Picking candidates is like pizza choices: Some OK, some make you sick
While I am not inclined to trivialize the upcoming presidential election, perhaps a lighthearted analogy might be just the ticket for those who are discouraged by the options they have to choose from in November.
Dancers get class with edge
Chris Uchida gave the dancers a series of simple steps to follow.
World War II vet shares stories at troop banquet
A World War II veteran shared his military experiences with area Boy Scouts during Thursday's Kiokee District Banquet.
County's STAR finalists recognized
The students with the top SAT scores from Columbia County's four public high schools and three private schools will be recognized at the Harlem Woman's Club Thursday.
Student's art to be showcased
Rebecca Beaird displays many talents for a girl who has not yet turned 15 years old.
Production brings tale to life
Two arts groups are collaborating to bring a children's tale to life this weekend.
Group offers singing valentines
The Singing Valentines of Augusta's Garden City Chorus have been serenading sweethearts on Valentine's Day for 16 years, and will continue the tradition Thursday.
Gold Cross/Air Med seek landing site in county
Gold Cross/AirMed officials are hoping to expand their helicopter rescue operation to Columbia County.
Free screenings will be given at health fair
In honor of American Heart Health Month, University Health Care System is offering residents a chance to check the health of their heart.
Rezoning won't close campus
A plan by Augusta Christian Schools to expand its Baston Road facility to Phillips Drive won't immediately change its Furys Ferry Road campus.
Restaurants offer Valentine's dinners
Many couples scramble in search of the perfect present to symbolize their love for Valentine's Day. Those in the restaurant business, however, know just how hectic Valentine's Day can be.
Grovetown Elementary School Honor Roll
Second nine weeks honor roll for Grovetown Elementary School.
A group from West Acres Baptist Church visited Israel Nov. 30-Dec. 10 with friends.
Authorities are seeking a motorist who might have been involved in a Sunday wreck that killed two Lakeside High School graduates and critically injured a third woman.
- The Evans High School class of 1998 is seeking classmates for a 10-year reunion. Send contact information to Ashley Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (706) 877-8077.
Lunch menus for students attending Columbia County schools.
Columbia County's Sounds of Jazz concert series concludes at 7 p.m. Saturday with a performance by Preston and Weston at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center.
This 2- to 3-year-old female lab mix 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.
The Evans High School softball team recently held its banquet and presented Chelsea Glass (from left) the Coach's Award and named Jenny Shepherd the Offensive MVP and Laura Brown the Defensive MVP.
Bully Kingdon Barebecue Bash
Jessia Hutto of Barnwell, S.C., hugs her 8-month-old pit bull, Copone. The two attended the Bully Kingdom Barebecue Bash held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The event was designed to highlight the great temperament and showmanship of pit bulls.
As reported 30 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, February 15, 1978.
School Council Meetings
The Lewiston Elementary School council will meet at 7:15 a.m. Feb. 27 and May 7 in the media center.
Eat your heart out, Martha Whitehead
Let us make Valentine's Day a day on which we can finally let those we care about realize our feelings for them. No man is an island; we all must depend on others in our lives to make it through the grudge and harrow of daily living.
Democrats get Obama boost?
We know who won and who lost in last week's presidential primary vote in Columbia County. But there was one other interesting tidbit in those results - and it could affect elections later this year.
Loss of young lives is hard to bear
Within the past week, three college girls from Columbia County have died in violent car wrecks that injured six other people.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, February 13, 2008.
Bulldogs will rely on hitting, defense
The Columbia County News-Times is previewing the upcoming baseball season for each of the county's teams.
The Julie's House second annual golf tournament will be held March 12 at Bartram Trail Golf Club to provide shelter, goods and services to homeless women and their children. Cost is $75 per person, or $200 per team, including greens fee, cart and lunch.
Lakeside High swimmers compete
Lakeside High School boys and girls swim teams finished in the top 10 Saturday at the state swimming and diving finals at The Westminster Schools of Atlanta.
Augusta Christian competes
Augusta Christian's Tyler Bourdo goes for the layup against Cardinal Newman's Michael Littlejohn at Augusta Christian. The Lions' 66-60 loss Friday was their second of the week. The team travels to Ben Lippen on Saturday for its region tournament.
Maxwell accepts scholarship
Greenbrier's Chelsea Maxwell signed a cross country scholarship with the University of West Georgia as her parents, Ronnie and Conny Maxwell (seated), and Jordan Maxwell (standing, from left), coach Kati Smallwood and Keith Maxwell look on.
Lakeside boys lose playoff berth on coin toss
Region 3-AAAA secretary Wayne Baker flipped a coin to determine whether Lakeside or Greenbrier would earn the No. 4 and final seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament. Panthers coach Ryan Morningstar called tails. The coin rebelled.
Athlete Spotlight: Mary Kate Lollar and Johnny Paleta
Two Greenbrier High School soccer players caught the attention of the same college coach, and the friends will now play for the same school.
Lakeside JV girls take county title from Greenbrier
Donnie Burch now knows what the atmosphere in both locker rooms is like after a championship basketball game.
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