Name of county's new high school brings pride to growing Grovetown
I am writing to tell you and your readers how proud I am of the city of Grovetown and the vision that the city's leaders have demonstrated over the past 20 years or so.
Library displays many 'Crazy Quilts'
There aren't many places you can find an assortment of materials sewn together to create art. During January, the Columbia County Library is one of those places.
Parking is big issue at proposed park
Street parking versus a parking lot was a focal point of debate during a public hearing Monday for the unveiling of a proposed master plan for an Evans park.
Trees ready for use as artificial reefs
Ken Boyd, the reservoir's conservation biologist, said more than 2,500 trees were collected at the Riverside site during a tree drive and will be distributed at ramps, where anglers can pick them up and place them in desired locations.
Humidity needed for African violets
Gardeners either have a green thumb or they don't. Even for those with the greenest of thumbs, it can be difficult to grow flowering African violets.
Chorale to perform at Carnegie
The young vocalists of Augusta Children's Chorale will perform soon in perhaps America's most venerated venue -- Carnegie Hall.
Grovetown honored with items from trip
The Grovetown Department of Public Safety now has an honor no other in the area does: a department patch that has orbited Earth.
Proper maintenance now will help ensure good growing season for fruit
Sometime this spring, I will start getting calls about apple, pear, peach and plum trees that are not growing and producing fruit as they should.
Children's quilt illustrates dreams for the future
Daring to dream was part of the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and a class project for some Harlem school children last week allowed them to illustrate their vision for the future.
Evans senior is on a mission for soldiers
Prisila Roberts has made it her goal to help wounded soldiers. A senior at Evans High School, Prisila, 18, became involved with Hearts for Heroes and the Fisher House Foundation after learning about the programs through a friend at church.
Sushi, Korean dining are focus of new restaurants
For diners who prefer to stray from the traditional Southern menu, Columbia County has two new ethnic-dining choices.
School board has rezoning to consider
The Columbia County school board will have a full agenda Tuesday.
McGuire will run for House
Retired Appling businessman Brett McGuire announced his candidacy Thursday for Georgia's State House District 117 seat.
Commission denies apartment rezoning
Despite warnings that something much worse might be built on adjacent land, the Columbia County Commission denied a rezoning request Tuesday that would have allowed the construction of a luxury apartment complex in Evans.
Southern Lighting Gallery wins award
Southern Lighting Gallery was awarded Keep Columbia County Beautiful's fourth quarter Point of Pride award for their landscaping.
Augusta Christian students recognized
Augusta Christian School's seventh-graders qualified to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) by virtue of performance on sixth-grade Stanford Achievement Test scores.
Today is the deadline for entries in the 2008 Miss City of Harlem scholarship pageant, to be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Harlem High School. For information and applications, call (706) 556-0043 or go to www.harlemga.org.
Grovetown Middle School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Grovetown Middle School.
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization in Martinez that relies on donations to continue the rescue effort. It rescues from 10 counties. All animals are current on their age-appropriate vaccinations.
Evans High receives certification
Evans High School recently received industry certification for the Health Care Science Program. Evans joins Lakeside and Greenbrier high schools in the honor. Pictured are Beth Stewart, a teacher at Evans; Chris Segraves, an assistant principal, and Vickie Gibbs, a teacher.
R.T. Bailey Construction Co. to Cory Blake Thompson and Janell F. Thompson, 4116 Chastain Drive, $202,600.
North Columbia Elementary School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for North Columbia Elementary School.
School Council Meetings
The Blue Ridge Elementary School Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the media center conference room on Tuesday and May 6.
Tina Green and Randy Green Sr., Dec. 31, 2007.
The last of three men has been arrested in connection with the New Year's Eve robbery of a Martinez hotel.
North Harlem Elementary School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for North Harlem Elementary.
Virginia Willis and Betty Fleming, of Evans, recently vacationed in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Harlem Middle School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Harlem Middle School.
The Evans High School classes of 1982, 1983 and 1984 will hold a joint reunion June 21. Go to www.ehs828384reunion.com.
Lunch menus for students attending schools in Columbia County.
Security Federal Bank ribbon cutting
Cutting the ribbon to Security Federal Bank on Evans Town Center Boulevard on Wednesday were Stan Price (from left), bank senior vice president; Josh Booth, branch manager; Chris Verenes, president; Dr. Robert Alexander, a board member; Karen Chrjapin and Ron Cross.
Pre-K between cradle and grave
If John Edwards' presidential campaign promises haven't already given you an overdose of socialist nonsense, you'll gag on a proposal from three Georgia lawmakers.
A time to look both forward, back
Allegedly, looking both ways is exactly what the two-faced Greek god, Janus, was able to do, and why this "god of gates and doors" - which also swing both ways - is the reason we call the first month of the year "January."
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, January 20.
Few things tougher than school rezoning
Each presidential candidate seeking votes in the South Carolina primary Saturday claimed to have solutions to every problem. Hah. Let them visit Columbia County, then, and figure out the rezoning for the new middle school. Then we'll be impressed.
Swimmer strokes way to college
Swimming is not only a pastime for Matt Russell -- it is an integral part of his future.
The Julie's House second annual golf tournament will be held March 12 at Bartram Trail Golf Club to raise money to provide shelter, goods and services to homeless women and their children.
Here are the results of the wrestling tri-meet involving Evans, Greenbrier and Lakeside high schools Tuesday at Greenbrier: Greenbrier defeated Lakeside, 44-28; Greenbrier defeated Evans, 66-16; and Lakeside defeated Evans, 46-30.
Softball player signs with Middle Georgia
A sense of fearlessness recently earned Greenbrier High School senior Kassie Bailey a softball scholarship to Middle Georgia College.
As senior, Wandless set to offer stellar year
Former Greenbrier High School star Scott Wandless is preparing for his senior season for the University of South Carolina Aiken baseball team.
Little League Astros win championship
The Martinez-Evans Little League Astros won the Minors/Majors championship game on Nov 9.
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