Outdoor warning sirens are not as effective as NOAA Alert Radios
As a 29-year career emergency planner, I have thoroughly researched the pros and cons of tornado sirens many times through the years, and below are my findings.
Project to help raise hair, funds
Lindsay Duncan knows full well the effect that cancer can have on a family.
Local rodeo receives national award
A local charity rodeo benefiting burn victims and their families recently roped a national award.
Concerns aired at DOT meeting
Public opinion was generally positive Thursday night during a Georgia Department of Transportation open house, where officials met with residents to discuss a proposed construction project along Washington Road near Leah.
School forums to start
The first of five public forums held by Columbia County school board members will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Greenbrier High School auditorium.
Three students win honors in program
Three Columbia County pupils took three of the top four honors recently at the 2007 Augusta Symphony Youth Competition.
City seeks more firefighters
With five Harlem firefighters and a public safety officer leaving their posts at the end of 2006, the city is now looking for more volunteers to protect city residents.
Harlem businesses will spend day out
Harlem's downtown retail stores will move out to the sidewalks Saturday.
Free tax preparation for members of the military and their families is available at the Tax Center in the Courtyard Recreation and Dining Center on Brainard Avenue at Fort Gordon.
An effort by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Sunday to reduce speeding on Interstate 20 resulted in 76 citations and three arrests, sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
Get Up and Go
The 4-H Horse Club will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the gym at Marvin United Methodist Church at Belair and Wheeler roads. Proceeds will be donated to an equine rescue group in Georgia.
Photo: Helping out
Virginia Berkhimer, with the Building and Standards Department, and Ed Murphy donate blood during the Columbia County blood drive to benefit Shepeard Blood Center.
Westmont Elementary School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Westmont Elementary School.
As reported 50 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Jan. 31, 1957:
Pet of the week
This male orange tabby cat is calm and loving. He is about 3 years old and is available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control.
Riverside Elementary School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Riverside Elementary School.
Students best at policing themselves
While it's obvious children can misbehave, it's also heartening to know that even more children know when to do the right thing.
Jury strikes a blow for common sense
One of the benefits of our system of justice, which guarantees everyone a jury of their peers, is that those juries can often respond to cases with plain old common sense - and deliver a message loud and clear.
Adding a four-legged family member
Kids need a dog, he argued. "It's part of growing up," he said. He paused for impact, then pressed, "So, are we going to do it?"
Annual rescue just isn't fair
A little more than a week ago, I pointed out that state Rep. Ben Harbin of Evans was concerned that Gov. Sonny Perdue had once again left the money for elementary foreign language out of his budget.
Lakeside swims away with meet
Lakeside's swimming dynasty carried over into another season last week when both the boys and girls squads claimed the CSRA Championships at the Augusta Aquatics Center.
Teams prove Columbia is county to keep eye on
Another overflowing crowd was on hand for a clash between Evans and Greenbrier. This was the third time the two sides have met this season. They had split the first two meetings, so bragging rights were on the line Friday at Evans.
Athlete Spotlight: Blake Brandenburg
Blake Brandenburg isn't on the best basketball team in the county. In fact, Lakeside's boys team has one of the worst records of all six Columbia County boys teams.
Knights victorious in double overtime
Five hours before the Greenbrier and Evans boys basketball teams were scheduled to face off, Evans High School put the final 400 tickets on sale.
Greenbrier coach sees reason to keep focus
Greenbrier's girls knocked off Evans last Friday but once again took a back seat to a more hyped and more competitive boys varsity game.
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