Before forming their own operation in July 2013, officials from Columbia, Lincoln and Warren counties said they took some hard knocks from Augusta while part of the now defunct East Central Georgia Regional Library System.
Alabama-based Scott Bridge Co. started construction on replacements of the US Highway 378 bridge and the Price-Legg Bridge in 2014, nearly 12 years after reports first labeled the overpasses as "structurally deficient."
A snapshot of a period in Columbia County's history - fields of wheat, pastures of clover and crops of tobacco - can be seen in more than 150 photographs donated to the Greater Clark Hill Regional Library.
Twenty-two white crosses stand on a hill in front of St. Augustine Coptic Orthodox Church in Evans. The largest represents Jesus Christ. The 21 smaller crosses are in memory of 21 Coptic Christians recently killed by Islamic State militants in Libya.