As Columbia County celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, community leaders praise their early ancestors for laying the groundwork for the strong educational system and vast network of roads and bridges that continues to attract people from many of the same places that sparked the area's initial growth in 1790.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:15am

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Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:15am

Pet food drive Donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food accepted at Animal House, Boots, Bridles and Britches, Grovetown Farm & Garden, Vineyard Wine Market, Martinez/National Hills animal hospitals and Wild Birds Unlimited or call for pick- up; benefits local rescue groups; (706) 863-2067, ...

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:14am

Through an installment purchase agreement, the nonprofit organization work with the city and issue bonds up to $10 million to finance the building of the city's parking deck, explained Joe Lucas with Pope Zeigler.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:03pm

COLUMBIA - Amid worries over identity theft, police work and the exposure of deceased people's past prescriptions and physical abnormalities, a Senate panel advanced a pair of bills Thursday aimed at closing some gaps in the Freedom of Information Act.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:02pm

COLUMBIA - Meg Gombus is a 40-year-old student at Trident Technical College who hopes to find a job in radiologic technology. She's three years into her studies at the Charleston, S.C.,-area school, works part-time as a server, has a 3.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:01pm

A team from Paul Knox Middle School created a city called Korbinia where they used underground cultivation to grow corn and soybeans. The team won first place and will go on to the Future City Competition National Finals in Washington, D.C., to be held Feb. 15-18.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:59pm

GOP candidate forum to be held The North Augusta Republican Party will have a Meet the Candidates forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the North Augusta Community Center.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:58pm

When Curtis Dean heard that M.B. Kahn Construction Co. was having a job fair, he decided to see what the company had to offer.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:57pm

These are the bookings for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for Jan. 9-15. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Jan. 9 Quinton Lamont Best, 42, driving under the influence Alyssia Nechelle Jackson, 24, simple assault Jan.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:57pm

Now how could I impress him before it was too late? Perhaps I’d bring a simple rug, I used to pray upon Could that impress all mighty God? Or please his holy son? Or maybe then I’d bring a cross I wore with so much pride Could he see that and know my heart? And what was there inside The star of ...

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:57pm

Good Samaritan sought Aiken Department of Public Safety is looking for a Good Samaritan who helped a kidnapping victim in 2013.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:57pm

ON CAMPUS...

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:56pm

• Feb. 4 is an early release day for Aiken County Public Schools. • The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics will accept applications for the Class of 2017 through Feb. 15. Applications are available at www.scgssm.org/apply-now.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:55pm

NAME: John Damon Carroll SCHOOL: Our Lady of Peace GRADE: Second FAVORITE CLASS: Math FAVORITE LUNCH: Sandwich HOBBIES: Playing on the iPad MY ROLE MODEL IS: my brother. WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be a scientist.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:54pm