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Parents 'must take action' to fix Warren County accreditation revocation
Editor:Re Barry Paschal's Jan. 20 column, "Warren County takes a backward turn":

Christian Academy moving to Grovetown
This might be the final school year Evans Christian Academy conducts classes in Augusta.

Fatal dog attack affects 2 Appling families
Two Appling families lost pets last week when one dog was shot after attacking and killing the other.

Lakeside senior provides prom dresses
Taffeta. Chiffon. Satin. Lace. Tulle.

Battle of the Bands to be family friendly
Music groups wishing to battle for the top spot at Lakeside High School's Battle of the Bands will need to sign up by Feb. 15.

Harlem searching to fill new position
Harlem officials are looking for someone to fill a newly created position: assistant city manager.

Bly is Columbia County employee of year
As a government budget analyst, Danika Bly essentially serves as a money cop for Columbia County taxpayers.

Ice Bowl disc golf tournament
Josh Childs throws toward the basket during the Ice Bowl disc golf tournament at the International Disc Golf Center at Wildwood Park on Saturday. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the Columbia County Cares food pantry.

Pet Adoption Spotlight
This female brown tabby is available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services, at 6337 Columbia Road, in Appling.

Current events
The clothes closet in the family life center at Marvin United Methodist Church, Belair at Wheeler Road, will reopen 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Clothing is free, and donations are welcome.

Stallings Island Middle School Honor Roll
Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

School councils
- Harlem Middle School: 4 p.m. Monday, April 13 and May 4.

Police Blotter
Two women were arrested for providing masturbation at a Martinez massage parlor.

Junior Varsity Tourney
Grovetown High School's Malia Kency goes for a shot at the Columbia County Junior Varsity Tournament, held at Grovetown. Grovetown's girls defeated Evans High School 55-10 to win the tournament Saturday.

Tme capsule
As reported 33 years ago in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1977:

On vacation
Harrison Mills, 4, celebrated his birthday with Mickey Mouse on the cruise ship Disney Wonder on Oct. 21.

Spreading the spirit
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members from Evans High School joined with the local organization When HELP Can't Wait to hold a Christmas party for the residents at Westwood Nursing Home. There they delivered presents to 113 residents, each gift containing items such as socks, word puzzles, lotions, bodywash, hairbrushes, handkerchiefs and tissues. Organized by student Kristen Busby, the fundraiser, called Santa's Not Just for Kids, received donations from students at Evans High. Donation jars were distributed to students throughout the school and baked goods were sold to help the cause. Volunteers from FCCLA and the community provided cupcakes for the party. The students raised more than $500. When HELP Can't Wait, a nonprofit organization providing for nursing home residents, donated items such as deodorants, necklaces and greeting cards for the Westwood residents.

Preschool Sign-ups
Haydens International Gymnastics Academy's Gym 'n' Learn Preschool and Mother's Morning Out is holding registration for the 2010-11 school year for ages 2-4 Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tax reforms, good and bad
We've met Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers before.

Good fences make good neighborhoods
The old saying, "Good fences make good neighbors," has found its corollary in Winfield where inadequate fences and unrestrained dogs have turned neighbors against each other.

Georgia waving goodbye to the future
When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stopped in Atlanta last September, he was asked about Georgia's prospects for getting some of the $8 billion in federal stimulus funds being allocated for a network of high-speed passenger rail lines.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Knights fall short against Musketeers
Troy Griffith knew what the Evans boys basketball team faced Friday night. Richmond Academy had met little resistance during its undefeated start in Region 3-AAAA.

Prep Calendar
Listing of area prep sporting events.

Sports Calendar
Listing of area sporting events.

Van Pelt honored at swim championships
Ben White had lived in the area only a short time in July before bandmate Haley Elise Van Pelt was injured in a car wreck.

Sports Newsmakers
A Columbia County Free Throw contest, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, was held Jan. 16, and Braz Staples was the winner in the 11-year-old boys competition, making a perfect 15 out of 15, plus five bonus free throws in a row. He will be in the district competition Feb. 13.

Signing day has arrived for local football players
College football's National Signing Day is here, and a number of Columbia County products will be signing on the dotted line.

Prep basketball roundup
Box scores from area prep basketball games.

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