Columbia County District 4 Board of Education member Mildred Blackburn will hold a public forum at 9 a.m. Saturday at Martinez Elementary School.
The forum will provide an opportunity for the public to present issues and concerns related to the school system.
Columbia County will hold an auction of surplus office furniture and other equipment this week at two sites.
The preview at the county warehouse, behind the Government Complex in Evans, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, and 1-3 p.m. at the former State Farm building at Ronald Reagan Drive and North Belair Road.
The warehouse auction, by sealed bid, will be 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday; the State Farm site silent auction will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 868-3305.
Parade sign ups
Applications are available for the Columbia County Merchants Association Christmas Parade, which will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 5. For information, call 863-7645.
Special ed meeting
Columbia County Advocates for Special Education will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Gibbs Memorial Library. Doctors will share information on behavioral strategies. For information, call 860-9222.
The North Columbia Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary will hold a country bazaar Saturday at Fire Station No. 33, 5830 Columbia Road, Appling. For information, call 541-0268 or 541-1580.
In our Make Kids Count Profile, meet two Greenbrier High School students who are setting up a Bible study.
The opinion pages for this issue of The News-Times appear today on pages 6 and 8.
Also, children have fun and get safety tips in weekend events./Page 3
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