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Understanding 'sensitivity' could have helped resolve Knob Hill dispute
Editor: Re Sunday's News-Times editorial, "The (unnecessary) battle of Knob Hill":

Meaningful memories
Summer memories for most teens involve family vacations or weekend excursions to the lake with friends.

Wildwood Park to show 'boat-in' movie
The recent remake of a classic Hollywood Western will be the featured film Saturday for the Boat-in Movie Night at Wildwood Park.

Fourth of July celebrations to offer variety
Columbia County residents have multiple chances this holiday weekend to show off their patriotism.

Interest in outlet mall plan develops
A local developer is working to bring an outlet mall to Columbia County.

County blasts into stream 's banks to help stabilize them
When workers recently set dynamite charges into holes drilled into the bedrock bottom of Betty's Branch, they weren't trying to blow it up -- they were working to stabilize the stream's fragile banks.

Follow good boating practices during summer events
A regatta is an organized race between boats.

Police Blotter
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at

Happy Campers
Masha Anteau sings and plays bass guitar as her band coach, Travis Shaw, plays guitar during a rehearsal at band camp at Portman's Music in Martinez.

Pet Adoptions
These pets 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.

Brookwood Elementary School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Third Grade A: Calvin Clayson, A. Faith Gates, Jennifer Huntley, Kali Jordan, Abby Kelly, Bennett Mobley, Rylan Reese, Evan Skidmore, Maggie Boone, Gavin Carr, Leland Dyches, Bailey Floyd, Kai hoversland, Elizabeth Kim, Brionna Law, Jack Le, Hannah Lewis, Seth Robinson, Gonzalo Ruiz, Cope Simpson, Abrian Smith, Abby Williams, Brianna Boyd

Current Events
Shepeard Community Blood Center and Columbia County Emergency Management will hold the annual summer blood drive Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the government complex auditorium in Evans, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia County Roads and Bridges, 2257 County Camp Road, Appling.

On Vacation
A lifelong dream came true for Evelyn Johnson and Shirley Butler when they took a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands, with tours on each island, from May 1-7.

Ordeal shows who good friends are
You are reading about one of the happiest people in the world right now. For the past eight months, I have had severe back pain, leg pain and weakness so bad I had to use a walker to get from the front to the back of my house.

Disappointing ending to Knob Hill impasse
The decision of the family of disabled veteran Sean Gittens to leave Knob Hill subdivision is terribly disappointing.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SACS backs Warren return
Congratulations are in order (again) for the Warren County School system and its superintendent, former Columbia County school administrator (and Appling resident) Carole Jean Carey.

Sports Calendar
Soccer: Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club will hold its 3v3 Summer Soccer Camp on Mondays and Thursdays through July 28. It will run from 6-7:15 p.m. For information, go to or call the club at (706) 854-0149.

Masters City overcomes delay to win
Alexis Copeland was at a loss for words Saturday morning at Crawford Creek Park.

Camps Calendar
Basketball: The Upward Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering grades 5-8 will be held July 11-15 at the Warren Baptist Church Family Life Center. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon daily. For information or to register, go to or call (706) 860-0454.

Sports Newsmakers
The fifth through eighth grade Allstars are Christopher Gates, St. Mary's seventh grade (front, from left); Hunter Long, River Ridge, fifth grade; John McRee, Columbia Middle seventh grade (back, left); and Josh Rosenblum and Joseph Shaver, both Augusta Prep seventh grade.

Athlete Spotlight: Greenbrier High School
Greenbrier basketball players Justin Cofer (left) and Dejon Britton were on the Region 2-AAAAA Team last year.

Jones earns director post in USTA
Craig Jones, the owner and director of operations at Petersburg Racquet Club, has been named director of Youth Play and Competition by the U.S. Tennis Association.

3 on 3 soccer tournament tests skills of all the players
Before he moved to Jacksonville, Fla., Cody Atherton was a member of the Georgia-South Carolina Bulls Soccer Club and attended Greenbrier High School.


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