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 - 2:29am

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.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:05am

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.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:05am

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.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:05am

Following my previous column, contrasting getting older with being a senior citizen, here’s another take on the same subject, a somewhat different view of my life today from the one I concocted three-quarters of a lifetime ago …...

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:04am

Gov. Nathan Deal very much wants to do away with local boards of education that run Georgia's public school systems. The school boards are starting to fight back.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:04am

I live in constant surprise about the things that don't happen to me. For example, I rarely come face to face with a man wearing a bowtie. Odds are that men in bowties should cross my path more often.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:04am

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

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:04am

Softball Cross Creek at Lakeside, 3:30 p.m. Harlem at Jefferson County, 5 p.m. Softball Harlem at Screven County, 5 p.m. Alcovy at Greenbrier, 5:30 p.m. Grovetown at Evans, 5:30 p.m. Heritage at Lakeside, 6 p.m.

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Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:04am

Robert H. Wilson to JR Homes, Inc.; 738 Richland Ave.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:03am

Daniel Austin Beard Jr. and Dakoata Ravon Nicholas applied for a marriage license April 18 and were married September 10 in Augusta Jonathan Randolph Chabot and Glenda Kaye Wilson applied for a marriage license May 6 and were married Sept.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:03am

Almost halfway through the middle school football season, Evans and Greenbrier lead their respective divisions. Last week, Greenbrier defeated Columbia Middle School, 43-0, while Evans pulled out a close game over Riverside Middle School, 20-18.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:02am

Augusta Christian won its region opener in thrilling fashion Friday night. Jackson Wingard scored on a two-point run to help lift the Lions to a 39-38 win over Thomas Sumter Academy in double overtime.

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:02am