Sunday, October 5, 2003

Harlem area slighted in newspapers coverage
Im wondering if your News-Times reporters venture outside the Martinez/Evans area. I read your newspaper online each edition and cant help but notice a few trends.

Harlem area slighted in newspapers coverage
Im wondering if your News-Times reporters venture outside the Martinez/Evans area. I read your newspaper online each edition and cant help but notice a few trends.

Evans High principal doesn't deserve criticism
Re the Oct. 1 letter by Steven Smead, Former Evans coach ill-treated in removal from team position:

Evans High principal doesnt deserve criticism
Re the Oct. 1 letter by Steven Smead, Former Evans coach ill-treated in removal from team position:

College student spends summer sharing his faith with others
Tyler Holley has been attending church since he was born and became a member of Harlem Baptist Church when he was 9. But it wasn't until this summer that Holley learned what it meant to share his faith with others.

Group helps troubled girls
Before she turned 12, Zenobia Gordon already had a bad attitude - her sharp tongue led to problems with teachers and friends.

Signs point to chain of Safe Houses
Capt. Gary Owens would love to see daisies lining the streets, but not the kind you grow.

Bingo draws seniors out to many places
Every week, bingo calls and store announcements mingle inside the Evans Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Food drive prepares for another big year
In the six years that the It's Spooky to Be Hungry food drive has been held, food donations have grown from 2,200 pounds to 46,000 pounds, and money contributions have soared from $1,020 to $24,840.

Councilman resigns to enter county race
The Grovetown City Council on Wednesday unanimously decided to schedule a special election in November to fill the council seat vacated by George James, who resigned Monday to run for the Columbia County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat.

Sheriff confirms re-election bid
Clay Whittle announced his re-election campaign Wednesday morning to put an end to gossip that he wasn't going to seek another term as the top law enforcement officer in Columbia County.

Charity flows for family
Wearing a hat in a public school is against the rules, but pupils at Brookwood Elementary School paid a dollar last week to help the Hutto family.

Meeting to help decide sludge's future
The possible introduction of Columbia County sewage sludge on grass fields in central Jefferson County will be the subject of a public information meeting Oct. 6 at the courthouse in Louisville.

Author stresses skillful writing
Local author Christine Hurley Deriso shared her newly published children's book and talked about how to improve writing skills with pupils recently at Evans Middle School.

Students start on long road to Scotland
Harlem High School's drama students have cleared their first hurdle to perform at an international arts festival, but there's still a long way to go until they board an airplane next summer.

Lake business is wind-powered
Chuck Hardin anchors some boards in the water and breezily swims back to the shore of Thurmond Lake.

Feline Fiesta
Sharon Deming holds one of the two cats she adopted during Happy Trails Rescue's Feline Fiesta at SuperPetz on Bobby Jones expressway.

New sergeant major
A Columbia County resident with 19 years of service has been promoted to the U.S. Army's highest enlisted grade of E-9, sergeant major.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

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

Get up and go
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 192, on Legion Drive in Evans, is holding Octoberfest on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m or until sold out. German dishes are $5, and are available for dining in or takeout. For more information, call Miriam Stein at 863-7249.

Time capsule
As reported 33 years ago in The Columbia News, Oct. 7, 1970:

Divorces
Karen Christine Phillips and John Kinsey Phillips, Sept. 23.

Property transfers
KPA Inc. to Douglas S. Nichols, 629 Hamilton Road, $19,700.

Test may pre-empt HOPE reform
The average SAT score of pupils graduating in 2003 from Columbia County schools is 1037; Georgias average is 984.

No helmets? Not for kids
Among other things, October is National Brain Injury Aware-ness Month. Maybe that explains all the wacky stories about Rush Limbaughs comments on race and football and Arnold Schwartzeneggers political gyrations in California.

Student's involvement gets results
Its just about impossible to get students interested in public policy, much less sparking their interest in changing it.

Much-delayed law saves babies
Babies are born all the time, most with very little notice bey

Relevant or obsolete
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of the Lord stands forever.

Middle schools start friendly football rivalry
The inaugural battle between the Harlem Middle School Bulldogs and the Grovetown Middle School Patriots ended in a 12-6 win for the Patriots.

Hits keep coming for ex-Evans slugger
Todd Greene's 2003 major-league campaign is now in the books, and for the third time in his career, the former Evans High School star reached the double-figure mark in home runs.

Soccer Classic winners
Augusta Arsenal recently won the 2003 RBC Liberty Insurance Soccer Classic under-11 Division championship.

High school sports schedule
Tuesday Cross Country: Lakeside at Harlem, TBA.

Schools await region changes
When Evans High School needed a helping hand two years ago, Buzz Busby delivered a slap in the face.

Greenbrier softball coach chalks up win No. 200
Before his team took the field Tuesday at the Brierpatch, Garrett Black performed his normal ritual.

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