Fears about Harlem schools' inferiority baseless; parents are the key
I was one of the many in attendance at Tuesday's Columbia County Board of Education meeting. I attended the meeting to show my support for the naming of our newest high school Grovetown High.
Very moist soil is habitat for flies
If you see tiny flies flitting about your houseplants, don't be alarmed. Be armed.
Group wants high-tech cities
The Grovetown Merchants Association is holding an information meeting in an attempt to bring modern technology to Grovetown and Harlem.
Anderson seeks House seat
Columbia County Commissioner Lee Anderson announced Wednesday that he will seek the state House District 117 seat.
South African author will speak after book-signing
South African writer Mark Mathabane, the author of the best-selling autobiography Kaffir Boy , will speak at Augusta Preparatory Day School's Hull Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. Monday.
Growing city adds assistant chief role
The Harlem Department of Public Safety's newly hired Assistant Chief Chuck Meadows began patrolling the city streets Tuesday.
Man will be remembered for optimism, mom says
Mildred Pollard Blanchard said her son, Preston K. Blanchard, was the kind of person everyone liked -- kind, friendly, sincere and always positive.
Before fertilizing lawn, take sample of soil to determine what kind to use
The other day, I was in one a local store that has a garden center and walked through to see what products it had. That way, I know which products are available for homeowners to use in gardens, lawns, shrubs and in their homes.
Balloting beats crowds at polls
Early voting for the presidential preference primary begins Monday.
Chamber to honor business
Festivities for the third annual Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Celebration Dinner and Awards Night Program will be Monday.
Air Force Academy hopeful awaits word on appointment
Justin Boquist is so determined to go to the United States Air Force Academy that he has petitioned two state senators and even more representatives to help him get in.
Women knit love into gifts for newborns, soldiers
A group of women at the Washington Commons Retirement Community meet for an hour each Friday to stitch their way into the hearts of many.
Board approves Grovetown High's name, rezoning plan
Before tackling the naming of a new high school and the rezoning of all the county's middle schools, the Columbia County Board of Education on Tuesday recognized the Academic Bowl teams from Riverside, Harlem, Grovetown and Columbia middle schools.
Christina Diane Horne and Jessie Kenster Smith, Jan. 14, 2008.
Rotary elects 2008-09 officers
Columbia County West Rotary Club has elected new officers for 2008-09. Shown are Richard Swann (from left), past president; John Neal, treasurer; David Titus, secretary; and Lynn Michael, president. Not shown is Thomas Smith, who was elected president-elect.
Charity ride for food bank
The Ruff Ryders Motorcycle Club of Augusta and Hooters of Augusta held a charity ride for Golden Harvest Food Bank on Dec. 1 to collect food and cash donations.
Mark Gay and Max Field of Evans, shown here at the Grand Canyon, recently completed an 18-day cross-country motorcycle trip.
Get Up and Go
Reviews of possible rezoning of two properties, 371 W. Milledgeville Road, and 525 N. Louisville St., will be on the agenda of the Harlem Planning and Zoning Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harlem City Hall.
Columbia County school lunch menus
Old St. Teresa of Avila building sold
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Grovetown is celebrating the recent sale of its former church in Augusta.
Cedar Ridge Elementary Honor Roll
A and A/B honor roll at Cedar Ridge Elementary School
Tucker is a good-natured boxer mix with a short coat and a great disposition.
Columbia County's Sounds of Jazz concert series will continue at 7 p.m. Saturday with a performance by Kari Gaffney at Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center. Tickets at the door cost $10 each or $30 for the four-part series.
As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, January 29, 1959:
Air Force Airman First Class Charles L. Barden has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Jenny Barden of Evans, and a 2002 graduate of Lakeside High School.
An Evans man told police Tuesday that two of his business partners had opened several credit card accounts, naming him on the applications.
R.L. Hayes Construction Inc. to Tabetha M. Hammond, 915 Bryan Circle, $139,900.
Trail preserves history, attracts tourism
Columbia County school officials received a standing ovation Tuesday night when they reached back into the early 20th century to name the new Grovetown High School.
When you're heckled, you've arrived
Neil was a 71-year-old curmudgeon convinced he's taking the carpool lane to hell; no exit ramps. Len was a 50-ish agnostic-sliding-toward-atheist bent on saving Neil's soul, or at least convincing Neil it's all in his head.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, January 27.
Congressional numbers fight
So, which is more valuable: Money or time?
Hayden's Level 3 girls sweep tourneys
The Level 3 girls from Hayden's Gymnastics participated in the Ultimate Classic in Atlanta, Patriots Invitational in Martinez, and Turkey Tumble and Retro Metro in Woodstock, Ga.
Lakeside, Evans split on basketball court
Evans' Jaleel Roberts defends against Lakeside's Cason Gordy in Evans' 62-48 victory Tuesday. The Knights' Jonathan Nicely finished with 20 points to lead all scorers. C.J. Marshall led the Panthers with 14 points.
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. It costs $75 per person, or $200 per team, and includes greens fee, cart and lunch.
Patriots go west
Local soccer players recently jetted to Southern California for a high-profile tournament and returned to the East Coast as winners.
Evans wrestlers top ARC as Lakeside no-shows
The stage was set for Evans High School wrestlers as they celebrated the first Senior Night for the program in recent memory.
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