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.
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.
Visitors who come to Atlanta next month to see Gov. Nathan Deal take the oath of office for his second term will find a Capitol complex that looks different from four years ago when Deal was first sworn in.
For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacounty.ga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services. 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. The facility is located at 1940 William Few Parkway in Grovetown.
If the stats were for another person, Harlem High School's Torien Beard knows what he would think of that player.
"He's an all-around player," said Beard. "He can score and also rebound and make passes - an all-around player.