Summertime is a most wonderful time of year. Children are out of school, families take vacations, friends gather at the beach, neighbors gather around backyard grills and pools, and everyone wants to relax and have fun in the sun.

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:40am

Carissa Doying's love of drawing and making things started when she was a young girl and inspired her to complete a master's degree in fine arts.

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:40am

Many customers traveled across the Savannah River into North Augusta for the start of South Carolina's sales tax holiday, which ends Sunday at midnight.

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:39am

Major Crimes: June Reports Murder: 0 Criminal sexual conduct: 1 Robbery: 2 Aggravated assault: 1 Breaking and entering: 6 Larceny: 26 Motor vehicle theft: 3 ...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:39am

MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road; meeting of the Pieceful Hearts Quilting Guild; open to all ages; (803) 279-6456 MONDAYS: Noon to 3 p.m. through Aug.

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:38am

For Aug.

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:38am

There was a spirit of competiveness and camaraderie as people gathered on a field at Riverview Park to play a pick-up game of ultimate on a recent Sunday afternoon.

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:36am

ATLANTA - For three days last week, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens put Georgia into the center of the political storm over Obamacare, and as is usually the case with politics, each side felt enriched by the experience.

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 11:12pm

I cannot think of a time in my life when newspapers were not present.

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 11:11pm

The calendar tells us there are several months left in 2013, but Karen Handel is acting as if 2014 were here and we were in the middle of a full-bore Senate race.

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 11:11pm

• Former Chicago White Sox player and Curtis Baptist baseball coach Chico Valdez has tryouts for a 10-year-old travel ball baseball team. Players can't have turned 10 before May 1, 2013.

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 11:11pm

Friday, Aug. 9 Chick-fil-A Tournament at Patriots Park Harlem vs. Hart County, 4 p.m. Grovetown vs. Washington-Wilkes, 4 p.m. Harlem vs. Calvary Day, 8 p.m. Grovetown vs. Elbert County, 8:30 p.m.

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 11:10pm

Baseball has always been a game of statistics, and Colum­bia County has always been baseball crazy. So, I was thinking about some of the records or stats that will be tough to beat and have come up with five that I would put at the top of the list.

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 11:10pm

Several people plead not guilty to criminal charges in Columbia County Friday.

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 11:08pm

If you are like me, you like to try new things. I like to go places I've never been and see sights I've never seen. I like to discover new foods and to meet new people.

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 11:08pm

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