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Water transfers OK only in 'emergency situations, fixed amount of time'
I have read with great interest the recent pieces on the issue of interbasin transfers and the assertion that Eric Johnson might somehow want to drain our water resources in order to transfer them to Atlanta.

Harlem city manager to spend more time with family
A prominent face of Harlem government is stepping down.

SRR grants to teachers
The number of Columbia County high and middle school students enrolled in summer school topped 900 this year, an administrator said during a Tuesday school board meeting.

Nonpartisan qualifying to begin Monday
Qualifying for nonpartisan political races starts Monday in Columbia County.

Some insects, bacteria and fungi can be beneficial to your garden
When I think about insects, fungi or bacteria in the garden, bad things normally come to mind. I hate the sight of plants that have been eaten; leaves turning brown or plants dying.

Young Republicans dive into politics
Members of the Columbia County Young Republicans set out with their own agenda nearly two years ago.

Pupils improve CRCT scores
Columbia County pupils showed marked gains on a benchmark exam, according to results released last week.

Water will help your plants on hot days
The June temperatures have wreaked havoc on many gardens this summer, but one area master gardener offers some tips to keep plants blooming long after the summer heat subsides.

Swim Leagues
List of local swim league results.

Summer camps
The Greenbrier High School instructional baseball camp will be held Monday-Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon for ages 6-13. The cost is $50 per camper and $25 for a second camper. Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt. Pre-registration is not required. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 28 at the baseball field.

Greenbrier Middle School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Greenbrier Middle School.

Time Capsule
As reported 33 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, June 22, 1977.

Cub Scout Day Camp
Sean Poppy, with the Savannah River Ecology Lab, holds a large snapping turtle during a demonstration at the Kiokee District Cub Scout Day Camp at Wildwood Park on Wednesday. Several hundred scouts attended the week-long camp.

Grovetown Middle School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Grovetown Middle School.

Sports Newsmakers
Four of the seven graduating seniors on the 4-H shotgun team are Dillon Janelle, Marc Link, Cody Knox and Will Oellerich.

Miracle Network
WRDW-TV News 12 anchorman Tom Campbell talks with Amy (from left), Molly, Abigail, Emily Kate and Eric Johnson, of Evans, during the 25th annual Children's Miracle Network Celebration Broadcast, a fundraiser for the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center. Molly, 3, who is in remission after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is one of the many children who have been cared for at the hospital. The program brought in $767,113 to benefit the services and programs at the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center.

Pet Adoption Showcase
List of local pets available for adoption.

Current Events
Calendar of local events.

Property Tranfers
List of recent local property transfers.

Newsmakers
Augusta Christian Schools held its Honors Program recently and these high school students were honored: Nina Reynolds, High School Student of the Year; Samuel LaMunion, High School Student of the Year; Alex Lichtenberg, Outstanding High School Student; Addison Fisher, Outstanding High School Student.

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

Marriage Licenses
List of recent local marriage licenses.

Divorces
List of recent local divorces.

#1 dad
Columbia County News-Times publisher Barry Paschal (left) and Queensborough Bank Vice-President Robert Thurman (right) present DeMargo Lewis with a plaque naming him 2010 Columbia County Father of the Year. A second plaque that contains the names of all the Fathers of the Year will be displayed in Queensborough Bank.

Deal opens HQ
Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal speaks Thursday during a ceremony to announce the opening of his campaign headquarters on North Belair Road.

No excuse for unsupervised children
It doesn't take a genius to see the common thread. Just read the police reports.

Wrapping up loose ends
Before the summertime political season overwhelms all sanity, let's sew up a few loose ends.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial Cartoon for Sunday, June 27, 2010.

Logical choice for new school chief
One of the rewards for serving in public office is that after an official retires, he or she will often be honored by having some highway or government building named after them.

Area offers plenty of places for kayaking
Kayaking and canoeing are great ways to stay in shape while enjoying nature. But how can you get started? Where can you put in and take out kayaks and canoes? What kind of equipment do you use and where do you get it?

All-county team full of future stars
Columbia County fans once again had plenty to cheer during baseball season. Evans, Harlem, Greenbrier and Lakeside all advanced to the state playoffs, with Greenbrier, Harlem and Lakeside making it to round two. The Panthers went even further, making it all the way to the championship series in AAAA before falling to Marist.

T.J. Davis
In his second season guiding Lakeside High School's varsity baseball team, head coach T.J. Davis said the day-to-day grind of managing the squad got a little easier because he knew more about what to expect.

Three cheers for cheerleading qualifying as a sport
Is cheerleading a sport? Depends on whom you ask.

Jeffrey Stoner earns player of the year honors
Jeffrey Stoner the pitcher is remarkably different from Jeffrey Stoner the teen.

Bassmaster event not returning to area
Bassmaster's Elite Series, which has held tournaments at Clarks Hill Lake five of the past six years, won't be coming back in 2011.

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