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Congress works for the people, not the president
Taxes are as old as our Bible (Luke 2:30). As our Constitutions 16th Amend-ment says, Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on income from whatever source desired without apportionment among the several sates, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

Decision to use wreck photo was 'in poor taste'
I completely agree with Dan Halls letter in the Aug. 20 News-Times,(Printing photo of wrecked vehicle was "sadistic).

Fatz Cafe restaurant might open in Evans
Fatz Cafe might soon be the newest addition to the Evans restaurant community.

Golfer takes swing at musical stardom
Golfing stars from Columbia County are nothing new. A successful musician is a little out of the norm. Someone who is accomplished in both is a downright phenomenon.

Barbershop comes alive with sound of music
A barbershop might be their venue, but a quartet of harmonizing vocalists they are not.

Boy dies in morning house fire
County officials, school officials , friends and neighbors are scrambling to help a family that lost one child, has another child seriously injured and lost everything they owned in a Monday morning fire.

County proposes voting-site changes
Thousands of voters could casttheir votes at new locations in March's presidential primary.

Attorney appeals stormwater ruling
Georgia's highest ruling body could end the debate about Columbia County's stormwater utility fee.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 49 years ago, Aug. 26, 1954:

Photos: Scurrying to school
Justin Van Graham, 5, speeds down the hallway for his first day of kindergarten at Grovetown Elementary School. Justins photo was one of many sent in by parents documenting that all-important first day. More photos appear today's slideshow, click here to view it.

Police blotter
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged a Martinez woman on Aug. 18 with stealing from the Columbia County Magistrate Court.

On vacation
John and Amy Kelly, of Martinez, spent two weeks in Orlando with their five children. Pictured with Mickey Mouse at Disney-MGM Studios are Sawyer Kelly (from left), Sean-Hayden Kelly, Morgan Kelly, Amy Kelly and Ryan Kelly. John Kelly and baby Katie Kelly are not pictured.

Get up and go
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church will hold its second annual Pretty Hat Tea on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall, 703 Furys Ferry Road in Evans. The cost is $15, $10 for children ages 10 or under. The event will include skits, music and songs. Call 860-7091 for more information.

Fire seminar saving lives
There is a very real danger that Columbia County citizens are going to get numb and soon begin believing that deaths of young people are a matter of routine.

Precious memories of Mother
My Mother rode the bus from her home near Tupelo, Miss., to visit relatives in Memphis a few years ago. When my 5-foot-3-inch, gray-haired little tornado arrived, no one was there to pick her up. The neighborhood near the bus station had fallen on ha

Don't hold your breath on lake bill
Lets start with this safe prediction: U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwoods proposal to take Clarks Hill Lake shore land away from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and give it to local governments, whether its a good idea or not, isnt going to become law.

Help needed for fire victims
Amid the sorrow sweeping the county over additional tragic deaths of young people, there is heartening news from Harlem.

Lessons unlearned
The poor shall never cease out of the land.

Football squads eager to take the field
Labor Day arrives next week, but for Columbia County's public high-school football teams, another kind of holiday comes first.

Athlete Spotlight: Foster Moore
If Foster Moore wasn't so busy playing for the Harlem High School football team, he would make a great DJ.

Augusta Christian overwhelms Briarwood
Tailback Cole Rabun rushed for 218 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries as Augusta Christian Schools decimated the injury-depleted Briarwood Academy Buccaneers 48-0 Friday night in Warrenton, Ga.

Ceremony pays tribute to Harlem hoops legend
Tom Whitfield has been many things during his 76 years: patriarch for three generations of his family, Columbia County sheriff, football and baseball coach, teacher and assistant principal.

West Augusta winners
The West Augusta All Stars 13- and 14-year-olds are state champions in the Georgia Recreation Department Association.

Greene's bat stays hot for Rangers; Rivers' stock rises with Falcons
Former Evans High School star Todd Greene has hit safely in eight of his past nine games (dating back to Aug. 11) with the Texas Rangers. Also, he has nine home runs in just 169 at-bats this season. Greene now has 51 career homers in 1,053 at-bats.


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