Former Augusta Christ­ian standout Josh Whitaker has joined the Augusta University baseball staff as an assistant coach, the school announced Friday. Whitaker will join first-year Jaguars head coach Chris Howell.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:01pm

With the top two seeds earning a bye into the region semifinals, Evans will get most of next week off before starting back up the following week. Then, the team will prepare for the state playoffs, which begin Oct. 12. "Knowing that we're getting to play for at least a couple more weeks, that's a big plus," Beale said. "We've still got at least about a month left of softball. As many young players that we have, as much as we can play this year the more it's going to help us further down the road."

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:01pm

The first time I ever met legendary Georgia Bulldogs play-by-play announcer Larry Munson was in an elevator at the Georgia Dome. I had just wrapped up covering my first bowl game as Georgia defeated Virginia in thrilling fashion on Dec. 31, 1998, in the Peach Bowl.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00pm

Tough week for Evans and Grovetown as they dropped 1-point heartbreakers to a pair of tough opponents.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00pm

Starting Wednesday, a Columbia County Water Utilities contractor will begin lowering water valve boxes and sewer manhole covers along Columbia Road, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00pm

A man who two years ago ran for a Richmond County school board seat is facing theft charges after he took several athletic jerseys from Evans High School, Columbia County deputies said.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00pm

With Columbus Day being celebrated on the second Monday in October, the Lincoln County Historical Society's October History in the Park talk will feature a Christopher Columbus portrayal.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00pm

To adopt, call (706) 541-4077 or visit columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00pm

Leah Powell is a freshman with big dreams. The Evans High School pitcher hopes to one day play NCAA Division I softball. After she graduates from college, she said wants to become either an interior designer or marine biologist, the latter occupation something she's somewhat familiar with.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00pm

1 p.m. Sept. 22, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; representatives from area companies; for tips on being prepared, call Job Connection staff at (706) 447-5195 or goodwillworks.org/jobfair.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 12:32pm

Every four years, after the Summer Olympics, little girls line up to take gymnastics at studios like North Augusta's Tip Toes and Taps.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 11:07pm

The Columbia County lawsuits contend the Goodman Company is liable because they believe the fire was caused by a defective packaged terminal air conditioner/heater installed in the third-floor billiards room at Marshall Square.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 1:29am

Five Columbia County educators have been named finalists in the annual Teacher of the Year contest. Finalists include three elementary and two high school teachers. The five finalists are: Stacy Henry, Blue Ridge Elementary; Jessica Williams, River Ridge Elementary; April Sturgell, Stevens Creek Elemen­tary; Erick Lei­den, Evans High School; and Lisa Guilbeau, Greenbrier High School.

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:05pm

Paul Alvin Tabor, 61, is accused of raping and taking nude photos of a 39-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a 7- to 14-year-old.

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:05pm

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: A man said that he fell victim to a potential phone scam after bailing his daughter out of jail.

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:05pm