After a month of persistent and crippling snowstorms, I do look forward to spring weather, green grass, and flowers in bloom.
The advent of spring is also a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf on our dietary habits.
We heard that "local- control" philosophy during the 2002 governor's race when Sonny Perdue upset incumbent Roy Barnes.
Barnes had signed an education reform law that required local schools and teachers to meet stricter accountability standards.
An article in the March 11, 2015, edition of The Columbia County News-Times about crime statistics reported by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incorrectly stated the reported numbers of burglaries and incidents of criminal trespass.
New recruiting office is next to Academy Sports across from the Mullins Crossing shopping center and features twice the space and four times the parking than its old office, a 1,500-square foot facility behind the Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts off Interstate 20.
Shannon Devon Patton and Daniel Joseph Newton were never indicted in South Carolina for the murder of Jack Murray and will be up for parole in Georgia next year. That bothers Murray's stepson, Michael Murray, who faults the state for not prosecuting them for murder there and fears that they might be set free by Georgia after serving only 12 years.