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Class project 'blossomed' into Evans Middle school-wide improvement
On Monday, March 24, I took part in a project that inspired and uplifted me. I witnessed true teamwork, pride in self and a commitment to improving one's environment.

Military newsmakers
Army Pvt. Anthony F. Taylor, a 1998 graduate of Butler High School, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Contain yourself for lively garden
A beautiful pot decked out with an array of flowering and flowing plants can create an ambiance on any porch or deck that will last all season long.

Sister Hazel members to headline concert
Two singers from the band Sister Hazel will perform as the headlining act today during For the Fans Entertainment LLC's acoustic show.

School rezoning plan is revised
Columbia County school system administrators presented a revised high school rezoning plan to about 50 people during a public hearing Thursday at Greenbrier High School.

Mistletoe State Park plans event inspired by 'Survivor'
The new motto of the Georgia State Parks System's GO Georgia initiative is "Get out, get dirty and get fit," and a Survivor -like event at Mistletoe State Park in Appling this month is designed to help families do just that.

Anderson plans run for House
Lee Anderson resigned as Columbia County's District 4 commissioner Tuesday. He intends to run in a July 15 special election to replace state Rep. Barry Fleming for the District 117 state House seat.

Opportunities abound for spring break activities
For many, spring break signals a road trip to the beach or a visit with family. But for others, staying home and just relaxing is what the week is all about.

Several restaurants recently opened
With a new restaurants specializing in ethnic food, Southern cuisine, and everything from Asian to Italian and steaks to ribs, Masters Week guests are sure to find something that suits their tastes.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Museum program salutes post and community ties
A program at the Morris Museum of Art on Saturday celebrated Augusta's relationship with Fort Gordon and its military service members.

Valedictorian reaches academic summit
Greenbrier High School senior Rebecca Noblett reached the pinnacle of high school academic success when she was named her school's STAR student and 2008 valedictorian. In a class of more than 450 students, Rebecca's scores are impressive.

Realtor will seek seat on commission
Charles Allen officially announced his intention to run for the District 3 Columbia County Commission seat during a Monday news conference. A commercial Realtor, Allen hopes to replace retiring Commissioner Diane Ford.

New businesses include rib shack, learning center
New businesses offering ribs, smoothies and hardwood floors recently opened in Evans.

Purple Heart winner's thoughts are with soldiers still in danger
Two soldiers injured in the Middle East received the Purple Heart medal during a March 27 ceremony at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center's auditorium.

Follow rules for successful plants
On a recent Wednesday at the Gardening at Lunch Series, I did a program on the dos and don'ts of gardening.

Changes made in on-post taxi service
Under a policy that took effect at Fort Gordon on Tuesday, only taxi cabs with proper identification will be allowed on the installation.

Three sets of siblings unite in business
Running businesses in Harlem is a family affair for three sets of sisters. Sisters Kim Price, of Evans, and Debbie Shivers, of Thomson, joined forces in February to open My Sister's Loft Consignment and Boutique at 380 N. Louisville St.

What They Are Saying
What are your spring break plans?

Area events
Saturday's inaugural car show at Wesley United Methodist Church was held in honor of Dr. Jim Metts, who died in June. The event was held by the CSRA Road Angels and Lions Club. More than 130 cars were registered in the show, in which owners could receive prizes.

Patrick Keith Cliett and Kimberly Hall Cliett, March 28, 2008.

Vacation photo
Davis Cummings and his daughters Claire, 9, Nadia, 5, and Mariah, 16 months, visited Clarks Hill Lake during winter break.

EDS student jumps for charity
Episcopal Day School third-grader Ashlyn Shields, of Evans, joined more than 150 other EDS pupils in third, fourth and fifth grades Feb. 1 in celebrating 20 years of raising money for the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart.

Barrett C. Davis, of Martinez, has been named to the fall 2007 dean's list at Georgia Southern University.

School Councils
The Brookwood Elementary School council will meet at 4:15 p.m. April 16.

