Spring flowering bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses add lots of color and visual enjoyment to early spring flower beds. These flowers are among the first to appear in spring and signal that cold weather is on the way out.
Registration for Columbia County Recreation winter youth basketball ends Friday at Patriots Park or online. Cost is $70 for first child, $60 for second child and $50 for third child. Call (706) 863-7523 or go to www.columbiacountyga.gov.
Class AAAAA State Championships at Carrollton, Ga., 1 p.m. (boys), 1:30 p.m. (girls)
Evans vs. Northside, 7:30 p.m.
Greenbrier vs. Houston County, 7:30 p.m.
Grovetown at Jones County, 7:30 p.m.
The Columbia County Community Events Committee hopes the bench dedicated to Otis Crowell, the influential Columbia County real estate developer who died in December 2011, will be the first of many.