Taunting students, beware: You'll be working for an immigrant
This is an open letter to the young people of Columbia County concerning the recent taunting at the Evans vs. Lakeside game:
Addicted or mentally-ill criminals shouldnt just be locked away
Society has a mentality of locking criminals up and throwing away the key. Time served sitting in a cell does nothing to rehabilitate a person, except possibly make them more cautious about being caught in the future.
Public official settles down to private life
On a crisp winter morning, former state Rep. Bill Jackson can be found tending the fire in an outdoor fireplace he built from stones on his property.
Looking back, moving forward
The new leader of Columbia County's government was sworn in Thursday.
Goodwill donations set year-end record
Because of the generosity of the local citizenry and strong media coverage, Goodwill Industries enjoyed its most successful New Year's Eve.
Harlem upgrades unveiled
Harlem residents got their first look at the proposed plans for the city's downtown revitalization project and made a few suggestions for improvements during a public meeting last week.
County wins grant for emergency mapping
The Columbia County Emergency Services Division has taken the first step toward taking care of an emergency before it happens.
Grovetown Middle School teachers pile boxes in a hallway Thursday as they prepare for the first day of school in the new facility.
Get up and go
The Columbia County Planning and Development office is encouraging residents to ensure that their homes have their street address numbers plainly visible from the street so that emergency personnel can find the correct address.
As reported 73 years ago in The Columbia News, Jan. 2, 1930.
Eliseo S. Torres and Clementine Torres to Sample LLLP, 613 Gregory Falls, $136,500.
The Martinez Volunteer Fire Department's annual meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington Road headquarters. At the meeting, the 2002 audit and 2003 budget will be presented and the annual election of trustees. A question and answer session will be after the business session.
Homecoming, in three ways
The world seems smaller when I can receive an e-mail message from Hotel Russia in Moscow, send a reply, and minutes later get an answer - communicating across the planet with a fellow Columbia County boy on perhaps the greatest adventure of his life.
Smart initiative for marking homes
If your home isnt marked with an easy-to-read address, youre sentencing your family to potential death.
The long and short of public service
The other day we said farewell to two local public officials: County Commissioner Jim Whitehead as he steps down from his Evans seat, and Frank Spears as his single term ends.
God's unbreakable resolutions
Because of the Lords great love his compassions never fail. They are new every morning.
Furman coach to speak at Evans sports banquet
Look who's coming to dinner.
Basketball: Evans at North Augusta, 6:30 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys); Thomson at Lakeside, 5 p.m. (girls) and 6:30 p.m. (boys); Greenbrier at Baldwin, 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys); Harlem at Jefferson County, 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys); George Walton Academy at Augusta Christian, 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys).
Home educated students make impact on Prep Court
When Mark Grayson decided to attend Augusta Preparatory Day School for his senior year, he discovered there was a lot to learn.
USA Team Tennis Spring 2003 Junior Tennis League registration will be Saturday, Jan. 11 at Petersburg Racquet Club.
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