Diane Hollins Ford, who served 16 years on the Columbia County Commission before leaving office in 2008, died Friday in Hilton Head, S.C., after an illness. The family will receive friends Friday, April 1 at 2 p.m.
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 located at 1940 William Few Parkway in Grovetown.
Free tax preparation help, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays through April 18, Euchee Creek Library, 5097 Euchee Creek Dr.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through April 16, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; (706) 863-1946
The public got a glimpse of what stores, restaurants and offices outside the gates of Riverwood Plantation will look like Thursday during the grand opening of the first building at Meybohm Realtors' Addison Square development.
Augusta Prep at Westminster, 4:30 p.m.
North Augusta at Grovetown, 5:30 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)
TRACK AND FIELD:
Augusta Christian at Hammond, 3:30 p.m.
Grovetown, Greenbrier at Harlem, 4 p.m.
A few weeks ago, a Facebook friend of mine complained about the Augusta area getting all gussied up just once a year. I told him to think about this another way. If we didn't have the Masters Tournament every April, would our city ever get clean?