On Sunday night, my 10-year-old son watched the news with me as we learned about the death of 87-year-old golf legend Arnold Palmer. He asked me if Arnie was the greatest golfer ever. I gave him an answer, one I didn't want him to forget.
Congrats go out to Augusta Prep, Augusta Christian and Greenbrier. The Cavaliers knocked off Gatewood for the first time. The Gators came into the contest simply demolishing their opponents, but they had no answer for Prep's potent ground attack.
Saintly Gifts will have a special grand reopening celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, a local priest will be present to bless the store, and there will be a rosary recited by children.
HOW TO ADOPT
To adopt, call (706) 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 at 1940 William Fe...
Deadline to enter the 2016 Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant is Oct. 15; single women ages 17-23 are eligible to compete; judging will be in interview, fitness wear and evening gown; pageant will be held 7 p.m. Oct.
Among the 3,700 athletes registered for today's Ironman 70.3 Augusta competition, several people with Columbia County ties are expected to race.
The eighth annual event, the largest half-Ironman in the United States with 3,700 registered athletes, sold out in February. The contestants who made the trek to Augusta will start with a 1.2-mile swim down the Savannah River. After a transition to the bike, they will then ride a 56-mile loop into South Carolina and back to downtown Augusta, where they will transition into the start of the 13.1-mile run. The race will finish in front of the Augusta Common on Broad Street.
Augusta Prep remained undefeated with its 41-20 victory at Gatewood.
In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Cavaliers pounded out 429 yards on the ground. B.J. Stone rushed 16 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns, while David Bramble added 125 yards and two touchdowns.