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Senior center to raffle off quilt
Quilting is a meticulous, labor-intensive craft, and a handsewn quilt can be a highly coveted possession.

Suzuki auto dealership opens in Evans
Another new car dealership has motored into Evans.

County to allow private pet cremations
Richmond County businessman Richard Lord says he does not want to compete with a tax-funded competitor unburdened by having to turn a profit.

Tragedy strikes twice
For the second consecutive year, Harlem High School is beginning its school year with grief counselors helping students deal with the loss of a classmate.

County sets stage for higher taxes
Most Columbia County landowners will see an increase in their property taxes next month.

Junior teen winner is happy to help
Taylor Bentler has it all: beauty, smarts, compassion, a caring attitude and great friends.

Church program feeds a need
Budget cuts at a local food bank sparked a Harlem man's idea to inspire others to be good Samaritans.

Local park will open early for Mars view
No one alive will ever be this close to the Red Planet again.

Columbia County newsmakers
The Watson-Brown Foundation in Thomson, a group focused on education, awarded 354 scholarships to students attending 83 colleges or universities from Georgia and South Carolina at a recent ceremony at Thomson First Methodist Church's Family Life Center.

Police blotter
Police are looking for an elderly man who they say scammed a Martinez grocery store for $400.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Get up and go
The Columbia County Retired Educators will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gibbs Library on Belair Road. Area 12 Director Beverly Roberts will be the guest speaker. All retired educators and staff members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Helen Morris at 863-7949 or Margaretha Lotz at 863-0895.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News, Aug. 26, 1970.

Property transfers
Three A.M. LLC to Edward H. and Anna Mae Kinney, 307 Evans Lake Way, $67,900.

Technical difficulties too much for golden years
I am trying so terribly hard to be a modern woman, if for no other reason than to keep up with my grandchildren. Its embarrassing for them to visit and fix my computer.

OK pet cremations, but raise price
From a conservative viewpoint, local governments should provide only the services necessary for public commerce and safety: police, fire and emergency medical protection, and road construction and maintenance.

Believe it or not, God cares
My granddaughters and I had planned an adventure, but not a scary one. And I dont mean our second visit of the summer to the dinosaur exhibit at Fort Discovery. By now even the little one was tolerating the simulated, prehistoric roars without fear. No, the scary part of our day happened on the way to dinner at Old MacDonalds Fish Camp in North Augusta.

Some wounds resist healing
My 9-year-old tumbled from her bike the other day, and zipped a big chunk of skin off one knee. It looked awful, and bled worse.

Help needed with girl's funeral
As if it is possible to compound the tragedy this week in which Harlem has lost two of its children, the families of one of them desperately needs help in paying for their childs funeral expenses.

Lakeside wins grudge match on softball field
Lakeside High School's Kaylee Hutchins made her prep softball debut Tuesday, and the freshman summed up the experience in one word.

Look for Georgia Bulldogs to be good, not great, on gridiron
In my previous column, I provided some thoughts on the upcoming high-school football season in Columbia County. Prep football is huge, but in the South, college football is king, so here's a brief preview and some predictions for the 2003 college gridiron campaign.

Injury sidelines Evans quarterback
The Evans High School football team has something in common with the Atlanta Falcons, and that's bad news for the Knights.

Middle-school veteran takes over Knights band
While Columbia County's football teams are getting ready to hit the gridiron, a different team will take the field with a new coach.

Sports briefs
The Martinez-Evans Sting, a fast-pitch softball team for players age 14 and under, has two player openings this fall for the 2003-04 season. The team expects to compete in 12-15 travel tournaments from October through July. Highly-skilled, committed athletes can contact coach Jerry Wuchte at 868-9614 for tryout information. The tryouts are open to Georgia and South Carolina players.


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