Medical forum to talk plans for county
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will offer a medical forum on Tuesday, at which representatives from area hospitals will tell their plans for the county.
Cooler nights set stage for blooms
There's a perfect time of year to plant pansies in your garden or yard, and the time is now.
'Great lady' celebrates 100th with family
A special celebration took place Saturday at Washington Commons Retirement Residence in Evans.
Battle of the Bands is open to all genres
Lakeside High School is looking for musicians to face off on stage. The school's semiannual Battle of the Bands is scheduled for Nov. 3, and organizers are seeking student bands of all musical genres to perform.
Seniors urged to be mentors to pupils
The Senior Citizens Council is calling on retirees to be mentors to struggling youths, helping improve their reading skills and also assisting patients at area hospitals.
A purpose-driven life
Mary Jefferson has been an insulin-dependent diabetic for more than 20 years and has recovered from quadruple bypass surgery performed in January 2006.
Boy inspired to donate hair
When Chad George's bus driver told him about Locks of Love, the now 12-year-old decided he wanted in on the progam for helping a youngster in need.
Landfill sale still a possibility
The Columbia County Commission has turned down a bid from a private company to purchase and potentially develop the former Baker Place Landfill site.
Fire Safety Week ignites playground excitement
Blue Ridge Elementary School got a visit from two state politicians Tuesday. John Oxendine, Georgia's Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, made the Evans school the first stop of his educational tour of state schools in honor of national Fire Prevention Month.
Get ready to move your plants indoors
The last time that I was on the Lawn and Garden Show on WGAC, I received a number of calls on what to do with houseplants that have been outside all summer.
Toy store offers shoppers chance to play
The retail segment continues to grow in Columbia County with several businesses opening or set to open in the Martinez-Evans area.
Photo: CERT group receives certificates
John W. Morgan receives his certificate recognizing his completion of the Community Emergency Response Team program.
As reported 46 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Oct. 5, 1961:
Photo: Hot spot problem solved
A Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighter puts out the last of hot spots created by an outdoor burn that spread into a wooded area off Rance Perry Road in Winfield. No one was injured in the fire.
The Weavers, Adam (Frisco, Texas); Paul (Canton, Ohio); John (Montreal and Augusta); Ryan (Evans) and Dave (Barberton, Ohio), spent four days fishing for salmon, trout and Arctic char in Hunt River, Labrador. Ryan caught the largest fish, a 9-pound salmon.
Navy Seaman Recruit Steven M. Ham, son of David Ham, of Appling, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Pamela Robinson Cowart, 51, of the 100 block of S. Old Belair Road in Grovetown, was charged with driving under the influence on Sept. 30, 2000, and was fined $810.
Dianne Swain King and Thomas Lamar King, Sept. 29, 2007.
Photo: Lakeside golf recognized
Members of the Lakeside High School golf team received their state championship rings during halftime at the school's Sept. 28 football game. The team has won the Georgia state championship two years in a row.
Greyhound of the week
Blazer is a beautiful red 3-year-old fawn female that is small dog and cat safe. This beauty will steal your heart with her loving and gentle personality. Call Cindy Loar at (706) 831-2657 or click www.CSRAGreyhoundAdoptions.org if you are interested in learning more about Blazer.
The Columbia County Commission, in cooperation with the College Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, issued a proclamation declaring the week of Sept. 17-23, as Constitution Week in Columbia County.
Photos: World Milk Day
Stevens Creek Elementary School celebrated World Milk Day on Sept. 26.
School Lunch Menus
Lunch menus for schools serving students in Columbia County.
Photos: Student recycling projects
Harlem Middle School sixth-grader Amber Thigpen paints a piece made out of trash for a lesson on recycling materials. The art was on display for parents to view Thursday evening.
Photos: Plant Swap and Sale
Cathy Mack (left), of Crawford, Ga., browses the day lilies as Trudy Wilson, of Martinez, shows photos of the flowers at the Plant Swap and Sale. "These are my husband's plants," Wilson said. "He's the gardener."[CAPTION]
Nine Harlem High School students were arrested Tuesday morning after a fight broke out in the commons area of the school.
The Greenbrier High School class of 1997 10th reunion will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Cadillac's on Washington Road. For information, call Jennifer Bible Craig at (706) 726-4920 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Rescue personnel promoted
Martinez Fire-Rescue recently awarded promotions to officers in the department.
Timothy P. Destories to Malerie R. Fields, 2124 Magnolia Parkway, $212,700.
Photo: First Bank's Holloway wins award
Deanne Hall (right), a sales representative for The Columbia County News-Times and The Augusta Chronicle, presents the Community Pride Award to First Bank Mortgage Senior Vice Presidents David Holloway (from left), Hugh E. Hollar and Lynn Holley and Executive Vice President Thomas M. Bird.
Get Up and Go
The Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society is seeking veterans of World War II for videotape interviews as part of the veterans history project. Volunteers to conduct the interviews also are needed. For information, call (706) 738-8242.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce's Not Just Coffee breakfast meeting at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday will be a medical forum featuring representatives from area hospitals and physician groups. The event is free to Chamber members, or $15 for visitors.
Forgotten year of firsts and lasts
The cruel joke on Alzheimer's patients is that they can hide their own Easter eggs. I suppose it could also apply to people who just have rotten memories. That's what makes it so fun for me to browse newspaper archives. Stumbling on all the stuff I'd forgotten is like finding treasure.
Two tales of 'zero tolerance'
It's one of the more-abused phrases plaguing public schools: "zero tolerance."
Fond memories of a simpler time
Uncle Jack could have retired when he sold the dairy farm he had worked non-stop for 40 years, or after he became a widower and his material needs were less.
Former standouts hold own at college
The Southern Conference got plenty of national attention earlier this season when Appalachian State University traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., and knocked off fifth-ranked University of Michigan. Then Appalachian State was beaten by conference foe Wofford.
Greenbrier star off field because of Bayer aspirin
Last weekend's football action saw one of the best comeback wins of the season when Greenbrier scored 19 fourth-quarter points to beat Richmond Academy on a last-second play.
High school sports action in the week ahead.
Junior's skills put her on U.S. team
Samantha Pruitt is a typical 16-year-old student when she walks the halls of Harlem High School. Most of her friends and classmates don't realize what happens when she hits the road on the weekends.
The Columbia County Recreation Department will soon begin forming six-on-six adult soccer leagues. The games will be played Sunday afternoons at either Patriots Park or Blanchard Woods Park. For more information, contact Ricky Saunders at (706) 306-2759.
Harlem remains optimistic
A 6-4 loss to Thomson on Tuesday was definitely a setback for the members of the Harlem softball team, but it didn't ruin their plans for a regular-season subregion title.
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