Warns drivers: Grovetown cops, courts 'corrupt'
I am writing to warn anyone and everyone who drives through the city of Grovetown Georgia of the corruptness within its police department and the injustice that they can expect if given a traffic citation there.
Coverage, volunteers help clean environment
As we begin the year 2003, I want to take this opportunity to thank The Columbia County News-Times for providing excellent media coverage to support our many environmental programs and to recruit outstanding volunteers to make these programs a success.
Columbia County must step up, monitor Corps
I was very glad to see Robert Paveys article on the Savannah River in the Sunday, Jan. 19 News-Times. While he acknowledged some representation of Columbia County at the Jan. 15 public meeting sponsored by the Corps of Engineers, when the Corps acknowledged the areas represented (Augusta, North Augusta, Hartwell and representatives from the offices of two congressmen), Columbia County was conspicuously absent and was not mentioned by Pavey in his Jan. 16 article.
Congregation finds new home
The days of setting up for Sunday services at 6:30 a.m. are over for the members of West Town Community Church.
Evans High greets high-flying guests
A hulking U.S. Army National Guard helicopter touched down amid snow flurries in a field adjacent to Evans High School's football stadium Thursday morning.
Hearing changed on club's license
The public hearing to examine the alcoholic beverage license of the T&W Cafe Lounge has been moved to 5 p.m. Thursday at Thomson City Hall.
Planting for the future
Columbia County 4-H, with the help of volunteers and master gardeners, planted 300 trees in three different county parks Saturday.
Home-cooked meal turned out picture-perfect
I knew what I was getting into years ago.
Emergency agency is out for blood
Shepeard Community Blood Center is begging.
Merchants protest median
Adding a median to Washington Road might help traffic, but many Columbia Countians seem to think it will hurt their wallet.
Families party on to fight drug use
Food, drugs and rock 'n' roll brought dozens of parents and pupils to Evans Middle School on Friday.
Lakeside High honor roll
Lakeside High School A and A-B Honor Roll
Columbia County school lunch menu
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Columbia County newsmakers
For the fourth time in the past five years, the Evans High School Knight Drill Team has been selected to compete in the National Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., in May 2003.
University of Georgia honors
The University of Georgia Presidential Scholar List for fall 2002 semester.
As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago, Jan. 30, 1964:
The Friends of the Columbia County Libraries is holding a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gibbs Memorial Library, 326 North Belair Road.
Get up and go
The Korean War Veterans Association, Sgt. Harold F. Adkinson Chapter 225, meets monthly at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday in the Burnettown Town Hall, S.C. Highway 421, Burnettown, S.C.
Evans Middle honor roll
Evans Middle School A-B Honor Roll
Georgia faces budget challenge
After 130 years of being on the outside looking in, Repub-licans are finally able to sit at the head table of state government. The Republican Party how holds the governors office and the state Senate, and has a substantial base in the state House as well.
Spend money on sure thing
You know, it seems like we just went through all this last year. The governor puts together a budget, theres no money in it for one of Georgias most successful school programs, mothers and educators get angry, lawmakers get their ears bent.
Welcome home, Linda Schrenko
Nobody gave her a chance.
Lost in translation
The other day when I took my computer to the shop to have its quirks analyzed, cured, or explained, I thought I had entered a foreign country.
Red-hot rivalries ready this week
A flu-like virus has hit Columbia County lately, but area sports fans better shake off the bug this week or they'll miss some of the best prep action of the year.
Region change takes toll on Evans
If timing is everything, Ashley Brodhecker is in the right place at the wrong time.
Lakeside leaves competitors all wet at swim meet
The Lakeside High School swimming and diving teams haven't been blowing opponents out of the water this season, but these Panthers must have nine lives, because they keep winning.
Evans football star commits to East Carolina
Evans High School football standout Steven Rogers has decided where he'll be suiting up for the next four years.
The Haydens Allstar Twister Cheerleaders put on quite a show at the Cheersport National Competition recently in Atlanta. The event included 15,000 participants from as far away as London.
Athlete Spotlight: Jordan Belcher, Scott Bodden and Brandon Kimm
When they are in action for the Augusta Christian School basketball team, Jordan Belcher, Scott Bodden and Brandon Kimm each exhibit a style of play that is as different as night and day.
Little League signups begin
Dozens of parents turned out to sign up their youngsters for the Martinez-Evans Little League on Saturday at Putt-Putt Golf and Games on Martinez Boulevard.
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