Musicians sang and played, dogs barked and everybody had something good to eat. The food trucks brought the party and the kickoff of The Truck Stop drew a crowd of more than 450 on Friday evening.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 1:43am

After two months, the old Edmund's Bar-b-que restaurant property on U.S. Highway 25 in Aiken County near Belvedere has been largely cleaned up. But after missing his deadline, the owner still has a court hearing on Oct.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 1:43am

Brandon Hayes has good memories of his grandfather, who liked to take him fishing when Hayes was younger. Now Hayes has a tangible reminder of William S. McEliece, the man he looked up to.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 1:42am

Twenty-five years ago, storeowner Linda Parnell said the business that she has grown with, began by selling Catholic items out of the trunk of her car.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:03am

Two active construction zones including Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Belair Road are experiencing lane closures this week. Paving crews returned Monday to the Jimmie Dyess Parkway resurfacing job from the Interstate 20 interchange to east of Powell Road, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:03am

Several Furys Ferry traffic lights, businesses and homes were temporarily without power Tuesday afternoon after power poles and power lines were pulled down by a tractor trailer.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:02am

These accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: Two Grovetown High School students are facing charges of having alcohol at school Thursday. Sheriff's deputies were called to the school about 8:30 a.m.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:02am

A fire that began late Monday night, destroyed a kiln used for drying wood at an Appling lumber yard. Crews were dispatched to Pollard Lumber Co. on Washington Road near the intersection at Pollard's Corner about 9:20 p.m. Monday, according to Columbia County Fire Rescue Administrative Chief Jeremy Wallen.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:02am

Rosters for the Border Bowl IV cheerleading squads were announced Friday.

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Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:01am

Contest qualifiers must match or beat sports writer Chris Gay. There were 62 people who correctly picked at least five of 10 games in Week 5.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:01am

To adopt, call (706) 541-4077 or visit columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:01am

The Columbia County Board of Education will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, for the fall break. Marvin Corner Pump­kin Patch, Oct. 1-31, 2-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:01am

Columbia County sporting events

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:01am

In his first year as Grovetown's head coach, Damien Postell recently picked up a prestigious statewide award. Recently, Postell was named the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week, presented by Ford. The award goes to 12 high school coaches in the state of Georgia throughout the season, recognizing them for their hard work and their efforts making a difference on and off the field.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:01am