Thanks to a bill signed into law last year in Columbia County, the sheriff's office could be getting a significant upgrade to its radio systems.
SENIORS EVENTS WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center DETAILS: Line-dancing class 1 p.m. every Monday; exercise class, 9:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; craft and jewelry class, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday; computer classes, 10 a.m.
Abilene Baptist Church Pastor Bill Harrell acknowledged his retirement Monday. Harrell was at the Martinez church for more than 30 years.
High school basketball teams have advanced to the postseason. Briarwood's squads cleared the region tournament last week and have advanced to the state tournament. Thomson High School's teams are in region playoff this week, at Josey.
Lakeside High School won the Savannah River High School Science Bowl. The school's team will go on to compete in the national finals.
When children are out of school for President's Day, they can spend the day learning about life in the wilderness at Mistletoe State Park in Appling.
Muscadines, a native vine, need very little care once properly planted.
Columbia County Commissioners accepted an about $195,000 bid to renovate the former Health Department building in Evans.
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