Sunday, March 2, 2008

Unlikely any of the 'sorry' presidential contenders could match Bush
Has there ever been a sorrier list of possible presidential nominees than we are now presented with in both parties?

Kiwanis International will honor Clark
It was no surprise to Letitie Clark that her son, Ryan, left his dorm room the morning of April 16 to assist a young female Virginia Tech classmate who was quarreling in the hallway.

Evening show requires audition
Broadway is coming to Harlem. Two Broadway performers, Jared Bradshaw and Lindsay Northen, along with some lucky Harlem High School drama students, will present an evening of Broadway musicals Monday at the Harlem High Theater.

Hall announces run for Ford's seat
Columbia County Planning Commission Chairwoman Deanne Hall officially announced Tuesday her intention to run for a county commission seat.

School board approves textbooks, rezoning plan
The Columbia County school board tentatively approved the adoption of new elementary, middle and high school science textbooks at its Tuesday meeting.

Pupils use science skills to solve mysteries
Pupils at Martinez Elementary School became detectives for a night and put their investigative skills to the test.

Keep trees cut back to ensure fruit crop
A hearty, healthy crop is what all gardeners hope for, and pruning fruit-bearing trees now is a good way to ensure that crop.

Success follows county STAR student
When Linda Yi looks at her SAT score, she sees just that --- a score. But for the Lakeside High School senior, her SAT score was the highest in the county, netting her the Columbia County STAR Student honor.

Signs aid anti-litter campaign
Thousands of motorists encounter dozens of signs reading "Thank you for not littering" on their daily commutes through Columbia County. However, officials differ on the effectiveness of such reminders to keep streets free of trash.

Always read pesticide labels
How many times have you heard that men don't read the label or ask for directions?

Evans Imaging Center opens
Employees and guests cut a ribbon to officially open the Evans Imaging Center and Medical Office Building 4 on Feb. 21.

Dancers attend workshop
Members of the Center Stage Dance Academy in Martinez attended a dance workshop in Atlanta. It was held by Broadway Dance Center from New York City. The instructors were Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, Cris Judd and Laurie Ann Gibson.

Divorces
Conrad J. Jones Jr. and Carolyn Stalker Jones, Feb. 8, 2008.

School Lunch Menus
Lunch menus for students attending Columbia County schools.

Current events
The Democratic Party of Columbia County will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Evans Government Center auditorium. For information, call Rosemary Fitzpatrick at (706) 231-1513.

Get Up and Go
An anger-management workshop for grades six-12 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road.

Police blotter
An Augusta man discovered Tuesday at a Martinez shopping center with gunshot wounds to his legs refused to cooperate with police or prosecute his assailant, police said.

CPA opens new office
The Michael P. Salazar CPA firm celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 3604 Wheeler Road in Augusta on Feb. 6 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Vacation photos
Pam Martindale (shown)is surrounded by giraffes at the Giraffe Center in Nairobi, Kenya. She and her sister Linda Wilson went on a safari to Masi Mara and visited the children at the Church on the Rock missionary school.

Time Capsule
As reported 44 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, March 2, 1961:

Property transfers
Medallion Construction Co. Inc. to Anna K. Gaffingan, 713 Whispering Willow Way, $115,000.

Rezoning doesn't have to be so hard
Here's a shocker: Change is hard. OK, maybe that isn't such a surprise. But some of the responses to school system rezoning sure make it seem that way.

Want advice? See a doctor
You're a doctor, right? Or you've at least seen someone on a dietary supplement infomercial playacting as one. So maybe you know the answer: Why do so many people feel compelled to offer unsolicited medical advice?

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Legislature sets its funding priorities
While the rain steadily fell outside the capitol in Atlanta last week, a wind of change was blowing inside the gold dome.

Greenbrier names Black's successor
Garrett Black said the critics didn't emerge until about four years ago, when his Greenbrier High School girls basketball teams started winning.

Greenbrier picks up mercy-rule victory
What was billed as a marquee battle between two of Georgia's top left-handers didn't exactly result in a pitchers' duel.

Physical matchup goes to Wolfpack
The physical pace of Tuesday's soccer meeting between region rivals Greenbrier and Lakeside didn't end well for the Panthers. The physical pace of Tuesday's soccer meeting between region rivals Greenbrier and Lakeside didn't end well for the Panthers.

Rowland is making his mark early as a Jacket
If you have followed the baseball career of former Greenbrier High School star Jeff Rowland, it should come as no surprise that he has begun his college career at Georgia Tech with base hits and victories.

Evans' defensive front have chosen their collegiate destinations
Welcome to Steve's Hardware, an imagined establishment where fictitious Columbia County residents meet to talk sports and ask real questions.

Tryout brought scholarship offer
As a setter at Greenbrier High, Blaise Ramsbotham tended to go unnoticed. Set up the hitters, watch them score. Watch hitters receive the praise. But someone appreciated Ramsbotham's dirty work. She signed a volleyball scholarship with Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College

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