Wee Can Ski is back
A day of water fun for special needs children is once again coming to the Pointes West Army Recreation Area at Thurmond Lake.
Computer error led to late water bills
At the Grovetown City Council's semi-monthly meeting, Elton Autwell complained that he received his water bill weeks late.
School officials welcome move to Evans building
At a Columbia County school board meeting in Appling on Tuesday, Chairman Wayne Bridges recognized the end of an era.
Student takes trip to learn about Holocaust
Following in the footsteps of his older brothers, Harold Rivner embarked on a two-week trip earlier this month in an effort to learn more about the Holocaust.
Program benefits reading skills
Many Columbia County children will spend their summer days swimming, traveling, working and playing.
Land overlooking river bluff may not be available after all
A tract of Richmond County-owned land in Columbia County overlooking a bluff along the Savannah River might not be available for a purchase by Columbia County after all.
U.S. must stick it out in Iraq, veterans say
Editor's note: The Columbia County News-Times completes its four-part series in today's edition with this piece examining the war in Iraq and how Columbia County is responding more than three years after the war began.
Panel compares salaries, seeks more school funds
Columbia County school system human resources officials delivered an 86-page report detailing a general services salary study to the school board in a Tuesday meeting.
State resolution honors former Grovetown councilwoman
A former Grovetown city councilwoman was honored by state officials at the city's semimonthly meeting Monday.
Aquinas High honor roll
Aquinas High School A and A/B Honor Roll
Things to do
Savannah River College is offering $1,000 career education scholarships to three students from each high school in the Augusta area. For information, call Mary Baca at (706) 738-5046, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
R.T Bailey Construction Inc. to Mark D. Poirier and Kelly L. Poirier, 927 Napiers Post Drive, $289,900.
- Bible Fellowship Church, meeting at the Belair Conference Center, 4083 S. Belair Road, will hold a Memorial Day service at 10:15 a.m. today featuring patriotic music and free American flags to each family attending. For information, call (706) 651-1971.
Greenbrier High honor holl
Greenbrier High School A and A/B Honor Roll
Lakeside Middle School honor roll
The following names were left off of the Lakeside Middle School third nine weeks honor roll:
Greyhound of the week
Winnie is a small (56-pound-) retired racing greyhound who loves playing with children. Winnie is fine with small dogs and cats, but wants to be near her owners whenever they are home.
Taking a trip out of town, or just planning to spend some time at the lake or a local park? Send us a family photo, and we'll publish it in The News-Times.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Whitney A. Times has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Westmont Elementary honor roll
Westmont Elementary School A and A/B Honor Roll
A Harlem man was sentenced to life behind bars after being convicted Wednesday in the 2005 shooting death of his cousin.
Benefactor pays visit to performing arts center bearing father's name
Chuck Hardin (left) talks to his family members during a tour of the Jabez Sanford Hardin Sr. Performing Arts Center on Tuesday in Evans.
Evans Elementary honor roll
Evans Elementary School A and A/B Honor Roll
The sixth-grade winners of the Evans Middle School Battle of the Books are Whitney Evans (from left), Courtney Bailie, Christie Petras, Rachel Latremouille and John Latremouille. The students read books from a selected list and competed in a Jeopardy-style tournament.
Lisa Michelle Weiss and Scott Thomas Weiss, May 16, 2006
Office Max joins chamber
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross, center, does the honors during the Wednesday May 24, 2006 ribbon cutting ceremony for the new OfficeMax store in the Mullins Crossing Shopping Center on Washington Road in Evans.
Kendyl Rose Pennington was named the 2005-06 Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award recipient and scholarship winner for Georgia at the recent Georgia Association for Gifted Children's annual conference at the University of Georgia.
A headline and photo caption in the May 21 edition of The News-Times should have said that Olivia Vasquez was a fourth-grader at Grovetown Elementary School in the 2005-06 school year.
County needs to limit animal hoarding
Ah, springtime in Columbia County, a time when residents' minds turn to packing dozens of cats in their homes.
Decoding the Da Vinci controversy
Besides the popular book and movie, Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code might soon break another record: more titles refuting the "code" than have been written to "expose" Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Event marks 1781 victory
The weekend of June 2-4 promises to be a lively one for area residents. No, it's not the James Brown Festival; that's the weekend before.
Consolidation still flunks out
Columbia County Commissioner Steve Brown, barrelling headlong toward the end of his single term and getting grumpier along the way, penned a letter the other day criticizing my analysis of an Augusta State University study of consolidation.
Storybook's been repetitious, yet it has us in suspense
It's already been a storybook season for the Greenbrier High School baseball team. However, the book had gotten monotonous after 30 straight wins. Every paragraph, page and chapter were pretty much the same: Greenbrier blows out opponent, Belcher strikes out 15, Johnson, Poythress and Morris homer, the grass was green, etc.
Greenbrier High School will hold a fast-pitch softball clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The camp costs $80 ($60 for additional siblings) and includes snacks and a camp T-shirt.
Evans Knights end season on a high note
>Another impressive baseball season came to an end for the Evans Knights on Tuesday afternoon with a pair of losses to Marist in the Class AAAA state tournament quarterfinals.
Greenbrier advances to semifinals
An undefeated record didn't survive the weekend, but the Greenbrier High School baseball team did.
Patriots win Sandlapper tourney
The Patriots Revolution Under-10 won first place in the Sandlapper Tournament in Columbia on May 6 -7.
Evans finds success with leadership from Beale
Throughout the 1980s and into the mid-1990s, former Evans High School coach Terry Holder built Evans into a baseball powerhouse that could go toe-to-toe with any program in the country.
Senior cheerleaders head to college on scholarships
Earning a college scholarship in competition cheerleading is no easy task.
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