Newspaper 'isn't fair or balanced in its coverage' of Board of Education
I agree with The News-Times opinion that state Rep. Ben Harbin is entitled to due process. The issue that I have a problem with is that the paper seems to be hypocritical when it comes to supporting others where due process is concerned.
Ex-doctor is 'a narcissistic sociopath' who should spend life in prison
I would like to thank the jury that found Jerry Jackson Lee II guilty of aggravated sexual assault. I only regret that they were not allowed to hear all the pertinent evidence in this case. Had they heard it all, they would have found him guilty on all counts.
Burglary forces removal of equipment
An April burglary attempt at an unstaffed fire station in Appling has forced firefighters to remove expensive equipment from the site.
Neighbors help clear away debris
Residents of Rivershyre subdivision scurried around their neighborhood Tuesday trying to restore their community the morning after a storm wreaked havoc on homes and yards.
Deadline for property owners is approaching
Property holders in Columbia County have until 5 p.m. Monday to appeal their property tax assessments.
Garden grows mini rewards
Evans resident Bob Andrews is no stranger to gardening. "I grew up on a farm," Andrews said. "My family grew cabbage, beets, squash, lettuce and tomatoes."
Evans High student excels despite derailing knee injury
Erica Ralph had been a competitive gymnast for nearly 10 years when a knee injury forced her to give up the sport that she was passionate about. But Erica didn't let her drive and determination go to waste; she put her energy to good use.
Design study of changes at Wildwood Park is approved
Wildwood Park is in line for a new look. Columbia County commissioners approved nearly $16,000 at Tuesday's board meeting for a design study to relocate and widen the park's entrance and build a new gatehouse.
Apartment-complex crimes drop
One year after the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said calls for assistance in some apartment complexes were straining their resources, crime statistics in those communities appear to be improving.
Camp meeting begins today
For the past 98 years, Esther Wood has looked forward to the arrival of summer. To her, summer means camp meeting, and camp meeting means new clothes and old friends.
Get powdery mildew under control
Warm, sunny, dry days followed by cool moist nights; I like these weather conditions. To me, this is the perfect weather for being outside, for growing plants, and being able to sleep at night with the windows open.
Jackson wins outright, Whitehead faces runoff
The 24th state Senate District will be in familiar hands after Tuesday's overwhelming victory by former long-time state Rep. Bill Jackson.
Sidewalk work set to begin
The first steps in building a public sidewalk along Cox and Gibbs roads are under way, county officials say, with construction slated to begin in the area of Evans High School by the end of the year.
Photo: Seaside adventure at Hilton Head
Carla Lawson, 4, and her grandfather Ronnie Cooper recently visited Harbour Town in Hilton Head Island, S.C., where they took the Dolphin and Ocean tour.
An Evans teen was sentenced to prison June 13 for his part in a November burglary of Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans.
Photo: Cub Scouts serve
Cub Scout Pack 105 from Grovetown United Methodist Church recently completed a service project at Gooddale Park in Grovetown. They cleaned up the park and picked up trash as one of the requirements for the Leave No Trace patch.
Photo: Riptide finishes undefeated
The Columbia County Recreation Department Riptide 12-year-old girls fastpitch softball team finished its season undefeated.
The following were applied for in Columbia County Probate Court:
Graduates from the University of Georgia and Berry College.
Greenbrier graduate Brenton Yancy has been recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars, and James Mitchell Allmond earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Greyhound of the week
Tina is a gorgeous 3-year-old red female greyhound. Tina and other greyhounds looking for homes will be available for view at the next CSRA Greyhounds Meet and Greet at Saturday Market on Broad from 8 a.m. to noon July 2.
Ernesto X. Miranda to SIRVA Relocation LLC, 4985 Sussex Drive, $236,000.
The Church of the Holy Comforter is sponsoring a concert of patriotic music and a barbecue supper at 5 p.m. today at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Savannah River Winds will perform, with barbecue available for $6 for adults, $4 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5.
As reported 30 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, June 22, 1977:
Brian Edward Stone and Kirsten Marie Stone, June 12, 2007.
Commission renegs on Appling meetings
Residents from Columbia County's mostly rural western end have long felt ignored or exploited, especially as the other end of the county has become more urbanized.
Three weeks before it ends
Columbia County, we're often told, is full of bright, intelligent, engaged citizens. I agree. But where the heck were they last Tuesday?
Is 'Christian scientist' an oxymoron?
He had little religious training and once described himself as "a pretty obnoxious atheist." But sometime in his late 20s, and after serious study, Francis Collins became a Christian - not just a "Sunday Christian," he said, but someone who believed, "If your faith makes any sense at all, it's part of your whole life."
Teams work on skills as season nears
With the high school football season two months away, several Augusta area teams have met on a weekly basis to prepare for the fall.
ACS lineman goes to Georgia Military
Clayton Adams is no stranger to hard work. The recent Augusta Christian graduate has spent his entire life on a farm in Dearing. The farm-boy life is all he knows.
Greenbrier standouts still shine on diamond
During the past two seasons, Rich Poythress and Brandon Cumpton spent their final campaign in prep baseball leading the Greenbrier Wolfpack to a Class AAAA state title.
Former Evans swimming star earns more accolades
No school in the Augusta area has a swimming history like Evans High School's.
The Lady Dogs Softball Clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9-13 at Patriots Park. The camp is for girls in grades 2-8 and will be led by Harlem coaches Mike Leverett and Jonathan Holley.
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