Thanks to donors for helping raise funds for children at MCG
I was a "River Robber" last week for sick kids at the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center. My goal was to collect $104.30, the numbers of radio station WBBQ (the event sponsor). I went over my goal, thanks to these people:
Government isn't repesenting residents opposed to Rhinehart's
"Of the people and by the people" is what our government is meant to do. Why, then, is the government of Columbia County not representing the neighborhoods of Glenwood, Evanston and Idylewyld who do not want Rhinehart's as a part of our environment?
Greenbrier students fill All-State Band
You could say Greenbrier High School's band has got brass.
Leap Day 4-year-old will mark his 'first' birthday
Landry Mitchell Johnson celebrates his first birthday today even though he is 4 years old.
County will hear debate over alcohol license near school
On Tuesday it will be the Columbia County commissioners' turn to determine the fate of a new restaurant near Bel Air Elementary School, a proposal the county's school board struck down last year.
Seventh-grader hears his friends
Drue Daniel lives in two worlds: with sound and without. And he remembers distinctly when he first learned to hear.
Sleet closes schools, endangers drivers
Rain turned to ice Thursday morning, canceling the school day for students and causing drivers to slide off county streets.
New cafe features eclectic cuisine, casual ambiance
The Twisted Chicken Cafe is getting ready to fly.
Friends rally for ill child
If thoughts and prayers could make someone well, Peter Kwon would be on the soccer field today.
Coach imparts physical and spiritual strength
Augusta Christian Schools coach Keith Walton has been an eyewitness to the improved racial relations in Georgia's private school system.
PTA auction provides books for children
Euchee Creek Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization Association is trying to raise money to give its students one of the best gifts of all - a book.
FFA members learn career skills
Before, FFA taught children to grow better crops and livestock. Now, FFA grows better people.
Outlook is bleak for Spanish program
Columbia County school officials have outlined the cost of starting an elementary school Spanish program, but some school board members said in these lean times they likely would not support it.
Pharmacy moves to Belair Road
Kyle Pulliam hopes a recent move to University Hospital's new Evans 3 building on Belair Road will increase his business.
County voters will face new precincts for Super Tuesday
Polls will open at 7 a.m. in Columbia County for Tuesday's presidential primaries.
A Columbia County jury convicted Dag Luquincette Rhodes, 27, of murder, armed robbery, burglary and a weapon charge Thursday in the 1998 slayings of Frederick and Yong-Suk Walker.
Columbia County school lunch menus
Alexis Olivera Gonzalez, 27, of the 3000 block of Raes Wood Drive, Augusta, was charged with driving under the influence on Jan. 19, 2004, and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Georgia Southern University graduates
The following area students completed their degree requirements at the end of fall term, 2003 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga.:
Riverside Middle School eighth-graders Matt Dosch (front) and Benjamin Chan work on math problems during the 2004 Augusta MATHCOUNTS competition held recently at Wrens Middle School.
Georgia Southern University Dean's List
The following area students have been named to the Dean's List at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga.
Dennis A. Giles Sr. and Linda J. Giles to Debbie Bourne, 3513 Stardust Drive, $85,000.
Columbia County newsmakers
Jennifer Marie Bailey of Harlem was one of 437 students awarded degrees at West Georgia State University's commencement ceremonies Dec. 13. Bailey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
Get up and go
Two U.S. Army Signal Corps documentaries that won Academy Awards in the 1940s are shown daily at the Signal Corps Museum at Fort Gordon's Conrad Hall, Building 29807, next to Signal Towers on Chamberlain Avenue. Admission to the museum is free. For information, call 791-2818.
Lynda H. McIntosh and Louis M. McIntosh, Dec. 5, 2003.
Prelude to 'Passion'
I have had my ticket for days. Good thing. Our youth minister had hardly purchased a large block of tickets for the movie, The Passion of the Christ, before they were gone. And ours is but one of thousands of churches across the country with the same, sold-out story to tell. Advance ticket sales alone broke film industry records.
Bending rules now a trend?
By popular demand - "popular," meaning elected officials accurately interpreting the will of the citizens - Columbia County has tightened rules on businesses in the past few years.
License likely for Evans restaurant
Let's try to put emotion aside and be clear about this: Tuesday's County Commission debate over the fate of a liquor license for Rhinehart's Oyster Bar, and last year's refusal by the Columbia County School Board to waive legal rules for that application, aren't in the same category.
Vote Tuesday to keep Georgia flag
County commissioners Tuesday have an important decision to make on what should be a relatively easy choice: Whether to grant a liquor license to Rhinehart's Oyster Bar. (See editorial above.)
Season ends swimmingly for Evans athlete
Less than a month ago, Christian Kata's back problems were so bad that his doctor wouldn't even allow the Evans High School swimmer in the water.
Diamonds will sparkle with talent this season
One Columbia County high school baseball team has taken its cuts, and the other squads are standing by with bats and gloves, ready to take the diamond.
The inaugural Daniel Hall & Shane Williams Memorial Golf Tournament will be Saturday at Rocky Branch Golf Club in Lincoln County. The tournament honors the two Greenbrier High School golfers who were killed in an automobile crash last year. Funds raised in the event will help built a golf practice area at Greenbrier, with the facility being dedicated to the lives and memories of Hall and Williams.
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