Harlem event, memories greatly appreciated
On Aug. 23, former Harlem High School basketball players, supporters and friends honored me with a banquet at the Harlem High School gym. A great number of them from both the girls and boys teams spent many hours, days and even weeks planning and preparing for this very successful event.
Bike-path construction seems to have stalled
It is never easy to criticize old friends, but I feel compelled to voice concerns about the progress of the bike path construction in Columbia County.
Animal Control earns praise for finding lost pet
This is a rave for Columbia County Animal Control. We were in a rush to get to school one Friday morning and our dog, Ice, had gotten out of the house. We didnt have time to catch her, and thought she would come back on her own. Instead, Ice followed someone home. Fortunately, the person had called Animal Control to ask if anyone had lost a dog, and gave their name and phone number.
Father feels shut out of sex-crime case
The father of a 14-year-old girl in a molestation case is worried and angry - worried that his daughter won't receive justice and angry that he's been kept out of the loop in the ongoing case.
County beauty pageant coming
The lure of scholarship money and a tiara will draw several young Georgia women to Columbia County for a crowning achievement.
Grovetown mayor will run again
Dennis Trudeau decided Monday to seek a fifth term as mayor of Grovetown.
Courthouse facility marks one year in operation
Cindy Mason got everything just the way she wanted it - each computer in its most useful location and pictures placed perfectly on the walls.
Security tightens at court buildings
For the first time, visitors to the Columbia County courthouse must pass through security at the entrance.
Fire study dominates county report
Columbia County's annual report focuses heavily on the recently completed fire study update.
Jefferson chamber opposes sludge plan
Jefferson County's Chamber of Commerce is opposing a plan by a local farmer to spread his fields with sludge from Columbia County's wastewater treatment plants.
Weekly barbecue feeds ministry
A new barbecue restaurant in Evans is open just once a week, but its cook hopes the sale of its food helps keep families together for a lifetime.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Columbia County sheriff's deputies stand at attention during a 2002 ceremony at Martinez Fire Department headquarters, commemorating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Get up and go
The Columbia County Extension Service will hold a Gardening at Lunch seminar today in the auditorium of the Columbia County Government Complex in Evans. Charles Philips will lead a discussion of composting. The seminar begins at 12:10 p.m. and ends at 12:45 p.m. The session is free, and participants are urged to bring a sack lunch.
A listing of recent divorces in the Sept. 7 edition of The Columbia County News-Times incorrectly appeared under the heading of DUIs. The correct listings appear below.
As published 44 years ago in The Columbia News, Sept. 10, 1959:
Unsung clerks endure abuse
A few loose ends that need to be tied up:
Three good sports
Every now and then there are coaches who come along and inspire their teams not just to achieve, but to wri
With everyone you met you shared an emotion. I never did that before.
Remember those who still serve
It was just another routine day for the people working at the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and for those trav
Evans looks to bitter rival for first season win
Instead of looking in the rear-view mirror, Evans High School football coach Marty Jackson would rather step on the gas and go full speed ahead.
Greenbrier's offense is eye-popping
I realize we're just two weeks into the high-school football season, and I know that Greenbrier hasn't played the toughest teams in the state, but if there is a prep quarterback with better numbers than the Wolfpack's Brooks Robinson, I'd like to see him.
The 14U Augusta Flash girls fastpitch travel team recently completed a great season, but because of age requirements, the squad is seeking replacement players for the 2004 season.
Athlete Spotlight: Jori McMurtrey, Lauren Seaborn, Kaylee Hutchins and Andria Batchelor
Lakeside High School softball coach Jay Matthews might try to have a poker face, but that's tough to do when you have four aces up your sleeve.
A team effort: Dixie Boys World Champs
Damien Lucree, a member of Columbia County's Dixie Boys World Series championship team, adds his autograph to a baseball signed by all members of the team last week at Patriots Park.
Wolfpack, ACS win; Dogs bitten
Two out of three ain't bad, unless you were rooting for the Harlem High School football team.
Charlie Johnson of Martinez won second place, Boys 11-12 divison, in the Tri to Cure Youth Triathlon at Furman University Athletic Center in Greenville, S.C., on Aug. 16.
Storms overshadow Prep's home opener on new field
The Augusta Preparatory Day School soccer team was set to christen its newly renovated field last week, but Mother Nature had other plans.
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