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Retail spreads west on Washington Road
Columbia County residents now have one more stop on their way to Thurmond Lake.

Pupils squeal with delight over pig wager
Pink pig snouts filled the playground of Martinez Elementary School on Thursday.

Evans welders help Lakeside boosters
When some Lakeside Panthers needed help, some Evans Knights rode to the rescue.

Students at academic fair review Christian colleges
Dozens of high school students, looking to make the college experience a religious one as well, turned out for a special college fair at Augusta Christian Schools on Thursday.

4-H has fair contest down to an art
Columbia County 4-H director Shirley Williamson believes that arts and crafts are an essential part of a real fair.

Tour showcases Taliaferro's history
Mary Jones can't stand to see things neglected - hence her menagerie of nine birds, six cats and two dogs that she has rescued or adopted.

'Spooky to be Hungry' takes to the streets
Nearly a decade ago, Evelyn Browne came up with a Halloween idea that would help feed the hungry and bring the community together.

Season of giving starts this weekend
Turkey day is almost here, and a local nonprofit group needs help to make it a happy Thanksgiving for Grovetown's underprivileged.

Concerned Citizens' market helps others
What do you call nearly 30 yard-sale booths in one place?

County's Medieval Fest makes history
Columbia County's first Middle Ages-themed festival scored big with visitors and organizers Friday and Saturday.

Activist is slowing, but not stopping
Community activist David Titus is taking a step back, but he is far from done.

Get up and go
The Greenbrier High School Drama Club will hold a dessert theater at the school at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. The $5 admission supports the Drama Club's State Thespian Conference trip. For information, call 650-6040, ext. 335.

Pet adoptions
Jean Spaur of Martinez and her daughter, Carly Edwards, look at a puppy at Columbia County Animal Care and Control on Friday during the centers Special Pet Adoption.

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

Pet of the week
This female basset hound is a two-year- old tricolor. She is very gentle and rarely barks. She is available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control.

Playing it safe
Evans Wal-Mart risk control team member Doug Saulters shows Michaela DeBuck (left) and Emberly DeBuck, 8, a safe way to carve a pumpkin.

Harlem homecoming
Harlem High School's Sharday Taylor is flanked by her parents, Sharon and Benny Sercy, as she is crowned homecoming queen.

Time capsule
As reported 37 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Oct. 27, 1966:

Fun for the family
Moriah Peach, 6, of Evans has her face painted with spooky creatures by Carla Lampp of Boneville during the Mistletoe State Park Family Fall Festival on Saturday.

Citizen crime-fighter deserves praise
There is a telling line in the report, Guns Used in Crime, from the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics: By definition, stolen guns are available to criminals.

Reading uncomprehension
Ye stuff the head with all such reading as was ever read, (and) explain a thing till all men doubt it.

Spooky brings neighbors together
If the key to boosting home security is for neighbors to look out for one another - as Linda Hiers King demonstrates in the editorial above - what better way to kick-start that process than through an effort to get neighbors to know each other?

Local talent gets a boost
As expected, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has now named an Augusta attorney as a panelist on the states judicial nominating commission.

Athlete Spotlight: - Kristi Nichols, Brittany Leverett and Amanda Glover
When Greenbrier High School softball coach Garrett Black looks out on the diamond, he sees stars.

Knights put together surprising win streak
I must admit, after seeing the Evans High School football team turn in a poor performance against Lakeside earlier this season, I thought the Knights would struggle to win two games in 2003.

Cross-country runners prepare for region tests
It was over the river and through the woods, but this wasn't a fairy tale playing out last weekend at the Brierpatch.

Rec football standings
Columbia County Recreation Department 2003 youth football standings

Fight continues to find spots in the playoffs
The clock is ticking on the 2003 high-school football season, and for Columbia County's squads, that means it's time to get serious on the gridiron.

Wolfpack wins eighth region softball title
For a team that held the top ranking in Class AAAA, with a seven-year reign as region champions, you might think the Greenbrier High School softball squad had nothing to prove in last week's Region 3-AAAA tournament.


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