'Constructive feedback' on school system sought from parents, others
Oct. 12 marked the end of the first nine weeks of school for Columbia County students. They will be bringing home their report cards on Monday.
Evans High School's fans remember 'another great team' from 1980
I read with interest Ashley Brown's article in the Oct. 14 News-Times, "Picking an MVP at Evans is tough call." I just wanted to point out that a few of us in Columbia County remember another great Evans High School team in 1980.
Saying hello to the local community
As your new congressman, I'd like to establish the same kind of rapport with you that Cash had with his audiences. I guess you could say that this column is my way of saying, "Hello, I'm Paul Broun."
Halloween events include games, tales
The Columbia County Library is offering two special events for children this month, with its Halloween After Hours and Bill and The Boo Hag Story Time.
Families of patients at VA hospital need lodging
The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Uptown Division is getting closer to seeing a Fisher House built on the Wrightsboro Road site.
Spanish instruction goes on
The foreign language program is alive and well at Stevens Creek Elementary School.
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.
Leyland Cypress trees need stress-free life
One of the more widely used plants in our landscapes is the Leyland Cypress. They are used as specimen plants, hedges, screens, wind barriers and Christmas trees.
Oktoberfest draws large crowds to Barton FieldSweet smell of success
After watching her granddaughters ride horses from Hilltop Stables, Brenda Tutt knew exactly where she was headed next.
Research on grandfather takes new path
It started out with a curiosity about his Civil War grandfather. Twenty years and 1,525 pages later, Tom Holley has published his third reference book on Confederate infantry regiments from Columbia and McDuffie counties.
Commissioners seek grants
State grants could help Columbia County defray some of the cost to extend the "mega" boat ramps at Wildwood Park, which currently don't reach the water at drought-ravaged Clarks Hill Lake.
Club plans a tasteful fundraiser
An evening of wine and entertainment will help the Fort Gordon Service Club raise money for its college scholarships and grants to area charities.
Girl has drive to help others
Jady Wesson is what her mother calls a humanitarian. The 7-year-old continually goes above and beyond to help others.
Woman honored for volunteerism
Pam Weinberger says she doesn't enjoy the spotlight. But that's exactly where she ended up recently when she was named the Augusta Jewish Community Center's Humanitarian of the Year.
Perennials add color to fall gardens
When planting for the fall, pansies are a popular choice, but for added variety and texture, there's a long and diverse list of perennials to give your garden a burst of color.
Marine Pfc. Pablo Roman Jr., a 2007 graduate of Hephzibah High school and son of Pablo Roman Sr. and Fina Roman, has graduated from the Marine Corp Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.
Health department conducts flu shot clinics
Columbia County's health department has set up a series of flu vaccine clinics at school campuses next week.
Candidates share ideas at forum
Some Grovetown residents took the opportunity to hear from the people vying to lead the city for the next four years at the Grovetown Merchants Association Stump Meeting on Monday.
Volunteers to begin Spooky food drive
Volunteers will begin canvassing neighborhoods throughout Columbia County Saturday collecting donations for the annual It's Spooky to be Hungry food drive.
Lawrence B. Cochran and Holly S. Cochran, Oct. 10, 2007.
Photos: Teams compete
The Lakeside Raiders, led by Kevin Wish, have captured the Columbia County Rogers Cup and the Hephzibah Marauders Cup for the first time in their 12-year history.
Photo: Restaurant celebrates
Owners of the Sunrise Grill in West Town Market Square held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate their catering service.
Get Up and Go
Lakeside High School will hold its annual fall dessert theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school auditorium, with performances from the chorus and show choir. Tickets cost $5 in advance, $6 at the door. For information, call Stacy Branch at (706) 868-3669.
Investigator Michael Shane McDaniel and Karen Slater-McDaniel of Grovetown celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the weekend of Sept. 28.
Photos: Sports accomplishments
Tony Dean holds up two of the halibut he caught on a vacation to Kenai, Alaska with his brothers-in-law Gerald Cowen, from Wake Forrest, N. C., and Ken Sheppard, from Frisco, TX, in July and August.
School lunch menus for students in Columbia County.
School Council Meetings
The Grovetown Middle School council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to (706) 722-7403 and e-mail email@example.com.
835 Willow Lake Lane Trust to Kioka Maria McKinney and Earl McKinney, 835 Willow Lake, $289,900.
Photos: Fall festival photos
A group of children dressed up Oct. 13 for First Baptist Church of Evans' annual Trunk or Treat party.
As reported 42 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Oct. 14, 1965:
Columbia County authorities are searching for a man they say stabbed another man and punched yet another during a fight Wednesday night at an Evans residence.
The Marshall Family Y and ZTA sorority will hold an aerobics and cycle marathon "pink out" day in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Friday. For information, call Shelly Wilson at (706) 922-9659.
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.
Photo: Weathers crowned queen
Meagan Weathers (second from left) was crowned queen in the 2007 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant on Sept. 29 at Greenbrier High School.
Saying hello to the local community
Johnny Cash had a trademark. During his concerts he would stop, look at the audience, and introduce himself by humbly saying "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." With those few words, he connected with his audiences in a way that made them feel as though they had known him forever. As your new congressman, I'd like to establish the same kind of rapport with you that Cash had with his audiences. I guess you could say that this column is my way of saying, "Hello, I'm Paul Broun."
Look forward to explanation
Someone passed along a story the other day from the Beaufort (S.C.) Gazette. It seems the county council and school board there are considering implementing an impact fee on new construction.
Baker's dozen for Spooky food drive
Back a dozen or so years ago, all the advance notice the community needed about the area's biggest food drive was a few mentions the day before volunteers took their one-day, door-to-door walk.
Brunswick ends Evans' streak
Evans' football team had to play one waiting game after another last week.
Eighth-grader secures Riverside's victory
Two undefeated football teams met last week in a battle for Columbia County supremacy. It wasn't a big-time Friday night football showdown. It was a Tuesday night football clash between Lakeside Middle and Riverside Middle schools.
Ex-Evans star keeps team, fans fired up
A player from the past played a role in the Evans Knights' win over Class AAAA No. 4 Statesboro last weekend.
Sites have e-mail alerts for practice times
Your favorite high school sports team is only a mouse click away. Athletic departments from all six high schools in Columbia County have turned to the World Wide Web. Dozens of Web sites have popped up over the past few years specializing in a local sports team or high school.
Strong teams promise exciting basketball play
Can it really be that time of year already? Basketball season starts in a week.
Prep sports schedule for the week ahead.
The 2007-08 organizational meeting for the CSRA HEAT Volleyball Club will be held Sunday, 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.
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