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Supporters earn thanks; Buccafusco deserves election as chairman
I am overwhelmed at the support shown to my family and me during and following this campaign. I am so proud of all of my volunteers and contributors. I am humbled by it all. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me.

Williams' comments make him sound 'like a bully'; vote Roper Dec. 5
I read in the paper Wednesday (Nov. 8) there will probably be a runoff for judge of Superior Court. Mr. Williams said that if he is in a runoff, he anticipates a change in tactics. Although he had stressed his 35 years of experience, he must focus on his opponent instead.

Planning under way for holiday festival
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is planning several events for the ninth annual Holidays in Olde Lincoln Towne Festival.

'Joseph' production is family affair
More than 80 community members have volunteered their time and talent to the upcoming production of the family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, scheduled for three performances this weekend.

Local schools honor their heroes
Many Columbia County schools honored veterans of the armed forces Friday for their sacrifice and service in defense of the nation.

Hospital to break ground
University Hospital officials plan to break ground Friday on a medical office building that could house about 30 physicians at their North Belair Road campus in Evans.

Army post program helps turn lives around
William T. ("W.T.") Rowe III admits he was an angry, unfocused high school student who had no plans and couldn't see any future prospects.

'Alice' brings opera to pupils
Garbed in a powder-blue dress, white apron and white stockings, Amanda Eddy traipsed across a stage last week at Martinez Elementary School and sang about her adventures playing Alice after she tumbled down the rabbit hole.

'New Nutcracker' has changes
The Columbia County Ballet dancers will take to the stage this weekend and put a new spin on a holiday favorite.

'Alice' brings opera to pupils
Garbed in a powder-blue dress, white apron and white stockings, Amanda Eddy traipsed across a stage last week at Martinez Elementary School and sang about her adventures playing Alice after she tumbled down the rabbit hole.

Athletes commit to schools
After opening the national early signing period with two Columbia County signings last Wednesday, area schools saw four athletes commit to the next level Friday.

Youths learn from area leaders
Army Lt. Col. T.M. Weisz says he knew in high school what he'd spend his life doing. It turns out that Weisz is the exception, not the rule.

Library to kick off young adult media swap
The Columbia County Library is offering teens a chance this weekend to learn about and trade traditional comics and the manga series of Japanese comics.

County is applauded for smoking ban
Columbia County will join cities and counties across the country in recognizing Thursday as the Great American Smokeout Day to urge smokers to drop the habit.

School Councils
The Riverside Middle School council will meet at 3 p.m. in the media center Nov. 27, Jan. 29, Feb. 26 and April 30. For information, call (706) 868-3714.

Time Capsule
As reported 52 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1954:

Photo: A fair to remember
Cousins Chandler Hockert, Tori Hockert, Catherine Spargo, Brianna Spargo & Tyler Bowen enjoyed the rides at the Columbia County Fair.

Photo: Tourney honors industry
Robert Buchwitz, of the Unimin Corp., participated in the 15th annual Existing Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament on Nov. 8 at Jones Creek Golf Club, honoring Columbia County industry.

School Lunch Menu
Columbia County school lunch menus for the rest of the week.

Current events
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Greenbrier High School Drama Department will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at 7 p.m. Friday, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the school theater.

Sports Calendar
The Columbia County Recreation Department is holding registration for the 2007 basketball season. Registration will last through Friday for boys ages 6-15 and girls ages 6-12 with an age control date of Jan. 1, 2007.

Pet of the week
Photo by This male border terrier mix is friendly and loving and between 2 and 3 years old. He is available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control. Adult animals, such as today's Pet of the Week, cost $25 to adopt, and puppies and kittens cost $20. All animals must be spayed or neutered. Visitors must wear closed-in shoes to visit the kennel area.[CAPTION]

Police blotter
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy was treated for minor injuries Saturday after he lost control of his car and struck a power pole.

Voters agree: County is well-run
Though it's possible to read too much into the results of one election, a pretty clear, and in some respects surprising, message has emerged from the Nov. 7 General Election.

Voters agree: County is well-run
Though it's possible to read too much into the results of one election, a pretty clear, and in some respects surprising, message has emerged from the Nov. 7 General Election.

Non-votes also count
A good way to lay a finger on the pulse of the electoral public is to look at elections held county-wide, in which every voter has an opportunity to cast a ballot in a race.

Pigskin Picks
Entries are limited to one per person per week, with a maximum of two per household. Multiple entries in a week will be disqualified.

Augusta Christian again has sights on state title
There is just one game left to pick in 2006. For the second-straight season Augusta Christian Schools will play for a SCISA state title.

Athlete Spotlight: Augusta Christian offensive line
The stat line for Augusta Christian tailback Kyle Meeks has been more than impressive this season. The senior has tallied 1,215 yards rushing on 228 carries, which ranks him as the top rusher in Columbia County.

Football briefs
The Knights wrapped up the 2006 season with a 4-6 record after a region road win over Wayne County in their final game. Quarterback Kevin Millward once again led the scoring, with two touchdown passes that proved to be the difference in the game.

Lakeside girls look to turn team around
At a Lakeside preseason girls basketball practice, head coach Moe McCormack paused to find the right word to describe this year's squad.

Trip to Dawson Stadium inspires Lions
An Augusta Christian 21-14 win over Laurence Manning last Friday in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association state semifinals round wasn't exactly a victory of biblical proportions. But leave it up to Lions coach Bruce Lane to look to the Good Book for an inspiring pep talk.

Knights hope to dominate Savannah High
Without a doubt, the Evans Knights ruled the 2005-06 boy's basketball season. Under the direction of head coach Kevin Kenny, the Knights swept the rest of the county and finished with a 24-6 overall record.

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