What an exciting time to live in Columbia County! Personally, aside from a few months of cooler weather, I think our county has all of the amenities that continue to attract new residents. We have a lot to be proud of in our community.
The clock is ticking. Those who wish to save the old Evans teacher's cottage have only about a month to come up with a plan. The property is under contract to sell - the owners will not say to whom - and the buyer wants the site cleared by Feb. 28.
The committee members, which includes two physicians, are to focus more on who will best meet the needs of the county and not worry about the complicated process of meeting the licensing needs, Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson said.
January is National Radon Awareness month. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, only behind tobacco smoke. It is responsible for a reported 21,000 deaths per year in the United States.
Chalk it up to wintertime in the South - mild temperatures one day and frigid weather the next. One local gardening expert says the extent of the temperature changes that our area has seen over recent weeks might not be fully known until spring.