Having topped several summits in different states, as well as the highest point in the continental U.S., Shirley Tharp is now planning to hike to the top of Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:06am

Sports writer Chris Gay went 6-4 in Week 3 of the Pigskin Picks.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:05am

Marvin United Methodist Church Women and the Mikey Foundation are holding the annual Bill DaVitte Golf Tournament, formerly the Swing Tournament, Sept. 24, at Gordon Lakes Golf Club. Cost is $280 for a team of 4 or $70 per player.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:05am

Softball • Briarwood at Harlem, 5 p.m. Softball • Grovetown at Alcovy, 5 p.m. • Lakeside at Evans, 5 p.m. • Greenbrier at Heritage, 6 p.m. Volleyball • Lakeside at Heritage, 5 p.m. • Lakeside vs. Alcovy at Heritage, 6 p.m.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:05am

CIA Director John Brennan will speak in Augusta next month to a cybersecurity summit planned by Augusta University.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:01am

An officer assigned to the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon suspected of downloading child pornography is being held without bond pending a preliminary hearing next week.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:01am

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.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:01am

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."

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:01am

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.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00am

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

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00am

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.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00am

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.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00am

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.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00am

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

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00am

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.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00am