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Restaurant's proposed location puts it inside school traffic zone
The property on which Rhineharts Oyster Bar wants to build a restaurant is entirely between the overhead blinking lights for the school district of Bel Air Elementary. The Columbia County School Board voted no to allow a (waiver from the distance restrictions for a) liquor license because the property was too close to the school. Many had signed a petition, attended the School Board meeting and spoke out against a liquor-serving business being built so close to the school.

Community, volunteers, businesses made boot drive a success
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who helped make this years Muscular Dystrophy Association Firefighters Boot Drive a huge success.

Coverage of EHS should 'move on' from former coach
It is time for Evans High School to move on.

Food pantry cooks up spaghetti fund-raiser
Columbia County Cares is feeding the public to raise funds for hungry families.

Language arts is a game in Grovetown
Grovetown Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Sylvia Martin hit a grand slam with her pupils by combining the study of language arts with baseball.

Unopposed Grovetown officials re-elected
Grovetown will head into the next four years with 16-year mayoral veteran Dennis Trudeau at the helm.

Groups plan bigger Fire Fest for Oct. 11
Organizers are bringing back the most popular draws from last year's Fire Fest in the hopes of making this year's event the biggest and most informative one yet.

Dignitaries to help open Suzuki facility
Columbia County business leaders and elected officials will host two special guests Thursday during a grand-opening ceremony for a Suzuki dealership.

Association hits road to fight breast cancer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Breast Cancer Association will run for awareness and a cure.

Awards dinner to honor teachers
The Columbia County school system will honor its top 27 educators at a Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner at West Lake Country Club on Thursday night.

Families hook up at fishing tournament
The future of fishing was the focus of a daylong tournament Saturday.

Evans grad seeks title of Miss America
Wearing the Miss Georgia sash, former Columbia County resident Andrea Bailey will join 50 other women competing Saturday in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

Time capsule
As reported 33 years ago in The Columbia News on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1970.

Purchasing power
Columbia County's Procurement Department recently became one of only 62 government purchasing departments in the nation accredited by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

Get up and go
The Evans High School football cheerleading clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school at 4550 Cox Road in Evans. Students will learn cheers and dances in preparation for a performance at the Evans vs. Tri Cities game Sept. 26. Cost for the clinic is $40, and includes a T-shirt and snack. For more information, call Robin Santagata at 868-3663, ext. 214.

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

Chick-fil-A gift
Michael Brown, representing Chick-fil-A, presents coupons to Euchee Creek Elementary School principal Wanda Golosky. The coupons will be presented to the schools pupils as awards throughout the year.

Coming clean
Mason Sparks, 8, washes a car with his fellow pupils from Harlem Middle and North Harlem Elementary schools.

Lessons from 'The Man in Black'
For my closest friends, it was a complete mystery. They had visited me in my dormitory room at the University of Georgia almost every night and listened to our usual menu of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other rock bands.

Time is right for new Augusta judge
It sure took a long time for Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to make up his mind. But if good things come to those who wait, then the wait was certainly worth it for attorney Mike Annis.

Good, good, bad and ugly
Dont look back, Phil Kent. Chris Baugh is gaining on you.

Panthers' new offense purrs in 30-6 win over Evans
Something strange happened last week at Panther Stadium, and it wasn't the Lakeside High School football team blowing out rival Evans High School.

Greenbrier, Lakeside will play nail-biter
All of Columbia County's high school football teams are in action this week, but one contest is atop the prep pecking order - Lakeside vs. Greenbrier.

Sports briefs
The NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick competition will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Blanchard Park. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 8-15.

Athlete Spotlight: Mary Mangum
Evans High School volleyball coach CeCe Armstrong admits that she has a tendency to brag about her players, but when it comes to Lady Knights captain Mary Mangum, there's no need to search for superlatives.

Lions get lift, Dogs stay down after Friday games
One team is firing on all cylinders, while the other squad is searching for a jump-start to the 2003 high school football season.

Aiken Cup winners
The U14 Lady Patriots Select Soccer Team took first place in the Aiken Cup Tournament held recently in Aiken, S.C.


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