Dr. T. Paul Thigpen will speak about his new book, Gehenna - a novel about the perils of hell - from 10:55 a.m. to noon today in the social hall of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church.
Books will be available for purchase and signing after his talk. For more information, call Lynn Beaulieu at 860-3226.
Law Enforcement Academy
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will be holding a Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy on Thursday.
The free course is offered each Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., for nine weeks and is open to Columbia County residents ages 18 and over.
Anyone interested in attending the class and receiving an application should contact Candi Sharp at 541-2876 or Capt. Jim March at 541-4027.
A tomato class will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Evans High School. The class will give details about the Big Tomato Contest. Hot dogs will be served before the meeting.
To make your reservation, call Charles Anderson, Horticulture Department, at 863-1198, ext. 250.
Steve Green concert
Steve Green will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at West Acres Baptist Church.
Presented by Augusta Christian Schools, tickets cost $14 for adults, $10 for children ages 12 and under, or $16 at the door. Tickets are available at Augusta Christian and select area Christian bookstores.
For more information, call Lynn Wilkerson at 863-2905, ext. 136, or visit www.augustachristian.org.
Columbia County Retired Educators will take their annual lunch and field trip March 25.
Members are asked to meet at 10 a.m.in the Kroger parking lot on Columbia Road. The group will depart for Columbia, to visit the State Museum and will return about 5 p.m. Please call to make your reservations by Thursday.
For more information, or directions, call Helen Morris at 863-7949 or Margaretha Lotz at 863-0895.
Ladies night out
Augusta Christian Women's Club will hold Our Dazzling Ladies Night Out from 7 to 9 p.m. March 24 at the Richmond Hotel Ballroom, 725 Greene St.
The evening includes dinner, a fashion show by Showtime Collections, music by Jennie Downs and Janet McGraw speaking on When You Think Things Can't Change Don't Be So Sure.
Tickets cost $12 and the deadline to purchase is Tuesday. For tickets or more information, call Carol at 309-9135.
A story in the March 12 edition of The Columbia County News-Times should have said Ridge Crossing Apartments has become the first "Crime Free Multi-Housing" unit in the county. The News-Times regrets the error.
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