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Keep Chamblin Road's name as reminder of people and their history
Editor:I am dismayed each time I pass signs indicating that some of our county officials want to change the name of Chamblin Road to William Few Parkway. William Few's parkway should end where it meets Chamblin Road.

School calendar addresses budget cuts
The proposed 2010-11 school calendar for Columbia County sets Aug. 5 as the start date for the school year.

Hammond refuses GOP reinstatement
Lawrence Hammond recently was reinstated as chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party, a post he doesn't want.

Pumpkin Center traffic circle plan gets objections
Pumpkin Center and Harlem residents expressed apprehension and outright opposition Tuesday to a proposed traffic circle at Appling-Harlem and Wrightsboro roads.

Teachers to hand out tips, tomatoes during tutorial
Three area high school agriculture teachers are teaming up for their annual tomato growing class, which will provide tips on enhancing this year's tomato crop and tricks for how to grow prize-winning tomatoes.

Grovetown to have only one council meeting per month
Grovetown officials agreed Monday to eliminate a second monthly city council meeting.

Music set the tone for STAR student
Music is not an academic discipline included on the SAT.

Welcoming Warriors
Wounded Fort Gordon soldiers were saluted Wednesday at Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Name of concert series pays homage to jazz's rich history
With its rich tones and fluid beats, jazz is a colorful musical genre. Song titles such as Tangerine , Red Clay and Blue Prelude reflect that.

Fertilizing at the right time and in the right amount helps lawn along
With spring comes many questions about lawns and gardens, and one of the more common questions is when to start fertilizing lawns and plants.

Blarney won't be found at library
The Columbia County Library will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday with hopes of teaching guests there's more to the Emerald Isle than just blarney.

Police Blotter
An Evans businessman chased a man who tried to steal two bottles from his liquor store Tuesday.

Divorces
Kenneth Robert White and Dynette White, Feb. 25, 2010.

Juilliard performance
Juilliard School violinist Francesca Anderegg and cellist Claire Bryant performed at Brandon Wilde as part of the weeklong Juilliard in Aiken festival's public performances. Seven students from the Juilliard School in New York performed during the concert.

Current Events
Damascus Baptist Church, on Ridge Road in Leah, will celebrate its 190th anniversary with homecoming services at 11 a.m. today, followed by dinner on the grounds.

Time capsule
As reported 34 years ago in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1976:

Newsmakers
Hargrove Leadership, 4141 Columbia Road in Martinez, cut a ribbon with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce for the release of Faye Hargrove's book, Better Choices.

Property transfers
John W. Cason Sr. to Scotty Coxville, 3873 E. White Oak Road , $160,000.

Pet adoption showcase
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue Inc. is a nonprofit licensed animal rescue group . Adoptions are held each Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez.

On vacation
Vicki Milford and Trey Powell, of Evans, spent Valentine's weekend in North Carolina and went skiing at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock. It was Vicki's first skiing trip.

Lent: A pause between celebrations
Ash Wednesday, which occurred a few weeks ago, ushers in the 40-day period (minus Sundays) known to the Christian world as Lent.

Best idea is to just behave
With St. Patrick's Day coming up on Wednesday, some people worry that those inclined to drink too much will celebrate not just in the middle of the week, but on the weekends on each side.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, March 14, 2010.

Traffic circle? Stoplights? How about: No
There is no love lost between Scott Dean, Columbia County's District 4 commissioner, and David Payne, the man who lost to Dean in 2008 and intends to challenge him again this summer.

Out-of-this-world pitching pointers
Shuttle astronaut Shane Kimbrough gives pitching instruction to Augusta Prep's Jack Owen. Kimbrough played baseball for Prep Head of School Jack Hall at Lovett School in Atlanta before attending the U.S. Military Academy, where he was a pitcher. Kimbrough was in town to speak to students about his trip aboard the space shuttle.

Prep calendar
Calendar of area prep sporting events.

New youth flag football league on tap
Harry Bacheller knows about building football programs. He did it as a coach in Atlanta. He did it again this past season as the first football coach at Augusta Prep.

Top-ranked Twisters
Hayden's All Star Twisters won two national titles at the country's largest cheer competition, the Cheersport Nationals, Feb. 6-7 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta.

New head coach Troxler is perfect fit for Panthers
Jarrett Troxler found reassurance when he met his team Tuesday for the first time as its head coach.

Wet weather washes out Wednesday games for area teams
Steady rain washed out Wednesday's baseball games.

Ex-Lakeside right-hander is struggling
Earlier this year, I provided updates on former Greenbrier High School standout T.D. Davis, who homered in his first collegiate at-bat for Georgia Perimeter Junior College.

Sports calendar
The Haydens All Star Twisters Cheerleading Program will present its annual "Friends and Family 2010" exhibition of competition cheerleading teams at 3 p.m. today at Haydens Cheerleading Academy, 4300 Evans to Lock Road, Evans.

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