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Grant to ministry was for one-time, one-year only
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has a sincere, long-term commitment to young people and communities, tangibly demonstrated by its philanthropic contributions of more than $100 million to local causes, the vast majority of it in the state of Georgia, since 1995.

Deputies aren't 'taken care of' by Sheriff's Office
Re Columbia County Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Lou Ciamillos May 4 guest column in The Columbia County News-Times applauding Sheriff Clay Whittle:

Shakespeare set for refurbished auditorium
The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council wanted to show off renovations it and several other organizations funded in the North Augusta High School auditorium, and the Occasional Theatre Co. needed a space to perform.

County invites input on new library's cafe
Who will be serving ice cream and coffee at the new library complex? That was the topic of a meeting between Columbia County officials and local restaurant owners at the Columbia CountyGovernment Complex on Wednesday.

County honors employee
Greg Woodlief ran out of space on the yellow Post-It note as he listed all Tammy John's attributes.

Friends enjoy good times in Grovetown
There may not have been fireworks, but there was plenty of camaraderie.

Harlem proceeds cautiously with zoning
Harlem city officials recently passed a resolution that will help protect what its residents value - Harlem's small-town charm.

Lakegoers celebrate at Raysville Marina
The anticipation and the lake level were high this year for the Raysville fireworks show.

Fun fills Patriots Park on Friday
The rain may have come down, but that didn't stop the fireworks from lighting up the sky above Patriots Park on Friday.

Rotary bestows honors
The Martinez-Evans Rotary Club honored Dr. Evelyn Browne, Anna Harris, Charles Haywood and Col. John E. Pirkle with outstanding community service awards.

Having a blast on the fourth

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

Current Events
The Georgia Department of Transportation has started paving the 12.59-mile stretch of Washington Road from Columbia Road to Pollards Corner.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 42 years ago on Thursday, July 6, 1961.

Study traffic? Drive Washington Road
So, Columbia County and the Georgia Department of Transportation have hired a consultant to gather information for three months, and then report on the countys transportation needs?

Volunteers can clean up
As many local folks are aware, October isnt just for trick-or-treating any more. It also has become a time when hundreds of volunteers go door to door, collecting donations for Golden Harvest Food Bank as part of the Its Spooky to be Hungry campaign.

Nature trail back home
There are not only stately pines, but fragile flowers which derive their nutriment from the crudest mass of peat. These remind us that not only for strength, but for beauty the poet must, from time to time, travel the loggers path and the Indians trail, (and) drink at some new and more bracing fountain.

Athlete spotlight on Evans High School
The Columbia County News-Times again honors some of the county's top athletes for the 2002-2003 academic year

Belcher makes his mark early in Reds organization
Former Augusta Christian School baseball star Jordan Belcher has been a pro only for a few weeks, but you'd never know it from the early numbers he's posted.

Faith & baseball team up at Harlem camp
On most any other summer day, Joshua Chapman would have found better things to do than walk through a rainstorm.

Sports briefs
Evans High School's fall-sports athletes are asked to have physicals done July 9 at 6 p.m. The physicals will be at 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle near Doctors Hospital. Athletes can meet at Evans at 5 p.m. if they need a ride to the doctor's office.


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