Coverage of local swimmers was 'fabulous'
Please pass along our thanks and accolades to sports editor Mike Howell and recognize his great work on the absolutely fabulous sports articles in the June 8 edition of The Columbia County News-Times.
Foundation 'shameless' in cutting ministry funds
I dont know who is responsible for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundations decision to withdraw funding from Augusta Urban Ministries (Barry Paschal column, Rug-pullers hard at work, June 18) or I would address them directly. Even without that specific persons name, I feel compelled to tell them how I feel about their decision.
Authorities rebury displaced remains
Dr. Bobby E. Coleman started his eulogy just after the sun broke through the clouds for the first time Thursday morning at Westover Memorial Park.
Harlem council rejects proposal for Family Dollar
A plan to build a Family Dollar store on the corner of South Fairview Drive and West Milledgeville Road was halted by the Harlem City Council after complaints from nearby residents and concerns about road safety.
Beloved band director retires
Richard Brasco added one more honor to his resume last week.
New weekly newspaper begins July 3
McDuffie County readers soon will be able to take a look in The Mirror.
Search ends for interim county manager
THOMSON - Charlie Newton, chairman of the McDuffie County Board of Commissioners, breathed a heavy sigh a relief Tuesday night after he announced that the county has hired Donald Norton to become interim county manager.
Club with rowdy past reopening
THOMSON - It's taken only a few months for the club formerly known as T&W Cafe Lounge to reopen its doors.
County fixes finances for fireworks
They are calling it Labor Day Lakefest.
Cell phone provider opens with offer for fire department
Nextel Partners, a cellular service provider, donated four phones and a year's worth of free phone service to the Martinez Fire Department on Tuesday to help celebrate its grand opening.
County to fix rain damage
Columbia County will spend about $75,000 to fix a large hole that has developed in Park West Drive.
may bring people, money to county
The faded archery targets rest peacefully in the Wildwood Park forest as Charlie Beale walks by.
Russell T. Smith to Mandy L. Warthan, 428 Trestle Lane, $138,900.
New Columbia County Economic Development Director Zack Daffin will make his first public speech since accepting the position at the Columbia County Republican Party monthly meeting Saturday at 9 a.m.
Riverside Elementary School honor roll
The following pupils at Riverside Elementary School have been named to the A honor roll:
As reported in The Columbia News 61 years ago on Thursday, June 25, 1942.
Get up and go
The Augusta Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars will conduct its annual wreath-laying ceremony at 10 a.m. July 4 at the Founders Monument in front of the Augusta-Richmond County municipal building. The ceremony will include flags of many local patriotic and civic organizations, singing and a speaker. The public is invited.
Family Fun Day
Chris Walker, 11, plays a little golf during last Saturday's Family Fun Day held at Sweetwater Park in McDuffie County.
Abby Holberton, 4, helped Chief Doug Cooper pin captain's collar brass on her father, Capt. Mike Holberton, during a promotion ceremony at the Martinez Fire Department.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Grovetown Public Safety Officers Robert Eastman (from left) and Michael Alicea prepare for a ride in the Air Med helicopter as nurse Robin Brogdon watches.
Too much tax, or not enough
Columbia County commissioners re-cently approved an operating budget for next year that spends $39.9 million, $7 million more than the current years budget.
Our cousins' keepers?
A few days ago, just after another suicide bomber boarded an Israeli bus and killed another group of innocent people, an American woman living in Jerusalem went to the Western (Wailing) Wall.
Persistence puts end to name game
Five years ago, state Sen. Joey Brush, R-Appling, began plugging away at what had become an incestuous practice in state government: Politicians currying favor by naming things after other politicians.
Summer campers stay on the ball
They're like Pied Pipers of their sports, but these Columbia County coaches are looking to lure a particular type of rodent - the gym rat.
Little League Cardinals win city tournament
The Masters City Little League played host to the 27th annual City Tournament in late May with 21 teams from three Augusta-area Little Leagues competing in the single-elimination tournament for the title of city champions.
Lakeside athletics ranked among state's elite
Lakeside High School's cup runneth over, thanks to a spring-sports feast by the Panthers.
Could another Augusta-area golfer make the Masters Tournament?
Former Evans High School golfer Chris Kuhlke had quite a day June 10 at Stone Mountain Golf Club.
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