Contrary to assertions, county's bus drivers aren't paid or treated fairly
This is in response to the May 24 letter from Christina May, who said she was trained for school bus driving in another school district and not in Columbia County.
Board denies parole for man convicted of murder in 1991
An Evans man convicted of murdering his best friend nearly 16 years ago has been denied parole, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles announced Tuesday.
Arts community seeks director
Wanted: an executive director to guide the burgeoning arts community in Columbia County.
Monday is deadline to file appeal of property value
Columbia County property owners who experienced sticker shock when they received their tax assessment notices in May have one more day to file an appeal.
Rabies vaccinations important
Sophie, a 4-year-old Labrador retriever that lives at Acute Care Veterinary Clinic in Martinez, is protected for another year.
Harlem votes to rebid project
Harlem city officials decided at Monday's city council meeting to put a downtown renovation project out for bid a third time.
Wreath memorializes noted Southern poet
A wreath sent from overseas to mark the death of poet Paul Hamilton Hayne 120 years ago has made its way back to a museum in Grovetown, the Southern poet's home of more than 20 years.
Student selected for trip
Megan Murphy has been selected to embark on a trip next spring that will give her a greater understanding of how our nation's capital operates.
At capacity, landfill will close after 10 years of operation
After a decade of operation, Columbia County's Baker Place Road landfill will close Saturday.
Hopefuls for school board, judgeship must qualify soon
By the end of this week, it will be known who has qualified to run for two county school board seats and the judgeship being vacated by Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge William M. Fleming Jr.
Dr. Lisa Palmer (left), the director of Career Services at Augusta Technical College, recently earned her economic development certification from the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education in Atlanta.
Bruce A. Reville and Jennifer B. Reville, June 15, 2006.
Art students meet professionals
On April 28, Junior Achievement coordinated an opportunity for area art students to participate in The Business of Art, which introduced them to art professionals and to the possibility of making a living in art.
Places to go
Columbia County's Summertime on the Canal festival will be held from 3 to 10 p.m. July 29 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, with games, rides and crafts, ending with a concert at 8 p.m. For information, call (706) 312-7194.
Robert M. Andre to Sunset Villa Inc. a Georgia Corp., 637 Gay Drive, $89,900.
Lakeside Middle Honor Roll
Lakeside Middle School A and A/B Honor Roll
Father of the Year presented plaque
Tony Welch, The Columbia County News-Times Father of the Year (second from right) and his daughter Jordan are presented plaques Wednesday by Robert Thurman, the vice president of Queensborough National Bank and Trust Co. (right) and Chris Corey, retail multimedia manager for the News-Times.
Westmont Elementary Honor Roll
Westmont Elementary School A and A/B Honor Roll
Students are honored
The Columbia County Exchange Club presented A.C.E awards to Harlem High School's Aluara Sanchez (left) and Evans High School's Ashley Yates.
Get up and go
The Fifth annual Sunflower Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at the sunflower farm in Rutledge, Ga., off Interstate 20's Exit 105. Go to www.sunflowerfarmfestival.com, or call (706) 557-2870.
Things to do
Savannah River College is offering $1,000 career education scholarships to three students from each high school in the CSRA. For information, call Mary Baca at (706) 738-5046, or e-mail mbaca@savannahriver college.edu.
Historic tour of Martha's Vineyard
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.
Greyhound of the week
Connie is a gentle dog who just turned 5. Connie is very laid-back and low-maintenance; a little food and a little love will keep him happy.
Math team takes first place
The Evans Middle School Math team won first place in the Georgia Council of Teachers of Math State Middle School Math Meet on April 22 in Centerville, Ga.
Local musicians Lillie Morris, Mike Hay and Steve Scearce will perform traditional Irish music at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Appleby concert series at the Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way, Augusta. For information, call (706) 736-6244.
As reported 36 years ago in The Columbia News, Wednesday, June 17, 1970:
Four men pleaded not guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to charges they took part in a two-state bank robbery spree.
Twenty-nine students from Stevens Creek Elementary participated in the Foreign Language Elementary School Spoken Language Contest on April 22 at Northview High School in Atlanta.
Evans town vision takes big-box detour
This probably isn't what most people had in mind.
Another Father's Day comes, goes
Majestic, all-wise, all-powerful, and capable of being everywhere at once, this classic image of a Father-God often filters down to all men of accomplishment - including, for many of us, our own biological fathers.
Rollin' the dice for politicians
In a surprising roll of the dice, attorney Richard Ingram has filed suit on behalf of the man whose wife, son-in-law and unborn grandchild were killed in a June 4 car crash, and whose daughter is still hospitalized.
YMCA summer golf camps will run through July for boys and girls ages 6 to 17. Each camp will take place Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bartram Trail Golf Course. The remaining dates are July 24-27 for ages 6-9, July 17-20 for ages 1-13, and July 10-13 for ages 14-17. A limited supply of equipment will be available, but campers are encouraged to bring their own clubs. Call Jay Brooks at (706) 830-2752 or visit www.thefamilyy.org for more information.
Passing league provides summer scrimmages
Football season hasn't officially started, but two Columbia County teams are getting valuable experience at the annual 7-on-7 passing league held weekly at North Augusta High School.
Being loud is big part of sports
Sporting events are loud. In general, it's a good thing. Many athletes feed off the cheers of fans. The more support, the more confidence an athlete has, and the better he or she plays.
Swim team members give lessons to children
Neighborhood swimming pools have long served as a pleasant escape from the summer heat. At Farmington subdivision in Evans, several high school athletes are taking that idea to the extreme.
Revolution wraps up perfect season
The Lady Patriot Revolution dominated their GYSA U-14 division, finishing the spring season with a perfect 10-0-0 record.
Smith signs with Catawba
Greenbrier senior Erik Smith signed a football scholarship to play at Catawba College in North Carolina.
Angels end season with eight wins
The Columbia County Recreation Department F.A.R.M. League Team, the Angels, ended its season with eight wins.
CSRA Swim League Petersburg vs. Farmington
Lions slugger will get chance to shine in East Coast showcase
Honors continue to pour in for area baseball players. Augusta Christian slugger Josh Whitaker, despite missing three weeks this season because of injury, put up some impressive numbers this spring for the Lions.
Top male athlete named
Columbia County resident Daniel Welsh (second from left) was named Top Male Athlete of Greater Augusta for 2005 at the 30th annual Billy Prince Sports Award Banquet on May 11.
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