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Papa Joe’s kicks off annual barbecue, music festival

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:22pm

Evans was filled with the smell of barbecue Friday afternoon as the Evans Towne Center Park hosted its eighth annual Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Sinkhole still causing detours on Central Avenue

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:51pm

A section of Central Avenue remained closed Friday after a sinkhole opened and a city garbage truck fell into it Thursday morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Nuclear Regulatory Commission set to inspect Vogtle training program

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:30am

To keep their skills sharp in ensuring nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle run smoothly, operators undergo continual testing including inspections and oversight from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Pedestrian dies two weeks after being struck by car

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:43am

A pedestrian struck by a vehicle earlier this month died Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Doctors Hospital to provide college funds to first baby born on May 29

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:35am

In an effort to raise awareness among Georgia families about the importance of financial planning and saving for a college education, Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan will celebrate 529 College Savings Day by awarding the first baby born at Doctors Hospital on May 29 with a $1,529 contribution to his/her Path2College 529 Plan account. Read more

Staff Writer Doug Stutsman

Local student receives top honor from Davidson College

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:32am

A local student has received the Presidential Scholarship as an incoming student at Davidson College. Read more

Staff Writer Doug Stutsman

Suspect sought on shoplifting charges

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:30am

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public help in identifying a shoplifting suspect. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Reaching that milestone

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:04am

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Kirby: Our goal — postcards from all 50 states

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:21pm
Columnists News

The Memorial Day weekend begins once again our Summer Vacation Postcard Contest. You know the drill: We’ll try to get a postcard from all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) before Labor Day.

  Read more Columnist Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:20pm

Does Columbia County really need its own hospital when there are world class medical facilities 20 minutes away? Read more


Man reports tools stolen from truck

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 9:54pm

A man contacted the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office after discovering tools had been stolen from his pickup truck. Read more

From Staff Reports

Highway roadwork to pause for holiday

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:49pm

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced it will suspend construction-related lane closures for the holiday weekend. Read more

From Staff Reports

Man wanted for aggravated assault in Warrenton arrested

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:42pm

The man sought by Warrenton police for aggravated assault has been taken into custody. Read more

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Fort Gordon ceremony honors fallen soliders

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:19pm

Service members, veterans and community members gathered at Fort Gordon on Thursday for the annual remembrance ceremony, honoring fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Jones leaves legacy at Butler High School

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:33pm

For Car’Tiana Jones, it’s all about leaving a legacy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Man wanted for questioning in Apple Store robbery

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:32pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning about the burglary that occurred April 16 at the Apple Store on Wrightsboro Road. Read more

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Evans quadruplets plan to pursue different paths after graduation Saturday

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:00pm

They look like four guys in high school just hanging out in a living room in Evans. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Local businessman to redevelop former Marshall Square property

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:31pm
News Business

The new owner of the former Marshall Square property in Evans says he plans to redevelop the more than 8-acre tract in a manner consistent with its surroundings, which is rapidly becoming Columbia County’s “downtown.” Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Grovetown man arrested in car-shooting incident

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:10pm

A Grovetown man was arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly shooting at a vehicle travelling north on Dodge Lane. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

North Augusta breaks ground on stadium, development

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:28pm
News Sports

It was a long time coming, but Thursday was a big day for what used to be called Project Jackson. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker