Current weather

  • Overcast
  • 75°

Long-term contracts may help
After reading Barry Paschals March 3 column, No welcome for outsiders, I realized he failed to mention a possible important reason for principals (and perhaps other positions) in Columbia County leaving their posts.

Columnist 'blessed' with words
I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading Mindy Jeffers columns.

Elected chairman isn't 'ideal'
As a School Board member in Columbia County, it gives me great concern that one of our representatives would consider introducing legislation that would change a governing body without first having a suitable dialogue with its members.

Read Across America
At South Columbia Elementary School, fifth-grader Casey Gymer listened intently as teacher Susan Steward read Dr. Seuss' Lorax.

Shelter, food program gets $5,000 raise
The goal is to help unemployed Columbia County residents.

Drill teams compete for state tournament spot
Susan Crumpler stood with her husband along the wall of the Evans High gymnasium and waited patiently for it to be her daughters turn.

Program has pupils jumping
First-grader Andrea Morris didn't exactly count, but by her estimate she had jumped 20 times during the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Your Heart.

Goldfinches set to migrate north
Area residents who have been enjoying the antics of the American Goldfinch feeding in their backyards this winter will soon see the numbers decline as the birds begin their annual migration north next month.

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, 24 years ago, on Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1978.

Crime zones
Here's a list of crimes compiled from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The offenses included are:

Elementrary school lunch menu
Wednesday 3/6: Pepperoni or cheese pizza, pimento cheese sandwich, tater tots, vegetable sticks, fruit cocktail, cowboy cookies, milk.

Get up and go
The McKameys will be in concert at Trinity Baptist Church, on Thursday, Mar. 28 at 7 p.m. The church is located on Columbia Road. For more information please call 863-1222.

Current events
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will be having a Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy beginning Thursday. Participants will learn about the everyday operations of the sheriff's office and will receive firearms training at a shooting range. The nine-week evening course is free and open to county residents 18 and older. For more information, call Capt. Jim March at 541-4027 or Lt. Patricia Champion at 541-3970.

Police reports
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Racing returns to Grovetown
If Columbia County economic development officials ever need lessons in enthusiasm, they wouldnt have to look much further than Bill Catfish Reese.

Legislative action goes slowly
Last week, the Georgia General Assembly Democrat leadership decided to recess on Thursday and Friday. This week we will not meet until Thursday. Then, to really ignore the peoples business, the Democrat leadership has told us that we will be off the entire week of March 11.

Special break fails fairness
Lets have a little class: Taxation 101.

Intelligence lies beyond wits' end
A recent trip to the dentist for some repair work on my 24-year-old bridge reminded me why I needed that thousand-dollar smile in the first place.

Beale set to hit the diamond as coach
Ricky Beale is no stranger to the Evans High School baseball uniform.

New principal steps up search for director, coach
Now that Lakeside High School has a new principal, the school's search for a new football coach and athletic director is shifting into high gear.

Major matchups kick off season
Columbia County's high school baseball fans won't have to wait long to see some classic contests during the 2002 prep campaign.

Sports briefs
Greater Augusta Swimming's Joel Johnson led all area swimmers with his second-place finish in the men's 100-yard backstroke at the Southern Zone Championships last weekend at Augusta Aquatics Center. Johnson's time of :51.32 qualifies him in the top 16 nationally among swimmers in the 17-18 age group.

Play ball
Just when it appeared the Greenbrier High School baseball team had lost its touch, the Wolfpack authored another success story in 2001.


  • Main: 706-868-1222
  • Fax: 706-823-6062
  • Email:
  • 4272 Washington Rd, Suite 3B, Evans, Ga. 30809