Chamber's Legislative Breakfast Wednesday includes new state official
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor Augusta First Bank and Trust will present the Chamber's 2006 Pre-Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.
School newspaper's review of 'Borat' meets demand of older audience
As editor-in-chief of Greenbrier High's Greenbrier Dispatch, I would like to respond to Mike Roger's Nov. 29 letter in The News-Times.
It's taking too long to turn on new traffic signals on Washington Road
I have become rather impatient with the progress of making Washington Road safer by having a turning lane for all residents who have to make a left turn on Washington Road.
School's Christmas programs shouldn't avoid celebrations of Christ
My Christmas prayer is that our Columbia County school teachers will be filled with enough faith and courage to confess Jesus Christ as the reason for the season. Don't be scared of offending Uncle Sam or the false prophet Mohammed. Teach the truth.
Land rezoned for cell phone tower
A 120-foot-tall cell phone tower will be built on Old Furys Ferry Road because the Columbia County Commission voted to rezone the site.
Evans band to vie for $1 million recording contract
Four Evans musicians are about to find out just how far their talent can take them as they move on to the final round in a nationwide battle of the bands contest with a $1 million recording contract on the line.
Owners include pets in Christmas gift-giving
When Santa Claus makes his Christmas Eve deliveries to Laura Flynn's Martinez home, he doesn't forget to leave treats for the family pets under the tree.
County has presents galore
With Christmas nearing, the goal for many this month will be to find the perfect gift for friends and family. For those looking to give a gift unique to Columbia County, The Columbia County News-Times once again has put together a list of offerings to choose from.
Lakeside senior wants to improve dropout rate
As a teenager, Kara Todd is concerned about the high school dropout rate across the state and felt that she could help make some changes by serving on the State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council.
Woman gets to shop for free during shoe store's festivities
An old reliable pair of shoes served Mary Dianne Giddens well Dec. 2 as she rushed through an Evans footwear outlet in an 86-second shopping spree.
Board chairman elected
Columbia County voters picked Regina Buccafusco as their first at-large elected school board chairman in Tuesday's runoff election.
Guitarists bring a Celtic Christmas
Two guitarists will take to the stage in Evans today in a third annual concert of Celtic Christmas classics.
Bank, restaurants are on the way to booming county
An Aiken-based bank is branching out into the Evans area with its first branch in Georgia.
Women continue father's tradition
Three sisters recently gathered their daughters at Sanderlin Green Houses in Appling to pass their father's tradition on to his granddaughters.
Christmas on display
Clay English and his father Gene English, of Martinez, have put up a Christmas display on Lake Shore Drive, off Baston Road, featuring a trail, a life-size village and thousands of lights each of the past six years.
Holiday display adds more lights
One of Columbia County's largest light displays has grown a little brighter this holiday season.
Cagle to speak at event
When the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce holds its pre-legislative breakfast Wednesday, it also will feature Lt. Gov.-Elect Casey Cagle.
Angela M. Howard Cruz and Angel Cruz, Dec. 6, 2006.
Columbia County Fair Winners Sixth-Eighth Grades
Middle school winners of Columbia County Fair contests.
Columbia County Fair Adult Winners
Adult winners from Columbia County Fair contests.
John Gray Wallace to Milton Wayne Wallace, 4020 Keene St., $27,000.
Today is the final day for Sharon Baptist Church's annual Hay Ride Through the Life of Christ, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Columbia Road. Admission and hot chocolate are free.
Photo: Students compete with spirit
Contestants in the Harlem High School Miss Spirit competition were Brittany Bagwell (from left); Bridget Roberts, second runnerup; Janet Bailey, Haylee McCoy, Miss Spirit; Emore Campbell, first runner-up and Pam Brooks. There were 26 contestants in the Miss Spirit competition and 35 contestants in the Miss Harlem competition.
Photo: Truckin' in hunger fight
As part of their school mission of service to others, the pupils at Episcopal Day School donated 969 pounds of food to the Columbia County Cares Food Bank. Pictured are middle school pupils with the truck from the food bank that they had just loaded.
Get up and go
The Augusta Jewish Community Center will hold a Chanukah bazaar and book fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Monday at the center, at 898 Weinberger Way, off Furys Ferry Road, in Evans. For information, call (706) 228-3636.
The Greenbrier Elementary School council will meet at 2 p.m. in the conference center Tuesday. Call (706) 650-6060.
Photo: Beautification money
Gar Herring, president of The MGHerring Group, presented a $250,000 gift to Dayton Sherrouse, executive director of the Augusta Canal Authority, on behalf of Village at Riverwatch, a lifestyle center currently under development in Augusta. The Augusta Canal Authority will allocate the donation for improvements to the Augusta Canal and for the beautification of the 15-acre property adjacent to Village at Riverwatch.
Photo: How cute is Thanksgiving?
Cousins Clayton Hicks, 2 months and Rhett McBride, 3 months, spent their first Thanksgiving together.
Carlos Montrel Goodwin, 28, of the 100 block of Emily Way in Augusta, was charged with driving under the influence on Oct. 29, 2006, and was sentenced to 12 months probation and was fined $835.
The Columbia County Board of Education is holding public meetings for parent input on the proposed rezoning for the new elementary school in Grovetown. The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Grovetown Middle School; the second will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at Lewiston Elementary.
School Lunch Menus
School lunch menus for Columbia County schools.
As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Nov. 28, 1957:
A Grovetown man told the city's Department of Public Safety that someone stole video games, electronics and cash from his home.
Greyhound of the week
Snowman is a handsome boy who is as near perfect as a pet can get. He is cat safe, small dog safe and devoted to his person. Snowman has been neutered all vaccinations are up to date and he is house- trained.
Voters give orders: Full speed ahead
After the Nov. 5 General Election, we noted that voters had given a clear signal that Columbia County government is well-run.
Help! Police! A spanking!
Oh, good Lord. Stop the presses: A substitute teacher's aide at Lewiston Elementary swatted an out-of-control 5-year-old on the fanny.
Lions are dealt their first loss
A 15-point loss on the road against Westminster on Tuesday night gave Augusta Christian's boys basketball team its first loss of the season.
Individuals responsible for success recognized
Postseason awards are rolling into Columbia County at quite a pace. The fall sports season ended in November for the schools, and Columbia County can take pride in several teams.
Greenbrier girls are off and running
Greenbrier enjoyed its finest season in school history a year ago. Garrett Black's squad set a county record for victories and advanced to the Class AAAA Final Four before falling to Marist.
Calendar upcoming matches for Columbia County-area high school teams.
Swim meet results
Swim results from the Dec. 5 meet with Lakeside, Davidson and Richmond Academy participating at the Augusta Aquatics Center.
The Lakeside High School soccer program will hold alumni matches at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Panther Stadium. Former Lakeside High School men and women soccer players are invited to attend, as well as any former player from the CSRA.
Evans sees big interest in wrestling
It is a sight never before seen at Evans High School. Maybe at Lakeside or even Greenbrier, but not at Evans.
Men win medals in tourney
On the surface, Sez Ozden and Bob Miller look like two ordinary men. Ozden, now retired, was once an electrical and mechanical engineer at Savannah River Site. Miller founded a printing company, Miller Printing, and has worked there since its beginning in 1962.
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