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Road-construction problems show lack of supervision, expertise
Michael Hogue's complaint about roadwork is deserving of sympathy and some responsible action, even if only half of it is true (letter, Roadwork, rain leaves home inundated with "waves of mud, June 22). My complaint pales in comparison.

Supreme Court's ruling on homosexual conduct hard to believe
A 6- 3 Supreme Court vote legalizing gay sexual conduct? I surely hate to sound like a seemingly dying conservative, but what is this nation coming to?

Parents must take responsibility for training own children to drive
This is in reference to the editorial, Could drivers ed keep kids alive? in the June 11 issue of The News-Times.

Development director sees many possibilities
Protecting local businesses and updating Internet resources are the way to advance the local economy, said the county's new economic development chief.

Sparks are ready to fly at party sites countywide
Freedom will ring, explode and light up the Columbia County night sky Friday.

Constitution signer helped found, settle Columbia County
He is one of the most important figures in Columbia County history, yet all most people seem to know about him is that he has a street named after him.

Club helps students with college
Lisa Fern wants to be a dental hygienist, which requires four years of college - two at Augusta State University and two at the Medical College of Georgia.

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

Picturing freedom
Pupils at Wesley United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School produced artwork with a patriotic them for Independence Day.

Current events
The Leah Volunteer Fire Department is playing host to a meeting July 22 at 7 p.m. at Station 2 on Burks Mountain Road to discuss the draft of the Columbia Conty Fire Services Study.

Get up and go
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity is accepting registration for the Mother's Day Out/Preschool Program to begin Aug. 18 for children walking through four years of age. For more information, call the PRE office at 722-4400.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 23 years ago on Wednesday, June 25, 1980.

Freedom gained, kept
So free we seem; so fettered fast we are.

Are we free? Read about it
Pontificators pontificate at Independence Day on just how much freedom we have left in the La

Wave flag, and reflect
On that particular day, we were filled with an extra measure of excitement. After all, not only did we get to eat all of the cotton candy we wanted but we would wa

Welcome to our new news neighbor
It is with great pride - and a little jealousy - that The Columbia County News-Times this week celebrates the launch of The McDuffie Mirror in our neighboring county.

Winner's lesson in perseverance
It was just a year ago that we said, Never has the saying "always a bridesmaid, never a bride been more appropriate than with 23-year-old Andrea Bailey of Evans, who for the third consecutive year has come in second in the Miss Georgia Pageant.

Sports briefs
Augusta Christian Schools graduate Billy Byler has been selected to work as an intern for Titans Radio, Titans Radio executive producer Larry Stone announced last week.

Star quality improves on all-county team
Hopefully all of you enjoyed last Sunday's Bottom Line, which looked back at the past 20 years of excellence in Columbia County high-school baseball.

Athlete spotlight on Greenbrier High School
The Columbia County News-Times again honors some of the county's top athletes for the 20002-2003 academic year.

Baseball teams get ready to slug it out
There will be some Fourth of July fireworks this week on local baseball diamonds, where high-school baseball teams will have a blast in the Greenbrier Slugfest baseball tournament.

College signs Evans defensive back
As a three-year starter for the Evans High School football team, Tanis Maynor had a knack for being in the right place at the right time.


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