How much do Girl Scouts get from cookie sales?
Editor: Has anyone ever thought about how much money from the sale of Girl Scout cookies stays with the troop, when these kids spend so much time on the annual cookie-sale? I think if you folks at the paper look into it, you would get a big surprise. Tom Jagielo Evans
More volunteers needed to monitor waterways
Editor: There are five Columbia County teams that have adopted streams to provide information about their quality to local and state authorities. These adopted streams are Bettys Branch, Crawford Creek, Jones Creek, Reed Creek and Euchee Creek. Each team has a monthly responsibility to take physical and chemical measurements. Every three months there is a need to collect biological data as well. Dr. John Graham Volunteer Coordinator Columbia County Clean and Beautiful
Citizens' committee should oversee new fire tax
Editor: The recent letter regarding the county's fire tax by Bryan Hood, the Appling firefighter, hits the nail on the head in a number of aspects. Bob Cipperly Evans
Charity groups are ready to run Relay
Organizers of Harlem's third annual Relay for Life are busy planning bigger and better fund-raisers and festivities to meet a loftier goal.
Tire store makes tracks to Washington Road
Longtime Columbia County resident and former commissioner Jim Whitehead has finally found a spot in Evans to roll out his passenger and light-truck tire service business.
Girl Scouts begin annual cookie drive
Troops of young ladies pounded the streets in neighborhoods across Columbia County on Saturday, hawking cookies and using adorability as their sales technique.
Program provides rural eye screenings
Diabetics living in rural Georgia soon may have a means for checking their vision without making a trek.
Harlem honors museum helpers
For nearly 14 years, Harlem celebrated the city's most famous resident - Oliver Hardy - with a festival in honor of the portly half of one of the most famous comedy duos.
As reported 28 years ago in The Columbia News and the Martinez-Evans Times, Jan. 21, 1976:
Greenbrier Elementary School
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Greenbrier Elementary School:
North Harlem Elementary School
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at North Harlem Elementary School:
North Columbia Elementary School
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at North Columbia Elementary School:
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
North Harlem Elementary School first-grader Nolan Lambert participates in the Balancing Act exhibit during the schools second annual Math/Science/Technology Night on Jan. 15. Each grade planned a math and science act, the computer lab was available for students to show software to their parents and the Star Lab was open. Activities included the Star Lab, Mighty Magnets, Sniff and Guess, Monster Math, The Balancing Act, Optical Illusions and Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz. About 140 parents and pupils attended.
Martinez Elementary School
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks honor roll at Martinez Elementary School:
Pageant honors couples, lakes anniversary
Couples who have celebrated their golden anniversaries can honor the moment again in a special pageant that coincides with Thurmond Lake's 50th anniversary.
Pet of the week
These 6-to-8-week-old puppies were found behind a dumpster in Columbia County. There are three females and three males in this small mix litter available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call Roman Howerton at 541-4077 or visit www.co.columbia.ga. us and follow the links to Animal Care and Control. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt and the adoption fee for puppies, such as today's Pets of the Week, and kittens cost $20. All animals must be spayed or neutered.
School lunch menus
Here are school lunch menus for the remainder of the week.
Stevens Creek Elementary School
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Stevens Creek Elementary School:
Employees from Columbia County's fire departments and law enforcement agencies are competing for blood donations in the Battle of the Badges through Friday at the Shepeard Community Blood Center office at 112 Davis Road in Martinez. For information, call 737-4551.
Brookwood Elementary School
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Brookwood Elementary School:
More conversations would help
Most Columbia County citizens would probably agree with a comment made last week by School Board Chairman Roxanne Whitaker: We dont want to hear about it any more.
Grandmama's in cyberspace
First, a correction: Dont show up tomorrow at the Justice Center in Evans for County Commissioner Tom Mercers re-election announcement. Hes not making his speech until 10 a.m. next Thursday - Jan. 29.
History's trivia pursuit
History, after all, is nothing more than "the behind of the present.
DOT, not feds, should fund barrier
The U.S. Senate this week was scheduled to vote on a mammoth spending bill that dispenses pork liberally across the nations congressional districts.
The 2004 Lakeside Womens Soccer Alumni Match will be held Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Lakeside High School. The cost is $25. Proceeds go to the Jenny Clark Scholarship Fund. Contact Donny Rogers at 863-0027 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athlete Spotlight: Lakeside High School - Tim Mitchem.
Middle-school Knights become kings
The Evans Middle School boys' basketball team started the 2003-04 season with a specific philosophy in mind.
Racing run pays off for 'Gambler'
An Evans resident known as "The Gambler" received a nice payoff earlier this month in Concord, N.C.
Bottom Line: Former Greenbrier star is finding a place at Wofford
Former Greenbrier High School basketball star Eric Marshall established himself on the college court last weekend.
Lakeside athlete is anxious to rebound from knee injury
In a perfect world, Alex Bragg would be a wanted man.
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