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Deployed soldiers' children to meet
Donna Graves got her wish.

Cofee shop's creation was pure Serendipity
Serendipity is defined as a fortunate accident in which you find something valuable or pleasing when you are not looking for it.

Woman makes grave decision on her hobby
Michele Lewis is on the look-out.

Restaurant worker wins company scholarship
Laurel O'Neal became the first person in the Augusta area to receive Chick-fil-A's S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award.

Trio of longtime classmates share another similarity at UGA
It's a small world. Kate Dunaway, Jennifer Brown and Jennifer Flowers can vouch for that.

Son follows father in donation land for fire station
Thirty years ago, when William C. "Top" Watson donated a portion of his property to become McDuffie County's first fire station, it was heralded as the type of gift seen once in a lifetime.

Transplant recipient champions hospital's cause
Marcus Perry recently was in Washington to share - by hard-earned example - the message that children's hospitals are uniquely important to all children and need public and private support to continue their life-saving work.

Rain fails to dempen festival in Camak
A little rain never hurt anyone.

Doctor avoids felony charge in crash that killed teenager
A doctor involved in a fatal accident will not face a felony first-degree vehicular homicide charge after a blood-alcohol report showed he was not legally intoxicated.

Longtime golf lover has Masters dream job
Gerald Baygents probably has the best part-time job in Thomson.

Girl Scouts will honor county emergency director
When the CSRA Girl Scouts announced their annual list for the Women of Excellence, one of Columbia County's most influential leaders was among them.

Student wins state FBLA competition
Greenbrier High School sophomore Sam Gaston will represent his school and the state at the National Future Business Leaders of America Convention.

Supreme Court refuses lawsuit
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a wrongful termination suit against Columbia County.

Riverside Elementary honor roll
Riverside Elementary School:

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

Lakeside Middle School honor roll
Lakeside Middle School Honor Roll for the Third Nine Weeks

School lunch menu
Columbia County school lunch menu

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 35 years ago on Thursday, April 11, 1968.

Grovetown Middle School
Grovetown Middle School Honor Roll for the Third Nine Weeks

Blue Ridge Elementary School honor roll
Blue Ridge Elementary School Honor Roll for the Third Marking Period

Get up and go
Church of the Holy Comforter will an Easter service at 10:30 a.m. at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion at 3300 Evans to Locks Road. An Easter Egg hunt for children follows. Children are asked to bring their own baskets, everything else will be provided. All are welcome to attend. Questions? Call 210-1133.

Current events
The Lakeside High School chapter of Family Career & Community Leaders of America is sponsoring a public blood drive, along with Shepheard Community Blood Center on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 124 of Lakeside High School.

Sports briefs
Cheerleading tryouts

Teams set sights on region titles
When Masters Week is over, Columbia County's high school athletic teams will return to action, and several squads are positioned to become maters of their domain.

School board OKs new coach at Evans
Columbia County Board of Education members made it official this week.

Little Leagers inspired to join war effort
Part of the year, they are teammates on Little League teams. The rest of the time, they are opponents on middle school teams. In war, they are family.

Four of Harlem's baseball stars fell on Alabama
Just across the Alabama state line, minutes from Columbus, Ga., is Phenix City, the home of Chattahoochee Valley Community College.

Recreation department proposes activity fee
The Columbia County Recreation Department may soon ask parents for a voluntary $5 activity fee.

High school sports schedule
High school sports schedule for the week ahead.


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