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Columbia County emergency personnel overcame several obstacles during the ice storm response.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:05am

Police Blotter, Feb. 19, 2014

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:04am

ATLANTA - No one other than schoolchildren looking for a snow day wanted more winter weather, but Nathan Deal was probably a little glad it came anyway.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:04am

When you're writing about people in politics, you should pay closer attention to what they do than to what they say.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:04am

So now the fury of the Great Ice Storm has died down - and we survived. Hopefully, all residents waiting for power have been taken care of and we've all restocked our freezers and made plans to buy that generator.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:04am

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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:03am

Car show, book fair cancelled The car show and book fair kick-off scheduled for Saturday at North Harlem Elementary has been cancelled. The regular book fair will be held 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Monday through Feb. 28 with a family event 4-6 p.m.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:03am

An article about the Georgia High School Association State Swimming and Diving meet in the Feb. 16 edition of the News-Times incorrectly stated the score of the Greenbrier High School boy's team.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:03am

From staff reports About 6,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary of Reed Creek on Tuesday when a clogged sewer line overflowed in a Martinez subdivision. Columbia County Utilities was notified at about 12:30 p.m.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 5:29pm

Casino event American Legion Post 192 will a casino fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 22, 3-7 p.m. at the post, 275 Legion Drive, Evans. Open to the public, 18 yeasr and older. Only 150 tickets are available. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:11am

Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division, became a first-time grandmother during Tuesday's historic ice storm.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:10am

Twitter @ValerieRowell The winter storm that swept through the south Tuesday and Wednesday, walloped the Augusta area with a thick layer of sleet and ice, leaving devastation in its wake.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:10am

The Greenbrier High School Dinner, Bake Sale and Silent Auction to benefit the band, cheerleading and the baseball and softball teams is Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the high school. Cost is $10 for a spaghetti dinner from Armando's Restaurant.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:09am

Monday, Feb. 17 Evans vs. Griffin, 1 p.m. Grovetown vs. Harlem, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Grovetown at Hephzibah, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 Harlem vs. Evans, 5:30 p.m. Greenbrier at Thomson, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 Evans vs.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:09am

When the Rev. Bill Peterson, a retired and disabled priest, asked for help with maintenance around his house, the Knights of Columbus from St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church were quick to respond.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:09am

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