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Voting in the upcoming General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election have begun. Absentee by mail ballots were sent out beginning April 8, and in-person early voting is scheduled to begin May 2 at the Columbia County Board of Elections office in Evans.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:07am

A mother and her daughter are taking their budding Facebook business and jumping into the storefront world of cakes, cookies and all things sweet.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:07am

Owners of two local Subway stores have been featured in a commercial, which Subway says pays tribute to the area.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:06am

Columbia County experienced its largest number of shooting deaths in one incident since 1998 on Friday in a neighborhood that has come a long way from a troubled past.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:06am

Major road closures in the Columbia County area are set to begin this summer. According to a report from the Georgia Department of Transportation, Columbia Industrial Boulevard will be closed for 30 days beginning May 6. A detour route of 2.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:06am

Kim Jones and her family have adopted Bear from the Columbia County Animal Shelter. Bear is an older, special needs dog, who lost his bottom jaw to what vets say was a traumatic injury with a car, after a veterinarian discovered several fractures.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:03am

Unfortunately, the North Carolina LGBT restroom controversy is further proof human intelligence is in decline. The nightmare scenario of the lunatics taking over the asylum has been realized in North Carolina.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:03am

Just as the Supreme Court thought it had resolved the abortion debate 44 years ago, so apparently Gov. Nathan Deal thought he had put to bed the religious-freedom issue with his veto of the Free Exercise Protection Act (FEPA) on Easter Monday.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:03am

The inaugural Harlem High School Bulldog Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 11, at Bartram Trail Golf Course. All proceeds go to the Harlem High School Football Team.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:03am

Evans entered Thursday's region championship game short-handed. Still, the team gave Houston County everything it had. In the end, the Lady Bears defeated the Lady Knights in a shootout, 3-2, in the Region 2-AAAAA title game.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:03am

As spring warm-season lawns continue to green up, diseases rear their ugly heads. The main culprit this time of year is a fungus that causes large patch. Large patch can infect all warm-season grasses, but centipede and St. Augustine are particularly susceptible.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:03am

The Westminster girls tennis team made history this past week.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:03am

Defending Class AAAAA state champion Lakeside is continuing its winning ways on the tennis courts.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:02am

Evans senior Jazmine Lawson signed a tennis scholarship this week with Alabama A&M.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:02am

Harlem High School shot 358 to finish third in the Region 3-AA golf tournament at Willow Lakes Golf Course in Metter, Ga.

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:02am

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