Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health decided Wednesday.
Well, I hope everybody had a happy Thanksgiving.
At least two county teams should have been able to enjoy their break a little bit - the Greenbrier High School girls basketball team and the Harlem boys basketball team.
Sports Academy South, Inc.'s registration for indoor track and field runs through Friday. Registration fee is $45, training fee is $75 a month, meet entry fee is $5-$20, depending on the meet, and uniform cost is $30. Practice starts Dec.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Augusta Christian at Fox Creek, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)
Evans vs. North Augusta, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)
Greenbrier at South Aiken, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)
Grovetown vs. Hephzibah, 7 p.m. (girls)
White pines and arborvitaes will drop their needles in the fall after two years. Some species of juniper can keep their needles for 10 years or more. Broadleaf evergreens, such as hollies and magnolias, shed older leaves in spring as new growth begins.
Cooler temperatures mean more people will be using fire pits to keep warm at outdoor events. But fire pits come with their own inherent dangers, and professionals offer a number of safety tips for operating fire pits this winter.