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County GOP elects new leader
Columbia County Republicans cleaned house Saturday.

Residents learn crime protection
A Columbia County apartment complex is doing everything it can to be crime-free.

City leaders sketch plan for growth
Harlem officials are preparing for the city to be the next stop in Columbia County's westward development.

School career center helps guide students
With some good-natured ribbing involved, Harlem High School Career Center Coordinator Teresa Sanders tried to convince senior Shannah Waters that she should go to Georgia College & State University, where her brother had gone.

Tree ordinance extended to county
Columbia County now has a county-wide tree ordinance.

Church will play host to health fair
The 19th Annual MCG/Red Cross Health Fair will be Saturday at Abilene Baptist Church.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 41 years ago on Thursday, March 8, 1962.

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

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Get up and go
An organization meeting to start a chapter of Parents Without Partners will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road, Augusta, in Room C101 of the Welcome Center. This chapter of the nonprofit and nonsectarian education, self-help and support organization will strive to serve the needs of single parents families in the CSRA.

Bringing down the house
Euchee Creek Elementary School second-grader Tony Thomason played the part of a rabbit eating a gingerbread house in the play This Old Gingerbread House.

Columbia County newsmakers
Jessica Gore recently was named Miss Greenbrier High School. Pictured are Tori Ray (from left), first runner-up; Whitney Tankersley; Rachel Sampson, Miss Congeniality; Jessica; Erin Pippin; Cindy Burckel, second runner-up. The Miss GHS Scholarship Pageant featured 20 sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As Miss GHS, Jessica receives a $500 scholarship.

Current events
Columbia County was chosen to receive $8,399 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

New space for 'News-Times'
Reporters Melissa Hall and Valerie Rowell get settled in the new office for the Columbia County News-Times and The Augusta Chronicles Columbia County Bureau.

School study finally gets started
After what looked like months of stammering and outright stalling, Columbia Countys School Board has finally approved a framework for studying a change in the way the boards chairman is chosen.

Checking on the 'experts'
According to the dictionary definition (above), rather than having perfect knowledge in a certain area, an expert may just be a person who knows more about something than you do.

Seeking help, not ridicule
Not many people can grow up out in Winfield on a farm, like me, and not harbor a streak of redneck. Sort of how black people call each other the n word, most country folk are accustomed to referring to others like us as rednecks, but arent necessarily crazy about it when someone else calls us that.

Weekly bowling scores
Listed by high game, series

Stars lead teams to new heights
The 2002-03 high school basketball season is in the books, and for Columbia County squads and their fans, it was a campaign to remember.

High school sports schedule
Baseball: Aquinas at Lakeside, 7 p.m.; Greenbrier at Richmond Academy, 4:30 p.m.; Burke County at Harlem, 5 p.m.; Evans at Westside, 5 p.m.

Athlete Spotlight: Robert Paist, Taylar Stallings, Chris Cozart
Evans High School's Chris Cozart, Taylar Stallings and Robert Paist made a show of force at the Region 4 weightlifting championships, which were held earlier this month in Jefferson, Ga.


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