Big sister takes role seriously when at school, with others
Kayla Hergott knows what it means to be a role model: she's the second child in a family of five, so her younger siblings are always looking up to her.
Protect gardens against cold weather
As the last weeks of winter breeze through the area, gardening enthusiasts can take a few simple steps to protect their plants and shrubs from potential frost. Proactive gardeners can help their plants withstand freezing temperatures and the frost that often follows.
Woman encourages girls' choices
At only 23, Teka Downer is taking action to ensure Columbia County's young people lead successful and productive lives.
Students create literary magazine
By the time school lets out in May, Greenbrier Middle School's eighth-grade advanced writing students will already be published authors.
Forums delayed for now
Harlem city officials have postponed two public hearing that had been planned to solicit public input on a proposed historic district in the city.
Pearl Harbor witness, veteran dies
An Augusta veteran and former pastor who honored Columbia County by lighting its Christmas tree on Pearl Harbor Day died Tuesday.
A lesson for peers
Members of Evans Girl Scout Troop 195 earned their computer badge Monday through a demonstration from a special expert.
Photo: Augusta Arsenal captures challenge
The Augusta Arsenal U-12 Blue boys team won the RBC CESA Challenge in Greenville, S.C., on Nov. 19. The team beat CFC Blue, 3-0; CESA, 2-0; NMB United, 5-2; and then CFC Blue in the final, 1-0.
As reported 46 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Feb. 9, 1961:
Photo: Winter ski wonderland
Angelica Thrailkill and Shawn Ludlow visited Breckenridge, Colo., during Christmas break with their parents, Mark and Pam Thrailkill, where they skied at 11,000 feet.
Photo: Swiec named All-American
Greenbrier's Michelle Swiec (from left) is congratulated by teammates Justina Mason and Danielle Brock after being named a McDonalds All-American nominee after the game against Lakeside on Wednesday.
Photo: Top employee
Advanced Services for Pest Control has named Ron Hansen its employee of the year for 2006. Hansen, a pest management specialist, has been with the company since 1997. The annual award is selected by company members, not management.
Get Up and Go
The Garden City Chorus will offer singing Valentines on Wednesday. The cost is $65. For information, call (803) 279-4198, or go to www.gardencitychorus.org.
Greyhound of the week
Savannah is a 4-year-old that recently retired and needs a home without small dogs or cats. Savannah is a playful female that likes children. You can see Savannah and other retired racing Greyhounds at PetCo on March 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call Sam Fulton at (706) 833-2177.
Photo: Masons elect Moody
Mark A. Moody (right), a third-generation Mason, receives the gavel from Past Master David D. Sutherland after being elected at the December Communication as the worshipful master of Martinez Lodge No. 710 for 2007.
Grovetown Elementary School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Grovetown Elementary School.
Photo: Dramatic visitor
As part of the eighth-grade Georgia history curriculum, Joanna Maddox performed a one-woman play portraying Miss Rachael, the woman who most influenced President Carter as a boy.
Divorces recorded in Columbia County.
Deputies arrested an Augusta man early Wednesday on a habitual-violator charge after a traffic stop in Martinez.
Property transfers taking place in Columbia County.
Euchee Creek Elementary honor roll correction
The following students were listed incorrectly on the previously published Euchee Creek Elementary honor roll:
School lunch menus
Lunch menus for the upcoming week at Columbia County schools.
The Children's and Youth Ministry of Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church is sponsoring a trip to the Georgia Aquarium on Saturday. The cost for the trip, including bus transportation, is $20 for children; $30 for youth ages 13-17; $45 for adults ages 18-54; and $25 for seniors.
Brookwood Elementary School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Brookwood Elementary School.
Love isn't just a one-day celebration
Like the azaleas blooming outside my beach-front villa when I arrived on Jan. 1, the heart-shaped candy boxes bursting from stores still decked in Christmas decorations seemed equally out of place - or were they?
Pearl survivor kept serving
Though it probably makes me sound incredibly self-centered, I couldn't help but cringe after seeing the press release sent by John Stone, Charlie Norwood's spokesman: I could have been the one who had to write that.
Our congressman comes home
The saddest news last week was word that Charlie Norwood was calling an end to his cancer treatment, returning to Augusta for hospice care. It's impossible to sugar-coat it. Our congressman is coming home to die.
Teams preparing for postseason play
More than a few Region 3-AAA coaches were confused about the location of their region tournament this season. Past years have seen centrally located Burke County serve as the host team, but this season the tournament will be at Cross Creek High School.
Lone senior signs with Tusculum
National Signing Day came and went with little fanfare in Columbia County. While 16 Augusta-area football players signed NCAA D-I commitments, only one Columbia County senior signed with a college team.
Haydens Gymnastics results from the Roswell City Classic in Roswell, Ga., on Feb. 3.
High school athletes take home awards
All eyes were on NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino who spoke at the 15th Annual Greater Augusta Sports Awards Gala on Tuesday night, but it was several Columbia County athletes who took home the hardware.
Chances at playoffs greatest for Greenbrier
Postseason basketball is finally here. Harlem's girls basketball team will hit the court at Cross Creek at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the first round of the Region 3-AAA Tournament.
The Columbia County Recreation Department will have an adult softball organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Administration Office at Patriots Park to discuss the upcoming spring softball season, fees, schedules and any other questions.
Greenbrier still undefeated
Greenbrier's girls basketball team completed regular-season play Wednesday night with a 69-35 win over Lakeside. The victory wrapped up a perfect 25-0 regular season for the Lady Wolfpack but came on a night when the bottom of the basket was hard to find.
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