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As governor, would 'never' allow transfers of water between regions
As governor of Georgia, I will not transfer one ounce of water from the Savannah River water basin to meet the demands of another Georgia region. I will not rob Peter to pay Paul.

chairman has 'hugely' helped maintain county's quality
As very proud residents of Columbia County for nearly 20 years, my wife Rosemary and I have tried to perpetuate the quality of life we moved here to enjoy. Our core principles are simple: God, family, business, community. Throughout the years, we have invested and worked very hard in Columbia County and have been blessed with its patronage. Thank you! We remain very involved in our community, volunteering in numerous organizations and providing funds to many causes.

City building will have historic flavor
Harlem officials are looking to redesign the city's main intersection by renovating a former commercial building into the city's new Public Safety headquarters.

Planners reject rezoning maneuvers
Owners of the site for the proposed second phase of Mullins Crossing received two blows at Thursday's Columbia County Planning Commission meeting.

Governor hopefuls to debate water law
A panel of gubernatorial candidates will be featured in a Thursday forum at Savannah Rapids Pavilion to discuss environmental issues.

Committee works for school tax
A committee of area businessmen and one-time educators recently formed to generate positive publicity for the continuation of a 1-percent sales tax for education.

Press association honors 'News-Times, ' its staffers
For the eighth time in 10 years, The Columbia County News-Times was named the best Georgia newspaper in its class in the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspapers Contest.

Water resctrictions across county
Summer is officially here, and lawns and flowers need water.

On Vacation
The Girl Scouts of Troop 20342 recently took a trip to The Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C.

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

Swim League Results
Results of local swim leagues.

Pet Adoption Showcase
List of local pets available for adoption.

Basketball championship
The 11-to-12-year-old Columbia County Recreation Department Spurs won the championship for the 2010 winter basketball season March 6 by beating the Bulls, 48-45, in overtime.

Sports Newsmakers
The Augusta Arsenal U-10 Green team won the Silver Division at the Atlanta Fire United Classic on May 1-2. The tournament was held in Suwanee, Ga. The team is made up of boys from Columbia and Richmond counties. Team members are Crimmins Hankinson, Anders McCallie, Christopher Mazurek, Neal Morgan and Andrew Barnett; Jack Nixon (back, from left), Grey Murray, Tucker Gilbert and coach Wes Kendrick.

Sports Calendar
Calendar of local sports events.

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

All-County Team
List of players that made the all-county list.

Georgia Department of Forestry Ranger Brett Jensen receives the Chapter Law and Order Award from The Military Order of World Wars Chapter Commander Lawrence Russell III and Richard Herdegen.

Current events
Calender of local events.

Citizens need to help keep streets safe
It's hard to overstate the tragedy from this past weekend in which a promising young man, serving as a sober, designated driver, was struck and killed by a drunken motorist

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial Cartoon for Wednesday, June 23, 2010.

Citizens should speak up on budget
Congress received a surprise last weekend. Late Saturday evening, President Barack Obama sent a letter to Republicans and Democrats asking for an additional $50 billion in "emergency" stimulus funds to help bail out state and local governments.

Alien-bashing is latest craze
Whitehead wasn't wrong. He was just a little ahead of his time

Player of the Year: Hunter Norton
Soccer is a game that sometimes invites the best and worst of a player's emotions.

Evans High School
Soccer player Kim Fischer has led the Lady Knights to an undefeated start this season.

On Father 's Day, I thank special Mom
Father's Day was on Sunday, and now that I am a father I took full advantage of a "free day" to watch golf and basically lie around. I also did a little thinking about my dad and my mom, however.

Paddle Georgia helps protect river system
By the time Paddle Georgia 2010 reaches its conclusion Friday in downtown Augusta, more than 300 participants in kayaks and canoes will have traveled 82 miles through the Broad and Savannah rivers and Thurmond Lake.

Creative soccer coach for Evans is honored
It turns out Brian Killips can get pretty creative when the need arises.


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