Contrary to Democrat's assertions, county's growth does pay for itself
The recent citizens committee that studied impact fees in Columbia County was comprised of 10 citizens, five from the building community (I was one), and five from other walks of life. All 10 of us have been active over the years in trying to make our county a better place to live.
Commissioners' foregone conclusion on road naming 'quite a shock'
Am I to understand that the cost of business cards and stationery with a new street name, by a few businesses in the West Town Office Park, outweighs in the commissioners' view the recommendation by Probate Judge Pat Hardaway to rename this street in honor of Dr. Jowers?
Family of slain Virginia Tech, Lakeside High student expresses thanks
We, the family of Ryan Clark, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, sympathy and encouragement during our own personal and our nation's recent tragedy.
Public is welcome at prayer services
The public is urged to attend the county's observance of the National Day of Prayer.
Pupil gets dad's company to donate bike rack to Harlem
If you have been by Harlem Middle School lately, then you might have noticed something different.
Mayfest brings funds, fun for Dearing
The arrival of spring brings the third annual Mayfest to Dearing, and this year's event has experience on its side, according to Judy Hobbs, the festival chairwoman.
School board waits on pre-K
Too many unanswered questions have prompted the Columbia County school board to delay any decision about eliminating or scaling back the system's prekindergarten program in 2008-09.
Mulch 'volcanoes' around trees look good but have negative effect on plant
Volcanoes are a wonder of nature. You can be amazed watching lava as it flows down the side of a volcano. Some might say that there is beauty in the lava flow. Volcanoes are very destructive, however, and we take notice when one becomes active anywhere in the world.
Resident donates memento from days serving in WWII
More than 60 years ago, Roy C. Patrick took a piece of World War II history with him as he left Germany. More than 60 years ago, Roy C. Patrick took a piece of World War II history with him as he left Germany.
Grovetown celebrates its history
Grovetown officials plan to celebrate the city's history and honor Columbia County military veterans with the fifth annual Grovetown Heritage Festival.
Yard burnings banned within some areas through summer
Columbia County residents will not be allowed to burn their yard debris after Monday. uesday marks the beginning of a five-month ban on residential and commercial burning for the third consecutive year.
Pupil always willing to help
With a sweet disposition and willingness to help others, Alyssa Mullikin has earned the respect and admiration of her teachers at Evans Middle School.
Unlikely gift to plumber blooms into floral passion
For more than 30 years, Eddie Weigle has done what he knows and loves, working as a plumber. But seven years ago, he had a customer throw a monkey wrench at him, although not literally, and introduce him to a pastime that today is a great source of pleasure.
Family to be featured on telethon
A Martinez family with two sons who have made great strides to overcome developmental disabilities will be profiled in the June Children's Miracle Network Telethon.
- The Evans Elementary School council will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the media center.
Authorities are searching for a Columbia County man who has not been seen since a boating trip April 20. Michael Wade Bowman, 46, of Old Blythe Road in Harlem, was last seen at a boat ramp in McDuffie County, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
Riverside Middle School Honor Rolls
Third nine weeks honor roll for Riverside Middle School
Clifford Esposito and Jennifer Esposito, April 13, 2007.
School Lunch Menu
Lunch menus for the upcoming week at Columbia County schools.
Lakeside Middle School Honor Roll
Third nine weeks honor roll for Lakeside Middle School.
The annual Israel Experience will be held from 1-4 p.m. today at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way with art, food and a petting zoo. Admission is free.
Euchee Creek Elementary School Honor Roll
Third nine weeks honor roll for Euchee Creek Elementary School.
Things to do
The Augusta Children's Chorale will present its spring concert, Generations, at 3 p.m. May 6 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the Chorale office or at the door. For information, call (706) 826-4718.
Evans Elementary School Honor Roll
Third nine weeks honor roll for Evans Elementary School.
GB Development LLC to Kevin S. Patat, 665 Brook Trail, $92,500.
Those interested in a 10th reunion of the Greenbrier High School class of 1987 are asked to contact Jennifer Bible Craig at (706) 726-4920 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
As reported 25 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, April 21, 1982:
Greyhound of the week
Honey is a sweet 4-year-old golden girl. She's a bit shy until she gets to know you. Honey was tested for compatibility with small children and small dogs and is probably safe around cats. She loves to play with toys in the yard and races with other greyhounds.
Local students have been honored for their achievements at the University of Louisville and Oklahoma State University.
Photo: Plenty of Sting
The Georgia Sting 14-and-under girls basketball team won the Spring Fling in North Charleston, S.C., on March 25.
Photo: Math is group effort
Evans Middle School celebrated Pi Day on March 14 with several activities involving pi. Pi is the number that describes the relationship of the circumference and the diameter of a circle. The eighth-grade math pupils attempted to create a chain made from some of the digits of pi to wrap around the circumference of the school.
Harlem Middle School Honor Roll
Third nine weeks honor roll for Harlem Middle School.
Photo: Come on down!
Tiffany Rosier (left) and Allison Dixon, second-grade teachers at Grovetown Elementary School, traveled to Los Angeles to attend a taping of The Price is Right.
Evans Middle School Honor Roll
Third nine weeks honor roll for Evans Middle School Honor Roll
Photo: Students honored
Five Augusta Christian Schools seventh-graders qualified for recognition after taking the SAT or ACT through the Duke University Talent Identification Program, and Carrie Petrak of Columbia County Ballet has been accepted into the North Carolina School of the Arts.
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 World War II most decorated combat soldier, Audie Leon Murphy.
WBC's beliefs warped
Westboro Baptist Church preaches that each victim deserved death as a result of the perverted direction our country is heading. And Cho? Well, he wasn't possessed by the devil. Not at all. He was on a mission from God.
After hail of bullets, county dodges one
Grieving at the death of 2002 Lakeside High School graduate Ryan Clark in the Virginia Tech shootings, Columbia County residents were preparing to hold a memorial for Clark when more bad news came: The hateful cult from Kansas, Westboro Baptist Church, was coming to town.
I'd be workin' on the railroad
Will someone let me know the next time CSX Railroad is hiring flagmen? I know a bunch of people who'll line up to apply.
Senior bumps old sport for volleyball
Evans senior Lauren Middleton, who dominated the post position for two years on the Lady Knights basketball court, signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala.
SCISA Region 1-AAA Track Results
Results from the SCISA Region 1-AAA track and field championships at Heathwood Hall in Columbia on April 18.
The Farmington/Northwood Swim Team is seeking swimmers ages 4-18 to join their swim team for the summer. A parent meeting will take place Monday at Farmington Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. for those interested. For information, visit www.thefins.net.
Local teams still alive in soccer, baseball playoffs
Columbia County sent six high school soccer teams to the state tournament's first round this week. Four of those teams saw their seasons come to an end.
Poythress shines for Georgia
On Tuesday night, the University of Georgia's baseball team took on No. 24 Georgia Tech in the annual spring Classic for Kids.
Westminster grabs title
Two Columbia County residents became state champions last week at the GISA Class AAA state tennis tournament.
Playoffs in full swing for soccer
Several Columbia County high school soccer teams saw their seasons come to an end last week in the first round of the state playoffs. Evans' girls, Greenbrier's girls, Lakeside's girls and Lakeside's boys all fell in their first round games. Two teams survived.
Soccer star commits to GCSU
Greenbrier's girls soccer season came to an end Tuesday after a 3-2 loss to Starr's Mill. For Lady Wolfpack senior Keri Wright, it wasn't the last soccer game she'll play.
Region 3-AAAA Track Results
Results from the Region 3-AAAA Girls Track and Field Championships held on April 23 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga.
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