Family activity fills out festival
There will be lots of fun for the family at this year's ninth annual Family Fall Fest at Mistletoe State Park in Appling.
Clean house, help Grovetown
Got stuff? Want to get rid of it and make a few extra bucks? Just want to get a jump-start on Christmas shopping?
Program teaches leaders
Augusta Christian Schools will present "Lead Like Jesus Now: The Leadership Revolution" by satellite on the Church Communications Network from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Reports of break-ins on the rise
The number of cars being broken into have slightly increased this year in Columbia County, and sheriff's deputies say simple steps can prevent motorists from becoming victims.
Competing pushes bands' limits
Band tans are a good indication of how much a high school band member practices, and five Lakeside High School band members showed theirs off at Bands Across the Savannah North Augusta High School on Saturday.
Evans names its queen, then defeats Statesboro
What became the biggest night in recent memory for the Evans football team also served as a banner evening for Evans senior Chloe Kirby.
Augusta Christian celebrates 50 years at its homecoming
Helen Cave didn't let cool temperatures put a chill on Augusta Christian Schools' 50th anniversary homecoming football game Friday, when she was named the school's 2007 Homecoming Queen.
Playhouse spans generations
When Mallory Cato recently told her English class the oral history of an item passed through her family, she had the perfect thing to talk about: her childhood playhouse.
Fashion shows aim to benefit students
The latest in fall and holiday fashions will be showcased during two separate shows on Saturday, with proceeds from both going to scholarship programs.
The Georgia Forestry Commission helicopter drops water Saturday as a demonstration for the annual FireFest at the Evans Town Center Field.
Aminta Bhatia and her mother Veena Bhatia recently visited Ground Zero and the World Trade Center galleries in New York.
Pet of the week
This male shepherd mix is between a year and two years old and is very friendly.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
- The Harlem High School Class of 1977 will hold its 30-year reunion at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Washington Hall next to T-Bonz on Washington Road. For information, call Dean Beasley at (706) 860-9231, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renaissance Fair gallery
Natalie Nance, 11, of Evans, climbs up the Jumping Beans climbing wall at the ninth annual Renaissance Festival on Saturday at the Columbia County Amphitheater and Memorial Gardens.
As reported 39 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, Oct. 17, 1968:
Columbia County school lunch menus
Word of Life Teaching Ministries is sponsoring a Freedom through Forgiveness Seminar from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Library, in Evans. For information, call (706) 863-4271.
Seven Gables leaves the past
The new owners of Seven Gables in North Augusta are reopening the business as the Palmetto House, and were holding a ribbon-cutting today to show off the remodeled 1903 hunting lodge.
Coming of age - whenever that is
Ask a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and the face beams, the chest swells, and the confident, fill-in-the-blank reply comes quicker than you can take your next breath.
Clark's mother carries fight to Congress
The worst legislation often is created from a sense of frustration after a major event - forced by the natural inclination of those in government to be seen Doing Something to fix a real or perceived problem.
Results from the Gordon Park Speedway 60th Anniversary Celebration Race, Oct. 13, 2007:
Three teams win in dramatic fashion
It wasn't a one-headline kind of weekend around Columbia County. Three local teams, Evans, Greenbrier and Harlem, pulled off last-second wins while Augusta Christian ran away with a region victory.
Victories in football are great surprises
I had my worst week picking winners in 2007 last weekend, going just 3-2. That puts me at 25-4 for the year. I am thrilled I was wrong on the two games I missed.
Greenbrier takes win in cross country meet
Atom Young isn't exactly a confident runner. Even though he's one of the top boys cross country athletes in the county, he still has a rough time getting himself ready for a meet.
Three county teams vie for regional playoff bids
Three of Columbia County's volleyball teams will hit the road this weekend for the Region 3-AAAA Tournament.
Harlem advances to South State Sectional
Harlem's softball team brought home a runner-up trophy this past weekend at the Region 3-AAA softball tournament in Savannah, Ga.
Field house brings rejoicing
A new era in Augusta Christian athletics began Friday with the dedication of the school's new field house.
Evans beats nemesis Statesboro
An undefeated record was just about all Evans and Statesboro had in common when they squared off at John Pierce Blanchard Stadium on Friday.
Week seven proved to be brutal, with major upsets dumping 94 Pigskin Pickers in the non-qualifying basket. Just 56 qualified, with none picking all 10 games. In fact, just three players picked nine games - with all three missing the Kentucky upset over LSU.
Athletespotlight: Blaise Ramsbotham
Perhaps the most exciting play in volleyball is the powerful kill, when a tall hitter sends a hard shot over the net for a score.
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