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Anita Cummings stands in the hallway at Thomson Elementary School and speaks to many second- and third-graders as they walk by, single file, on their way back to their classrooms. A few break from the line to give her a hug.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 2:01pm

Happy cows don't come just from California, like the commercial says. They can also be found at Hillcrest Dairy in Dearing.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 1:57pm

McDuffie County voters made calls and visited the old courthouse Monday in a last-minute bid to make sure they are registered for the March 6 presidential preference primary.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 1:56pm

On Feb. 1, the gym at Thomson High School resembled a career fair. Booths showcasing a variety of elective classes lined the walls.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 1:55pm

The Lakeside boys endure a tough loss while Stateboro nothces a needed region win.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:39pm

Twitter @DonnieFetter It now costs more for Columbia County residents to surrender multiple pets to Animal Services. Previously, pet owners were charged $25 for the first pet and $5 for each subsequent pet given over to Animal Services.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:38am

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Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:10am

The lights are finally at the end of the tunnel for Augusta Prep.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:10am

Evans boys and girls fell in region basketball action Friday.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:09am

The Augusta Christian cheerleading team won two national titles in January at the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders National Championship.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:08am

Usually the top high school basketball player in Columbia County is obvious by now; this season, several players stand out.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:08am

Many believe that increased diversity within the American workplace means bridging the gap between blacks and whites. That's not entirely true, said U.S.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:08am

Today Chicken and rice casserole Wheat roll Hamburger Peanut butter, jelly sandwich Potato wedges Green beans Romaine garden salad Strawberry gelatin with topping Milk Thursday Taco salad with chips Chicken and cheese quesadilla Peanut butter, jelly sandwich Steamed corn Fresh veggies with dip Mixed...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:08am

Important numbers Transportation: (706) 541-0657 School Nutrition: (706) 541-0257 Central Office: (706) 541-0650 School Safety Tip Hot Line: (706) 541-3600 High schools Evans: (706)...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:08am

The Columbia County Charity Gala, a Vegas-style event, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:07am

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