High-schoolers 'don't care one bit' about design of county logo
Editor: I do not understand what is happening to the current logo of Columbia County. Honestly I think it should stay the same. I have seen the three current logos in competition with each other. Daniel Windham Harlem
Dispute raises questions about Columbia Co. Humane Society
Editor: We lost our beloved pet, Abigail, on Jan. 8, 2003, and it has been a long process for us to reach a point that as a family we felt ourselves ready to have another dog in our home. After much soul-searching, we determined it was at last time to look for that special pet. Dee Bliss Evans
Augusta Preparatory Day School STARs
Bob Wilson, the 17-year-old son of William and Joan Wilson of Martinez, is described by his STAR teacher as a "great kid with great potential."
Augusta Christian Schools STARs
Andrew Fisher and Jean Lopez, who share this year's title of STAR student at Augusta Christian Schools, have been so impacted by teacher Kristy Lyons' enthusiastic approach to teaching math that they both chose her as their STAR teacher.
Partiers scoot boots to help raise needed Red Cross funds
The 10th Annual Boot Scoot Boogie Bash marked the 10th anniversary of the Augusta Red Cross's merger with the former Columbia County branch of the Red Cross.
High schools salute exemplary pupils, teachers
Anant and Adam share Lakeside High School's STAR student title this year. Anant chose teacher Marsie Anderson as his STAR teacher, and Adam chose teacher Jane Elliott.
Evans High School STARs
Garret is Evans High School's STAR student, and he has named his AP English teacher, Debbie Daniel, as his STAR teacher.
Greenbrier High School STARs
Katie has been named the STAR student for Greenbrier High School, and she named band director Tom Smallwood as her STAR teacher.
Harlem High School STARs
She choose physics teacher Craig Baker as her STAR teacher because he always goes the extra mile to make learning fun.
STARs will be honored at reception Thursday
Eight Columbia County high school seniors will vie for the honor as the county's STAR student at the Harlem Women's Club's 43st Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition program and reception Thursday.
Students choose new county logo
It looks like Mary Gunnels picked a winner.
Truck tops list of new equipment
The Martinez Fire Department is looking forward to a new year with new equipment and headquarters building.
Republican leaders stump at rally
The message Georgia Republican Party Chairman Ralph Reed delivered to Columbia County Republicans at a Saturday rally was simple: Teamwork wins elections.
Pet of the week
This 12-week-old Keeshond mix has two sisters and two brothers that are all playful and love water. They will be available for adoption Thursday. For more information, call Roman Howerton at 541-4077 or visit www.co.columbia.ga.us and follow the links to Animal Care and Control. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt and the adoption fee for puppies, such as today's Pet of the Week, and kittens cost $20. All animals must be spayed or neutered.
Mulherin Lumber Co. owners Mike Grady and Louis Mulherin celebrated the grand opening of the store's new location at 705 Industrial Park Drive on Saturday. The store was moved from its Bobby Jones Expressway location in October. To celebrate, employees offered giveaways and hot dogs to customers.
As reported 45 years ago in The Columbia News, Feb. 12, 1959:
Grovetown Middle School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Grovetown Middle School:
Columbia Middle School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Columbia Middle School:
The Greenbrier High School FBLA Region Champions are:
Evans Middle School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Evans Middle School:
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Evans Elementary School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Evans Elementary School:
Financing Your Future, a financial management session sponsored be the Lakeside High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America, will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday in the Lakeside High gym.
South Columbia Elementary School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at South Columbia Elementary School:
Riverside Elementary School Honor Roll
The following pupils have been named to the second nine weeks A honor roll at Riverside Elementary School:
Savannah Cup winners
The U-12 Lady Patriots won the Savannah Cup Tournament in Savannah, Ga., on Jan. 24-25. Team members are: Laura Bonin (front row, from left) Kelly Mullen, Anna Morris, Paige Eber, Mitali Mehta, Lindsay Hammer, Alex Cohen and Elizabeth Zaffino; Coach Andrew Hammer (back row, from left) Riley Marschalk, Hilary Matfess, Haley Morris, Ivey Mischel, Libby Dalis, Jessi Lewis, Stormi Childs and Coach Marty Matfess.
Valerie Segraves, a representative from the Weather Channel and CNN, talks to a class at Evans High School during Career Day. The school had more than 25 speakers representing different careers talk to students about their work and the education necessary to enter their professions.
Fight to keep Evans DMV office
First, the bad news: Unless something is done to break the logjam between Columbia County government and the state Department of Motor Vehicle Safety, the Evans DMV office will close in March.
Comics and commercials
If it's true as claimed that real wisdom is found in the comics, then it's equally true that if you want to know the best way to get your message across, study commercials.
Still waters run deep
They always looked the same in the early morning hours. Grandpa would be lying on his back, with his silver hair in disarray on the pillow and his bald cranium glinting in the morning sun. His eyes were closed in sleep, and he seemed unaware of his bride of nearly 60 years lying beside him.
Cool Hotlanta with 'rain tax'
Having failed to get a state or federal bailout of its deteriorating sewer system, the city of Atlanta is taking a page from Columbia County in seeking new sources of revenue.
Greenbrier softball all-star to hold charity sports clinic Saturday in golfers memory
Greenbrier senior Ashlee LaFontaine knows what it's like to give 100 percent in competition, but her giving nature is not limited to the softball field.
Martial artists shine at first competition
Michael Wojtaszek works in maintenance for the Richmond County Board of Education, but now that he knows tae Kwon do, he's really cleaning up.
Even big guys get the blues.
Bottom Line: Ex-Pack star helps power Pacers to series win
Former Greenbrier High School standout Robert Davis homered in consecutive games, as his USC Aiken baseball team won the final two meetings of a three-game home stand against Lincoln Memorial.
Soccer standouts sign with schools
With the way they've helped put their club soccer team and their respective high school soccer programs on the map, it should come as no surprise that the next step would be to put their names on some very important paperwork.
The swim teams at Augusta Christian Schools capped their inaugural season with solid showings at the Georgia Independent School Association state championships, held Jan. 31 at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville.
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