All Americans 'should pause to remember' 200th birthday of Gen. Lee
Jan. 19 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Many events are being held throughout the nation to remember this great military leader and moral individual on that day.
Meth suspects await hearings
Three people arrested on methamphetamine charges Jan. 2 at an Evans house were still awaiting a bond hearing Tuesday.
It's cookie time again for Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts will begin their annual door-to-door cookie sale Saturday and will offer traditional favorites in addition to a new sugar-free cookie similar to a brownie.
Danger of sites detailed
The Columbia County Library will play host Thursday night to a program for parents wanting to know more about the dangers of online communities such as MySpace.com.
Churches trading hymnals for screens
At Stevens Creek Community Church on Sundays, worshippers needn't search to find a hymnal on the seat back in front of them.
Residents protest Euchee Creek trail
A proposed greenway project along Euchee Creek has some residents in Stratford subdivision seeing red.
Seniors share memories of civil rights movement
Evans resident Virginia Williams stood in front of an old bus seat Thursday at Columbia County Senior Center and admired the iconic images of the civil rights era pasted to its brown vinyl cushions.
School Lunch Menus
Columbia County School lunch menus through Friday.
As reported 39 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday Jan. 18, 1968.
Evans Middle School Honor Roll
Evans Middle School honor roll for the second nine weeks.
Pet of the week
This male, domestic long-haired kitten is shy, but loving. He is about 8 months old and available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control.
An Appling man was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond Tuesday after his arrest in connection with the death of another Appling man.
MCG Health System will present ABC-123s of American Sign Language, a children's sign language course, from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 10, 17 and 24 in the MCG Children's Medical Center classroom. The cost is $20, and the classes are limited to 20 students.
Photo: Pair visits TV show
Deanne Redman (left) and Linda Blanchard (right) of Evans recently visited New York City. They visited the set of Good Morning America, where they posed with the program's co-host, Robin Roberts.
Dog-fight ban must win vote
His legislation won't cure cancer, or send explorers to Mars, or solve the state's transportation problems. But if it passes, Chip Rogers' bill will make Georgia a better state.
'Code of conduct' sets good example
While Columbia County commissioners, developers and homeowners have found a way to bring harmony to the contentious debate over zoning "nodes," the county's Planning and Zoning Commission is looking for help in improving their relationships all year long.
Other counties should invest, too
Columbia County officials hooked a whopper four years ago with the project to turn Wildwood Park into a haven for major fishing tournaments.
Horn-tooting is OK when deserved
When you do something spectacular in your life, do you feel proud? Do you tell your friends and family? In other words, do you "toot your own horn"? Well, good for you. This should not be done on a daily basis, however.
Athlete Spotlight: Jim Hull
There's little doubt Augusta Prep boys basketball player Jim Hull is a gym rat. To him, it's a compliment.
Turnout reflects importance of game
An open seat was nearly impossible to find in the Greenbrier High School gym Friday as the Wolfpack boys battled with Evans in a valuable Region 3B-AAAA game.
Lady Wolfpack cruises past Evans
Somewhere lost in the shuffle of an Evans boys win at Greenbrier on Friday night sat the Lady Wolfpack basketball team.
The Evans United U12 boys soccer team seeks three field players and a goalie for the spring season. All players are welcome to practice with the team. For additional information, contact coach Lopez at (706) 840-5726.
Before the Shot, Durr saved the day for Evans
Jonathan Nicely will be remembered for his 25-foot game-winning shot at the buzzer, and he deserves mention. He poured in 19 points and was terrific on both ends. The man who saved the day for Evans, though, was Brandon Durr.
Evans beats Greenbrier at final buzzer
Call it the shot heard 'round Columbia County. Evans junior Jonathan Nicely nailed a 3-pointer as time expired in the Knights' 61-58 win at Greenbrier on Friday.
Lakeside swimmers win with teamwork
Lakeside's boys rolled to yet another victory last weekend in the annual Panther-Pack Invitational at Augusta Aquatics Center.
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