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A teacher from Columbia County has received one of 16 statewide "hero" awards.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:04am

These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit and follow the links to Animal Services. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt and kittens cost $20. All animals must be spayed or neutered. Visitors must wear closed-in shoes to visit the kennel area, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The facility is located at 1940 William Few Parkway.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:03am

A Martinez woman pulled from her burning apartment late Thursday remained in critical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center on Friday morning.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:03am

Blue Ribbon Rider Lena Aisami practices her balancing skills with help from volunteers Joanne Patton (left) and Erin Nye during the program's demonstration day Nov. 12 at Grovetown's Maple Knoll Farm. Blue Ribbon Riders is a non-profit, therapeutic horseback riding program that uses hippotherapy to help adults and children with special needs.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:02am

Editor: I read with great amusement Barry Paschal's glowing tribute to the new county park (column, Nov. 2, "Yes, park is in our back yard.").

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:02am

Life-saving lessons would be a lasting legacy after the loss of Jayden Kerns.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:02am

The recent mayoral race in Washington, Ga., is a disappointing look at the racial divide.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:01am

It's that time of year again. Time to count our blessings and thank our family and friends for always being there for us.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:01am

Assessments from government appraisers determine how much homeowners pay in property taxes. State laws that changed the way property is assessed, to include previously disregarded transactions and a tax hike freeze, might have deflated the value of many homes.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:01am

A Grovetown man wants to locate the owner of a class ring he found in the pocket of a pair of pants he bought at Kohl's.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:01am

Applications are being accepted for the 37th annual Grovetown Christmas Parade, to be held at noon Dec. 3. For information, go to

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:00am

News-Times staffers Valerie Rowell and Jim Blaylock asked second-graders at Baker Place Elementary: How do you cook a turkey?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 1:00am

A charity lunch held Monday to benefit area food banks more than doubled its proceeds over last year.

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 4:42pm

Three vehicles were broken into Saturday evening; two at Columbia County amusement centers and another at a restaurant.

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 3:57pm

Wilson Parker Homes of High Meadows Inc. to Alejandro H. Hadloc and Edna G. Hadloc, 702 Erica Lane, $229,690.

Sun, 11/20/2011 - 7:20pm

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