Wednesday, June 2, 2010

County's sign ordinance shouldn't be changed 'for political purposes'
In the May 16 News-Times, Jeri Whitworth wrote a letter about the changes in the sign ordinances in Columbia County.

30 vendors sign up for giant sale
One person's trash can be another's treasure on Saturday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

'Take it All Away ' singer to present Evans concert
With hot weather having officially arrived, the Columbia County Amphitheater will serve as a hot spot for music Saturday with a concert by a California pop-rock artist.

Graduates urged to pursue interests
Christina Hefron said it's all about keeping the proper perspective while speaking to her fellow members of the Class of 2010.

Library, MCG again offer families trip to the movies
Those with sizzling summer schedules can head to the Columbia County Library for a relaxing break with indoor and outdoor movies.

Children's stories to air on telethon to help MCG
Every milestone in 5-year-old Jacob Rodriguez's life is a big deal to his mother, Melissa.

Racer urges kids to wear helmets
Palmer Kling knows the importance of wearing a helmet when he rides and is passing that knowledge on to his peers.

Police Blotter
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Greenbrier girls
Katelyn Pittenger and Maggie Prescott attended Greenbrier Middle School's eighth-grade dance near the end of the school year.

Cedar Ridge Elementary School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Cedar Ridge Elementary School.

Blue Ridge Elementary School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Blue Ridge Elementary School.

Current Events
Calender of local events.

Pet Adoption Showcase
List of local pets available for adoption.

Pupils bloom on stage
Bel Air Elementary second-graders perform How Does Your Garden Grow? on May 6.

Time Capsule
As reported 53 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, May 30, 1957.

Helping Hands
Columbia County Juvenile Court personnel, Cashandra Middleton), Rodney Brown, Kari Poss, Jennifer Prince and William Hickmon, participated in the Harlem Relay for Life.

Euchee Creek Elementary School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Euchee Creek Elementary School.

Rained out again
Gayle Wooding, near, and Dianne Riddle make their way back to their car as the Red White and Blue event was canceled due to rain for the second straight year.

For the Wounded Warriors
Shiloh United Methodist Church Men's Club in Appling sponsored a Southern fish fry and invited members of the Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion from Fort Gordon. Shown are state Sen. Bill Jackson, Davinport Davison and Lt. Col. Edwin Larkin, battalion commander. Approximately 15 members from the battalion attended.

Retiring the flag
Shiloh United Methodist Church Men's Club in Appling sponsored a Southern fish fry and invited members of the Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion from Fort Gordon. Shown are state Sen. Bill Jackson, Davinport Davison and Lt. Col. Edwin Larkin, battalion commander. Approximately 15 members from the battalion attended.

Georgia doesn't need term limits
If I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone propose term limits as the solution for every political problem that faces us, I could have retired long ago to that cabin in the north Georgia mountains.

Cheer for classroom success, too
It is a seemingly never-ending debate, as shown once again recently in the discussion about middle-school sports. What is the appropriate balance between academics and athletics?

Carey staying to guide ship
Four months ago, we talked about the awful situation down the road in Warren County, where former Columbia County school administrator (and life-long Columbia County resident) Carole Jean Carey was in the fight of her professional life.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial Cartoon for Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

Jamie Alexander Augusta Prep
Playing three sports at Augusta Prep and travel soccer year-round, Jamie Alexander spends plenty of time on the road.

Marist sweeps Lakeside in state championship
Lakeside made a habit out of fighting through tight series en route to a spot in the Class AAAA state championship series.

Lakeside teen runs ahead of the pack
Christopher Maira-Klajic does not enjoy running alone. It's a characteristic that his stepfather, Scott Klajic, believes keeps the 13-year-old from running his best times.

Towing service offers boaters peace of mind
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer boating season.

Heyward 's making me brave enough to back him
I have tried to temper my excitement regarding prized Atlanta Braves prospect Jason Heyward.

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