When Columbia County arrests from the week of and through the long July Fourth holiday were made public, 18 of the 78 arrests (23 percent) were for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, including two while piloting a watercraft.
Former Westside High School Patriot and University of Georgia Bulldog Sanders Commings will be the NFL player headlining the East Georgia Pop Warner 2nd Annual Local Heroes Football Camp at Grovetown High School on July 18-19.
A photo caption in the July 9 edition of the News-Times incorrectly stated how Luke Johnson placed on a recent shooting competition. Johnson took first place at the 2014 Southeast District competition in modified trap.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is offering free rides to teachers on the Petersburg tour boats during July; teachers can invite one guest; must present a school badge, name tag or ID card at the Discovery Center ticket desk, 1450 ...
And then there was one.
The library system that used to include Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Lincoln and Warren counties, became a single-county system July 1 when Burke jumped ship, joining the Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library System.
UPCOMING Hazy Ray (New Orleans) 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, Augusta Riverwalk Eighth Street Plaza; bring seating and picnic; free; information and vendor/sponsor opportunities (706) 821-1754 Augusta Beerfest noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
• The East Georgia Pop Warner Local Heroes 2nd Annual Football Camp, hosted by ATHELITE and featuring former Georgia Bulldog and now Kansas City Chief Sanders Commings, is Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.