Use Flag Day, June 14, as a time to 'reflect on what the flag means to you'
Editor:Yesterday, June 12, I was asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Actually, I was asked to do this back in April. I said "yes" and then envisioned myself walking to the front of the room and saying the 31 words of the pledge and that would be that. But I started thinking about it.
Roads to receive new stripes
Night and wet weather driving on some Columbia County roads should be safer beginning this fall because of a recently announced Georgia Department of Transportation project.
Verizon customers soon will have access to 311
Columbia County's 311 information hotline soon will be available to customers of one of the nation's largest cellular providers.
For love of learning
Jim Lewis Sr., of Harlem, and his wife, Miriam say they plan to never stop learning.
Club plans dog-walk benefit
Dog owners are invited to walk their pooches around the scenic pond of the Columbia County Memorial Gardens on Saturday.
The Home Depot to bring 100 jobs to county
The late fall opening of The Home Depot on the former Evans Middle School site will bring about 100 new jobs to Columbia County, company officials say.
Junior plans wet summer
Matt Wilson hopes to catch a little excitement this summer.
Fair will feature free music, food
In response to a constant stream of requests for assistance, the Harlem United Methodist Church is bringing information to Harlem.
Summer camp keeping children busy
Camp Hardy campers spent Friday baking banana nut bread and finishing their own grass hula skirts.
A Martinez man was killed and two people arrested after an alcohol-related traffic accident Sunday morning on Interstate 20, authorities said.
Greenbrier Elementary School Honor Roll
Greenbrier Elementary School fourth nine weeks honor roll.
- The Harlem High School class of 1997 is planning a 10-year reunion. Addresses of class members are being sought. Send information to Tamara Coffield Espinosa at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jimi Slagle Lane at email@example.com.
Becker gets the scoop
Fred and Lisa Daitch pose with German tennis player Boris Becker. Becker interviewed Fred at Daitch's Broad Street business, International Uniform, for a German pay-per-view television story on Augusta and Augusta National Golf Club.
As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, June 12, 1958:
Vacation Bible Schools
- Mosaic United Methodist Church, Evans, will hold Cowboy Church from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 24-26 for ages 3-11.
Pet of the week
This male beagle is very sweet and friendly. He is 2 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. The agency is holding a special adoption event this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, with dogs and puppies available for adoption for $10, and cats and kittens for $5. Refreshments will be served during the event. Visitors to the kennel area must wear closed shoes.
Moody goes to camp
Chandler Moody, a sophomore at Greenbrier High School, attended the June 7-10 lacrosse camp at Georgia Tech conducted by head coach Ken Lovic. Chandler was nominated by Greenbrier head coach Jeff Becker for the Ron Mallonee award which is given by the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation. He is one of five players in the state of Georgia to receive this scholarship.
South Columbia Elementary School Honor Roll
Here is the South Columbia Elementary School fourth nine weeks honor roll.
Early voting for the June 19 special election is being held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Board of Elections office in the Columbia County Government Center, Building E, adjacent to the Board of Health. Call (706) 868-3355.
Frances Sideman (left), the regent of the Augusta chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomes new member Lisa Anne Pittman.
Going back to school, 50 years later
Had it been 50 years? Did I want to go back to those once familiar surroundings, compare my 50-year record with my long-ago peers? Could I still drive in Boston-area traffic, find my way on roads less traveled now? Would anyone recognize or even remember me?
Growth shown in big budgets
Columbia County will soon start building its fifth high school. This fall it will open a new elementary school and a new middle school, for a student population likely to pass the 22,000 mark when the next school year begins exactly two months from today.
Recycling plans are just a little too late
There was a great big elephant sitting in the Columbia County Commission chambers last week.
It's not easy being a lacrosse player in Columbia County. Just ask Tom Mudrak.
Greenbrier playoff opponents get the call
Three players who faced Greenbrier High School in the state baseball playoffs were selected in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. Everyone knew Woodland left-hander Nathan Vineyard would be selected fairly early on day one of the draft. It was no surprise, then, that the Mets made him the 47th player taken overall (supplemental round, between first and second rounds). Greenbrier pounded out 10 hits (including two homers) and 6 runs off Vining in Game one of the State Quarterfinals.
Bonds form on, off ball field
Think back to any big high school baseball game this season. In a county that saw four of the six teams reach the state playoffs and two of those teams claim state titles, big games weren't rare.
Bulldogs back for business
A new softball season couldn't come soon enough for the Harlem High School softball team.
Here are racing results.
Springlakes Relay Meet Results, June 9:
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