' but good for democracy
As one of the last of the whiny, politically correct left-wing liberal Democrats remaining in Columbia County, Im one of a select few of our county residents who was disappointed with the outcome of the recent election.

Writer wrong; slavery drove South's secession
Thomas Staffords Nov. 6 letter, NAACP, "political correct crowd lie about flag, ignores what the Confederates, themselves, had to say about the causes of secession and the resulting war. The single most dominating issue that concerned them was preserving the institution of slavery and maintaining white supremacy. In fact, they clearly stated this in speeches and documents.

Tour will spotlight homes in Thomson
Dianne Wood is an interior decorator.

New school changes zoning
Nearly half of all Columbia County elementary schools will undergo an apple-cart turnover when the school system carves out a zone for the new elementary school.

Pupils perform top job for fund-raiser
Gail Reed is still collecting pop tops from aluminum cans.

County board OKs new school calendar
Mark your calendars.You'll be getting a new fall and winter vacation next year - or at least your children will.

Veteran will light tree for holiday
Retired Army Lt. Col. Calvin Garner survived Pearl Harbor and more than 26 years in the military.

Church's staging of 'Scrooge!' continues holiday tradition
Stevens Creek Community Church will kick off its holiday season with Scrooge!, its annual rendition of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Story.

Spiritual healing
As a pediatrician, Dr. Alan Getts is concerned about the medical well-being of his patients. As a Christian, he wants to help them grow spiritually.

Program helps toddlers hit the books
A former librarian, Virginia Wilson knows the importance of reading to her 20-month-old son, Justin.

Augusta Prep opens door to grandparents
Fred and Janet DeLong already had plans to come to Augusta for the Thanksgiving holidays, but when the Kentucky couple learned about Augusta Preparatory Day School's Grandparents Day, they decided to arrive a day early.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 39 years ago, Dec. 6, 1962.

Views of the Martinez Christmas Parade
Views of the Martinez Christmas Parade

St. Mary on the Hill School honor roll
The following students at St. Mary on the Hill School have been named to the A honor roll for the first quarter:

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

Euchee Creek Elementary School honor roll
The following pupils at Euchee Creek Elementary School have been named to the honor A roll for the first nine weeks:

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Get up and go
The second annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Creek Elementary School located at 3780 Evans-to-Locks Road. Featured items include crafts, jewelry, dog treats, home decorations, massages, beauty products, raffles, refreshments and more.

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

Current events
This weekend will be filled with holiday parades and events.

Time for 'Christmas in America'
Were lighting Columbia Countys Christmas tree Saturday, and its hard to believe this is just the second time for this grand event.

Solution for flag dilemma
Theres a great expression for folks who pursue a lofty goal and then, having attained it, must suddenly figure out what to do next.

To childrens' house I go
With apologies to Lydia Maria Child and her classic, Over the River and Through the Woods, like thousands of other grandparents last week, I drove over the highways and through the towns to spend Thanksgiving Day with my children and theirs.

Wrestling with adversity
They've taken it, and now they're ready to dish it out.

Schools could stand tall in basketball rankings
The Thanksgiving holiday held special meaning for some Columbia County high school basketball coaches. This season the turkeys were on their plates, not on their teams.

AC wins region honors
There's a simple explanation for the postseason accolades recently bestowed on the Augusta Christian School football team - to the victor go the spoils.

Wofford lucks out with local signee
The early signing period for spring sports came and went with little fanfare in Columbia County.

Road leads to Rome for No. 1 Bulldogs
THOMSON, Ga. - If Thomson is going to advance to the Georgia Dome, the Bulldogs are going to have to win on the road in the Class AAAA quarterfinals.

Athlete Spotlight: Eric Marshall
Athlete Spotlight: Greenbrier High School - Eric Marshall

Brickyard brings back championship memories
It's been one week since I stepped into the Thomson High School stadium for the first time in more than a decade.

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