Tom Whitfield Jr., a retired teacher, one-time sheriff and longtime resident of Harlem, died Tuesday. He was 88. Whitfield was born in Kite, Ga.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:02am

Columbia County's Charles Li was eliminated from the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday in the preliminary rounds.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:02am

A Columbia County school parap-professional died in a motorcycle wreck Tuesday.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01am

The Columbia County Board of Education agreed Wednesday to uphold the superintendent's decision to demote an elementary school principal caught plagiarizing teacher evaulations.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01am

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Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01am

UPCOMING Shoe drive Harlem Baptist Church is joining Buckner International Shoes for Orphans Souls shoe drive through June 22; donated items should be for children and teens, must be new; greatest need is for athletic shoes sizes Youth 1 through Adult 8; cash donations accepted and will help provide...

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01am

Here it is deadline day and I've nothing typed, nothing turned in, no decent thought to share or story to tell. I'd panic except I'm wriggling my toes in the warm sand. Fact is the only way to finish something is to start it.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01am

Dear editor, I'm seeking help finding information for publication of a book which will identify Columbia County's war dead. This book has been four years in the making and is nearing completion.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01am

Columbia County has a lot of great things going for it.

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Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:00am

The 11th Annual Georgia Underclassmen Showcase, sponsored by the Georgia Dugout Club, will be at Westside High School on Monday for rising 10th- through 12th-graders. On-site registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:00am

Eight years ago Gwen Marshall was studying for her realtor's license and had plans to save money for her dream home. 

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:17am

The area's first indoor swim school prepares to open in Evans.

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:17am

Parker McDaniel and his father, Michael, will be participating in the annual state Kidney Walk in Atlanta on Saturday.

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:17am

When the U.S. Senate race kicked off last year, the conventional wisdom was that Jack Kingston would be hindered by the fact he was not well-known to Georgia's voters outside the coastal counties he represented in the 1st Congressional District.

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:05am