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Georgia flag debate reflects larger fight over 'will of people'
Editor: With all due respect to publisher Barry L. Paschals opinion, I was taken aback by his Jan. 14 column that directed a no to Georgia flaggers. May I respond? P.K. Fitzgerald Harlem

Sports columnist 'wrong' to question high school coach strategy
Editor: I am writing this letter in regard to Ashley Brown's Jan. 14 sports column. I consider Ashley to be a friend and he does a good job of giving recognition to area athletes, but sometimes friends disagree. This is one of those times. Kevin Kenny Head Boys Basketball Coach Evans High School

Concert will benefit food bank
In eight albums, renowned pianist George Winston has tackled such seemingly wide-ranging compositions as the Peanuts themes written by Vince Guaraldi, Doors tunes and Hawaiian slack key guitar music.

Home-schooled teen has always been competitive
Justin Hendrix hates to admit it, but Mother really does know best.

New turn lane pleases motorists
Motorists who travel Washington Road in Evans have noticed the difference.

Agency will play host to much-needed blood drive
Shepeard Community Blood Center's shelves are nearly empty.

Extra manpower keeps things moving
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office and area fire departments responded to Monday's ice storm by calling extra help.

Blanchard kicks off campaign
Outlining plans to start canvassing the county with campaign events and informal meetings, Lewis Blanchard officially kicked-off his bid Thursday night for the Columbia County Sheriff's race.

Icy winter storm pummels county
As Albert Tankersley stood with firefighters a block away and watched a second pine tree limb crash through his roof Monday morning, he questioned his selection of landscaping.

Euchee Creek Elementary School Honor Roll n
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Euchee Creek Elementary School:

North Columbia Elementary School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at North Columbia Elementary School:

Evans Middle career day
Victor Moreles, from the Nnational Science Center at Fort Discovery, talks to sixth-graders Ryan Wells (from left), Jacob Martinez, Tyler Barcenes and Daron Griffin during Evans Middle Schools career day. About 800 pupils visited 28 presenters in the school gymto learn about a variety of career possibilities.

Pet of the week
This 6- to 8-week-old small, mixed-breed puppy is available for adoption. For more information, call Roman Howerton at 541-4077 or visit and follow the links to Animal Care and Control. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt and the adoption fee is $20 for puppies, such as today's Pet of the Week, and for kittens. All animals must be spayed or neutered.

Time capsule
As reported 28 years ago in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Jan. 28, 1976:

Current events
The Bob Jones University Truth in Action drama team will appear 7 p.m. Thursday at Westside Baptist Church, 261 Flowing Wells Road. For information call 868-5982.

Greenbrier Elementary School Honor Roll n
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Greenbrier Elementary School:

Get up and go
The Augusta Museum of Historys Brown Bag History Series for Feb. 4 will feature Dr. Albert C. Goodyear, who will discuss the Topper Site: An Ice-Age Human Occupation of the Savannah River. The session begins at noon. Reservations are required. Call 722-8454.

Stevens Creek Elementary School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Stevens Creek Elementary School:

School lunch menus
Here are school lunch menus for the remainder of the week.

Cleaning up after the storm
Call it The Revenge of the Trees.

Off to the races, labeled or not
The race for Columbia County sheriff certainly kicked up another notch last week with Lewis Blanchards

Athlete Spotlight
When the boys basketball team at Augusta Christian Schools began its run of Region 4-AAA titles, Jamal Womble, Dan Wiley, Mark Herrmann and Adam McKinney were in elementary school.

Evans takes swim event over two county rivals
The Panther-Pack Invitational is a celebration of high-school swimming, but one team had extra reason to cheer last weekend at Augusta Aquatics Center.

Area activities
The Alzheimers Association Augusta Regional Office will hold its annual golf tournament March 22 at The River Golf Club with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For information, call 731-9060.

Sports Briefs
The Augusta Aquatics Center is the venue for the ASL Honda Cars of Aiken Winter Invitational. The swim meet runs Friday-Sunday and will feature about 700 swimmers from two dozen teams.

Football practice begins for Wolfpack, Knights
The Evans and Greenbrier high school football teams will compete in the same region next season, and this month the Knights and the Wolfpack were on the same page.


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