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Judge will discuss law for teens
Columbia County's Chief Magistrate Judge J. Wade Padgett says he's heard the comment, "I didn't know,'' from teen defendants and their parents in his courtroom.

9-11: Minister has tangible reminders
The Rev. Cynthia Taylor remembers her brief time at ground zero in New York like it was yesterday.

Foundation to cover field trips
To help make field trips to Watson-Brown Foundation sites possible, the foundation has expanded its educational opportunities to include science and environmental education in addition to history.

Man on the street
The News-Times asked, "Where were you and what were you doing September 11, 2001, and how has that day affected your life?

Churches saw sudden attendance increase after Sept. 11
Though the brimming church attendance after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, waned in the months that followed, some ministers say Columbia County's population growth since continues to help fill pews.

Harlem High junior excels in drum, bugle corps
Few people can say they placed among the top 10 in a world championship, but Grovetown resident Nick Jacobson can add that distinction to his list of accomplishments.

Ripken foundation partners with schools to encourage pupils
Ripken Baseball and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation forged a new team with Columbia County on Saturday night.

Emergency personnel, first responders to be honored
Columbia County's services to honor the heroes and fallen of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and local first responders begins at 9 a.m. Monday at the Evans courthouse.

Church group helps Katrina victims in Biloxi
Augusta's Advent Lutheran Church might be small, but it has members with big hearts.

Business openings
Workers install a new IHOP sign on Washington Road in Evans.

Search for superintendent begins with first meeting
Columbia County school officials took the first official step Tuesday to replace retiring Superintendent Tommy Price.

Taking Laurel and Hardy on the road
Thanks to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, a group of thespians from Harlem High School might perform in Amsterdam.

Time capsule
As reported 36 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1970:

School lunches
Columbia County school lunches for the upcoming week.

Get Up and Go
Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Wade Padgett will present Teenage Years 101, sessions on being a teenager in modern society, including laws on sex, substance abuse and driving.

Special photos
Taking a trip out of town, or just planning to spend some time at the lake or a local park? Send us a family photo, and we'll publish it in The News-Times. Bring or mail a photo to our office at 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, Evans, GA 30809, or e-mail photos to Be sure to write a few words to tell readers about your trip.

Military newsmakers
Army Pvt. Angel K. Torres has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Property transfers
Choice One Home Builders Inc. to Heather D. Braddock and Brian G. Braddock, 403 Newhaven Court, $89,900

Police blotter
An Israeli diplomat was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on $50,000 bond Wednesday within hours of pleading not guilty to charges that he tried to entice what he thought was a child on the Internet with pornography.

Things to do
Friends of the Symphony, a volunteer organization for the Augusta Symphony, will hold an Instrument Petting Zoo from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Pendleton King Park in Augusta.

Divorce listings
Divorce listings from August 6 through September 6.

Things to do
Bonhoeffer seminar

Rebecca McCall Bohler, of Martinez and daughter of Vickie Kerzic, was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Samford University.

A humpy ride for officials
As a couple of letters on today's page point out, county commissioners on Tuesday will consider allowing the continued installation of speed humps on Rivermont Drive, in Evans.

Film captures 9-11 spirit
"World Trade Center is selfless filmmaking at its best. Here, without frills or bombast or politics, is the day the world turned upside down ... and what helped right it again." - Eleanor R. Gillespie

Teen seminar to deliver vital message
n a busy day, perhaps 75 people can pack into the small Columbia County Justice Center courtroom where Chief Magistrate J. Wade Padgett hears cases. As crowded as it gets, few of the people sitting on those benches are in that courtroom by choice.

Remember September 11, 2001
It was one of those rare moments in life which seem so simple and mundane, yet teach a lesson you cannot forget.

Former Panthers doing well in their football careers
Lakeside High School's football record has been less than stellar in recent years, but the products of the Panthers program have consistently found success.

Greenbrier has star runner
Cross country season is already underway in Columbia County. Although each school has participated in only a small number of meets so far, it's quickly becoming apparent who the girl to beat is in the county.

Special photo
The Martinez-Evans Little League American 9-10 All-Stars and District 6 champions went to the state championships in Brooks, Ga. Team members and coaches are: Jordan Davis (front row, from left) Evan Krenz, Taylor Dupree, Zach Brown, J.P. Mason and Clint Hardy; Wyatt Kendrick (middle row, from left), Adam Sasser, Dalton Green, Wesley Crow, Seth Carter and Alez Hess; coach Jerry Hendrick (back row, from left), coach Ron Carter, coach Glenn Krenz and coach Greg Dupree. Not shown is coach Clint Hardy.

O'Byrne is large and in charge on offense
During his days at Lakeside High School, Charles O'Byrne made a name for himself as a hard-nosed defensive lineman. He was one of the strongest players in the CSRA and used his strength to disrupt the offense.

Sports calendar
The Evans Dominators 16U Girls Fastpitch Softball team will hold tryouts on Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. at Patriots Park.

Any field is advantage to Evans
The 2006 middle school football season began more than two weeks ago, and the schedule called for the Evans Middle School Knights to play its first home game Wednesday.

Prep calendar
Augusta Prep takes on Midland Valley in volleyball on Monday.


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