It's legal, but big cat shelter is a threat to safety
Thank you for the story, Cats cradled, in the Feb. 19 News-Times (http://newstimesonline.com/stories/021903/new_124-2510.shtml).
New civic arena? Not with Augusta government
What is going on with the Columbia County Commission? My reason for asking is based on the consideration that is being given for spending $15 million of Columbia County money for Augustas new civic center. Have the commissioner lost their minds, or do they have some sort of special deal under consideration?
Grovetown officers earn praise, not criticism
This letter is in response to all the recent negativity toward the Grovetown Department of Public Safety officers. Personally, I am sick of it. I know every one of the guys who works there. I also know that any one of them would be there for anyone who needed them. They put their lives on the line every day for the general public - people they dont know and have never met. They should be thanked for what they do, not criticized.
Official's security lesson backfires
THOMSON - Charlie Newton thought he had the right idea. Unfortunately, things didn't work the way he hoped.
Augusta Prep senior named STAR student
He was the STAR of the county. Now he's the STAR of the district.
Greenspace Committee scrambles for funding
Despite a $30 million state budget cut, Columbia County is determined to keep Greenspace alive.
Harlem library completes three-year renovation
It took nearly three years of fund-raising and work, but the renovations at Harlem's library are finished.
Sun shines on Special Olympics
Tall and lean with the sleek physique of an Olympic-caliber runner, Evans High School's Craishana Crook easily led the pack in the 50-meter dash.
Companies equip builders, weekenders
Life is a little easier for construction companies and do-it-yourselfers with the opening of two Columbia County equipment dealers - one rents and one sells.
Pupils vote by the book
Dressed in a United States flag shirt, Greenbrier Elementary School third-grader Cambryn Johnson cast her ballot Thursday for The Raft, one of 20 books in the Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards Program.
Officials push for call center
The fate of a new Columbia County customer service center may be decided at an Emergency Services budget meeting today.
Volunteers hit the roads in clean-up
The Great American Clean-Up held last Saturday kicks off what organizers hope will be a monthlong effort to rid Columbia County of litter.
As reported in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times 28 years ago on Wednesday, April 2, 1975.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Get up and go
The Brookwood Elementary School Counseling Department is offering a special program called Summer Enrichment Opportunities on April 17 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Drop in and browse among displays set up by many community organizations.
Columbia County school lunch menus
Stevens Creek elementary honor roll
Stevens Creek Elementary School A and A/B honor roll
Studnets perform in Hayden's Gymnastics Academy's annual Spring Fest.
Ready to run
A jumble of children start the one-mile run portion of the Spring Jingle Saturday at Patriots Park.
Jones Creek Baptist Church will hold a dedication service at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 4289 Southern Pines Drive. The public is invited.
'Forget, hell'? Well, we have
The politically correct denial of Southern history has reached it silliest extreme.
Records law revision needs work
Freshman State Rep. Barry Fleming, R-Harlem, earned the distinction last week of passing his first bill in the Georgia House.
Crack down on off-roaders' damage
Its awfully difficult to find reasons to cheer when local government starts looking for reason to pass new regulations.
The high cost of appeasement
In the quiet of the night, when the dark could hide their intentions and create the most fear, they stealthily came to the house. All inside were suddenly awakened by the crash of the front door being slammed to the floor. Before the father and mother knew what was happening, flashlights were shoved into their faces and they were cautioned to keep silent. As the younger children screamed, the mother saw her oldest son being beaten and dragged from the house by the Secret Police. She would not see him again; her outspoken child had been ripped from her life forever
Gardener, spare that weed
It doesnt take much more than a date on the calendar to turn our thoughts toward Sir William Gilberts flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la. But add a spate of warm, sunny days, after what seems like a year of gray skies and saturated earth, and hardly a soul can resist to urge to till a little homeland soil - at least until the dogwood and azalea blossoms fall off, or the plants that looked so healthy in the shop die along with the enthusiasm to revive them.
Athlete Spotlight: DJ Wiltshire, Ruben Valentin and Brad Webb
Playing for the Harlem High School soccer team hasn't always been easy for Ruben Valentin, Brad Webb and DJ Wiltshire.
Time for back-patting for Final Four selections
Well, I hate to brag (OK, I don't hate it that much), but I did pick three of the four college basketball teams which advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
The Aiken-Augusta Swim League is playing host to swim clinics for anyone interested in learning more about strokes, turns and starts. This will be a great refresher course for all summer-league swimmers. The clinic will be Monday through Thursday at two sites. The clinics at the University of South Carolina Aiken are from 4 to 5 p.m., and the clinics at Augusta State University are from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $40 for four sessions. Call Ken Heis at (803)613-0202 for more information, or see www.swimasl.org to register online.
Rivals' soccer streak ends
The significance of last week's high school soccer matches between Lakeside and Greenbrier could be measured by the passage of time.
Transfer helps Wolfpack make speedy recovery
The Greenbrier High School girls track-and-field team has discovered there is life after Lindsey.
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