Volunteers interested in monitoring streams should attend workshop
Thanks to the support of The News-Times - through notices, a newspaper article, and the wonderful "Christmas gift" editorial of Dec. 27 - Columbia County Adopt-a-Stream did achieve "at least 10 new" volunteers.

Columbia County won't be 'storm ready' until there's a warning systerm
In reply to the Jan. 21 editorial, "When storm does come, county is ready," is it truly ready?

Twin goats born at county shelter
There are two new kids on the block at Columbia County Animal Care and Control.

Panel rules on developments
Three proposed large residential developments came before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Jan. 18, each receiving a different judgment.

Development Authority elects officers
The executive board of Columbia County's Development Authority opened the new year Wednesday with a fresh slate of officers.

Scout's project shows care for soldiers
Growing up in a military family, Keith Ragano said, it was natural for him to think of soldiers when considering his Eagle Scout project. Most of his volunteer service has centered on Army activities.

Charles Nagle elected county's top education official
Charles Nagle was chosen as Columbia County's next school superintendent in a Tuesday school board meeting.

Chamber recognizes best of 2006
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce gathered Monday to honor its own successes, volunteers and businesses in a style reminiscent of an Academy Awards show.

Military milestones
Air Force Airman 1st Class Frederick A. Winters, a 2006 graduate of Cross Creek High School and son of Freddie Winters, of Hephzibah, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Love for others shows through girl's big smile
At age 7, Kennedy Williams already has decided to live by the Golden Rule.

Students have shot with club
Enrollment ends Wednesday for a clay pigeon target-shooting program to teach teens accuracy and gun safety.

That new patrol car? Yeah - it's a hemi
Note to speeders: Beware. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office now has two Hemi-powered patrol cars.

Take it for a spin
Until recently, Glenn Treadwell Jr. had never tried the human gyroscope at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

University Hospital plans expansion
The president and CEO of University Hospital shared his company's vision for the future - including an expansion in Columbia County - at a Republican Party breakfast Jan. 20.

Photo: Red Hatters bake for soldiers
The Prayerful Red Hatters from Augusta and North Augusta sent baked goods and Christmas cards to soldiers in Iraq during their December service.

Property transfers
Mark E. Milliard to Jamie R. Davis, 336 Oak Lake Drive, $118,899.

Time capsule
As reported 30 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1977:

Divorces
Phillip Wilson and Carolyn Denise Wilson, Jan. 9, 2007.

Euchee Creek Elementary School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Euchee Creek Elementary School.

Greyhound of the week
Ripley is a 2-year-old black female who loves being on the couch. She is affectionate and gentle and will follow you from room to room. Small dog, small child, and cat testing in progress.

Current events
Bible Fellowship Church, which meets at the Belair Conference Center, 4083 S. Belair Road, will hold a Fellowship and Unity Rally at 6 p.m. today.

Photos: Event benefits Relay for Life
Amy Breitman, the founder of The Lydia Project Inc., speaks to volunteers about her experience with cancer at the kickoff event.

Photo: Northern adventures on the road
Charles and Judy Johnson drove the Alaska Highway both ways. The couple visited Skagway, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Whittier and North Pole.

Police blotter
A jury has acquitted a former Columbia County school bus driver accused of "stiff-arming" a rowdy pupil on his school bus last February.

Military milestones
Army Sgt. 1st Class Roderick R. Taylor has been inducted into the Sgt. Audie L. Murphy Club, a club formed in 1986 in honor of the Army's most decorated World War II combat soldier, Audie Leon Murphy.

Photo: Greenbrier takes FBLA awards
Greenbrier Middle School Future Business Leaders of America members placed at the Region IV FBLA conference.

Newsmakers
Sandra Michelle Reed, of Grovetown, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens.

Greenbrier Middle School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Greenbrier Middle School.

Get Up and Go
Columbia County Adopt-a-Stream will hold a biology workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at Reed Creek Wetlands Park. For information, call John Graham at (706) 868-0296.

Nagle will get time to serve
Regina Buccafusco said the answer to one question finally convinced her to support Charles Nagle.

Success is about more than just money
Three small business people this year were finalists in the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year award, announced Monday during the chamber's annual meeting.

Man's lacrosse dream has different turn of events
Things just aren't working out the way Jeff Becker had originally planned.

Augusta Christian gets ready
Columbia County is still a month away from seeing its first high school baseball game of the season, but practice has already started for one team.

Historic ACS team kicks into high gear
A group of 11 boys ran sprints up and down the Augusta Christian football field on Monday afternoon. Even though a cold rain cancelled the first baseball practice of the season, it didn't dampen the spirits of coach Joseph Lutz.

Panthers slip despite effort
Evans, Greenbrier, Richmond Academy and Statesboro are all fielding veteran boys basketball teams with veteran coaches and expect nothing less than a winning record and state playoff appearance.

Undefeated Greenbrier gets its due in the polls
In the latest Georgia Sportswriters Association high school basketball rankings, the Greenbrier Lady Wolfpack was up to No. 2 in the Class AAAA poll. Greenbrier is off to a 21-0 start and trails only defending champ St. Pius X (13-3) in the rankings.

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