Harlem celebrates Oliver Hardy
The city of Harlem laid out the welcome mat Saturday for tens of thousands of guests during the city's 19th annual Oliver Hardy Festival.
Parent center opens
North Harlem Elementary School has never had a shortage of involved parents, but now the volunteers have a home away from home.
Educator wins top honors, continues family tradition
Colleagues of Danielle Callan say the River Ridge Elementary School music teacher is fulfilling a family legacy, following in the footsteps of her mother as Columbia County Teacher of the Year.
Planning Commission OKs rezoning of 2 acres
During the Thursday meeting of the Columbia County Planning Commission, members approved a request to rezone 1.97 acres on Jessie Road for a duplex development.
Citizens finish training in emergency response
Columbia County recently added 33 trained volunteers to the ranks of its federally-funded civilian response team.
Annual FireFest to demonstrate safety
Smokey Bear, SpongeBob SquarePants, fire trucks and pony rides will be just a few of the attractions gathered at the Evans Town Center Park on Saturday for the annual FireFest.
Medieval event is slated for weekend
The Columbia County Amphitheater will be the site for medieval merriment this weekend with the return of the annual Renaissance Festival.
Fishing initiative likely will include county in bass trail
Columbia County's million-dollar investment in enhanced boat ramps at Wildwood Park could pay dividends with a state fishing and tourism initiative, county officials say.
The Greenbrier High School class of 1997 10th reunion will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Cadillac's on Washington Road. Contact Jennifer Bible Craig at (706) 726-4920 or email@example.com.
Photo: Greenbrier volleyball takes title
The Greenbrier High School volleyball team was winner of the Lady Hornet 2007 Classic held Sept. 22 at Aiken High. Greenbrier took the Gold after beating North Augusta.
- The Evans Middle School council will meet at 10 a.m. in the media center Oct. 17, Dec. 13, Feb. 27 and April 24.
An Evans man accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl four years ago was sentenced to probation last week.
Lunch menus for schools serving students in the Columbia County area.
As reported 27 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1980:
First Baptist Church of Evans, on Belair Road at Washington Road, will hold its annual Trunk or Treat and Great Pumpkin Party from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Devin Taitague (from left), Damien Taitague, Austen Eliott, Amy Johnson, Anna Eliott and Emily Johnson went to Panama City Beach, Fla. with their families and friends. Jerry and Donna Griffin celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary by taking a road trip up the West Coast.
Photo: Frails honored with award
Jamey Frails (left), children's specialist at the Columbia County Library, was recognized Oct. 2 with the WJBF Giving Your Best Award for October at the commission meeting.
Photo: Charlotte's Web performance
Blue Ridge Elementary music specialist Margaret Wiggins and drama director Christine McCollum produced Charlotte's Web with the sixth-grade class on Oct. 1.
Coddling criminals protects politicians
An accused sex offender and his attorney work out a complicated plea, the judge signs off and bends the rules, and the district attorney vows to revisit the issue.
Worst president? Little room to talk
Dear Jimmy Carter: Opposition to your recent and well-intended visit to war-torn Dafur reminds me of a previous incident in which something you said drew at least mild opposition right here in your own country.
If a tree falls, will we care?
Motorists traveling from west Augusta and out into Evans must think road construction crews really hate trees.
Greenbrier finds itself in must-win situation
Another 5-0 week has me at 22-2 on the season. At some point, I will start bragging a bit more.
Augusta Prep's defending state champs seek repeat
As postseason play nears for most of the local fall sports teams, no squad has more momentum than the Augusta Prep volleyball team.
Even in a weekend of surprises and upsets, there were 131 Pigskin Pickers who correctly chose seven or more winning teams in week six; just 10 picked fewer than seven winners correctly. Four qualifiers picked all 10 games correctly.
Stage is set for undefeated Evans
A 35-0 blowout win over Richmond Academy on Friday put the Evans football team in new territory: The Knights are undefeated at 5-0 for the first time in 20 years.
The 2007-08 organizational meeting for the CSRA HEAT Volleyball Club will be Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Boardman Gym at Augusta Prep. Girls in grades 6-12 and their parents are encouraged to attend.
Athlete Spotlight: Tyler Bourdo
No one has scored more touchdowns than Tyler Bourdo this season. The Augusta Christian senior entered last weekend leading the Aiken-Augusta area with his six touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Harlem will hit the road this week
Augusta Christian head coach Bruce Lane didn't need to come up with any inspiring pregame pep talk when the Lions prepared for their home game against Ben Lippen last Friday.
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