These accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: A 44-year-old man is facing charges after exposing himself to another motorist Saturday morning.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:08am

During the annual state of the community address last week leaders spoke of the unprecedented growth in the county's schools, at Fort Gordon, in Harlem and Grove­town and throughout Columbia County.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:08am

Columbia County residents are in for an activity-filled month beginning Saturday with Harlem's 28th annual Oliver Hardy Festival and Fort Gordon's Oktoberfest.

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Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:07am

After Augusta Christian went 1-9 last season and then started this season with a pair of defeats, senior quarterback/linebacker Jackson Wingard never worried. The Lions have rallied three times after intermission to improve to 3-2 on the season.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:07am

The fifth annual Columbia County Snowfest returns to Evans Towne Center Park on Jan. 14. The event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:07am

East Georgia State College - Augusta will hold a night of music with the Columbia County Orchestra. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, the concert will be at the Grover C.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:07am

As fall approaches and the temperatures and heat indices are falling, cooling centers throughout the county will be closing as official cooling centers.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

Sports Writer Chris Gay went 7-3 in Week 4 of the Pigskin Picks contest.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

If you have an announcement you'd like to run in the News-Times, send an email to Chris Gay at chris.gay@augustachronicle.com

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

On a warm Sunday afternoon, Christopher Douglas grabbed several water bottles after crossing the finish line. Douglas bested the Ironman 70.3 Augusta field Sunday with a time of 4:08:04.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

On Sunday night, my 10-year-old son watched the news with me as we learned about the death of 87-year-old golf legend Arnold Palmer. He asked me if Arnie was the greatest golfer ever. I gave him an answer, one I didn't want him to forget.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

Congrats go out to Augusta Prep, Augusta Christian and Greenbrier. The Cavaliers knocked off Gatewood for the first time. The Gators came into the contest simply demolishing their opponents, but they had no answer for Prep's potent ground attack.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

Saintly Gifts will have a special grand reopening celebrating its 25th anniversary. Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, a local priest will be present to bless the store, and there will be a rosary recited by children.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:00am

HOW TO ADOPT To adopt, call (706) 541-4077 or visit columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services. The kennel is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for adoptions and visiting animals, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to reclaim a lost pet and other services. The facility is at 1940 William Fe...

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