Board should do 'serious thinking' on waiver
What a shame every citizen of Columbia County could not have attended the meeting of the Columbia County Board of Education on April 22. I hope a majority of our citizens read Barry Paschals column, Profiles in cowardice, in last Sundays News-Times. All anyone expected was for the board members to give a final answer to a simple question.
Board will vote Tuesday for students or liquor
I am writing in regard to the recent debate by the Columbia County School Board consideration of granting a waiver to Rhineharts Oyster Bars request for a liquor license. It appalls me that the board would even be considering granting a waiver for an establishment that serves alcohol in such close proximity of Bel Air Elementary School.
Alcohol licensing vote nears
The Columbia County Board of Education is slated to vote on a controversial alcohol waiver for Rhinehart's Oyster Bar on Tuesday night.
Name surfaces for council post
After Harlem City Councilman Craig Brooks turned in his resignation April 23, he went to the other council members individually to find out whom they would like to succeed him.
Children get taste of theater
When Austin and Thomas Sprague auditioned for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland, held Saturday at Fort Gordon's Dinner Theatre, they knew exactly what parts they wanted.
Greenbrier student carries violent record
A Greenbrier High School student arrested in a pair of sex attacks has a history of violence arrests.
Gas stations re-open near Interstate 20
THOMSON - After months of being wrapped in yellow police tape, the two gas stations near the Interstate 20 exit on Washington Road have reopened.
Boy misses parents deployed in Iraq war
THOMSON - When 5-year-old Jordan Walker said goodbye to his mother and father in January, he thought they were just going to go work for a while.
Music program strikes a chord
DEARING - When Jim McGaw was trying to develop a new way to teach musical composition to Dearing Elementary School pupils, he came up with an original idea.
Thomson cop's car runs over suspect
A Thomson police officer ran over a suspected shoplifter with his patrol car Thursday.
Birthday boy decides to give, not get
When 8-year-old Xavier Garnavault grows up, he wants to be an inventor and a wealthy soccer champion who helps the poor.
Chamber kicks off membership drive
Columbia County's Chamber of Commerce is getting serious about creating its own identity.
Budget balance eludes county
Columbia County officials are closing in on a balanced budget for the next fiscal year, but they're still about $910,000 out of balance.
Woman survives but shooter dies
Stephanie Wideman knew her father-in-law and his common-law wife argued.
Mentors offer outlets for children
One day, Jim Luhring plans to make a scrapbook, one that will show the special relationship he has had being a mentor for Greenbrier Elementary School pupil Elton Harrison.
Fire department caps off high school's good deed
Lakeside High School band members got a piece of the Big Apple after all.
New restaurant plans fall opening
Columbia County will be home to the original Twisted Chicken Cafe.
As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago on Thursday, May 1, 1958.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Harlem High School will present Footloose on May 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and May 10 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the school. Students and faculty members will perform.
Lack of action allowed assaults
As the community struggles with the shocking revelations flowing out of Greenbrier High School, a couple of vital questions remain:
Inside look at the Sheriff's Office
In past years, the only time a citizen would interact with the law enforcement agency in their area was as the result of tragedy or a criminal incident in which they were involved as a victim or suspect. Thats because law enforcement, in the past, was primarily reactive.
Alcohol waiver to be resolved Tuesday
Give them credit: After fumbling an opportunity to put a hot-button issue to rest, Columbia County School Board members now plan to pick up the ball.
No crying for spilled beans
Folks in the media thrive on unsolicited information. Just lately such tips have been especially important in revealing stories that the public may not have read about if callers hadnt provided timely help.
The word vs. men's rules
It was a policy moment at our discussion group, and the subject was absenteeism.
The 12th annual Evans Youth Basketball Camp will be June 2-6, with a second session scheduled July 7-11. The camps at the Evans High School gym are for boys and girls ages 6-14, and the cost for each camp is $100, or $85 if a camper brings a lunch from home. The costs include a camp T-shirt and snacks each day. Trophies, awards and certificates also will be presented. There is a $10 discount for families with multiple campers. For more information, call 650-8008, 863-1198 or 951-3686.
Augusta Christian posts back-to-back 15-0 wins
The area beyond the outfield wall at the Augusta Christian Schools diamond might be the most dangerous place in Columbia County.
Prep wins state, Evans wins region in golf
For the Augusta Preparatory Day School golf team, the only numbers that matter are the ones on the scorecard.
Columbia County's high school athletes stayed very busy last week, and even when their prep competitions were complete, there still was work to do.
Soccer teams enter playoffs
Lakeside High School soccer coach Dave Morgan wants to see the Greenbrier Wolfpack play for a Class AAAA title later this month at the Brierpatch.
Lakeside, ACS take region tennis titles
Lakeside High School tennis player Megan Gunnels wasn't bothered by the oppressive heat or an aggressive opponent during the Region 3-AAAA tournament Tuesday at Lakeside.
Knights stay within sight of 7-AAAAA baseball crown
Evans High School pitcher Seth Newsome was under the weather last week, and first baseman Doug Wylie couldn't concentrate in class Wednesday.
Greenbrier defends region track title
When the Greenbrier High School girls won their first Region 3-AAAA track-and-field championship last year, it would have been easy to assume it was a one-time shot for the Lady Wolfpack.
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