Sports Writer Chris Gay went 7-3 in Week 4 of the Pigskin Picks contest.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

If you have an announcement you'd like to run in the News-Times, send an email to Chris Gay at chris.gay@augustachronicle.com

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

On a warm Sunday afternoon, Christopher Douglas grabbed several water bottles after crossing the finish line. Douglas bested the Ironman 70.3 Augusta field Sunday with a time of 4:08:04.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

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.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

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.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:06am

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.

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:00am

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...

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:00am

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Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:00am

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.

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:26pm

North Augusta's proposed 2017 budget promises no tax-rate hike for residents, the 25th year in a row.

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:49am

The University of Georgia student was selected and recently returned from an experience he hopes he hasn't seen the last of.

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:09am

The subject of the Columbia County's annual State of the Community address took a slight shift from growth to highlighting the successes of that growth. "My predecessor Col.

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:09am

A new member for the juvenile court bench in the Augusta Judicial Circuit has been selected.

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:09am

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Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:08am

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.

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:08am