County commissioners have allowed town center rules to be violated
In regard to Pat Glover's June 3 letter ("With elections ahead, why not ask voters to decide town center rules?"), we don't need to vote on the Evans Town Center; the ordinances are in place. Just enforce them.
50-year-old bond given to city
Fifty years after Marlene Jordan-Marsh was crowned Putnam County's Dairy Festival pageant queen, she returned her award to the city that gave it to her.
Internet class teaches safe habits
The Columbia County Library is offering a little help to adults who want to use the Internet safely.
'News-Times' wins fewer press awards
After winning the Georgia Press Association award for three years in a row as the state's best community newspaper, The Columbia County News-Times received considerably fewer awards this year since being moved into competition with daily newspapers.
Work continues to improve fire station
Columbia County officials say they hope a fire station staffed round-the-clock will be ready to open in Winfield by July 1.
Photo: Donor gives blood at fair
Shepeard Community Blood Center phlebotomist Lindsay McCloud draws blood from donor Richard Human, of Harlem. Shepeard was one of 30 health, social service and other government agencies offering advice and services Saturday during the Harlem Community Fair at Harlem United Methodist Church.
Photo: Volunteer among the stars
Milton Steinberg (center), of Evans, volunteered to work the 68th annual Senior PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, S.C. "I was fortunate enough to have my picture taken with four great PGA stars," Steinberg said. Pictured are Bill Rogers (from left), Ben Crenshaw, Bobby Watkins and Bruce Lietzke.
Ryne Newman, a 2003 graduate of Evans High School, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia on May 12 with a bachelor's degree in microbiology. He will continue his education in August at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine.
Lakeside Middle School Honor Roll
Fourth nine weeks honor roll for Lakeside Middle School.
Jennifer Sims of Evans, has been named to the President's List at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, Ga., for the spring semester.
Get Up and Go
The Breast Health Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Columbia County Health Department in Evans today and Aug. 15, Oct. 10 and Dec. 12. Appointments are required. Call (706) 868-3330.
The Church of the Holy Comforter is sponsoring a concert of patriotic music and a barbecue supper at 5 p.m. Sunday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Savannah River Winds will perform, with barbecue available for $6 for adults, $4 for ages 5-12, and free for under 5.
Photo: Airborne at the fair
Stephanie Dawson, 5, of Grovetown, bounces down an inflatable slide during the Harlem Community Fair at Harlem United Methodist Church. More than 30 health organizations, social services and other government agencies provided wellness advice and programs during Saturday's event.
Readers share recent vacation photos
Bill and Eileen Robertson, of Evans, and Ron and Collett Molinar took a cruise to St. Thomas and St. Maarten.
Photo: Family tours Hawaii
Heather (from left), Melissa, Fisher, Dean and Trevor Wright visited Oahu, and Kauai, Hawaii. Highlights of the trip included visiting Pearl Harbor, climbing to the top of Diamond Head, touring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, playing in the ocean on a black sand beach and more.
A Beech Island man was arrested in Columbia County on Friday after he drove off after a wreck, only to become involved in another one, causing his vehicle to overturn, police said.
Photo: Fireballs go undefeated
The Columbia County Recreation Department U-10 Fireballs completed their season a perfect 10-0.
Pet of the week
This female Labrador retriever mix is about 4 years old and playful. She 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.
As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, June 12, 1958:
Lewiston Elementary School Honor Roll
Fourth nine weeks honor roll for Lewiston Elementary School.
Regular folks: The anti-Teflon
This just in: Regular folks have more sense than judges. Jerry Jackson Lee got the nickname "The Teflon Doc" because he twice avoided conviction on serious charges in Columbia County trials.
Yankee drivers on Southern roads
My recent re-entry into Northeastern traffic reminded me of a similar experience, after I had lived in the South long enough to forget how the other half lives - uh, drives.
Getting history, and spelling, correct
With parks among the more-demanded uses of the county's sales tax funding, it only makes sense to make them as easy as possible for residents to find and use. But please, please: Can someone make sure the spelling is correct?
Former Panther is favorite at nationals
Ten years ago, Reese Hoffa was wrapping up an incredible and surprising high school career at Lakeside.
Year In Review: Augusta Christian Schools
More photos from the year in sports at Augusta Christian Schools.
The Georgia Dugout Club and USA Baseball will sponsor the Georgia Underclassman Showcase for rising sophomore, junior and senior baseball players today at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Cost is $100.
On-fire Cardinals defeat Royals to repeat title
The rain that caused a day's postponement of the Martinez-Evans Little League championship game couldn't douse the fire inside the Cardinals driving them to vindicate an early-season loss to their arch-rival Royals.
Gordon Park Speedway race results for June 15 and 16
Powerlifter plans fundraiser
James McCarty, a local powerlifter, has formed a nationwide tour to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Fundraisers to help support the organization are nothing new, but the way McCarty plans to raise money is.
Athletes shine on field, court
A new word crept into the vocabulary of Augusta Christian athletics during the 2006-07 sports year: dynasty.
The CSRA Swim League meet between Farmington and Petersburg was held on June 12.
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