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Entrapment of would-be Internet predators should bring warning
Letter writer Richard Hogue (June 7) responded to my June 3 letter with his totally legitimate views, but by his own statement he had not read Barry Paschal's May 27 column to which I was responding.

Mobile units have found 77 cases
For busy women needing their yearly mammograms, the screening takes just 10 minutes in University Hospital's mobile mammography van. "It could be the 10 minutes that save their life," said Pam Anderson, program coordinator for University's Breast Health Center.

Proceeds from gold event go to nonprofit group
Susan McArthur has gone from being a volunteer for When HELP Can't Wait to its executive director in a span of 2 1/2 years.

Donor will help bird sanctuary
An anonymous donor is encouraging others to donate to Feathered Friends Forever to ensure the tropical bird rescue can continue to provide homes for unwanted, neglected and homeless parrots.

TIE Center to honor Muslim youths killed in crash
Though construction of a mosque in Columbia County might not start until next year, many are hoping the project includes an additional center commemorating the lives of three young men killed in a 2005 car wreck.

'News-Times' wins state press awards
The Columbia County News-Times was honored as the best newspaper in its class Friday during an awards ceremony in Jekyll Island, Ga.

Vacation photos
Justin Salter, 15, of Evans, met WWE wrestler John Cena at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Adoption spotlight
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit and follow the links to Animal Care and Control.

Cedar Ridge Elementary fundraiser
The Gerald Jones Volkswagen dealership in Martinez helped raise $515 for Cedar Ridge Elementary. The event took place March 28 in conjunction with the school Spring Carnival sponsored by the Cedar Ridge PTO.

School board visits Grovetown High
Columbia County school Superintendent Charles Nagle and board chairman Regina Buccafusco look over the new gym at Grovetown High.

Preschool Signups
Trinity Baptist Preschool at 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez, is holding registration for the 2009-10 school year for 2- to 4-year-olds. For information, call Shannon Story at (706) 799-0637.

Police blotter
An Evans man said Sunday that he was harassed in the parking lot of the Evans Stadium Cinemas 14 and his friend's vehicle was vandalized by the same young men.

Current events
A household budget management seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia County Library in Evans. The seminar by the Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the CSRA is free, but registration is required. Call (706) 863-1946.

Club observes Garden Club Week
Willow Wood Garden Club President Emily Newton (left) and club member Jane Higgins (right) present a potted plant to Kathy Hebert, the circulation manager of the Columbia County Library, in observance of Garden Club Week.

Stevens Creek Elementary Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Time capsule
As reported 52 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, June 6, 1957:

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, June, 10, 2009 News-Times.

County, Family Y proposal is promising
Columbia County keeps trying to drag the Family Y and an indoor pool complex to the altar, only to have the wedding called off at the last minute. But when it comes to building an aquatic center, the two might finally be close to taking the plunge.

Are Georgia voters ready for action?
In Roy Barnes' announcement that he had decided to run for governor again, he tried to say all the right things he thought voters would want to hear.

Resolution to get reworking
My wife and I saw an ad in The News-Times for a blueberry farm over in North Augusta and decided to check it out on Saturday. Much to our surprise, we discovered the owner is none other than former Columbia County School Superintendent Lynn Cadle and her husband.

Allen headlines girls All-County first team
Stephanie Allen was once told by a coach that every shot she did not attempt had no chance of going in. She scored 31 times for Region 3-AAAA champions Lakeside and was named the region's top player.

Sports calendar
he GA-SC Bulls Soccer Club will hold youth soccer tryouts for the 2009-2010 season for ages U14 to U19 until Saturday. Tryout sites, times and other information, as well as online registration can be found at or by calling (706) 312-7415.

Gordon Park Speedway Racing Results
Jimmy Weeks Jr. scored his first career win Saturday at Gordon Park Speedway in the Stock V8 division.

Athlete Spotlights: Augusta Christian
Elizabeth Alewine was featured in the Athlete Spotlight as a junior basketball player, recovering from a knee injury to boost the Lions in SCISA Region 4-AAA.

Dragboat event brings 25 top racers to area
An estimated 1,200 spectators came to the Appling park to watch a variety of dragboat racing events that took place throughout the weekend. This is the first time the East Coast Drag Boat Association has made a stop in Columbia County.

Augusta Christian Schools year in review
Each week during the summer, The Columbia County News-Times will highlight a different high school with a look back at its five biggest stories from the previous school year. This week's focus is on Augusta Christian Schools.


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