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County building new schools in an effort to meet demand
While work on a new elementary school in Columbia County is under way, construction on a future Columbia Middle School might begin next year.

Private schools are ready for changes
Three private schools in Columbia County will enter the 2010-11 school year with fanfare and celebration.

Free lunch paperwork online
There is no free lunch in life, but it just got easier to find one in Columbia County schools.

Math coaches train teachers
Two former math teachers plan to spend a second year helping other teachers find success.

Three new principals bring plenty of experience to jobs
New principals are ready to take the reins of three Columbia County schools. Two previously were principals at other schools outside the area, and one has never taught anywhere other than the school she now will lead.

Technology making blackboards obsolete
When Christa Burch gives a quiz, pen and paper no longer are required.

Evans event has advice, activities
The upcoming school year is the focus of several events Saturday in Columbia County.

Around About
Beer-quaffing tourists can sample and buy craft brews at South Carolina microbreweries under a new law promoted by Gov. Mark Sanford.

School Information
2010-11 Calendar

On Vacation
John Womack and his daughter, Cheryl Mobley, of Martinez, visited the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington while there with the group Vets to Washington. Womack is a Marine veteran of World War II who earned a Purple Heart.

Pet Adoption Showcase
These animals are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit and follow the links to Animal Services. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt, and puppies and kittens cost $20. Adopted animals must be spayed or neutered. Visitors must wear closed-in shoes to visit the kennel area, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. The facility is at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling.

Class Reunions
The Evans High School class of 2000 will hold its 10th reunion 7-11 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Doubletree Hotel. Tickets cost $45 per person or $80 per couple before Sunday. Send contact information to, or go to

Current Events
School supplies will be given to elementary, middle and high school students at the end of revival services at 7 tonight at Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans. For information, call (706) 860-7091.

Police Blotter
Columbia County authorities said Friday that they are a step closer to identifying the person who created a suspected fake Facebook page that implied a Lakeside High student lied during a teacher's dismissal hearing.

Harlem Back-to-School Bash
Army Staff Sgt. Diane Ingram gave Jaylan Blair, 5, a manicure Saturday during New Hope Baptist Church's Back-to-School Bash at Harlem City Park.

Squeaking wheels ringing DOT's phones
Brilliant. Sneaky, but brilliant.

Ox is gored in election freefall to fourth place
When they fall, they fall fast.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

Letter foresees father's legacy

Poythress has been wielding a potent bat
Former Greenbrier High School and University of Georgia star Rich Poythress is enjoying a tremendous first full season of pro baseball.

Sports Calendar
The Columbia County Recreation Department is seeking host families for teams visiting for the Ponytails World Series, which starts Saturday and runs through Aug. 5 at Patriots Park. Hosts will show the teams around the county and handle several other team needs. For information, contact Ken Warner at (706) 312-7402 or or Christi DeLoach at (706) 312-7411 or

Host team can draw inspiration from last year
Brooke Buck has heard all about the World Series from her sister. Now, she'll have the chance to play in one.

County ready for Ponytails softball
Columbia County has served as host of a Dixie Youth recreation league World Series five times.

Drills help kids get in shape for sports
It all started six years ago.

Athlete Spotlight
Jackie Jeschke, who dreams of competing in the Olympics, is one of the top 12-year-old swimmers in the Southeast.


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