Monday, May 26, 2003

Greenbrier High principal's record defended
After reading the letter last Sunday from former Evans High School parent Linda Parnell, asking for a check of Dr. Sandra Carraways backround, I am outraged.

Sarcastic 'thanks' for lack of help
I would like to congratulate the Columbia County Engineering and Environmental Services Department for dodging a bullet so effectively. They handled our case with such political deftness, it was almost staggering.

State Farm plays host to 2003 After Hours
THOMSON - Ten years and counting.

Fire study shows how departments, service stack up
The updated Columbia County fire-services study covers where Columbia County's fire departments have been, where they are and recommendations for where they should go.

Governor signs education changes
THOMSON - McDuffie County recently played host to the governor.

Schools' budget shows no new taxes
Columbia County taxpayers likely will not see an increase in school taxes this year under a budget that is under consideration by the school board.

Libraries crank up summer reading
Summer vacation often leaves children lacking intellectual stimulation that sleeping late, swimming and camp can't provide.

Videoconferencing helps hospital save lives
THOMSON - Sometimes being No. 1 isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Euchee Creek PTA takes state honor
Euchee Creek Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association was selected the 2003 Georgia PTA Outstanding Elementary PTA Unit for District 8, which covers 12 counties.

Young authors finish book project
Amid punch and dainty cookies with pink icing, a group of young authors recently was feted for the debut of their first published books.

Students crusade against tobacco
THOMSON - Just call it a campus coup.

Students win art awards
Artworks depicting walking fish and a vase of flowers in water won two Evans High School students national prominence in the River of Words art and poetry contest.

Fire study leaves burning questions
The updated Columbia County fire study is a plan to improve fire service.

Veteran served country in four branches of the military
The majority of people never serve in the armed forces.

Property transfers
Keystone Homes Inc. to Alana Feuerhahn and Chad Feuerhahn, 388 Sandleton Way, $172,145.

Get up and go
The United Methodist Children's Home of the North Georgia Conference is seeking Christian families for babies, children and teenagers who cannot live with their biological families.

Blood ties
Greenbrier golf coach Clint Wood was first to donate blood for Michael Barman, one of the Greenbrier High School golfers who was critically injured in an accident.

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

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago on Thursday, May 23, 1957.

Columbia County newsmakers
David Adkinson, a 1999 Evans High School graduate, graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with high honors, majoring in molecular biology minoring in music. Adkinson, son of Larry and Kathy Adkinson, will attend the Medical College of Georgia in the fall.

Current events
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is holding an emergency-preparedness open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church located on North Belair Road, Evans. Columbia County Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker will present diaster information in our area including shelters, evacuation routes.

Music teacher receives honor
A proclamation for dedicated service and professionalism was presented to Margaret Wiggins, music specialist at Blue Ridge Elementary School, by state Rep. Ben Harbin at the May 5 Parent-Teacher Organization meeting.

On Memorial Day, persue happiness
Another Red, White & Blue Veterans Celebration has come and gone. Our new flags will stay out at least until after tomorrows Memorial Day holiday, when well fire up the grills and hang out at the lake or pool - weather permitting - or watch baseball on television.

Bench open for Fleming?
The speculation went wild - as wild as such things can get in the mind-numbingly boring legal world - as soon as Judge Robert Lyn Allgood made his surprise announcement that he was leaving his post in superior court for a return to a lucrative life as a lawyer.

Divine advice for grads
Parents, keynote speakers, diploma-signing educators, and even a newspaper columnist or two fill the heads of departing seniors with more advice than theyll ever hear again in so short a space of time. Perhaps the graduates will cling to some of that advice, though more likely theyll fling the imposed tips for a good life into the air along with their obsolete, four-cornered caps.

Wolfpack advances in baseball playoffs
Between innings, Greenbrier's Scott Wandless would sit down in the same spot in the dugout. Bidding for a perfect game makes the best of pitchers superstitious.

Lakeside's Rivers sees short stint in NFL Europe
Former Lakeside High School star David Rivers has been on a wild ride since he wrapped up his prep football career with the Panthers.

Sports briefs
The Columbia County Patriots Soccer Program will conduct Select Soccer tryouts for the 2003-04 season beginning Tuesday.

Evans High School sports banquet
Photos from the Evans High sports banquet

Panthers' season ends short of title
Lakeside High School had two chances to play for a Georgia High School Association soccer championship, and though those dreams died last week at Panther Stadium, it wasn't from lack of effort.

Evans athlete signs with rising golf powerhouse
Zac Tilton participated in Evans High School's graduation ceremonies last weekend, but he had to return to his old school Tuesday to put the finishing touches on some important paperwork.

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