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Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:55pm

A small group of county 4-H students are making a name for themselves in the robotics arena.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:02am

Two Columbia County residents earned first place and another an honorable mention in the Porter Fleming Literary Contest which draws entries from seven states throughout the southeast. 

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:02am

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:02am

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce along with the Columbia County News-Times will hold a candidates forum on Monday at the Columbia County Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:02am

According to a press release from the Department of Transportation, the $35 million road project requires grading on both sides of McCormick Road at the intersection of Old Petersburg Road. The work will begin at 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, beginning Monday, through next week, weather permitting, Flaggers will direct traffic as crews work on both sides of the roadway.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

According to a news release from the EPD, the open burning ban has been in place during the summer ozone season since 2005 and prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris through Sept. 30. This restriction is in addition to a ban on the burning of household garbage, which is enforced year-round in Georgia.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

Columbia County property transfers

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

See marriage licenses in Columbia County.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

Registration is now open for the 2016 Evans Pop Warner fall football and cheer season. Participants who register before June 1 will receive a $20 discount. For more information, visit to evanspopwarner.com

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

We really are getting brought up-to-date on the First Amendment. First, Mack Taylor sounded off on the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" a few weeks ago and, this past Sunday, Jean Robbins, an attorney and Senior Fellow with the American Principles Project, had a guest column, which originally appeared in The Center, an Atlanta-based free paper like the Metro Spirit, opposing Governor Nathan Deal's veto of HB 757, the Free Exercise Protection Act.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) so far says he will stay in the race: "This was my first run-in with the law in my life, and it will also be my last." Will it also be his last term in office?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

Where I grew up, kittens were cute vermin. Why would you buy one when you could walk out the back door and kick five?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

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