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Evans-to-Locks, Stevens Creek intersection should be left alone
We are against the change to the intersection at Evans-to-Locks Road and Stevens Creek Road. We had noticed the small survey flags and saw in the paper a few weeks ago that the county is planning on widening the intersection.

More volunteers needed in effort to keep roadsides free of litter
Appreciation and thanks must go to both the county juvenile services program personnel and to the Adopt-a-Highway volunteers for the start they are making on keeping the roads free of litter this year.

Futuristic tale spins parallel between 'Old Glory,' Georgia flag
The year was 2100 and the wars and shifts in political power had been amazing, even compared to the changes during the 20th century.

'Forced resignation' for coach Chomskis 'a sad day for Evans'
I was deeply saddened to read about the forced resignation of Lee Chomskis as football coach at Evans High School.

Thomson's triumph
The cold weather showed up, but fortunately for Thomson High School, so did the fans.

County crime rate drops
Bucking state and national trends, Columbia County's crime rate decreased in nearly every category for 2002.

Minister honored as Citizen of the Year
Dave Sargent was tricked. He thought he was at the Harlem Woman's Club meeting to give an invocation.

Girl Scouts, mothers play pajama game
Kayla Frails was so excited Thursday night, she couldn't sleep.

Remembering beloved Boww
Friends often wonder just how my grandfather got the moniker.

Dulcimer jam will fill park with music
Dozens of strummers from across Georgia will travel to Mistletoe State Park this weekend for the annual Mountain Dulcimer Jam.

Donation will help Boy Scout complex
Doctors Hospital donated $100,000 to help build a Boy Scout camp near Lincolnton.

Two brothers achieve rank of Eagle Scout
Two Harlem teens reached a pinnacle of scouting Saturday.

Family Y opens
Photos from the grand opening of the new Family Y in Evans

Current events
Naomi Williams, author of Two Rivers, will appear at the Gibbs Library, 326 North Belair Rd., for a book signing and discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Williams is an Augusta writer and educator.

Bow to the Bulldogs
Crowds lined Main Street in downtown Thomson to celebrate the Bulldogs's victory.

Time capsule
In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, many Harlem residents forgot to cast a vote in the municipal election held Dec. 14. Those that did vote, elected Glenn S. Phillips as mayor and Oventon McDaniel and Hulon O. Hatcher as councilmen.

What do you think of the Bulldogs' championship season?
Thomson Bulldog fans talk about the championship season.

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

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menu

Get up and go
Columbia County Christian Academy has spaces available for pre-K through sixth grade. Classroom size is small and A Beka Curriculum is taught. Registration for fall classes will begin in February.

Coaches an endangered species?
Here we go again.

More flexibility, not just more money
As the members of Columbia Countys legislative delegation begin the first week of work for the historic 2003 session, the states tight budget is expected to dominate every conversation.

Saying prayer for politicians
With so many act-ivist groups hoping every day for something to hurt their tender feelings so theyll have an issue to squawk about - as Sen. Trent Lott recently discovered - its hard to find genuine reasons to be offended anymore.

Lakeside swimmers fight for close wins over Pope
They were fighting like cats and dogs last weekend at Augusta Aquatics Center, where the Lakeside High School swimming and diving teams clawed their way to close victories over the Pope High School Greyhounds.

Weekly bowling scores
Listed by high game, series

Lakeside's Scott finds sweet spot
Lakeside High School junior Matt Scott admits there are still some things he needs to learn about basketball.

Panthers, Pack revel in rivalry
It was standing-room only last Friday at the Brierpatch as high school basketball fans flocked to see the battle between Columbia County rivals Lakeside and Greenbrier.

Sport briefs
The Lakeside Panther Athletic Association has scheduled its annual fund-raiser golf tournament for Monday at West Lake Country Club. Lunch will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. The entry fee costs $400 per team for the Lauderdale-format event. Hole sponsorship costs $100. For more information contact John Smith (860-9308) of Harry Revell (722-0768).

Athlete Spotlight: Kevin Millward
Kevin Millward missed his classes Monday at Evans Middle School, but he had a pretty good excuse - the seventh-grader wasn't about to miss the chance of a lifetime at the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick National Finals.

National spotlight shines on local teen
For a few weeks now, I've been helping you follow the story of Evans Middle School seventh-grader Kevin Millward.


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