Teenage volunteer deals with special cases
If Jaclyn Howard's decisions as a young teen are any sign of the woman she will become, the 13 year old is aptly suited for the career she hopes to enter.
Preparers can make tax time less taxing
Tax time is here again. Scurrying to organize paperwork and waiting on W-2 forms is evidence of the many people are preparing for their income tax forms.
Group wants more safe car seats
A request for old car seats has been made, and Safe Kids of East Central Georgia hopes its challenge to find the oldest car seat in the area will get unsafe seats out of the hands of parents.
Scout hobbyists are ready to race
Three. Two. One. Go! The tiny wooden cars are released and the race is under way.
Handmade scarves keep mom of one
Valentine's Day often elicits a collective grumble from husbands and boyfriends.
Customizer expands location, services
An expansion of services required an expansion of space for Trucks and Moore Accessory Center.
Sixth-grader wins county spelling bee
Andrew Byrd was last on the roster to spell but also the last one standing at Columbia County's spelling bee Tuesday.
Event teaches pupils about cardiac care
It's not every day pupils get to hold a deer's heart.
Local government contacts
Here are ways to get in touch with Columbia County's commissioners and school trustees:
Development authority head followed varied career path
Zack Daffin never planned to make a career out of helping communities improve their economic horizons. It just happened that way.
Neighbors want fence around apartments
As the Westwood Club Apartments nears completion on Washington Road, neighboring residents said they hope to get a fence they were promised three years ago to separate them from the new development.
Funding approved for noise barrier
A line item included in a gargantuan federal omnibus bill will bring a little piece and quiet to some homeowners abutted against Interstate 20.
Three named to honor band
Augusta Christian Schools students Sarah Stout (from left), Andy House and Jennifer Stroud were chosen to participate in the GMEA All-District Honor Band.
Lakeside Middle honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Lakeside Middle School:
Columbia County school lunch menus
As reported 26 years ago in The Columbia News, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1978:
Army Pfc. Eula L. White has graduated from the automated logistical specialist advanced individual training, or AIT course, at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.
Elton J. Robert to David K. Vukovich and Anja H. Vukovich, 117 Thornton Drive, $124,500.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Columbia County residents braved through the ice storm that swept through the area Jan. 26. Many bunked up inside and found ways to pass the time without electricity while others ventured outside to capture images of the winter scenes. Here are few of the stories and photos of how people spent the day:
Science fair stars
Eight Stevens Creek Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders placed first in the school's recent science fair.
Bel Air Elementary honor roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Bel Air Elementary School:
Martinez Elementary School pupils laugh as Kenn Nesbitt, left, an author of children's poetry, acts out one of his poems for the class. I
The Harlem High School Drama Department's Highland Fling Gala, scheduled for Thursday, has been canceled.
Martinez Elementary attendance roll
The following pupils had perfect during the second nine weeks at Martinez Elementary School:
All of us were put here on purpose, for a purpose
Most of us have some complaint about our appearance, the limitations of our brain or a personality trait we can't seem to control. Though we could take our less-than-perfect selves to a plastic surgeon, join a health club or register for a course in anger management, chances are we would still find something we don't like about ourselves - even though the Creator of the universe designed us just the way we are: body, mind and temperament.
County soldiers fight for freedom
t. Daniel Rivette, an Infantry platoon leader in the 4th Infantry Division, is guarding a bank in a small Iraqi town with his platoon when he notices that a man on a motorcycle has driven past the bank three times in the last hour.
By 7 feet, bar will get liquor license
Last April, Columbia County's school board approved, and then backed away from, a waiver that would have allowed Rhinehart's Oyster Bar to build a new restaurant at Belair and Owens roads.
License office won't budge?
Ready to drive to Augusta or Thomson to renew your driver's license?
NFL star still getting his kicks
Football punting legend Ray Guy could rest on his laurels without complaints from anyone. No other punter in NFL history has come close to setting the monumental precedents he established during his 14-year career as an Oakland and Los Angeles Raider.
Evans basketball team looks forward to new region
Columbia County's high school basketball teams begin playoff action this week, and for the Evans Knights, the end of the road is a welcome sight.
High school football stars sign with colleges
An ink pen and a piece of paper are the simplest of items, but Wednesday they became tools to fulfill the dreams of seven high school seniors in Columbia County.
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