Woman donates wheelchairs for court
The Columbia County justice center got some new wheels Friday.
Family fun is coming June 14
Thomson-McDuffie County residents: clear your calendars for Saturday, June 14. The annual Beach Blast, sponsored by the Thompson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce, and Family Fun day, sponsored by Partners for Success, will be held that day.
Thomson student gets $1,000 grant
A Thomson student was one of 38 high school seniors from Georgia receiving a $1,000 scholarship to college or post-secondary vocational/technical school, from the 2003 Burger King Scholars Program.
McDuffie closes in on mapping system
THOMSON - A plan more than 10 years in the making will finally become reality later this year.
Putt-Putt course honored
When the national media focuses on golf in Augusta it usually means one thing - The Masters.
Vacation Bible schools getting into full swing
THOMSON - Nothing says summer quite like vacation bible school.
County club lists area's rich history
Oliver Hardy's home in Harlem. Heggie Rock in Appling. The home of William Few in Winfield.
Evans retirees leave vacancies
In sports terms, you could say Evans High School is headed for a rebuilding year.
Summer's a time for school
THOMSON - The summer has officially begun, but that doesn't mean all McDuffie County students are taking a break.
Club grows friendship
with elderly residents
Members of the Willowood Garden Club have been planting seeds at a local nursing home for two years.
As reported in The Columbia News 34 years ago on Thursday, June 5, 1969.
Kathie E. Edwards-Lees to Larry D. Poole Jr. and Tammy Poole, 310 East Wynngate Drive, $99,250.
Fun in the sun
Children pile onto the merry-go-round at the 10th annual Free Summer Day Camp at Goodale Park in Grovetown.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Augusta will hold Vacation Bible School June 9-13 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 3 through fifth grade. The theme is SCUBA - Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure.
Columbia County newsmakers
Amy Lynn Brassell was recently inducted into the Alpha Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Augusta Technical College. Brassell, majoring in cardiovascular technology, is married to Tim C. Brassell of Martinez.
A free-for-all may be ahead
State Sen. Joey Brush, R-Appling, got a pat on the back last week from Sonny Perdue.
Power doesn't have to yield to money
Like fleas on a hounddog, influence-money jumps all over politicians who have the most power.
Good Friday may be more inspiring, and Christmas and Easter more celebrated or enjoyed, but as church holidays go, Pentecost, which we observe today, is easily the most ignored.
Cost is high when school isn't 'free'
Columbia Countys summer school enrollment really does seem to have dropped as a result of an increase in the programs tuition.
Swimmer learns to win
Greenbrier Elementary School's Callie Sullivan didn't have any problem summing up her thoughts on competing in the Georgia Special Olympics Games last weekend at Emory University.
Children diving into season
There were two birthday girls on hand, but that's not why there was a party atmosphere Tuesday at the Petersburg Racquet Club pool.
Augusta Christian graduate chosen in pro draft
Augusta Christian School graduate Jordan Belcher might be a major league baseball player one day, but for now, he might not be ready to take Horace Greeley's advice to "Go west, young man."
Former Augusta Christian football player Will Brantley has found a new athletic pursuit, and he picked a winner. Brantley is a member of the Furman University men's rugby team, which recently captured the Division III national championship.
Stars shone on diamond for schools
Columbia County's high school baseball teams exceeded expectations during the 2003 season. Some local observers thought the county teams would be fighting an uphill battle, but five of the county's six prep squads earned state playoff berths.
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