These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov 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.
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.
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.