'Knuckleheads' shouldn't ruin use of Evans field
I have to first comment that I have been reading Barry Paschals column semi-regularly over the past year or so and I often appreciate his insights and perspective. I found myself especially interested in the recent column in which he commented about the lunatics (well chosen) in the field behind the Kroger store in Evans.
District 4 would benefit from 'hands-on' leader
Voters want progressive leadership for District 4. On Nov. 4, Lee Anderson will face numerous opponents for commissioner of District 4. From the standpoint of someone who has always been involved with rural issues, Lee Anderson is the only choice.
Candidate 'understands the needs' of District 4
I would like to speak up on behalf of Rosa Lee Owens, who is running for the seat vacated by Mark Devotis recent move.
Car wash raises funds for Make-A-Wish kids
As the holiday season approaches, individuals and organizations often look for ways to give back to their communities. Carwash professionals are no different. On Nov. 1, professional carwashes across the country will join together to implement Wash U.S.A., an event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
County candidates address Republicans
Five candidates at a Columbia County Republican Party breakfast meeting Saturday made pitches for why they should be the next District 4 commissioner.
Class teaches teens the basics of Hebrew
Aside from English, Spanish and French are the two most studied languages in Columbia County classrooms. But a few students have started studying the language of their ancestors.
Traveling daredevil aims high
Thrill-seekers jump out of airplanes hoping that a piece of fabric will bring them safely back to earth. Others row through roaring whitewater or claw their way up massive rocks.
Candidates stump at first forum
About 60 voters took the opportunity Monday night to make a side-by-side comparison of the candidates who will line the ballot Nov. 4 in this year's special elections.
Fair opens Thursday
The 38th Annual Columbia County Fall Fair opens Thursday, and one fair official said he thinks it will be the best fair yet.
Church offers children treats without tricks
The lure of candy served from car trunks brought out hundreds of children Saturday to the First Baptist Church of Evans' Trunk or Treat Fall Festival.
Evans woman held in drug case
An Evans woman remained in jail Monday afternoon after being arrested on drug charges last week in Glascock County.
Annual food drive spreads over 135 neighborhoods
From humble beginnings, It's Spooky to be Hungry has become the area's largest annual food drive.
Augusta Christian Homecoming
Augusta Christian Schools senior Blair Hodgens is congratulated by her father, Hal, after she was crowned the school's homecoming queen Friday.
Get up and go
In appreciation to all military personnel, admission to Friday's Greenbrier High School football game vs. Thomson High School game will be free to all active-duty military personnel with a military ID, and veterans will be admitted free with a copy of their DD-214 form. The game at the Brierpatch begins at 7 p.m.
As reported 27 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and the Martinez-Evans Times, Oct. 27, 1976:
Riverside Elementary School honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the first nine weeks A honor roll at Riverside Elementary School:
Colorful contest winners
Tori Hawk, 9, holds her winning entry in the Columbia County News-Times Carve the Pumpkin Coloring Contest.
Bringing down the house
Russell Joel Brown played the Big Bad Wolf for an outreach program put on by the Augusta Opera at Euchee Creek Elementary School.
Euchee Creek Elementary School honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the first nine weeks A honor roll at Euchee Creek Elementary School:
Pets of the Week
These 6-week-old male hound/beagle mix puppies and their mother are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
South Columbia Elementary School honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the first nine weeks A honor roll at South Columbia Elementary School:
Dreams of a fearless Halloween
s I lay listening to my grandfather and older relatives, I watched the gnarled limbs of a tree silhouetted against the full moon. In the distance, a dog ba
It's time for the Columbia County fair
From the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to the last turn of the Seattle Wheel Nov. 8, the Columbia County Merchants Association Fair promises to be an extended week of thrills, fun and games for our community.
On the witness stand
I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.
Washington Road to be finished, finally
For long-suffering motorists on heavily traveled Washington Road, hope springs eternal.
Family fights are for losers
The candidates for the Columbia County District 4 Commission seat depend on the votes of just the registered voters of District 4 to win their election. But after the election, to be effective, they must depend on the votes of the other four commissioners.
Pigskin Picks Winners
Pigskin picks winners for week 8
Matchups are getting tougher
Columbia County's high school football fans are in for a treat this Halloween, as the prep slate in packed with interesting action. The trick is picking the winners and losers in the Friday contests, which promise to be very competitive.
Many teams are at crucial points in
Columbia County's high school football fans should finish their trick-or-treating early Friday night, because the gridiron is the place to be this Halloween.
Baseball legend pitches in for store's grand opening
Detroit Tigers pitching legend Denny McLain came to Martinez on Friday and Saturday to help his son open a new flooring business.
Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Madebach and Rebekah Madebach
When a high school cross country coach has a runner that makes the all-state team as an eighth-grader, it's time to count some blessings. And when that athlete has an equally talented twin sister, it's enough to make a coach shout, "Hallelujah!"
Columbia County Recreation Department
Three-game win streak changes Knights' attitude
The Evans High School football team had some free time last week, but after three days out of class on fall break, plus a two-day respite from practice, the Knights had to get back to the old grind.
Panthers, Pack make softball finals
Columbus Day arrives just once a year for most of the country, but the Lakeside and Greenbrier high school softball teams celebrated Columbus Day twice this October.
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