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Rivalry between schools nothing new; Evans critic 'malicious'
I am a 17-year-old student attending Evans High School. The perhaps obvious reason I am writing is to offer my sentiments regarding the Evans-Lakeside Boys Varsity basketball game Dec. 6, and the subsequent happenings resulting from the fans attending the event.

Children might behave better if parents kept their eyes on them
As the mom of an Evans High senior who was present at the Evans vs. Lakeside basketball game on Dec. 6, as an employee of Evans High School, and as the wife of one of the assistant principals of Evans High, I feel that I must respond to the Dec. 11 letter by Nancy Edenfield regarding the above-mentioned basketball game and the actions of the Evans High students.

Behavior of a few Evans students shouldn't sully entire school
This is in reply to the Dec. 11 letter, Evans students game taunts "appalling, trashy vs. Lakeside:

Goodwill is building bigger Columbia County site
Columbia County is made up of generous people, and for that reason, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will open a new store in the county later this month.

Good dogs!
There's something about a live mascot at a football game that gives its team that certain edge or its crowd that certain spirit.

Hayride takes riders on spiritual journey
Sharon Baptist Church wanted to take their Christmas display one step further than the norm.

Lively Christmas spirit parades through Harlem
Harlem High School's Junior ROTC led Harlem's annual Christmas parade Saturday, followed closely by the man who arguably had the best seat in the event - Harlem's mayor-elect, Scott Dean.

Best Christmas gifts are safe, appropriate
Barbie, interactive board games and Tonka trucks are this year's hottest toys for children ages 3 to 9, according to FamilyFun magazine.

Welsh's winning Bulldogs are back where they belong
Just call them Prime-time Players.

Artist is crazy over her quilts
Ann Louise Fetters isn't crazy. She just makes her quilts that way.

Get up and go
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.

Fun on parade
Martinez Christmas Parade winners.

Current events
The staff of Santa's Christmas Shoppe, on the grounds of Krystal River Water Park, has lighted up the 10-acre grounds with thousands of lights and lighted scenes and offers a chance to meet SantaClaus.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 23 years ago on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1977.

Lakeside High School honor roll
The following students at Lakeside High School have been named to the A or A/B honor roll:

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

Time to meet Chamber challenge
Monday mornings Cham-ber of Commerce breakfast with Columbia Coun-ty lawmakers was like other such annual events, offering a glimpse at the legislative future that awaits in Atlanta with the 2003 session.

Fishy cure really works
My writing instructors will turn over in their graves, but after a recent visit to the latest in a string of health care professionals to monitor my cholesterol numbers, I cant help it. The terms good for what ails you and father knows best, are the only way I can think of to relate an experience thats come full circle in my unsuspecting life.

Heckling OK, not vulgarity
There is a long and rarely noble tradition of fans heckling op-posing teams. We razz everyone from the referees to the water-boy.

Thomson advances to state title game
ATLANTA - Thomson High School coach Luther Welsh gave his star running back, Demarco McNair, a big hug before the two walked into the locker room.

Lakeside wrestling team heads north
The Lakeside High School wrestling team will be home for Christmas, while Panthers' coach Randy Hill will be home before Christmas.

Youth movement emerges in local girls basketball
Youth is the key word in girls high school basketball this season in Columbia County.

Athlete Spotlight: Mary Hannah Lynn and Kyle Arrington
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.

High schools heat up for hoops
He's making a list, and checking it twice, and so far the Greenbrier High School basketball team has been very nice.

Sports briefs
Greenbrier High School seniors Nikki Smith and Katie Sutherland made history last week by becoming the first Lady Wolfpack softball players to earn first-team All-state honors.

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