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Cecil Strong once dreamed of a career in law enforcement. He never imagined that one day he would be the principal at Thomson High School, or that he would love it.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 11:24pm

McDuffie Regional Medical Center laid off 21 employees last week. Hospital officials said the cuts are necessary in order to keep the hospital operating. The hospital has taken more than $900,000 from its reserves since October.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 11:23pm

Thomson firefighter Billy Graham was looking forward to church for a couple of extra reasons on Sunday. After all, Second Baptist Church of Thomson would celebrate homecoming. That always brings a crowd, Graham said.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 11:23pm

Isabel Vasquez and Alexandra Rosales sat on benches in the foyer at Thomson High School on Feb. 25, chatting and waiting on their turn to practice.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 11:22pm

The Evans High girls soccer team beat North Augusta 2-0 Wednesday night.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:10pm

The Police and Firemen's Insurance Association recognized the efforts of eight firefighters who saved a Martinez woman from her burning townhouse in November.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 6:23pm

The five Lakeside Middle School students who called themselves the "Charlie Rape Gang" appeared Wednesday in a school disciplinary hearing.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 4:50pm

A North Carolina man was arrested for trafficking marijuana Tuesday when Columbia County sheriff's deputies pulled him over on Interstate 20 for a traffic violation.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:19pm

Greenbrier softball player Haley Smith

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:13am


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:12am

Rachael Cundey, a seventh-grader at Lakeside Middle School, won the regional spelling bee Saturday for the fourth time.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:12am

Clay Singletary (Greenbrier), Damon Stinger, Jr. (Grovetown) and Tyler Pearre (Lakeside) sign to play sports at the collegiate level

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:10am

Organizers hope a new football league headquartered in Grovetown will help fill a gap in local recreation for kids.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:10am

An upcoming clinic at Grovetown High School will provide training and information for prospective high school athletic trainers.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:09am

Operation Hand Warmer, a drive to collect hand warmers for American troops in Afghanistan, is taking collections through March 14 at Century 21 Larry Miller Realty, 235 N. Belair Road, Evans. For information, call (706) 860-0000.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 1:06am

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