Why is media not in 'feeding frenzy' over Democrats' Edwards, Clinton?
I love how the leftist media and numerous Democrats chastise George Bush, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, et al. for not surrendering documents that the administration deems "privileged," yet there was not a word about Hillary Clinton's papers from her days as First Lady being off limits.
Race is on to replace Trudeau
After 20 years, Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau has decided to step aside to let someone else take the helm.
Young Artists stage 'Wizard of Oz'
Young singers, dancers and actors will bring The Wizard of Oz to the stage this weekend.
Fundraiser held to benefit soldier
Members of Harlem's Veterans of Foreign Wars post are thanking an injured Thomson soldier by holding a fundraiser to help his family.
Cultural celebration draws crowd
The Augusta-chapter of the Indo-American Cultural Association introduced their native culture to Evans on Saturday during the 15th annual India Day.
Laproscopic surgery helps infant
One-year-old Jak Kaltenbach, of Evans, was just 4 months old when he underwent a rare surgical procedure, but he barely has the scars to show it.
Jewish center plans talk about bigotry
The Augusta Jewish Community Center is inviting the public to hear a special guest speak this weekend.
The Confer family spent their vacation at Atlantis in the Bahamas. They were with David, Christine, Jake and Gracie Fry, of Charlotte, N.C., and Bruce and Linda Fry, of Grovetown. Pictured are Donna (from left), Seth and Sean Confer.
A Blakely, Ga., man was arrested Friday after he was caught breaking into a car in a hotel parking lot.
The Academy of Richmond County class of 1967 will hold its 40th reunion Nov. 7. Class members are being sought. For information, call Cheryl Wilson at (706) 868-1663, or e-mail email@example.com.
As reported 48 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, August 20, 1959:
First day photos
Joseph Wilson tells his sister Sara Grace goodbye as she prepares to leave for her first day of kindergarten at St. Mary on the Hill.
A group of friends recently returned from Hawaii. Flanked by a couple of Hawaiians are Diane Shirey (from left), of Martinez; Joyce Manecke, of Grovetown; Paula Grose, of Evans; Anna Metcalf, of Honolulu; and Martha Giddens, of Augusta.
Get Up and Go
Georgia SAFE, a non-profit, therapeutic foster care agency, will hold orientation for prospective parents from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the office at 4424 Columbia Road, Ste. B, Martinez. Call (706) 210-3435.
Photo: Junior Greenjackets win
The Junior GreenJackets won the 12-UAA championship at the 3rd Annual August Slugfest in Dublin, Ga., Aug. 12. It was the second tournament win for the team.
School Lunch Menus
Lunch menus for schools serving the Columbia County area.
Stage III, Columbia County's community theater group, will present the musical Always ... Patsy Cline at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, in Evans.
Pet of the week
This female greyhound-lab mix is very sweet and loving and is one- to two-years-old. 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.
'Gift' sculpture is a white elephant
Columbia County has a growing, remarkably vibrant arts community. So, with all this going for Columbia County and its arts community, permit us to look a gift horse squarely in the mouth.
Many ways of measuring success
He was the best-natured of all my brothers, but he won no scholarships, earned no athletic awards and was the only one in the family to leave school without a diploma.
Elections may reshape Grovetown
Builders and school officials say they're seeing signs of a demographic shift in Columbia County. There have always been assumptions about which areas have money, and which have less; this shift seems more about age.
Rankings uncover strengths, weaknesses
Here are my preseason rankings for Columbia County football:
Panthers hope experience of players leads to wins
A new era will begin at Lakeside High School when the football season kicks off Aug. 31. Jody Grooms, a high school football coach from Wadesboro, N.C., was hired as Lakeside's athletic director and head football coach.
Bulldogs in Brief
Head coach Jimmie Lewis is in his 16th season with the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs see promise in young team
A mediocre 2006 season left a bad taste in Harlem football coach Jimmie Lewis' mouth.
Lions in Brief
Head coach Bruce Lane is in his sixth season with the Lions.
Lions driven by high expectations
Another year, another state title contender. That's the status at Augusta Christian, entering its fourth year as a member of the South Carolina Independent Schools Association. It's the hope of head coach Bruce Lane that the trend will continue.
Wolfpack in Brief
Head coach Scott Chadwick is in his second season with the Wolfpack.
Super Nine, high hopes promise exciting gridiron season
Another football season is upon us. It's that time of year when everyone's hopes are high, the slate is clean with a 0-0 record and anything can happen.
Columbia County's Top Pigskin Picker: Corky Holloway
Corky Holloway knows how to pick a winner. Holloway, a longtime Evans resident, is a champ when it comes to predicting the outcome of a football game. He beat out all other contestants in last year's Pigskin Picks contest in both quantity and quality.
Knights focus on leadership
Last year's 4-6 record didn't sit well with Evans football coach Marty Jackson. The lack of leadership on the team didn't help, either.
Knights in Brief
Head coach Marty Jackson is in his fifth season with the Knights.
Wolfpack will rely on more players, improved defense
Football season hasn't yet started at Greenbrier, but Wolfpack head coach Scott Chadwick can already claim a goal accomplished in 2007.
Panthers in Brief
Head coach Jody Grooms is in his first season with the Panthers.
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