Bill restores local control, keeps Corps involved
Last month, U.S. representatives and CSRA neighbors Charlie Norwood and Gresham Barrett introduced a bill to provide a sensible starting point for a problem that has plagued residents around Lakes Hartwell, Thurmond and Russell for far too long. The problem: the heavy-handed, illogical and overly bureaucratic ways of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - more specifically, how these ways have continually left many residents around the lakes high and dry, and with little or no means of recourse.
Church will always have 'some clay in its feet'
I enjoy reading Barbara Seaborns columns. Her recent subject entitled Even Christians have feet of clay inspired some thoughts that get me through the seemingly increasing serious problems in our churches.
Lakeside graduate lands sweet job in marketing field
A Lakeside High School graduate knew she wanted to be in marketing when she left the area in 1994.
School works to wipe out absences
Euchee Creek Elementary School is using vinegar and honey to improve school attendance.
Red Cross chapter honors volunteers
The American Red Cross of Augusta spent its annual meeting honoring volunteers, electing new officers and reflecting on its 86th year serving the community.
Workshop urges parents to protect their teens
Lakeside High School is inviting parents to hear John Clarkin's Parent to Parent.
County starts turning dirt on new round of road pavings
Gary Blanchard and his wife, Nancy, waited and waited.
Officers learn life lessons from Red Cross
Each person compressed the chest of the victim, gave deep rescue breaths and repeated the process until the victim regained respirations and a pulse.
School system considers more buses
The Columbia County school system is considering the purchase of eight to 10 school buses to transport pupils to school-sponsored events.
Middle-school sidewalk nears completion
For years, Columbia County needed rain.
Officials request greenway funding
There could be more construction on Grovetown's Euchee Creek Greenway soon.
Couple diagnosed with chronic football fever
Byron Webb and Meg Thompson-Webb are a couple of die-hard Atlanta Falcons fans.
As reported 49 years ago in The Columbia News, Sept. 2, 1954:
Get up and go
Registration is open for The Harlem United Methodist Church's Faith Weaver Friends program, which is a family-friendly weekly program for ages 3 through fifth grade. The program, every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., will include Bible stories, songs, teamwork-building games and special projects.
Alex Crow (from left), 6; Carly Crow, 7; Emily Crow, 5; and Bennett Crow, 2, stay still long enough for their mother, Jennifer, to take their photo on the beach at Hilton Head Island, S.C., in July. Their father, Tom, desperately tried to keep everyone looking at the camera. "They were ready to go fly kites!" Mr. and Mrs. Crow said.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Judicial pick takes a twist
For those awaiting Gov. Sonny Perdues decision on who will be the next superior court judge for the Augusta Judicial Circuit, one milestone passed last week almost unnoticed. And it may boost the chance that Perdue will pick a Democrat for the local post.
Citizens should speak up on sign laws
Its pretty much assumed that most people, driving along Washingt
There oughta be a law
I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages.
The Evans High School Cheerleading Clinic will be Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school. The cost is $40, which includes a T-shirt and a snack. Participants will get to cheer at the Evans football game Sept. 26 at Blanchard Stadium. The clinic is limited to the first 60 girls, and pre-registration must be completed by Sept. 15. For more information call Evans High School at 863-1198.
Local football standouts wait for their chance in college
Throughout the football season, I'll try to keep readers updated on former Columbia County standouts who are competing on the college gridiron.
High-school softball tournament scheduled for weekend
The 2003 Evans Invitational Softball Tournament will be Saturday and Sunday at Patriots Park.
Augusta Arsenal Vipers under-10 players Avery Coleman (left), 8, from Augusta Prep, and Meghan Lemmen, 8, from Greenbrier Elementary School, competed in the Aiken Soccer Cup Tournament on Aug. 23.
Athlete Spotlight: Ian Evans, David Knerr and Patrick Welch
Athlete Spotlight: Augusta Preparatory Day School - Ian Evans, David Knerr and Patrick Welch.
Harlem shuts out Aquinas
Harlem High School football fans saw something Friday night they haven't seen in 15 years: they watched the Bulldogs win their home opener.
Panthers win, but Lions lose
The Lakeside High School football team got to ring its bell again, and the Augusta Christian Schools squad got its bell rung again.
Pigskin Picks Contest
Week 1 winners
Greenbrier extends win streak over Evans
Heading into Friday night's season-opening battle at Blanchard Stadium, Greenbrier High School football coach Mickey Derrick made a couple of predictions about the Wolfpack's contest with Evans High School.
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