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Columbia County leaders recently approved $2.5 to purchase land to expand the Columbia County Sheriff's Office training facilities.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 1:05am

The year my youngest son bounded into our room at 6 a.m. crying that we had a Christmas emergency, my spirit hit an all-time low. "Mama! Daddy! Santa didn't come! He didn't come!" He shook our shoulders and jumped on our bed. Oh my gosh, I thought.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 1:05am

I try to remain cheerful and optimistic during the holiday season, but it isn't easy when you're reminded how tough things are for so many Georgians.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 1:04am

Advent, the weeks leading up to Christmas, was particularly challenging this year because it marked the first basketball season that we've had four boys playing on different teams.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 1:04am

Sign up today for Martinez Evans Little League, eligible to 4-year-old and up boys and girls. Registration for the Spring season is discounted if you register before January 1. Go to www.mellbaseball.org.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 1:03am

Thursday, Dec. 26 Grovetown vs. Butler, 10 a.m. (girls) Hephzibah vs. Josey, 11:30 a.m. (boys) Lakeside vs. Statesboro, 1 p.m. (girls) Lakeside vs. Richmond Academy, 2:30 p.m. (boys) Cross Creek vs. Warren County, 4 p.m. (girls) Grovetown vs.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 1:03am
Tue, 12/24/2013 - 2:14pm

“When this great army of angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, ‘Come, let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this wonderful thing that has happened!’” –– Luke 2:18, The Living Bible On a hill outside Jerusalem, just past the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Get...

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:09am

As I was writing this Friday morning, rumors were swirling that Kay Allen had resigned her office as Columbia County Tax Commissioner. Neither the county commission nor Gov. Nathan Deal's office had received any official notification.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:09am

In this holiday season, may goodwill and good cheer flow abundantly from your home. May your heart overflow with charity for your fellow man.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:09am

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Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:09am

Several Columbia County students were presented their diplomas Thursday at the county's first winter graduation.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:08am

Police Blotter, Dec. 22, 2013

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:08am

Whenever rain was in the forecast, Karen Fischer has counted on problems at work.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:08am

The Harlem High School basketball teams swept Taliaferro County Monday night. The Lady Bulldogs won 47-35 while the Bulldogs won 91-57.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 1:07am

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