Lakeside senior earns her STAR
Lakeside High School senior Lindsey Liu received Columbia County's top academic honor Thursday for earning the county's highest SAT score.
Lakeside is school of rock
Lakeside High School is offering six area bands the chance to rock out. The school's semiannual Battle of the Bands is scheduled for Feb. 24, and six bands are on the playbill. Each band will perform a 30-minute set, said Don Clauson, an event coordinator.
Commission OKs talk of shelter site
Columbia County Commission gave the go-ahead Thursday night for a master plan that would examine a possible move of the county's Animal Care and Control facility in Appling.
In the name of love
Every day is Valentine's Day for some Columbia County families. Take John and Denise Valentine, of Harlem, who will be celebrating today as they do every year.
Man met his new best friend in Afghanistan
When Peter Way left for a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan, he never thought he'd return with the newest member of his family.
School lunch menus
School lunch menus for Columbia County schools.
Pet of the week
This playful male Plott Hound mix is about a year-and-a-half-old. He is very loving and is available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. Call 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control.
Photo: Wildcats football
The Columbia County Wildcats flag football team for 7-and 8-year-olds finished their season with a 10-2 record.
An Evans woman charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in her Riverwood Plantation home was released on bond last week.
Get up and go
The Rev. Valerie Jackson of Beulah Grove Baptist Church will be the featured speaker at the Black History Month program at Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The church is located at 703 Furys Ferry Road, in Evans.
Photo: Truck accident
No one was injured Thursday evening when this Maner Building Supply Co. truck flipped on Columbia Road while its driver was trying to avoid another truck stopped to turn left into Amherst subdivision.
A drive to collect new sports team baseball hats for pediatric cancer patients who attend Camp Rainbow will be held from 7-11 p.m. Friday at Dudley's Dawg House, across from Gerald Jones Honda, in Martinez. Donors receive half-price appetizers.
Photos: Students make a difference
Tripp Calloway, 15, of Evans, casts American flags onto a fire during a flag-retirement ceremony at American Legion Post 192, in Evans. Protocol states that flags are to be retired in a respectable manner, preferably by fire.
As reported 25 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1982:
Photo: Student athletes
Several Columbia County students competed in the Georgia Special Olympics on Jan. 19-20 in Atlanta.
Photos: Black history assembly
ABATSU, an African cultural performing arts troupe directed by Sala Adenike Allen, performed at a Black History Month assembly at Evans Middle School. The Evans Middle School step team also performed.
Photo: Class celebrates
Susan Bourbo's first-grade class at Evans Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school Jan. 17, the halfway point of the school year. The entire school read 100 books to celebrate the day.
Go easy on 'improving' Town Center Park
Now that Columbia County voters have approved raising their taxes to pay back $43 million in bond funding for county improvements, and now that the money will soon be available, commissioners are ready to get cracking on the list of projects voters OK'd.
Teacher is a remarkable STAR
Back in 2005, one of the Lakeside High School students who shared the STAR Student recognition that year pointed out the obvious about the annual award. "It's nothing that special," he humbly opined. "The only selection (criterion) is the SAT score."
Honors roll in for Norwood
As everyone nervously waits for time and cancer to take their sad course with Charlie Norwood, local officials are scrambling to set up honors on his behalf.
Wolfpack can boast greatness on court
No matter what happens in the playoffs, the senior class for the Greenbrier girls basketball team (especially the trio of Tiffany Blackburn, Brooke Jackson and Michelle Swiec) should be beaming with pride. Some of their accomplishments are simply mind-boggling.
Area teams continue to postseason
A pair of Evans victories at Lakeside on Friday night wrapped up regular-season play. For Lakeside's boys and girls it marked the end of the season. For the rest of the county, this week signals the start of postseason play.
The Outlaws 13U tournament/traveling team is seeking three new players to add to their roster. For information, call Robert at (706) 541-0346 or (706) 840-1066.
Athlete Spotlight: Brooke Jackson
Greenbrier's Michelle Swiec (5-foot-6) and Sara Oland (5-foot-3) don't cast large shadows. Don't tell that to Brooke Jackson. She has been in the shadows of the two starting guards for most of her high school career.
Wolfpack holds boys jamboree
Soccer season began Friday evening for most local boys high school teams when the boys soccer jamboree was held at Greenbrier High School. For four Wolfpack athletes, the season began a few hours earlier.
Wrestlers bring home region championships
All three Columbia County wrestling teams were well-represented Saturday at the Region 3-AAAA Traditionals at Lakeside High School.
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