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Readers express offense at editorial cartoon lampooning gay marriage

Candidates unlikely to run if they're subjected to 'abuse' by the media
I am disappointed that the editor of The Columbia County News-Times throws so much contempt and hatred at the opponents of our present county leadership. Challenging political leadership with opposing ideas is the American way, is it not?

Yellow jackets are getting aggressive
A few weeks ago, I wrote about armyworms showing up in our area weeks before they are usually here.

Grovetown says mobile homes will be checked
Grovetown officials on Monday approved an ordinance designed to help clean up the city's mobile home parks.

Funding health
The Columbia County Health Department is looking to the community for donations to help make up for state budget cuts.

Deal wins, despite heavy Handel vote
Though the outcome of the runoff election between the two Republicans seeking the Georgia governor's office was a squeaker statewide, Columbia County voters were clearer in their preference Tuesday.

Teacher of Year finalists selected
Columbia County school officials Tuesday presented the Teachers of the Year from each of the county's schools and announced the five finalists for the systemwide Teacher of the Year award.

Hicks interviews her 100th veteran
Shelves of resource books on war and foreign lands served as a backdrop as Jan Hicks prodded William Boynton to recall his naval service during World War II.

Prepare hibiscus for spot indoors
Although we are months away from cold weather, now is the time to begin preparing tropical hibiscus plants for the indoors.

Schools won 't pay for optional exams
The parents of Columbia County 10th-graders might want to set aside a little extra back-to-school cash.

Property Tranfers
North Star Home Builders LLC to Anthony Digorio and Linda L. Digorio, 5141 Windmill Place, $254,900.

Police Blotter
Martinez man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend

Get Up & Go
The Red Wagon Society, volunteers for the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center, will hold a fundraiser breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe in Evans. Tickets cost $8. For information, call (706) 721-4004, or e-mail castewart@mcg.edu.

Club donates backpacks, supplies
The Columbia County Exchange Club presents backpacks and supplies to Scott Weinard, principal of Grovetown Elementary.

First Day of School
Send a photo of your children's first day of school to cnt@newstimesonline.com.

Pet Adoption Showcase
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue recently presented a check for $40,000 to the Southeastern Firefighters' Burn Foundation Inc. The funds were raised through boot drives held in Columbia County. Shown are (left to right): SFBF Development Director Dawn Gantt, Chief Doug Cooper, Assistant Chief Jim Champion, SFBF President & CEO Jo Maypole and IT Administrator Jeremy Wallen. The mission of the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation Inc. is to provide assistance to the patients and families at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital.

Divorces
List of recent local divorces.

Marriage Licenses
James Morgan Smith Sr. and Darlene McCarthy Smith applied for a marriage license on July 8, 2010, and were married July 8, 2010, in Evans.

Newsmakers
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue recently presented a check for $40,000 to the Southeastern Firefighters' Burn Foundation Inc. The funds were raised through boot drives held in Columbia County. Shown are (left to right): SFBF Development Director Dawn Gantt, Chief Doug Cooper, Assistant Chief Jim Champion, SFBF President & CEO Jo Maypole and IT Administrator Jeremy Wallen. The mission of the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation Inc. is to provide assistance to the patients and families at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital.

School Lunch Menus
Monday

School Councils
The South Columbia Elementary School council will meet in the media center at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 24, Nov. 16, Feb. 8 and April 26.

Current Events
The women of Marvin United Methodist Church are sponsoring a free concert with the Kimbells, Chris Goss, Susan Osborn and the Marvin UMC Choir at 3 p.m. today in the sanctuary on Wheeler Road at South Belair Road.

Fight's still on; good guys win
The Warren County Board of Education held a meeting this past Monday.

Factor in price when judging signs
When Randall Travel Marketing a year ago presented a study of Columbia County's efforts at bringing in tourists, it told us some things we already knew, or thought we knew: Tourism is valuable. Fishing tournaments don't put many people in hotels. Our visitors center is too far from most visitors.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, August 15, 2010.

Get out and ride on mountain bike trails
Mountain biking offers the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery while getting a workout.

Sports Calendar
Marshall Family Y registration for flag football, cheerleading and co-ed lacrosse will run through Aug. 29 for ages 5-14. The season starts in October. Regular-season games will be played on Saturdays. The cost for each sport is $55 for members and $75 for nonmembers.

Recreation director will retire after more than three decades
When Charlie Beale decided that it was time to retire, there were several people he knew he wanted to tell before going public.

Prep football schedule offers plenty of exciting matchups
While it might seem too hot to think about football, the 2010 season is here. Several area teams kick off the new campaign on Friday. As always there are some interesting matchups and rivalry games to keep an eye on.

Focus on the little things this prep football season
With less than a week remaining before Greenbrier and Grovetown kick off Columbia County's 2010 high school football season, fans are dusting off their team gear and game-day accessories.

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