A recent study demonstrates that low lake levels hurt the economies of area counties, with Columbia County hit hardest.
The best thing that can be said about 2013 is that there are no elections scheduled.
Several winners in races for public office have quit even before taking their seat, while others have quit even before running at all.
Columbia County current events calendar for Jan. 2, 2013
Several new additions are in store for Columbia County in 2013.
Police blotter for Jan. 2, 2013
Augusta Preparatory Head of Schools Becky Gilmore recently returned from a trip to China with 11 other American delegates. The group visited schools and participated in an educational reform seminar.
Margaret Tutt Adams, long a mainstay of Columbia County Juvenile Court, "turns a new page" with her retirement.
The Evans High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions has received a $2,400 grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
Bumped back by the holiday, Columbia County commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in their first session of 2013.
Two new faces, and the return of a former one, will be on Columbia County's legislative delegation when Georgia's General Assembly session begins Jan. 14.
An Appling teen was arrested late Sunday after he fought with deputies outside an Grovetown-area party.
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