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Comments on stormwater utility reflect 'myopia'
Barry Paschals Jan. 22 column, Hard choices arent popular, some observations:

Local safety organization needs help to survive
For the first time since 1997, the nations traffic deaths last year (2001) exceeded the 42,000 mark. The death rate has not changed locally, according to the five-year trend in Augusta. Richmond County (Augusta) ranks 62nd out of 159 counties for crash injuries per population (61 counties have higher rates). Augustas crash rates concern citizens all over the CSRA, because that is where many of us work and shop.

Troop movements are well-coordinated
Helping soldiers leave Fort Gordon en masse is nothing new for retired Lt. Col. Thomas I. Fitzpatrick.

Commission revokes liquor license
THOMSON - The McDuffie County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to revoke the alcoholic beverage license of the T&W Cafe Lounge.

Panel names new school
The wood-frame house is gone, replaced by the brick and mortar of Lewiston Elementary School.

A fond farewell
Joyce Ross is not the first in her family to retire from Columbia County.

Education panel OKs task force
It has taken five months, but the Columbia County Board of Education finally agreed Tuesday night on the structure of a task force to study the issue of having an at-large chairman.

Post getting major upgrades
Construction on a $9 million, 40,000-square-foot communications building at Fort Gordon is on schedule.

Martinez Elementary School awards
Martinez Elementary honors

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News-Times 14 years ago on Wednesday, February 1, 1989.

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

Get up and go
The Columbia County Republican Party will convene precinct meetings Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Evans Government Complex Auditorium. Registration opens at 9 a.m. The GOP county convention will be held March 8 at 10 a.m.

Factory tour
Dale Jones, an engineer for John Deere, conducts a tour of the 5000 Focus Factory for participants in the Chamber of Commerce "SuCCess - Columbia County Style" session.

Current events
2003 Georgia All-State Jazz Trumpeter Aaron Woodswill perform during "A Night of Jazz" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Evans High School auditorium. The concert, which is part of his senior project, is free. Donations for the Save the Music Foundation will be accepted.

Property transfers
Hereford Farm Partnership nka Hereford Farm Developers LLC to Holmes Construction and Development Inc., 540 Farmington Circle, $32,220.

North Columbia Elementary School awards
North Columbia honors

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Lessons from the pew
While I was away last month I did something unusual for me. On Sundays I went to church and sat in the pew. As an organist for most of my life, sitting anywhere but on a bench - usually in a corner by myself - felt very strange indeed. But when a young mother with two children in tow squeezed into the pew beside me, I remembered a time when sitting in the pew was normal for me, too.

Great school name, but where is it?
Augusta, a wag once said, is the place where streets change their names after every intersection.

School board appreciated
You may have missed the parade and the marching bands. Probably because there werent any. There just isnt a lot of fanfare for School Board Appreciation Week, which was celebrated last week in Georgia.

After bike path, now build sidewalk
Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau has been more excited than just about anyone about the opening this year of Grovetown Middle School. Its a project he sought for as much as 15 years, an effort that even led one prominent city resident to lobby for naming the school after the citys long-time mayor.

Coverage is never enough
For a sportswriter, especially this one, there's no better inspiration than indignation.

Pack star may be out for season
On a night when Greenbrier High School basketball star Eric Marshall proved that he is the top player in Region 3-AAAA, the Wolfpack's promising season may have come to a screeching halt.

Chip off the block
Chip Beale has had a lifetime of training.

Weekly bowling scores
Listed by high game, series

Despite flu bug, area athletes remain healthy
An outbreak of influenza has been making the rounds in Columbia County, but the impact on local high school athletes has been minimal.

Sports schedule
Basketball: Lakeside at Jones County, 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m.; Greenbrier at Jefferson County, 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m.; Victory Christian at Augusta Prep, 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m.; Harlem at Josey, 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m.; Westminster at Augusta Christian, 6:30 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m.

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