Another officer disciplined
Three officers from two Columbia County law enforcement agencies were disciplined recently - including one who was fired from his job - in unrelated incidents.
County to vote on new pool rules
A new pool ordinance will soon be making waves across Columbia County, as the Board of Commissioners is expected to approve the policy changes at the meeting Tuesday, July 16.
Cooling centers provide heat relief
As the temperature rises, two cooling centers in the county have been opened for those at high risk to the summer heat.
New fire trucks
The Martinez Fire Department has added three new trucks to its fleet of firefighting vehicles.
Pastor seeking funds for church
When Bel Air Presbyterian Church announced that it would close its doors, Rev. Eric Taylor saw a window of opportunity open. After months of prayer and hard work, the Rev. Taylor is in the process of acquiring the land for a new church to be established, Emmanuel Faith Tabernacle.
"Find the Flags" winner
Alicia Addenbrook is the winner of this year's News-Times "Find the Flags" contest. Accompanied by her 18-month-old son, Caleb, and with help from her husband, Brian, Mrs. Addenbrook correctly identified the location of all six flags in The News-Times contest, her name was drawn from other correct entries to win a new flag and flag pole just in time for the Independence Day holiday.
'Under God' still OK with many local residents
A California court's decision rumbled in Columbia County, where some school officials questioned the ruling.
Boaters reminded: Safety first
Don't scarf a barbecue sandwich while doing 30 mph on a jet ski.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
A group of students from Lakeside High School recently visited France for two weeks. They spent time in Paris, Normandy, Tours, Loire Valley, Lourdes, Nimes, Nice and Monaco.
Riverside Middle School honor roll
The following pupils at Riverside Middle School have been named to the A honor roll for the fourth nine weeks:
The following area residents have been named to the dean's list at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.:
Independence day events
Located at 4271 Old Lincolnton Road in Leah, the Little River Marina's Independence Day activities include games and a watermelon seed-spitting contest. Activities begin at 2 p.m. today, with music by church ensembles at 5 p.m. and a fireworks show scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
Grovetown's free summer camp for children ages 6-16 will be July 8-12 at Goodale Park on Wrightsboro Road. The camp is open to all children, with supervised activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch each day and an afternoon "sprinkle shower" provided by the Grovetown Department of Public Safety. Registration forms are available at Grovetown City Hall. For more information, call 863-4576.
As reported in The Columbia News 52 years ago on Thursday, July 4, 1940.
Campers learn fun of sailing
Chase Kelley loves being out on the water in his Sunfish.
Fans getting ready for upcoming football season
If you're anything like me, you're starting to get antsy - high school football season is roughly seven weeks away, and I can hardly wait.
Sports action ready to start
If you think July is a slow month for sports in Columbia County, think again. Soon after the fireworks settle down, action will begin heating up across the county in a variety of competitive events.
Learning to cheer
Evans High School Cheerleader Erin Beasley leads a group of second-graders in a final-day demonstration during the school's recent Cheerleader Camp. More than 150 girls attended the annual camp, held in the high school's gym.
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