Monday, September 25, 2006

Hammond, as school board chairman, would be 'a leader, not a boss'
Along with scores of others, Lawrence Hammond and I have volunteered shoulder to shoulder for the past five years at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

With Bowen Pond donation, county took maintenance responsibility
There are a few facts in The News-Times recent editorial regarding the cleanup of Bowen Pond which are as muddied as the pond as I look out my window ("Bond is about more than Bowen Pond," Aug. 20).

Volunteer slots available on Community Emergency Response Team
Columbia County currently has a total of 187 citizens who are certified members of the Community Emergency Response Team. CERT members are trained to help their neighbors and community in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Service club seeks flea market vendors
Vendors and shoppers will come together at the Fort Gordon Service Club's annual fall flea market at Barton Field during Oktoberfest.

POW/MIA observance is time for deep reflection
Each flag placed in the wooden cross at Friday's POW/MIA ceremony at Fort Gordon represented a story.

Volunteers play vital role in Fisher House operations
Francisco Cruz is grateful for volunteer assistance.

In teacher's final year, pupils prepare first show of season
In his last year as a full-time educator, Brookwood Elementary School music teacher Johnny Carr chose Colors: We're Better Together as the first play for the new season of the Broadway at Brookwood series.

Program needs volunteers to help seniors prepare taxes
In preparation for the tax season, which is three months away, Bill Kozel is looking for volunteers to prepare taxes for seniors as part of the AARP Tax-Aide program.

Businesses join residents in migration
As some former residents of Richmond County migrate to Columbia County, some familiar businesses are following suit.

Organizers have big plans for Oliver Hardy Festival
Organizers of the Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem met Tuesday night to plan an event they hope will be akin to a Laurel and Hardy movie title - A Perfect Day.

Amphitheater events will go on without facilities
The Columbia County Renaissance Festival and other outdoor events planned at the Evans amphitheater and memorial gardens will be without permanent thrones for a little longer than expected.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon.

Booster Club is paving the way
Constructing a field house at the new Evans Middle School will take a lot of bricks, but not just the kind used for the building.

Work progresses on Evans development
A commercial and retail development called Evans Town Park on North Belair Road near the Evans campus of University Hospital is beginning to take shape.

Budding journalist informed, wants others to be that way, too
While she's certain she doesn't want a career in politics, Audrey Lewis still finds the subjects of the nation's most complicated and contested system intriguing.

Harlem to combine streetscape grants
Harlem city officials voted at Monday's city council meeting to approve a resolution combining funds from two downtown renovation projects to get one off the ground.

Military milestones
Air Force Airman La Kedrian M. Guy, son of Margo Hollins, of Fort Gordon, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Absentee voting begins Monday across Georgia
Candidates for local, state and federal office can begin racking up votes Monday as absentee balloting begins statewide.

Vacation 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 cnt@newstimesonline.com. Be sure to write a few words to tell readers about your trip.

Tennis results
Results from the Petersburg Racquet Club Pushers vs. West Lake Weapons match Sept. 17:

Places to Go
The Marvin United Methodist Church annual Pumpkin Patch will open Oct. 7-31 at the church, on Wheeler Road at Belair Road. A barbecue chicken dinner will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (706) 855-9786.

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

Special photos: Spirit Day
Spirit Day at A Child's World on Hardy McManus Road.

Pet of the week
Junior is a 3-year-old male brindle greyhound that gets along well with cats, small dogs, and children.

Sports photos
Lakeside High School's Kaitlin Hill delivers a pitch to a Greenbrier High School batter during their game at Lakeside.

School lunch menus
Columbia County school lunch menus for the upcoming week.

Time Capsule
As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Sept. 12, 1957:

Current events
The Augusta-area AARP Tax-Aide program is accepting applications from volunteers to help seniors and others with income taxes.

Property Transfers
GB Development LLC to Kames S. Lancaster, 615 Brook Trail, $92,500.

Bluegrass at the fairgrounds
Terri Kreitzer, Dan Murphy and Chester Kreitzer, of the Virginia-based band All 4 Hym, perform during the Living Light Village Bluegrass Festival at the Merchants Association of Columbia County Fairgrounds.

Things To Do
The CSRA Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the dining room of St. John Towers, 724 Greene St., Augusta.

Get Up and Go
Arts and crafts vendors are needed for the Columbia County Renaissance Festival on Oct. 14, and businesses are being sought for booths at Trick or Treat so Others can Eat on Oct. 26. For information, call (706) 312-7191.

Divorces
April W. Marshall and Ronald A. Marshall, Sept. 18, 2006

With Bowen Pond donation, county took maintenance responsibility
There are a few facts in The News-Times recent editorial regarding the cleanup of Bowen Pond which are as muddied as the pond as I look out my window ("Bond is about more than Bowen Pond," Aug. 20).

Nothing funny about vandals
Those news stories about someone stealing ducks, roosters and rabbits from Brown Feed and Seed and turning them loose in an Augusta Christian Schools classroom sure were funny, huh?

Hammond, as school board chairman, would be 'a leader, not a boss'
Along with scores of others, Lawrence Hammond and I have volunteered shoulder to shoulder for the past five years at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Volunteer slots available on Community Emergency Response Team
Columbia County currently has a total of 187 citizens who are certified members of the Community Emergency Response Team. CERT members are trained to help their neighbors and community in the event of an emergency or disaster.

No need to rush superintendent search
The committee searching for a new superintendent for Columbia County schools will hold its third meeting this week.

Prep calendar
The Greenbrier football team will face Richmond Academy on Friday.

Harlem's volleyball team steps it up
It's no secret that Harlem's volleyball program isn't the best in Columbia County.

Slap-happy batters alter field tactics
Evans softball player Taylor Jones isn't exactly a home run hitter. In fact, her batting style all but eliminates any chance of hitting a ball deep into the outfield.

Season is looking good for gridiron boys
It's early, but several county players' performances have stood out through the first few weeks of the football season. It seems as though each team has had a surprise player step in and play a key role. Here's a look at the players who are the early leaders for All-County honors:

Sports calendar
Upcoming sports events in Columbia County.

Fair volleyball match is hard to come by
Hey, football fans. Have you ever complained about a referee being one-sided?

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