Monday, March 10, 2008

Art sale to help Humane Society
Columbia County Humane Society is calling all Parrotheads and animal lovers for an evening of music and art.

STAR student was inspired to become a math teacher
Helen Cave has a full ride to college, and, as one of seven children, she's grateful for the honor.

Augusta Red Cross to offer free CPR classes
In honor of Red Cross month in March, the Augusta Red Cross is hoping to teach others how to save lives through Free CPR Saturday.

Egypt's Day has events for whole family
The Gallahue family uncovered many facts about Egypt on March 1 during Egypt's Day, but they couldn't seem to agree which fact was the most compelling.

Tourney to assist charity
Golf enthusiasts can hit the links while helping the homeless during a charity golf tournament Wednesday.

Mentors sought for pupils
Greenbrier Middle School graduation coach Dolly Morris has work to do and needs help from the community.

Former fire station land rezoned for guest home
The Columbia County Commission on Tuesday approved the rezoning of land once used to house an Appling fire station.

Get ready to spot-treat weeds
If you didn't apply a pre-emergent weed killer on your lawn during the fall or February, then it's likely you'll begin seeing some weeds poke up through your plush green grass in the coming weeks. When they do, be armed to kill them on the spot.

Greenbrier brings 'Millie' to stage
The Greenbrier High School Pack Players will present six performances of Thoroughly Modern Millie beginning Thursday.

Take steps for last cold snap of season
The weather this past week was beautiful with temperatures in the 70s, and the rain has been an added blessing as well. With this warm weather, the flowers are blooming, the trees are budding and plants are starting to put on new growth. I even saw some tomato plants for sale at one store.

Civic orchestra needs strings
Musicians in Columbia County interested in joining an orchestra need to look no further than the Columbia County Civic Orchestra.

Groups push for historical trail
The latest effort to create a Colonial-era historical "trail" to attract tourists to the eastern edge of Georgia brought history buffs and tourism officials to Screven County.

Harlem artists show off work
Columbia County Community Connections hopes to provide exposure for many of Harlem's artists and engage art enthusiasts with its inaugural Harlem Arts Festival.

Divorces
Peter Whitley and Donna M. Whitley, Feb. 21, 2008.

School lunches
Columba County school lunch menus

Class reunions
- The Evans High School class of 1998 is seeking classmates for a 10-year reunion. Send contact information to Ashley Storey at abodnar12@comcast.net, or call (706) 877-8077.

School breakfast week
Stevens Creek Elementary School third-grader Kennedy Smith got her breakfast card punched during School Breakfast Week on Monday.

First Citizen Bank cuts ribbon
Holding the ribbon for the Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at First Citizen Bank on Columbia Road in Evans are:

Current events
March 31 is the deadline for entries in the Eighth Annual Poetry Month Tribute, open to middle- and high-school students and adults. The reading and awards ceremony will be held 5-8 p.m. April 26 at the Center for Primary Care medical building at The Village at Crossroads, on Dyess Parkway near Wrightsboro Road. For information, go to www.prapublishing.com.

Get up and go
The Children's Musical Theater Teen Ensemble will present Way Out West in a Dress at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for students, children under 4 admitted free. Call (706) 869-0089.

Adoption showcase
These pets are available for adoption from CSRA Happy Tails Rescue, Inc., a nonprofit licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the CSRA. For more information, call Barb Gleitsmann at (706) 836-2708.

DUIs
Miguel Duran DeJesus, 38, of the 300 block of Applecross Drive in Martinez, was charged with driving under the influence on Dec. 25, 2007, and was fined $810.

Things to do
The Columbia County Republican Party convention will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Board of Education office on Hereford Farm Road. For information, call (706) 267-3499, or go to www.columbiacountyrepublicanparty.org.

Police blotter
A 27-year-old Evans man was killed Friday morning when he was ejected from his sport utility vehicle on Interstate 20 and struck by two cars.

Greenbrier Middle FBLA goes to state
Greenbrier Middle School FBLA Region winners are heading to state competition.

Military newsmakers
Marine Lance Cpl. Adam Oliveri, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Oliveri of Grovetown, was recently promoted to his present rank.

School councils
- The Lakeside High School council will meet in the school conference room at 6 p.m. March 18.

School bus hit by truck
A small pickup crossed the center line on Wrightsboro Road east of Grovetown and collided with a school bus Wednesday.

Greenbrier high honor roll
A and A/B honor roll at Greenbrier High School

Miss Lakeside High named
Bianca Sterling (from left), Miss Congeniality; Jessica Hobbs, first runner-up; Raven Jackson, Miss Lakeside; Laura Kight, second runner-up; and Kerri Phillips, Miss Altruistic.

Property transfers
Lisl K. Wilson to Barbara Ann Taylor, 1164 Lone Oak Road, $93,000.

DUIs
Miguel Duran DeJesus, 38, of the 300 block of Applecross Drive in Martinez, was charged with driving under the influence on Dec. 25, 2007, and was fined $810.

Johns established education legacy
The older one gets, the more the mind has a tendency to pause and reflect on the innocence of childhood school days. These days of long ago are cherished around Grovetown and other parts of Columbia County.

Predictions are on target
Daylight Savings Time began last night (or this morning, depending on your point of view). Which is good, because lately I've gotten ahead of myself.

Alcohol: A tale of two cities
Two and a half years ago, when Grovetown decided to allow the sale of alcohol in restaurants on Sundays, hopes for new development ran high.

Harlem coach is still optimistic
Mike Leverett slapped a fastball up the middle for a base hit and trotted to first.

Greenbrier faces some challenges in schedule
No one can accuse Greenbrier High School head baseball coach Rodney Holder of being afraid to play the best.

ASU puts it in park
Augusta State University's cross-country program is moving to Columbia County.

Panthers use win to improve
The Lakeside High School girls soccer team wrapped up the first half of region play Friday at Statesboro.

Prep calendar
Lakeside at Burke County, 5 p.m.

Sports calendar
The Augusta Power travelling AAU and exposure basketball program is looking for players for its boys teams and 15-U girls team. For information, call Greg Williams at (706) 863-8712 or Dameon Key at (706) 855-7530, or go to www.augustapower.org/basketballacademy.apsx.

Classes on rec etiquette might soon be required
Yes, a proposal at a recent Columbia County Community and Emergency Services meeting would require parents, coaches and players in the county's recreation department to take part in a three-hour sportsmanship orientation.

Cedar Ridge stackers go to WSSA state tourney
On Feb. 9, 33 students from Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Grovetown competed in the first annual World Sport Stacking Association Georgia State Championship.

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