'Hugging, grinning and waving' John Edwards is 'a study in insincerity'
Just when it seemed the Democrats' nomination fight couldn't have become any more repulsive: it did. The former senator from North Carolina, John Edwards, ran onto the stage, hugging, grinning and waving, totally eclipsing the man he was supposedly there to support.
Papers have joined 'almost perennial vendetta' against Harbin
Now that The Chronicle has decided to join the publisher of The Columbia County News-Times in his almost perennial vendetta against state Rep. Ben Harbin for utilizing his legal rights in delaying his court date, why don't you read a Rants and Raves insert in the Sunday, May 11 Chronicle.
Columbia County Humane Society won't 'be welcomed by neighbors'
I have read with interest the letters by Barbara Gleitsman and Loretta Emmons (May 4, "Heartsong and Happy Tails are 'far out in front' in animal rescues"), and the follow-up by The News-Times May 11 concerning the animal welfare organizations in Columbia County.
Officials reaffirm communities' commitment to Fort Gordon
Community leaders reaffirmed their support of Fort Gordon's troops by signing the Army Community Covenant on May 7.
Civic orchestra will feature strings
The Columbia County Civic Orchestra soon will debut the sounds of its string players. The civic orchestra started meeting in February with 12 players. Three months later, the group has expanded to 18 string players.
Chamber breakfast features lawmakers
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the keynote speaker Thursday during the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce's Post-Legislative Breakfast.
Law enforcement Explorers excel in Scout Blast
Members of Explorer Post 63 saw their skills and training put to the test during April. The program, headed by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, is designed to prepare students ages 14 to 20 with hands-on learning of law enforcement.
Free seeds available for Watson watermelons
For those who have been thinking about entering Thomson's annual Tom Watson Watermelon Festival watermelon-growing contest, time is running out to plant seeds for melons to mature.
Huddle House on Park West Drive closes doors
In the final week of April, Becky Rogers-Peck, owner of a Grovetown Huddle House restaurant, informed her customers via a letter posted on the doors of her business, that her restaurant was about to shut its doors for the final time.
Watch trees to catch diseases early
Mark your calendar that this time next year the calls about tree problems will start coming in. They have for many years, and the calls will continue in the future because there are some problems that show up this time every year.
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.
Fort Gordon is growing with the Army
Fort Gordon is creating new barracks and upgrading old ones.
Evans student to take trip up Amazon
James Cook will carry with him an urge to serve others as he goes on his third overseas mission trip next month.
Army National Guard Pvt. Clinton D. Cash has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, in Columbia. He is the son of Jo Cash of Grovetown, and a 2007 graduate of Greenbrier High School.
GOAL winner advances to Atlanta
An Evans resident has been named Augusta Technical College's 2008 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership winner. The recipient, Charlene Hardy, is an occupational therapy assistant student.
Volunteers make Operation Augusta Cares successful
Erica Miller didn't know what to expect when she brought her three children to Operation Augusta Cares at the Wilson Family Y on Wheeler Road on Saturday. "I just heard about it yesterday," she said. "It's really nice."
New Greenbrier Elementary principal named
Greenbrier Elementary School will have a new principal next year. Columbia County school system officials named Judy Holton as the school's new principal Tuesday at the school board meeting.
Columbia County library seeks entries
The Columbia County Library is inviting teens to showcase their creativity through a photography contest.
The Harlem High School class of 1979 is seeking classmates for a 30-year reunion to be held in the summer of 2009. Provide contact information to Dorothy Shanks at (706) 541-9293.
Bruiser is one of three boxer mix pups rescued when their mother was hit and killed by a car. Bruiser is about 10 weeks old and ready for adoption.
Cortnie Burkhardt and her aunt Karenann Amster visited the office of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, of Georgia's 10th District, in Washington, D.C., on April 10.
School Council Meetings
The Grovetown Middle School council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Shannon A. Waldon and Raymond M. Waldon, May 5, 2008.
Jeff and Beth Freehoff, owners of the Garlic Clove and Cutie Pies Deli and Pot Pies, cut ribbons with the Columbia County Chamber and county officials to celebrate the anniversaries of their two restaurants.
Sharon Baptist Church, 6262 Cobbham Road, Winfield, will hold its spring revival 7 p.m. today-Wednesday with the Rev. Phil Bray, pastor of Fort Creek Baptist Church in Dearing, and music leader Hal Perdue. A nursery will be provided.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, May 18, 2008.
Hungry? Trade gas for wheat
If it's not gloom, it's a steady diet of doom we're hearing regarding the economy. Gas is too expensive, cost of food is rising, people in some nondescript foreign country are probably going to cook Sally Struthers to survive. Or just because she's so whiny.
What have we done to make Sonny mad?
Does Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue have something against our community? With friends like him, we don't need enemies.
Greenbrier batters stay hot
Greenbrier quickly ended any speculation Wednesday about how it would deal with second-round opponent Jones County.
Todd Greene camps reflect former player's dedication to baseball
Now that his professional playing days are done, former Evans star Todd Greene is working as a professional scout with the San Diego Padres. His new job gives him much more free time, and Greene is using some of that time to work with young baseball prospects.
Football teams springing to life
Greenbrier has a new head football coach, a new region and new faces.
Life jackets save lives and are required for boating
There is just one purpose for life jackets: to keep you from drowning.
Baseball's home-school team heads to Florida
The CSRA Crusaders have come a long way to drop the stereotype that some associate with home-school sports. They're about to go another 470 miles.
Troup takes Harlem out
If given the choice next year, Harlem might offer to play Troup on the road. Or Harlem may rather avoid the matchup altogether.
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