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Theatre troupe gets 'Smart'
Get Smart, a play based on the popular TV comedy of the 1960s, will be presented by the Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company.

Mother-daughter librarians hit the books at separate schools
The saying "like mother, like daughter" could easily be applied to Cindy Beaty and her daughter Misty Christiansen.

County readies for classes to start
Workers are putting the finishing touches on school-improvement projects to ready Columbia County schools for the Aug. 6 start date.

Artist gets medievall on pupils' cafeteria
While pupils at North Columbia Elementary School will eat typical lunchroom fare when school starts back Aug. 6, a new mural on the cafeteria wall could transport them back to the Middle Ages, that period of European history between ancient and modern times.

Area churches step up to fill recent child-care gap
Warren Baptist Church announced in May that it was eliminating its day-care program, and recently Abilene Baptist Church ended its Mother's Day Out program. As a result, some area churches are experiencing increased demand for those services.

Schools bring technology to pupils, parents this year
New technology soon may provide parents a peek at a teacher's guarded grade book, a look at what their child is learning in the classroom and a glance at upcoming homework assignments.

Guide to Columbia County Schools
Guide to Columbia County schools for the 2003-2004 academic year

Leah residents are leery of fire plan
Leah fire-service subscribers expressed skepticism Tuesday over a county proposal to replace subscription fees with a tax.

Lewiston Elementary is ready to make history
On Aug. 6, about 445 Lewiston Lions will march into their new elementary school.

Teen overcomes injuries to excel
Drew Zimmerman has his sights set on college. For some, that aspiration doesn't seem too lofty, but for Drew, the goal is the pinnacle of several years of hard work.

Columbia County newsmakers
Realtor earns specialist award

Property transfers
Nordahl Homes Inc. to Randy S. Allen, 653 Devon Road, $97,900.

Current events
The Columbia County Board of Education will hold a public forum Monday to discuss the issue of having a countywide elected school-board chairman.

Police blotter
After receiving a sentence of nearly 30 years combined prison time, A Harlem man received more charges after struggling with deputies at his sentencing hearing Wednesday.

Follow dress code from the start
Where did the summer go? In just a couple of weeks, Columbia County students will return to class.

Quality teachers, curriculum key
By now, most parents and citizens have heard of the acronym NCLB. For those not familiar, it is the short title for the No Child Left Behind Federal Education Reform Act.

Sheriff draws '04 challenge
It probably seems early to be thinking about the 2004 elections.

Public's mission: Just show up
Attendance has been low at three sessions for the public to learn about Columbia Countys fire services study.

All-stars moving on to Dixie Boys series
Now that the Columbia County Recreation Department American All-Star team has swept five games to win the Dixie Boys state tournament at Riverside Park, let's throw some cliches around the horn.

Teams will try out night moves at Midnight Madness
Harlem High School football coach Jimmie Lewis has been battling a case of insomnia, and he has no one to blame but himself.

Knights barrel ahead
At his first day of practice last week, Evans High School football coach Marty Jackson saw some flashes of brilliance.

Top Dawgs
The East Georgia Dawgs 12 & under baseball team participated in the ITB Georgia Wood Bat Championship July 3rd thru July 6th at West Augusta Little League Park finishing the tournament in first place.

Sports briefs
Four former Augusta Christian School football players participated last weekend in the Georgia Independent School Association North-South All-star game in Macon. Scott Brantley (linebacker), Trey Pitts (linebacker), Ryan Bates (cornerback) and Matt Lane (tight end and defensive line) were members of the North squad, which lost 14-6 to the South All-stars.


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