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Years ago, when our military family arrived in Germany, one of the children in our new neighborhood lost no time telling us what he thought about Germany - and Germans. "These people are so mixed up," he said.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:15am

Next to spontaneously combusting one summer afternoon two years ago, her biggest thrill has been embarrassing middle schoolers who think they've aged out of her kind of swag.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:15am

Mack Taylor, a lawyer and former assistant district attorney, defeated Martinez businessman Trip Derryberry in a Tuesday runoff to claim the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:14am

A national law enforcement accreditation organization is seeking feedback for Columbia County Sheriff's Office assessment.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:14am

Christmas trees are grown throughout the United States and Canada in a wide variety of species. It takes five to twelve years to grow a Christmas tree. For each tree harvested, two or three seedlings will be planted for Christmases in the future.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:14am

Certified University of Georgia Beekeepers Ann and Keith Powell of Lady Bees Hives and Honey will hold a beekeeping class on Saturday at Grovetown Farm and Garden.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:14am

At a certain point when you train for a race such as a marathon, you slow it down into what's called a taper. Athletics-wise, December is starting to feel like the taper period.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:13am

Reggie Reid signed to play basketball for Florida Gulf Coast University.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:13am

At Lakeside's season-opening wrestling meet, Greenbrier beat Lakeside and Westside as did Grovetown while Lakeside beat Westside.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:13am

REGGIE REID: (senior, Harlem) 6-0 Guard; No. 10 Prospect in Georgia for Class of 2015 Reid is coming off his best game of the season after pouring in 35 points in a 79-69 win over Lakeside. He also hauled in 13 rebounds and dished out 7 assists.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:12am

Agriculture students from two counties enjoyed FFA Day at Stee'd Dairy on Tuesday.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:12am

A year ago, Columbia County officials believed construction of a skateboard park and BMX track would take just 120 days to complete. The project lasted far longer than expected, but officials say a ribbon cutting is only weeks away.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:10am

6-10 p.m. daily through Dec. 30, 633 Louisville Road, Grovetown; $8.95, ages 4-17 $5.95, ages 3 and younger admitted free; lightsofthesouth.com Sierra Club canal bike ride, 10:30 a.m. today, Dec.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:09am

Engaged young people are the future of politics and an ambitious 12-year-old from Grovetown is leading that charge, with an eye for now on the state capitol.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:09am

Eric McIntyre got his exercise on Tuesday at Evans High School. Shadowing Principal Michael Johnson around Evans High's sprawling campus, McIntyre said he logged more than 15,000 steps on his pedometer.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:08am

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