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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.