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Contrary to writer, reform applies to all licenses
I am writing in response to the recent letter from Murray Burks of Woodstock, Ga., who wrote to express his disappointment with legislation I authored that governs how licensing boards must respond to complaints.

Like taxes, comment on increase was 'too much'
I have read Barry Paschals columns for years and have usually agreed with and enjoyed his opinions. However, his recent column, Too Much Tax, or Not Enough was too much for me!

Officials investigate school's unauthorized gift
Columbia County school officials are investigating the unauthorized gift of Evans High School weight equipment to a private Richmond County high school.

Martinez restaurant holds grand opening
The sizzle of eggs on the griddle, the smell of frying bacon and the aroma of fresh brewed coffee greet customers of Columbia County's newest restaurant, the Sunrise Grill.

Ground broken for fire headquaters
Thursday was an exciting day for members of the Martinez Fire Department.

Public meetings set for fire study
Columbia County officials are asking for residents' comments on recommendations made in the fire services draft study.

Retiree is enjoying fruits of his labors
Frank Buck doesn't find the slow pace of retired life satisfying.

County begins renovations at Savannah Rapids Pavillion
After years of paperwork delays, construction crews began arriving Monday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion to begin renovations on four dilapidated structures at the adjacent park - the gatekeeper's cottage, the dance pavilion, the dining shed and the barbecue pit.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago on Thursday, July 10, 1958.

Current events
The Lakeside High School football team will begin practice next week. All players should report to the Lakeside gymnasium Monday at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Lakeside coach Randy Hill at 863-0027 ext. 217.

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

On vacation
The Dukes family of Grovetown traveled this summer to New York City.

Celebrating 50 years
For dear Milo High our thoughts never die,

Three minutes aren't enough
Columbia Countys Board of Education isnt renowned for seeking public input. The citizen-comment portions of its meetings are among the areas more restrictive, and speakers are timed to make sure they dont exceed the three-minute limit. And in recent years, public forums have been few and far between.

Harlem's future preserves its past
Some folks may have been taken aback when Harlem officials - for the second time in recent years - turned down a rezoning request to allow construction of a discount store.

Former players plan tribute for legendary Harlem coach
Back in the days when Harlem High School basketball players sported short hair and tight shorts, the Bulldogs were local heroes and their leader was forging a winning tradition.

Bad rounds hurt local golfers at state amateur
The Georgia Amateur Championship wrapped up last weekend in Kennesaw, with David Noll of Dalton closing Sunday with a 1-under 71 to post a one-stroke victory over Augusta State University's Thomas Hagler of Ringgold.

Swimmers look back and forward at final meet
Hundreds of swimsuit-clad children and teens lined the walls of the Augusta Aquatics Center waiting to compete, some for the last time.

Dixie Boys get ready for state tournament
Two Columbia County Recreation Department all-star baseball teams will begin play this weekend in the Dixie Boys state tournament at Riverside Park, but this local rivalry won't play out like a diamond version of the Hatfields and McCoys.

Athlete spotlight
Just living adjacent to the 10th hole at Jones Creek Golf Club isn't enough to satisfy Dylan Lyons.


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