Donations of diners to aid food banks
Enjoying an Italian feast served by local celebrities is one way to help the hungry this Thanksgiving.
New leaders want to expand pecan business, sales
The machines inside downtown Harlem's Tracy-Luckey Co. are rumbling daily to shell the annual pecan crop.
Comrades remember an exceptional soldier
With tears on his face and shakiness in his voice, Chief Warrant Officer Wesley Postol remembered a friend as a wing of Fort Gordon's Saltzman Hall was dedicated in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Alexander "Scott'' Coulter.
Time is right to ensure lush lawn throughout cold spell
For a lush, green lawn that lasts well beyond the first frost, plant winter rye.
Signal Corps officer can lead soldiers -- and bands
Lt. Col. Herman Gonzalez has a way of drawing people together.
Small-business nominees sought
Nominations are being accepted for the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce awards for small-business person of the year, with the field this year expanded to two awards.
Preservation efforts considered
The Grovetown City Council welcomed its newest member at Monday's semi-monthly meeting.
Churches invite all to holiday gathering
A community church service will be held tonight in Winfield with a special offering for an Appling woman who is in dire need of a new kidney.
Venture Crew overcomes obstacles
Members of Venture Crew 615, sponsored by Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans, recently participated in Fort Gordon's Leader Reaction and Obstacle Courses.
Blueberries good choice for fruit growers
I get numerous calls each year about what is the easiest fruit to grow in our area. People are more interested in fruit that is grown organically or with the least amount of pesticides possible, or they don't have much time to spend on spraying and pruning, but they still like to have fresh fruit available.
Chamber breakfast is popular
The number of open seats is dwindling for a Nov. 27 breakfast with Georgia's Speaker of the House and the county's legislative delegation.
New map of county is in the works
Columbia County residents and visitors might soon have a current road map to navigate the fast-growing county.
Community input sought on middle school rezoning
The Columbia County school board discussed preliminary rezoning proposals for next year's middle school districts at its meeting Tuesday.
Fort Gordon firefighters win world competition
Matt Williams had to share his excitement despite the time of day Friday. "We didn't get done until 1 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)," said Williams, assistant chief of the Fort Gordon Fire Department. "I started calling people."
Senior stays busy at home, school
Formerly a home-schooled student, Helen Cave said she prefers the challenges offered in a traditional school.
Riverside Elementary School Honor Roll
First nine weeks honor roll for Riverside Elementary School.
Lunch menus for students attending schools in Columbia County.
South Columbia Elementary Honor Roll
First nine weeks honor roll for South Columbia Elementary.
Photo: Soccer stars
The Columbia County Under-10 Girls Freedom soccer team finished its season undefeated with a 12-0 record.
The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.
John and Kathy Leysath (left) and Mary and Steve Philips took a two week cruise from San Diego to Hawaii on Celebrity's Summit to celebrate their wedding anniversaries..
Tucker Willis, the 11-month-old son of Chris and Casey Willis of Grovetown, dressed as a pirate for Halloween festivities.
Photo: Charity golf tournament
The Fehrman Group of SunTrust Investment Services Inc. held a golf event Oct. 22 at the River Club to benefit the charity It's Spooky to Be Hungry. Participating were: Robert Bedgood, Roger Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Allen, Will Davis, Pete Santos, Mike Rukes, Milton Fletcher, Mike Fenn, Dr. Ravi Jerath, Dan Leonard, Robert Szocinski, David Dickerson, Edward Page, Matt Schlachter, Jason Palmer, Milledge Murray, Craig Baynham, Tom Walsh and Marvin Vanover.
Army Pvt. Ashley N. Witherspoon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia.
Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, in Martinez, will hold a tri-faith Thanksgiving service with Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders at 7 p.m. today. A donation of nonperishable food will be collected for Golden Harvest Food Bank. For information, call (706) 863-1718.
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to (706) 722-7403 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Martinez Elementary School Honor Roll
First nine weeks honor roll for Martinez Elementary School.
Bently is a small terrier mix with a thin, silky coat. He is 4 or 5 years old, housebroken and friendly.
The Academy of Richmond County class of 1967 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, and members from all 1960s classes are invited to attend. For information, call Cheryl Wilson at (706) 868-1663 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventure Crossing held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 1. Partners Cary Rivers (from left), Dr. Jewel Duncan, Mike Welsh, Ed Smith, Clark Speese and Dr. David Minter participated in the ceremony.
Samuel Untermyer III and Beth Untermyer, Nov. 9, 2007.
William G. Edwards to Andrew G, Nelson and Elizabeth A. Nelson, 332 Saddletree Lane, $136,000.
Edgefield County, S.C., authorities have arrested one of two men accused of a scam targeting area elderly residents, including some in Columbia County.
John Harris, of Evans, was recently named a semifinalist in the 2008 Merit Scholarship Competition. He is one of 10 seniors from McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., to receive this distinction. John is the son of Mark and Beth Harris.
Get Up and Go
David Scott will talk about his experiences during 25 years with the Savannah River Ecology Lab at the November meeting of the Sierra Club, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Walton Way Extension. For information, call (706) 650-83143.
Sports scandals betray boost to programs
Lately, Lakeside High football coach Jody Grooms has been raked over the coals for running an illegal receiver onto the field in the last game of the season.
Socializing on the produce aisle
People around here frequently say, despite Columbia County's population long ago ballooning past the 100,000 mark, that this really is just a small town.
Memories of rain on a hot tent roof
With rain, rain and prayers for more rain on all our lips, lawns and shrubs drying up water supplies sinking, I've been thinking about an old trick for getting the mind off its troubles.
One final volleyball award has been announced by the Georgia Independent Schools Association. Augusta Prep volleyball coach Rich Bland has been named the 2007 GISA Class AAA Volleyball Coach of the Year.
Prep sports matchups in the week ahead.
Hoops season ready to start
Columbia County is one day away from basketball season. The annual Columbia County Tip-Off Tournament will take place at Greenbrier High School this year. The two-day tournament begins Monday with the Evans boys taking on Harlem in first-round action.
Greenbrier girls expected to lead the way -- again
Girls basketball season will begin Monday as it has for the past several years -- with the Greenbrier girls as heavy favorites to lead the county.
Evans product has good showing on Citadel court
Evans High School product Matt Clark has been very impressive early in his college career. The 6-8, 205-pound freshman forward who signed with The Citadel after his prep career could play a larger role this season for the Bulldogs than anyone expected.
It's time to pick up, move on to basketball
I suppose this is one way to get people talking about Columbia County football. Unfortunately, this isn't exactly the best way to do it.
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