Family at moving wall linked to decorated regiment
Re Valerie Rowells recent story about the LeBoff family at the traveling Vietnam memorial wall in Columbia County:
Voters won't accept ballot without former Georgia flag
I read Barry Paschal's Dec. 4 column, "Solution for flag dilemma," but don't think it will work. Everyone wants to vote on the flag with the Confederate battle flag on it, and unless that is on the ballot, I don't think the matter will be brought to a close.
Evans students' game taunts 'appalling, trashy' vs. Lakeside
I attended the Lakeside and Evans varsity boys basketball game this past Friday and was truly appalled at the behavior of the Evans students in attendance.
Georgians shouldn't compromise on flag's design
I guess I have to be one who would disagree with Barry Paschals solution of appointing a commission to choose a flag for the people of Georgia to vote on (column, Dec. 4).
Writer 'fed the wrong information'; wall's display was respectful
Re Edwin Knights Nov. 24 letter, Walls display at barbecue was disrespectful:
Towns light up holidays
Daniel Hutto, 3, anxiously waited for "Ho-Ho" to arrive at the annual Grovetown tree lighting ceremony Friday evening. He wanted to make sure it was clear that he wanted a motorcycle for Christmas so he can "ride it and go fast," he said.
Youths get crafty at neighborhood's ornament party
Children, pictures, glue, sequins and foam paper were the ingredients that made up the Northwood Subdivision Children's Ornament Party last Saturday afternoon in Evans.
Families offer thanks
Columbia County residents sent in photos of how they celebrated Thanksgiving.
Church re-enacts Jesus' birth
Abilene Baptist Church also has a unique and entertaining tradition of celebrating Christ
Science projects take a personal twist
MOSP may sound like the name of an insect, but at Augusta Preparatory Day School its an acronym for a science project, My Own Science Project, that lets students pursue their own interests.
Middle schoolers take on role of educators
Wearing a white apron to keep his green shirt free of icing, sprinkles and, other flying debris - all natural hazards of working with pre-schoolers - Lakeside Middle School sixth-grader Jonathan Hsieh darted between the cookie-decorating station and a table filled with small cups of apple juice.
Arby's opens doors in Evans
In the face numerous weather-related construction delays, the new Arby's fast-food restaurant on Washington Road in Evans opened Friday.
Grovetown parade draws crowd
Hundreds of area residents congregated along a two-mile stretch of Robinson Avenue Saturday afternoon to see the annual Grovetown Christmas Parade.
Crowd turns out for tree-lighting
Thousands braved the crisp night air and waited with bated breath for the big moment, the lighting of Columbia County's Christmas tree.
The Martinez Volunteer Fire Department's annual meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Washington Road headquarters. At the meeting, the 2002 audit and 2003 budget will be presented and the annual election of trustees. A question and answer session will be after the business session.
The Harlem Lions Club will hold the city's annual Christmas parade beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harlem Middle School. The parade will continue to U.S. Highway 78, then back toward town to Louisville Road and end at the middle school.
Crystin Cromer, a senior at Augusta Christian Schools, was named 2002 Homecoming Queen on Nov. 1. She has been a student at Augusta Christian for eight years and is a member of the softball, basketball and track teams.
As reported in The Columbia News 24 years ago, Dec. 7, 1977 On Tuesday, the Columbia County Board of Education unanimously approved the report of the site selection committee recommending Harlem as the location For a new comprehensive high school during its regular monthly meeting.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
This is the menu for Columbia County school lunches.
Columbia County celebrates holiday season
With lights, parades and song, the county is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
No 'retreat' from stormwater fee
In their recent planning retreat in Athens, Columbia County employees and elected officials revisited the subject of the countys much-maligned stormwater utility fee.
One bad egg, outnumbered
The woman on the phone was calm, if a little exasperated. I know where the Mus-tang is that was stolen, she said. What should I do?
Former AD makes stop at old court
A local high school coaching legend returned to Columbia County last week, but there was little fanfare and no red-carpet welcome.
Cavs capture Classic
The Lakeside High School wrestling team got pinned on home turf during last week's Black Cat Invitational, but in high school basketball action, the Augusta Preparatory Day School girls came out on top in the Garden City Basketball Classic.
Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Arrington and Mary Hannah Lynn
Augusta Preparatory Day School's Kyle Arrington and Mary Hannah Lynn were actors in Prep's recent production of Les Miserables, and their parts in the stage play are being re-enacted in real life.
Debt forces foreclosure of Jones Creek Golf Club
The Jones Creek golf club is being foreclosed on after a legal filing shows its owner owes more than $3 million.
Evans boys, Lakeside girls get wins
The decibel level was high last week in Evans High School's gymnasium, where the Lakeside and Evans basketball teams staged their first battle of the 2002-03 hoops campaign.
High school sports schedule
Basketball: Augusta Prep at Gatewood Academy, 6 (girls) and 7:30 p.m.
The Evans High School Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the school's media center. All interested parties are invited.
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