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Sarcastic thanks to Jackson, sheriff, county for noisy neighbors
I want to thank the William S. Jackson family for bringing blaring tailpipe noises, stinking exhaust fumes and screeching rubber to our little neighborhood. Day or night, 24/7, you can count on the motorcycle cycle shop - previously ACE hardware Store on North Belair Road - to provide around-the-clock entertainment.

If officials aren't willing to act, impact fees should be on ballot
Barry Paschals Nov. 2 column on the Columbia County Commission District 4 seat forum was most informative as he addressed the question that was asked: Are you in favor of impact fees on new development?

Father 'will never let you down' as newly elected commissioner
The successful win of my father, Lee Anderson, for the 4th District commissioner will not be regretted! Thanks to each and every person for helping out with this campaign. It was greatly appreciated.

Rural voters turn out to elect commissioner
Lee Anderson had a secret weapon at the voting booth last week.

Teachers freshen up school bathroom
School bathrooms traditionally have had a bad rap.

Evans lab studies sleep disorders
A bad night's sleep means a groggy day at work for most people. But others, may suffer from a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea.

Teenager has contest in the bag
Tiffany Shomber is gallivanting around New York City, sightseeing and shopping today.

Planning begins for county's tree-lighting
Organizers of Columbia County's annual tree-lighting held their first planning session Monday to plan this year's festivities.

Teenager excels at martial art
Students in Terry Newton's class recite the tenets of tae kwon do every day: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. Cody Jung, Newton says, epitomizes the way the program works.

County scales down Kroger plan
The future of a proposed Kroger now rests with the grocery chain after the Columbia County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a smaller version than company officials wanted.

Officials want more visitors to saddle up on horse trails
Trucks pulling boats along the narrow streets of Wildwood Park is nothing new, but some county officials hope that trucks pulling horses may become just as common.

Enthusiastic local response spurs another flu-shot clinic
Columbia County residents are rolling up their sleeves in record numbers, prompting the Columbia County Health Department to schedule another flu shot clinic for Nov. 13.

Thirteen teachers win funding for projects
The Junior League of Augusta has announced the 2003 ACE Award, formerly known as Mini-Grants, recipients from Columbia and Richmond counties. The ACE Awards, which stands for Award for Classroom Enrichment began in 1986 to support and enrich classroom curricula. Each recipient is provided up to $500 for his or her project. More than $9,000 in funds were awarded this year.

County shows off new offices, projects
Last week, Kevin Lear showed off his latest recycling project to the public.

Retiree wins Grovetown post
Tony Arnold won enough votes in Grovetown's special election Tuesday to become the city's newest city council member.

School councils
South Columbia Elementary: The council will meet Tuesday and on the following dates: Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 16, April 27, May 18, June 15 and July 20. The meetings will be in the school media center beginning at 7:15 a.m. The meetings in June and July will be at 8:30 a.m.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menu

Greenbrier Middle School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the first nine weeks A honor roll at Greenbrier Middle School:

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

Girl Scouts take the cake
On Oct. 25, Girl Scout Group 783 participated in the Pumpkin Patch Festival at Lake Thurmond, sponsored by the Family Y.

Community calendar
Lakeside High School will hold a financial aid workshop for parents, Show Me the Money, 7-8 p.m. Monday at the school.

Time capsule
As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia County News-Times, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1954:

Police blotter
A former Greenbrier High School student accused of sex crimes against three schoolmates was released from jail Tuesday after receiving a $20,000 bond in a Columbia County court.

Property transfers
Brian M. and Wendy N. Doyle to Michael C. Dorn, 225 Pecan Drive, $60,000.

Divorces
Elizabeth Michelle Shackford and David Joseph Shackford, Nov. 3.

DUIs
Charles Darrell Crawford, 50, of the 1900 block of Appling-Harlem Road, Thomson, was charged with driving under the influence on Sept. 3 and was fined $700.

Columbia County newsmakers
Army Pfc. Bronson L. Hamby has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Riverside Elementary School perfect attendance awards
The following pupils had perfect all-day attendance during the first nine weeks at Riverside Elementary School:

Capitalizing on Fort Gordon
Many articles and letters have been written about the significant contributions Fort Gordon makes to our community.

Two votes look ahead to county's future
Voters and county commissioners in Columbia County made important decisions this past week, with significant implications for the countys future.

Shades of '96 with landslide
For sale: One crystal ball, slightly defective.

Measuring loss, profit
For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet loses his own soul?

Right on course
Golfing legend Arnold Palmer (center) talks about the nine holes he is designing at Champions Retreat as he toured the Columbia County course Thursday.

Sports briefs
The Georgia A's nationally recognized baseball program will be holding tryouts Saturday for age groups 15-and-under and 16-and-under. The tryouts begin at noon and conclude at 4 p.m. on the Senior baseball field at Patriots Park. Players need to bring proper baseball attire and equipment. The cost is $25. The team will be coached by Angel Torres. For more information contact Roger Wilkinson at 833-4588.

Young Lions end 5-1
Freshmen and sophomore football players usually need some seasoning, but the junior varsity squad at Augusta Christian Schools didn't have time to spare.

Who's the best player this season?
Here's a tough question: who is the best high school football player in Columbia County this year?

Pack outlasts Panthers for JV title
The quest for the Columbia County junior varsity football championship came down to the last second of the last game of the 2003 season.

Hungry athletes play for a shot at next level
The goal of every high school football player is to excel on Friday night, but Columbia County coaches don't discount what happens under the lights on Thursday nights in the fall.

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