To help with proper retirement of flags, local scouts collect old banners
Many citizens today do not know what to do with their tattered, torn and damaged American flags. According to the U.S. flag code: "A flag, when damaged, should be retired by burning."
Students in both counties will 'suffer' because Hasan, Muns defeated
It is my opinion that the school systems of both Richmond and Columbia counties and thereby their students will, in the long run, suffer greatly from the loss in the Dec. 5 run-off election of A.K. Hasan in Richmond and Lee Muns in Columbia county school board run-off elections.
School board names two superintendent finalists
Two finalists for Columbia County's next superintendent were named in a Tuesday school board meeting.
Holiday gives time to shop or relax
Lorrie Gibson says that when she moved from Toronto to Columbia County with her husband Brian Hoeniger she was disappointed with just one thing: no Boxing Day celebration.
Christmas on display
Dannie and Kathleen Ernce's Christmas display includes about 18,000 lights under computer control, Christmas music, inflatable yard ornaments, lighted cartoon and literary characters, automated reindeer and more.
Center's doors to open soon
Grovetown's newest community center is nearly ready to open.
DOT will resurface U.S. 78
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that a road improvement project to run through three counties has been awarded and should be finished by this time next year.
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Eighth-grader enjoys travels
Morgan Tuschen isn't new to traveling abroad, but in her first trip to Europe the 13-year-old Martinez resident had to adjust to new cultures and cuisines.
Shortfall might delay road projects
Some road construction projects in Columbia County might get postponed, state lawmakers said at a Wednesday breakfast meeting
Bethlehem village is re-created by church
Members of Martinez United Methodist Church will bring to life the story of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth today with their ninth annual A Walk Through Bethlehem.
Tree-lighting ceremony herald start of season
The flashing lights and sirens at Fort Gordon on Friday didn't signal an emergency, but the arrival of a special guest for the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony - Santa Claus.
Air Force Airman Eric Summers, a 2006 graduate of Hephzibah High School and son of Eric and Rosalie Summers, of Hephzibah, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Military families flock to lot to pick out free Christmas trees
It's a Christmas first for Sgt. 1st Class Alvin Hamilton, his wife, Rosie, and their three children.
Aircraft carrier means a lot to Fischer House
A photograph of the USS Intrepid is more than just a decoration at Fort Gordon's Fisher House.
Electronic life-saving devices are in county schools, industries
Although a pupil or visitor to Augusta Preparatory Day School might never suffer sudden cardiac arrest on campus, school nurse Tammilee Lloyd-Regan has three lifesaving portable devices close at hand just in case.
Two clubs want to use new facility
With Grovetown's newest community center nearly complete, two area organizations are eager to put it to use.
Photos: Movers and shakers
Columbia County school Superintendent Tommy Price reads to Kambria Sabo's third-graders at River Ridge Elementary for National Children's Book Week.
Todd Shafer, a fourth-grade teacher at Martinez Elementary School, was awarded the Junior Achievement Teacher of the Year award for the Augusta District at the Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Photo: The Arlington experience
JoAnn M. Davis, of Evans, spent Veterans Day in Washington, D.C., representing the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of World War I.
No one was injured Tuesday night in a fire at an Evans automotive shop, but the blaze destroyed a car inside.
Photo: Cingular opens Evans store
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce organized a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the new Cingular Wireless office in Mullins Crossing in Evans to the chamber.
Greyhound of the week
Sprite is a red female greyhound weighing 50 pounds who needs a home without small dogs or cats. Sprite and other greyhounds may be seen Jan. 13 at SuperPetz in Augusta from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Photo: Celebrating with a few close friends
Brittany Miller, of Grovetown (top row, second from right) spent the evening of Dec. 9 with 11 of her friends celebrating her 16th birthday.
Photos: County has top-notch athletes
The Georgia Rockers 12 & Under team finished second in the ASA Jackson Shootout held Nov. 4 in Jackson, Ga.
Bryan G. O'Byrne and Leah Smith O'Byrne, Oct. 20, 2006.
The Columbia County Board of Education will hold its second public meeting for parent input on the proposed rezoning for the new elementary school in Grovetown at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at Lewiston Elementary School.
Piewood Construction Co. to John R. Talman, Traci W. Talman and Carolyn C. Willis, 814 Old Stevens Creek Road, $528,000.
Cooperation improves communities
One of the less-attractive aspects of the county's discussion this past year of consolidation was a disagreement with Grovetown about sewer hookups.
Fight for fees isn't over yet
You might have missed it if you blinked, but an almost-secret idea recently got its first official airing buried inside a story about county growth.
Valleys, mountains, plains
The "holidays" are here, that time of year when budgets squeeze, traffic jams, and days merge into one long stretch, like a run-on sentence with no period at the end.
New numbers bring new opportunities
Congress and the nation were closely divided between our two parties before Nov. 7. They remain so now, and for good reason. Neither party is offering an agenda that is fully in sync with the wishes of the majority of voters.
Evans and Lakeside High Schools' JROTC shooting teams will participate in the inaugural American Legion Sporter Class Rifle Tournament on Wednesday.
Swiec ranks among county's all-time best
I remember a conversation I had nearly five years ago with Greenbrier girls basketball coach Garrett Black. We were discussing the talented group of players who would be joining him in the fall of 2003.
Tense games lead to victories for Panthers, Lady Bulldogs
Fans attending the boys and girls varsity basketball games at Harlem High School this past Tuesday certainly got their money's worth.
Greenbrier shoots to top of Columbia County rankings
This weekend's Georgia High School Association state football championships marked the end of the fall sports season. It also allowed fans, coaches and media a chance to get their first full look at how the Dodge Director's Cup standings pan out with one-third of the sports year gone.
Champions Retreat gets national notice
Columbia County's newest private golf club earned nationwide recognition last week.
County can boast about best area wrestling teams
Let the wrestling begin. Not just the competition on the mat. That type of wrestling began last month. I'm talking about wrestling with the question that has Columbia County's grappling world locked in a half-nelson.
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