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There is 'still a lot of work to do' in seeking racial reconciliation
Just a couple of thoughts on Barry Paschals Oct. 12 column regarding the racial reconciliation summit in Atlanta. Under the heading "Reconciliation just talk, he wrote:

Library to expand genealogy resources
In her more than 20 years working for the county's probate court, Judge Pat Hardaway has seen first-hand the importance of historical documents.

Fund-raising athletes take to the trees
The piney scent of a fresh Christmas tree is a sign of the Christmas holidays.

Grovetown is no stranger to the hoopla of recalls
California Gov. Gray Davis soon will join the ranks of the unemployed after losing the most publicized recall election in U.S. history earlier this month.

Greenbrier graduate is going places
Greenbrier High School band director Tom Smallwood can't say enough good things about Lesley Graybeal.

Neighbor helps police make burglary arrests
Linda Hiers King didn't think anything of jumping in her car and tailing some suspicious teenagers a few weeks ago.

Board rejects Kroger
It is now the Columbia County commissioners' turn to tackle a contentious proposal for a Kroger shopping center near the intersection of Furys Ferry and Evans-to-Locks roads.

Pumpkin project helps church charity
Four-year-old Colin Gallahue picked the perfect pumpkin.

Sylvia Hockman Bell and Donald Earl Bell, Oct. 6.

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

Time capsule
As reported 64 years ago in The Columbia News, Oct. 19, 1939:

Blue Ridge Elementary honer roll
The following pupils have been named to the first nine weeks A honor roll at Blue Ridge Elementary School:

Property transfers
Sharon Graham Palmer to David D. Beach III, 4774 Maple Creek Court, $115,900.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menus

Brookwood Elementary honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the first nine weeks A honor roll at Brookwood Elementary School:

Get up and go
Absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 election for Grovetown City Council and the District 4 Columbia County Commission seat are available at the Board of Elections Office in the Columbia County Government Center. For more information, call 868-3355.

Columbia County newsmakers
Navy Seaman Recruit Robert H. Haag, Jr, son of Teresa and Robert Haag of Evans, Ga., recently graduated from the Basic Enlisted Submarine Course at the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Conn.

Evans Elementary honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the first nine weeks A honor roll at Evans Elementary School:

Flu-shot clinics: A healthy partnership
Columbia County already is in the unexpected throes of campaign season, with unplanned elections coming up in two weeks for County Commission and Grovetown City Council. And flu season isnt far away.

Musical taste in the ear of the hearer
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make melody in your heart to the Lord.

Defending marriage from social experimentation
As long as Ive had the honor of serving my northeast Georgia neighbors in Congress, almost nine years now, Ive always let commonsense a

Feed hungry, not dole rolls
One of the kindest people around is Bill Campbell, who with his wife Angie runs the United We Care food pantry in Grovetown.

Football wraps up for middle schools
The high school football season has just passed the midway point, but Columbia County's middle-school teams completed their gridiron campaigns last week.

Evans Middle ends season undefeated after 8-6 win
Only two things could have stopped the Evans Middle School football team from achieving gridiron perfection last week - the visitors from Riverside Middle School and the Knights themselves.

Coaches reluctantly accept new region
Columbia County's Class AAAA high schools were prepared to circle the wagons, but after absorbing the initial shock of the Georgia High School Association's region realignment vote last week, Lakeside, Greenbrier and Evans seem resigned to their fate.

Sports briefs
Augusta Junior Olympic Volleyball Club tryouts will be Nov. 11 and 13 at The Family Y on Wheeler Road. in Augusta. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration forms are available at or e-mail

Evans feels vindicated with region softball crown
The Evans High School softball team endured two seasons as the unwelcome guest in Region 7-AAAAA, so it's only fitting that the Lady Knights made their region opponents pay for their lack of hospitality.

Champion Cyclones
The Columbia County Cyclones won the 12-and-under United States Specialty Sports Association Let 'Em Play Baseball Tournament held Oct. 11-12 at Riverside Park in Evans by defeating the Aiken Fangs and Martinez Lumberjacks in the championship round.


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