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Dedication to service 

Hard work is something Ruth Bussey has been known for long before she began her more than 40 years of service as a custodian for Columbia County Schools.

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Fifth grader takes 3rd place in statewide student design contest


Christophe Gibson, a fifth grader at Brookwood Elementary School in Grovetown, had lunch with Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday. Gibson won third place in the 2016 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest in the kindergarten through fifth grade category.

Storm dumps rain, hail on county


Wind gusts up to 50 mph hit Columbia County and surrounding areas Monday night, along with a torrential downpour that dumped more than two inches of rain in Evans.
The pop up summer storm was one of several that made their way across the state.

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Chris Gay: Greenbrier's Robert D. Ballard Jr. will be missed by many
When I learned about the drowning death of Greenbrier High School sophomore Robert D. Ballard Jr., I wanted to hug my children even harder. This is tough news to hear, especially of such a talented, well-loved athlete like Robert.

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Fundraising event to aid research for cancer cure
Over the next few weeks, Blume will play host to a couple of fundraising events in the area. First, on Saturday, April 30, his team will host a Corn Hole Tournament from noon to 6 p.m. at Southbound Smokehouse (1855 Central Ave., Augusta). Teams can participate with a $50 donation and have a chance to win some terrific prizes for the top three teams. Individuals not competing can still win some great door prizes with a $10 donation.