No 'deception'; big cat shelter meets law
Re the March 5 letter by Judie Kremin, Questions linger on dangers of big-cat shelter (http://www.newstimesonline.com/stories/030503/let_letters_030503_1132_4.shtml):
Fans were supportive of Greenbrier basketball
I am a senior at Greenbrier High School and one of the biggest fans of our basketball team. I was extremely frustrated with News-Times Sports Editor Mike Howells column on Feb, 19, Two teams lost, but the fans were the ones who blew it (http://www.newstimesonline.com/stories/021903/spo_124-2497.shtml).
Story's 'negative comments' targeted Players
My family has been involved in the theater community in the Augusta area for many years. I am a former Board member and past president of the Augusta Players. My wife is the Artreach Coordinator for the Augusta Players, as well as a drama teacher at The Art Factory. My children have appeared in several productions of both the Augusta Players and the Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company (YART), including the current Augusta Players production of Annie, and the upcoming YART production of Cheaper by the Dozen.
It's natural for competitors to play with passion
Columbia County News-Times, shame on you. Or did you accomplish what you wanted to by drawing community outrage?
Fleming off to running start as Georgia representative
ATLANTA -- Rep. Barry Fleming has been busy as a freshman legislator, already introducing his first bill and snagging a leadership post.
Thomson man leads suit against Allstate
THOMSON -- Ron Harper does the same thing every morning.
Birthday wishes, anniversary gifts and welcoming readers
Twenty-six years ago Tuesday, my world fell apart.
Specialized medical unit going to Persian Gulf
A highly specialized team of doctors and technicians will be heading for the Middle East.
Progam aimed at Hispanics
The Columbia County Extension Service and Columbia County School System are joining together to provide life skill classes to the county's Latino community.
Thomson Elementary will see more room
THOMSON - After realizing they just didn't have as much space as they wanted, Thomson Elementary School will be getting some breathing room later this year.
Merchants hope for business flood
Now that Thurmond Lake is at full pool, lake merchants are hoping the added water will help overflow their cash registers.
New Gold Cross unit starts service Monday
Local leaders will mark the addition of a new ambulance to Gold Cross' Columbia County fleet Monday.
Club to get new facility
THOMSON - The Thomson Boys and Girls Club will be getting a much needed boost this summer.
Signal brigade keeps critical links running
Technology has dramatically changed the way soldiers get information on the battlefield.
Wilson earns teacher of year honors
THOMSON - First she was named the best teacher at her school, and now she's been named the best in the county.
As reported in The Columbia News 41 years ago on Thursday, March 8, 1962.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Invesco LLC to Howard Wong, 921 Cammaron Way, $69,90
Columbia County school lunches
Trinity Baptist Church is presenting a drama presentation titled Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames, at 6 p.m. today and Monday; and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the church, 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez.
Get up and go
An organization meeting to start a chapter of Parents Without Partners will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 22, at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road, Augusta, in Room C101 of the Welcome Center. This chapter of the non-profit, non-sectarian, education, self-help and support organization will serve the needs of single parents families in the CSRA.
Senate remap plays chicken
None of the areas three senators were happy with an early revision of Georgia state Senate districts.
Rain helps lake, but now Corps won't
The last few months have been like manna from heaven for recreation-lovers and residents of Clarks Hill Lake. Plentiful rain finally broke the local areas persistent drought, bringing the lake back up to full pool for the first time in four years.
Death carries tragic lessons
After the deaths this year of Andrew Hawkinberry, Morgan Danielle Beverly and Holly Spivey in just three gloomy weeks last fall, it finally seemed that Columbia County students would be able to go the rest of the year without tragedy.
Is soccer becoming county's new king?
High school baseball is king in Columbia County, but the local prep soccer teams are poised to attempt a coup this spring.
High school sports schedule
Baseball: Washington County at Greenbrier, 6 p.m.; Harlem at Lakeside, 5 p.m.; Cross Creek at Evans, 4 p.m.
New coach, new season
The Augusta Christian School baseball team opened another season with a new head coach, but what else is new?
There is something fishy going on in Athens
By now all of you have heard about the controversy surrounding the University of Georgia basketball team, which was sparked by allegations of impropriety from former Bulldog guard Tony Cole.
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