Leaders are great in spite of their party affiliation - not because of it
An inscription of one of his own quotes appears on the headstone at President Reagan's final resting place. It reads: "I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life."
Grovetown eyes wireless plan
Grovetown might become Columbia County's newest hot spot.
Careful planning helps control weeds
There is a season for everything. There is a time to plant and a time to reap, a time to be born and a time to die, a time to laugh and a time to cry.
Program will send student overseas
A Grovetown man who turned his life around after dropping out of high school was awarded a prestigious college study-abroad scholarship Wednesday by Rotary International.
Fish printing earns an award
Imagine taking a dead fish, applying water-based ink to it and then transferring the image to a piece of paper: What would that artwork look like?
Upscale steakhouse set for opening
The long-rumored emergence of a steakhouse in Evans is soon to be a reality, as a developer and an accountant from Evans have teamed up to bring an upscale restaurant to the area.
Keeping seeds is good for next year
Following in the footsteps of her grandmother, master gardener Jenny Addie has amassed quite a collection of plant seeds from her garden - nearly 1 million packets so far.
Business earns award for beauty
Bob Hockman believes that what's on the outside of a business is just as important as what's on the inside.
Teens learn about law enforcement
Teens interested in law enforcement can experience the ins and outs of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office through its Explorer post.
New termination policy moves ahead
The Columbia County Board of Education on Tuesday tentatively approved a policy revision regarding the suspension or termination of auxiliary employees.
Local parks, camps to fill up this weekend
Travel experts predict most area Labor Day vacationers will stay close to home this weekend. With that in mind, county officials said, you can expect a larger crowd at the lake.
Phil and Jeanne Turner of Harlem visited Grand Teton National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park,Custer Battlefield, Yellowstone and Flaming Gorge.
As reported 48 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Aug. 27, 1959:
An 11-year-old Appling boy missing since Tuesday morning was found uninjured Wednesday.
Paul and Barbara Lesher of Appling, Ga. spent time at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort where they stayed on the Indian reservation and enjoyed the museums and Indian history.
Medallion Construction Co. Inc. to Eric S. Collier, 1149 Greenwich Pass, $207,845.
This summer, members of the competitive companies of Pulse Dance Center went to New York City to participate in the national finals of the "Jump" Dance Convention. During their nine-day experience, the girls trained with renowned choreographers and dance coaches.
Photo: Cartridge World opens
Robert Amos, second right of center, cuts the ribbon Tuesday Aug. 28, 2007 to commemorate the opening of his second Cartridge World franchise store on Washington Road next to Kroger in Evans.
Lauren Luce, 11, (left) and Lydia LaDow, 12, traveled to Greenville, S.C., in August to take part in the SummerFest Clogging Competition. The girls won first-place trophies for their duo performance in the elementary show category.
Heard on the street
What is the worst job you ever had?
Get Up and Go
The Martinez-Evans Optimist Club meets at noon each Thursday at the Jones Creek Clubhouse. For information, call (706) 830-5730.
First Day photos
Ryan Carson, 5, started kindergarten at Belair Elementary School in Mrs. Hoover's class.
School Lunch Menus
Lunch menus for students in the Columbia County area.
- 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.
Columbia County's Sunset Music Series at the Evans amphitheater continues at 7 p.m. Thursday with blues-rock band The Vellotones. The Sept. 13 finale will feature The Groove Masters, with tables for four at $25 each. For information, call (706) 312-7194.
First Day of School Gallery
Garrett and Emory Clifford on their first day of school at Wesley United Methodist Church. Garrett started Kindergarten and Emory entered Preschool.
Greyhound of the week
Darby is a beautiful white-and-red female that is 4 years old. She loves being around people and is cat-safe. Call Cindy Loar at (706) 831-2657 or go to www.CSRAGreyhoundAdoptions.org if you are interested in learning more about Darby or our other available greyhounds.
Genevieve King and Jeffery King, Aug. 14, 2007.
Do SATs suffer from abbreviated wrtng?
It's just a theory, one that has received considerable speculation lately. But could this year's state and nationwide dip in SAT writing scores, mirrored in Columbia County's five-point decline, be in any way related to the proliferation of speed-abbreviated teen text messaging?
Here's to you, hard workers
The weather is no longer hitting triple digits every afternoon, which is scant relief for me. Throwing in with the proverbial mad dogs and Englishmen, I spent most of my spare time toiling in the noonday (and later) sun in recent weeks on a huge backyard construction project.
A new direction with warrior project
You never know when a news story is going to change your life. I certainly could never have anticipated what would happen after I went to Fort Gordon to do a story on the Fisher House.
County's recycling program a good start
Better late than never. Columbia County's recently approved recycling program should have been started years ago when it could have helped prolong the life of the now-closed landfill.
Lady 'Pack learns from assistant's diagnosis
Greenbrier's softball season always begins with a slogan. It's some sort of saying or one-liner to help motivate the girls throughout the year.
First-year Harlem coach craves competition
Harlem softball coach Mike Leverett was disappointed when he heard the news Wednesday evening: Lakeside's ace was out with an injury.
The Georgia Rockers Fastpitch Softball Organization will hold its tryouts for the 2008 12- and 14-under teams Sept. 15. Tryouts will be held at Patriots Park softball complex. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the purple field.
Gordon Park Speedway Race Results for Aug. 25:
Rankings put local teams in high spots
Once again, the fall sports season is under way, and the next round of state rankings is out.
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