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Adherence to Constitution, faith are reasons to support Broun
As most know, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is running for re-election as a Republican. Notwithstanding his party affiliation, I wholeheartedly endorse him to every voter in the 10th District.

Confederate Powderworks Chimney not only structure from CSA
There was an error in the Sunday, May 18 editorial, "What have we done to make Sonny mad?"

Area children will be on charity telethon
A curious and outgoing toddler, Leah Harris easily endears herself to those around her with a flash of her dimpled smile. This weekend, she hopes to enchant a television audience during a charity telethon.

Program provides teens with chance to serve community
A Columbia County nonprofit agency has created a community service program meant to involve teens with their communities.

Judge rescinds man's sentence for statutory rape
An area judge recently voided the sentence of a man who spent a year in jail for statutory rape and who wants the requirement that he register as a sex offender removed.

Pupils get taste of journalism
More than 50 Greenbrier Middle School gifted eighth-grade writing pupils recently embarked on an annual project to make them published authors.

Graduates from six schools celebrate accomplishment
The future is now for more than 1,300 Columbia County students who graduated from high school Saturday at James Brown Arena, and for private school students whose commencement exercises were held at two area churches.

Students qualify for national health contest
Numerous Columbia County high school students recently qualified to compete in June at the Health Occupations Students of America National Leadership Conference in Dallas.

Get up and go
Curvaceous Cuties is awarding book scholarships to Columbia and McDuffie County college-bound, plus-size females. Postmark deadline for applications is June 16. For information, go to, or call (706) 399-8788.

Lakeside Middle pupil excels in 4-H competition
Ryan Rose, a seventh-grader at Lakeside Middle School, recently attended the Georgia 4-H Northeast District Junior Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle.

Augusta Christian senior Helen Cave has been awarded the North Greenville University Trustee Scholarship. Cave plans to attend NGU in the fall. She is the daughter of Mike and Beth Cave.

Preschool registrations
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity in downtown Augusta is accepting registration for children walking through age 4 for the Mothers Day Out program beginning in August. Classes meet from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For information, call Cheryl Weinand, (706) 228-4887.

Current events
Cellist Paul Brantley and pianist Steve Beck will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 6 at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation. Tickets are available at, or by calling (803) 278-4849.

Police blotter
A man died and a woman was wounded during a shooting Thursday in the parking lot of an Evans store.

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

Pet of the week
This 1-year-old, female, shepherd/husky mix is available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control.

Ethical lapsers run together
Funny how these things tend to lump together.

Great idea, but we can't afford it
A group of consultants recently provided a feasibility study for the Columbia County "gateway" project, designed to examine an arena and a facility for an exotic animal collection for a site near Grovetown.

Hurricane Week signals preparation
It's that time of year again! Hurricane Season started this week and will last for six months - from June 1 to November 30.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for May 28, 2008.

Gymnastics team excels at state meet
Hayden's Gymnastics 2008 Boys Team competed in the 2008 Georgia State Men's Championships at Roswell Gymnastics in Roswell, Ga., on March 29-30.

Lacrosse player gets scholarship
Greenbrier High School boys lacrosse coach Jeff Becker recently searched for an appropriate anecdote.

Young NASCAR fan
Alex Miles and his dad, Joe Miles, of Grovetown, visited Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway to celebrate race driver Tony Stewart's win in the Camping World 300 in February. Alex, at 5 years old, is already a big NASCAR fan and loves to go to races.

Coaching staff at Harlem offers year-end kudos
Harlem's baseball team wrapped up its season with an awards banquet.

Athlete Spotlight: Evan Mulloy
Evan Mulloy's decision to swim for the College of William and Mary next year had little to do with money, though he will receive some for academics.

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

Area soccer clubs join forcesTeam-first attitude abandoned
Club soccer in the Augusta area is about to get a me-first makeover.


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