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Tale of two bridges: One wasn't blown up, other lit by the living
I have to point out one error in Barbara Seaborns Aug. 6 column in which she refers to the bridge at Remagen.

Citizens will benefit from renovations at Savannah Rapids site
Renovations to Savannah Rapids Pavilion, as recently reported, bode well for citizens.

Greenspace committee may grow to seven
Evenbefore the new Greenspace Advisory Board is formed, county officials are proposing to the change who is on it.

Schools added to state's failing list
Grovetown Elementary, North Columbia Elementary and Harlem Middle schools have been added to the list of schools that must offer parents the option of moving their children to another school or receiving free tutoring services.

Boy Scouts go extra mile for Eagle service project
Becoming an Eagle Scout is no easy task. It takes years of discipline and commitment. It also takes a certain philanthropy.

County prepares to expand on fire study's findings
With the final version of Columbia County's fire-service study complete, Columbia County Administrator Steve Szablewski says the next step will be to hire a consultant to turn the study into a plan for changing the way fire protection is provided.

Harlem Middle School goes heavy on pride
A pride rock has rolled into Harlem Middle School.

Med students undergo training by accident
Heather Simon pried the door of the car off with the jaws of life to get to the injured victim inside.

Agencies get new emergency equipment
Columbia County fire departments got a surprise last week.

Harlem High 50th reunion
Harlem High School's class of 1953 recently celebrated their 50th reunion at White Columns Restaurant in Thomson.

Get up and go
Rummage sale

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 64 years ago on Thursday, Aug. 10, 1939.

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

A matter of taste
Mike Brodhecker samples a plate of barbecue. The Columbia County Recreation Department hosted a Memphis in May-sanctioned barbecue judge seminar Saturday at Patriots Park.

On vacation
The Rogers and Annis families of Columbia County recently visited Hilton Head Island, S.C., on their annual before-school vacation.

Cops' effort returns guitar
These kinds of things just dont happen. Not to me, not in my neighborhood. Its a nice place, the quiet broken only by kids playing out in the cul-de-sac in front of our happy little suburban home.

Time for dragging back to school
Although Columbia Countys first day of school arrived this year before the dog days of summer had even begun, schools in this part of the country have always started on the early side for some of us.

Beautiful winners for Columbia County
Columbia County sure is a beautiful place. And smart, too.

Teflon wears thin on former local doc
We called him the Teflon Doc: Jerry Jackson Lee II, a physician who set up shop last year in Columbia County and soon came under scrutiny when charges of malpractice from his former middle Georgia patients began to surface.

Football teams scrimmage to test their mettle for upcoming season
A rainbow arched past Panther Stadium last week, but the Lakeside High School football team wasn't searching for a pot of gold.

Former high-school stars excel at collegiate track and field
Former Lakeside High School standout Reese Hoffa experienced one of the greatest moments of his stellar athletic career last week.

Dixie Boys win fourth series title
The Columbia County Recreation Department Dixie Boys All-star team traveled to Jackson, Tenn., and when the squad came home last week, head coach Angel Torres whispered words of wisdom.

Sports briefs
The Aiken-Augusta Lacrosse Club will conduct a clinic for men and women, minimum age 15, Aug. 17 at Citizens Park in Aiken. The clinic is at noon. Experience and equipment is not required. For more information call 733-4271 or 854-1908.

Athlete spotlight: Tom Northcutt
As a 13-year-old, Tom Northcutt developed a passion for swimming that has stayed with him for the past 24 years. A masters swimmer recently recognized by United States Masters Swimming for many top-10 placements, Northcutt is considered among the best.

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