The governor wants to create an "Opportunity School District" that would take over schools defined as "failing" - those that for three consecutive years have scored less than 60 on the College and Career Performance Index (CCRPI), a report card for public schools.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:27am

Helping families afford adoptions...

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:27am

Call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacounty.ga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services for more information. The kennel is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for adoptions and visiting with the animals and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to reclaim a lost pet and all other services.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:26am

Senior Citizens Council is taking orders for fresh picked strawberries from Plant City, Fla.; $20 per flat (12 pints/6 quarts); order/payment deadline March 20; pick up 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27, Columbia Professional Centre, Senior Citizens Council, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 13A, Martinez; (706) 868-0120, katernce@gmail.com

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:26am

Augusta Prepatory Day School senior Henry Burns doesn't yet know what direction life will take after high school, but it will likely include math.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:25am

A Grovetown teen was arrested early Saturday after a deputy found him inside another man's vehicle.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:25am

Deer are not only a concern for bus drivers, but all motorists, especially in the more rural areas of the county. They are seen the most in late fall and early winter, during breeding and migration seasons.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:25am

While they officially secured their futures in November, Greenbrier High School seniors Jennifer McMahan and Mallory Myers have some unfinished business to attend to.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:25am

Lakeside High School's Logan Williams signed to play for Berry College on Thursday.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:24am

Greenbrier High School freshman Ethan Smith is traveling to San Jose, Costa Rica as part of the Georgia Olympic Development Program.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:08am

The Greenbrier Lady Wolfpack won the Region 2-AAAAA title while the Harlem boys basketball team finished second at the Region 3-AA tournament.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:08am

The Augusta Christian Lady Lions basketball team lost to Ben Lippen 44-32, Friday night while the Lions downed the Falcons, 61-53.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:08am

It just so happens that a few of his friends combined to win nearly a dozen state baseball titles at the high school level, several played college baseball, and one played professionally.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:07am

Dancing to remember...

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:03am

Since Greenbrier High School opened in 1996, Chris Powell has been one of Greenbrier's few mainstays. For every new player or coach, there's one constant - an always-smiling team manager, who hasn't missed a game, practice or bus ride in nearly two decades.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:03am

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