Race shouldn't be part of criticism of mayor
The News-Times strongly worded opinions Nov. 17 were eye-openers for sure.
School calendar will be a hardship on parents
Like other parents I am becoming concerned about the saga of the changing school schedules.
Jeffers' effort lost message in 'me-me-me stuff'
Surely I wasnt the only one to have to recheck the police blotter for any reports on Mindy Jeffers being at some local hospital. Anyone with that many bruises on their chest and back has to be in critical condition.
Motorcade helps 'less fortunate' at Christmas
In the state of Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in Georgias seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals. Many of these patients have lived in these hospitals most of their lives and have little, if any, contact with or support from friends or family.
Evans student meets, talks with justice
Persistence earned a Columbia County ninth-grader an audience with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy after his dedication speech at the new Columbia County Courthouse Annex in Evans last Wednesday.
Communities plan Christmas parades
Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas parades soon will follow.
Heated practice trains firefighters
Flames shot 20 feet in the air as firefighters from Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties practiced putting it out.
Group begins prayers to help area schools
Saturday morning was chilly as the bundled-up Vest family walked from spot to spot around North Harlem Elementary School. But they weren't out for a casual stroll. They walked with purpose.
Eatery finds new way to feed people for holidays
Some business co-owners in Evans developed a unique way to help the needy during the holidays.
School honors act of life-saving pupil
A.J. Kirkman is enjoying his 15 minutes.
Schools have fun with charity event
Move over, Principal Wanda Golosky. Jackie Alicea is now the top turkey at Euchee Creek Elementary School.
As reported in The Columbia News 25 years ago on Wednesday, Nov. 20. 1977.
The Columbia News-Times asked some local pupils what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving and here's what they had to say.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Chritstine Hurley Deriso, a childrens book author from North Augusta, reads Dreams to Grow on to a class at Martinez Elementary School.
The internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir, who recently performed at New York'sground zero and the Pentagon, will present their Hope and Healing concert three times in Augusta and Grovetown.
Giving thanks for a heroic kid
What is there to be thankful for on the eve of Thanksgiving, this most American of holidays?
Curtain's fall isn't scripted
Of all the kind words spoken about Matt Stovall and his characters on stage, one of the roles he played that Ill always remember was as master of ceremonies for the Miss Lakeside High School Pageant.
Some 'good old days'
It was only when they were on the move that Americans could feel anchored in their memories.
Hope survives in worst of times
We sat in my familys living room, watching the motorcade float over our small portable televisions screen. Gathered about me in an intense and silent atmosphere were my father and brothers. We watched the exhausted newscasters going over every detail time and again; saw the grieving, yet regal, widow with her famous pillbox hat gone. The president of the United States was dead, and many thought that we were hurtling into World War III.
Girls hoops on the rise in Columbia County
When Greenbrier Middle School visits Riverside High School on Dec. 3, Billy Jackson will be a very interested spectator.
Top players named to 3-AAAA team
The Greenbrier High School softball team dominated Region 3-AAAA during the 2002 season, and the Lady Wolfpack dominated the All-Region 3-AAAA postseason honors released last week.
Thomson trounces Troup to advance in playoffs
THOMSON, Ga. - Demarco McNair found himself in a familiar position Saturday night at The Brickyard.
Haydens gymnasts win big at state
Atlanta-area gymnastics teams had superior numbers at the 2002 Level 6 state championships, but that didn't stop the athletes from Haydens International Gymnastics Academy from stealing the show in Cartersville.
Athlete Spotlight: Lakeside High School - Jamie Lake
As a three-sport athlete at Lakeside High School, Jamie Lake never gets a break - and she wouldn't have it any other way.
Lakeside wins season opener in swimming
The 2002-03 high school swimming season officially got under way last week, as prep squads from Lakeside and Evans hit the water for a meet at Augusta Aquatics Center.
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