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White Oak spreads joy for generations
Betty Lake has attended the White Oak United Methodist Camp Meeting all her life.

The proper anchor, and learning how to use it, is essential
The first is to attach your boat to the bottom of the lake as you enjoy lunch, fishing or spending the night.

County disputes cost of service
A Martinez man hopes the Columbia County Commission will fully reimburse him for 20 years worth of unwarranted sewer payments.

Girls given fashion cues during camp
Katarah Peterson recently struck her best model pose at a summer camp fashion show.

Mind games
Many children at summer camp spend their time around campfires telling ghost stories or making crafts for friends and families.

Harlem dispute may change way valedictorians are named
Most schools heap praise on their valedictorians.

Adoption Showcase
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue Inc. is a nonprofit, licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the CSRA. Adoptions are held each Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Tractor Supply on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. For information or to adopt, call Barb at (706) 955-0438 or go to

News Notes
NAES teacher to oversee USCA camp

On Vacation
Heading out of town or visiting a local park? Send us a family photo, and we'll publish it in The News-Times. Bring or mail a photo to our office at 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, Evans, GA 30809, or e-mail photos to cnt@newstimesonline. com. Be sure to write a few words to tell readers about your trip.

Fun on the Fourth
Evie Riggenbach, 6, (from left), Ian McNeil, 6, and Brady Riggenbach, 8, show their patriotism with their red, white and blue hair at the Patriots Park Fourth of July celebration. Activities included a rock climbing wall, inflatables, pony rides and fireworks.

Police Blotter
Three Augusta teens accused of lying to police and another man accused of shooting an Augusta teen at a party at the Belair Conference Center in March pled not guilty in court Friday.

Events Elsewhere
BROWN BAG LECTURE: 12:30 p.m. today; Lynn Thompson, chair of the Living History Park and president of the Olde Towne Preservation Association, will give a presentation about the Colonial era; attendees may bring a brown bag lunch, beverages will be provided by the museum; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynold St., Augusta; free for museum members, $3 for nonmembers; (706) 722-8454

Current Events
Darlene and Reflections of Bluegrass will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Appling Opry, 5701 Whiteoak Road at Ray Owens Road. Admission is free, with a jam session to follow. Go to

Sliding into fun
Adventure Crossing staff member Rachel Myers splashes in the World's Largest Inflatable Slide just prior to opening to customers on Friday. The park opens at noon Sunday through Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Riverside Middle School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Sixth Grade A: Jordan Adams, Sarah Adams, Samuel Asplund, Logan Barker, Delaine Barnes, Christopher Bodkin, Madison Boswell, Erica Chase, Jamie Choi, Maxwell Diprete, Sean Donovan, Hannah Dorney, Ian Dunn, Colin Gallahue, Megan Giles

Appling once was much busier
As campaign promises go, it isn't huge. Still, recently elected County Commissioner Bill Morris last week took steps toward filling one.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ruling isn't the end for charter schools
Georgia became the center of the charter school universe recently as an estimated 4,000 people flocked to Atlanta for the National Charter Schools Conference.

Poll is a good start to anti-bully campaign
When Kari Poss handed out an anonymous survey on bullying to the students at Harlem Middle School, she was surprised by the results.

Ex-Wolfpack hurler Knox can raise his stock in summer league
For most teams, though, it has been over for a few weeks, and many college players are now focusing their attention on the collegiate summer leagues around the country.

Camps Calendar
The Upward Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering grades 5-8 will be held Monday through July 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.

Evans camp works for players - and parents
Each summer, Kevin Kenny tries to make his camps as convenient as possible for working parents. This year, the 20th consecutive year of the Evans High School Basketball Camp and 15th for Kenny, is no different.

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

Athlete Spotlight: Grovetown High School
Chel'sea Hargrove (from left), Meghan Zets and Rhiley Greene from the dive team.

Many student athletes will play for new coach this year
For fans of Columbia County high school athletics, things could look a lot different next season.


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