FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meeting; Linda Smiley (803) 279-5074
FIRST, THIRD MONDAYS: 7 p.m., council chambers, North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.
NAME: Odalis DeAvila
SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle
FAVORITE CLASS: Math
FAVORITE LUNCH: Chick-fil-A
HOBBIES: Shopping, playing volleyball and soccer
MY ROLE MODEL IS: my mommy.
WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE: a nurse.
• The winter break for Aiken County Public Schools continues through Friday. Classes resume Monday.
• The winter break for Edgefield County School District schools continues through Friday. A teacher workday will be held Monday. No classes on that day.
The fight to build the first hospital in Columbia County will go on well into next year despite a state decision to award the license to Georgia Regents Medical Center as University and Doctors hospitals have filed notice to contest the decision.
Chances are that slice (or two) of pecan pie you enjoyed over the Christmas holidays contained Georgia grown pecans. There's also a good chance those pecans passed through Harlem along the way to the pie shell and your stomach.
Augusta Christian senior Calvin Taylor has a good problem heading into the new year.
The 6-9 Taylor will have to choose whether he wants to play football or basketball collegiately.
"I have possibilities in both," said Taylor.
Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer sinkholes.