Two Columbia County Food Lion stores that closed in January could soon be replaced by Big Lots on Washington and North Belair roads and Walmart Neighborhood Market on Furys Ferry and Evans to Locks roads.
The Development Authority of Columbia County received word in October that state tax credits will be offered to businesses locating on portions of Bobby Jones Expressway and Washington Road in Martinez.
• The 10U Georgia Lightning baseball team needs players for the upcoming season. Players can't turn 11 before May 1. Contact Billy Kelley at (706) 825-9898.
• The Georgia Frenzy fastpitch softball team needs a few girls for its 16U roster.
Thursday, Dec. 27
Augusta Christian (boys) at Bobcat Classic at Bluffton, S.C., TBA
Greenbrier at Carolina Invitational, Charleston, S.C., TBA (girls)
Greenbrier at Battle at the Border at Landrum, S.C.