All Columbia County elementary and middle schools completed their annual school spelling bees. Charlie Li, 11, who was last year's Columbia County spelling champ from Stevens Creek Elementary, will be trying to defend his title again.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:14am

Dear editor, Given the growth of housing developments and new businesses in Columbia County, it doesn’t make sense to raise the stormwater fee unless all these new houses, subdivisions and large businesses that have been built or are being built are exempt from paying utility fees or paying the s...

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:11am

Now that the shreds of wrapping paper are cleaned up and the ornaments tucked away for another year, many thoughts have turned to a different kind of giving and receiving - specifically, giving to a charitable cause before midnight Dec.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:10am

As a restaurant owner operating in four states and looking to expand, I'm happy to see the minimum wage going up in 21 states to kick off the new year.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:10am

Since TaxSlayer became the title sponsor of the Gator Bowl in 2011, company executives have paid for their employees to attend the annual event in Florida. This year a few changes took place.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:10am

The new skateboard park at Blanchard Woods Park is slated to open in early January.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:10am

The best wrestler at the Evans Black and Gold Traditional meet last Saturday didn't take a turn on the mat. Sitting quietly in the stands observing the action was Tim Mitchem, former Lakeside High School standout.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:10am

Also, the schools, for the most part, are extremely evenly matched. After Harlem, I truly believe Grovetown, Greenbrier, Lakeside, Evans and Augusta Christian are almost dead even. And, Augusta Prep is not to far behind.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:09am

There are a number of ways to dispose of Christmas trees after the holiday season. With proper disposal, Christmas trees can continue to be useful.

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:09am

Marriage Licenses, Dec. 28, 2014

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:08am

Divorces, Dec. 28, 2014

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:07am

Police said the 21-year-old woman had been kidnapped during a carjacking in North Augusta on Friday.

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:47pm

The late David Drakeley, who passed away Sunday, provided a home away from home for anyone entering the doors at The Highlander in North Augusta.

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:46pm

When Christmas comes around each year, we are often overwhelmed by the business of rushing around to pick last minute gifts, visit friends and relatives and make it to the various holiday events that crowd into our schedule.

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:27am

Dear editor, As the end of 2014 approaches, it seems like a very appropriate time to publicly recognize 650 of our citizens who are part of seven different specialized volunteer programs that we have here in Columbia County.

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:27am