Pastor who lifted Riverview Methodist dies at age 66
Hazel Norman says her Martinez home will be a lot quieter since her energetic husband, who loved to whistle, recently passed away.
Grovetown sewer director leaves post
A change in scenery is in store for former Grovetown Water and Sewer Director Todd Baldwin, who will begin a new job Monday helping manage wastewater for an Atlanta suburb.
Teen volunteer finds herself drawn to fine art
Whether the medium is clay, canvas or copper, Marianna Williams can craft it into an extraordinary piece of art.
Seniors warned about theft
More than 30 senior citizens gathered at the Euchee Creek Senior Center on Wednesday to learn how to keep their personal information from getting into the wrong person's hands.
Buccafusco takes seat as chairwoman
Regina Buccafusco officially became Columbia County's first at-large elected school board chairwoman Wednesday.
Friends' dream is fulfilled
Newly inducted police officer Joseph Greene remembers being part of the sheriff's office Explorer program that introduces high school students to the basics of law enforcement.
County commission sets up its goals for 2007
Tuesday's Columbia County Commission meeting brought a bright assessment of the county in 2007.
Some officials begin new year's work with oath
Several area politicians began the new year last week by taking oaths for office.
Oaths make officials accountable
Georgia law requires that all elected officials swear specific oaths to hold office.
State pushes growth
Entrepreneurs might soon find a greater friend in Columbia County.
Photo: XTREME undefeated
The XTREME U8 Soccer team, playing in the Columbia County Recreation Department league, went undefeated in the Fall season.
A free lunch program, Alzheimer's: Safety in the Home, Driving and Wandering, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St. Kathy Tuckey, the regional director of the Alheimer's Association, will speak.
A man and two women were arrested Tuesday night after two methamphetamine labs were discovered in Evans.
Gary P. Smith and Amy M. Smith, Dec. 21, 2006.
As reported 50 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Jan. 10, 1957:
School Lunch Menus
Lunch menus for Columbia County Schools.
Photo: Gymnastics team takes first place
The gymnasts from level 3 competed in the Georgia USA State Meet in Lawrenceville, Georgia on Sunday, December 10, 2006. The Hayden's Gymnastics Team of Evans placed first in their level.
Photo: U-14 Patriots win showcase
The Columbia County U-14 Patriots won the Patriots Showcase Championship in the U-15 bracket.
Photo: Help from grant
Tricia Carr (left), the executive director of Beverly Villa Assisted Living Facility in Augusta, presents a grant check to Kathleen Ernce, the advocacy programs director for the Senior Citizens Council.
Howard R. Davison to Kevin J. Orr, 3962 Hammonds Ferry Road, $400,000.
Greyhound of the week
Kiki Angel is 3, blue and house-trained. She gets along with other animals, including cats and small dogs, but does not like to be alone and must be in a home with another dog.
Photo: Thanksgiving on the sea
Cousins (left to right) Patrick and Caitlin Corbin and Tess and Julia Dennis prepare to embark on a week-long cruise during Thanksgiving week on the Legend of the Seas ship. Ports of call included Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel.
Knowing your neighbors: The anti-drug
This is why working to build a community is vital. The drug-cooking lab busted by Columbia County Sheriff's Office investigators Tuesday wasn't tucked away in the backwoods. It wasn't set up inside an off-ramp motel room.
Are commissioners ready for closeups?
Is the Columbia County Commission ready for prime time?
A plea for a return visit from Santa
Dear Santa: I know you're enjoying your vacation, and I hate to bother you with this during the off-season. But, this video game, cube, X plaything you brought the children, well, it's malfunctioning.
County loses great preacher
One of the better events held in Columbia County last year was the observance of the National Day of Prayer in May.
Evans exceeds expectations
Evans High School's girls basketball team ended the first half of the season by losing at Cross Creek on Tuesday night. The 52-39 loss, however, didn't indicate the type of season the Lady Knights have experienced so far.
The 14U Georgia Rockers fastpitch softball team is seeking two position players for the 2007 season. Only experienced/committed players capable of playing at the 'A' level need apply.
Basketball squads face crucial period in season
This is it. It's an important time of year for local basketball teams.
Harlem faces Thomson in boys and girls basketball on Tuesday.
Team puts heads together
The boys gymnastics team from Haydens Gymnastics Academy in Evans is considering 2007 its year.
Coach will field several from county in 2007
Augusta State University's baseball team had a disappointing season in 2006. The Jaguars were coming off a terrific year in 2005, but last season everything that could go wrong, did.
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