Sorority salutes fellow educators during Alpha Delta Kappa month
Editor:I am a member and the current president of the Gamma Gamma chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary educational sorority for women educators. Gamma Gamma members are current or retired Columbia County elementary, middle and high school teachers and administrators. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to quality teaching and to helping our community.
A gathering of Scouts
Three Columbia County residents joined scouts from around the globe in Great Britain this summer during the 21st World Scout Jamboree.
Series includes Dracula, The Ring
In honor of Halloween, Columbia County is bringing a little fright to the Performing Arts Center this weekend in the form of a three-night horror movie series.
Civic group hands out gift of language
A local civic organization would like to see young children get excited about words, reading and writing.
Community yard sale to assist ministry
Bargain hunters and those looking to turn unwanted household items or other goods into cash should look no further Saturday than a community yard sale in Appling.
Marathon, haircuts to aid cancer fight
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and area businesses are doing their part to help in the fight.
Animania event offers plenty of fun for pets, pet-lovers
Columbia County is inviting pets and their owners to the Memorial Gardens Saturday for the Animania Pet Fair.
Family adds Halloween fright to home
The English family of Martinez has enjoyed frightening and delighting neighborhood children at their home each Halloween since 1980.
Planning commission approves zoning changes
A waste disposal company's rezoning request for a parking facility received a positive recommendation Thursday by the Columbia County Planning Commission.
State troopers train with new shotguns
The Georgia State Patrol recently announced the purchase of new shotguns for its force, and troopers from the Thomson post and others from Troop E spent last week in Appling training with their new weapons.
Divas, drama and dessert star in Harlem
Harlem High School's drama department will present A Night of 3-D - divas, drama and dessert - at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Harlem High Theater.
Local car show to benefit charities
The Evans-based Knights of Columbus Council 8495 will hold a car show Saturday to raise money to benefit area charities.
Heggie's Rock subject of tour
The large granite outcropping in Columbia County known as Heggie's Rock will be on display Saturday as The Nature Conservancy leads a public tour of the site in Appling.
- 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.
The roommate of a 32-year-old woman who authorities say committed suicide Saturday at an Evans residence, was arrested Sunday on a firearms charge.
The Evans High School Homecoming Court was presented during half-time of the Evans vs. Statesboro game on Oct. 12: Tara Henderson (from left), Jenna Sevigny, Jennifer Grant, Homecoming Queen Chloe Kirby, First Runner Up Skye Spain, Second Runner Up Erin Hamilton, Kathryn McCormick, Kaitlyn Frits, Jillian Hobday and Jill Tankersly.
Sweet 16 celebration
Miranda Soloff, a sophomore at Lakeside High School, turned 16 on Sept. 25 and celebrated her birthday by having a luncheon at Augustino's restaurant in the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites on Sept. 30, where she was joined by 30 of her closest girlfriends.
- The North Harlem Elementary School council will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the media center on Nov. 1, Jan. 10, March 6 and May 1.
Electronics donated for recycling day
Volunteers, including Anthony Rhodes (left), unload donations for Electronics Recycling Day, Saturday in Evans. Donations for the event filled two 26-foot container trucks and a portion of a semi-trailer.
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.
Pet of the week
This female Irish wolfhound mix is about 3 years old and is very calm and friendly. She is available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control. Adult animals, such as today's Pet of the Week, cost $25 to adopt and the adoption fee for puppies and kittens cost $20. All adopted animals must be spayed or neutered. Visitors must wear closed-in shoes to visit the kennel area.
Students help at festival
Evans High School FCCLA recently participated in the Children's Festival at the Augusta Riverwalk. The members helped the children complete two crafts, decorating a scarecrow and a pumpkin person. In addition, the members played a bean bag game with the children who stopped by their table.
Ernest Anderson (from left), Shari Fountain, Lauren Fountain, June Anderson and Heather Fountain visited New York City in July for Lauren's 21st birthday.
Get Up and Go
Columbia County's Board of Elections will hold a voter registration drive at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Greenbrier High football game. Call (706) 868-3355.
School lunch menus
Here are school lunch menus for the remainder of the week.
Things to Do
Retreat Day Spa, at 4246 Washington Road in Evans, will celebrate its first anniversary by holding Cut for a Cure from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The spa will offer free haircuts, nail services, waxing and chair massages with donations accepted for the American Cancer Society. For information, call (706) 364-8292.
Pumpkin festival draws children to ampitheater
Abbey Martin, 5, of Evans, makes a face as she reaches into a cauldron of witch's eyes during the Pumpkin Festival at the Columbia County Amphitheater.
Report cards now anti-climactic
Columbia County students on Monday brought home report cards from the first nine weeks of the school year.
Shine on, Aunt Alice's full moon
Is the moon made of cheese? Does it have a dark side? And was there a man in the moon before astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969 arrival? Or is that vague silhouette a woman, as the Polynesians believe, or according to the Japanese, a rabbit in profile?
In the hunt for German food
A News-Times story last year reported on U.S. Census figures that show the dominant country of ancestral origin for Columbia County residents is Germany.
Lady Wolfpack takes tourney
Greenbrier's volleyball team returned to the top of the mountain this past weekend with an Area 2-AAAA Tournament Championship.
Washington County rolls in 33-7 win over Bulldogs
Harlem football coach Jimmie Lewis could only tip his hat toward the Washington County sideline last Friday. His Bulldogs fell to the visiting Golden Hawks 33-7 in a Region 3B-AAA contest.
Nicknames in the world of sports don't always fully capture an athlete's skill. That's not the case with Augusta Prep's Laura Kopald.
Most county teams suffered losses during weekend
It wasn't the best weekend of football Columbia County has seen this year. Four of the five teams in the county picked up losses during the weekend.
Lady 'Pack defeat Evans, go to finals tournament
Three Columbia County softball teams hit the road for state tournament play during the weekend. Harlem traveled to Dublin, Ga., for the Class AAA state south sectional, while Evans and Greenbrier journeyed to Hampton, Ga., for the Class AAAA state south sectional.
Match-ups will decide direction of playoffs
It's a huge weekend for Columbia County football. Evans can put itself in terrific position for a playoff spot with a win against Ware County, and Augusta Christian has a chance to win a region crown on senior night at Pride Valley.
Pigskin Picks Winners
Week eight proved to be brutal, with major upsets dumping 84 Pigskin Pickers in the nonqualifying basket. Just 62 qualified, and for the second week in a row, none picked all 10 games correctly. In fact, just two players picked nine games correctly. A reminder: Entries are limited to one per person and two per household, per week.
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