Police blotter
The following accounts were taken from reports provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at

Adoption spotlight
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue, Inc. is a 501-C3 non-profit licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the CSRA. Please contact Barb at 706-836-2708 for information about the group or any of the featured animals.

Lewiston Elementary Honor Roll
Third nine weeks honor roll for Lewiston Elementary.

Evans Middle School science fair
The Evans Middle School eighth-grade science fair second- and third-place winners are Hailey Felton (front row, from left), Autumn Walden, Rachel Clay, John Latremouille, Scott Oswald, Courtney Bailie and Michael Mazu.

Class reunions
The Harlem High School class of 1979 is seeking classmates for a 30-year reunion to be held summer 2009. Provide contact information to Dorothy Shanks at (706) 541-9293.

Science fair competitors
The Augusta Area Home School Science Olympiad Team earned first place in the high school regional Science Olympiad competition at East Georgia College on Feb. 23.

Pablo Rivera Jr. has been accepted as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He will start training June 30 and will receive a full scholarship and half the base pay of a second lieutenant for four years.

Current events
Elijah Clark State Park in Lincolnton, Ga., will hold a parent-child miniature golf tournament Wednesday. Registration fee is $3 per child. For information, call (706) 359-3458.

Lakeside Middle School Honor Roll
Third nine weeks honor roll for Lakeside Middle School.

Property Transfers
Euchee Creek Investors Inc. to Hugh P. McMurray II, 967 Bartram Ridge, $65,000.

Business openings
Roger Gillespie, general manager of Odyssey Health Care, (with scissors) cuts the ribbon with Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Director Karen Chrjapin and Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross.

Visitors, welcome to our county
I join with the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, the Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority, as well as local business owners and residents, to welcome you to Columbia County!

Columbia County shines for Masters, too
Almost as much a law of nature as the schedule for azalea blooms, spring break in this area coincides each year with Masters Week.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, April 6, 2008.

Fight crowds at dinnertime
The latest estimate from the U.S. Census says Columbia County now has 109,000 people. And every single one of them this week will be waiting on a table at your favorite restaurant.

Gymnastics results
Hayden's boys gymnastics finished its season by competing in the state meet. Here are those results:

Evans, Greenbrier boys get big wins
Greenbrier's Sara Oland was in street clothes for the Wolfpack's first round Region 3-AAAA tournament soccer game. Oland was sidelined with a stress fracture in her foot, but the No. 1 seed Wolfpack didn't need her to beat Effingham, 6-0, on Tuesday.

Bulldogs are the team to keep eye on this season
Harlem High School is putting together another solid season on the diamond. The team recently had its six-game winning streak snapped by Cross Creek. Before that loss, Harlem had won 11 of its past 12 games.

Sports stars
North Harlem Elementary teachers Karsten Gregg (left), fourth grade, and James Smith, fifth grade, have challenged the students, faculty, and staffers to raise money for Relay for Life.

Sports Calendar
The Columbia County Storm 9-under travel baseball team is seeking players. To be eligible, players must be 9 years old by May 1. For information, call Shayne Vining at (706) 306-3728.

Coaches wish soccer final could be squeezed in before spring break
Spring break has brought the Region 3-AAAA soccer tournament to a temporary halt, leaving coaches whose teams made the tournament final to wonder how their players will respond after a week layoff.

Three consecutive wins encourage Lakeside coach
Lakeside High School's baseball team is starting to swing the bats with runners in scoring position, an encouraging sign for Panthers coach Jay Matthews.

Greenbrier soccer players sign with colleges
At least one of the dorms at Shorter College will have a greener hue next year. Greenbrier High School defender Clay Carswell signed March 28 to play soccer for Shorter and coach Josh Severns.

Track Results
Augusta Christian School's boys track and field team won the Border Bash at Augusta Prep on March 29. The Lions girls team finished second. Meet host Augusta Prep's boys finished third and its girls finished fourth.

Lakeside lacrosse wins tournament
The Lakeside lacrosse team won the West Forsythe tournament March 28-29. This is the second tournament the Lakeside team has won in the past month. They also won the inaugural Greenbrier Tournament held March 7-8.


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