Comparisons of Iranian president to Hitler are historically inaccurate
No one can deny that history finds a way to repeat itself. I agree with Dennis Jones' Oct. 28 column, "Real 'war of the worlds' still a threat." I believe Jones to be of noble character, but I wish people would stop paralleling Adolf Hitler with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 99.9 percent of the time in the media.
Rezoning to be completed in January
The Columbia County Board of Education plans to complete rezoning for the new Stallings Island Middle School in January.
Annual fair gives local residents reason to scream
The Columbia County fairgrounds came to life Thursday as families bounded through the gates, rides began their whimsical motions and the voices of fair announcers boomed across the grounds.
Author shares experience with loss
The author of a book about her journey through the grieving process will sign copies in a Saturday event at the Columbia County Library. Trudi Dunn, of Evans, author of Forever in My Heart, says she hopes to use her experience of loss to help others cope.
Fleur de Lis puts on sixth annual event
Retired U.S. Marine Corps captain and Medal of Honor recipient Wesley L. Fox will be the featured speaker Nov. 16 at the sixth annual Fleur de Lis, which celebrates the support the local Boy Scout club receives from the community.
Leaders debate residency measure
Columbia County planning commissioners Thursday unanimously rejected a proposed change to the board's operations that would allow county commissioners to appoint Planning Commission members without regard to district residency.
Speaker to stress customer service
The speaker at a Friday Columbia County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will stress that customer service helps companies improve their bottom lines.
Foundation arranges meeting with Bush
A 9-year-old Evans girl with a rare blood disorder had a dream fulfilled recently when the Make a Wish Foundation granted her the chance to meet President Bush and tour the White House.
Church books Super Bowl champion
Covenant United Methodist Church of Evans has secured three-time Super Bowl champion William "Bubba" Paris to speak during its Weekend of Champions Saturday and Sunday.
Officials talk taxes at forum
Columbia County school system administrators voiced their reservations about a proposed change in state tax law Thursday in a meeting with local legislators.
Library holds Carnival for Kids
The memorial gardens behind the Columbia County Library will take on a carnival atmosphere Saturday. The library will host a free fall Carnival for Kids, with traditional midway games beginning at 10 a.m.
Photos: Fair fun
Samantha and Tripp Morris took their children Heather, 10, and B.A. Morris to the Columbia County Fair. The fair continues through Saturday.
Police are looking for a man who they say robbed a Martinez bank Monday.
The Evans Elementary School council will meet at 4 p.m. in the media center on Monday, and on Feb. 4 and May 5.
Things to do
The Harlem Woman's Club is seeking nominations for its 2007 Citizen of the Year Award. Nomination forms are available at the city administrative offices and City Hall. The deadline is Nov. 30. For information, call Jean Dove at (706) 556-0043.
Pet of the week
This female Jack Russell terrier mix is about a year old and 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.
An entire family got together for a seven-day cruise to St. Thomas, and St. Maarten in the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
On Veterans Day, The News-Times features a group that arranges visits to war memorials -- and we meet some of the World War II veterans who made the trip.
The Harlem High School Class of 1977 will hold its 30-year reunion at 7:30 p.m. Saturday 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.
Photos: Halloween costumes
David Bell (right) and Bryson Bell, of Evans, dressed up like Batman and Robin for Halloween.
Get up and go
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Success Columbia County Style networking event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Red Oak Manor, in Harlem, and include a vendor fair. The event is free for members, and costs $15 for non-members.
As reported in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1976:
Precautions stave off staph infection
Alarming news about staph, one of the more common causes of skin infections in the United States, has been in the headlines lately.
Cherish words that were last
Famous last words. We've all heard the phrase. But have you ever thought about what your last words will be?
Reject changes to zoning board
Maybe it would help to understand the proposed changes to the makeup of the Columbia County Planning Commission if the proposal was fixing something broken.
Greenbrier teams garner trophies
The 2007 Region 3-AAAA cross country meet took place last Thursday on Jekyll Island, Ga. Ten different schools competed in girls and boys 5K races.
Six teams vying for four spots
Football coaches, statisticians and die-hard fans all across a football region that spans from Columbia County to Brunswick, Ga., no doubt suffered headaches this week.
Evans clinches state playoff berth
For the first time since 2004, the Evans football team has earned a spot in the state playoffs.
Situation is familiar for Lions camp
If the road to a possible trip to the SCISA Class AAA state championship looks familiar to Augusta Christian fans, it's because the Lions have been here before.
Athlete Spotlight: Mykel Green, Tim Tillman and Trey Golston
It was just another weekday practice at Evans High School when the Knights' defense lined up against the offense for a goal-line drill. The simple drill turned into a demonstration on just how solid the Evans defense is.
Evans has chance for home game in playoffs
Evans won another thriller this weekend. In a game similar to their victory over Statesboro, the Knights scored a late touchdown to pick up a 14-13 win over Glynn Academy.
Two squads go to playoffs
Football season ended for two Columbia County teams last weekend while two other squads ensured their seasons would continue at least to the state playoffs.
Week 10 proved to be easier, with 85 qualifiers and only 42 non-qualifiers. However, only one person picked all 10 games correctly and only five picked nine games correctly. A reminder: Entries are limited to one per person and two per household, per week.
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